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2021 Our Equatorial Sub Saharan Youngsters Demonstrated Their Music and Dance Talents..
IN 2021 DR. VIE SCH PARTNERED WITH USA DIW TEAM TO INSPIRE DR. VIE'S SUB SAHARAN LEARNERS
ABOUT FABIAN BARNES FOUNDER OF DIW, USA
Dance Institute of Washington (DIW) Founder Fabian Barnes (far left) is the leading, longstanding minority-led dance equity organization in the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) Metropolitan Area. In 2013, DIW’s Positive Directions Through Dance Program was awarded the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from President Barack Obama’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, the highest honor of its kind in the United States. The Former First Lady, Michelle Obama on the far right.
Taking you though the Fabian Barnes Method of Contemporary Dance
Dr. VIE SCH DIW DANCE TEAM AND DIRECTORS
GETTING READY FOR KWANZAA 17-19 December 2021, Washington DC, USA
From Youtube: Kwanzaa is a Winter Holiday celebration that draws on the agricultural ceremonies of Africa. Being that we are in America, and not Africa, The Dance Institute of Washington has adapted to those principles which honor our ancestors to our struggles and our creativity. "The Spirit of Kwanzaa" has been known to celebrate the holiday's principles with dance, music, and spoken word performances.
In 2021 the Spirit of Kwanzaa will feature Dr. Vie Super Conscious Humanity dancers in Sub Saharan Africa Uganda on the equator and in deaf learners from South Africa.
DR. VIE SCH THEME SONG SUNG BY UGANDA SINGER SHILOH : BLESS AFRIKA
Spirit of Kwanzaa 2021 will feature Dr. Vie's 8 year old Shiloh and her song Bless Afrika and learners from Dr. Vie's Sub Saharan SCH programs in Uganda and South Africa who have been training with Ashante Green seen below.
7 PRINCIPLES OF KWANZAA
1. Umoja (Unity) To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.
2. Kujichagulia (Self-Determination)
3. Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility)
4. Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)
5. Nia (Purpose)
6. Kuumba (Creativity)
7. Imani (Faith)
Kwanzaa is from the Swahili phrase “matunda ya kwanza” or the celebration of the first harvests in Afrika. Kwanzaa takes place over seven-days to celebrate African roots and heritage and is celebrated by people of all faiths from December 26 through January 1.
"The seven principles called Nguzo Saba motivate Blacks to be united, self-determined, accountable for their communities, financially invested in Black-owned businesses, purposeful with their lives, creative and full of faith." https://www.amplifyafrica.org/post/behind-the-seven-principles-of-kwanzaa
"The main symbols of Kwanzaa are the seven candles, (Mishumaa Sabaa), which represent the seven principles, the candle holder (Kinara), unity cup (Kikombe cha Umoja), placemat (Mkeka), crops (Mazao), corn (Muhindi), and gifts (Zawadi). All items are displayed on the Mkeka and serve as a reminder of how African heritage is built upon tradition.
One of the key customs during the holiday is the daily lighting of the Kinara.
The candle colors are black, red, and green, and on day one the black candle, also known as the unity candle, is lit.
On the second day, the red candle to the immediate right of the unity candle is burned.
On day three, the green candle to the immediate left of the unity candle is lit, and so it continues in alteration until day seven is reached.
In the USA the colors black, red, and green are the colors of African Americans, originally given by civil rights activist and leader of the Pan-Africanist movement Marcus Garvey, which aimed to unite people of African descent globally.
In observing Kwanzaa, the black candle symbolizes the people themselves, the three red candles are for the struggle or blood shed in the past, and the three green candles represent the Earth or the abundance of possibilities the future holds.