Common Set To Headline Juneteenth Special ‘Lift Every Voice’

The live-stream special will offer a celebration of Black music and culture, with appearances by Vic Mensa, TI and Leon Bridges, among many others.

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A Juneteenth live-stream special, Lift Every Voice, has just been announced, along with an incredible lineup of performances, interviews and discussions that will commemorate African American freedom and celebrate the unifying language of music. Hosted by Charlamagne Tha God, with correspondent Gia Peppers, Lift Every Voice will feature musical performances by Common featuring Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins, Justine Skye and Fantastic Negrito, among others. To view the free, 90-minute event, viewers can tune into LiveXLive digital platforms on 19 June, beginning at 5:00 PM PST.


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Streaming this Friday, June 19: Lift Every Voice, A Juneteenth Special celebrating black culture and music. Join us for stories of progress and unity with appearances by @troubleman31, @common featuring @robertglasper and @karriemriggins1, @justineskye, @vicmensa and more, hosted by @cthagod. Tune in at 8pm ET / 5pm PT: LINK IN BIO.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #LiftEveryVoice #Juneteenth #BlackMusicMonth #LiveNationUrban #TI #Common #JustineSkye #VicMensa #CharlamagneThaGod #LiveXLive

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Co-presented by LiveXLive, Live Nation Urban and Color of Change – the nation’s largest online racial justice organization – Lift Every Voice will not only celebrate how far the African American community has come, but also centre around the ongoing fight for justice with prominent voices in Black culture. Viewers will hear from artists in the world of hip hop, R&B and gospel, with unparalleled performances and discussions around progression, celebration and unity.

“Juneteenth is the ultimate celebration of Black history and heritage”, said Brandon Pankey, VP of Live Nation Urban. “Its cultural relevance and significance globally cannot be understated”.

Robert Ellin, Chairman and CEO of LiveXLive, added, “Now more than ever we must uplift, elevate and celebrate Black voices and unify through the power of music and art.”

In addition to the musical acts listed above, performances will also be made by Jonathan McReynolds, Mick Jenkins, Joy Oladokun, while powerful discussions will be had with Vic Mensa, Trae Tha Truth, Lion Babe, TI, Mereba, Leon Bridges and more.

Common, meanwhile, has been an active voice in the past weeks, as protests continue throughout the nation. In a recent Instagram post, the Grammy and Academy Award-winning artist, actor and activist said, “I am committed mind, body, and soul to do whatever I have to do to change this world for the better. To better the conditions and spaces for my People, Black People, and will fight and stand for humanity wherever I step”.

For more information on Lift Every Voice, visit the official website.

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