Not every holiday gets the respect it craves.
Roger Emerson’s “Kwanzaa Celebration” from the school assembly program December in Our Town: A Multicultural Celebration of the Season is for all kids, but it sounds like all-white kids. Brrr.
Dana Manno’s “Oh Happy Kwanzaa” should read as a fun kidsong. But it struts its high-pitched sass with snooty teacher condescension. No like.
We’ll bask in the funny Kwanzaa songs a little later. Some of the ironic approaches miss the mark so widely they need their own requiems. So brace yourself for Jeffrey and Luke Robles and their basement tape “The Kwanzaa Song.” Yes, it starts with an apology. Not enough.