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Kwanzaa for Young People (And Everyone Else)
     

Kwanzaa for Young People (And Everyone Else)

 
Throughout Kwanzaa, the weeklong African-cultural holiday created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga (who is professor and chair of the Department of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach), a candle is lit each day. Each of the tapers represents one of Kwanzaa's seven principles, drawn from traditional African wisdom. These principles serve to

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Throughout Kwanzaa, the weeklong African-cultural holiday created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga (who is professor and chair of the Department of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach), a candle is lit each day. Each of the tapers represents one of Kwanzaa's seven principles, drawn from traditional African wisdom. These principles serve to illuminate and enrich the lives of everyone -- regardless of race or faith -- and this generous, all-inclusive guiding spirit sparks this uplifting new album, most of whose individual tracks are designed around a distinct Kwanzaa principle. Kwanzaa for Young People was composed and produced by Charles Mims and Patty Moore, who have enlisted a dynamic complement of kid and grown-up singers and musicians to deliver their exuberantly upbeat, African-accented songs. They include "Umoja" (unity), "Kujichagulia" (self-determination), "Ujima" (collective work and responsibility), "Ujamaa" (cooperative economics), "Nia" (purpose), "Kuumba" (creativity), and "Imani" (faith); a grand finale, "Kwanzaa Dance," brings together all seven. The lyrics are direct enough for young kids to follow, and the music exciting enough to engage older ones. Toss this one in the CD player, get yourself some candles, and prepare to rejoice.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/07/1999
Label:
CHARPHELIA RECORDS
UPC:
0675887000124
catalogNumber:
70001

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