The Black Cultural Programming Committee (BCPC) will host its annual Kwanzaa Celebration featuring The Bokandeye African American Dance Theater. The purpose of this event is to display the importance of Kwanzaa and its meaning to African American culture through foods, interpretive dance and performance. This event will be held in the University Center Ballroom at 7:00 PM on Monday, November 25, 2013.
The Bokandeye African-American Dance Theater was founded in 1994 by Anthony F. Wooden, Sr. The Dance Theater is comprised of talented children, teens, and adults. It is based at the YMCA of Yonkers in New York. The Dance Theater is a multi-talented performance troupe whose philosophy incorporates family, unity, peace, love, and respect for all mankind. Bokandeye African-American Dance Theater has become a popular main attraction for many cultural and education events, such as, the African-American Heritage Festival and the Hudson Riverfest. Due to the educational and multi-cultural teaching encompassed in the company's performance, the demand for Bokandeye has been enormous from the Arts-in-Education program throughout the United States. The word "Bokandeye" comes from the Woloff language and when roughly translated into the English language, Bokandeye means family from the same mother; united.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information and/or questions regarding this event, including disability accommodations, contact the Office of Multicultural Student Life at 865-974-6861 or visit our website at http://web.utk.edu/~bcpc.
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