Over 175 VIPs in business, philanthropy and entertainment gathered at Opus for the seventh installment of REVOLT TV‘s community initiative, “HELLO Harlem” – a summer series to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem (BGCH).
VIPs included Andre Drummond (Center, Detroit Pistons & U.S. Men’s Basketball Team), Edith Massiah (Director of Programs, BGCH), Rooney Nelson (Founder, The Nelson Group), Marc John Jefferies (Actor, “Losing Isaiah” & “Notorious”), Hassan Heyward (Field Representative, Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment), Rochelle Hill (Sales & Int’l Marketing Specialist/ Media & Artist Relations, Sony Music Masterworks), Angela Barkan (VP of Media & Artist Development, Sony Music Masterworks), Larissa Slezak (Dir. of Media, Sony Music Masterworks), Somi (OKEH Records/Sony Music Masterworks recording artist) and many more.
Sponsored by AQUAhydrate, Sean John and Ciroc, and supported by Harlem Park to Park,The Nelson Group and Uptown Magazine, the evening was hosted by The Nelson Group’s VP of Account Management, Mike Houston, and featured a special dedication to the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem (BGCH) for bringing music, arts and education together within the community. Kai Wright, REVOLT TV VP of Communications, also addressed the audience to welcome them, acknowledge special guests and encouraged donation support.
Throughout the evening, DJ SunKiss kept the crowd moving while spinning on the 1s & 2s, and sultry songstress Somi wowed the crowd with her performance of “Ginger Me Slowly,” “Two Dollar Day” and her latest single, “Last Song,” all from her album Lagos Music Salon. Visitwww.SomiMusic.com for more artist information.
The HELLO Harlem summer series will continue every Monday through September 8, 2014. The next HELLO Harlem event will take place on Monday, August 25. Stay tuned for more details.
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Photos courtesy of Mianna Charles
Rooney Nelson (Founder, The Nelson Group) Andre Drummond (Center, Detroit Pistons & U.S. Men’s Basketball Team) & Kai Wright (left); Actor, Marc John Jefferies (right)
Rochelle Hill (Sales & Int’l Mktg Specialist/Media & Artist Relations, Sony Music Masterworks) with DJ K Black (left); Selene Breeden (Event Manager, Marriott) (right)
REVOLT TV host, Lawrence Jackson, has an amusing interview with baller, Andre Drummond
Smiling, happy faces at every turn (left);
(l-r) Will J (Wilhemina), Kim Miller (Media Consultant, Time Inc), Shanette Vega (Sr. Marketing & Brand Manager, Food & Wine Magazine), Hassan Heyward (Field Representative, Mayor’s Office Media & Entertainment) (right)
The Ciroc/Moscato open bar helped get things flowing
DJ SunKiss kept the tunes spinning (left); Good conversation kept the connections sparking (right)
Ms. Full-Figured Empress of Talent 2014, Kenya Rittenburg, snaps a picture with Ricardo Hazell (Sr. Contributing Editor, The Shadow League) (left); while singer, Lee Charms, poses with some of his friends (right)
Kai Wright welcomes guests and introduces Somi to the crowd
Everyone gathered to hear her Lagos inspired melodies
Somi put on a great show
The crowd showed their appreciation
Somi’s band takes a pause for the cause (left); while NY1 Anchor/Reporter, Stephanie Officer (far left), smiles bright with friends who joined her in support of the BGCH (right)
A special “THANKS” to all the fine folks who came out to support.
Until next time, friends!
The HELLO Harlem summer series will continue from
August 25, 2014 – September 8, 2014.
The events are invitation-only.
Staying true to their music roots, REVOLT will feature emerging artists and bands at each of the events. For consideration to perform, NY-based musicians should post samples of their music in social media with hashtag
Use the hashtag #helloharlemnyc
to experience the impact.
For more information on HELLO Harlem and REVOLT TV, contact
firstname.lastname@example.org | @kaiwright
Follow REVOLT TV in social media for continued artist interviews,
music news, and programming updates.
ABOUT HELLO HARLEM
HELLO Harlem is a community campaign specifically designed to redefine the fundraising landscape by infusing charity and entertainment to raise interest, awareness and support for the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem (BGCH). Defined as an effort to Help Expand Life’s Limitless Opportunities, the campaign draws upon influential relationships with the who’s who of NYC philanthropists, entrepreneurs and civic leaders who support the BGCH mission and provide education, social and leadership opportunities for the children and youth of Harlem.
ABOUT THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF HARLEM
The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem is to provide access and opportunities for youth to reach their full potential as responsible members of the community.
ABOUT REVOLT TV & MEDIA
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