(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) – The Village Project presents San Francisco’s 14th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration, with seven days of community events striving to unite and strengthen the family, community, and nation, by highlighting each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa (the Nguzo Saba). From December 26, 2019 through January 1, 2020 there will be 17 free events in 9 different neighborhoods, with exciting and enriching cultural programs, intended to both entertain and engage the entire family.
This year’s entertainment line-up includes: Briana J’s Dance Troupe and The Village Project Kids performing at City Hall, with Dr. Dorothy Tsuruta as keynote speaker. The other headliners are a myriad of rhythm & blues and jazz performers, featuring Tia Carroll, Lady Bianca, David Hardiman & Band, Funkstar and African Guitarist Jessie Sahbi, just to name a few.
There will also be spoken word artists and drumming, all followed by a feast of savory delights. Vendors, along with art, drumming and dance workshops will be available for both adults and children.
A spiritual ceremony – pouring of libations and honoring of ancestors– will start each application 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 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).