Freedom Sounds Festival: Saturday Evening Concert

Date & Time
Saturday, September 24, 2016 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
No Registration Required
About this Event

Join us on the National Mall for a night of hip-hop, funk, and rock by groups who have changed the face of African American popular music. Evening concerts take place on the Freedom Stage. Living Colour debuted their recipe of funk, metal, jazz, and punk on the 1989 album Vivid, which won two GRAMMY Awards in the hard rock category. After a period of solo projects, this dynamic group reunited in 2000 and continues to record and tour, with a new release slated for 2017. Public Enemy fuses hip-hop rhythms with poetic lyrics addressing social and political issues centering on the black experience. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013, the ever-evolving group is widely sampled, influencing all varieties of popular music worldwide. The Roots are recognized as one of the most musically creative and in-demand groups today. From high school buskers on the street corners of Philadelphia to late-night television’s most celebrated band, they have always expressed musical depth and artistry through original material and collaborations. Freedom Sounds: A Community Celebration honors the grand opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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