Created by Nicole Raquel Dennis and Ryan Carter, TURN UP! will stream across two nights in July.
Black performers from the West End, Broadway and beyond will unite to raise money and awareness for four charities – The Bail Project, The Okra Project, The Black Curriculum and UK Black Pride – in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Among those confirmed to be involved are Alexia Khadime, Trevor Dion Nicholas and Danielle Steers – with musical performances being supplemented by readings and poetry.
— Nicole Raquel Dennis (@NicoleRaquel_D) June 16, 2020
The concert will be recorded with a live band at Cadogan Hall, with several exclusive ‘at home performances’ contributing to the event.
TURN UP! will be available from early July, and viewers will be able to watch online.
Confirmed line up so far: Kelly Agbowu, Jeannette Bayardelle, Melanie La Barrie, Marcus Collins, Chloë Davies, Alexandra Grey, Cameron Bernard Jones, Claudia Kariuki, Natalie Kassanga, Alexia Khadime, Vula Malinga, Sandra Marvin, Cedric Neal, Trevor Dion Nicholas, Jay Perry, Sharon Rose, Jordan Shaw, Danielle Steers, Vinegar Strokes, Obioma Ugoala, Layton Williams