Common Will Team Up With The National Symphony For a Special Performance at The Kennedy Center

Common performs on Jan. 21, 2017.
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Common performs on Jan. 21, 2017. 

Okayplayer and The Kennedy Center will orchestrate a special performance between Common and The National Symphony on Wednesday (March 22). The show will also include orchestrated versions of songs from Common's eclectic catalog. 

The day prior, Common will team up with The National Symphony for a four-hour rehearsal from 1 to 5 p.m. Following his rehearsal, Common will participate in an intimate interview at the African Lounge at KC Opera house. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m., with the interview taking place at 8:30 p.m.

Earlier this week, Common defended Snoop Dogg during an interview with TMZ in regards to his video mocking President Donald Trump. "Hip-hop has been like a voice for so many people," he said. "If you go think about the days of Public Enemy and you fast-forward to Kendrick Lamar, hip-hop artists have always been speaking up and saying what they feel... if it's a president they don't like, if it's a politician they don't like... if you didn't like what was going on you speak up and we're entitled to do that as people."

Last year, the Chicago rapper also released his politically charged effort Black America Again, which featured Stevie Wonder, John Legend, BJ The Chicago Kid and more.


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