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Music at Grace presents Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom

Saturday, June 19 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day and Emancipation Day, is a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The name “Juneteenth” references the date of the holiday, combining the words “June” and “nineteenth.”

We recognize and honor the importance of Juneteenth with this presentation of Black music mixed live from the great altar by Oakland-based Nina SOL. Nina’s curated selection of gospel, R&B, jazz, Afro-Caribbean and other celebratory sounds pay homage to artists and musicians who have helped to shape American music. 

Presented in partnership with Fault Radio, a Bay area based online radio station and member of Intersection for the Arts.  

Support music, art and cultural programming at Grace Cathedral by purchasing a sliding scale donation ticket. Suggested donation $10.  

This performance will broadcast on Grace Cathedral’s website and YouTube channel as well as on Fault Radio’s Twitch channel and other social media platforms. 

About the Artist 

Nina Sol, a nod to her Afro-Latina heritage & warm and sunshiny disposition, delivers a genre-bending soulful sound that resonates with audiences locally and across the globe. A vinyl enthusiast that traverses time and texture, Nina’s insatiable curiosity for music discovering keeps her sets fresh and unexpected. Nina holds monthly residencies at Constellations, a party dedicated to past and present artists born under the zodiac sign of the month, and Elements throwing down underground dance music alongside soulful house DJ veteran, Patrick Wilson. She has played with artists ranging from DJ Spinna, Solange, Rich Medina, Pete Rock, Moodymann, Bugz in the Attic, and many others. Sol has contributed to music sites such as Music is My Sanctuary and mainstay parties namely thePeople, Jump N Funk, Makossa Brooklyn, Motown on Mondays, & Soul in the Horn NYC. Nina Sol brings a profound energy to dance floors while spreading messages of justice, freedom, and love. 

Find more from Nina Sol on Instagram

Celebrate Juneteenth through art and worship around San Francisco:

Monumental Reckoning: This Juneteenth Eve, sculptor Dana King, will install 350 ancestral sculptures as a new work of radically inclusive art in the heart of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day: Bishop Marc, the Diocese of California’s Afro-American Commission, and the Vivian Traylor/Northern California Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians invite you to attend or watch the livestream of the First Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth, a service of healing, reflection, and hope. REGISTER HERE.