Umoja is the first principle of Kwanzaa and means unity in Swahili, the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute notes in announcing their virtual “Umoja: A Year-End Celebration Of Our People’s Unity.”
“Unity is at the core of who we are as a community and reminds us of the importance of togetherness in our families, neighborhoods, nation, and the Diaspora, even if togetherness means gathering in the digital space as it has for us throughout much of this year,” CCCADI notes in their statement about the event.
“Before we welcome in 2022, let’s come together virtually once again and enjoy highlights from some of our 2021 musical presentations! Our program will feature performances from Rue Brown, Soul Science Lab, Cvgebird, Banda DNA Urbano and from the talented musicians showcased in our Sacred Traditions: El Nuevo Oro program.”
This celebration will also feature a Kwanzaa table-setting demonstration and introduction to the seven principles led by CCCADI Alumna Fatima Logan Alston.
You can view their Umoja celebration on their website on Dec. 26, 2021 at 7 p.m. (EST). The program will also be available on CCCADI’s Facebook and YouTube channels.