Celebrate ‘songs of freedom’ on MLK Jr. Day

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To mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Long Island Children’s Museum will host Songs of Freedom, a tribute concert of American folk music for young audiences, on Monday, Jan. 21 at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Using poetry, historic slave narratives, a cappella harmonies and historic photographs, this show focuses on two pivotal times in American history: slavery and the Civil Rights Movement.

In a powerful and improvisational voice, Robbi K & Friends lead the audience towards a deeper understanding and expanded perspective of our history.

Robbi K (Robbi Hall Kumalo) blends pop, R&B, jazz, hip-hop, blues, and more into colorful music for children with tunes such as “I Love My Teacher.”  

Families are invited to put their own voices into the lessons of history by singing freedom and protest songs like “We Shall Overcome,” “If I Had a Hammer,” and “Marchin’ Down to Selma.”

Feel the stories the songs tell, and sing along with these songs of freedom.

The Long Island Children’s Museum has been welcoming families for 25 years and Robbi K has lent her voice to entertain families for much of that time. 

The event is geared fir children ages 3 and up.  The fee is $9 with museum admission, $7 for LICM members.

The Long Island Children’s Museum is located at 11 Davis Ave. in Garden City.

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