By Starla Muhammad -Managing Editor- | Last updated: Mar 1, 2018 - 9:38:48 PM
Min. Farrakhan acknowledges and thanks Winston Johnson (left) and John Ovnik (right) two of the music engineers that worked on the "Let's Change The World" project. Seated next to the Minister is his daughter Betsy Jean Farrakhan. Standing behind him is his son Mustapha Farrakhan (left) and Joshua Farrakhan (right).
'Beauty, elegance and divinity personified'
“Let’s Change The World” limited edition box set includes seven CD’s of music representing various genres and was a 14-year project
CHICAGO—For nearly 63 years but particularly over the last 40, most of the world has known and witnessed the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan as a polarizing figure to his enemies and detractors but as a divine leader, teacher, guide, freedom fighter and principled man of God to the rest of humanity.
During Saviours’ Day weekend, a special Friday night reception held Feb. 23 was a continuing reflection and manifestation of his divinely spiritual qualities and characteristics but with an element of surprise added with the release of the Muslim leader’s “Let’s Change The World” musical compilation project. It is a glimpse into the heart and soul of a man who has sacrificed nearly his entire life to the ongoing mission of his teacher, the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad in the resurrection and salvation of Black people and oppressed people of the world.
The reception, held at McCormick Place, was the official launch and debut of the Minister’s project and was the culmination of a 14-year labor of love. The musical odyssey features a literal “who’s who” of the music industry in terms of featured vocalists, musicians, producers and musical engineers, many of whom are award-winning and critically acclaimed experts and professionals.
As guests entered the reception room which was beautifully decorated and constructed like an elegant walk-through museum, they were greeted by stunning visuals including enlarged posters of Min. Farrakhan, an accomplished violinist and vocalist pictured with industry giants like Stephanie Mills, Damien Marley, Deneice Williams, Common, Rick Ross and many others who contributed to the project. There were also stunning enlarged photographs of Min. Farrakhan performing with his violin.
Min. Farrakhan’s violin on display. Photos: Michael Muhammad
In the center of the room was a classy display of the Minister’s violin encased in a clear rectangular case. Sheet music from the project sat adorned on musical stands situated in front of each enlarged poster. As people toured the room, a variety of selections from the…