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Juneteenth: Freedom’s Song at the Academy Center of the Arts | FREE

June 22 @ 7:30 pm EDT

Join us in a powerful celebration of freedom and culture at “Juneteenth: Freedom’s Song.” Under the exceptional music direction of Telly Tucker, the Juneteenth Coalition and the Academy Center of the Arts are thrilled to present an inspiring evening that intertwines music, spoken word, and reflection.
“Juneteenth: Freedom’s Song” is a vibrant showcase featuring a sonic timeline of spirituals and gospel music that narrates the African American journey towards freedom. This event captures the profound essence of songs that have not only enriched the gospel genre but also significantly influenced the movement for freedom and equality in America. Admission is ticketed but free to the public.
– Musical Direction by Telly Tucker: Experience the dynamic leadership of Telly Tucker, bringing together the most resonant and soul-stirring melodies.
– Sonic Timeline: Journey through the pivotal moments of history with music that inspired generations.
– Spoken Word Performances: Engage with powerful narratives and reflections that complement the musical performances, adding depth and context to the evening
Juneteenth: Freedom’s Song is sponsored by Framatome, Juneteenth Coalition, Virginia Commision for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts.