This uplifting family-oriented collection of original songs adds a new layer of joy to the Kwanzaa holiday. From the lighthearted, rhythmic "Kwanzaa Dance" to the lyrically beautiful "Imani", Kwanzaa for Young People (and Everyone else!) encompasses an engaging variety of musical styles.
Kwanzaa was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga as a way for people to grow as individuals, families and communities. Observed by millions around the world, it is a week long celebration of universal principles such as faith and creativity. 2 Drawn from ancient African wisdom, the seven principles of Kwanzaa cross all ethnic, cultural, racial, national and age borders.
Here is a delightful musical journey through the seven principles that offer valuable lessons, especially for young people, and will keep everyone humming, singing, dancing, and reflecting throughout Kwanzaa season and beyond.
Featuring: Various Artists Charles Mims-Producer, Songwriter, Keyboards, Arranger Patsy Moore-Associate Producer, Songwriter, Arranger Kenya Hathaway-Vocals Michael Mishaw-Vocals Youth Ensemble-Vocals Jeff Clayton-Piccolo, Flutes, Saxophones Greg Martin-Oboe, English Horn
A beautifully produced, inspirational pop and R&B celebration of Kwanzaa, the life-affirming African American winter holiday. Performed by children and top-notch adult musicians and vocalists, the ebullient and original songs, named for the candles that symbolize the holiday's universal principles, offer stirring messages of unity, self-determination, work and responsibility, support for community, purpose, creativity and faith. A 2000 Parents' Choice® Silver Honor winner.
Reviewed by Lynne Heffley, Parents' Choice® 2000 -- From Parents' Choice®