Harlem Festival Of Culture Concert: Lil’ Kim And Friends To Headline Apollo

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HARLEM, USA — The most iconic female rapper, Lil Kim is set to headline a special concert at the Apollo Theater with her friends, as a kickoff to the Harlem Festival of Culture (HFC) coming in July,

The Jump Off with Lil’ Kim and Friends will take place on Jan. 26, the 89th anniversary of the legendary venue. Presented by Infiniti, the concert also signals the launch of HFC’s partnership with the Apollo for the upcoming festival weekend.

The Queen Bee said in a statement of what will be her first time headlining at the theater, “It’s going to be a night to remember to help kick off the Harlem Festival of Culture’s road to the festival with some of my special friends”. She added, “Apollo was like my backyard; I played there so much and every time it was always love. The crowd is always amazing!”

As we prepared to start on this road to the launch of the festival, we realized that this was also a milestone year for hip-hop and knew that our first major event out of the gate had to be special and center around hip-hop and R&B,” added HFC co-founder and technical & talent producer Yvonne McNair. “One of the tenants of HFC’s mission is to celebrate and preserve the cultural contributions of the Black Diaspora in music, media, art, fashion and entertainment. Hip-hop culture has touched every single part of society, and there is no artist that better represents its far-reaching impact than Lil’ Kim. We’re so thrilled that Kim will help us curate the evening to bring a full, one-of-a-kind music experience to audiences in the city where it all began. We’re also excited to launch this event and our festival journey with our partners.”

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