A recent Press Release posted on the official website of The White House has announced that Jamaican songstress and winner of ‘The Voice’, Tessanne Chin will be among other legendary singers performing at the White House on Thursday, March 6th, 2014, at the “Women Of Soul: In Performance at the White House”.
The Obama’s have invited ‘…Music Legends and contemporary female artists’ to perform in honor of the ‘foremothers’ of American music, expressing the struggles and achievements of women; and Tessanne will share stage with other phenomenal female voices in the likes of Melissa Etheridge, Aretha Franklin, Ariana Grande, Patti LaBelle, Janelle Monáe and Jill Scott, with Greg Phillinganes as Music director. The President’s remark and the entire event will be streamed live at 7:30 pm EST.
If you miss the live stream, the public will also be able to see the broadcast on April 7th on PBS.
Wowwwwwwwwwww, is all we can say…CONGRATS TO TESSANNE on this huge opportunity!!
The White House
Office of the First Lady
For Immediate Release
March 04, 2014
Upcoming guidence on “Women of Soul: In Performance at The White House”
Event includes Evening Performances and Daytime Student Workshop Honoring Women in Music
Thursday, March 6 * White House – As part of their “In Performance at the White House” series, the President and First Lady will invite music legends and contemporary major female artists to the White House for a celebration of the great “foremothers” of American music, with songs expressing the struggles and achievements of women. The program will include performances by Tessanne Chin, Melissa Etheridge, Aretha Franklin, Ariana Grande, Patti LaBelle, Janelle Monáe and Jill Scott, with Greg Phillinganes as music director. The President’s remarks will be pooled press and the entire event will be streamed live at WhiteHouse.gov/live at 7:30 PM ET. “Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House will be broadcast Monday, April 7 at 9:00 PM ET on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings). The program will also be broadcast at a later date via the American Forces Network to American service men and women and civilians at U.S. Department of Defense locations around the world.
As with previous White House music events, the First Lady will host a special daytime workshop for students. The First Lady will welcome 124 middle school, high school and college students from across the country to take part in an interactive student workshop: “I’m Every Woman: The History of Women in Soul.” Beginning at 11:00 AM in the State Dining Room, Robert Santelli, Executive Director of The GRAMMY Museum® in Los Angeles, will give participating students an overview of the origins of soul music, inform them of important artists, discuss the social climate of the United States in the 1950s and 1960s as it pertains to women’s rights and dissect the elements of soul that helped contribute to the genre’s unique sounds. Featured performers from the evening event will share their experiences as well as answer student questions about the music and entertainment world. Students from 11 schools or programs from the following communities will participate: Cleveland, MS; Eddyville, OR; Memphis, TN; Minneapolis, MN; New York, NY; Oakland, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Potomac and Sandy Spring, MD; Waiʻanae, HI; and Washington, D.C.
The workshop, “I’m Every Woman: The History of Women in Soul,” will stream live on WhiteHouse.gov/live. This event will be open press, but space is limited. Members of the media who wish to cover this event must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 12:00 PM ET. Press who do not have a White House hard pass must include their social security number, date of birth, country of citizenship, current city/state of residence and gender in their request.
“Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House” will be the twelfth “In Performance at the White House” program during President Barack Obama’s administration. From February 2009 to the most recent broadcast in May 2013, these latest “In Performance at the White House” events have honored the musical genius of Stevie Wonder, Sir Paul McCartney, Burt Bacharach, Hal David and Carole King; celebrated Hispanic musical heritage during Hispanic Heritage Month; marked Black History Month with events featuring the music of Motown, Memphis Soul, the Blues, and from the Civil Rights Movement; explored the rich roots of Country music; and spotlighted Broadway and the unique spirit of the American musical.
CONGRATS to Trinidadian Soca King Machel Montano on retaining the International Soca Monarch title, which took place on March 1st, 2014.
Machel has won this title four consecutive times, from 2011 to present, with, ‘Advantage’, ‘Pump Yuh Flag’, ‘Float’/ ‘Super Blue’ and now ‘Ministry of the Road’….now that’s epic!
Is it even a wonder he has a brand, new hot tune titled just that, ‘Epic’?
Check out the Music video for his winning song, ‘Ministry of the Road’ below:
‘Gi we more, Gi we more…we want more…”
Power Soca Monarch:
1. Machel Montano ‘Ministry of the Road’
2. Hollice (Mr Kill) Mapp ‘Rolly Polly’
3. Iwer George ‘Mama Oye’
4. Destra Garcia ‘Mash Up’
On Tuesday, February 18th, Jamaican pop/dancehall superstar Sean Paul released his sixth studio album Full Frequency on Atlantic/VP Records. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae charts and is anchored by the lead singles “Want Dem All” Ft. Konshens and “Riot” ft. Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, which is currently the #1 song in Jamaica.
The project also debuted as the #1 album in Japan while charting high in multiple territories. In anticipation of the release, Sean embarked on a US promo tour including a performance on ARSENIO.
Full Frequency also includes “Entertainment 2.0″ ft. Nicki Minaj, 2Chainz & Juicy J and the Benny Blanco and Cataracs produced “Other Side of Love.”
Full Frequency is the next step in Sean’s continual pop dominance and joins a wave of classic albums that includes the multi-platinum, Grammy-winning classic Dutty Rock and the platinum smash The Trinity, alongside Stage One, Imperial Blaze and Tomahawk Technique. With an undeniable track record for crafting hit singles as a solo artist, including cuts like “Get Busy,” “Gimme The Light,” “Like Glue,” “We Be Burnin’” and “Temperature,” as well as a history of taking other artists’ songs to the next level through tracks like Beyonce’s “Baby Boy,” Jay Sean’s “Do You Remember” and Eve’s “Give It To You,” Sean Paul has established himself as one of the seminal pop voices of his generation. These successes have earned him a plethora of awards including the 2006 American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist.