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“What a line up!” Obama declared at the outset of a concert on Thursday that featured a generations spanning array of soul singers that stretched from musical legends Aretha F ray ban wayfarer ranklin and Patti LaBelle to 20 year old Ariana Grande.
Obama paid tr ray ban wayfarer ibute to Franklin for turning her signature song Respect into “a rallying cry for African Americans, women and then everyone who felt marginalised.”
The emotional high point came when Franklin, 71, sauntered in, gave a shimmy and declared “Let’s have ray ban wayfarer a party.” Then she went right into I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You).
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Also in the line up: Melissa Etheridge, Janelle Monae, Jill Scott and Tessanne Chin.
At a morning arts workshop for hi ray ban wayfarer gh school and college students, first lady Michelle Obama called soul “the kind of music that makes you move, no matter who you are or where you come from.”
The concert was scheduled as part of Women’s History Month.
Said the president: “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 honour a few more: the women of soul.”
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