This is a feel good dance song! If you like house music with a live poet emcee with motivational words plus breaking down the 7 Principles of Kwanzaa, this is the song! Celebrate the African American holiday with "Kwanzaa's in the House".
Principles and symbols
Kwanzaa celebrates what its founder called the seven principles of Kwanzaa, or Nguzo Saba (originally Nguzu Saba—the seven principles of African Heritage), which Karenga said "is a communitarian African philosophy," consisting of what Karenga called "the best of African thought and practice in constant exchange with the world." These seven principles comprise *Kawaida, a Swahili term for tradition and reason. Each of the seven days of Kwanzaa is dedicated to one of the following principles, as follows:
1.Umoja (Unity): To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.
2.Kujichagulia (Self-Determination): To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves,
and speak for ourselves.
3.Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility): To build and maintain our community together and
make our brothers' and sisters' problems our problems, and to solve them together.
4.Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics): To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses
and to profit from them together.
5.Nia (Purpose): To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order
to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
6.Kuumba (Creativity): To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community
more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.
7.Imani (Faith): To believe with all our hearts in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and
the righteousness and victory of our struggle.
Kwanzaa symbols include a decorative mat (Mkeka) on which other symbols are placed: corn (Mahindi) and other
crops, a candle holder kinara with seven candles (Mishumaa Saba), a communal cup for pouring libation
(Kikombe cha Umoja), gifts (Zawadi), a poster of the seven principles, and a black, red, and green flag.
The symbols were designed to convey the seven principles.
Feel the blessings and positive vibes of this Kwanzaa season with this inspirational and educational up tempo
dance/house music song with African vibes and spoken word by Kamal Imani aka Kamal supreme.
This Kwanzaa song includes a brief and an extensive break down of the 7 Principles of Kwanzaa by Dr. Maulana Karenga as well as a wonderful song that the entire family can dance to and enjoy.
released December 11, 2015
Written and Produced by Kamal Imani
Bless the Mic LLC
Rezawrecktaz Music ASCAP
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