Mon, Jan 16|
United Methodist Church Saratoga Springs
MLK Saratoga: Songs are the Soul of a Movement: Honoring Dr. King with Music and Community
Community Event Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - MLK Saratoga Emcee Host: "Soulist" Garland Nelson
Time & Location
Jan 16, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
United Methodist Church Saratoga Springs, 175 5th Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USA
About the event
Songs are the Soul of a Movement: Honoring Dr. King with Music and Community
We will close the Dr. King Celebration Weekend by honoring Dr. King with music and community, with a little history and activism sprinkled in. Hosted by our friend Soulist Garland Nelson.
Our program will begin with Freedom’s Highways - an interactive performance about artists, civil rights and protest songs. Donald Hyman will cover artists such as The Staple Singers, Peter, Paul and Mary, and Aretha Franklin and demonstrate how they used their platform to shed more light on the civil rights movement alongside Dr. King.
We will then be joined by Jermaine Wells and the Ill Funk Ensemble who will perform historical civil rights and contemporary protest songs, providing some history and some energizing inspiration.
We'll hear from some local community activists and our city's first poet laureate, Joseph Bruchac.
There will be refreshments and fellowship, too. FREE. No reservation necessary.
Check our the full schedule of events for the 2023 Dr. King Celebration Weekend: https://www.mlksaratoga.org/celebration-weekend