Let Freedom Ring!

The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University present “Let Freedom Ring!” featuring India.Arie & the Let Freedom Ring Choir

The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University host the annual musical celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy in a free Millennium Stage event featuring two-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter India.Arie. Free tickets required.

Jan 18, 2010 at 6 pm in the

Concert Hall


About The Program: The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University host the annual musical celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy in a free Millennium Stage event featuring two-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter India.Arie.

Known and cherished by fans and fellow musicians, India.Arie is possibly best known for the love in her music that has inspired and motivated people worldwide. Oprah Winfrey praises her for music that “really stimulates and revives the soul,” while the New York Times calls her “an artist of substance [who] recalls such soul masters as Stevie Wonder and Roberta Flack.”

The concert also includes the Let Freedom Ring Choir with Music Director Rev. Nolan Williams Jr., and Andrea Roane from WUSA Channel 9 hosts as Mistress of Ceremonies. NBA All-Star Dikembe Mutombo, chairman and president of his namesake foundation, will be recognized with the 2010 John Thompson “Legacy of a Dream” award. A graduate of Georgetown, Mutombo has long been dedicated to improving the health, education, and quality of life for the people in his birthplace, the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Note: Free tickets will be given away two (2) per person in line in the Hall of Nations at 10 a.m. on Mon., Jan. 18 on a first-come, first-served basis.

All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.

Group of 20 or more? Group Sales offers special terms and discounts for most performances.

About The Artist:

The Let Freedom Ring Celebration Choir was organized especially for the 2006 King celebration.  The choir is made up predominately of Georgetown University students, and also includes members of the Metropolitan Music Ministry of the Metropolitan Baptist Church and the Capitol Hill Seventh-Day Adventist Church.  Reverend Nolan Williams, Jr., Music Director for this year’s Let Freedom Ring Celebration, is the Chief Music Editor of the critically acclaimed publication, The African American Heritage Hymnal (GIA Publications, 2001), and Minister of Music for the Metropolitan Baptist Church.

http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/index.cfm?fuseaction=showEvent&event=ZKAEM

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