African jazz ensemble which will play at Juneteenth MoSH event

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Black Freedom at MoSH

 The Museum of Science & History (MoSH) has announced its new event, Juneteenth: A Celebration of Black Freedom, to be held on Sunday, June 19, 2022, on the lawn of the Pink Palace Mansion.  

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Black Freedom event will be a two-hour celebration with music on the lawn of the Pink Palace location of MoSH. The African Jazz Ensemble, led by Ekpe Abioto, will perform an outdoor concert for guests. The 10-piece band, featuring some of Memphis’s finest musicians, has been playing together for more than 40 years, creating music that incorporates African influences into traditional jazz, soul, and R&B. 

There will be finger foods and refreshments on the mansion porch, as well as a cash bar for adult beverages. Seating will be provided, but guests are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets.  

“We are thrilled to partner with the Memphis community to honor Black freedom from slavery and commemorate this important milestone,” says Michele Arquette-Palermo, Director of Community Engagement for the Museum. “Being able to feature the African Jazz Ensemble, with their vibrant beat, will make this a celebration for Memphis.” 

The event will take place from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. More about Juneteenth: A Celebration of Black Freedom can be found here, including ticketing information.  

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