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Inaugural Freedom Festival and Juneteenth Celebration

June 15, 2013 @ 3:00 pm 8:00 pm EDT

This event celebrates diverse freedom movements, and is inspired by Juneteenth, the oldest national commemoration of the abolition of slavery in the United States. The festival features performances by Taína Asili y la Banda Rebelde and M.A.K.U.

At 3 pm, Troy Bike Rescue will hold a bike clinic and bike schwag art workshop.

At 4 pm, we will host a community potluck and hold the inauguration of Freedom Square.

At 5 pm, Puerto Rican vocalist Taína Asili y la Banda Rebelde performs, carrying on the tradition of her ancestors, fusing past and present struggles into one soulful and defiant voice.

At 6:30 pm, M.A.K.U. Sound System takes the stage. M.A.K.U. is a New York-based Afro-Colombian band inflected with jazz, rock, hip-hop, punk, and Colombian folkloric rhythms. This event is the inaugural event at Freedom Square!

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