J’Nai Bridges to Headline Sing for Hope’s Black History Month Celebration

By David Salazar
(Credit: © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2016)

Sing for Hope is set to celebrate Black History Month with four weeks of virtual programming.

The series will feature a wide range of unique vocalists including mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges, will who presents a program on Feb. 17 that revolves around selections from “The Sound of Music,” “The King and I,” “South Pacific,” and “Show Boat,” among others.

“We’re all familiar with the many powerful ways in which Sing for Hope brings the arts to communities in need. Now more than ever, it means a great deal for me to be able to share my art as part of Sing for Hope’s Open Arts Black History Month celebration, reaching so many of our most vulnerable neighbors in our partnering hospitals, elder care facilities, or even just isolated at home,” Bridges stated in an official press release. “I’m excited to share some of my favorite Rodgers and Hammerstein classics in a concert that highlights themes of diversity and equality, along with the unique message that love is the solution to humanity’s most complicated problems.”

Other artists that will be featured throughout the series include jazz vocalist and composer Vanish Gould, Ethiopian-Israeli singer Gili Yalo, Broadway star Danyel Fulyton, and dancer Indigo Sparks, among others.

Audiences can stream the events via Sing for Hope’s official website; all events are free to the general public.