Ndegeocello Takes Charge Of AIDS Benefit
Meshell Ndegeocello will perform during and serve as the musical director for You Rock My Soul, a benefit concert for New York's Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC).Meshell Ndegeocello will perform during and serve as the musical director for You Rock My Soul, a benefit concert for New York's Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC). The Nov. 11 event will take place in the Isaac Stern Auditorium in the city's Carnegie Hall. Organizers promise "unique and unprecedented collaborations" between additional performers, as well as a celebrity host, who will be announced in the coming weeks.
"We all have the power to make a difference in the fight against HIV and AIDS. No matter who we are, who we sleep with, or where we live," Ndegeocello said in a statement. "AIDS does not discriminate. That's one of the reasons why I support this work and am participating in this event."
Hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, last year's event raised $1.1 million for AIDS research and treatment. The show featured performances by R.E.M., Jewel, and Sweet Honey In The Rock.
Released in June, Ndegeocello's latest album, "Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape," debuted at No. 21 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and No. 67 on The Billboard 200. Her current performance plans include an appearance Friday (Aug. 16) in Detroit's Hart Plaza, as well as an Aug. 23 show at Washington, D.C.'s Carter Barron Amphitheatre.