Kwanzaa Song: Enjoy this uplifting music video starring the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Youth Choir.
Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration. The celebration honors the African heritage in African-American culture, and is observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving.
Kwanzaa is a celebration that honors the values of ancient African cultures. Click here for a wonderful article that shares the history, celebration and seven principals of Kwanzaa.
Kwanzaa – From the CD, “Seasonal Songs in Motion”
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“To celebrate Kwanzaa, we are going to learn together some words in Swahili and we’re going to teach you the movements that go along with them, so follow the beat, clap along and follow our directions.”
Everybody say, Kwanzaa, Umoja, Nee-a, Emonee. Say, Kwanzaa, Umoja, Nee-a, Emonee.
“Alright, now clap along. We’re going to tell you a little bit about Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa is celebrated from December 26th through January 1st and it celebrates the end of a harvest season and the beginning of a brand new planting season.
Here we go. ”Everybody say, Kwanzaa, Umoja, Nee-a, Emonee. Say, Kwanzaa, Umoja, Nee-a, Emonee. (Repeat.)
“Alright, now we’re going to tell you what those words mean in Swahili. Kwanzaa means first, that’s why we’re holding up one finger on each hand when we do the movement. Umoja means unity, all of us being here together, sharing and caring for the holidays. Nee-a means purpose and Emonee means faith that we’ll have another wonderful harvest and planting season.
Here we go.” Everybody say, Kwanzaa, Umoja, Nee-a, Emonee. Say, Kwanzaa, Umoja, Nee-a, Emonee. (Repeat)
Everybody say, Kwanzaa!
“Seasonal Songs in Motion” is available in CD and Full CD Download. Full CD Downloads arrive in a zip file with all of the songs and a PDF with the entire CD booklet with lyrics and actions.
All four seasons come alive with this collection of 15 original and classic songs and activities. Row, Row Your Boat to a fun adventure, rock around the Mulberry Bush and bounce to a new London Bridges beat. Join us for this musical celebration of the seasons that will have you movin’, singing and dancing. Also, includes songs for Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukah. Lyrics and actions are included.
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