This song was popular at a Brooklyn, NY church in 2003, but unfortunately, we don't know anything else about its origins. Kwanzaa is very recently-created holiday in American history, so we don't have many traditional songs to celebrate it. This particular Kwanzaa song is captivating to kids! The easy-to sing melody is a military cadence with a blues-y feel. The body percussion stems from the African-American stepping tradition. Recommended for Grades 2-6.
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