Yonnet, Wayna to Perform at Sickle-Cell Benefit

The Root Recommends: An upcoming concert that benefits the fight against sickle-cell disease, featuring the harmonicist and the singer.

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Join The Root in the fight against sickle-cell disease as harmonicist and 2009 The Root 100 honoree Frédéric Yonnet and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Wayna perform at the third annual "Mo' That Jazz" Sickle Cell Benefit Concert this Saturday in Washington, D.C. Hosted by D.C.'s Florida Avenue Baptist Church and co-sponsored by The Root, proceeds from the concert go to Faces of Our Children, a not-for-profit organization that seeks to raise awareness and support for those living with sickle-cell disease. 

Wayna and Yonnet, whose niece suffers from sickle-cell disease, will preview a new song during the concert. The church choir will also perform during the evening's festivities. 

For more information about Faces of Our Children, visit the organization's website.

Where: Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 623 Florida Ave. NW, Washington, DC.

When:    Saturday, November 19, 2011, Begins at 5 p.m.

Cost: $25 tax-deductible donation. Call 202-667-3409 or visit FLAVBC.org to purchase tickets.

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