Last updated on 27 December, 2019

Habari gani?!

Kwanzaa - Kujichagulia

Kwanzaa (First Fruits) is essentially a harvest celebration. Like any harvest festival, Kwanzaa is a recognition and appreciation the results (harvest) from the previous season of planning, planting, nurturing, and work. While Kwanzaa is celebrated for seven days (Dec. 26 - Jan. 1), it is the practice (planning, planting, nurturing, and work) of the Nguzo Saba during the remaining 358 days that produce the harvest.

Kujichagulia Kujichagulia
ujima Ujima
Ujamaa Ujamaa
Nia Nia
Kuumba Kuumba
Imani Imani

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A Season's Griot ...

A Season's Griot is public radio's only nationally syndicated Kwanzaa program. Hosted for the last 23 years by acclaimed storyteller Madafo Lloyd Wilson, this annual one-hour special captures tales and traditions of African-American and African peoples.

The 2018 A Season's Griot program originally aired Wednesday, December 26th. The 2018 program featured storytellers, Brother Blue, Linda Goss, Mitch Capel and Madafo, as well as the show’s poet laureate, Beverly Burnette.




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Nuggets of Wisdom at Saint Rest Publications