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39th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration Featuring 'The Kola Nutcracker'


  • WHEN Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
  • WHERE WorldBeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Blvd., San Diego
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Not available

WorldBeat Cultural Center Presents

39th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration
Healing Our Community and Preparing for A New Era

Date: Daily from Wednesday, December 26 to Thursday, December 30 2019
Time: Doors open at 6 p.m., program starts at 6:30 p.m. | Cost: Free
Venue: WorldBeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Blvd. San Diego 92101                
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Featuring "The Kola Nutcracker" is a delightful twist on the classic Nutcracker holiday story, wrapped in a Daishiki and transported to Africa. Sugar Plum Fairy, The Nutcracker Prince and all our favorite characters will take Clara on an Ancestral journey to find Sankofa. Don't miss this ballet, modern, tap, hip hop, and African dance spectacular!

In addition each day will feature Ceremonial candle lighting and libation with live Drumming Kwanzaa, Poetry reading by Johnnierenee Nia Nelson, Karamu - the traditional feast (Free vegetarian African American soul food), “Kwanzaa Celebration Exhibition” will remain open for tours.

WorldBeat Cultural Center will be celebrating its 39th Annual Celebration with 5 of the 7 days of Kwanzaa.  Kwanzaa is an African American Holiday celebrated from the 26th of December to the 1st of January. This year, December 26, marks the 51st anniversary of the Kwanzaa holiday (1966-2016) created by Dr. Maulana Karenga to celebrate and reaffirm family, community, and culture.

Day 1 -  Thursday, December 26 Umoja - Unity

Day 2 - Friday, December 27 Kujichagulia - Self-Determination

Day 3 - Saturday, December 28 Ujima - Collective Work & Responsibility

Day 4 - Sunday, December 29 Ujamaa - Cooperative Economics

Day 5 - Monday, December 30 Nia - Purpose

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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