A Global Celebration for Freedom' viewing guide

Originally Published: 19 JUN 22 11:03 ETBy Chloe Melas, NCS

(NCS) — Get prepared to bounce alongside to a few of music’s most proficient artists.

On Sunday, the first-ever “Juneteenth: A Global Celebration for Freedom,” happening on the Hollywood Bowl, will air on NCS.

The occasion commemorates the emancipation of enslaved folks within the United States and goals to tell viewers in regards to the federal vacation signed into regulation by President Biden final 12 months.

Who is performing:

Concert performers will embody Chaka Khan, Khalid, Yolanda Adams, Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton, Billy Porter, Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Earth, Wind & Fire, Jhené Aiko, Killer Mike, Lucky Daye, Mary Mary, Ne-Yo, Michelle Williams, Mickey Guyton, Robert Glasper, The Roots and Bell Biv DeVoe. The Re-Collective Orchestra, a 68-piece all-Black symphony orchestra, will even carry out.

Academy-award profitable director Questlove and Adam Blackstone are serving because the musical administrators of the occasion.

What to count on

The present is produced by creators Shawn Gee of Live Nation Urban and Jesse Collins Entertainment. Gee spoke to NCS in an interview on Thursday and defined how the present took place.

“NCS and Live Nation did a big event called the ‘NYC Homecoming Concert’ and the relationship between the companies were formed at that event, and so NCS came back and said we want to do something around Juneteenth — big and bright and loud. Within Live Nation, Live Nation Urban is really the one that focuses on Black culture so when the call came to the company they pointed the NCS team to me and they said if you want to do something big you need to do it with Shawn.”

As for the placement? “Similarly I got a call from the Hollywood Bowl the year before and we weren’t able to do it because of the short time frame but I was able to marry the two ideas.”

Gee stated the present shall be multifaceted.

“We chose a group of artists who represent diverse genres,” Gee defined. “It’s not just all music, there are narrative parts too. We are introducing different individuals who were central in this becoming a federal holiday. The third thing is we are going to make sure people know the fight isn’t over.”

If you tune in you may additionally see former first girl Michelle Obama will ship particular remarks. Celebrity presenters embody Debbie Allen, Team USA gymnast Jordan Chiles, actors Michael Ealy, Gabourey Sidibe and Kendrick Sampson, comedians Leslie Jones and Lil Rel Howery, and stars from ABC’s “Black-ish” stars Deon Cole, Marsai Martin and Miles Brown.

How to look at

The night kicks off with a pre-show hosted by NCS’s Don Lemon at 7 p.m. ET, adopted by the live performance at 8 p.m. ET. The occasion will air on NCS and can stream dwell for pay TV subscribers by way of  NCS.com and NCSgo the place obtainable.

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