Frontman for The Black Eyed Peas, entrepreneur and philanthropist Will.i.am held his third annual TRANS4M Concert benefitting the I.am.angel Foundation this week. The TRANS4M concert was an event for celebrating the many people who support and manage the ‘I.am.angel Foundation’s’ programs that are helping to transform and improve Will.i.am’s hometown neighborhood of Boyle Heights in East Los Angeles. The TRANS4M movement also scopes out problems and coordinates businesses, non-profits, government, and community volunteers to accelerate new thinking and solutions. In the annual two hour concert celebration at the Avalon Hollywood, 1,800 guests enjoyed performances by Will.i.am, Chaka Khan, Sergio Mendez, Bell Biv DeVoe, Biz Markie, Doug E. Fresh, Scarface, Slick Rick, Cody Wise, Leah McFall and We Are The Future. Check out the performances.
Doug E. Fresh
Bel Biv Devoe
In an effort to get the ball rolling, proceeds of the $2.5 million dollars that the concert has raised will be added to the mission to continue and accelerate TRANS4Mation in the Boyle Heights community of East Los Angeles, and the promotion and expansion of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) education. Also, aside from the performances, I.am.angel foundation President will.i.am and TRANS4M Curator and Futurist Brian David Johnson introduced Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti and Roosevelt High School Principals Randy Romero and Bruce Bivins on stage to talk about the positive results that the foundation and its programs are achieving in Boyle Heights. Check out the photos below:
BustaRyhmes and Biz Markie Behind the Scenes
Bel Biv Devoe
Will.I.Am performing on stage with Bel Biv Devoe