Black Eyed Peas launch Grammy weekend with benefit

By in February 7, 2009 • Filed in: News and rumors

The Black Eyed Peas kicked off the Grammy Awards weekend with a festive fundraising show at the Conga Room.The group rocked the new downtown club Thursday during their annual charity concert benefiting the Peapod Foundation, which provides music and arts education to children across the globe.Fergie,, Taboo and performed during a high-energy set that featured guest appearances by Lupe Fiasco, Nikka Costa and Boys II Men.”Music penetrates through all types of boundaries and crosses all kinds of barriers,” said before the show. “It gives us a commonality through rhythm and melody. Music has brought the world together.”Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa accepted the Peapod Leadership Award, presented in honor of his commitment to arts education in the city.”I believe in what the Peapod Foundation is about,” the mayor said as he awkwardly linked arms with “When you’ve been blessed, you’ve got to bless others. The Peapod Foundation is all about giving back.”

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