BLACK NATIVITY AND THE NATIONAL CENTER OF AFRO-AMERICAN ARTISTS
Over more than fifty years, Black Nativity has become a cherished tradition in Boston, where the National Center of Afro-American Artists offers it as a Christmas gift from the black community to all people of “good will.” Inspired by Langston Hughes’ song-play, the Boston production of Black Nativity honors the creative genius of Artistic Director Elma Lewis, Music Director John Andrew Ross and choreographer George Howard. Sustained by the voices and artistry of generations of talented performers drawn from greater Boston, the show is memorable not just for its high energy music, but also for its extraordinary dance marking the birth of the Christ Child. Everyone agrees that our show is a “must see.”
Founded in 1968 by Elma Lewis, the NCAAA celebrates the artistic contributions of black people locally and globally. It operated an art museum and is active in the performing arts and arts teaching. To learn more about it, visit https://ncaaa.org/.