Last night, India.Arie held a last minute performance at Harlem’s Ginny’s Supperclub in celebration of the release of her new e-book, Songversation: I Am Light. The 2015 ESSENCE Fest perfomer played to a packed house and bared her soul in an effort to connect with attendees through human experience in an intimate setting.
She spoke about the content of her e-book and delivered an enlightening and empowering message as she sang hits like Brown Skin, Video, and I Am Light. She briefly spoke about the expereince she had in 2009 when she took a hiatus and spent time among nature in an attempt to create the possibility of a career she would enjoy. She proclaimed many lessons she had learned along the way. Among them, that “there is power in being able to unburden yourself” and that she also learned how to be comfortable being sensual and cerebral.
India closed her Songversation with a performance of fan favorite, Ready For Love which evoked cheers and a standing ovation from the crowd. Part I of her e-book, Songversation: I Am Light is available today and features India’s commentary on the skin bleaching allegations she faced in the past as well as thoughts on healing oneself.