A Day to Energize and Recognize!
The celebration at Caramoor will feature family-friendly activities, which will explain and immerse people in black history and culture, as well as a music performance by Jeremiah Abiah (left), a Grammy Award, Latin Grammy Award, and NAACP Image Awards nominee, and internationally acclaimed recording artist recognized as one of the great vocal stylists of our time. Inspired by Nina Simone and Anita Baker, Abiah explores the depths of jazz and soul while creating a world distinctively his own with an ethereal six-octave range. Jeremiah will perform a soulful set of music at 4pm and a variety of family-friendly activities will round out this annual June jubilee steeped in tradition and joy.
The activities begin at 3pm with Sound Art guided explorations with friendly Caramoor teaching artists. Then audiences can try their skills at Double-Dutch with the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester and regional jump-step star Nethmi De Silva, who will explain the art of stepping and how to Double-Dutch rope jump.
Admission to the Juneteenth event at Caramoor is free; RSVP at https://caramoor.org/event/celebrate-juneteenth-summer-2022/.
Caramoor’s summer concert season opens June 18th and runs through August with concerts that embrace and explore music from many cultures and traditions. Caramoor’s President & CEO, Ed Lewis has this to say about it:
“This summer is one of the most dynamic in our history! Our incredible lineup of artists and repertoire includes voices from an array of backgrounds, eras, and lived experiences, reflecting a broad diversity of audiences from our stages. We’re thrilled to present a season of such powerful world-class music experiences in our picturesque outdoor venues and hope you’ll join us!”