Friends of Voza Rivers / New Heritage Theatre Group invite you to Celebrate his 80th Birthday

Wed, Dec 28, 2022, 7:00 PM EST

First Corinthian Baptist Church
1912 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard
New York, NY 10026

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 VOZA RIVERS, founding member of Harlem’s New Heritage Repertory Theatre (“NHRT”), (est. 1964), is one of the country’s leading African American theater, music, and events producer, and documentary filmmaker.

Voza has produced and/or co-produced theater, television projects, film festivals, and the historic HARLEM WEEK FESTIVAL now celebrating its 46th year anniversary. He has also produced tributes in Japan, South Africa, British Columbia, and the UK.

Highlights include:

TONY and GRAMMY nominated hit Broadway musical, “Sarafina!, by award-winning South African playwright Mbongeni Ngema, The OBIE award winning Woza Albert!; and the TONY nominated Asinamali! (also by Ngema), as well as The Tragedy of Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet, (featuring leading Black actors from the Royal Court Theatre Company and National Theatre of Great Britain), Emergency and Through the Night by AUDELCO AND OBIE award winning playwright and actor Daniel Beaty, Savior by international journalist  / playwright Esther Armah, and the OBIE award winning play The Huey P. Newton Story at the Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture in Harlem.


  • Voza Rivers / New Heritage Theatre Group and Rudi Mbele presents WOZA SOUTH AFRICA
    HARLEM: FEBRUARY 20, 2020 
    MOTHERLAND Messengers will make their Harlem debut as part of their 2020USA tour on Friday, March 6,at 7 PM at the historic Williams CME Church. Motherland Messengers are an ensemble of South African Gospel recording artists and musicians. Collectively they have wom numerous individul awards and have performed all over the world. This talented group of singers and musicians celebrates the power of spiritual music in their native languages and English and various musical genres including South African traditional gospel, Acapella, American Gospel and R&B. The producers are inviting all New Yorkers to come out and experience this complimentary performance and  these talented artists..
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