At age 18, native New Yorker Amel Larrieux was certain that she wanted to express herself musically.
So she wrote and demoed a song, which led to her pairing with Bryce Wilson to form the popular 90s group, Groove Theory. Since then, she has released three critically acclaimed albums.
On Saturday, July 7, at 7:00 p.m., Larrieux will headline a free concert and performance of her upcoming, fourth solo album, "Ice Cream Every Day" (Blisslife Records) at the Weeksville Garden Party, in honor of Weeksville Emancipation Day.
Emancipation Day is also known as the “5th of July.” Enslaved Africans were emancipated in New York on July 4, 1827. However, because of threats of violence, African Americans in New York City celebrated this important holiday outdoors on July 5 instead.
This year, Weeksville’s Emancipation Day (July 5) focuses on women, and will include a series of performances, beginning with a special dance performance by Rashida Bumbray and Jubilee at 5:00 p.m., music by DJ Reborn at 6:00 p.m. and Amel Larrieux at 7:00 p.m.. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. and admission is free. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket. Biking is welcomed.
About the Garden Party
The Weeksville Garden Party brings cutting-edge musical performances and a selection of renowned food vendors to the historic site. All events take place outdoors in one of New York’s most unique and family-friendly venues – The Weeksville Garden, located at 1698 Bergen Street between Buffalo Avenue and Rochester Avenue, Brooklyn (MTA: 3,4,A,C trains to Utica Avenue, Brooklyn). For more information call 718-756-5250 x312 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.