Dionne Warwick Supports Birmingham Black History Month

AHEAD OF performing at Symphony Hall today (Sep 20), Dionne Warwick spoke to invited guests about celebrating Birmingham Black History Month.

The private event, attended by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Yvonne Mosquito, Vice Lord-Lieutenant for the West Midlands, Beverly Lindsay, The Voice Newspaper’s Paulette Simpson and Honorary Consul for Lithuania, Keith Stokes-Smith, shone a spotlight on what has become an important feature of the City’s event calendar.

Dionne Warwick is a true hero of our time, her sheer class and elegant charisma shine from the stage as she performs some of the most beautifully written classics from 5 decades. The Soul/Pop Legend is in Birmingham as part of her 2018 tour ‘Don’t Make Me Over’ performing the classic hits ‘Walk On By’, ‘Any One Who Had A Heart’, ‘Do You Know The Way To San Jose’, ‘Don’t Make Me Over’, ‘Heartbreaker’ and many more.

Paulette Francis-Green, one of the partners for Birmingham Black History Month said: “I am so proud to have been in the company of Ms Warwick, who is a trailblazer with her songs and performances.

I grew up with her songs, in particular ‘Anyone Who Had A Heart’ and ‘Walk On By’. Black music has been profound in how it has challenged the injustices of being a person of colour around the world. Music can empower, motivate and encourage all to break down barriers.”

Town Hall, and more recently Symphony Hall, have been the focal point for monumental moment’s in Birmingham’s black history and are delighted to be working closely with Birmingham Black History Month throughout October to share some of these stories.

Town Hall Symphony Hall’s Chaplain, Elaine Hutchinson said: “It was a phenomenal event! It was lovely to see Dionne Warwick, I never thought I’d actually get to see her in my lifetime, so to be so up close and personal and to be part of Black History Month which is so important for black people in the West Midlands is amazing.”

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