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Juneteenth

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 3 PM

HARRIET TUBMAN THEATER

50 E. FREEDOM WAY, CINCINNATI, OHIO 45202

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, INCLUDED WITH REGULAR ADMISSION

 

Juneteenth or June 19, 1865, is considered the date when the last slaves in America were freed. Although the rumors of freedom were widespread prior to this, emancipation did not come until General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas and issued General Order No. 3, on June 19, 1865. Today we celebrate Juneteenth as a reminder of the triumph of the human spirit over the institution of slavery.  

PROGRAM

Featuring Kraig Brock, a young pioneer of the North American Steel Band Culture. Brock will explore the African Diaspora and Music in the New World. Kraig, on pace to become one of the first mainstream Steel Pan Educators, Clinician and Performer, developed technical fluency and virtuosic freedom on percussion instruments such as Marimba, Vibraphone and authentic styles of Afro-Cuban Hand Drumming. In partnership with Juneteenth Cincinnati. Family friendly activities and crafts located throughout second and third floor galleries. 

 

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Friday, June 19, 2015 - 3:00pm
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