Coi Leray, 6lack and Gogo Morrow Joined Johnnie Walker & Blacktag to Celebrate ‘Black Art is Forever’ During This Year’s Tribeca Film Festival
On Friday Night, Johnnie Walker and Blacktag joined forces to throw an epic celebration of Black Creators everywhere titled ‘Black Art is Forever’ hosted by Kenya Barris.
Tied to Johnnie Walker’s newly-established First Strides initiative, ‘Black Art is Forever’ honored the first five recipients of the First Strides Studio Creator Grant Program – the brand’s ongoing grant program with Blacktag that offers funding as well as mentorship sessions from Kenya Barris.
The evening also toasted the release of Barris’ new Netflix documentary ‘Civil’ which premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. By hosting the celebration during the festival’s second weekend, Johnnie Walker and Blacktag hoped to present the opportunity of bringing new voices to the national film festival circuit and showcase their work.
To further celebrate, Johnnie Walker and Blacktag engaged singer-rapper 6lack, rapper Coi Leray, and singer-songwriter GoGo Morrow for some show-stopping performances:
- As a new signee to Barris’ label at Interscope Records, Gogo Morrow opened the evening’s performances with her debut single “In The Way” also performing “Comfortable” and “With You.”
- Coi Leray, who is set to kick off her ‘Trendsetter’ tour next month, took the stage next performing her hits “Blick Blick,” “No More Parties,” and “Twinnem.”
- After flying in from his performance in DC, 6lack closed out the evening with “Ex Calling,” “Calling My Phone,” “Pretty Little Fears,” “PRBLMS,” and a toast to Black creators with Johnnie Walker Blue Label.