Screen Shot 2012-12-19 at 21.21.05Award winning Afro-Soul vocalist LIRA will be performing on January 21st at The Mead Center for American Theatre in Washington, DC in celebration of the re-election of President Barack Obama. This signature event will be the first Inaugural Ball hosted exclusively by the international community. With over 2,500 expected guests, the first-class soiree is poised to be one of the most eagerly anticipated Inaugural events.

Following the official swearing in ceremonies and parade, the Inauguration event will include a stirring tribute, honoring President Barack & First Lady Michelle Obama by musicians LIRA, Mi Casa and Anané Vega, hosted by DJ Biz Markie. In attendance Ambassador to the U.S, Tebelelo Seretse of the Republic of Botswana as well as other Heads of State, Ambassadors, Dignitaries, Consul Generals, and key Embassy officials. Also attending will be members of the United States Congress, State Department officials, cabinet members, appointees, as well as, other luminaries of politics and business.

The event marks the end of a fabulous 2012 for the singer. LIRA was named one of the Top 100 Women Shaping Africa by Arise Magazine, she appeared in the May 2012 Re-Branding Africa issue of L’Uomo Vogue and was listed in Oprah Magazine South Africa’s 2012 Power List. Her poignant track “Change the World”  will appear as the theme music in Oprah’s Winfrey forthcoming documentary, OWLAG, surrounding her Leadership Academy for Girls based in South Africa which will air on the OWN Network.  LIRA has also put out four multi-platinum selling albums on Sony Africa and her latest concert DVD LIRA: The Captured Tour has been certified Gold in Africa.


Host committee members representing a myriad of diverse races, religions, cultures and countries have partnered to present this event, including; Ambassadors to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago [Dr. Neil Parsan], Kosovo [Mr. Akan Ismaili], Morocco [Mr. Rachad Bouhlal], Panama [Mr. Mario Jaramillo] and the Republic of Botswana. Proceeds from the 2013 Ambassadors Inaugural Ball will support various domestic and international non-profit organizations, working diligently to make a difference in the lives of people in need and training the next generation of global leaders.

“The Ambassadors Ball will provide a monumental opportunity to congratulate the President on his reelection and honor his unwavering commitment to promoting peace and diplomacy throughout the world,” said Dr. Tebelelo Seretse.

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LIRA will also be performing at New York’s S.O.B’s on Wednesday, January 23rd. Tickets available at Ticket Web.

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