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Celebrate Kwanzaa Just by Listening to This Podcast for 7 Days

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Hampton U chapter.


If you enjoy expanding your knowledge through podcasts or are looking to start going into the new year, ABF Creative just recently announced a new podcast series served to honor African heritage entertainment and education called, ‘Kwanzaa Time!

Heading into the Kwanzaa season, Kwanzaa Time! is a collection of diverse stories passed through generations, families, and communities on Kwanzaa, but with a modern spin created specifically for today’s youth. Nonetheless, this podcast is engaging and informative enough for anyone looking to learn more about the sacred holiday tradition and African heritage.

Kwanzaa’s origin dates back to 1966 when professor and chairman of Africana Studies at California State University, Dr. Maulana Karenga created the holiday to bring African Americans together during a time of social unrest after the Watts Riots in Los Angeles. Kwanzaa Time! uplifts these unique perspectives while educating the masses about the significance of Kwanzaa in African American culture.

Created for ages 8+, Kwanzaa Time! is told through the animated narration of Aunti Oni, or Oni Lasansa. In each 15-minute episode, ABF Creative aims to amplify tradition and cultures that much of the African American youth of today’s society rarely hear and can relate to.

“Kwanzaa Time! is a good touchpoint where we can refocus, recalibrate and bring to the forefront traditions that never were lost,” Executive producer, Wanda Reynolds expressed.

This podcast is great for educators and parents looking for worthy, educational, and child-approved content for their kids and families while at home due to COVID-19.

ABF Creative, a multiethnic podcast network, strives to bridge the gap between authenticity, storytelling, and marketing by creating original and branded podcasts for multicultural and underrepresented audiences. ABF Creative has partnered with Audible, Prudential Financial, The GRAMMY Museum Experience, BET, and more.

To listen, you can find Kwanzaa Time! on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and wherever else you listen to your podcast. For more information, check out http://abfc.co/kwanzaa

Raven Harper

Hampton U '22

Raven Harper @raejhene is a Graduating Senior at Hampton University studying Journalism and Marketing. She serves as the campus correspondent over Hampton's chapter. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking new things, iced coffee and endless scrolling on pinterest.
I have the privilege to serve as Campus Correspondent for the Her Campus Hampton U Chapter a second year! I am a graduating Senior, Strategic Communications major, Marketing minor currently studying at the illustrious Hampton University. I am from Richmond, VA (shoutout to the 804!). In addition to classes, I run my own creative agency, Tiana Nichelle Marketing where I specialize in social media management, content creation, public relations, and branding. My love for the PR and Communications industry is the reason my ultimate goal is to become a celebrity publicist in the upcoming years! Her Campus Hampton U is an organization that is near and dear to me and I am so happy to be a leader of this ELITE chapter!