Stevie Wonder Joins Dave Matthews Band At Concert For Charlottesville

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Dave Matthews Band hosted their Concert for Unity at Scott Stadium on the campus of University of Virginia in their hometown of Charlottesville, with the likes of Cage the Elephant, The Roots, Chris Stapleton, Ariana Grande, Pharrell Williams and Justin Timberlake joining the group on the bill.

The concert headlined by The Dave Matthews Band was organized in order to heal the town which was hit by an unfortunate incident where white supremacists violently clashed with counter-protesters in August.

"If I want to get on my knees right now for the people in my city, for the people in my state - that's what that flag is for", declared Williams, who hails from Virginia.

Legendary keyboardist Stevie Wonder then emerged unannounced and joined Dave Matthews at the center of the stage as the former addressed the crowd and the two musicians took a knee together, with Wonder stating, "I take a knee for America, and two knees in prayer for our world, amen".

Some artists at Sunday's "A Concert for Charlottesville" took a knee in solidarity with NFL players who protested during the national anthem in defiance of President Trump, who said that players who kneel during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" should be fired. This comes after a weekend where several football players, baseball players and tennis players have been taking a knee to mark and protest silently for the injustice done towards people of color.

Wonder also performed in Chartottesville, where he once again took a knee and spoke out against the violence.

"After that, Wonder took a knee. They are the definition of patriotism". "In the face of division on one side, we must turn it into multiplication on the other".

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