Kwanzaa – Durham, NC Celebration 2009

This past Friday I had the “rare” privilege and hired PERMISSION to photograph the Kwanza celebration in downtown Durham.  WOW is all that I can say because there were many colors,  faces and movements to try and capture.  The number of people that attended was impressive and the crowd really enjoyed the dancers, spoken word artists and other aspects of the event.  Not everyone wants their picture to be shown therefore only a few are shown below.   If you’re in the Durham area next year then be sure to come out and help support the many vendors and the promoters of this historic African American Cultural Celebration.

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4 thoughts on “Kwanzaa – Durham, NC Celebration 2009

  1. Rosa

    Ivan,
    The celebration pictures were great and I could tell the costumes were authentic. Maria and I used to go when it first began. Lots of more people in attendance..

  2. Aunt Rosetta & Uncle Gerald

    Ivan,
    These photos are absolutely wonderful!! We had a small, family Kwanzza celebration, but it was nothing this elaborate. Thanks for sharing.

    Aunt Rosetta & Uncle Gerald

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