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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.

Earlier Event: July 22
Norton Park Summer Series
Later Event: September 13
Arts & Enrichment Program