Kwanzaa hosted by T.A.P. Project and Carmoor Road.
Kwanzaa is an annual celebration to welcome the Harvest period. It is observed globally by people of African descent, particularly those who identify as Diasporic Africans. Kwanzaa is observed over 7 days and each day is marked by a principle. The 7 principles of Kwanzaa are as follows;
- Umoja (Unity) To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race
- Kujichagulia (Self-Determination)
- Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility)
- Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)Nia (Purpose)Kuumba (Creativity)
- Imani (Faith)
To celebrate Kwanzaa, T.A.P. Project has had the honour of hosting the community alongside the organisers at Carmoor Road, West Indian Centre in Longsight since 2019. Observing the principal of Imani (faith) T.A.P. Project hosted Kwanzaa on the 1st of January 2019 and ‘20.
The events included a combination of African Markets, Food, Cultural performances and Presentations. Each event was well received and attendees left inspired to observe the principles throughout the new year.
To observe Kwanzaa 2021 our Education Director Meatta Kromah created 7 videos sharing ideas on how to practically include the principles of Kwanzaa at home during the global Covid Pandemic. Meatta was able to relate the principles to the current societal pressures our community were feeling. The videos were posted on the T.A.P. Project Facebook and Baobab pages respectfully.
Please check our Social Media platforms for information about our upcoming plans for Kwanzaa.