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Sun, Dec 27


41st. KWANZAA Music & Dance Festival

A Virtual Cultural Music & Arts Festival Recorded Live From Jamaica Performing Arts Center, To Your Home, For The Entire Family To Enjoy!!

41st. KWANZAA Music & Dance Festival
41st. KWANZAA Music & Dance Festival

Time & Location

Dec 27, 2020, 4:20 PM – 7:20 PM EST

About the Event

Habarigani (Greetings) From the 2020 Kwanzaa Committee & Board of Directors of The Afrikan Poetry Theatre. We hope that all are well in these trying times. The Holiday season has arrived, and A.P.T. is gearing up for KWANZAA 2020 Music & Dance Festival. Celebrating “Kujichagulia” (Self Determination). If you are a new member to our Kwanzaa family, we welcome you. This is our 41st Kwanzaa Festival.In the past 40 years we’ve presented the community with 8 hour long, live events that attracted an audience of thousands, and included an array of craft vendors, entertainment, education, and cuisine from the African diaspora. Unfortunately, do to social distancing we are limited in our capacity, and will not be having a live event this year. 

However, in its place we are producing a televised Kwanzaa Festival, recorded live from JPAC (Jamaica Performing Arts Center). Our 2020 Kwanzaa Festival will consist of a 3 hour professionally produced television program, where we will  celebrate culture of the African diaspora, through dance, music, and education. In the spirit of charity, this program will be free to the public for viewing. 

The virtual online nature of this year’s festival will allow for us to expand into an international market. Along with the amazing local artist from NYC that have continuously showed support. We will have performers from Malawi, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Uganda, and Tanzania.

Airing on our new You Tube channel 

APTtv- Afrikan Poetry Theatre Vision

on Dec. 27th

Don't Miss The

Candle Lighting Ceremony

Lifetime Achievement Award to Ralph McDaniels

Tribute To The Unsung: Larry Smith

With Special  Performances From:

  • Ugadan Entertainer Michael Ross 
  • United African Dance Troupe
  • The Eddie Bellas Band
  • Messiah Ramkissoon
  • Singer Imani Gooden 
  • Dream Team Leaders
  • Mo Ho Dance
  • The Golden Dancerettes
  • The Lounge Presents:
  • ZU: Singer/Poet from Tanzanis
  • Gerald Synik:  Poet from Zimbabwe
  • Q Malewezi : Poet from Malawi
  • Martial Arts Demonstration by: Sifu Khaldun / Hei-Ti's South Shaolin Clan & Fitness

& an Amazing Cultural Fashion Show

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