Essence Festival

This is one of the leading music festivals in New Orleans. This festival celebrates black culture. It is on its eighteenth year and will celebrate as well as embrace budding artists. Besides that, industry stalwarts like Aretha Franklin will also be present there.

The Essence Music Festival has further added charm to the ongoing music festival series in New Orleans. On the opening day, the performance was focused only towards youth programmes which included famous rapper Diggy Simons, OMG Girlz, Coco Jones of Disney Channel and The Roots of Music of New Orleans.

The festival will kick start from sunday. Fourteen year old Coco who is the discovery of Disney Channel’s “Next Big Thing” has claimed that performance has never been that important. She was casted in the television musical film “Let It Shine” which was telecasted last month. She will debut in her untitled album which will release next month. She is planning to deliver a high packed show which will have tight choreography along with some theatrical essentials. Coco said that she is super excited and wants everyone to see it. Coco claimed that it is difficult to sing all alone without any back up dancers, B-boys and flippers.

This Sunday, the Queen of Soul will be awarded with the Essence "Power Award" for her chart buster numbers spanning over a period of four decades. Her hit numbers comprises of songs like "Think", "Respect," "Chain of Fools," "Son of a Preacher Man” and "I Say a Little Prayer”. The President of Essence Communications, Michelle Ebanks said that Queen of Soul will sing it all from A to Z and it will be a night of ultimate electric celebration.