NEW BRITAIN — The Queen Ann Nzinga Center, Inc. will once again present its 26th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration this December.
The event, an African-American holiday observed each winter, will be on Dec. 27 at the historic Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main St. in New Britain at 4 p.m.
Kwanzaa encourages the traditional values of family, community, commerce and self-improvement.
Organizers said that this year’s program will celebratesKwanzaa in the context of a musical, entitled “A Change in Nguzo Saba (Seven Principles) High School.” Along with traditional Kwanzaa rituals of African Drumming and Dance, the Libation Statement, candle lighting and positive affirmations, the Queen Ann Nzinga Center participants have created a musical about the seven principles of Kwanzaa that demonstrates how the concepts of this holiday can be applied to everyday life.
Playwright and program facilitator Rebecca Trapp, who has been involved with the Queen Ann Nzinga Center since childhood, wrote the script for the theatrical performance to show the Kwanzaa concepts in action.
The performers include a mix of professionals and non-professionals and children, teenagers and adults who will offer an eclectic show consisting of Gospel, Jazz, Soul, Pop and Hip Hop music selections.
Tickets: $15, general admission; $10, seniors and youth.
The celebration is open to people of all ages, races, cultures and faiths, and all are invited.