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  • Juneteenth Celebration schedule of events -- from the Community Walk to the Magic of Motown Concert

    Wednesday, June 19 | 11:30 a.m.  | African Burying Ground | Portsmouth

    African Drumming: A Time to Praise, A Time to Honor, A Time to Heal

    Juneteenth Events

    9:30 a.m. Community Walk
    Hosted by the Seacoast African American Cultural Center, Green Acre Baha’i Center of Learning, and Seacoast NAACP, and led by The Leftist Marching Band, walk the 0.8-mile journey from Kittery, Maine, to the African Burying Ground in Portsmouth.

    10:30 a.m. Drumming Workshop
    Theo Martey, Director of The Akwaaba Ensemble, will lead a drumming workshop for children and parents that is sure to get you in the spirit. 

    11 a.m. African Drumming
    Experience Black joy through the healing rhythm of the drums and dance provided by the members of the Akwaaba Ensemble. Reverend Robert Thompson will conduct an opening ceremony to honor the ancestors who survived upon these shores. Taking place at the African Burying Ground.

    7:30 p.m. The Magic of Motown Concert
    End the day with "The Best Motown Show in the Country" at the Music Hall in Portsmouth. This show features a cast of 18 musicians who perfectly capture the sights and sounds of Motown with pitch-perfect harmonies, dynamic choreography, and costuming.

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    Get tickets for the concert here


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