Kwanzaa banner at WorldBeat Center, by Camille Appling
This Kwanzaa season was uplifted at the world-renowned WorldBeat Center located on Park Boulevard. It was hosted by Queen Mother Makeda Dread with the support of Queen Mother Starla Lewis and Queen Poet Laureate Jonnie Rene.
The evening was filled with artwork, vendors and African-inspired clothing and hair. A family of Capoeira artists from Brazil showcased their talent while Welslee and Khadijah brought tears to our eyes as they sang “Life Every Voice and Sing,” also known as the Black National Anthem.
The evening also honored the late and greatly missed Dr. Runoko Rashidi for his service in the African American and international communities. The World Beat Center has always showcased the best in their Kwanzaa series. Check out Worldbeat Center’s Kwanzaa event next year.