Written by PA Intern Rebecca Cai. 

It is that time of year – Holiday Festivals are in full swing! Be sure to check out the Cary Kwanzaa Celebration, a cultural celebration that honors African-American people and their heritage. The event is sponsored by the Town of Cary and the Ujima Group, inc, a nonprofit organization focused on promoting cultural-diversity.

On Thursday, December 30, 2021 The United Strings of Color Quartet (consisting of members Tayla Murphy, CT Thomas, Sterling Elliott, and Tristen Johnson) will perform at the Cary Arts Center’s 27th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration at 2:30pm. The quartet will perform Ijapa and Mr. Igbin, a moving Yoruba tale with original music by Elmer Gibson. Realize the truth to the African Proverb: “If you are filled with pride, you will have no room for wisdom.”

The performance will feature narration by Henry Lovett and artwork by Poe Elementary School students.

The Kwanzaa celebration will feature several performances throughout the day starting from 12pm. More details about the event can be found at https://www.townofcary.org/recreation-enjoyment/events/holiday-events/kwanzaa.