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Let Freedom Ring: A Musical Celebration of Juneteenth with Lara Downes

Lara Downes
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On a day when America commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in our country, we welcome you to Let Freedom Ring: A Musical Celebration of Juneteenth with Lara Downes.

Join Classical KC at 4 pm on Saturday June 19th to honor Juneteenth, a day when America commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in our country, for Let Freedom Ring: A Musical Celebration of Juneteenth with Lara Downes. Lara has been shining a bright light on the music and contributions of Black composers through her performances, podcasts and recordings. Lara will take listeners on a unique journey through musical heritage and the celebration of freedom.

Pianist Lara Downes is a sought-after performer, Billboard Chart-topping recording artist, producer, curator, activist, arts advocate, host of KDFC's Evening Music with Lara Downes and Resident Artists for KUSC (Los Angeles) and KDFC (San Francisco). Her musical roadmap seeks inspiration from the legacies of history, family, and collective memory, excavating the broad landscape of American music to create a series of acclaimed performance and recording projects that serve as gathering spaces for her listeners to find common ground and shared experience.

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