Event highlighted by performances of song, dance, spoken word and a marketplace
WHAT Kwanzaa Spirits 2009!
A vibrant cultural festival of African and African-American music, dance and crafts that commemorates the seven principles of Kwanzaa at the American Museum of Natural History. Kwanzaa Spirits 2009! is a feast for the soul and senses.Celebration highlights include performances by:
· International Steel Drum Orchestra (ADLIB), showcasing a variety of styles including calypso, sosa, and jazz
· Restoration Dance Theatre Company under the artistic direction of Karen Thornton-Daniels
· Award-winning Vy Higginsen’s Gospel for Teens Choir
· The electrifying Balance Dance Theatre under the artistic direction ofObediah Wright
The bustling Kwanzaa Marketplace, located in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, will feature vendors, visual artists, and craftspeople as well as representatives from major cultural institutions. In addition, special Kwanzaa foods will be available in the
WHEN Sunday, December 27, 12 pm – 5 pm
WHERE Milstein Hall of Ocean Life,
ADMISSION All performances and activities are free with Museum admission. Suggested admission to the Museum is $15 for adults, $11 for students and seniors, and $8.50 for children. Reservations are not required for the Kwanzaa celebration.
CONTACT For more information, the public should call 212-769-5315.
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