(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.
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
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).