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Tessane Chin becomes the first Jamaican artist to perform at The White House

Tessane Chin becomes the first Jamaican artist to perform at The White House

Posted by Shanelle Weir on March 07, 2014

Jamaican reggae fusion star and reigning champ of NBC’s The Voice, Tessanne Chin, will be among a glittering line-up of accomplished women to perform at the White House tonight.

As part of their “In Performance at the White House” series, the US President and First Lady invite music legends and contemporary major female artists to the White House for a celebration of the great “foremothers” of American music, with songs expressing the struggles and achievements of women, according to a White House release.

Tonight’s concert, “Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House,” will see the Jamaican songbird perform alongside legendary singers Aretha Franklin, Melissa Etheridge, Patti Labelle, Janelle Monae, Ariana Grande and Jill Scott.

The show will be streamed live on the White House’s official website (WhiteHouse.gov/live) around 7:30 p.m. and will be broadcast nationally on PBS April 7.

The concert will later be aired on the Armed Forces Network to American servicemen and women around the world.

An interactive daytime workshop will also be held in connection with the concert for middle school, high school and college students. Chin and her fellow performers will share their experiences with students and answer questions about the music and entertainment business.

The powerhouse Jamaican vocalist has made several appearances on American television since winning season five of The Voice last December. She took part in a series of talk shows, including Access Hollywood and Live with Kelly and Michael shortly after her win and also appeared at the Rose Bowl in California on New Year’s Day.

 

 

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