The Celebration And Meaning Of Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa in HarlemKwanzaa is a week-long celebration held in the United States and also celebrated in the Western African Diaspora in other nations of the Americas. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: The Apollo Presents Kwanzaa Celebration– Regeneration Night

By Walter Rutledge

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The Apollo presents Kwanzaa Celebration – Regeneration Night on December 27 at 7:30pm. This is the 7th year the Apollo has presented the theatrical extravaganza, which has become a highly anticipated annual holiday event. The evening will feature Harlem’s premiere dance company Abdel Salaam’s Forces Of Nature Dance Theater, with special guests, Abiodun and Babatunde of The Last Poets, Michael Wimberly, Yacouba Sissoko and F the Elemental. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Kwanzaa Celebration- Regeneration Night at the Apollo

By Walter Rutledge

Kwanzaa has become a nationally recognized celebration since it’s in inception in 1966. The concepts embodied in the seven principles known as the Nguzo Saba are universal in today’s society, but were extremely relevant to the civil rights era Americans of African decent; who were rekindling the concepts of self-determination, economic empowerment and social equality as their inalienable American birthrights. It is only befitting that village of Harem (the birthplace of the first cultural renaissance) and the Apollo Theater (one the original beacons of Black entertainment) would present Kwanzaa Celebration- Regeneration Night on Friday December 30, 2011. Continue Reading →