Following in the footsteps of the legendary Miriam Makeba, LIRA has released four multi-platinum albums making her South Africa’s highest selling act – now the 2012 BET nominee for Best International Act will honor President Obama with a performance at the 2013 Ambassadors Inauguration Ball on January 21st in Washington, DC.

Award winning Afro-Soul vocalist LIRA will be performing on January 21st at The Mead Center for American Theatre in Washington, DC in celebration of the re-election of President Barack Obama. This signature event will be the first Inaugural Ball hosted exclusively by the international community. With over 2,500 expected guests, the first-class soiree is poised to be one of the most eagerly anticipated Inaugural events.

Following the official swearing in ceremonies and parade, the Inauguration event will include a stirring tribute, honoring President Barack & First Lady Michelle Obama by musicians LIRA, Mi Casa and Anané Vega, hosted by DJ Biz Markie. In attendance Ambassador to the U.S, Tebelelo Seretse of the Republic of Botswana as well as other Heads of State, Ambassadors, Dignitaries, Consul Generals, and key Embassy officials. Also attending will be members of the United States Congress, State Department officials, cabinet members, appointees, as well as, other luminaries of politics and business.

Host committee members representing a myriad of diverse races, religions, cultures and countries have partnered to present this event, including; Ambassadors to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago [Dr. Neil Parsan], Kosovo [Mr. Akan Ismaili], Morocco [Mr. Rachad Bouhlal], Panama [Mr. Mario Jaramillo] and the Republic of Botswana. Proceeds from the 2013 Ambassadors Inaugural Ball will support various domestic and international non-profit organizations, working diligently to make a difference in the lives of people in need and training the next generation of global leaders.

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