Rapsody listed among performers slated to take the stage during the Inaugural Lena Horne Prize for Artists Creating Social Impact Event.
According to the official website, The Lena Horne Prize honors artists creating social impact with their platform and who inspire the next generation of change-makers. Solange will become the first recipient of The Lena Horne Prize, acknowledging her ability to create empowering art and lead conversations and actions around community and social change.
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We are excited to announce the lineup for The Town Hall's Lena Horne Prize Celebrating Solange Knowles on Feb. 28th! With guests Grammy-winning singer Leon Bridges, Grammy-nominated recording artist Rapsody, Grammy-nominated R&B singer Andra Day , and Grammy-nominated rapper Bj THE CHICAGO KID. With Activist Martin Luther King, III taking the stage to pay tribute to the prize and its focus on the intersection of arts and activism. Also participating in the event are Terri Lyne Carrington (Grammy-winning bandleader and director of Berklee’s Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice), who will serve as the evening’s musical director, Maimouna Youssef aka Mumu Fresh, Urban Bush Women (Brooklyn, New York-based non-profit dance company and the only professional African-American women's dance company), Jon Batiste (Grammy-nominated musician), Eve Ewing (noted poet), Talib Kweli(rapper and activist), and Dolores Huerta (American labor leader, civil rights activist, and co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association). The event will be benefiting Project Row Houses. Tickets are available now! Link in bio. . . . @leonbridgesofficial @jonbatiste @talibkweli @andradaymusic @rapsody @mumufresh #solange #leonbridges #jonbatiste #talibkweli #andraday #rapsody #mumufresh #projectrowhouses #doloreshuerta #grammy #Bjthechicagokid
Rapsody, BJ The Chicago Kid, Leon Bridges, Andra Day, and Talib Kweli are all listed as performers for the event. The event will feature musical performances, visual art, short films, and spoken word performances. There will also be a special performance and award presentation to Solange.
The event takes place February 28, 2020 in New York City.