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One Year Later: Essential Worker of the Week Project 

One year later: It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since I starting highlighting the wonderful essential workers on all of my social media in conjunction with my song, Unsung Heroes.

The first person I highlighted was Ms. Kalesha Blanchard, a Private Nursing Aid from Schenectady, New York. Thank you for your service!

It’s been my pleasure to honor everyone and the project was a huge success!!! I’m so happy that I’ve found a way to honor them permanently honor them. Stay tuned for more details!



A Special Thanks To All Who Attended the Silvana Show on Oct 8th! 

After show glow!


About Friday Night:

I had a wonderful time and a great set at Silvana in Harlem on Friday night! A special thanks to everyone who came out to support us, all the listeners who were in the Singing Tips Live concert room on Clubhouse and to all the well wishers!

If you ever want to see the real Benita, come to my live shows. That's where the diva lives. It is so much fun when she comes out on stage to play. She is a force! Thanks to my band for the beautiful music: Nick Paldino on guitar and Cheo Rodriguez on percussion! I love you all for always supporting my art!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!! I appreciate your support!


The Benita Charles Trio in concert


NY-Vocalist, Benita Charles


Gregory Lathan (aka K'dara Korin), Artist Extraordinaire


Kristina Marie, Singer/Songwriter


Harris Punyon, Keyboardist for The K'dara Korin Project


Kenny was in the audience.  He said he enjoyed the show.


Nick Paldino, Guitar


Cheo Rodrigruez, Percussion


Preachermann loved the show!


Jason Thompson, Producer/Videographer


My Facebook fans showed their love


My Clubhouse fans loved the show!





Only 3 Days Away: Benita Charles Trio @ Silvana - 10/8/21 

We're getting ready to rock!!! Are you coming to the show?!!!


3 Days Away(Oct 8th): Live in Concert - Join Benita Charles and her band, The Benita Charles Trio for a soulful set at the exquisite, Silvana in Harlem. We’re getting ready to rock! 

Benita Charles Trio: Benita Charles (vocals), Nick Paldino (guitar) and Cheo Rodriguez (percussion). Showtime: 8 pm. ($10 cover)

Silvana is located at 300 W 116th St. (SW corner of Frederick Douglass Blvd/8th Ave) in Manhattan, New York City. The venue phone number is (646) 692-4935. The website is






New Show Alert: Benita Charles Trio at Silvana - 10/8/21 

Live in Concert - Join Benita Charles and her band, The Benita Charles Trio for a soulful set at the exquisite, Silvana in Harlem.

Get ready for a night of great music, entertainment and good vibes. Benita will sing new music and fan favorites such as Unsung Heroes, Never Let Me Go and the Freedom Song, accompanied by Nick Paldino (guitar) and Cheo Rodriguez (percussion).

Showtime: 8 pm. ($10 cover) 

Silvana is located at 300 W 116th St, New York, New York.

***We'll see you at the show!!! ***



Essential Worker of the Week: Valencia Morrow, MSW 

Essential Worker of the Week:  Today, I’d like to acknowledge Valencia Morrow, MSW, Social Worker-Medical from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Thank you for your service!

About the song, Unsung Heroes:

Unsung Heroes by Benita Charles is an inspirational, heartfelt song full of positive vibes. The uplifting message of hope is a tribute to all the essential/frontline workers who are making a difference for the nation during the Covid-19 pandemic. We are forever indebted to them for their service and courage!

Unsung Heroes by Benita Charles is now available on all music and streaming platforms! Now playing on Mint Wave Radio, Nu Media Tech Radio and Heaven600 on iHeart Radio. 🎙



Happy 4th of July! 

Dear Friends:  


I wish all my family, friends and 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 Music  


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



Happy Birthday to Me! 

Truly Blessed: I am so grateful to God for another year of life and for all the wonderful people in my life. That includes You! A special thanks for all the birthday messages today!

Of course, the love of my life always makes it special! I love you, Ed Holley! Happy Birthday to me!

Thanks to all my fans for your continued love and support! I am so grateful for you!


Happy Birthday to Me! Yum!





New Performance Alert: Make Music New York - 6/21/21 

In celebration of the first day of summer, NY-vocalist, Benita Charles will present a special concert for the 15th annual Make Music New York festival on Thursday, June 21, 2021 for a live broadcast on Facebook Live. Showtime: 7:00 pm. 

At the show, Ms. Charles will present all original music from her Moments In Love CD, her singles, Never Ever Give Up and Unsung Heroes as well as new music! 

The show will also feature musicians, Peter Archer on guitar and Cheo Rodriguez on percussions.  

For more information about Benita Charles, visit: 

“I’m looking forward to performing with the band again and bringing the love and music to the people! With the magic of the internet, we can literally bring it to the world!” – Benita Charles 

About Make Music New York: 

Make Music New York is a live, free musical celebration across the city that takes place each June 21st, the longest day of the year. On that day, hundreds of public spaces throughout the five boroughs become impromptu stages for over 5,000 free concerts. 

For more information about Make Music New York, visit: 

*** Join us for an evening of great music, entertainment and good times! *** 

Performance Details: 

Monday, June 21, 2021 - 7:00 pm 

Make Music New York 2021 

The Benita Charles Trio 

Live Broadcast on Facebook Live!