KWANZA FESTIVAL

NJPAC’s Kwanzaa Children’s Festival

Presented in association with the North Jersey Alumnae Chapter of Delta
Sigma Theta Sorority and the Montclair Chapter as well as the Alpha Kappa
Alpha Sorority, Beta Alpha Omega Chapter

December 20, 2008

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FREE EVENTS

Activities in Lucent Technologies Center for Arts Education
Arts and Crafts Village • 12:00–5:00pm
“Hands on” activities that manifest the principals of Kwanzaa.
Join us for a special demonstration of glass art by Glassroots

Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies • 12:00–5:00pm
Programs for Parents • 12:00–5:00pm
Services to help parents, family child care providers, and child care centers
balance the complex needs of today’s families and children.

Mali Room • 12:00–5:00pm
Learn about Mali’s rich culture, from music to visual arts.
Children’s Book Fair with JUST US BOOKS

Family Workshop with C. Katunge Mimy • 12:30–1:30pm
Learn about the Nguzo Saba and the meaning of Kwanzaa.

Children’s Storyrooms • 1:00–1:50pm & 2:00–2:50pm
Arthur T. Wilson, writer and presenter of KWANZAA THROWDOWN,
presents an opportunity to act out his story about an evicted jazz musician
who is rescued by a community that comes together around the seven
principals of Kwanzaa. The story is designed with humor, hope, cultural
pride, and even a little surprise!

Newark Stories • 3:00–5:00pm
WISOMMM and the Council of Elders lead a discussion on the Newark
educational system and how it has changed throughout the years.

Drumming with Sashamani Francois • 2:00–4:00pm
An upbeat music workshop with percussive instruments; learn about the
history of the drum and get a chance to play!

Capoeira Workshop • 3:30–5:00pm
Children of all ages will learn Afro-Brazilian history, listen to the music and
experience the beautiful artistry of Capoeira with instructor Macaco.

Activities in the Main NJPAC Facility
African Dance Classes • 12:30–2:00pm
Learn African rhythms with Karen Love, Artistic Director of
Umoja Dance Company.

Master Class with Baba Chuck Davis • 4:00–5:30pm
The Founder and Artistic Director of Dance Africa and the internationally acclaimed
Cultural Arts Safari, leads a master class in African Dance.

Da Empire • 3:15–3:45pm
Experience the HIPHOPPOPCLUBROCK&B dance team from East Orange,
NJ. Performers range from age 11-20 and have taken the dance world by storm!

Heritage O.P. • 2:00-3:00pm & 4:00–5:00pm
The infectious rhythms, songs and dance of African, African American,
Caribbean and Native American traditions, performed with hand
crafted instruments.

NJPAC is located at One Center Street, Newark, NJ
NJPAC’s Lucent Center is located at 24 Rector Street, Newark, NJ

Sanaz Hojreh l Assistant Vice President for Arts Education l New Jersey Performing Arts Center l One Center Street l Newark, NJ 07102
www.njpac.org l shojreh@njpac.org l (973)353-8032 office l (973) 642-7372 fax

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