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A dynamic mix of artists across hip hop, jazz, modern dance, and more perform at the Kennedy Center. Each episode weaves together performances filmed live at the Center with intimate off-stage moments contextualizing each artist’s cultural impact.

Cynthia Erivo & Friends: A New Year’s Eve Celebration

55m 9s

Cynthia Erivo, enchanting star of the stage and screen, invites you to ring in the New Year with her magnificent friends Ben Platt and Joaquina Kalukango as they bring their powerful voices and favorite songs to the Kennedy Center stage.

Episodes

  • Cynthia Erivo & Friends: A New Year’s Eve Celebration: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Cynthia Erivo & Friends: A New Year’s Eve Celebration

    S2 E3 - 55m 9s

    Cynthia Erivo, enchanting star of the stage and screen, invites you to ring in the New Year with her magnificent friends Ben Platt and Joaquina Kalukango as they bring their powerful voices and favorite songs to the Kennedy Center stage.

  • Embracing Duality: Modern Indigenous Culture: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Embracing Duality: Modern Indigenous Culture

    S2 E2 - 55m 43s

    In partnership with electronic music pioneers The Halluci Nation, R&B artist Martha Redbone, and
    performance artist Ty Defoe, The Kennedy Center explores the impact and evolution of indigenous
    performing arts cultures.

  • Robert Glasper's Black Radio: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Robert Glasper's Black Radio

    S2 E1 - 55m 30s

    Robert Glasper, five-time Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer, and producer, invites his tightly knit community of collaborators to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his iconic, award-winning, and cross-genre revolutionary album — "Black Radio." Accompanied by Lalah Hathaway, Meshell Ndegeocello, Bilal, and many more, Glasper reimagines his seminal album.

Extras + Features

  • Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview

    S2 E4 - 30s

    Ben Folds invites the virtuosic Jacob Collier, rising jazz superstar Laufey, and chart-topping English singer-songwriter dodie, to join him and the National Symphony Orchestra to reimagine their music through an orchestral lens.

  • A Powerhouse Performance of 'Nothing Compares 2 U': asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A Powerhouse Performance of 'Nothing Compares 2 U'

    S2 E3 - 4m 26s

    Through a powerhouse performance of Prince’s chart-topping hit, "Nothing Compares 2 U," Cynthia Erivo enters the New Year in unforgettable style. Filling every note with soul, Erivo shares her heart with the audience through this timeless tale of love.

  • Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview

    S2 E3 - 30s

    Cynthia Erivo, enchanting star of the stage and screen, invites you to ring in the New Year with her magnificent friends Ben Platt and Joaquina Kalukango as they bring their powerful voices and favorite songs to the Kennedy Center stage.

  • Cynthia Erivo, Joaquina Kalukango Sing 'Killing Me Softly': asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Cynthia Erivo, Joaquina Kalukango Sing 'Killing Me Softly'

    S2 E3 - 5m 11s

    "The Color Purple" co-stars Cynthia Erivo and Joaquina Kalukango perform the Hip Hop Trio Fugees’ funky rendition of "Killing Me Softly." The global hit steeped in unrequited love is told by two friends, whose friendship can be felt through the screen.

  • Martha Redbone Performs 'Garden of Love': asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Martha Redbone Performs 'Garden of Love'

    S2 E2 - 4m 55s

    In a unique blend of folk, blues, and gospel, R&B artist Martha Redbone performs "Garden of Love" on the Kennedy Center’s Rooftop Terrace in a tribute to her African American and Indigenous roots.

  • The Halluci Nation Perform in the Skylight Pavilion: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Halluci Nation Perform in the Skylight Pavilion

    S2 E2 - 7m 44s

    Electronic music pioneers The Halluci Nation perform “Stadium Pow Wow," "Maima Koopi" and "Sharpshooter” in the Kennedy Center’s Skylight Pavilion. The duo, Ehrin “Bear Witness” Thomas and Tim “2oolman” Hill pay homage to the energy and momentum of Ottawa’s Electric Pow Wow gatherings while pointing to where the future is headed.

  • Episode 2 Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 2 Preview

    S2 E2 - 30s

    In partnership with electronic music pioneers The Halluci Nation, R&B artist Martha Redbone, and
    performance artist Ty Defoe, The Kennedy Center explores the impact and evolution of indigenous
    performing arts cultures.

  • Bilal Performs 'All Matter' with Robert Glasper: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Bilal Performs 'All Matter' with Robert Glasper

    S2 E1 - 7m 20s

    Bilal performs “All Matter” with Robert Glasper and the Black Radio Orchestra. Robert Glasper, five-time Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer, and producer, invites his tightly knit community of collaborators to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his iconic, award-winning, and cross-genre revolutionary album — Black Radio.

  • 'The Consequences of Jealousy': asset-mezzanine-16x9

    'The Consequences of Jealousy'

    S2 E1 - 7m 13s

    Meshell Ndegeocello and Kyle Abraham perform “The Consequences of Jealousy” with Robert Glasper and the Black Radio Orchestra. Robert Glasper, five-time Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer, and producer, invites his tightly knit community of collaborators to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his iconic, award-winning, and cross-genre revolutionary album — Black Radio.

  • Lalah Hathaway and Robert Glasper Perform 'Cherish the Day': asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Lalah Hathaway and Robert Glasper Perform 'Cherish the Day'

    S2 E1 - 4m 58s

    Lalah Hathaway performs “Cherish the Day” with Robert Glasper and the Black Radio Orchestra. Robert Glasper, five-time Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer, and producer, invites his tightly knit community of collaborators to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his iconic, award-winning, and cross-genre revolutionary album — Black Radio.

  • Episode 1 Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 1 Preview

    S2 E1 - 30s

    Robert Glasper, five-time Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer, and producer, invites his tightly knit community of collaborators to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his iconic, award-winning, and cross-genre revolutionary album — "Black Radio." Accompanied by Lalah Hathaway, Meshell Ndegeocello, Bilal, and many more, Glasper reimagines his seminal album.

Schedule

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    Next at the Kennedy Center: A Joni Mitchell Song Book: TVSS: Iconic

    Next at the Kennedy Center

    A Joni Mitchell Song Book

    Friday
    Feb 23

    1 Hour

    Celebrating the influence of Joni Mitchell with performances by Vince Mendoza, the National Symphony Orchestra, Renée Fleming, Lalah Hathaway, Jimmie Herrod, Raul Midón and Aoife O'Donovan.
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    Next at the Kennedy Center: A Joni Mitchell Song Book: TVSS: Iconic

    Next at the Kennedy Center

    A Joni Mitchell Song Book

    Friday
    Feb 23

    1 Hour

    Celebrating the influence of Joni Mitchell with performances by Vince Mendoza, the National Symphony Orchestra, Renée Fleming, Lalah Hathaway, Jimmie Herrod, Raul Midón and Aoife O'Donovan.
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    Next at the Kennedy Center: A Joni Mitchell Song Book: TVSS: Iconic

    Next at the Kennedy Center

    A Joni Mitchell Song Book

    Saturday
    Feb 24

    1 Hour

    Celebrating the influence of Joni Mitchell with performances by Vince Mendoza, the National Symphony Orchestra, Renée Fleming, Lalah Hathaway, Jimmie Herrod, Raul Midón and Aoife O'Donovan.
  • Image
    Next at the Kennedy Center: A Joni Mitchell Song Book: TVSS: Iconic

    Next at the Kennedy Center

    A Joni Mitchell Song Book

    Saturday
    Feb 24

    1 Hour

    Celebrating the influence of Joni Mitchell with performances by Vince Mendoza, the National Symphony Orchestra, Renée Fleming, Lalah Hathaway, Jimmie Herrod, Raul Midón and Aoife O'Donovan.
  • Image
    Next at the Kennedy Center: A Joni Mitchell Song Book: TVSS: Iconic

    Next at the Kennedy Center

    A Joni Mitchell Song Book

    Sunday
    Feb 25

    1 Hour

    Celebrating the influence of Joni Mitchell with performances by Vince Mendoza, the National Symphony Orchestra, Renée Fleming, Lalah Hathaway, Jimmie Herrod, Raul Midón and Aoife O'Donovan.

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