Keepers of the Culture - Kwanzaa 2005
Keepers of the Culture - Kwanzaa D.C., The Beginnings
Ayo Handy-Kendi, founder/director of the African-American Holiday Association (AAHA), produced this documentary in 2005 to discuss the evolution of Kwanzaa in Washington, D.C., it’s historical cultural beginnings and how it spread with the help of some pioneers:
Baba Ngoma, the Master Drummer, shares, drums and sings along with Brother Darul;
Mama Nia Kuumba shares what it was like at the very first Kwanzaa gathering held in her home;
Mama Ama Asante describes the 14th Street Concerned Citizens of Cardoza, and the New School of Thought;
Baba Lumumba, chair of the United Black Community (UBC) speaks on Rev. Ashaka Musa Barashango, Temple of the Black Messiah.
Photography by John Davies3 Ayo Handy-Kendi, Producer Copyright, John Davies & Ayo Handy-Kendi, 2005 copyright 202-667-2577 www.PositivEnergyWorks.com