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Nnenna Ogwo & Sterling Strings: Annual Juneteenth Celebration

Joe's Pub

June 19

~90 Mintues

Doors at 6PM
Show at 7PM

Pianist/Composer Nnenna Ogwo returns to Joe’s Pub for her annual Juneteenth Celebration, an event which takes its name from the announcement of the emancipation of slaves on June 19, 1865 in Galveston, Texas. Known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, Nnenna marks the occasion by reveling in the music of those that took their freedom and made art. Armed with a fresh collection of music from the vast and varied output of the African Diaspora, Nnenna invites the audience to explore the concept of freedom in all its forms:  expressive, personal, political and artistic. Joined again by the dazzling Sterling Strings (along with some very special surprise guests), she takes you on a journey from Margaret Bonds to Marvin Gaye, and from the depths of the Blues to the art songs of H.T Burleigh.