Cleveland, OH - Join the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in celebrating Juneteenth. As this day in history continues to resonate in new ways, we are proud to bring together a group of powerful and inspiring performers, culminating with a special performance from Djapo Cultural Arts Institute. This event takes place on the Rock Hall’s outdoor plaza and is free for everyone - for every race and color to enjoy.
WHEN: Saturday, June 19th from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- 12:15 p.m. - Afi Scruggs, a prolific electric bassist and multi-instrumentalist, including the balaphone, the West African ancestor of the xylophone, playing gospel, blues and jazz.
- 3:00 p.m. - Interactive Bucket Drum presented by Rainey Institute, a community anchor in Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood for more than a century changing the lives of over 2,500 children each year through music.
- 5:15 p.m. - Ngina Fayola, singer/songwriter/producer and self-taught guitarist from Guyana, Africa, whose style has been linked to artists such as Nina Simone, Betty Davis, and Lauren Hill.
- 6:30 p.m. - CowPastor performance from Cleveland Museum of Art, based upon the poem “The Namsetoura of CowPastor” that speaks of the Burning Seas with the arrival of slaves from Africa and depicts the spirit of CowPastor.
- 7:00 p.m. (*GREAT VISUALS*) - Djapo Cultural Arts Institute takes you on an exciting and challenging journey while interlacing folkloric dance, explosive drumming, song and poetry. Special guests include 3-time Grammy Award winning artist Magatte Sow, Composer of Folkloric Drumming on Marvels Black Panther, Percussionist for Angelique Kidjo and Cast Member of Coming to America II.
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