Rhythm + Resilience: House of Kuumba

Featuring Southside Stories, Black Nativity: Liberation Holiday, the Ettison Group, and more!

Join the artists, activists, healers, and cultural organizers of Artists Designing Evolution (adé PROJECT), for an afternoon of storytelling, connection, and heritage, featuring the work and workings of Southside Rising and the Southside community. With a mission and message united, we will gather on Sunday, December 22, 2019 from 3–6 p.m. at YMI Cultural Center for “Rhythm + Resilience: House of KUUMBA!”

Highlights & Features

Collectively, this specially curated lineup of experiences is a welcoming space for all, while centering the celebratory and gratitude-based culture that we know to be Kwanzaa. As a cultural tradition reflective of those from the African diaspora, Kwanzaa took root in the United States in 1966, and for many is more than simply a seven-day holiday, but also a reflection of the way we would like to build community year-round. Event highlights include:

  • Celebration of the original Black Nativity: Liberation Holiday team and cast, along with a viewing of a feature film on this community production
  • Special holiday meal prepared by The Ettison Group, available at the event and to residents of the Asheville public housing communities
  • Showcasing of Southside Stories, a film featuring youth of Word on the Street/La Voz de los Jovenes
  • Supporting the Stephanie Maeweather Clothes Closet by accepting gently used winter coats (and clothes) on site

Shuttle service is available; interpretation is also possible. Youth welcomed. Family-friendly!


Artists Designing Evolution (adé PROJECT), www.theadeproject.org; Southside Rising; Word on the Street/La Voz de los Jovenes; Black Nativity Team, Production + Cast; The Ettison Group; YMI Cultural Center; HACA Residents Council.

For a full schedule and tickets, please visit theadeproject.eventbrite.com.


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