A Musical Journey to Freedom
“Uhuru” means “freedom” in Swahili and 400 Uhuru Rising takes audiences on the African Americans 400-year freedom journey through music accompanied by illiminating historical narratives. Musical presentations include; Negro Spirituals during the time of slavery, Gospel music during the Civil Rights Movement, and contemporary Jazz, R&B, Hip-Hop and Spoken Word. 400 Uhuru Rising culminates with crossing the “Bridge of Peace and Reconciliation” representing peace, forgiveness and reconciliation for ALL people as African Americans continue to persevere, rising to freedom from mental slavery.
A special presentation will be made by the African Union Ambassador to the United States,
Her Excellency Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao.
400 Uhuru Rising features historical narrations by Ms. Piper Dellums with celebrity performances and esteemed artists including; Mr. Kenny Lattimore, Ms. Brenda Lee Eagar, Ms. Freda Payne, Ms. Scherrie Payne, Ms. Maria Howell, Ms. Kim Yarbrough, Ms. Joi Starr, Ms. Judy Pace, Mr. Alex Boye, Mr. Clarence Smith, Mr. Datrian Johnson, Phil and Brenda Nicholas, Evelyn Reason, Lisa Webb, SilkeD Ensemble, Queen Theresa King, the Voices of Inspiration, Immanuel Gospel Community Choir, and the Grant AME Adult Choir. Musical Direction by Mr. Herman Jackson with Rev. Dr. Alexander Hamilton Music Advisor, Dr. Byron Smith, and Mr. Scottlin Rucker. 400 Uhuru Rising is presented in conjunction with the African Union by the Universal Citizens Media Network, The Revelation Network, Remnant Productions, TOJA Entertainment, Ava’s Heart Foundation, the Women’s Federation for World Peace, and the Beverly Hills Lions Club. Proceeds to benefit Better Vision for Children Foundation, a 501C3 organization.
Created by Lady Alicia Hamilton
This legacy event will debut on Friday, February 22nd, 2019 at the beautiful Saban Theater, 8440 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, California, 90211. Doors open at 6:00PM.