Pharrell is working on a new musical about the Juneteenth holiday.
Rap star/producer Pharrell Williams is creating a musical surrounding the Juneteenth holiday.
Pharrell has linked up with “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris to develop a story on the holiday, which celebrates the ending of slavery in Texas on June 19th, 1865.
According to reports, Pharrell Will score the musical, which centers around two families, one living in contemporary times and the other just after the Civil War.
“I dream about projects like this,” Pharrell Williams 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.”
Further details are expected at a later date, as the project is still in pre-production.