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San Francisco Kwanzaa Celebration

Day 6 of Kwanzaa: Live Jazz & Blues | SFThe Village Project and the Bayview Y present San Francisco’s Annual Kwanzaa Celebration Uniting to Strengthen Our Families and Communities.

The celebration honors the seven principles of Kwanzaa with free events, each including a free family dinner taking place over seven days throughout San Francisco.

2014 San Francisco Kwanzaa Celebration

Friday, Dec. 26th: Umoja (unity): To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race

  • 12 Noon – City Hall Rotunda, 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Way – celebrating the reopening of the Museum of the African Diaspora
  • 2 pm – The Museum of the African Diaspora, 665 Mission Street at 3rd, featuring street art and African drumming
  • 6:30 pm – IT Bookman Community Center, 446 Randolph at Arch, screening the movie “The Black Candle”
  • 7 pm – Westbay Conference Center, 1290 Fillmore at Eddy, performance by Fillmore Slim & Band

Saturday, Dec. 27th: Kujichagulia: (self-determination): To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves

  • 1 pm – Bayview Y, 1601 Lane at Revere
  • 5 pm – BCA/Rafiki Wellness, 601 Cesar Chavez at3rd St (near Pier 80), performance by the Davis Center Senior Choir

Sunday, Dec. 28th: Ujima (collective work and responsibility): To build and maintain our community together and make our brother’s and sister’s problems our problems and solve them together

  • 1 pm – San Francisco Public Library, Koret Theater, 100 Larkin Street, with Jess Sahbi, presenting a musical fusion of traditional African song and modern music
  • 4 pm – Third Baptist Church, 1399 McAllister at Pierce, featuring Marilyn Reynolds, gospel vocalist

Monday Dec 29th: Ujamaa (cooperative economics): To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together

  • 1 pm – Potrero Hill Family Resource Center, Jackson Park, Arkansas & Mariposa
  • 6 pm – Minnie & Lovie Rec Center/OMI Family Resource Center, 650 Capitol Ave at Montana, performance by Soul Mechanix Rhythm & Blues Band

Tuesday, Dec. 30th: Nia (purpose): “To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.”

  • 1 pm – Celebration of Dance with the Village Dancer of Crossroads and Les Bantu Sissa Congo Dancers – Hamilton Rec Center, 1900 Geary St
  • 6 pm – Ziek and The Soul Train Revue – AAACC, 762 Fulton St, SF

Wednesday, Dec. 31: Kuumba (creativity): “to do as much as we can to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.”

  • 1 pm – Performance by the Blues Riders, Western Addition Family Resource Center, 1390 Turk, SF
  • 5 pm – Performance by Dee Spencer and The Know Jazz Band, Marcus Books, 1330 Eddy St, SF

Thursday, Jan. 1: Imani (faith): “to believe with our hearts in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.”

  • 6 pm – Performance by blues and gospel vocalist, Emma Jean Forster – St. Cyprian’s, 2097 Turk, SF

Day 6 of Kwanzaa: Live Jazz & Blues | SF

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Day 6 | San Francisco Kwanzaa Celebration

Links: Event details

Cost: FREE


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