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Concert series celebrates, empowers women

The concert was held as part of a series meant to celebrate and empower women.

News 12 Staff

Aug 31, 2021, 5:21 PM

Updated 1,051 days ago

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The Bronx community gathered for an outdoor concert on Saturday as part of a series meant to celebrate and empower women around the city
Hosted at the Bronx Music Hall's outdoor plaza in Morrisania as part of a free concert series held by Carnegie Hall, the musicians celebrated sounds from around the globe.
Concertgoers enjoyed music performed by The Blacksmiths We Insist band, which features bassist Mimi Jones, a Bronx native, and vocalist Candice Hoyes.
“What is really great about having Jones here, is that Mimi Jones is a jazz musician who grew up here in the Bronx," says Elena Martinez, co-artistic director of the Bronx Music Heritage Center.  "We have a long history of jazz in the Bronx, in this neighborhood especially, and Mimi is part of that."


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