Juneteenth live performance at Hollywood Bowl facets Chaka Khan, Khalid and BBD - TMZ

The social gathering of Juneteenth as a federal holiday is a mixture of solemn moments and all-out partying -- featuring distinct generations of track superstars -- to mark the occasion.

The greatest party went down Sunday on the Hollywood Bowl the place Chaka Khan, Earth Wind & fireplace, Khalid, Billy Porter and many more took the stage and received the sold-out crowd on its collective toes.

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The concert experience -- "Juneteenth: a global celebration of Freedom" -- aired reside on CNN, and Chaka's performance turned into above all rousing, backed with the aid of The Roots, she belted out her hits "Ain't no person" and "i'm every woman" ... while EWF and Bell Biv Devoe additionally performed crowd favorites "Groove Tonight" and "Poison."

President Biden and vp Harris recorded messages to handle the Hollywood Bowl audience ... and known as the break a "time to have a good time, time to train and time to behave."

meanwhile, the activist who fought challenging for years to get Juneteenth federal holiday reputation additionally marked the day.

95-12 months-ancient Opal Lee achieved a 2.5 mile walk in castle worth -- symbolizing the 2.5 years it took for the enslaved African-americans in Galveston, TX to get the information that President Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.

That took place on June 19, 1865 ... therefore the holiday's identify, Juneteenth. while it be long been unofficially recognized -- notably within the Black group -- it didn't become a federal break unless closing yr.

Opal's recommendation for all americans to recognize the holiday -- "I advocate that we celebrate from the 19th of June to the 4th of July. that could be celebrating freedom."

Sounds first rate to us.

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