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LL Cool J, Mick Fleetwood to Perform at Event Benefiting Maui Wildfire Victims – The Hollywood Reporter

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LL Cool J, Gretchen Rhodes, Mick Fleetwood and Lukas Nelson are amongst a number of artists performing within the #MauiStrong livestream occasion benefiting these impacted by the Maui wildfires.

The occasion, hosted by KCRW’s Elvis Mitchell and Jimmy Jam, shall be streamed stay Sept. 8 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on Ziggy Marley’s YouTube channel. Different celebrities taking part embody Marley, Benny Uyetake, Fred Armisen, Gretchen Rhodes, Kai Lenny, Matthew Pinfield, Nathaniel Rateliff, Ryan Bingham, Sarah McLachlan, Skunk Baxter, Slim Jim Phantom, Stewart Copeland and Uncle George Kahumoku Jr.

All funds raised will help the Maui Robust Fund, which gives restoration assist for folks and areas devastated by the Maui wildfires, and MusiCares, a corporation that helps the music neighborhood by way of preventive, emergency, and restoration packages.

In line with the occasion’s press launch, “The livestream will cast a spotlight on stories of local heroism and the rich history and challenges of Lahaina and the wider Maui community.” It would additionally function eight segments “blending art, music and storytelling, including a Hawaiian Blessing with Lei‘Ohu Ryder, cultural presentations involving hula and mele, and a “Drums for Maui” section.

The occasion is produced by Rolling Stay Studios and Licorice Pizza Information, in collaboration with Shiny Penny Productions, Riverstreet Productions and YouTube Music.

Firstly of August, greater than 100 folks have been killed and hundreds of houses and buildings have been destroyed when a wildfire swept throughout the island of Maui. The historic Lahaina City was notably devastated, bringing many of the space to ash. On the time, specialists mentioned the hearth had been fueled by drought and winds from a passing hurricane.

Fleetwood’s restaurant in Lahaina, Fleetwood’s on Entrance St., was among the many buildings destroyed within the fires, the musician introduced on social media final month.



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