The Roots, Common, Alabama Shakes’ frontwoman Brittany Howard, and many more are set to perform at The Concert for Peace and Justice on April 27. The performances will commemorate the opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Ala. Streaming platform TIDAL has partnered with the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) to livestream the event to audiences around the world.
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice is the nation’s first all-inclusive memorial dedicated to the victims of racial terror lynchings and the legacy of slavery and racial inequality in America. The accompanying Legacy Museum is an interactive gallery that features media, sculpture, and exhibits that allows visitors to confront the history of the domestic slave trade, racial terrorism, and the Jim Crow South.
With TIDAL’s role as a proponent of social justice, Lior Tibon of TIDAL shared how important it is for the service to be involved in the initiative. “Stemming from the incredibly diverse group of TIDAL artist-owners, creating and participating in programs that impact culture and human kind in a positive way always been at the core of what TIDAL does,” Tibon said. “We’re incredibly honored to be a part of this historic event and know TIDAL members will be excited to watch this incredible concert,” he continued.
EJI’s founder and executive director Bryan Stevenson commented on the significance of the Concert for Peace and Justice and the conversations it could inspire. “The issues America is facing today are deeply rooted in a history that is familiar to so many worldwide. We’re hopeful that bringing this conversation globally will inspire conversation that will lead to a better future,” Stevenson said.
The concert — which will also host Usher, Kirk Franklin, and Valerie June — is among many events to celebrate the debut of the memorial and museum. TIDAL members and non-members alike will be able to stream the performances on April 27 at 7:30 p.m CT through TIDAL’s website. Check out their site for full lineup and more information.