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Juneteenth Celebration: Sounds of Freedom!

June 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join a special Juneteenth Celebration: Sounds of Freedom! An evening of rhythms, stories, poetry, dance, crafts and LIVE music

In collaboration with the Parkway Central Library Music Department, Sistahs Laying Down Hands Collective Lead Percussionist and Artistic Director, Karen “Magic Fingaz” Smith & Friends presents : A special very inclusive Juneteenth Celebration: Sounds of Freedom!! An evening of rhythms, stories, poetry, dance, crafts and LIVE music! This program will also highlight: the Summer solstice, Pride and Music Month!

Karen “Magic Fingaz” Smith, Brooklyn Native, Philly Resident, is a Professional Percussionist, Playwright, Poet, Director, Teaching Artist, Curator and now Pie-Maker!!! Karen is a recipient of several grants including Leeway Foundation’s Art and Change and Illuminate the Arts Grants . Ms. Smith is the Founder, Artistic Director and Lead Percussionist of Weez the Peeples and Sistahs Laying Down Hands Collectives. Called “Sounds of Freedom” by Philadelphia Inquirer, Ms. Smith has worked with many individual artists, groups, theatrical production companies, studio recordings and currently curating a project with Breast Cancer Surgeon, Dr. Monique Gary called ‘Breastival’ a week long of events centered around Breast Cancer Awareness. “Possible is Possible ” is my daily mantra!


Parkway Central Library, Free Library of Philadelphia
Grand Lobby, 1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States