A Juneteenth Musical Journey – Virtual Event Invitation (June 8)

Many thanks to Marredia Crawford (Director, Inclusion and Diversity, Americas) for sharing this invitation.

Please join us on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 as we host a virtual program to commemorate Juneteenth. We are delighted to welcome Dr Fredera Hadleyhistorian and professor of ethnomusicology at the Julliard School for this exciting program.

Dr. Hadley will take us on an impactful journey, discussing the history of Juneteenth and the impact of African-American culture on multiple genres of music. Attendees will share music, culture and a music playlist specially curated by Dr. Hadley for Juneteenth.

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was June 19and that Union soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas with the news that the war was over and the slaves were now free.

Welcome and introduction by Colin Murray, Baker’s General Manager North America.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

1-2 p.m. ET
12 p.m. to 1 p.m. CT
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. PT

Click on here to register now.


Fredara Mareva Hadley, Ph.D.. is professor of ethnomusicology in the Department of Music History at the Juilliard School where she teaches courses in ethnomusicology and African-American music. Dr. Hadley has presented her research at universities and conferences both domestically and internationally and has been published in academic journals and other publications. His commentary is featured in several documentaries, including the recently released PBS documentary series, The Black Church.

Dr. Hadley’s current book projects include his forthcoming book, which centers the musical ecosystems of historically black colleges and universities and their impact on black and American music. Her other book project is an edited volume on Aretha Franklin for Cambridge University Press.


Taryn Brown is a partner in the North American Corporate and Securities Practice Group in our Washington, DC office. Taryn has extensive experience in the areas of transactions, corporate governance, financial restructuring and securities law. She counsels and counsels her clients on a wide variety of legal matters. Taryn focuses her practice on advising on M&A transactions, including leveraged buyouts, divestitures, carve-outs and asset management transactions. She also advises public and private clients on a wide variety of corporate matters, including public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, securities law compliance and disclosure matters, corporate restructurings financial matters, corporate governance issues and the negotiation of commercial contracts.