BFF Live Music Series

Beauty for Freedom Live Music Series Featuring Najah Lewis “Sunday Morning Maroon 5 Cover”
Performed Live at the metropolitan room Friday September, 23rd 9:00PM-11PM

Videography & Editing by Monica Watkins
Animation by Pei Jung Wang

Fox News Anchor & Recording Artist, Kelly Wright, and Paul Sequence Ferguson Perform a Night of Jazz & Soul at The Metropolitan Room

Special Musical Guest Performance by Najah Lewis and Valerie Velazquez

Donations will be accepted on behalf of Beauty for Freedom’s PROJECT INDIA, an empowerment initiative teaching teaching art, music, photography and jewelry-making to over 150 survivors of sex trafficking and at-risk youth at New Light in Kolkata, India this November.

 

Beauty for Freedom Live Music Series Featuring Jennah Bell “Chapter 3: The Hatchet”

Videography by Jimmerz
Editing by Monica Watkins
Animation by Pei Jung Wang

Tuesday, August 30th 8-11pm Beauty for Freedom Ambassador Ashley Ramos hosted “A Night of Music for Beauty for Freedom” at B99 Philadelphia-born, Berklee College of Music grad, soul-songstress, Nicky Egan produced this incredible night of music in support of New York based anti-trafficking non-profit Beauty for Freedom. This singer/songwriter has shared the stage with the likes of Eli “Paperboy” Reed and the legendary Charles Neville. Additional performances included Brooklyn-raised pianist/composer/singer Akie Bermiss, east coast songstress and Berklee College of Music Alumni Aria Christian and Oakland-grown singer/songwriter and Grammy Foundation summer program participant Jennah Bell Music. Jennah has shared the stage with artist such as Hiatus Kaiyote, Cody Chesnutt, Gregory Porter, Alice Smith, KING, and Eric Benet. Event guests feasted on treats donated by event sponsors BAKED while taking in the incredible sounds Noraas! Event sponsor and world-renowned designer to the stars Kevin Johnn Scheppman was in attendance and donated a beautiful gown as an auction item with proceeds going to Project India. Artists Whisbe Art, Ryan Foss-Skiftesvik and Kaiyu Huang donated artwork with all proceeds going to Beauty for Freedom.

The concert was a fundraiser for the Beauty for Freedom Arts Empowerment Initiative Project India, a workshop series created for the survivors of sex trafficking and at-risk youth of New Light Kolkata November 2016 led by teaching artists Jules Kim, Alessandro Simonetti, Suwana Perry, Ashley Loops, Whisbe Art, Pei Jung Wang, Monica Watkins, Scarlett De La Torre, Karen Francis and Tangina Tangina P. Stone. The workshop series is meant to help the youth and survivors creatively express themselves through arts therapy while discovering their potential, learning about and embracing their inner beauty and increasing their self-esteem.

 

Beauty for Freedom Live Music Series Featuring Najah Lewis “Symphony of Peace” (Original Najah Lewis Composition)
This song reflects Najah’s idea of a perfect world, devoid of all negativity….
Performed Live at the Metropolitan Room Friday September, 23rd 9:00PM-11PM

Videography & Editing by Monica Watkins
Animation by Pei Jung Wang

Fox News Anchor & Recording Artist, Kelly Wright, and Paul Sequence Ferguson Perform a Night of Jazz & Soul at The Metropolitan Room

Special Musical Guest Performance by Najah Lewis and Valerie Velazquez

Donations will be accepted on behalf of Beauty for Freedom’s PROJECT INDIA, an empowerment initiative teaching teaching art, music, photography and jewelry-making to over 150 survivors of sex trafficking and at-risk youth at New Light in Kolkata, India this November.

 

Beauty for Freedom Live Music Series Featuring Najah Lewis “Killing Me Softly Cover”
Performed Live at the metropolitan room Friday September, 23rd 9:00PM-11PM

Videography & Editing by Monica Watkins
Animation by Pei Jung Wang

Fox News Anchor & Recording Artist, Kelly Wright, and Paul Sequence Ferguson Perform a Night of Jazz & Soul at The Metropolitan Room

Special Musical Guest Performance by Najah Lewis and Valerie Velazquez

Donations will be accepted on behalf of Beauty for Freedom’s PROJECT INDIA, an empowerment initiative teaching teaching art, music, photography and jewelry-making to over 150 survivors of sex trafficking and at-risk youth at New Light in Kolkata, India this November.

 

Beauty for Freedom is an innovative, sustainable platform providing the industries of Beauty, Entertainment and Fashion with a means to raise awareness, accountability, and financial contributions for charitable foundations and non-profits who fight human trafficking globally through public campaigns, workshops, and fundraising events.

New Light Kolkata is a registered public charitable trust operating from the terrace of a temple deep inside the red-light district of Kalighat, Kolkata that offers comprehensive community development services. The project provides the children of sex workers a safe haven, particularly in the evening hours when streets are the most dangerous and the mothers are working.

Initiated by caring for 9 children in the year 2000, the programs of New Light today serves more than 250 children of various age groups. The services offered by New Light includes education, healthcare, nutritional support, recreational facility, HIV/AIDS care, income generation opportunities for the women and residential care for many of the young children from the community. Legal aid and advocacy against gender based violence are other thrust areas of New Light`s operation.

Over the years, New Light has set up multiple facilities to cater to the needs of children and young adults at risk. New Light Shelter for children from the Dalit community caters to the children of municipal crematorium and sanitation workers who have traditionally been treated as untouchables. Though these are not children of sex workers, these children live in equally precarious circumstances, exposed to violence and subjected to discrimination and social stigma. In New Light, the children receive support to continue formal education, remedial education, nutrition and healthcare.

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