Juneteenth is an American Holiday which commemorates the declaration of the end of slavery on the actual day, June 19th, in Texas, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. It is not yet accepted in all states, probably destined to follow the Martin Luther King Day which took a number of years to become a federal holiday.
There are so many brilliant composers of African descent who wrote music of all genres. Rather than choosing one of two, I would like to share with you a marvelous program designed by Dr. Carl Blake, a pianist who I have had the great pleasure to present for two intimate house concerts about 15 years ago.
I hope you enjoy this journey through the continents and centuries.
The Dranoff2 Piano