QANC/Nzinga's Daughters Calendar

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2014 Kwanzaa Celebration

The Queen Ann Nzinga Center, Inc. presents its 25th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration on Saturday,   Dec. 27 at 7 p.m. at the historic Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main St, New Britain.  Tickets: $15, general admission; $10, seniors and children (under 12).  Kwanzaa, an African-American holiday observed each winter, encourages the traditional values of family, community, responsibility, commerce and self-improvement. The celebration is open to people of all ages, races, cultures and faiths, and all are invited. There will be an African Vendor’s Market and live preshow entertainment. Doors open at 6 p.m..


There will be an abundance of entertainment featuring both youth and adults.  The performers include a mix of professionals and non- professionals who will offer an eclectic show consisting of African drumming and dancing, Gospel, Jazz, Soul, Pop and  Hip Hop music selections and skits.


The Queen Ann Nzinga Center, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that has worked for 26 years to help children reach their full potential through the arts and to foster multi-cultural appreciation for all ages. These programs are made possible, in part, through grants from the New Britain Commission on Arts, COSIA, Charles Parker Trust, American Savings Foundation and the Greater Hartford Arts Council.

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Music from the African Diaspora

Nzinga’s Daughters presents Music from the African Diaspora

A Free Concert at the Theater of the Performing Arts - AN ENTERTAINMENT DESTINATION IN GREATER HARTFORD!


On July 26, 2014 at 7 p.m., the Queen Ann Nzinga Center, Inc. will hold its Annual Summer Concert, Nzinga’s Daughters presents Music from the African Diaspora, at the Theater of the Performing Arts on the CREC Campus of the Learning Corridor.  Nzinga’s Daughter's African Diaspora concert just keeps growing so we moved to a bigger venue. Come be a part of the musical experience at our new location, the Theater for Performing Arts, 359 Washington Street, Hartford, CT.  The Theater of the Performing Arts is a 622-seat, state-of-the-art Proscenium Theater.  


“This show invites active audience participation, with folks singing and dancing,” said Dayna Snell, executive director of Queen Ann Nzinga Center and the concert’s musical director.  “That’s what we want – an engaged audience throughout the entire performance.”


An array of professional musicians will bring you music from Gospel to the Caribbean, Rock & Roll to R&B, Jazz to Salsa and everything in between.  Performers include: Nzinga’s Daughters and The R&B Band, VOICES LLC, Changes, The Alvin Carter Jr.  Project, Orice Jenkins, Relentless, Team860, and other special guests. This live performance is a family event inviting people of all ages to sing, dance and tap their feet to the beat.  Through the music we celebrate a sense of community.  This is an event you don’t want to miss.


Prior to the concert, enjoy our festive market place where food, artwork and photography will be available for purchase to benefit the Queen Ann Nzinga Center’s youth arts and enrichment programs.  Come early and leisurely enjoy the festivities and find your general seating. There's plenty of free, secured parking in the Learning Corridor parking garage. 


Dayna Snell, a singer and member of a musical family, started the Queen Ann Nzinga Center over 25 years ago, with a mission to empower children and youth through arts and culture.  The program provides participants weekly sessions using the arts, storytelling, poetry, drama, music, and dance to develop and empower young people to set and achieve goals allowing them to reach their fullest potential.  The children in her program add to the Diaspora concert both on and off stage. The young people who work the hardest will be featured soloists.  Many others participants serve as ushers, stage hands, and back stage handlers for the African Diaspora concert.  For more information on the Queen Ann Nzinga Center, Inc. a nonprofit organization, please visit our website.  or call us at 860- 229- 8389.  This concert has been possible in part with a grant from the Evelyn Preston Memorial Trust and the Greater Hartford Arts Council, Cosia, American Savings Foundation and Exxon Mobile.

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New Bedford, MA Welcomes Nzinga's Daughters

  • 365 County St New Bedford, MA, 02740 United States (map)
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Nzinga's Daughters performs in the historical Rotch Jones Duff House and Garden Museum. Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum - 396 County StreetNew Bedford, MA 02740. Built by shipwrights in 1834 for whaling merchant William Rotch Jr., the Rotch-Jones-Duff (RJD) House and Garden Museum epitomizes the “brave houses and flowery gardens” described by Herman Melville in Moby-Dick.   

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