Kwanzaa – Operation Unite NY
Saturday, Dec. 16 at 5pm
FREE; Open to All
Umoja Community Celebration
Presented in partnership with Operation Unite NY, come celebrate African-American culture and unity with friends and family. Join us for an afternoon of arts and crafts for children, dancing, drumming, a candle-lighting ceremony, and the sharing of Nguzo Saba; the seven principles of Kwanzaa.
This year’s Kwanzaa Umoja celebration will feature Ghanaian and jazz percussionists Zorkie Nelson of Ghana and community dancers, in collaboration with Elena Mosley.
Zorkie Nelson is a master percussionist from Ga tribal people of Accra in Ghana, West. Nelson is a founding member of the Pan African Orchestra which toured the United States, Canada, France, and the United Kingdom for ten years. Zorkie is the artistic director of West African Drummers and Dancers. He is a member of Yacup Addy’s “Oddada!” and has toured with Wynton Marselis performing “Congo Square” which drew historical connections between African traditions and modern-day jazz/soul music.
Gballoi Members: Zorkie Nelson, Artistic Director, Felix Nelson, David Nunoo, Robert Nunoo, FoFo Neequaye
Workshop dancers: Sydney Allen, Marte Carey, Addison Geer, Elena Mosley, Donnay Edmund, Debbie Waithe, Donna Barrett
327 Warren St
Hudson, NY 12534