Devonté Hynes, Kamasi Washington take part in Black Power Live


A range of artists, performers and speakers have taken part in the first edition of Black Power Live, a new virtual music festival held via Twitch over the weekend. 

Musical performances came from Miguel, Devonté Hynes aka Blood Orange, Doja Cat, Kamasi Washington, Denzel Curry and Robert Glasper. The event was hosted by Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors and also featured a mixture of conversations with black artists and organizers. 

Promoters FORM and Jammcard said in a statement that Black Power Live is meant to be “a celebration of the incredible work done by organizers and activists around the world and will be a chance to reflect, regroup and talk about next steps."

Viewers donated money while watching the festival, with funds split between: Crenshaw Dairy Mart, Trap Heals, Transgender Law Center, Sankofa and Black Men Build.

Subscribers to Behind The Rhyme can rewatch the festival here.