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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

2020-01-16 10:30:00 2020-01-16 12:00:00 America/Chicago Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Main Library

Thursday, January 16
10:30am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-01-16 10:30:00 2020-01-16 12:00:00 America/Chicago Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Celebrate Dr. King with a program featuring Ausettua AmorAmenkum, Bamboula 2000, Voices of Pride, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Planning Commission. Main Library

Celebrate Dr. King with a program featuring Ausettua AmorAmenkum, Bamboula 2000, Voices of Pride, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Planning Commission.

Keynote speaker Ausettua AmorAmenkum is committed to the research and presentation of indigenous people of the diaspora. Ausettua is a vegan chef for Soul Sisters Creole Vegetarian Cuisine, director of Kumbuka African Drum and Dance Collective, co-director of the Drama Club of the Louisiana Correctional Facility for Women at St. Gabriel and The Graduates, a group of formerly incarcerated women who tell their stories to make others aware of the effects of mass incarceration of women in Louisiana. She is an adjunct professor of dance at Tulane University, and the Big Queen of the Washitaw Nation Black Indian Tribe. Ausettua is the recently retired 9-1-1 Public Engagement Manager. A native of New Orleans, she is a graduate of McDonogh 35 High School and Dillard University, the mother of Nailah and the Ye-Ye of Amina Mosi.

Bamboula 2000 is deeply rooted in the soul of Congo Square in New Orleans. This exciting music and dance experience, formed in 1994, has become beloved in New Orleans and beyond. Bamboula 2000’s music is influenced by New Orleans, the Caribbean and Africa. The group has won the prestigious Big Easy Award for Best World Music group three times and has been nominated 8 times. In addition, Bamboula 2000 reaches thousands of children annually through their Imagination Tour dance and drum workshops.

Voices of Pride, the Edna Karr High School Choir, is directed by Mr. Senais Edwards III.

Light refreshments will be served.

In partnership with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Planning Commission.

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Children | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Music | Community | Arts & Cultural |

TAGS: | Music | Community | Arts & Cultural |

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