Chaka Khan is teaming up with Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen for an exclusive performance at the Black Girls Rock! fundraiser on June 18.
The evening will also include musical performances from Alice Smith and Maimouna ‘Mumu Fresh’ Youssef, Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Tasha Cobbs Leonard and DJ Aktive.
Actor Wood Harris (“The Wire”) and Grammy Award-winning singer Estelle will also make appearances during the 15th anniversary gala.
The gala will be hosted by actress Tatyana Ali (“Fresh Prince”) and rap icon MC Lyte (pictured below).
The virtual gala will stream live on the newly-launched BGR!TV network.
“It is an honor to support (Black Girls Rock! founder and CEO) Beverly Bond (pictured) and this amazing organization and movement that she has built,” said Chaka, whose boyfriend, comedian Paul Mooney died this week.
“I am so excited to headline Black Girls Rock!’s 15-year anniversary fundraising gala during the launch of BGR!TV, which will continue to be an inspiration to all generations, lifting legends, and making sure that black women’s enormous contributions to society are acknowledged.”
Tickets for the gala can be purchased online at www.blackgirlsrock.com.