Kwanzaa transforms Boys & Girls High School

Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn was transformed into an African marketplace as students and families celebrated Kwanzaa.

The event was staged by the National Association of Kawaida Organization (Nako – NY), and featured performances from the Quest Youth Organizations, Q City Sounds, Charisa Dowe-Rouse the “violin diva,” Zahmu, a vocalist and composer, and the universal African dance and drum ensemble. Our Time Press reports:

Also on hand was Dr. Maulana Karenga, the creator of Kwanzaa who addressed the theme of sharing and sustaining the world during the celebration. He urged residents to keep to the Kwanzaa values as a way to orient, guide and do justice and walk in the way of right by teaching the children how to walk as Africans in the world. According to Dr. Karenga, sharing is a fundamental principle that first came about with creating, cultivating and gathering and sharing of foods.

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