MAKE MUSIC DAY Tuesday, June 21, 2022 6-8 pm
Guilford, CT – The Henry Whitfield State Museum invites the public to Make Music Day, a free global celebration of music that takes place on the summer solstice – the longest day of the year. Enjoy a free outdoor music performance on the front lawn of the 1639 Whitfield House at 6:00-8:00 pm on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. The event features The Afro-Semitic Experience – an American roots jazz band with a difference. This six-piece group of Jewish-American and African American musicians has been performing, recording, and teaching together for almost 25 years. Their friendship ignites their passion and purpose: “Together, as a band, we merge our musical roots, Jewish and Afro-diasporic melodies and grooves, combining the core concepts of àse and shalom – power, action, unity, and peace. Our music embodies the radical notion that people of different faiths, races, and beliefs can come together through music; to celebrate and build community. Our repertoire is a mix of original compositions and arrangements of pieces curated from Jewish and African-diasporic cultures.”
Bring chairs and blankets, and a variety of food and refreshments will be available for purchase from onsite vendors. There is no charge for attending the performance, parking, or entering the Visitor Center (galleries, gift shop, restrooms), and the Whitfield House will be closed. The rain date is Wednesday, June 22 – check the museum’s Facebook and Instagram for notices. For more information, call 203-453-2457, e-mail email@example.com, or visit https://portal.ct.gov/ECD-HenryWhitfieldStateMuseum. Support provided by CT Humanities.