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Discovering Amistad – A Two Part Cultural Event

Saturday
Aug
26
2023

Show: 11:00am

Ticket Price: $15 – $20

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Presented by the Ridgefield Playhouse Board of Directors

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About the Artist

In honor of Juneteenth, The Board of Directors of the Ridgefield Playhouse and Discovering Amistad have joined together to present a unique, two-part cultural event.

11:00AM Drum Call

Ridgefield Chorale sings “Dry Your Tears” by John Williams
Opening Remarks
Quoron Walker sings “Oh Freedom”

11:30AM Tour Begins

Part two of this cultural event takes place on August 26th at Captain’s Cove Seaport in Bridgeport, where the Amistad recreation will be reserved solely for our ticket holders. Patrons will be greeted with traditional African drumming and dancing, along with welcoming remarks by both Discovering Amistad and The Ridgefield Playhouse. From there, the Discovering Amistad staff will treat you to private tours of the ship, where you can learn about its history and connection to Connecticut. Legal scholars consider the Amistad lawsuit to be the first international human rights trial on record. As Executive Director of Discovering Amistad, Paula Mann-Agnew says, “This initiative is designed to expand knowledge through a variety of mediums; including, a movie viewing, moderated panel discussion and tours on our 129ft Freedom Schooner. To enhance the experience, each event will be infused with Afrocentric arts expressions including drumming, dance and music. Please join us for this unforgettable event.”

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