JUNETEENTH

Theater company commemorates Juneteenth at Civic Center Library

Posted 6/12/22

The Kawambe-Omowale African Drum and Dance Theatre will celebrate Juneteenth  from 2 p.m. until 2:20 p.m. Saturday, June 18, in the Civic Center Library,  3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

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JUNETEENTH

Theater company commemorates Juneteenth at Civic Center Library

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The Kawambe-Omowale African Drum and Dance Theatre will celebrate Juneteenth  from 2 p.m. until 2:20 p.m. Saturday, June 18, in the Civic Center Library,  3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

The Kawambe-Omowale African Drum and Dance Theatre "offers a glimpse into the African and African Diaspora Culture through performances of drumming, dancing, singing and storytelling," according to the Phoenix-based arts company's website.

The group's members have traveled to Senegal and The Gambia in West Africa to study the music and dance of the Mande cultures, the website stated.

Juneteenth, which is Sunday, June 19, commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States.

The holiday was first celebrated in Texas where, on that date in 1865, slaves there learned of the  terms of the  Emancipation Proclamation.

The 20-minute program is limited to 30 individuals. A registration form is available  under the  event on the Scottsdale Public Library website.

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