It’s been 40 years since the publication started. 16 yeras ago they began to organize a festival that become a important 4 of July date: the Essence Music Festival.
This year the fetival brings three of the biggest names in music for the black community and women: Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige and being the special show for the festival and following a two year hiatus was Janet Jackson.
Janet open the festival saying, “I hope you enjoy this as much as I do. … Are we ready? It’s all about control.” The songs that were performed at the Essence Music Festival are the award winning titles such as Rhythm Nation and The Pleasure Principle.
Jackson has been out of the stage for a while, but she doesn’t look like. The all-singing, all-dancing, all-fashion performance left no doubt that Janet Jackson is back.
She is currently shooting the new Tyler Perry, film called “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is enuf.” Musically, she appeared in late May on American Idol season finale to sing two tracks.