BAM Announces Details for 2021 Virtual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

The singer Martha Redbone at the 2018 event. Photo by Craig Hubert

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The Brooklyn Academy of Music has announced details of their annual celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The 2021 version of the event will be virtual and free to stream for all viewers. Performers including the keyboardist PJ Morton, vocalist Tarriona “Tank” Ball, the Sing Harlem! choir, Brooklyn-based poet and BAM Artist Resident Timothy DuWhite, spoken word artist Ashley Augus and more to be announced soon.

A weeklong public art event will also take place as part of the festivities. Called “Let Freedom Ring,” it will feature work by Brooklyn-based artists including Derrick Adams, Alvin Armstrong, Lizania Cruz, Hank Willis Thomas, Jasmine Wahi, and three more who will be announced soon.

In addition, a free film virtual film screening of William Greaves’s documentary, “Nationtime,” about the National Black Political Convention of 1972, will occur on January 18.

The 35th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will happen on January 18 and be streamed for free (RSVP’s are encouraged) at BAM’s website.

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