Mount Vernon hosts acclaimed music historian Richard Josey, accompanied by Collective Journey musicians, for a special evening that celebrates the African and African American music from 7pm-8:15pm. Following the performance, join Josey and the Collective Journey group for wine and hors d'oeuvres in the Ford Orientation Center.

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Add to Calendar 04/04/2019 19:00:00 12/31/1969 21:00:00 America/Rio_Branco How Sweet the Sound

Mount Vernon hosts acclaimed music historian Richard Josey, accompanied by Collective Journey musicians, for a special evening that celebrates the African and African American music from 7pm-8:15pm. Following the performance, join Josey and the Collective Journey group for wine and hors d'oeuvres in the Ford Orientation Center.

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In the 18th and 19th centuries, music served an important role in daily life for enslaved and free individuals of African descent. Singing and dancing could continue African traditions, make work more bearable, express religious faith, and provide an outlet for sorrow, joy, and hope.

During this performance, Collective Journeys uses drums, bells, and shekeres representative of instruments from the 18th and 19th centuries to bring to life African folk music, hymns, the musicians perform and discuss music’s role in everyday life.

The performance begins at 7pm. Refreshments and conversation with the performers follows from 8:15pm to 9pm.

Collective Journeys, musicians
Brenda Parker, featured guest performer

Funga Alafia
Ogunde'
Tue' Tue'
Lost John
Diamond Joe
Gahu
Sit Down, Servant, Sit Down
Trouble So Hard
Daniel
Steal Away
Amazing Grace

About Richard Josey

About Richard Josey

Richard Josey is the Founder and Principal Consultant for Collective Journeys LLC, a consultation and contracting service for museums and historical organizations interested in producing inclusive historical narratives. He spent 20 years at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and the Minnesota Historical Society, where he managed interpretive programs and developed programs that cross class, race, and gender boundaries. Josey is also an alum of the Getty Leadership Institute and the formerly titled Seminar of Historic Administration.

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