Celebrate Juneteenth with a special night of music that is sure to entertain, educate, and leave you wanting more! Starting with Africa's Call of the Drums, this musical journey will continue into the 1800s with the Negro spirituals sung by slaves; their hidden messages serving as beacons of freedom and hope. We'll continue through the 20th century with the music of traditional gospel, culminating with today's contemporary music and praise dance. Roots, blues, and jazz will come together in a uniquely American gospel music experience!
Presenting this night of uplifting music will be the adult, men's, and youth choirs of Albuquerque's Emmanuel, Mount Olive, and Shiloh Baptists Churches. Carolyn Traylor, national recording artist and Stellar Award winner, will be the evening's featured performer. Music director, Rikki Warren and Eugene Pickett will lead the Call of the Drums. Also included are the talents of Calvin Appleberry and praise dancer Wayne Stinson. Curator and emcee for this special show is New Mexico's own Cecilia Webb, host of KUNM's "Train to Glory".