Celebrate Africa!

Celebrate Africa Festival Rewind - A Kwanzaa Commemoration

Travel to Africa from the comfort of your couch and learn about Kwanzaa! The Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County invites you its virtual encore presentation of the third annual Celebrate Africa Festival. Held in September, the festival featured performances by top African musical artists in the DMV. This encore presentation highlights vibrant cultures, music and storytelling while encouraging reflection on the principles of Kwanzaa. Kuna Karamu (let’s party)!

The schedule below will be shared each day of Kwanzaa on the Arts PG Parks Facebook Page. Or, you can navigate the 2020 virtual program farther down the page to watch the videos any time you like.

Celebrate Africa Rewind Schedule: 

  • December 26 - Umoja (Unity), Featured Artist: Janeliasoul
  • December 27 - Kujichagulia (Self-Determination), Featured Artist: Amadou Kouyate
  • December 28 - Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility), Featured Artist: DC Highlife Stars 
  • December 29 - Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics), Featured Artist: Cheick Hamala Diabate 
  • December 30 - Nia (Purpose), Featured Artist: Urban Foli 
  • December 31 - Kuumba (Creativity), Featured Artist: Anansegro of Ghana 
  • January 1 - Imani (Faith; Confidence), Featured Artists: Melaku Belay and Fendika

Celebrate Africa 2020 Virtual Festival

Asante (Thank you!) to everyone who helped make the third annual Celebrate Africa Festival and the Celebrate Africa Festival Rewind so successful! This year’s virtual edition allowed people from all over the world to experience this wonderful celebration of African cultures. z

Please use the 2020 festival schedule below to watch the performances and presentations on demand. Check back in early 2021 for updates on the next Celebrate Africa Festival.

Kuwa Vizuri (Be Well)!

  1. Friday, September 25
  2. Saturday, September 26
  3. Sunday, September 27

Schedule of Events for Day 1

Time Event Activity Description
6 pm African Dance Demo Dance Cultural dance exercise
6:30 pm Jollof, Etc. Food Obi Onuoha, owner of Jollof, Etcetera, a restaurant that
specializes in healthy Nigerian cuisine
7 pm Cheick Hamala Diabate Music Musician from Mali, West Africa, nominated for a Grammy
award for Best Traditional World Music Album