Juma Sultan’s Aboriginal Music Society

Athens Cultural Center’s Summer Music Series

Saturday, June 22, 5-7pm

Open Sound Check: 2-3:30pm
Youth Q & A: 3:30pm
Music: 5-7pm

Athens Riverfront Park
4 N Water St, 
Athens, NY 12015

The Athens Cultural Center is presenting a free summer music series taking place in Athens Riverfront Park and focusing on the diverse musical landscape of the greater Hudson Valley. The series will highlight local and regional artists, and collaborate with Hudson Valley community groups  to provide artist Q & A and open sound checks to the youth of Ulster, Greene, and Columbia counties as an educational opportunity. This opportunity is free and open to all, parents please bring your kids if you think they would be interested!

The first act of the series is Juma Sultan’s Aboriginal Music Society, an 8-piece afro-funk/garage jazz ensemble led by Juma Sultan, a percussionist and bassist who is a “link between free jazz and Jimi Hendrix.” (NY Times) Day 1 headliner at O+ Festival in Kingston last year, the band is incredible. They bring strong intellectual, historic, and musical credibility to open the series, and the show is just a darn good time for everyone.

Open Sound Check: 2-3:30pm

Youth Q & A: 3:30pm

Music: 5-7pm

This concert series is organized by Jacob Miller, director of the Athens Cultural Center, with funds provided by CREATE Council on the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts, the FairGame Arts Grant, the Athens Community Foundation, the Greene County Youth Bureau, the Masterwork Music and Art Foundation, and ACC members.

This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of The Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by CREATE Council on the Arts.


Jun 22 2024


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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