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Black Nativity at Duke On 42nd Street


The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents Black Nativity, by Langston Hughe, directed by Alfred Preisser, at Duke On 42nd Street from 30 Nov - 30 Dec 2007.

Black Nativity is a colloquial retelling of the birth of Christ, rooted in the traditional music of the black church with gospel, R&B, soul and funk arrangements. Against a backdrop of lost souls and hustlers, a street corner preacher narrates the journey of a young girl who is looking for the elusive 'peace on earth.'

Black Nativity will be performed by a large adult chorus, joined by members of the Shangilia Children�s Choir from Kenya. Shangilia (which means 'rejoice' in Swahili) is a world-renowned singing group.

Tickets go on sale on 7 Aug 2007.

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