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JSU’s Sonic Boom to perform at Biden-Harris inaugural event

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As we are just two days away from President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, it has been announced that Jackson State’s Sonic Boom will be a featured band in the inaugural We Are One virtual event.

We Are One, which celebrates the diversity of America in advance of the inauguration, will stream live on Tuesday, January 19, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. CST at bideninaugural.org/watch, as well as on Urban One, HBCU Grad, NowThis, Revolt TV, The Source, The Shade Room, BET, The Grio TV, Daily KOS, Watch The Yard, Blavity, and NBC Peacock TV.

Hosted by actor and entertainment reporter Terrence J, We Are One will honor the Black community and African Diaspora through powerful speakers, inspiring stories, plus musical entertainment.

“We are incredibly honored that the Sonic Boom was asked to join in such a historic occasion. This is a significant opportunity and unforgettable moment for our students in the band program,” JSU President Thomas K. Hudson said. “We are truly proud of the work they do on and off the field, and this special performance is a reflection of their commitment to their craft.”

We Are One is one of several inaugural activities showcasing the nation’s diversity, celebrating acts of resilience, heroism, and a commitment to unity from the Black, Latino, and AAPI communities.

“Being invited to participate in the virtual inauguration activities for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is one of the most prestigious honors bestowed upon our program,” JSU director of bands Dr. Roderick Little said. “This is a historical mark in the history of civilization, and our students get to partake in this event and be immortalized in the storybook of this great nation.”

We Are One’s lineup will include appearances from Frankie Beverly, Stacey Abrams, Rep. Jim Clyburn, Rep. Cedric Richmond, Sen. Cory Booker, Sen.-elect Raphael Warnock, and more.

There will also be special performances by Tobe Nwigwe, DJ D-Nice, The O’Jays, Rapsody, Step Afrika, and the String Queens.

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