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RAII and Whitney Keaton Headline Children of Promise NYC Benefit Concert

Alicia Keys background singers, Raphael "RAII" Smith and Whitney Keaton (WK) take center stage to headline the Children of Promise, NYC benefit concert to support programming and family services for NYC children of incarcerated parents.

    NEW YORK, NY, November 10, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- RAII and Whitney Keaton to headline the Children of Promise NYC benefit concert on Thursday, November 13th at 8:00 p.m. at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in New York City.

Fresh off the heels of Alicia Keys' "Set the World on Fire" world tour, Soul Science Lab's 2014 remount of Soundtrack '63 and the Keep a Child Alive Foundation Black Ball, RAII and Whitney Keaton, known as "RAII & WK," return to the stage, singing for a charitable cause. The solo recording artist, husband and wife theam are set to headline a benefit concert in support of Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC), a Brooklyn community based non-profit organization that embraces the children of over 200 incarcerated parents and empowers them to break the cycle through a dynamic array of programming including its dynamic after school, summer camp mentoring, services to caregivers/family members, connection to incarcerated parent and mental health programs.

RAII & WK will be performing original material from, "A Time For Everything," their forthcoming joint album which features their lead single "No Worries (Step Clap)," (released in August 2014) at the concert.

Prior to performing on Alicia Keys' "Set the World on Fire" world tour, Whitney performed on the "Freedom Tour" with Keys, while RAII had toured with R&B songstress, Estelle. They have performed on a wide range broadcasts and special events including The Late Show with David Letterman, Saturday Night Live, the NBA All-Star game and others.

Feeling compelled to support CPNYC's cause, RAII & WK share, "Having personal ties to this cause, we are thrilled to bring awareness to this incredible organization that strives to empower and support it's youth to push beyond the difficulties of their circumstances."

Recording artists Geminelle, Traces and Ali Caldwell are also confirmed to the concert's roster. Music will be by DJ Knuckles and actor, singer, singer and songwriter Chaz Shepherd of BET The Game's will host the event. The concert is presented courtesy of His & Her Entertainment and Jay R.P. Enterprises.

The concert will be held on Thursday, November 13th, 2014 at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, located at 700 W. 125th Street, at 12th Avenue (second floor), in Harlem, New York. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the concert begins at 8:00 p.m. General admission is $15.00. Advance tickets and can be purchased at Attendees must be 18 years of age or older for entry.

To learn more about RAII and Whitney Keaton , please visit To connect with RAII and Whitney Keaton, follow them on Twitter @RAIIWK and Instagram at @RAIIWK. To watch videos of RAII and Whitney's performances, visit the RAII and Whitney Keaton YouTube channel. Downloadable images and other Art of Legohn NYC press assets are available at

For all RAII & WK booking inquiries, please e-mail [email protected], For all media inquiries, please contact Jasu Sims at [email protected] or at (646) 820.9859.

About the RAII & Whitney Keaton (RAIIWK)
Raphael "RAII" Smith & Whitney Keaton, together known as (RAII & WK), are not your typical recording artists. Although many young entertainers write, perform and sing; very few have had the opportunity to do so while sharing some of the world's biggest stages with some of music's biggest stars like Estelle, Chrisette Michelle, Rita Ora, Alicia Keys...and their significant other.

Beginning in 2012, RAII joined Whitney Keaton as a member of the Alicia Keys band. Together, the husband and wife team joined Alicia as her sole supporting vocalists. In the process of their touring, each is finding time to work on their respective solo careers. They are currently writing and recording original music for various upcoming projects and are excited to share their music with the world. Check out their first release, "No Worries (Step Clap)" from their upcoming studio album "A Time For Everything." To learn more about RAII and Whitney, visit

About Children of Promise, NYC
Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC) is a community based, non-profit organization, in Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bed Stuy) Brooklyn, whose mission is to embrace the children of incarcerated parents and empower them to break the cycle of intergenerational involvement in the criminal justice system. CPNYC offers an innovative and unique after-school program and summer day camp, the only one of its kind in New York City, specifically designed to meet the needs, interests and concerns of children left behind by parents serving time in prison. CPNYC understands that the cycle of intergenerational involvement in the criminal justice system can be broken if social, economic and educational inequities are addressed. The organization addresses the de-stigmatization of parental incarceration, creating an environment that is tailored specifically to the needs of inner-city youth.

CPNYC offers children of prisoners the opportunity to explore new educational opportunities, express themselves creatively and emotionally, build meaningful relationships and gain new experiences. Children are empowered to speak openly about their family histories and their feelings of angry, sorrow and frustration. CPNYC programs help children to feel safe, nurtured and accepted in a strength-based environment that fosters positive development and successful outcomes. CPNYC recognizes that the strength and resilience of our young people is best measured through their growing belief in the possibilities of their own promise. To learn more about Children of Promise, visit

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