Will I Am is Coming to Beijing!

On August 19, 2011, in Accomodation, Beijing, Nightlife, by Jack Li

William James Adams, Jr. (born March 15, 1975), better known by his stage name will.i.am (“will I am”) and occasionally by his other stage name Zuper Blahq, is an American rapper, musician, songwriter, singer, actor and producer. Will.i.am came to prominence in the late 1990s as a member of the hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas along with rappers apl.de.ap and Taboo and, later, singer Fergie. As a music producer, he has produced with other artists including Michael Jackson, Eazy-E, Britney Spears, U2, Rihanna, Usher, Justin Timberlake, Nicki Minaj, Cheryl Cole, 2NE1, Daddy Yankee, and Juanes. Believe it or not, this worldwide known music artist is going to come to Beijing to give an amazing concert, so book your China Flight and your China Hotel as soon as possible, who knows if this is the firsr and last trip of this amazing artist to China.

Will.i.am, the rapper behind “Yes We Can,” a music video inspired by Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, will direct a concert in Beijing later this year to benefit cultural and educational ties between the United States and China.

In announcing the concert, the State Department said it will benefit President Obama’s “100,000 Strong Initiative” to increase the number and diversify the composition of American students studying in China.

Friday, Will.i.am, a member of the Black Eyed Peas, met with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the State Department. The Grammy-award-winning musician highlighted young people with few advantages.

“In order to become responsible global citizens,” the State Department quoted him as saying, “young people need to experience the world around them. Kids from underserved communities rarely have the opportunity to study and travel abroad, and we want to change that. We must make sure that American students have the cultural awareness and skills necessary to succeed in a global economy.”

The Beijing concert, to be held later this year, will include performances by will.i.am and other American and Chinese pop stars. It is being organized by Americans Promoting Study Abroad, a U.S. non-profit organization that offers full scholarships to public high school students in the United States for language and culture studies in China.

The State Department says funds raised in association with the concert will be used to support and operate study abroad programs in China for underserved American students.

We wish you a lot of success with it, Will! Here, in China, we are hoping your plan takes
flight and more kids will get to benefit from this. I hope your China Travel is succesfull.

 

Jack Li
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