The event took place at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium earlier this year, and was organized to help start an open dialog about racial equality within America. Bruce Springsteen, Pharrell, John Legend, Ed Sheeran and Jamie Foxx were just a few of the special guests who participated in the concert event.
Eric Church helped to represent country music by performing a special rendition of his track “Kill a Word” with Smokey Robinson, Aloe Blacc and Rhiannon Giddens. The four traded harmonies throughout the track that address the pain and emotion that harsh words can evoke.
Zac Brown Band also took the stage to perform their single “Remedy” from their latest album, Jekyll + Hyde. The track was a fitting choice for the occasion, as it preaches love and equality to all. Although still emotional, their performance provided a light-hearted moment in the sometimes emotionally heavy set of music.
Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America was broadcast on A&E earlier this week, but the entire concert is available to stream at any time through their website, mobile app or through your local cable provider’s on-demand service.