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Kwanzaa, 2017: Uniting to Heal our Family, Community & Nation

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December 26, 2017 to January 1, 2018 at various times and venues

The Village Project will presents the 12th annual Kwanzaa celebrations throughout San Francisco, starting on Dec. 26th through January 1st. We will celebrate each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa (the Nguzo Saba). There will be 16 free events in 8 different neighborhoods. Each hosting organization will present exciting and enriching cultural programs, intended to both entertain and engage the entire family. A spiritual ceremony - pouring of libations and honoring of ancestors- will start each program and will be followed by a feast, live entertainment and the lighting of one of the seven candles of the Kinara. This year's celebration will start at City Hall on Dec. 26th at 12 Noon, with Umoja (Unity) and end at St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church on Jan. 1st at 6 pm with the lighting of the final candle, Imani (faith). Tia Carroll and Band will performed following the ceremony.

This year's entertainment line-up begins with the St. Gabriel's Brass Band, at the Museum of the African Diaspora on the 26th at 2 pm. They will complement MOAD's current exhibits, "En Mas': Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean" and "Otra Mas', a photography exhibition honoring the long legacy of Carnaval San Francisco and its 40th Anniversary". The other headliners are a myriad of rhythm & blues bands such as Fillmore Slim, Final Touch Band, The Silver Fox, Funk Star and Tia Carroll; dancer artists-including The Village Dancers and the Talent All Stars/NDSD; spoken word artists; drumming, featuring Bitezo and Bantus Sissa Kongo; all followed by a feast of savory delights. Bernard Anderson and his blues band will round out our first day of Kwanzaa, performing at the African American Arts and Culture complex at 7 pm, where the first candle of the Kinara will be lit for Umoja (unity).

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE & OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY
December 26, 2017 to January 1, 2018 at various times and venues The Village Project will presents the 12th annual Kwanzaa celebrations throughout San Francisco, starting on Dec. 26th through January 1st. We will celebrate each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa (the Nguzo Saba...
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