'Get Free' Juneteenth Celebration

Tue Jun 18 2024 at 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Clement's Place | Newark

Department of Africana Studies
Publisher/HostDepartment of Africana Studies
'Get Free' Juneteenth Celebration
Live jazz and poetry, open mic + special guests. Free food. Good vibes.
About this Event

Get ready for a special Juneteenth Celebration with the ‘Get Free Collective’ featuring acclaimed poet and scholar Naomi Extra and drummer and activistJerome Jennings. Live jazz and poetry, open mic + special guests. Free food. Resources. Good vibes.
The GET FREE COLLECTIVE is a jazz, hip hop, and creative music band co-founded by poet Naomi Extra and drummer Jerome Jennings in 2020. The collective is comprised of a shifting array of artists--singers, poets, dancers, musicians--who perform together and participate in the exchange of intellectual and creative ideas. They use the stage as a site of consciousness-raising, social justice imagining, and as a space to challenge the limits of language and sound work.

Featured Artists: Malik McLaurine (bass)Yunie Mojica (sax)Jordan Williams (piano, keys) Carlos "Carly" Maldonado (percussion)J Hoard (singer)Maurice Chestnut (tap)Jerome Jennings (drums)Titi Afolabi (poet)Ysabel Gonzalez (poet)Marwa Helal (poet)Ebony Odom-Barnes (poet)Naomi Extra (poet)

This program is made possible by a Cultural Programming grant from Rutgers University-Newark and sponsorship from the Department of Africana Studies, the Clement Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, and the Newark Public Library.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Clement's Place, 15 Washington Street, Newark, United States


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