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THE KREWE OF HARAMBEE

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In the Fall of 2000, a group of African Americans came together to discuss how minorities could become more involved in the celebration of Mardi Gras in the spirit of the African American culture in the Shreveport area. The group formed the Krewe of Harambee, the first African American Krewe in Shreveport, Louisiana
 
MARDI GRAS is French for "Fat Tuesday", which is the day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent.  The term Mardi Gras is commonly used to describe the season of Carnival.  The Carnival season always begins on the Twelfth Night -- twelve nights after Christmas.
 
Many parades and balls will be held by Krewes (organizations) in the weeks prior to Fat Tuesday.  Purple, green, and gold are the official colors of Mardi Gras.  Purple represents justice, green is for faith, and gold symbolizes power.

 
OUR MISSION

The KREWE OF HARAMBEE's goal is to increase minority participation during the Mardi Gras season and support charitable organizations.

Harambee is a Swahili word meaning "TO PULL TOGETHER" .

ORGANIZATION NEWS

KREWE OF HARAMBEE CORONATION 2008
Clarion Hotel
1419 E. 70th Street
7:00 p.m. - 12 midnight
Donation: $35.00 per ticket
THEME: Harambee Goes Carnival
 
Bal 2009
 February 22, 2009
HORSESHOE CASINO RIVER DOME
7:00 -12 midnight
Presentation 7:45 p.m.
Dance Immediately Following
Music by Michael Ward
Donation: $50.00 per ticket

Contact any Krewe member for tickets.


WHITE LINEN PARTY
FINE WINE TASTING 
and 
 SILENT AUCTION 
Benefiting the Northwest Louisiana
Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
TBA - May 2009
Wear your finest white linen
 
 
 
HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY
Friday, October 30, 2008
American Legion
Lakeshore Drive  7:00 p.m. -12 midnight
Come in costume
Tickets $10.00 per person
 
 

BECOMING A MEMBER

We welcome your membership. Membership is open to the general public.  Dues is $100.00 per year per person. See any Krewe member to obtain a membership application and/or attend any of our Membership Drive Mixers.  For additional membership information contact Lynn Braggs at 424-7158.
 

Krewe of Harambee
Membership Drive Mixer
 
TBA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

MAILING ADDRESS

THE KREWE OF HARAMBEE
P. O. Box 8492
Shreveport, Louisiana 71148
 
 
 
 Webmaster Beverly Paige