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May 30th, 2013

Celebrate the End of Slavery on Juneteenth at Plymouth Church

On June 9th (yes, another thing to do on June 9th), the gorgeous, land marked Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights (Henry Ward Beecher’s church at one time), will host a Juneteenth Celebration featuring performances from Daptone recording artist Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens alongside Asthmatic Kitty’s The Welcome Wagon – who’s albums were produced by Sufjan Stevens and released on his critically acclaimed label.

Juneteenth, in its 144th year, is a nationwide celebration of the end of slavery in the United States. Plymouth Church was a leader in the abolitionist movement, home base for Henry Ward Beecher and champion of the Fisk Jubilee Singers – who were credited with the early popularization of the Negro spiritual. With its rich history in music and the emancipation movement, the church is a fitting place for this Juneteenth Celebration.

Both Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens and The Welcome Wagon perform gospel music peppered with soul (Naomi) and indie pop (The Welcome Wagon). Having begun her singing career as a child in the South, Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens hail from Brooklyn and perform their soulful gospel music all over the world. In addition to her band, Naomi is an emcee and active participant at the Greater Crossroads Baptist Church in Brooklyn every Sunday.

ADVANCE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE: $20 in advance, $25 day of show; click here to purchase: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/269819

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