Visitors love ‘Jubilee’ at Montclair Art Museum

Visitors love ‘Jubilee’ at Montclair Art Museum

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The consensus after “Jubilee, a Celebration of African American Music” at Montclair Art Museum on June 26 was wildly positive. “Let’s do it again!” was a common refrain. The Rev. Jesse Branson Jr., minister of social justice at Union Baptist Church in Montclair, hosted the event, providing background on the evolution of […]

‘Jubilee,’ a community collaboration of African American music and dance

MONTCLAIR, NJ — As part of Montclair Early Music’s mission to bring history to life through music, MEM is presenting “Jubilee,” an interdisciplinary program that traces the history of African American music and dance from Africa to Colonial times to the present. Isaac Watts introduced European hymns to the enslaved population. In turn, they incorporated […]