Celebrate Kwanzaa Dec. 8 at Old Brick

The campus community is invited to an early Kwanzaa holiday celebration at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Old Brick, 326 Market Street in Iowa City.

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The night will feature music, dancing, storytelling, and food. Dancers can move to the rhythm of conga, djembe, dunun, and kutiro music—all traditional African and Afro-Caribbean beats. The celebration also includes storytelling time with reading, acting, and character expression. Additionally, a Karamu feast of traditional soul food will be available.

Performing during the festivities are Kunama Mtendaji and the Afi Ama Music and Dance Ensemble. Mtendaji is an African American folk artist specializing in storytelling, music, and dance.

Attendees are asked to RSVP to osl@uiowa.edu by Monday, Dec. 6.