Lecture: Umoja (Unity): Sustaining African Cultural Arts

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Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
All Ages

Explore the depth and significance of African culture, from its communal philosophies to its lively song and dance. In this interactive talk—part presentation and part performance—artist Afua Kouyaté (she/her) shares pieces of African culture and folkloric traditions like the Nguzo Saba, or “seven principles,” of Kwanzaa, which include values like umoja (unity), ujima (collective responsibility), and nia (purpose).

Using the seven principles as a framework, Kouyaté tells the story of her life and of Africa’s rich culture to inspire you to root deeper through your own culture. In this talk, infused with cultural artifacts, music, and dance, Kouyaté brings people together through the sharing and celebration of cultural arts and traditions.

This lecture is presented on Zoom. Click here to register.