Juneteenth Ukulele Celebration
Celebrate Juneteenth with song! Emancipation for slaves in the U.S. may have officially begun in 1863, but many areas of the country didn't get the news until June 19, 1865. Celebrated by African-Americans for years, Juneteenth became a federally recognized holiday in 2021.
We'll dip into the deep well of music from the Black experience, learning a little history and learning how to play traditional and contemporary songs of freedom and empowerment. Co-led by Angela Alston, who will share her own experience.
All levels welcome - including folks who would just like to sing! We'll learn some ukulele techniques that'll add texture to the songs. You'll get the most out of this class if you can maintain a fairly steady strum and change with relative ease among these chords: G, G7, C, D, D7, Dm, A, Am, E7, F. Baritone chords not covered.
WHEN: Sunday, June 12, 4:00-5:30 p.m. EST
WHERE: Online via Zoom
REGISTRATION: Click here to register
COST: $35. Includes class packet and access to class recording on Youtube for at least a year.
$5 from each ticket will be donated to the Rokeby Museum, a stop on the Underground Railway, right here in Vermont!
No one will be turned away due to financial issues. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get you in!
Can't make the class on the 12th? Register and you'll have access to the video!
NOTE: ZOOM LINK WILL BE IN THE ORDER CONFIRMATION EMAIL.