The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, brought the (White) House all the way down just days ago at a concert celebrating gospel music in the nation’s capital.
People.com reports that, The Queen was just one of a number of famous crooners who showed up for the praise session, which was recorded as part of PBS’ “In Performance at the White House” series. Also in attendance were Lyle Lovett, T Bone Burnett and Darlene Love, among others.
“I hope everybody’s in the spirit tonight,” President Obama said prior to the show. “Church. At the White House.”
He went on to thank the performers and praise the music for helping shape America. “It still has an unmatched power to strike the deepest chord in all of us, touching people of all faiths and of no faith,” he said.
Gospel music is “songs of hope,” Obama continued. “Hope that we might rise above our failures and disappointments. Hope that we might receive His redemption. Hope that, in lifting our voices together, we, too, might one day reach the Promised Land.”
Mr. President sat in the front row next to his beautiful wife Michelle Obama , the two couldn’t help but fawn over their famous visitors.
In light of the celebration, a video has been circulating social media of Franklin seemingly being overtaken by the holy spirit, watch below. From the looks of it, they had a great time praising God.
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