Friday, December 26, 2008
Cultural Arts Center celebrates Kwanzaa
The Village Cultural Arts Center will sponsor its Kwanzaa celebration on Sunday, Dec. 28, at the Nashville School of the Arts, 1250 Foster Ave. The annual event, in its 14th year, is considered one of the largest in Nashville. The celebration will include live entertainment by the Village Drum and Dance Ensemble, Found Movement Dance Company and other guests. Vendors will sell an array of multicultural items. Kwanzaa is an African-American and pan-African holiday that celebrates family, community and culture. It is celebrated Dec. 26-Jan. 1. The name is derived from the phrase "matunda ya kwanza," which means "first fruits" in Swahili, a pan-African language that is the most widely spoken African language. GETTING THERE The Village Cultural Arts Center’s Kwanzaa celebration will be at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, at the Nashville School of the Arts, 1250 Foster Ave. Doors open one hour before show. Cost is $12 for adults and $7 for youth 5-18 and those 60 and older. Call 228-9553.
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