Which side are you on, friend? A Freedom Songs Festival
Feb. 18 22
Featuring The Peace Poets, Justin Hicks, Chaney Sims, Equality for Flatbush and The Illustrious Blacks
TICKETS: $30 festival pass (gets you in to all five nights).
In the wake of continued racial injustice in America, JACK provides a platform for contemporary artists to revisit and reinterpret songs of the Civil Rights era, and share protest songs of the current movement, in an effort to fill our city with activist energy.
Feb. 18 at 8 pm: The Moment: Protest Songs of Right Now, featuring The Peace Poets, JoAnn DeLuna and We are Temporary, among others.
Tickets: $10 (advance sales for this specific event: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1265557)
Feb. 19 20 at 8 pm: The Odetta Project: waterboy and the mighty world Justin Hicks brings Odetta, the Queen of American Folk Music, back to life through an evening of channeling, covering and re-mixing her great works. Produced by Kaneza Schaal.
Tickets: $15 at the door, $12 in advance (advance sales for this specific event: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1233847).
Feb. 21 at 8 pm: Grammy-nominee Chaney Sims presents an evening filled with performers channeling freedom songs of the civil rights era.
Tickets: $15 (advance sales for this specific event: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1233867)
Feb. 22 at 3 pm: activists Equality for Flatbush lead a community discussion around gentrification, and how to get involved in the fight for tenants' rights.
Feb. 22, from 6 - 11 pm: The Blowout: An activist dance party led by The Illustrious Blacks.
Tickets: $10 at the door. (more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/339707846231230/)
Pictured: Chaney Sims
505 Waverly Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238