While the rest of the world will be looking ahead to 2013 on New Year's Eve, Slam Nuba will travel back three decades for its Kwanzaa ’80s Hip-Hop Theme Party at Crossroads Theatre.
“Kwanzaa is a celebration of family, community and culture, and this is what I feel that old-school hip-hop was about,” says event creator Neambe Leadon. “Most American holidays are centered around family unity and acknowledgment of each other; Kwanzaa is the same when it comes to the gathering of all generations to celebrate culture. And the principles of Kwanzaa are reflected in true hip-hop, bringing people together because of their diversity, opening the Kwanzaa event to people of different cultural backgrounds and of all generations.”
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Leadon is quick to point out that Kwanzaa is not a religious event, so people of all faiths can enjoy the vintage ’80s fashion, along with the b-boy/girl battle ($5 to enter, winner take all), a screening of the film Soul Food Junkies, a martial arts expo, and music by DJ Cavem.
The Slam Nuba Kwanzaa event begins at 5:30 p.m. at Crossroads Theatre, 2590 Washington Street; it's free and family-friendly. For more information, call 303-832-0929 or go to www.djcavem.com.
Mon., Dec. 31, 6 p.m., 2012