LOS ANGELES, CA-The Kwanzaa Heritage Foundation will be hosting their 12th annual block party, Kwanzaa Heritage Festival and candle lighting ceremony from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 28 at Leimert Park Village-Vision Lot, 4300 Deghan Boulevard in Los Angeles. This a free event for the whole family which will feature live music, traditional dancing, a drum circle, an international food court, the Kwanzaa Heritage Marketplace, a health pavilion and a children's village that includes face painting. This is an event that you don't want to miss out on, so come down and get educated and have fun while learning about the history of Kwanzaa. For more information, please call 323-789-0580, email Kwanzala7@yahoo.com or visit www.KwanzaaHeritage.org.
About the Kwanzaa Heritage Foundation
The purpose of the Kwanzaa Heritage Foundation is to develop and maintain activities in the cultural epicenter and birthplace of Kwanzaa-Los Angeles. The foundation was created in 2002 from the result of an outcry from the community for a dignified festival and parade to honor our ancestors, family and community at large.
The overall goal of the foundation is to advance the image and understanding of Kwanzaa through educational functions, parades and festivals that will move community talents through the visual and performing arts. The founder of Kwanzaa Heritage Foundation is Ngoma Ali and co-founder is Karimu Ali. The Kwanzaa Heritage Foundation consists of community leaders, find and performing artists, community business owners, festival promoters and original celebrants of Kwanzaa.
History of Kwanzaa
Kwanzaa is a unique African-American cultural celebrations that is now celebrated by millions around the world and was created in Los Angeles in 1966 by Dr.Karenga and the U.S. organization. Los Angeles is promoted as the premiere place to come and celebrate Kwanzaa.