Archive for the Jubilee Voices Category

Feb. 18 – Jubilee Voices at the Alexandria Lyceum

Washington Revels Jubilee Voices will explore the Gullah-Geechee culture and life on St Simons Island, Georgia in the program, “Wade in the Water.” Developed in partnership with Georgia-based Mercer University, this presenttion combines stories of the Gullah Geechee community told through six student films, with music and spoken word.

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June 15 – Josiah Henson’s Birthday Celebration

Come celebrate the birthday of Josiah Henson, Underground Railroad Conductor and Montgomery County resident on Saturday, June 15th! Washington Revels Jubilee Voices will perform at 11:30 a.m. The full event runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and features: Historical cooking demonstrations Tours Film screenings Games and

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June 19 – Juneteenth Concert in Alexandria

Singing the Journey: Juneteenth Joy. Join Washington Revels Jubilee Voices and the Office of Historic Alexandria for a concert, “Singing the Journey: Juneteenth Joy.” Jubilee Voices will perform a lively, interactive performance featuring traditional music and spoken word that traces the history of African Americans from enslavement to the Civil Rights Movement.

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Hitting the Road: Exploring Georgia Sea Islands Culture Through Music and Oral History

As Jubilee Voices celebrates its 13th year, the group will be taking a special road trip to St. Simons Island, Georgia, to perform a program blending digital stories, music, and education about the island’s Gullah-Geechee community. The program is part of the Coastal Georgia Research Initiative, a ten-year partnership between Mercer University’s College of Professional Advancement and the St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition.

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