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Flat Iron Crossroads to mark Juneteenth

Flat Iron Crossroads in Gloucester will celebrate freedom and observe the Juneteenth holiday on Saturday by welcoming Womba Africa for a day of entertainment and education.

Womba Africa, a group of nine traditional drummers and dancers from Ghana, came to New York a couple of years ago, armed with one-year visas, little money, and some instruments, said a press release. The group had two goals: to make enough money to support themselves and their families back in Ghana, and to compete on “America’s Got Talent.” Since then, Womba Africa has been in the U.S., sharing the rhythms and culture of Ghana.

On Saturday at 11 a.m., the musicians will be the special guests at The Soul of Music, with host Jason Cale. They will discuss their culture and journey and demonstrate traditional drumming and dancing. Tickets to The Soul of Music are $20.

Then, from 2 to 4 p.m., there will be a Dance & Drum Workshop with Womba Africa for children ages 8-18. Call 804-725-6773 to reserve one of...

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