The Resistance Revival Chorus Celebrates Juneteenth at Promenade Hill Park, Hudson

  • Sat, Jun 17, 2023 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Promenade Hill Park, Hudson

    1 North Front Street
    Hudson, New York 12534
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The Resistance Revival Chorus is a collective of more than 60 women and non-binary singers who join together to breathe joy and song into the resistance, and to uplift and center women’s voices. The chorus headlines the 4th Annual Hudson Juneteenth Block Party and Celebration of Culture in Hudson's Promenade Hill Park, a full day of free performances and activities presented by Who We Be! 


PLUS June 17, 4:15 PM | Breathing Song Into the Resistance: A Conversation About Art and Activism

Ahead of their evening performance, members of the chorus will lead a free, thought-provoking discussion on the role of music and the arts in activism.  Chorus members will discuss their unique organizational structure, being a “leaderful” ensemble, and their experience as womxn pursuing activism through music. The artists will be joined by Hudson Juneteenth Celebration organizer Tanya Jackson in an open discussion with community leaders about the arts, collaboration, and community building in Upstate New York.  All participants in the 2023 Juneteenth Celebration are invited to be part of the discussion.


Panelists Include: Jessi Olsen, Music Director of Resistance Revival Chorus; Tanya Jackson, Founder of Who We Be!


Tanya Jackson is the Founder as well as the Creative and Artistic Director of the annual Who We Be! Columbia County Black History Exhibit, and lead organizer of the annual Hudson Juneteenth Celebration. She also serves as the executive director for the Hudson Catskill Housing Coalition (HCHC). 

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"Joy is an act of resistance” —Toi Derricotte


Founded in 2017, the Resistance Revival Chorus released their debut album This Joy on Ani DiFranco's Righteous Babe Record label in 2020. They have performed original and traditional protest music on the streets at marches and rallies, and on major stages and festivals including at The Grammys, Carnegie Hall, The Apollo, Newport Folk Festival, and Outside Lands.


Chorus members are based in New York City and work as touring musicians, film and television actors, Broadway performers, solo recording artists, gospel singers, political activists, educators, filmmakers, artists, and more, representing a multitude of identities, professions, creative backgrounds, and activist causes. The chorus centers women and non-binary folks in music, and address how historically marginalized women have been in the music industry.


“When the movement is strong, the music is strong” – Harry Belafonte


The Resistance Revival Chorus, photo by Patrice OBrien


The Resistance Revival Chorus lives up to Belafonte's message, as it calls for justice and equity for women, and all humans, across racial, ethnic, economic, sexual identity and religious lines. They aim to be intersectional in their feminism and reveal that all social justice issues overlap heavily with women’s issues; to harness the collective power of women to help change the world; to celebrate each other through song; and to embrace poet Toi Dericotte’s idea that “Joy is an act of resistance.”



This engagement of Resistance Revival Chorus is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support has been provided by Eutopia Foundation.

Date & Time

Sat, Jun 17, 2023 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Venue Details

Promenade Hill Park, Hudson

1 North Front Street
Hudson, New York 12534 Promenade Hill Park, Hudson
PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

Established in Chatham, NY in 2006, PS21 supports innovative performing artists and creators and introduces their work to a broader audience, while also providing the surrounding region with opportunities for arts engagement regardless of economic status, cultural background, and age.


Five acres of PS21's 100+ acres are developed; the rest are meadows and woodlands. Situated near the theater are the Dance Barn, a rehearsal and performance venue, and two artists’ residences accommodating sixteen individuals. The PS21 property is also host to the Chatham Farm Animal Rescue. PS21's new theater and rural campus are important resources for both visiting artists and the community, optimized for the public's enjoyment and to encourage citizen expression and participation. 


The 350-seat theater is a state-of-the-art, green facility offering resident makers and performers the tools and flexibility for successful innovation and collaboration in the development of sophisticated multi-media work. Few other US facilities are able to provide this level of technical support. PS21 operates year-round, supporting performances by and residencies for dancers, choreographers, musicians, composers, actors and creators. The summer season is PS21's public highlight, during which a full calendar of performances is augmented with a myriad of events and workshops, many of which are free of charge and involve community collaboration with the gifted artists in residence.


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