T-Boz to Perform Charity Concert for Sickle Cell Awareness

T-Boz to Perform Charity Concert for Sickle Cell Awareness

Raphael Saadiq, Faith Evans and Kat Graham will also perform at the one-night only show.

Published April 16, 2015

T-Boz is gearing up to host and perform at her very own charity concert set to bring awareness to sickle cell disease. Billed "T-Boz and Friends Unplugged Featuring Raphael Saadiq," the show is sure to be a star-studded affair for a great cause.

Speaking to BOSSIP, the TLC member said that the project started with a dream: "I told him [Saadiq], 'When I had the dream, I saw you next to me holding a bass.' So, we're making my dream come true."

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The acoustic concert will take place in Los Angeles this Sunday (April 19) and will raise money and awareness for sickle cell. In addition to the Grammy Award-winning singer, several other musicians are set to hit the stage including Faith Evans, Kat Graham and T-Boz's girl group ATLA. Fans of TLC are also in for a treat as the singer revealed that she will perform a special rendition of their No. 1 hit "Waterfalls."

All proceeds from the event will go to the Sickle Cell Foundation, a charity that the 44-year-old has been a part of for years. "I love the work that they do and I know the money goes to a good cause," she said. "It helps children and parents... It goes to a lot of things that people may not think about unless they're ill."

T-Boz has struggled with the inherited blood disorder from birth, so this particular venture holds a special meaning in her heart. "I was born this way," she said. "So it makes me more relatable than the average celebrity."

The singer set up a Chideo page for fans to donate and purchase tickets to the live event with some purchases pre-packaged with awards. The lowest accepted donation of $10 will grant access to the live stream of the event while the highest of $199 will reward one ticket to the live event with priority seating in the first few rows in addition to a meet-and-greet with T-Boz herself, and many more perks. Only 50 in-person tickets are available for the event.

"T-Boz and Friends Unplugged" will take place at the Grammy Museum at L.A. LIVE on April 19.

 

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Written by Moriba Cummings

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