Sat, Jun 17|
Juneteenth Concert: Colonial Crossroads
Time & Location
Jun 17, 2:00 PM
Visitor's Center, 1 Clermont Ave, Germantown, NY 12526, USA
About the Event
**Please note: this program has been moved to the Visitor's Center due to the forecasted rain and storms.
On June 19th, 1865, enslaved people living in Texas were freed. With Texas being the last place in the traitorous Confederacy that the Emancipation Proclamation to reach, that day became synonymous with the freeing of enslaved people in America. Now a federal holiday, the name is derived from combining “June” and “nineteenth”. Musical group "Carla and Keyes", consisting of Lynne Hall and Jim Keyes, present a family friendly interpretation of African and European traditions and instruments that influenced each other during the Colonial and Revolutionary years. The audience is encouraged to participate in call-and-response and body percussion techniques. Jim is a multi-instrumentalist who uses baroque guitar, mandolin, mountain dulcimer and recorders to perform European music from the Colonial Era. Carla represents the African side of Colonial America through stories and songs performed on Shekere and Djembe. This program is free, but registration is required. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket, as seating will not be provided.