10th Annual MojaMoja Brunch & Benefit Concert
MojaMoja 2018 performers and honorees left to right: will.i.am (STEAM Award Inaugural Honoree), The Revolution (Vanguard Award), The Beat Junkies (Soul Controller Award Inaugural Honorees), Wajatta, House of Blues Music Forward Foundation (Charity Partner), Jungle Fire, Soulection featuring DJs Kronika and Sasha Marie (Afterparty), The Steoples, Elise Trouw
House of Blues Music Forward Foundation
Music Forward is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating leadership skills for young people using music as the bridge to success. Focusing on youth ages 12-22 in underserved communities, Music Forward sets the stage for success by providing workshops and showcases to kick-start musical careers, and inspire the next generation of music industry leaders.
MojaMoja is celebrating a decade of music discovery and honoring pop and hip hop icons at the historic Avalon Hollywood, Saturday, February 10, 2018. This year’s honorees include will.i.am (STEAM Award), Prince’s band The Revolution (Vanguard Award) and The Beat Junkies (Soul Controller Award).
The MojaMoja's 10th Annual Brunch & Benefit Concert are open to the public and will be followed by a day-time afterparty at the same venue, featuring Soulection, an independent music platform, radio show, and artist collective. Soulection DJs Kronika and Sas
MojaMoja's brunch and benefit concert will feature breakout performances by Jungle Fire with their highly explosive psychedelic afro/latin funk sound; The Steoples, a genre-fusion alternative R&B duo; Wajatta, the collaborative between comedian-musician Reggie Watts and electronic musician, DJ and producer John Tejada; along with the drumming prodigy Elise Trouw, a gifted modern indie pop multi-instrumentalist who has a viral mashup of “Everlong” by Foo Fighters and “What You Won’t Do for Love” by Bobby Caldwell with more than 7 million views on Facebook.
All artists are donating their performances to benefit the MojaMoja Innovation Fund and House of Blues Music Forward Foundation. MojaMoja’s 10th Anniversary event will be produced in association with Senovva, a noteworthy design and management group offering production services to the entertainment industry, including major music award shows.
Established in 2009, the annual MojaMoja Brunch & Benefit Concert is a premier charity event that presents breakout performances by independent talent and honors iconic artists. During the past decade MojaMoja performers have included Janelle Monáe, Questlove, Flying Lotus, Little Dragon, Los Amigos Invisibles, Anderson .Paak and more than 60 artists from around the world. Also, during the past 10 years music icons including Sheila E., Nile Rodgers, along with fellow Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Mavis Staples, George Clinton, and Sly Stone have all been honored with the MojaMoja Vanguard Award. MojaMoja has been featured in Vanity Fair, Variety, The Huffington Post, SPIN Media, Billboard.bi
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