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Cassandra Wilson to Perform at AIDS Benefit

Singer and original M-Base crew member Cassandra Wilson (pictured) has a love and the chops for jazz but remains cool enough to embrace the sounds of rock, R&B, country, you name it. It comes as no surprise to see Wilson teaming with bassist and fellow genre-skipper Meshell Ndegeocello for a November 11 concert at Carnegie Hall.

The concert is part of “You Rock My Soul,” a benefit for Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC). GMHC is an organization dedicated to providing New Yorkers with a number of helpful services like HIV testing and counseling, crisis intervention and prevention education. Wilson will sing with Ndegeocello’s band, which plays in a light funk style Wilson will surely find hospitable. Ndegeocello will also serve as You Rock My Soul’s musical director and has tapped quiet-storm chanteuse Stephanie Mills to guest during the performance as well.

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