Evolution of the Blues and its Universal Offspring Jazz

Voza Rivers / Harlem Arts Alliance, 360 Entertainment International, LLC
& Shades of Truth Theatre




Join us as we unfold the untold story of the Blues and its universal offspring Jazz

A Four-Part Musical Journey


Keith "The CAPTAIN" Gamble and The Nu Gypsies

Michael Leonard James

Lee Olive Tucker

Edna D. Thomas-Granger

Karen Amatrading

Jeannine Foster-McKelvia  

 Scripted & Directed by MICHAEL GREEN with RON GRANGER, Musical Director

VOZA RIVER, Executive Producer

 Friday, November 8, 2019

 7 pm



$10.00 General Admission / Suggested Donation

Tickets available on Eventbrite.com

More info: 212 926 0104

 90 minutes of Great Music, Historical Theatre & Big Fun 

This event covers two of the four part series,
starting from the Rhythms & Blues of the Slave Quarters Culminating to An International Phenomenon

Evolution of the Blues is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by LMCC.



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    Shades of Truth Theatre and Voza Rivers/ New Heritage Theatre

    in association with The Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Community Center present

    The Day Harlem Saved Dr. King written and directed by Michael Green

  • Empowering a New Generation

    Republished from Captrust, Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    by Sylvana Smith

    From Black Panther and convict to writer, poet, producer, college professor, Academy Award nominee, and youth advocate, Jamal Joseph’s life has taken a circuitous path to the present. His is a story of perennial social activism, advancing lessons from his Black Panther days to empower a new generation.

    Excuse Me, Young Brother, I Just Did

  • NYS Senate and Assemby Honors New Heritage Theatre Group 55th Anniversary
    In celebration of Black Theatre and New Heritage's 55th Anniversary the New York State Assembly recently honored and recognized Voza Rivers and Jamal Joseph on the floor of the Assembly. Oscar nominated IMPACT members performed . 
    Robert Rodriguez, 68th Assembly District, Inez E. District 70th Assembly District, Al Taylor 71st Assembly District, issued the following signed statement:
    albany senate assemby honors New Heritage Theatre Group"We have an organization worthy of the esteem of both the community  and the Great State of New York." 
     Later that day Assembly Member Inez Dickens stated:

    "Special thanks to Voza Rivers and Jamal Joseph on 55 years of excellence and prosperity in the Harlem community through arts & culture for Harlem's youth! I especially want to thank IMPACT children for an amazing performance here in Albany.We wish them all the best!"


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