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The Johnson Girls In Concert

The Johnson Girls in Concert

When:
July 8, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm America/New York Timezone
2021-07-08T19:00:00-04:00
2021-07-08T20:30:00-04:00
Where:
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
33 William Street
New Bedford
MA 02740
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Programs
508-993-8894

Join us for a performance by the Johnson Girls. The performance will take place outside at the garden of the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, 33 William Street in downtown New Bedford. Free and open to the public. Bring your own chair!

Formed in 1997, The Johnson Girls are the leading all-woman maritime song group in the world. Sea chanteys and songs, as the first real “world music”, captured their imagination. Just as sailors who were heavily influenced by the songs they heard while traveling the world over, each of the Johnson Girls brings a special style to the ensemble. Their extensive repertoire of both traditional and contemporary material includes sea chanteys and work songs of other traditions, African-American, Canadian, Caribbean, Irish, French, Italian as well as songs from the inland waterways and fisheries. Widely acclaimed for their powerhouse performances of rousing work songs, sensitive renderings of haunting ballads and laments, and hair-raising harmonies, The Johnson Girls dazzle audiences wherever they perform.

This concert is part of “Women’s Work” programming which is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Women’s Fisheries Network, Mass Cultural Council, and the New Bedford, Fairhaven, Dartmouth, Westport, Marion, and Mattapoisett Cultural Councils. Thank you to New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park for hosting this event.

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38 Bethel Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
508-993-8894

Located in New Bedford, the nation’s most valuable fishing port, New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of the fishing industry past, present, and future through exhibits, programs, and archives.

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