When:
Friday, Dec 01, 2017 8:00p -
Saturday, Dec 02, 2017 8:00p

Where:
Memorial Church, Harvard Yard
1341 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Music, Performing Arts

Event website:
http://kuumbasingers.org/

Kuumba (pronounced “koo-oom-bah”) is a Swahili word meaning “to create,” and expresses the choir's mission to celebrate Black creativity and spirituality through various mediums of artistic expression: song, dance, poetry, theater, visual art, etc. Kuumba was founded in 1970 by Black Harvard undergraduates, and is Harvard’s oldest existing Black undergraduate organization. Founded during a time of heightened racial tensions—in the midst of the “Black Power” and Black pride era that immediately followed the 1968 assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—the choir quickly emerged as a safe space for Black students on campus. And to this day, Kuumba continues to serve as a source of community, and a safe space where individuals can reflect on the creative genius of Black people and celebrate Black art in its many forms.

This year, at our 47th Annual Dr. S. Allen Counter Christmas Concert “Voice in the Night,” we will celebrate this mission by reminding people of the importance of the black voice. In spite of the enduring oppression Black people have been forced to grapple with for countless years, the black voice has continually stood out as a clarion call for hope, freedom, and justice in the face of darkness. Even though our history has been marked by many trials and tribulations, we have always raised our voice in song. And we truly believe black music will never cease to be that voice in the night calling us to hope, to fight, and, more than anything, to never give up. So, we hope that you will join us as we usher in the holiday season by lifting up our voices and filling the night with song, dance, and spoken word!

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