Delou Africa, Inc. and Community Builders HDC present 1st annual community Kwanzaa program and concert, 12/29/2013
Miami, FL__ Delou Africa Inc. is continuing to build on its mission of “Bridging Cultural Gaps” by expanding their annual community Kwanzaa program by partnering with a number of local organizations. The 2013 program will include a traditional ceremony centered on the seven principles of Kwanzaa, followed by a variety of youth and adult performances, a keynote address, a community cultural reception (including light music, food and a Kwanzaa book giveaway) and a food drive (which will run for the entire month of December). Establishing community partnerships is key to expanding the cultural arts community in Little Haiti and beyond.
One such community partner is High Chief Styles director of the Osundara Yoruba Dance Theater and co-founder of Community Builders Holistic Development Corporation who will co-lead the Kwanzaa ceremony and states, “Our Culture is Our Business! Celebrations such as this provide a unique opportunity to educate the broader audience on the importance of preserving the cultural activities of our forefathers, and the impact these ancient cross-cultural traditions have on modern day religion, arts and culture. I am extremely humbled to be part of such a powerful platform, as we continue our efforts to unite the Diaspora and introduce future generations to their African roots.”
Donations for the Kwanzaa community food drive can be left at the Little Haiti Cultural center during the month of December. All food donations will be distributed on January 1st at the Little Haiti Cultural Center.
An inspirational message on Ujamaa – Cooperative Economics will be given by Keynote Speaker Florida State Senator Dwight Bullard-39th District. "I'm thrilled to take part in this year's Kwanzaa event," Senator Bullard stated. He goes on to say, "This is an excellent time for our community to come together and celebrate in a festival that truly embraces the best of our culture and heritage."
The Kwanzaa concert will include: Urgent Inc’s Youth Production Group; Delou’s Youth Program; Chief Styles and the Orsundara Yoruba Dance Theater; Delou Africa Dance Ensemble; Prince Emmanuel Abiodun Aderele; Ibrahima Dioubate; Nantambu Abdul-Ahota; Shandella Johnson; The Power of Color; Shamele Jenkins; and special invited guest artists.
The Kwanzaa artistic designs of Ms. C. Moore's 2nd Grade Class at Broadmoor Elementary School will also be on display during the program.