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8 Nov

EXCLUSIVE: Drake, Lenny Kravitz to Perform at LuisaViaRoma for

EXCLUSIVE: Drake, Lenny Kravitz to Perform at LuisaViaRoma for

POWER DUO: How are you going to top a live performance by Jennifer Lopez? Lining up an influence duo of the likes of Drake and Lenny Kravitz could do.

The 2 artists might be the special guests and perform on the winter edition of the LuisaViaRoma for UNICEF charity gala to be held at Emeraude St. Barth on Dec. 29.

That is the winter counterpart of the event the retailer hosts annually in the summertime in Capri to boost funds in support of UNICEF’s projects across the globe. For instance, this 12 months’s edition collected around 8 million euros to donate to the organization and was the most important yet when it comes to expectations and attendance. The soirée was headlined by a special performance by Lopez, which drew around 900 guests including celebrities Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Casey AffleckJared LetoSpike Lee, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Park, Haim and Ansel Elgort, amongst many others.

Now it’s Drake’s and Kravitz’s turn to generate the identical buzz. Their involvement appears not only to draw fellow celebrities to the gala but additionally to place the event back within the limelight of social media, following the instance set by former performers resembling John Legend and Katy Perry, British electronic music band Clean Bandit and Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, in addition to Rita Ora, Ricky Martin and Ellie Goulding, to call just a few.

Specifically, the announcement of Drake’s and Kravitz’s attendance builds on a key moment for each artists. Drake and 21 Savage last week released their latest joint album “Her Loss,” while Kravitz was presented with CFDA’s Fashion Icon Award Monday night.

Lenny Kravitz

At its second iteration, the LuisaViaRoma for UNICEF winter event will replicate the format’s formula combining music performances with a cocktail reception, a seated dinner and a live auction of exclusive luxury items, art pieces and fancy experiences conducted by Simon de Pury.

Last 12 months’s seminal winter edition was also staged in St. Barth and headlined by Dua Lipa, who performed in front of guests including Dylan Penn, Izabel Goulart, Frida Aasen, Nina Agdal, Daniel Arsham, Bob Sinclar and Kygo, amongst others. The event raised greater than 4 million euros.

“I’m honored to announce our second edition of this gala in continuity with our efforts to boost funds to support children in need world wide. Our commitment and perseverance have shown that our union is powerful and that we are able to achieve amazing results. We’ve got been collaborating and dealing as a family for five years now, united by the identical desire and goal,” said Luisa Panconesi , president of LuisaViaRoma’s event committee.

“We’re greater than grateful to everyone who has contributed to creating this event possible,” echoed UNICEF Italia executive director Paolo Rozera. “Due to every considered one of our guests, partners and donors who will show as much as make a difference for each child world wide. This incredibly special gala raises funds for UNICEF’s lifesaving work, it can help to defend children’s rights and ensure their education and protection in all places.”

Mohammed Al Turki, chief executive officer of the event’s founding partner Red Sea Film Foundation, and UNICEF Italia fundraising chairman Tommaso Chiabra also underscored the “concrete impact on 1000’s of kids’s lives” the event has had throughout its six installations thus far.

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