The second weekend of the Essence Festival Of Culture kicks off tomorrow, Thursday, July 2nd, with the ‘Wellness House’ segment. It will stream in real time via Essence Studios, Twitter and Facebook Live from 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST.
The focus will be on meditation, conversations, workouts and tutorials designed to boost your mental, physical, spiritual, emotional and financial well-being. Some of the confirmed guests are: Taraji P. Henson, India.Arie, Egypt Sherrod, Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, Koya Webb and many more.
Iconic soul artist Nina Simone once said that every musicians’ art should reflect the times they’re living in; John Legend‘s song and video, “Never Break,” does just that.
The track is featured on Legend‘s just released album titled “Bigger Love.” The significance of “Never Break” is that it speaks to the current situation in the United States of America, specifically to the fight for racial equality. The very powerful video shows us that though we as Africans have come along way in this struggle, we still have a very long way to go.
On June 5th, Gramps Morgan, a member of the popular reggae group Morgan Heritage, released a powerful record dubbed “People Like You.” The song, which celebrates people who make major sacrifices for those in need, was shared by several pop artists online.
A few days ago Gramps followed up with the actual music video. Keeping it very simple, it only shows him singing the song with help from the supporting vocalists. Click here to watch the video and remember to like, comment and share.
NPR Music has just published Alicia Keys‘ performance, which was taped in February of this year. As they are no longer doing live videos – due to the corona virus pandemic – they have decided to share unseen recordings.
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On Thursday, June 25th, R&B star John Legend will do a live show centered around his latest album “Bigger Love.” The virtual concert experience will be streamed in real time on YouTube and Twitter starting at 3:00 PM PT.
Persons are being asked to RSVP HERE. Proceeds will go towards benefiting Free America, a multi-year campaign dedicated to amplifying the growing movement to end mass incarceration.
Later today at 4:00 PM EST, Lauryn Hill will do a set for ‘Small Business Live,’ a musical experience with an objective to raise money for at risk small businesses affected by COVID-19, especially those run by women and people of color.
Other artists that have been confirmed includes: 2 Chainz, T-Pain, Leon Bridges, Brittany Howard, Allen Stone, and that is just to name a few. For links to watch visit smallbiz dot live.
The 13th annual Roots Picnic will be held online on Saturday, June 27th from 6:00 PM EST (3:00 PM PST).
There will be performances by H.E.R., Lil Baby, D-Nice, Earthgang, Polo G, SZA, Roddy Ricch, G Herbo, Snoh Aalegra, Kirk Franklin and Musiq Soulchild. Additionally, several celebrities will make an appearance, namely: Michelle Obama, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kerry Washington, Tom Hanks and many more.
Persons are being asked to RSVP at weall dot vote/rootspicnic, while the event will stream in real-time via yt dot be/music/therootspicnic.