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Cary’s Kwanzaa Features Traditional African Dance, Music

Post Date:12/19/2016 1:05 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                
December 19, 2016 

CARY, NC – The Town of Cary welcomes the Elegba Folklore Society and Kuumba West African Dance Company for its annual Kwanzaa celebration, a free event organized in partnership with the Ujima Group, on December 29 at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Avenue.

The children’s village and vendor market are open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. At 1 p.m.,the Kuumba West African Dance Company youth will perform traditional African dances; through its performances, the Company offers the opportunity to learn, explore and celebrate the dance and culture of the African continent. The Elegba Folklore Society will entertain at 3 p.m.; the group, dedicated to promoting and celebrating African and African American culture, features dancers, musicians, storytellers and masquerades.

“Cary’s Kwanzaa is one event in a series highlighting African-American cultural traditions and history. Each January the Town celebrates the life of MLK, Jr. with its Dreamfest, and this spring we will present our 21st annual African American Celebration,” says Robbie Stone, Cary Arts Center Supervisor.  Other Town of Cary cultural festivals include Eid, Diwali, Arbolito de la Esperanza (Tree of Hope) and the Jewish Cultural Festival.

For more, search “Kwanzaa” at www.townofcary.org or call (919) 469-4069. And for more fun in Cary, follow the Town on Twitter @TOC_Fun and check out our Meetings and Events Calendar.

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PRIMARY CONTACTS:   
Robbie Stone, Cary Arts Center Supervisor, (919) 460-4969
Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 462-3908
Susan Moran, Public Information Director, (919) 380-4240

 

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