Sylvester Manor: Black History Month Celebration, Bay Street / Feb 25


 

4th ANNUAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION

“Lift Every Voice: A Celebration of Music, Culture and Tradition

 

Sylvester Manor Educational Farm in partnership with Eastville Community Historical Society (ECHS) will present the 4th Annual Black History Month Celebration. This year’s program will explore the intersection of music, culture, and tradition.

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Lift Every Voice: A Celebration of Music, Culture and Tradition

Sunday, February 25, 2018, 2-4 p.m.

Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor

TICKETS: $15 / in advance  $20 / at the door

To purchase tickets, visit: https://www.sylvestermanor.org/black-history-month-2018/

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PROGRAM

The program will consist of a panel of speakers representing the musical history and traditions from diverse communities including African American and Native American cultures. Panel discussions will explore the intersection and interconnections of musical genres and how cultures and traditions merge creating a universal language of music from Gospel to Blues and Jazz, and Roots music to tribal rhythms. Panelists will reflect on social implications, politics, diplomacy, civil society and a vast range of views that reflect the diversity music encompasses.

Expert panelists include:

Henry Maxwell Letcher II – East End Jazz DJ, Musician and Jazz Historian 
Shane Weeks – Member of the Shinnecock Nation, Drummer and Musician
Karl Schwarz – Member of New Moon Acoustic Blues Band, Traditional Blues and Gospel Musician

Program:

2-3 p.m.       Panel discussions and musical presentations moderated by Dr. Georgette Grier-Key,

Executive Director of ECHS.

3-4 p.m.       Reception

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Sylvester Manor Educational Farm: Once a Native American hunting and fishing ground, Sylvester Manor has since 1652 been home to eleven generations of its original European settler family. Over time, the place has been transformed from a slaveholding provisioning plantation to an Enlightenment-era farm, then to a pioneering food industrialist’s estate and today to an organic educational farm responsive to, and supported by, our neighbors and friends worldwide. In light of this history, we envision a farm, a community, and a world where people celebrate food, arts, and inventiveness in the everyday, with a spirit of fairness and joy.

For more information, visit www.sylvestermanor.org.

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