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LES 7 PRINCIPES DE KWANZAA

20 Décembre 2020 , Rédigé par www.afrocultureblog.com Publié dans #kwanzaa, #panafricanisme, #histoire, #afroculture, #2020, #FR

LES 7 PRINCIPES DE KWANZAA

Kwanzaa se célèbre du 26 décembre au 1er janvier et tire son essence de la notion de famille ainsi que de la culture et la sagesse. Elle a été créée en 1966 par Maulana Karenga, professeur d'Africana Studies, militant des droits civiques et du pan-africanisme. Elle invite tous les afrodescendants à établir leur propre système de valeurs, à partir de leurs propres références et vécus et a pour but de réaffirmer les liens indestructibles entre l'Afrique et toute sa diaspora à travers le monde. Kwanzaa est donc une fête culturelle et non-religieuse et peut être célébrée par tout afrodescendant, quelque soit ses convictions religieuses.


Kwanzaa est un mot de la langue Swahili qui signifie "premiers fruits". Elle se réfère aux fêtes agricoles qui suivent communément les récoltes et donnent lieu aux réunions de famille, aux souvenirs des ancêtres , à l'expression de notre culture traditionnelle de base. Les familles qui la célèbrent allument les bougies noires, vertes et rouges disposées sur un candelabre à sept branches, le Kinara. Le noir symbolise les personnes, le rouge, leur lutte et le vert, l’emblème de l’avenir et de l’espoir né de ce combat (couleurs du nationalisme panafricain).

Continuez à lire ci-dessous pour découvrir les 7 principes:

 

 

Les sept bougies de Kwanzaa représentent sept principes fondamentaux appelés en Swahili, Nguzo Saba, ancrés dans la tradition africaine et sur lesquels, tout au long de la semaine, méditent ceux qui célèbrent la fête :

1. L’unité (Umoja en swahili) – unir les familles, les communautés, la nation et le peuple noir au sens large du terme;

 

2. L’auto-détermination (Kujichagulia)– veiller à ce que nous définissions nous-mêmes notre identité et assumions la responsabilité de nos choix et comportements;

 

3. Le travail et la responsabilité solidaires (Ujima) – s’entraider et œuvrer pour renforcer notre communauté et être force de proposition pour résoudre nos problèmes collectivement;

 

4. L’économie solidaire (Ujamaa)– bâtir et soutenir des commerces appartenant à des Afrodescendants et contribuer au développement et à la richesse de notre économie;

 

5. Le but (Nia) – commémorer les cultures, les coutumes et l’histoire africaine afin de restaurer notre peuple à sa grandeur initiale;

 

6. La créativité (Kuumba)– faire preuve d’imagination pour améliorer et embellir notre communauté;

 

7. La confiance (Imani)– avoir confiance en notre Créateur, dans les familles, les dirigeants, les enseignants et les leaders de notre communauté, et leur apporter notre soutien ainsi que croire en la noblesse et la victoire de la lutte pour la cause panafricaine.

 

Et vous, quel principe vous challenge le plus? Quels sont ceux que vous intègrerez à vos résolutions de début d'année?

Sur ce, nous vous souhaitons de belles fêtes de Kwanzaa et une très bonne année.

 

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TIME TO SHOP FOR KWANZAA AND CHRISTMAS!

17 Décembre 2020 , Rédigé par www.afrocultureblog.com Publié dans #brand, #business, #kwanzaa, #ujamaa, #afroculture, #2020, #lobbynoir, #ENG

https://marketplacelobbynoir.com/ enables you to buyblack globally!

Are you looking for your Kwanzaa and Christmas gifts?

Do you want to support a Black Owned Business?

Do you like the flexibility of buying online in the comfort of your home and have it delivered to your family and friends or at your doorstep?

Look no further, shop at https://marketplacelobbynoir.com/

See some gift ideas below:

AFRO LISA "sweater hoddie" by KMT CREATION

AFRO LISA "sweater hoddie" by KMT CREATION

MADE IN AFRICA "ALKEBULAN BRACELETS" BY GDUSTYL
MADE IN AFRICA "ALKEBULAN BRACELETS" BY GDUSTYL
MADE IN AFRICA "ALKEBULAN BRACELETS" BY GDUSTYL

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BLACK HEROES BOOKS BY BLACK HISTORY ACTIVITY BOOKS
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BED LINEN "WAX" BY MAGUY CREA
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and much, much more....
You can also check out all their promotions on https://marketplacelobbynoir.com/categorie-produit/promotions/
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A KWANZAA TREAT AT AZAWALA - SATURDAY 15TH DECEMBER 2018

15 Décembre 2018 , Rédigé par www.afrocultureblog.com Publié dans #exhitibion, #event, #kwanzaa, #art, #music, #ujamaa, #afroculture, #2018, #ENG, #uk

Saturday 15th December 2018  2pm - 10pm

By day you will marvel at the "OUT OF DARKNESS" art exhibition produced by our very own multi talented allrounder NEFATERI. In the evening meet and hear the highly acclaimed classical Singer and Composer JUWON OGUNGBE as he performs his CHRISTMAS meets KWANZAA recital.  All this and more in our newly rebufurbished creative space. 
Food and Drinks available

THIS IS A FREE EVENT BUT PLEASE REGISTER AS SEATS ARE LIMITED  FOR THE RECITAL
'Multi-Award winning Entrepreneur, Nefateri, showcasing her exhibition 'Out of Darkness

'Multi-Award winning Entrepreneur, Nefateri, showcasing her exhibition 'Out of Darkness

'Multi-Award winning Entrepreneur, Nefateri, showcasing her exhibition 'Out of Darkness'.  It shines a light on a period of her depression and exposes what can be done when you come out of that darkness and tap into your creative source.
cclaimed singer, musician and composer Juwon Ogungbe is to perform CHRISTMAS meets KWANZAA

cclaimed singer, musician and composer Juwon Ogungbe is to perform CHRISTMAS meets KWANZAA

7.30pm - 10pm
Acclaimed singer, musician and composer Juwon Ogungbe is to perform CHRISTMAS meets KWANZAA -  a mini song recital of seasonal songs from the African Diaspora, Europe and America at Gida Collective London.
Featuring songs from folkloric sources, by African, British and American composers, plus some self composed tunes, the mini recital is to be followed by a set of carols and seasonal songs for the audience to join in and sing along to.


Juwon Ogungbe said "I am looking forward to presenting this unique Christmas meets Kwanzaa experience in the welcoming and comfortable premises of Gida Collective London.The opportunity to hear my unique selection of seasonal songs in the exquisitely upgraded Gida Collective Shop is a cool Yule experience that shouldn't be missed. Audience members are to get a chance to sing much loved Christmas songs as well"


Juwon Ogungbe is a distinguished opera singer and composer, as well as a performer in a range of other genres. He has composed for the BBC, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Southbank Centre amongst many others. In 2018, his operatic works have been in various stages of development at Opera North, Grimeborn Opera Festival (at The Arcola Theatre) and at the Dhow Countries Music Academy, Zanzibar.
More information about Ogungbe's work can be found on links below:

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Kwanzaa is approaching, learn to Ujamaa!!

12 Décembre 2018 , Rédigé par www.afrocultureblog.com Publié dans #carosika, #kwanzaa, #business, #event, #ujamaa, #afroculture, #2018, #ENG, #uk

For more info, check out https://blackhistorystudies.com/

For more info, check out https://blackhistorystudies.com/

As Kwanzaa approaches, there is no better time of the year to discover or re-discover the crafts of Black artisans for gift ideas. On Saturday 1st December, Black History Studies put on a Black Market which we had the pleasure to check out!!

In line with the Ujamaa principle of Kwanzaa (economic cooperation) which aims at building and growing our businesses together and using our collective economic force for the benefit of the entire community, we are delighted to present a number of them and would encourage you to check their products for your festive seasons shopping.

For more info, continue to read on:

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We also had the opportunity to interview Nate The Lyricist, a spoken word artist who just released a track called BUY BLXCK (click on link below to listen to the track) and Paul Muhammad, the founder of the Money Mob movement on the importance of collective economics for the Afro-Caribbean communities which would be featured in 2019 in a short documentary on the importance of collective economics for Afro-Caribbean communities.

Nate the Lyricist on the left performing and Caro Sika interviewing Paul Muhammad on the rightNate the Lyricist on the left performing and Caro Sika interviewing Paul Muhammad on the right

Nate the Lyricist on the left performing and Caro Sika interviewing Paul Muhammad on the right

We would also like to bring to your attention the online directory of our partner Lobby Noir which lists Afro-Caribbean businesses and entrepreneurs for free and help your business grow outside organised and cultural markets. Peace and love to all!!!!

Caro Sika sporting out Gitas Portal Headwraps at Black Market Extravaganza - Photo Credit: GraphikVision

Caro Sika sporting out Gitas Portal Headwraps at Black Market Extravaganza - Photo Credit: GraphikVision

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