Updated: Dec 11, 2020
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Kwanzaa is an African-American cultural celebration observed from December 26 to January 1. The Apollo Theater is hosting its annual Kwanzaa Celebration: Regeneration Night on Sunday, December 27 at 7:00 p.m. ET. It has presented this annual event to celebrate this holiday tradition during Kwanzaa with families and communities from across New York’s five boroughs since 2006. To continue the tradition while theaters across the world remain closed, the Apollo will launch the event virtually, connecting African American communities across the country during an unprecedented and challenging year.
Kwanzaa Celebration: Regeneration Night will bring together dance, music, and poetry to honor the seven core principles of Kwanzaa including family, community, and culture. Highlights include special performances by Abdel R. Salaam’s Forces of Nature Dance Theatre with special guests spoken word artist Mumu Fresh, poet Marc Bamuthi Joseph, and members of the Forces of Nature Dance Theatre and Harlem Children’s Zone Youth Academy of Dance and Wellness, hosted by award-winning radio host and Apollo Kwanzaa mainstay Imhotep Gary Byrd.
Best of all you can enjoy this event for free from the comfort of your home on the Apollo Digital Stage.
The Apollo plays a vital role in cultivating emerging artists and launching legends. Since its founding, the organization has served as a center of innovation and a creative catalyst for Harlem, the city of New York, and the world. As a non-profit organization, it depends on the generous funding from donors, foundations, and the community at-large. Please help the Apollo Theater to keep such free virtual programs going by donating here - https://www.apollotheater.org/donate.