TIDAL X: Keep a Child Alive’s Black Ball
Keep a Child Alive (KCA) announced today that Chance the Rapper and Salt-N-Pepa will join Alicia Keys, A$AP Rocky and Patti Smith as performers at the 13th annual Black Ball held on Wednesday, October 19 at the Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.
For the first time ever, the event will be livestreamed on TIDAL, giving fans and supporters of the organization worldwide a chance to take part in the night. The livestream will begin at 9:15pm ET be viewable in client and at TIDAL.com/BlackBall.
“We have an electric lineup of performers both legends and new-comers this year and I know the energy in the room is going to be ALIVE,” said Alicia Keys, Co-founder of KCA. “I’m so excited for Black Ball to livestream on TIDAL, giving so many people the chance to join in the fight against AIDS, and experience this truly magical night where all my worlds come together!”
Grammy-winning record producer and label head Clive Davis will receive KCA’s Humanitarian Award during the event for his ongoing commitment in the fight against AIDS. Among other efforts, Davis released the 1985 track “That’s What Friends Are For,” featuring Dionne Warwickv, Gladys Knight, Elton John and Stevie Wonder, which helped draw attention to the cause and educated people about the disease. His commitment has helped increase awareness and raised millions for the cause.
To date, Keep a Child Alive’s Black Ball has raised over $28.7 million for children and families affected by HIV. Past performers at the event have included JAY Z, Bono, Adele, Pharrell Williams, Chris Martin, NAS, Gwen Stefani, Lenny Kravitz, David Byrne, John Mayer, Justin Timberlake, David Bowie and many more incredible artists.
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