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Kwanzaa Giwayen Mata atlanta

In celebration of Kwanzaa, the Central Library and the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System will present a performance by “GIWAYEN MATA.”

A percussion and vocal ensemble, Giwayen Mata means, “Elephant Leaders of Women” in the West African Hausa language.
The Fifth Principle of Kwanzaa, NIA (Purpose) will be observed with a Presentation by Mr. Chike Akua, Facilitator of the Communal Libation and Candle-Lighting Ceremony.

The event will take place Sunday, December 30, at 3:00 p.m. Central Library Auditorium Lower Level , One Margaret Mitchell Square; Atlanta, GA 30303. All programs are free and open to the public. For additional information call AARL at (404) 730-4001, ext. 100 or visit

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