Musical Performances

The Underground Railroad in North Carolina”

St. Peter’s AME Zion Church, 617 Queen Street, New Bern.

Leesa Jones will present this story and share how enslaved people in this area used common items including plants, nursery rhymes, songs, clothing, and dance to convey messages to abolitionists, ship captains, and others in obtaining their freedom.


St. Peter’s AME Zion Church on Queen Street

St. Peter’s Minister of Music and New Bern musician Fletcher “Jelani” Allen. Jelani performed a moving program with spirituals and traditional African American songs, “A Musical Journey”.

Jazz & Blues History, A Musical Journey to Pass It On

New Bern Arts & Wellness Center, 919 Broad Street, New Bern, NC

Willie Atkinson, Jazz and Blues Vocalist, Composer and Lyricist with Jacqueline B. Atkinson, Jazz and Blues Historian will present “Jazz & Blues History, A Musical Journey to Pass It On”.


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