Will.i.am & Hillary Clinton – What a combo!
The Booey Lehoo Concert has been on the radar for ages now and plenty of hype that goes with having such a diverse range of people teaming together to make this happen ie Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and, of course, Hillary Clinton and will.i.am (pic above) discussing the importance of educational and cultural ties between the US and China, a long-term initiative starting with a concert in Beijing to plant the seeds of global understanding with the younger generations. Read State Department story here.
Taking place at Beijing’s National Stadium this Saturday, December 17, 2011, the concert will be featuring both US artists including will.i.am, apl.de.ap and John Legend and Chinese artists Shunza and Sa Dingding. It is organized by APSA (Americans Promoting Study Abroad), The Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation, and Crooked Timber Media with the goal of giving American high school students from low-income families public a full scholarship from seven US cities to study in Beijing on a program that focuses on “language acquisition, cultural understanding, leadership development, and exposure to international careers”. The initiative will also provide a similar opportunity for Chinese students to study abroad in the United States.
“The Concert culminates a week of events celebrating China-US cultural and educational exchange. Together, the US and Chinese artists will stage an evening celebration of the possibilities when Americans and Chinese work together creatively.”
Check out Booey Lehoo’s list of performing artists:
“In order to become responsible global citizens, young people need to experience the world around them. Kids from underserved communities rarely have the opportunity to study and travel abroad, and we want to change that. We must make sure that American students have the cultural awareness and skills necessary to succeed in a global economy.” - will.i.am on this concert to benefit President Obama’s 100,000 Strong Initiative
Thanks to Street Hustle Promotions, a lucky LDS reader will get the chance to win a pair of tickets to see will.i.am, John Legend, Sa DingDing, etc. perform for this charity concert.
For your chance to win 2 FREE TICKETS to the Booey Lehoo Concert this Saturday night, answer the following question in the comment section:
What does “Booey Lehoo” mean and if you could rename this concert, what would you call it?
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Deadline is Thursday, December 15 at 12PM Noon.
If will.i.am is excited enough about his trip to Beijing to speak some Mandarin, that should inspire us enough to buy more tickets to support this initiative:
- Date: Saturday, December 17, 2011
- Time: 7:30PM
- Location: National Indoor Stadium 国家体育馆
- Address: Olympic Green, Beichen Lu (Inside Olympic Green, northwest corner of the Datun Lu and Beichen Donglu intersection), Chaoyang District 朝阳区北辰路奥林匹克公园 (奥林匹克公园内，大屯路和北辰东路十字路口西北角)
- Tickets: RMB 280/480/680/880/1680
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Save-the-Date: Simple Plan Concert on January 6, 2012
Canadian rock band Simple Plan is back in Beijing to debut their upcoming Asia Tour. Performing at Yugongyishan, this concert will be a nice change of pace from the massive stadiums hosting thousands of fans. With a capacity of only 700 pax, fans can get up-close and personal with Simple Plan.
A group of five former high school pals Pierre Bouvier, Jeff Stinco, David Desrosiers, Sebastien Lefebvre and Chuck Comeau who came together in 1999 to form this multi-award winning punk-pop band with hit singles like “I’m Just A Kid”, “Welcome to My Life” and “Jet Lag”.
Tickets are RMB 280 pre-sale and RMB 380 at the door. Official ticket booking websites: Piao.com.cn or sendmetickets.com
- Date: Friday, January 6, 2012
- Time: 7:30PM
- Location: Yugongyishan
- Address: 3-2 Zhang Zizhong Road
- Tickets: RMB 280 (pre-sale) or RMB 380 (door)
- Buy Tickets: Piao.com.cn or sendmetickets.com