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Published on September 8th, 2015 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson


Kathy Sledge “The Legendary Lead Voice of Sister Sledge” Performs Surprise Tribute to Nile Rodgers at BMI R&B Hip Hop Awards

Reigniting that good ‘ol family soul’, Kathy Sledge from Sister Sledge performed a surprise tribute to GRAMMY-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist Nile Rodgers at the 2015 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. Effortlessly, she brought the audience to their feet with the iconic song “We Are Family!”

While Rodgers receives BMI’s “Icon Award” for his body of work for artists such as, Madonna, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Sister Sledge, Eric Clapton, Chic, Cee-Lo, Pharrell Williams, to name a few, the true musical highlight was the electrifying performance by Kathy Sledge, best known for worldwide hit songs like, “We Are Family” and “He’s The Greatest Dancer” her humility and grace exudes her legacy.

Kathy is now signed to EDM music company Pacific Electronic Music (PEM), with Ibiza based electronic producer and DJ Max Martire, of the DJ duo The Aristofreeks. Trendsetter and trailblazer.

Joe Vasconcellos, label manager/CFO, Pacific Electronic Music says, “As a record label, we are proud to have Kathy as key artist. Her contribution to the industry, and of course exceptional talent, are well renown. And we are just as proud that she would be invited to perform, We Are Family as a tribute to Nile Rodgers at the BMI R&B/Hip Hop Awards. Nile is an icon in the industry who has made a positive impact for so many consistently over many years, and the man with whom she had this biggest hit of her career thus far”.

As of late, Kathy stars in the theatrical musical, “The Brighter Side of Day” where she gives an unparalleled performance of Billie Holiday, another feat of brilliance.

As Kathy continues on her path, she shares the stage in her production of the “My Sister And Me Tour” with timeless iconic artists Deniece Willams, Karyn White, and CeCe Peniston.

About PEM

The company has offices in both Beverly Hills and Ibiza, and is focusing on releases in electronic dance music with global appeal. Founded by veteran record executive Jerry Greenberg and Ibiza based electronic producer/DJ Max Martire of the Aristofreeks, Pacific Electronic Music’s (PEM) first signing was Kathy Sledge, former lead singer of Sister Sledge. They also signed Next Step, the original lead vocalists on massive hits “Le Freak” and “Good Times”, another of Nile Rogers’ long list of success stories with Chic. Together with the Aristofreeks, they continue to bridge the Ibiza electronic music scene with some of the most important music industry personalities in history. For more information, visit our website: http://pacificelectronicmusic.com


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