Idan Raichel at the Martin Luther King Memorial Dedication

Israeli world-music sensation, Idan Raichel, will perform at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dedication. Raichel will join Anita Baker, Aretha Franklin, Bebe Winans, Jennifer Hudson, Al Green, India Arie and Jamie Foxx.

The Message in the Music Concert of Civil Rights Era Music started yesterday, August 24, and going through August 28 to celebrate the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Idan Raichel gave his first performance yesterday at a private event, and will give a public performance on Sunday, at the Pre Dedication Musical Event. Tickets are still available here.

“The message in the Music Concert will be an evening to enjoy the sounds of yesterday and be inspired for tomorrow. This concert will pay homage to the vital role Motown music played in the civil rights movement,” said Harry E. Johnson, Sr., president and CEO of the Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is the first on the National Mall to honor a man of peace, hope, and color, and will be dedicated on August 28 in a West Potomac Park ceremony on the 48th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech.

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