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Diversity and Inclusion

Celebrating Black Excellence Gala

February 25, 2023 at 7:00pm10:00pm EST

Schine Student Center, Goldstein Auditorium

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In honor of Black History Month, Syracuse University’s Black History Month Committee will host a formal gala called “Celebrating Black Excellence.” The event will celebrate all things Black Excellence as the month wraps up in style. The gala will feature live musical performances by Kiana Ledé, Brownskin Band, and hip hop and R&B violinist Joy Black. Buffet dinner will be served.

Tickets are free and available through the Student Box Office for Syracuse University students, faculty and staff. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Dress code: formal attire (all shades of blackness).

About Kiana Ledé

Kiana Ledé is way more than an R&B singer from south Phoenix, AZ. Her poetic lyrics (set to an alluring blend of early classic R&B, soul, pop, hip-hop, and singer/songwriter genre) and relatability have led to notable success, including the platinum-certified “EX” from 2018’s breakout Selfless EP, and hits like “Mad At Me” and “Chocolate” feat. Ari Lennox and achieved over 1 billion streams globally.

KIKI bowed in the Top 5 of various charts — the Billboard Top R&B Albums Chart, Apple Music R&B/Soul Albums Chart and iTunes R&B/Soul Albums Chart — as well as the Top 10 of the Apple Music Overall Albums Chart. The album has impressively gained over 50 million streams in addition to industry praise from ELLE, Billboard, Highsnobiety, VIBE and many more.

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This event was first published on January 6, 2023 and last updated on February 17, 2023.

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