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The Spirits Sing Across the Mountains 2010


Purpose Lounge [s6k Arts, Reconstruct Art, BreakThrough Techn.],
chashama & Jamaica Performing Arts Center in association with
Harlem Arts Alliance, The Apollo Theater, Allen-Stevenson School,
and FM Charities
"The Spirits Sing Across the Mountains"
A Juneteenth Commemoration Celebrating the Harlem, NY & Jamaica, Queens Artistic and Cultural Communities.
Concept and Executive Producer, Darryl Montgomery

Elixirs sponsored by Harlem Brewery Co.
Catering supplied by Creative Catering
 Additional support provided by: Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Art from the Heart Productions, Gifts From Deez Hands, Printing Resolutions, Progressive Unlimited, Type A Marketing
 Official media sponsor: Harlem World Magazine

chashama 461 Studio Gallery, 461 West 126th St., Harlem and the Jamaica Performing Arts Center, located at153rd Street & Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica Queens, are hosting two weeks of exciting and educational events, commemorating & celebrating the 145 year of the end of legalized enslavement in the United States of America.

Two legendary New York communities connect for a multi-ethnic and multi-generational remembrance of Juneteenth and its cultural legacy. By using history as a guide and art as a tool for transformation, we explore new ways to improve our communities and ourselves.

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[all events R free 2 enter - open 2 the public - all ages welcome]

The chashama 461 Studio Gallery Juneteenth Gala
Friday, June 18th  [8pm to midnight]

Come and enjoy our Juneteenth celebration with plenty of art, music, stimulating conversation, free food & drinks

[*] a documentary mastermix presentation by veteran experimental video artist Darryl Hell [of Abstinence & Emergency Broadcast Network]
[*] live dj sets by Selectress Iriela [Second World | Culture Fest International | 88.9FM] & DJ Hell []
[*] Special guests
[*] At midnight, we will have [5] five minutes of silence (one minute for each one hundred years) for the millions of people and countless generations, spanning nearly 500 years, that never realized their own freedom and then a cheer of joy for a hopeful future.
[*] A raffle for a pair of tickets to see "Memphis" on Broadway

@ The chashama 461 Studio Gallery, Harlem, NY
June 17th to June 27th  [open Tuesday to Sat, 12 - 6pm]

Featuring a mixed-media exhibition by: Reconstruct Art, Aleathia Brown, Ademola Olugebefola, "Ride: The Lifestyle of Urban Motorcycling", Purpose Lounge, Allen-Stevenson Prep School for Boys, Progressive Unlimited, Rural Haiti Project

We will also feature special events throughout the exhibition
* All special events are 7pm to 9pm [Thur, Fri, Sat]
* except Saturday, June 26th
- Documentary screenings
- Lectures
- Town-hall style meetings

@ The Jamaica Performing Arts Center, Jamaica, Queens
Saturday, June 26th  [12 noon to 9pm]

12 noon to 4pm          Documentary screenings in the theater
[*] An entertaining and educational 4-hour video mastermix entitled “Legacy of Freedom.” Compiled and edited by veteran experimental video artist Darryl Hell.

4pm to 6:30pm           Live Art exhibition in the lobby & lounge
Live art performance by Aleathia Brown  in the lounge
[*] Mixed media exhibition featuring; Reconstruct Art, Darryl Hell, "Ride: The Lifestyle of Urban Motorcycling," Lawrence Joyner, Purpose Lounge, Progressive Unlimited, Rural Haiti Project, and the Allen-Stevenson Prep School for Boys
[*] Free healthy catered food and drinks will be served during this segment

7pm to 9pm                 Feature presentation in the theater
[*] Historical Q&A with Community Board 12th District Manager Yvonne Reddick,
Ademola Olugebefola, Harlem Arts Alliance, Rural Haiti Project
[*] Presentation by "Ride: The Lifestyle of Urban Motorcycling"
[*] A special presentation by The Apollo Theater historian and performances by two Apollo Amateur Night winners
[*] A dance performance by The Perfect Imperfection Artist Development Company

[*] A raffle for a pair of tickets to see "FELA" on Broadway
[*] A raffle for a pair of tickets to the legendary Apollo Theater
[*] A Juneteenth commemoration

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