Juneteenth: A Celebration of Resilience| Community Soundstage: A Conversation with Amythyst Kiah

Date & Time
Saturday, June 19, 2021 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location
African American History and Culture Museum
Virtual
Event Type
After Five, Celebrations, Performances, Webcasts & Online
Cost
Free

Registration Recommended
About this Event

All Juneteenth programs are pre-recorded and will be available On-Demand beginning June 14 at noon ET.

We encourage you to celebrate with us on June 19 with a virtual watch party including enhanced social media @nmaahc

 

Go to Juneteenth Page

About the Program


Amythyst Kiah, whose rock inflected country compositions redefine the limits of roots music to represent the influence of black musicians, will perform three acoustic numbers, including her breakout hit “Black Myself”. In an interview with Dwandalyn Reece, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs, Kiah will discuss her highly anticipated album, Wary + Strange and her belief that music helps her listeners recognize the intersection of historic and contemporary social justice challenges.


This program is generously supported by Ford Motor Company.

Amythyst Kiah, whose rock inflected country compositions redefine the limits of roots music to represent the influence of black musicians, will play a selection of songs including her breakout hit, Black Myself, from the highly acclaimed recording Songs of Our Native Daughters, which also featured Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla and Allison Russell. In a brief interview with NMAAHC leadership, Kiah will discuss her identity as a queer African American country singer, her highly anticipated album, Wary and Strange, and her belief that music helps her listeners recognize the intersection of historic and contemporary social justice challenges.

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Amythyst Kiah is a graduate of East Tennessee State University, where she completed the Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies program. She is a member of Our Native Daughters. Her single “Black Myself” from Songs of Our Native Daughters was nominated for a Grammy. Her debut album, Wary + Strange, will be released in June 2021.

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