Fort Bend County Libraries presents The Story of Kwanzaa
Fort Bend County Libraries will host an online dance-theater production of The Story of Kwanzaa, featuring talented performers from Dance Afrikana. Led by an African griot (storyteller), this performance will explore the African American and Pan-African holiday of Kwanzaa. Through dance, the performers will portray the story of traditional first-fruits celebrations in Africa.
They will also theatrically show the Nguzo Saba, the seven principles of Kwanzaa, which are values of African culture that contribute to building and reinforcing community among African-Americans.
Led by artistic director Lindsay Gary, Dance Afrikana is a professional dance company that exists to celebrate Africa and the African Diaspora by connecting the worlds of traditional and contemporary African and Diaspora dance. Founded in 2016, the group has performed dances of the Diaspora throughout the cities of Houston, New York City, New Orleans, and Dallas.
A link to the video performance will be posted on FBCL’s online calendar of virtual programs so that families can enjoy the event from the comfort and safety of home.