On June 19, 2022, Hued Songs will present The Juneteenth Experience, a multidisciplinary, immersive performance honoring America’s second Independence Day, Juneteenth, at the historic North Beach Bandshell. The performance will be helmed by a powerful and diverse cast of local artists, including Ace Anderson, Shanna Woods, Vanya Allen, Miriam King, J’Von Brown, Jasmine Williams, Christian Reategui, and Stephan St. Louis with animation by Izia Lindsay and led by a creative team that includes Kunya Rowley, Michelle Grant-Murray, Wilkie Ferguson, III, and Joseph Cloud.
“This is a celebration of Juneteenth Past, Present, and Future,” comments artistic director Kunya Rowley. “Following our first ever Juneteenth Experience in 2021, this year’s performance seeks to continue the conversation around cultural identity and what Juneteenth looks like here in South Florida.” Pre-concert attendees will enjoy music and experience a broadcasting of original short films centered around Black identity. The performance will be presented for free, live at the North Beach Bandshell, as well as via digital live stream. Doors to the Bandshell will open at 6:30PM, with the performance beginning at 8PM.Guests can RSVP for either by visiting eventbrite.
June 19th, 1865 commemorates the day when Federal troops took control of the state of Texas – the last remaining state to ignore the new law freeing all enslaved people. Now in its second year, The Juneteenth Experience sprouted as a catalyst for change when racial and social injustices took center stage in 2020 and aims to be an annual celebration of freedom, Black artists, Black Miami, and community. In 2023, Hued Songs will expand The Juneteenth Experience to Broward and Palm Beach counties.
What: The Juneteenth Experience: A Free, Multidisciplinary Celebration of Juneteenth
Date & Time: Sunday, June 19th, 2022 | Doors open at 6:30PM | Performance at 8PM
Location: The North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33141
About Hued Songs
Hued Songs celebrates Black culture through artistic experience, rooted in music. Through song, spoken word, dance, and heart, we seek to amplify Black stories across three core principles: 1) To provide a platform on which Black and Brown artists can be seen, heard, & paid 2) To make the arts accessible by ensuring all performances are offered at little to no cost 3) To build community through culturally-affirming experiences and performances. For more, visit www.huedsongs.org.
The Juneteenth Experience is made possible by the generous support of The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, and The Miami Dade Department of Cultural-Affairs.