Pharrell Williams is to take the story of ‘Juneteenth‘ to the stage.
Exciting news below….
Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans throughout the former Confederacy of the southern United States. Its name is a portmanteau of “June” and “nineteenth”, the date of its celebration.Juneteenth is recognized as a state holiday or special day of observance in forty-five states.
Williams and Kenya Barris, the brain behind ‘Blackish’, are to honour this story with a musical.
The acknowledgement and celebration of Juneteenth as an American and possibly international holiday is something that I would put in the life goals column for me. For Peter Saji and me to be able to team up with Pharrell on such an important project like this is something that neither of us in a billion years would have thought possible.