Empire Helps Bloomberg Philanthropies Produce the Closing Performance at the Bloomberg U.S. - Africa Business Forum

September 2016. New York, Plaza Hotel

During September’s United Nations General Assembly week, Bloomberg Philanthropies presented an important thought leadership conference entitled the U.S. - Africa Business Forum.

Held at the storied Plaza Hotel in New York City, the Forum included programming and remarks from President Barack Obama, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, various Heads of State and C-Level executives from across the African continent.

For the closing performance of the Forum, Bloomberg Philanthropies called on Empire to provide the right entertainment to end the conference on a high note and reflect Africa, U. S. and New York City Culture.

Empire and Bloomberg worked together to design and present an original collaboration featuring the African Children’s Choir from Uganda, the world renowned Harlem Gospel Choir and rising star, Randall Haywood, a Juilliard-educated trumpeter.

The final product came together with an inspired rendition of ‘This Little Light of Mine’, a gospel classic performed in an African style with a New York City trumpet twist. The closing performance brought the audience to their feet and provided the perfect ending to this extraordinary gathering.

Empire is a leading supplier of creative talent and original performances for international organizations, philanthropies, corporations and private individuals.

To Learn more about the U.S. – Africa Business Forum visit http://usafricabusinessforum.bloomberg.org/#/

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