A concert celebrating emancipation

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Montage of artists at the Slavery Concert – Somi (top) Marcus Miller (bottom left) and David Hinds (bottom right)

A concert was held in the General Assembly Hall on Friday, 22 March, to observe the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

The concert paid tribute to the emancipation of slaves as this year marks many key slavery abolition anniversaries in Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and, Latin America including the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation in the United States.

In this piece prepared by Beng Poblete-Enriquez, we will hear from some of the performers at the concert.

Duration: 2’49″

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