Grammy nominated neo-soul artist Anthony Hamilton on June 5th. Music fans were treated to a special insider’s concert at the world-famous Apollo Theater. Coca-Cola Celebrates Essence Music Festival @ The Apollo served as a precursor of what is to come at this year’s Essence Music Festival. Headline performers included Grammy nominated neo-soul singer Anthony Hamilton and urban jazz/funk artist and former Cosby kid, Malcolm Jamal Warner, who both performed in honor of Black Music Month. Also, in celebration of Black Music Month, Lisa Ellis, executive vice president of Sony Music Label Group received the 2008 Trailblazer Award for her positive impact on Black Music.
Steven Boyd, vice president, Northeast Region for Coca-Cola North America; Lisa Ellis, executive vice president of Sony Music Label Group, Urban jazz/funk artist, Malcolm Jamal Warner and Angela Burt-Murray; editor-in-chief, Essence magazine.
R&B singer Faith Evans and Steven Boyd, vice president, Northeast Region for Coca-Cola North America.
MTV Personality Sway and Urban jazz/funk artist Malcolm Jamal Warner smile over a bottle of Coke Zero.
*Photos Courtesy of Bennett Raglin