Pharrell is collaborating with Black-ish creator Kenya Barris on a musical about Juneteenth, the holiday celebrating the abolition of slavery. Barris will pen Juneteenth’s libretto with fellow Black-ish writer Peter Saji. Pharrell will write, compose and produce the music. “I dream about projects like this,” Pharrell said in a statement. “Kenya and Peter are geniuses and Juneteenth will change culture and change history. We couldn’t sign up fast enough. We are thrilled to collaborate with them.” No plot details for Juneteenth have been announced, but the musical will focus on two black families: one in modern times and the other in the Civil War era.
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