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Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation Kwanzaa Celebration

Dec 26 Through Dec 30 | Sun |
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The Brooklyn-based Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation announces Kwanzaa celebrations and djembe drum classes for the third consecutive year at the Brooklyn Children's Museum, December 26-30, 2021. Join Asase Yaa at the Museum's 14th annual Kwanzaa celebration—the largest family event in the city—and explore Kwanzaa's seven principles with vibrant performances, workshops, art projects, and celebratory cuisine throughout the week. For tickets and more information, visit brooklynkids.org/kwanzaa/.

Umoja - Sounds and Movements of Africa Sunday, December 26, 2021 AM Session: 10am – 1pm 10:20am – 11:00am: Asase Yaa presents The Story of Kwanzaa and African dance workshop 11:00am – 11:30am: Djembe drum and rhythm class 11:40am – 12:20pm: Asase Yaa presents The Story of Kwanzaa and African dance workshop 12:30pm – 1:00pm: Djembe drum and rhythm class 10:30am – 12:45pm: ColorLab art workshop – Unity Cups and community mural (drop-in program)

PM Session: 2pm – 5pm 2:20pm – 3:00pm: Asase Yaa presents The Story of Kwanzaa and African dance workshop 3:00pm – 3:30pm: Djembe drum and rhythm class 3:40pm – 4:20pm: Asase Yaa presents The Story of Kwanzaa and African dance workshop 4:30pm – 5:00pm: Djembe drum and rhythm class 2:30pm – 4:45pm: ColorLab art workshop – Unity Cups and community mural (drop-in program)

Kujichagulia - The Beat of Kwanzaa Monday, December 27, 2021 AM Session: 10am – 1pm 10:30am – 11:00am: Djembe drum and rhythm class 11:00am – 11:30am: Djembe drum and rhythm class 12:00pm – 12:25pm: Kwanzaa performance featuring the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music 10:30am – 12:45pm: ColorLab art workshop – Unity Cups and community mural (drop-in program)

PM Session: 2pm – 5pm 2:30pm – 2:55pm: Kwanzaa performance featuring the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music 3:00pm – 3:30pm: Djembe drum and rhythm class 4:00pm – 4:30pm: Djembe drum and rhythm class 2:30pm – 4:45pm: ColorLab art workshop – Unity Cups and community mural (drop-in program)   Ujima - Redefining Drums of Passion Tuesday, December 28, 2021 from 10am-5pm AM Session: 10am – 1pm 11:00am – 11:30am: Djembe drum and rhythm class 12:00pm – 12:30pm: African dance workshop 10:30am – 12:45pm: ColorLab art workshop – Unity Cups and community mural (drop-in program)

PM Session: 2pm – 5pm 3:00pm – 3:30pm: Djembe drum and rhythm class 4:00pm – 4:30pm: African dance workshop 2:30pm – 4:45pm: ColorLab art workshop – Unity Cups and community mural (drop-in program)

Ujamaa - Voices of Our Youth Wednesday, December 29, 2021 from 10am-5pm AM Session: 10am – 1pm 10:30am – 10:55am: Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation featuring Sharon Gordon with Jamaican Folktales 11:00am – 11:15am: African dance class lead by Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation 12:00pm – 12:25pm: Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation featuring Sharon Gordon with Jamaican Folktales 12:30pm – 12:45pm: African dance class lead by Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation 10:30am – 12:45pm: ColorLab art workshop – Unity Cups and community mural (drop-in program)

PM Session: 2pm – 5pm 2:30pm – 2:55pm: Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation featuring Sharon Gordon with Jamaican Folktales 3:00pm – 3:15pm: African dance class lead by Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation 4:00pm – 4:25pm: Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation featuring Sharon Gordon with Jamaican Folktales 4:30pm – 4:45pm: African dance class lead by Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation 2:30pm – 4:45pm: ColorLab art workshop – Unity Cups and community mural (drop-in program)

Nia - Traditions of Carnival  Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 10am-5pm  AM Session: 10am – 1pm 10:30am – 10:55am: JouvayFest Hearts of Steel rhythm section procession 11:00am – 11:30am: Djembe drum and rhythm class 11:40am – 12:05pm: JouvayFest Hearts of Steel Rhythm Section Procession 12:30m – 1:00pm: Djembe drum and rhythm class 10:30am – 12:45pm: ColorLab art workshop – Carnival accessories (drop-in program)

PM Session: 2pm – 5pm 2:30pm – 2:55pm: JouvayFest Hearts of Steel rhythm section procession 3:00pm – 3:30pm: Djembe drum and rhythm class 3:40pm – 4:05pm: JouvayFest Hearts of Steel rhythm section procession 4:30pm – 5:00pm: Djembe drum and rhythm class 2:30pm – 4:45pm: ColorLab art workshop – Carnival accessories (drop-in program)

About The Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation  Asase Yaa ("Mother Earth") began life as the vision of brothers Kofi Osei Williams and Yao Ababio. They pooled their from-childhood experiences, knowledge, community conscience and performance skills to start African dance and drumming workshops in the '90s that grew into thriving summer camps, art schools and spectacular concert performances with outreach to other like-minded dance companies. As the concept expanded, Kofi's future wife Rubie, first joined their dance troupe as a dancer, and later took on a series of administrative positions. They pulled in professionals from all over Africa and the Caribbean to Broadway to participate as educators and consultants to create an affordable program for children, adults, seniors and entire families to partake. For more information, visit: https://www.asaseyaaent.org/

Venue: Brooklyn Children's Museum

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