Fighting the War Against HIV/AIDS with Music

Hearts & Voices Returns to Washington, D.C.


On Friday, March 25th, Lifebeat’s Hearts & Voices Program in partnership with Alsura, Inc. and 695 Entertainment will hold its second performance in Washington, D.C. for the clients of the Whitman Walker Clinic. Lifebeat’s Hearts & Voices Program has been providing the healing power of music to the HIV/AIDS community in the Greater NYC area for over 18 years and is now expanding to the Metro D.C. area. The March 25th concert will be the second in a series of quarterly music events for people living with HIV/AIDS. Each performance in the D.C. area is produced by Lifebeat’s Hearts & Voices and Al Sura, Inc. Future dates are tentatively scheduled for Friday, June 24th & Friday, September 23rd.

The March 25th performance will feature local Hip-Hop artist, FUSE DMV, a talented Baltimore, MD–based Hip-Hop artist. FUSE DMV was recently featured in the “Teen Scream Tour” along with other talented artists in Baltimore. FUSE DMV and 695 Entertainment look forward to bringing the healing power of music to the clients of Whitman-Walker Clinic.

About Lifebeat

Lifebeat is a nonprofit that uses the power of music and the music industry to help educate young people about HIV/AIDS prevention. For more than eighteen years, Lifebeat has helped to mobilize the talents and resources of the music industry to raise awareness and funds, and to provide support to the HIV-positive community.

Lifebeat relies on a small but dedicated staff and an active Board of Directors to carry out our mission, as well as a wonderful group of volunteers and a network of national AIDS service organizations (ASO’s) to educate young people through our outreach efforts.

About Al Sura

Al Sura, Inc. is a non-profit and public charity foundation whose mission is to promote grassroots communication, education and awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS within the African-American community. Al Sura started in 2008 because organizers saw a crisis that needed to be met in addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Washington, DC. The organization’s goals are to create awareness on the need for HIV/AIDS prevention measures, provide leadership training on this issue and to provoke action around this epidemic.

695 Entertainment

695 Entertainment Conglomerate, was created to produce, manage, and promote artists in the entertainment venue and create an avenue of entrepreneurship for artists.

We represent a new opportunity for artists to share equally with production and management companies in the lucrative proceeds generated by the entertainment industry. Promoting the motto Artist 4 Artist, 695 Entertainment represents the best interest of artists and will usher new innovate business practices into the entertainment arena.

About Whitman-Walker Clinic

Whitman-Walker Clinic is the largest community-based provider of HIV/AIDS services in the DC metropolitan area. The Clinic is dedicated to providing high-quality, comprehensive, integrated and accessible health care services to people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

In the early 1980s, the Clinic was among the first in the nation to respond to the AIDS epidemic. As a result of the increased demand for HIV/AIDS services in metropolitan Washington, three regional Whitman-Walker Clinic centers were opened: Northern Virginia in 1988 (which closed in 2009); Suburban Maryland in 1991 (which closed in 2005); and the Max Robinson Center in Southeast DC in 1992. The Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center at Whitman-Walker Clinic opened in 1993 in Northwest Washington and is the Clinic’s primary medical and research facility. Today, both of the Clinic’s facilities provide primary outpatient health care services for people with HIV/AIDS.

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