Afriqua shares ‘Jumpteenth’, an ode to the day that memorializes the abolition of slavery

A dancefloor anthem especially composed for this overlooked holiday.

Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the United States. Its name is a portmanteau of “June” and “nineteenth”, and is recognized as a holiday or special day of observance in 45 states.

With “Jumpteenth”, Afriqua (aka Adam Longman Parker) sheds light on this overlooked holiday through a unique musical lens. Inspired by the productions of Neptunes and Timbaland, Parker celebrates the freedom, individualism, and creativity, considering today as the beginning of modern American culture.

“Jumpteenth” is out now via R&S Records. Listen to it in our afro club exp playlist on Spotify here