President and First Lady Host “Women Of Soul” Concert

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women of soulBy Lechette Walker

The White House had a “Women of Soul Concert” that was hosted by Michelle Obama on Thursday. The concert that was in honor of the history of great “foremothers” in music is the reason for this entertaining celebration.

Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, MelissaEtheridge, Tessanne Chin, Janelle Monae. Jill Scott and Ariana Grane is the streaming line of talent that will inspire the stage with this momentous engagement.  The event will “touch on the struggles and achievements of women” according to reports.

The “I’m Every Woman: The History of Soul ” daytime celebration reached out to one hundred and twenty-four high school, and college students from across the country to participate in this life changing event. The White House has been instrumental in embracing culture and celebrations. The twelve previous shows that were are at the White House included workshops for students before the show by the FLOTUS.  They will be exposed to the artists and they will cover an education component learning about the US in the 1950s and women’s rights presented by Robert Santelli, the Executive of the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.

Michelle Obama interacted and encouraged the high school and college students to work hard.

“Find your own voice and be proud of it,” she said. “And then, sing your butt off. Or work your butt off. Or whatever you do, do it until your butt comes off.” She continued, “OK, that quote is going to be kind of funny in the papers. I already know it. My communications people are like, What?’ But you guys all know what I meant-be good at what you do.”

The conclusion of the celebration acknowledged remarks by President Obama; watch video below.

“As someone who always shares this house with brilliant, creative, talented, somewhat stubborn women, I think Women’s History Month is the perfect time to honor a few more: the women of soul,” said President Obama.

The “Women of Soul” will air on PBS Monday, April 7 at 9 PM EST if you missed the live stream viewing on Thursday.

Sources:  abcnews  

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