Benita's Blog

Happy Birthday to Me! 

Ed "Preachermann" Holley and Benita Charles

Happy Birthday to me:

God has blessed me with another year of life on June 30th. Guess who made it special? Yes, my love Ed “PREACHERMANN” Holley! Thank you, my love for a special day!

My Kindness Zone Family threw me a party this morning in the club. Thanks to my KZ Family for celebrating today.

Thanks to all who reached out to me on my Birthday for the texts and kind messages. I thank you all.

I am grateful. I am truly blessed!!!

 

 

Happy 4th of July! 

 

Happy 4th of July!!! 

 

I wish all my fans a safe and wonderful 4th of July holiday! May you have an enjoyable day with family and friends. It's a great day to celebrate our American independence. 

A special thanks to all those who have served and who are serving our country. We thank you for your service. 

Much Love, 

Benita Charles

"Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!"

 

 

Kindness Zone Reunion: Mrs. Toni Gilliam visits New York 

Mrs. Toni Gilliam and Benita Charles

 

Kindness Zone Reunion: This past weekend on June 25th, I met one of my Kindness Zone family members and sister from Clubhouse, Mrs. Toni Gilliam, during her visit to New York. We had such a wonderful time together! I was so excited to see her because we've been talking on the app for a year but haven't met in person. I can’t wait to meet the entire Kindness Zone Family someday!

 

The Kindness Zone is a club I established over a year ago on Clubhouse. We've really built a family and a safe space.  We meet every day Monday through Friday at 8:30 am to meet, connect, share and set the tone of our day in a positive day.

 

The Kindness Zone on the Clubhouse app

Monday - Friday: 8:30 am est 

https://www.clubhouse.com/club/the-kindness-zone

 

 

Mrs. Toni's friend, Jae Mar from Clubhouse met up with us and we had a grand visit. We had such a wonderful time together!

 

It was so wonderful meeting Mrs. Toni’s son, Logik. He is doing great things in the NFT space. We has so much fun!

 

Alexa (Logik's lovely girlfriend, pictured in the striped shirt) and a friend from Clubhouse. We had so much fun!

 

 

Celebrating with Mrs. Toni:

https://youtube.com/shorts/Y4sYNMlGmyM?feature=share

Pre-Birthday Celebration:

https://youtube.com/shorts/orP55oKJIpo?feature=share

 

 

Make Music New York 2022 - New York Public Library (West Farms) Branch - It was amazing! 

Make Music New York 2022 - New York Public Library (West Farms) Branch: My concert at the library with my band, The Benita Charles Trio was so amazing! They were one of the most attentive audiences ever! They were sitting waiting for me before I started and was attentive throughout the concert. Talk about pressure! In the end, I had them dancing on their feet.

Overall, it was truly an incredible day!

 

These lovely nice ladies thoroughly enjoyed the concert!

I'm so happy to have rocked the stage with my band, The Benita Charles Trio. The audience loved our music! A special thanks to Nick Paldino (guitar) and Cheo Rodriguez (percussion). These gentlemen always deliver! I am so grateful to be a music maker!

I'm so happy the lady who hired me, Marisol was happy with my performance! The audience loved it! The band rocked it! My job is done. It was a wonderful day of good music, good vibes, wonderful people, and great entertainment. I couldn't have asked for a better day. I truly witnessed the impact music has on the world today. I am so grateful!

 

 

 

Make Music New York 2022 - Johnny Hartman Plaza (Harlem): It was incredible! 

Make New York 2022 - Harlem: It was a beautiful day at Johnny Hartman Plaza in Harlem on Tuesday. Make New York 2022 - Harlem: It was a beautiful day at Johnny Hartman Plaza (140 Hamilton Place) in Harlem on Tuesday, June 21st.

When I saw how the music moved the people, and how they appreciated celebrating good music and life, it touched me in such a way that I can't explain. Yes, I am truly grateful to be a music maker! Music heals and brings hope to people. It's a beautiful thing.

 

This sweet little man was so moved by my music that he ran to the stage and proceeded to dance with me and twirl me at the same time as I performed. He was so little that I couldn't keep up with him but he was so good! How did he learn how to dance like that at such a young age? That's why I called him a little man. It was so adorable! I think I may have a video of it. I will post it when I get it. Wow! The power of music!

 

This lady was so sweet. She told me that my music really touched her and made her happy. She said she was feeling down and has been through a lot in her life. The music really lifted her spirits. God bless her. It touched me so much and reaffirmed the power of music!

 

The lady was so moved by the music, she stayed for the entire concert. She smiled throughout my entire concert. I loved watching her as I performed. I keep saying it but "The Power of Music!"

 

This nice man told me that he thoroughly enjoyed my concert. It made me feel so great that I could move people so much!!! I love being a music maker!

 

I think I have a new fan club! These nice gentlemen told me they were moved by my performance. What a beautiful day of music and joy! I am so grateful that I can touch people so much with my music!

 

The organizer of the event, Nando was very pleased with my performance and the way I worked the crowd. I'm so happy I was able to deliver. My work is done! Now, on to my next concert in the Bronx.

 

 

 

 

Preachermann & The Revival sets the Shrine on Fire! 

Preachermann sets The Shrine on Fire: The Preachermann and the Revival show was so incredible! Preachermann was in rare form on stage last night. His audience engagement was next level and they loved it.

By the end of the show, the room was on fire and dancing to the sounds of Negroes Stay Crunchy In Milk!

If you haven’t experienced the PATR Show in person, you a truly missing out. I will keep you posted on our next show!

Shalimar!

 

 

 

 

Benita Charles Music wows the audience at Countee Cullen Library (Harlem) for their Juneteenth Program 

 

Afternoon Delight: The show at the Countee Cullen Library in Harlem on July 17th was truly amazing. Everyone said they enjoyed the show, and they were singing along and dancing in the aisle by the end of the show!

One of the ladies called me a "superstar"! The library was happy about my performance and will contact me for future performances. They loved my concept show of chronicling African American Music through history and demonstrating with song.

It was a great day!

 

 

 

A Night To Remember: The Benita Charles Trio rocks Silvana! 

 

A Night to Remember: The show at Silvana on June 3rd was truly amazing! The audience was on fire and very welcoming. I won them over and it was such a sense of accomplishment since most of them didn't know me. There was a gentleman there who gave me one of the most incredible compliments I've ever heard. He was so blown away with my set that he said that what I do in terms of my music and touching people is very essential to helping people through these troubling times. He said music heals. I was caught off guard and so in shock that I didn’t get a picture with him. That was one for the books. I thank God for the power of music! 

A special thanks to K'dara Korin for inviting to me perform at Silvana. His set was fire! 

I was so happy Preachermann was at the show supporting me! 

My friend, Klehotas Tshyre of Tshyre's Spellbound Repertory Theatres surprised me at the show. It was so good to see him. 

A very special thanks to my band, Nick Paldino (guitar) and Cheo Rodriguez (percussion), these gentlemen always support me and make me sound good! I am so grateful for them. 

I couldn’t have asked for a better evening! Thank you all so much for supporting me and my music. You make it worth it!

 


 

 

Celebrating Juneteenth! 

 

Happy Juneteenth! I hope you have an enjoyable day!

Today we celebrate our freedom on the national Juneteenth holiday.

We honor those who never gave up fighting for our rights. Never ever give up!

 

Happy Father's Day! 

 

Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful fathers! I hope it's a special day! 

Thank you for all you do for your families! I hope it's a special day! 

 

Much love, 

Benita 

 

"Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!"