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    Jhené Aiko, Questlove, Killer Mike to carry out at Juneteenth live performance

    Jhené Aiko, Questlove, and Killer Mike are among the many musicians set to carry out on the Hollywood Bowl as a part of a Juneteethn live performance occasion.

    The ‘Juneteenth: A World Celebration for Freedom’ occasion will have a good time the 157th anniversary of Juneteenth and spotlight the continued battle for equality within the Black neighborhood. Different artists set to carry out embrace Mickey Guyton, Earth Wind & Hearth and The Roots. The efficiency is about to broadcast dwell on CNN on June 19. View the complete line-up poster beneath.

    “That is an important occasion we’ve ever produced at Dwell Nation City,” mentioned president Shawn Gee. “It’s a second to have a good time and mirror on Black independence and the Black expertise. It’s additionally a second to lift consciousness and shine gentle on the miles we nonetheless have to journey to true fairness. We hope to see you there.”

    Final yr on June 15, the Senate handed a decision declaring Juneteenth (brief for “June Nineteenth”) a federal vacation within the US. The vacation was first celebrated in Texas, when on that date in 1865 enslaved individuals had been instructed by federal troops that the Emancipation Proclamation had set them free greater than two years earlier.

    “I’m thrilled that CNN is broadcasting this historic occasion for our viewers throughout the globe to have a good time and perceive the importance of Juneteenth,” mentioned Chris Licht, chairman-CEO of CNN Worldwide.

    Johnita P. Due, CNN Worldwide’s SVP and chief range, fairness and inclusion officer added: “Our dedication to amplifying Black voices and people of different marginalized teams is paramount to remaining the worldwide chief in information. By way of musical performances and considerate storytelling we’ll embody the excellence and resilience of the Black neighborhood within the continued pursuit for freedom and social justice.”

    Questlove won’t solely be performing with The Roots, but additionally serves as a musical director for the live performance occasion. The Oscar award-winning artist joined Adele, Japanese Breakfast, and extra on the 2022 Time 100 listing earlier this yr. The annual listing spotlights the “pioneers, leaders, titans, artists, innovators and icons” of the previous yr.

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