Annual International African Arts Festival thrills Brooklyn again (39221)

The International African Arts Festival and the National Association of Kawaida Organization will be hosting their 55th anniversary celebration of Kwanzaa live on December 31st starting at 8:30 p.m. ET. The founder of the national holiday, Dr. Maulana Karenga, will be speaking at the celebration. Along with being the creator of Kwanzaa, Dr. Karenga holds many titles and is well-respected in the pan-Africanist community. Kwanzaa was founded in 1966 in efforts to fight towards equality during the Civil Rights Movement. Kwanzaa is celebrated between December 26th and January 1st. Each day represents one of the seven principles that is prominent in the African American community. Tickets are being sold for $15 on their website. Check out for more information.

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