WHEN: June 19, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm • WHERE: African Burying Ground Memorial Park
Chestnut Street between Court & State St. Portsmouth, New Hampshire
COST: Free CONTACT: Black Heritage Trail New Hampshire 603-570-8469 Email Event website
|Honored to be invited to join the Akwaaba Ensemble in this special celebration, commemoration & ceremony.|
DANCE OF THE ANCESTORS:
Ritual, Chants, Drumming & Movement • Saturday, June 19, 3:00 PM • Live Drumming & Dance • Free
The closing event, streamed live from the Portsmouth African Burying Ground, features Chief Wándé Abímbọ́lá, a Yoruba priest and the Àwísẹ Awo Àgbàyé (Voice of Ifa in the World), Chief Oscar Mokeme from the Nmuo Society, and members from Akwaaba Ensemble with special guest artist, Randy Armstrong who will honor the ancestors through rituals, chants, African drumming, and dance. This event is live and live-streamed on Zoom, Facebook & YouTube.
BHTNH 2021 Juneteenth events are sponsored by:
Eastern Bank, ReVision Energy, People’s Bank, University of New Hampshire, The Music Hall, & Centrus Digital.