Navidad Nuestra

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Navidad Nuestra ("Our Nativity") is a described as a "folk drama of the Nativity" by Ariel Ramírez (1921-2010)[1] and Félix Luna (1925–2009)[2].

The original text

Based on the rhythms and traditions of Hispanic America, this work was originally written in 1964, with music by Ramirez and lyrics by Luna. It tells the Christmas story from the annunciation to the flight into Egypt in different South American styles. Copyright 1965 by Editorial Pigal, Argentina.

Translations and adaptations

The text translated into English by lyricist Louise Dobbs.

Performance history in South Africa

1968: Performed by the Durban Catholic Players Guild, opening on 17 December 1968. It was directed by Geoffrey Sutherland with John Montgomery, Peter Grant, Anthony Bullimore, Susan Hemphill, Ann Vels, Craig Horner, and others. Costumes designed by Geoffrey Sutherland.


Teater SA, 1(3), 1969.

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