Alicia Keys’ 8th Annual Black Ball Will Be ‘All About India’

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By Nadeska Alexis

Alicia Keys will host her 8th annual Keep A Child Alive Black Ball at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on Thursday night (November 3), where she will perform alongside Usher, Norah Jones and Will.I.Am. “The theme is going to be all about India because we’ve moved into helping to serve India in regards to what they’re going through with the AIDS pandemic, just like we do in Africa,” Keys told MTV News this week. “It’s going to be beautiful, the music is going to have a little Indian style to it as well, which is super fun for me to explore.”

The singer and philanthropist explained that she was looking forward to performing at the annual fundraising event. “What I love most about the Black Ball is the fact that all of these different artists from different places are on one stage on time,” Keys said. “I don’t think you get to see it like that in such an intimate place. Special guests at the event will include Serena Williams, Carmelo Anthony, Lala Vasquez, and Michael Kors, among others.