The Swahili people of Kenya have a long standing tradition called Harambee. Beautifully translated as, “All Pull Together” or “All For One”, Harambee adorns Kenya’s Coat of Arms and is the country’s official motto. An invitation for togetherness, Harambee is about communal work, collective effort, deliberate acts of kindness and being of service / aid to others. These gatherings, often including music and food, uplift communities and offer a sense of healing and joy to participants.

We firmly believe that music brings joy to life. It brings communities together, forms and nurtures friendships, ushers in life and brings us peace. Join us in celebrating the generous spirit of Harambee, as we dedicate our evening to helping one another.

If you are able, please bring non-perishable canned goods & items for our 2014 Holiday Food Drive. All donations will benefit the Alameda County Community Food Bank, who passionately pursues a hunger free community. Currently, The ACCFB serves 1 in 5 Alameda County Residents. If music is our mother, then we are all kinfolk, dancing our way through life. Let’s do this together, shall we?

DJ Cecil | Diaztek | Son of Sōn
Percussionists Ibou Ngom & Soul Mojo

Artisan Village:
James Gayles (Visual Artist)
Amina Lei (Visual Artist)
All Attractive (Locally Sourced Fashion)
Brass, Bone & Honey (Thoughtfully Made Accessories)

Hosted By: Ms. Candi

Doors 9pm, $5 Before 10pm / $10 After / $5 Discount with 2 – 3 Canned Goods

581 5th Street, Oakland CA
21 & Over | Wheelchair Accessible | 510.629.1855 INFO

Food Drive Tips:
Collecting non-perishable items helps others have access to nutritious food. High demand items like peanut butter, canned fish, pasta / grains, canned vegetables & fruits, beans, soup, sauces, healthy cereals / oatmeal are excellent options.