Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States dates back to 1865, when on June 19, Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and the enslaved were now free. This event was two and a half years after President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, which had become official January 1, 1863.
Presented by the Colour of Festival Chamber Music Series, Atlanta-based African-American chamber act KAJ Trio will present a special concert honoring Juneteenth at East Cooper Montessori School, located at 250 Ponsbury Road, Mount Pleasant on Thursday, June 19 at 7 p.m. This special performance is sponsored by the I'On Group and I'On Club.
Since its inception in 2003, the KAJ Trio, consisting of the Joyner brothers Khari, Amyr and Jarin, have been delighting audiences with their unique virtuosity and musicality. Amyr Joyner debuted at the inaugural Colour of Music Festival in Charleston as one of two concertmasters in Oct. 2013.
Tickets to the event are $20, $10 for students. Visit www.colorofmusic.org for more information or to purchase tickets.