Monday, August 10, 2020

A Message from Nile Rodgers

Black
Lives
Matter.

WE ARE FAMILY FOUNDATION CONDEMNS SYSTEMIC RACISM AND VIOLENCE AND STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH ORGANIZERS AND PROTESTERS ALL AROUND THE WORLD IN THE DEMAND FOR JUSTICE.

We Are Family Foundation (WAFF) is committed to fighting systemic racism, inequality, inequity and injustice. Black Lives Matter.

Founded by legendary musician Nile Rodgers and inspired by the power and true meaning of his song, "We Are Family", WAFF’s mission has always focused on bringing people together from different ethnicities, cultures and backgrounds. For more than a decade WAFF has been a leader in amplifying and supporting the actions and voices of diverse youth leaders across the globe who are actively and positively addressing issues surrounding our basic human needs - food, water, shelter, health, safety, education and the environment. However, ALL of those basic human needs are further compromised with systemic racism in our society.

The world is finally acknowledging and demanding that the pandemic of systemic racism that has survived and thrived for hundreds of years needs to be eradicated – and our youth are on the front lines of finding the cure.

WAFF created the Youth to the Front Fund (YTTF Fund) to support and fund under 30-year-old BIPOC youth activists, youth-led organizations, projects, innovations and creative solutions that are at the forefront of fighting systemic racism, inequality, inequity and injustice in the United States and around the world. The growing six-figure fund is not a one-off response to George Floyd’s murder and the subsequent global outrage, but rather an ongoing sustainable commitment.

READ THE MESSAGE FROM NILE RODGERS HERE

2020 Tour Dates Announcement

The safety of our audience is the most important consideration when touring.

Following the announcement of a moratorium on live shows, the decision was taken to postpone the Cher “Here We Go Again” Tour to the autumn.

Dates so far announced are as follows:

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2020 Tour Dates ADDED!

Check out all new 2020 dates HERE:
nilerodgers.com/events-list

WAFF Celebration 2019 - Save the Date!

Once a year our We Are Family Foundation throws the best party in New York City to support some of the world's most incredible young people positively impacting our planet.

Here's a throwback to 2016, one of our favorite Celebrations honoring President Jimmy Carter and Bono - two of the most incomparable examples of humanity.

From President Carter's heartfelt words about his friend, and our very first Global Teen Leader Mattie J.T. Stepanek, to Bono's electrifying rare performance with Nile Rodgers and CHIC...THIS is how we party.

November 5th is this year's date to Freak Out! Hold the Date!

For more info, visit WeAreFamilyFoundation.org

Nile Rodgers & CHIC Open 2019’s Meltdown Festival at Royal Festival Hall

By: Musanna Ahmed

Southbank Centre’s annual festival Meltdown offers a rich variety of curated arts and culture by an alternating artist. 2019’s funky bill is selected by prolific hitmaker Nile Rodgers, who, alongside his “R&B/dance/disco/funk/soul” band Chic, opens the festival with a sold-out performance at the illustrious Royal Festival Hall.

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Nile Rodgers and CHIC Kick Off July 4th Festivities Live at the Hollywood Bowl

Nile Rodgers and CHIC Kick Off July 4th Festivities Live at the Hollywood Bowl

by ILANA TEL-OREN

July 3rd 2019 -- Patriotism, fireworks and disco were the ultimate recipe for a fantastic fourth of July celebration in Los Angeles. This was the first of three Nile Rodgers & CHIC at the Hollywood Bowl performances and fans simply couldn’t stay in their seats.

The concert began with American classics by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, led by conductor Thomas Wilkins. They opened the night with some light, feel-good music from John Williams and more. But the Drumline, who notoriously performed with Beyonce during her Coachella set and were featured on her blockbuster documentary Homecoming, kicked things up a notch with dancers and crowd integration as the brass and drum ensemble played songs one might hear at a sporting event.

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Nile Rodgers to receive Artist's Artist honour at 2019 Artist & Manager Awards

Nile Rodgers to receive Artist's Artist honour at 2019 Artist & Manager Awards

by James Hanley

June 26th 2019 -- CHIC legend Nile Rodgers is to receive the Artists’ Artist Award at the 2019 Artists & Managers Awards, which return to the Bloomsbury Big Top in London on Thursday, November 14.

Voted for by fellow artists in the Featured Artists Coalition and peers, the PPL-sponsored award recognises the extraordinary long-term creative and innovative musical output of an individual or group. Previous winners include Guy Garvey, Tracey Thorn, Joan Armatrading, Placebo, Robbie Williams and Massive Attack.

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Jungle and Johnny Marr join the line-up for Nile Rodgers' Meltdown at Southbank Centre

Jungle and Johnny Marr join the line-up for Nile Rodgers' Meltdown at Southbank Centre


(L-R) Jungle; Johnny Marr &copy Niall Lea

Also featuring: Kero Kero Bonito, Nicky Siano, Onyx Collective, Nakhane, V**gra Boys, Azekel, Radiant Children, Anaïs, Yael Naim, Peter Cat Recording Co., Richard Norris, and a special evening with Nile Rodgers and Merck Mercuriadis in conversation.

Today Southbank Centre announces further names for this year's Meltdown festival curated by Nile Rodgers, including five days of the hottest parties in London, open to all and totally free. The longest running artist-curated festival in the world returns for its 26th year taking over the 17-acre site on the south bank of the River Thames from 3-11 August with nine days of unmissable music.

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'WE ARE FAMILY' - NILE RODGERS CALLS TO GIVE PRISON OFFENDERS A SECOND CHANCE

'WE ARE FAMILY' - NILE RODGERS CALLS TO GIVE PRISON OFFENDERS A SECOND CHANCE

Set to perform with CHIC at gala fundraising dinner for Key4Life on 17th June

Charity to launch new campaign, YOUNITED, calling on businesses to offer jobs to young offenders on release from prison

London June XX 2019. Multiple Grammy- winning composer, producer arranger and guitarist, Nile Rodgers is the latest musician to actively support Key4Life, the UK charity that helps reduce youth offending and gang warfare through the delivery of an innovative rehabilitation programme.

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