A Great Day In Harlem
This year’s celebration featured an award presentation to groundbreaking filmmaker Spike Lee by U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat, New York Attorney General Letitia A. James, New York State Senator Brian A. Benjamin, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, and New York State Assemblywoman Inez E. Dickens. An award was also presented to gospel musician Kirk Franklin by Congressmen Adriano Espaillat and Charles B. Rangel.
Performers included Billboard chart topping artist Nicole Bus of RocNation and music director Ray Chew & The Harlem Music Festival All-Star Band. Kool & The Gang was also saluted, celebrating their 50th year in music.