I'm a music teacher and we always cover the holidays of December. I feel confident speaking about Chanukah and Christmas. I understand the principles of Kwanzaa but what I don't know is if these songs in my book are just there for filler or if there are songs that are sung in homes for Kwanzaa. It seems to me, these songs are just teaching songs written by someone who needed a Kwanzaa song. Some are really good, and some are painful (IMO).
If there is some song(s) that is authentically used in people's homes, I would love to know them.
Answer by bonn777 at 2:16 PM on Dec. 9, 2009
I sure hope if you are teaching Kwanzaa you are also including the Pagan holiday of Yule/Solstice. Since that has been around LONG before Christianity, and Kwanzaa is a recently made up holiday!!
Answer by Anonymous at 9:47 AM on Dec. 9, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 10:51 AM on Dec. 9, 2009
I have to say I celebrate Kwanzaa every year because my 3 oldest are mixed and I want them to learn about their heritage. That being said I try my hardest as a white person who knew no one growing up (even black aunts and uncles) who celebrated Kwanzaa the only AA song I know is kumbaya( sp?). We usually just do the lessons. I really do not know what to tell you. There are alot of people on here who do not celebrate it.
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