Weekend Events: Celebrate Kwanzaa and Enjoy Holiday Programs at American Indian!

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Saturday, December 26: Kwanzaa Workshop Series: Umoja (Unity)

Today starts the first day of Kwanzaa—a six-day celebration that honors African heritage and culture—and you can observe the holiday at the Anacostia Museum. Come enjoy a hands-on musical workshop led by world renowned  music historian Brother Ah who will explore the principle of unity through musical instruments. Free, but space is limited. To make a reservation, call 202-633-4844. Anacostia Museum, 10:30 AM.

Sunday, December 27: American Indian Museum Holiday Programs

Enjoy a family friendly day rife with American Indian artistry with this program of short films and musical entertainment. All events are free and take place at the American Indian Museum. Times are provided below:

11:30 AM: Film: Wapos Bay: The Hunt

In this episode of the award-winning Canadian animated television series that takes a look at modern aboriginal life in Saskatchewan, Grandfather leads a search for a wounded moose and her calf.

12:30 PM: Performance

Composer and flutist Ron Warren, vocalist Janice Torres and guitarist Lenny Stevens perform a striking mix of traditional and contemporary music.

2:30 PM: Film: Wapos Bay: All’s Fair

In this episode, T-Bear meets a new rival at school and suddenly has to compete for his spot as top athlete (Rasmuson Theater).

3:30 PM: Performance: Composer and flutist Ron Warren, vocalist Janice Torres and guitarist Lenny Stevens perform a striking mix of traditional and contemporary music.

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Jesse Rhodes is an editorial assistant for Smithsonian magazine. Before he became an editorial assistant, Jesse worked at the Library of Congress Publishing Office, where he was a contributor to the Library of Congress World War II Companion.

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