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Juneteenth - International Day of Drumming


The Ashé Cultural Arts Center presents its Juneteenth commemoration "Let's Talk", in unison with the International Day of Drumming and Healing on June 19. From sun up until sundown, a number of celebratory events, performances, fests and more will take place throughout the city. 

Join one or join all, the celebration doesn't end until 9:00pm. Most events are free of charge with the exception to a few ticketed performances. 

Schedule of Events:

9:00 AM - North Claiborne Avenue at Caffin Avenue
Kick off the drum caravan along N. Claiborne Avenue. The beating won't stop until they make it to Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. & Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

11:00 AM - The Donald Harrison Senior Museum
Join the Congo Kids, Young Guardians of the Flame and Silence is Violence for a special performance at the Donald Harrison Sr. Museum

12:00 PM - Ashè Power House Theater
After a morning of caravaning, head over to the Ashè's theater youth-exclusive showing of The Other Black History. 

3:00 PM - Congo Square 
The historic and culturally significant Congo Square will serve as the backdrop to the Citywide International Day of Drumming & Healing Ceremony. 

6:00 PM - Le Musee de fpc
Later in the evening, make your way to Musee de fpc for an abbreviated showing from the theatrical production of Code Noir, an outdoor historical drama

7:00 PM - Ashè Power House Theater 
Wrap up the day with a public showing of The Other Black History, at the Ashè theater. Tickets can be purchased here

For more information on Juneteenth and the International Day of Drumming + Healing, visit here. And for more additional Juneteenth events, check out our Juneteenth holiday page on