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Chaka Khan, Khalid, Ne-Yo and more light up scene on CNN’s “Juneteenth: A Global Celebration” of Freedom’

Hollywood bowl event celebrated June 16, holiday this marks the end of slavery in United States. From icons like Earth Wind & Fire to R&B Stars like Khalid, black artists of various genres took scene on Sunday.

Below, revive some of night performances.

Gospel star Yolanda Adams opened show with excitation performance of “Raise every voice and sing,” the historic battle cry that also considered the black national anthem. The shining Chaka Khan, supported by the Roots, followed him. with her hits “Ain’t Nobody” and “I’m Every Woman”, dedicating the latter song to “powerful women” in the audience.
Bell Liv Devo performing at the June Festival celebration.Bell Liv Devo performing at the June Festival celebration.

Bell Beav Devo hit on stage and got almost every dick of the audience is dancing. Backstage, presenters Lesley Jones and Amanda Seals hit the road. groupx hit”Poison.”

Ne-Yo followed the 90s trio with high energy performance of “Give me everything” and the audience sang along with his.

Spectators cheer during the June celebration to the Hollywood Bowl.Spectators cheer during the June celebration to the Hollywood Bowl.

And yes, it was Beyoncé doing the vocal cameo. in pre-recorded segment on Opal Lee, 95-year-old activist who worked to make June federal holiday. (More on Lee below.)

Powerful messages

Country phenomenon Mickey Guyton covered and sang Marvin Gaye’s protest anthem “What’s Going On”. original Grammy-nominated “Black Like Me” single. The poet Amir Suleiman performed moving a piece with message to viewers: “You will be someone’s ancestor. Act accordingly.”

All creative team behind Black concert, CNN’s Sarah Sidner reported. of in show including creator Sean Gee of Live Nation Urban and Jesse Collins Entertainment. Night also noted first According to Sidner, an all-black Re-Collective Orchestra once played at the Bowl.

The Re-Collective Orchestra accompanied the participants of debby Allen Dance Company, who performed a vibrant dance piece (and were introduced by Allen herself).

Performance at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy on Sunday.Performance at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy on Sunday.

June became federal holiday in 2021, but many black people keep this date for years with parades, parties and family assembly. holiday is also opportunity to reflect on persistent systemic inequalities that black Americans face.

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President Joe Biden addressed this duality in a recorded message advising Americans to celebrate the date and remember the horrors of slavery.

“It’s time to celebrate, time to educate, and time to act,” Biden said.

Vice President Kamala Harris also appeared in recorded message, like former first lady Michelle Obama, who called on spectators vote.

Jill Scott delivered an oral presentation titled “Agitation: Definition #3”. on empty stage, talking of pain of monitoring the system changes fail to pass. She finished her performance silently throwing up her hands.

event revered grandma of June 19

In pre-show specialLee told CNN’s Don Lemon that she was “pinching [herself]” on the fact that her life work of make june federal holiday managed.
Earlier in June of this year, Lee was considered the “grandmother of June”, walked 2.5 miles to symbolize the two and a half half years that enslaved African Americans of Galveston, Texas, lived in captured after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863
Don Lemon CNN spoke with Opal Lee about her work make june federal holiday.Don Lemon CNN spoke with Opal Lee about her work make june federal holiday.

Lee told the Americans should spend in holiday celebrate, learn and carry on advocate for change.

“I advocate what have we been celebrating since the 19th of until June 4 of July, she said.What will celebrate freedom.

gospel finale

Gospel Stars Mary Mary, Anthony Hamilton and Michelle Williams. who first famous for singing with Child of Destiny took audience to the church at the end of night with inspiring individual performances. Then the four artists closed show together on a high note singing “Optimistic”.

Harmeet Kaur of CNN and Chloe Melas contributed to this report.

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Tyler Hromadka
Tyler Hromadka
Tyler is working as the Author at World Weekly News. He has a love for writing and have been writing for a few years now as a free-lancer.

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