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By Dylan Thomas

Musical Direction: Tim Schirmer and Philip J. Rogers
Kwanzaa Production Director: Mwansa Mandela
Technical Director: David Dillman
Lighting Designer: Sean Murphy
Projection Designer: Jeff Peltz

December 7, 8, 9 at 8pm
December 9, 10 at 3pm
Parkland College Theatre 2000

Cast

Kwanzaa: A Celebration

Harambee!
Original music by P.J. Rogers
Performed by the Harembee Voices: Sylvene Byron, Jennifer Coleman, Philip Rogers, Jerrod Montgomery, Omar Ricks, Dionne Simmons
Drummers: Amira Davis, Rukiya Davis, Patrick Omo-Osagie
Grandparents: Maryam Ar-Raheem, Norm Lambert
Grandchildren: Amirah Ar-Raheem, Nailah Davis
Grandbaby: Aryssa Ar-Raheem
Children: Sandy Lambert, Aisha Turner, Andrew Turner, Antonio Turner, Allen Williams, Malaia Williams

Introduction of Griots and Libation
Griots: Dawn Blackman and Eric Beck
Dancer: DeDe Cole

Umoja
Choreography by Pinky Thomas
Dancers: Muffy Connelly, Jessi Epperson, Solange Fermin, Kenyetta Johnson, Anni Knight

Kujichagulia
Performed by Mary Weems

Ujima
Directed by Jerrod Montgomery
Ujima Actors: Anselm Ola Anyanwu, Jennifer Coleman, Renee Cook, Kevin Hales, Diacos Love, Jerrod Montgomery, Rita Myles, Omar Ricks, Anita Taylor, Lori Taylor, Andrea Young

Ujamaa
Ujamaa Voices: Kevin Hales, Anita Taylor, Norm Lambert, Rita Myles

Nita
Performed by Kent Redmon

Kuumba
Composed and performed by Abiodun Onewole
Ritual cloth wrapping: Dawn Blackman, DeDe Cole

Imani
Performed by Sharva Hampton-Campbell

A Child's Christmas in Wales

Featured Artist: Kevin Purcell
Original Music: Tim Schirmer
Parkland College Wind Ensemble

Publication Date

Fall 12-7-2000

Production Year

2000

Theatre Location

Harold and Jean Miner Theatre

City

Champaign

Keywords

Kwanzaa, celebration, child, Christmas, Wales, 2000

Disciplines

Theatre and Performance Studies

Kwanzaa: A Celebration and A Child's Christmas in Wales

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