Atlanta Public Library Plans Kwanzaa Celebration

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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