A Colonial Fair and music with Jubilee Voices!
Join us at the Benjamin Banneker Colonial Fair, as members of the Washington Revels Jubilee Voices take the audience on a journey through early African American songs, shouts, hollers, and work songs. Enjoy the music that is all interwoven with history, stories, poetry, and audience participation. You’ll learn the roots of early African American rituals and song, hear about the lives of Africans in early America, and participate in traditions such as the ring shout.
Jubilee Voices is committed to preserving and sharing African American history, music and traditions. Using a cappella music, drama and dance, Jubilee Voices presents songs and stories of struggle and perseverance, and of trials and triumphs. The group, inaugurated in 2010, now performs regularly at heritage sites throughout the Washington, DC area. Jubilee Voices has made appearances on the PBS show “Time Team America,” and on the “CNN Situation Room” (celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation). Music from the ensemble was also featured in the finale of the PBS Civil War drama, “Mercy Street.”