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Freedom Festival

by The Staff on June 13, 2013 · 1 comment


“Freedom” is a word that gets used pretty fast and loose in this country—often to idealize and justify absolutely antithetical policy and politics. But when it comes to the physical liberation of human beings from their captors, no other word will do.

The Freedom Festival is a celebration of diverse global freedom movements but takes the occasion of Juneteenth—the commemoration of the abolition of slavery in the United States—as its focal point. Held on the new community stage in Troy’s Freedom Square—a public space across the street from the Sanctuary for Independent Media—the festival will feature a variety of events and workshops but will culminate in performances by Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelde (pictured) and M.A.K.U. Sound System, an Afro-Columbian band based out of NYC dealing in jazz, hip-hop, punk and Columbian folk music.

The Freedom Festival will be held in Freedom Square (6th Avenue, North Troy) on Saturday at 3 PM. Admission is free. Call 272-2390 for more info.


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Amy Bennett June 18, 2013 at 11:40 am

Jennifer Cira ordered a plaque for this event, we accommodated her last minute request for same day production for this very special event. The plaque was ready on time, she emailed confirmation of the email and agreed to the cost and then never came in for the item.

It’s very sad that someone involved in this event would do this, and we went out of our way to produce a very special plaque, not to mention we’re out the payment. If anyone involved reads this and can help, please contact me. Thank you.