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Monday, January 19, 2009

Barack Obama Inaugural Concert In Washington DC

I haven't posted anything here for a while... the inauguration kicks off in few hours!!!!! Wow, time flies. In the meantime, below is the recap of Sunday's inaugural concert.

AFP and MTV report:
Music legends joined Sunday with hundreds of thousands of people at Washington's Lincoln Memorial in a vast emotional celebration of Barack Obama's upcoming inauguration as the first black US president.
Obama and his family sang to the music along with a massive crowd who braved biting cold to witness mega-stars: Mary J. Blige sang "Lean on Me," which was followed up by Jon Bon Jovi's duet with Bettye LaVette on Sam Cooke's civil-rights anthem " Change Is Gonna Come". James Taylor and John Legend got together for Taylor's hit "Shower the People." Then John Mellencamp got onstage for his song "Ain't That America."
The celebrity sightings didn't end there. Sheryl Crow and Will.I.Am collaborated on Bob Marley's "One Love," while Usher, Shakira and Stevie Wonder joined up for "Higher Ground."
The big performances of the night came at the end. U2 performed two of their hits, , "Pride (In the Name of Love)" and the Obama-approved "City of Blinding Lights," noting that the whole world is ready for Obama's presidency.
Barack and Michelle Obama arrive at concert
photos credit NYT

Obama sings at inaugural concert

President-Elect Obama inaugural concert speech

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