Come join us at the West Las Vegas Library Theater for our annual Kwanzaa Celebration!
Kwanzaa is a time for families and communities to come together to remember the past and celebrate African American culture. This cultural event will include community awards and performances by Olabisi African Drum and Dance Ensemble. With a special guest performance by the world-famous Molodi Live.
The Community Kwanzaa Pop-Up Marketplace will begin at 3 p.m. and performances will begin at 6 p.m.
Olabisi African Dance & Drum Ensemble is dedicated to teaching drum and dance influenced by the culture of West Africa. The ensemble of dancers and drummers are a diverse and unique group of men, women, and children. Their repertoire celebrates West African traditions including music through joyous rhythms, electrifying drum and dance workshops, performances, storytelling and song. Some of the traditional West African repertoire includes, but is not limited to, Guinea Fare, Djole, Kakilambe, and Mamaya, the music of which is
primarily played via traditional African drums (djembe and djun djun).
MOLODI is a performance ensemble that takes body percussion to the extreme. MOLODI blends collegiate stepping, tap, gumboots, beatbox, poetry and hip hop dance with guerilla theatre and robust personalities that bring to life a high-energy, rhythmic experience. Molodi Live is an immersive theatrical experience that is adaptable to Performing Arts Centers, colleges and universities, and unique spaces (art galleries, warehouses, etc). Poetic interludes, dynamic solo dance performances. Their shows are captivating, energetic, and interactive.
This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, please call 702.507.3989.