Published on December 18th, 2015 | by Jerry Doby0
Bizzy Bone, Steve Lobel, Mally Mall and more support ‘Elevated Genius’ charity concert
Kind-Hearted Compassion in Action Foundation provides a platform for talented musicians, artists and activists who come from adverse circumstances to be able to share their work
The stars came out to support a good cause at the Elevate Genius Concert and Charity event at the historic Yost Theater in Santa Ana. The red carpet event, presented by the Kind-Hearted Compassion in Action Foundation spearheaded by Executive Producer Dave Naidu, Pamela Tahim Thakur and Dr. Sonia Singh, provided a creative platform for talented musicians, artists and activists, who come from adverse circumstances, to be able to share their work. Industry expert Steve Lobel gave a riveting speech as the keynote speaker and Bizzy Bone, of the legendary Hip-Hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, headlined the concert attended by celebrity guests Mally Mall, Lil Rome Diddy, Young Lace, Kid Lace, Quarter Bird and more.
Guests enjoyed performances by rising star DJ Kiss and socially conscious artists Fatell, DJ Royelle, Phase V, DJ Krazy K, Natalie Stephenson, Go Gettas, Greg Sykes aka Mad Habit, Trademark, Mary Harris, Ilette Hill, Jovan Armand and Trevous Millhouse. Presenters included Mayor Bao Nguyen, Christine Devine from Fox 11 News, Dean Dr. Gail Stearns and philanthropist Jane Gehr and the event was hosted by executive talent scout Big Mike Rob and Cedric Clark NufCed. Human rights activists AJ Redkey and Steven Sweetleaf of InLeague Press, filmmaker Lili Teplan, socially conscious musician of 2015 Fatell, and co-producer Mike Long aka Flowganic, were the night’s honorees.
In addition to the music performances, social justice art was on display through curator Stephan Baxter by artists John Sollom (OC Weekly Artist 2012), Valerie Lewis (OC Weekly Best Artist 2014), Art Guevara, Amanda Rue, Jason Marcos, Michael Ziobrowski, Rene Cardona, Steve Metzger and Hagop Nagerian.
For more information, visit www.KindHeartedCompassion.org.
About Kind-Hearted Compassion in Action
A non-profit foundation dedicated to supporting exceptional musicians, artists and activists, who come from adverse circumstances, to be able to share their genius to creative positive social change and uplift the consciousness of humanity. When Orange County attorney Pamela Tahim’s brother Jesse asked for her help on his new project, she happily agreed. His dream was to create a movement to make popular mainstream Hip-Hop music more socially conscious. He saw the state of our world and knew the power of music and the arts could clearly make a difference. Sadly, Jesse passed away a few days later at just 24 years old, from a pulmonary embolism. In honor of her brother, Pamela, along with psychologist Dr. Sonia Singh, founded Kind-Hearted Compassion in Action Foundation, dedicated to creating awareness and activism of critical social issues such as poverty, homelessness, genocides and human rights abuses.