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A favorite event at Arcosanti is the annual JUNETEENTH Celebration. The date of the festival commemorates the date that most slaves first heard about President Lincoln’s 1863 declaration of freedom. It symbolizes the joy of a call to freedom, and the responsibility to assist in developing a more inclusive and equitable society. The arts in general, and in this case specifically, African-American arts, are one of the most compelling sources for passing this message on. The festival is organized by MILT CANNON. Milt heads the

REVERENT DOUGLAS HOBSON started the festival with a blessing and songs by the St. Luke Ebony Christian church Choir.
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Registration was set up in front of the Ceramics Apse.
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The Colly Soleri Amphitheater, with its moat of cool water, provides a comfortable environment in the intense summer temperature.
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A terrific line-up of jazz and blues groups provided entertainment for the adults and the small visitors were fascinated by a puppet show –
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and a magician, and various other entertainments.
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Phoenix Jazz scene favourite DAVE COOK and the NEW VANGUARD QUINTET.
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Flute player DR. JILL ALLEN from New York City, a Herbie Mann-style flutist.
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The very talented CHRIS FINET QUINTET, a group of students from NAU/ASU.
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Reiki master ASTARIUS brought the healing breath of his Didgeridoo music.
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A ARCOSANTI RESIDENT ART SHOW was set up in the community room.
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Vendor Husain Abdul-Alim carves SPIRITWOOD while he enjoys the entertainment.
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And the Arcosanti kids set up a stand with delicious lemonade.
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Their fourth year at Arcosanti, HENRY TURNER JR. & FLAVOUR, seem calm and harmless from this angle.
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And HENRY TURNER JR. & FLAVOUR from a different angle. Something mysterious happens to peoples feet. JUNETEENTH at Arcosanti is an event you don’t want to miss. Serious music, great entertainment, good art, good food, good…. all the way!
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