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Raphael Saadiq, Jhene Aiko Join Anderson .Paak's Foundation Concert
For those in town on Dec. 2, .Paak made it all happen at McArthur Park in Los Angeles with his inaugural Paak House event, a community-organized afternoon that included not only performances but also food, games and giveaways. The event drew around 1,500 people.
Produced in partnership with his Brandon Anderson Foundation, which caters to underserved communities through financial literacy, music and spiritual wellness, the GRAMMY nominee said the Paak House event serves as a way to create safe places within the community for young people to hang out.
"With my Brandon Anderson Foundation, Paak House was the first initiative. I wanted to eventually have a spot where kids can go and be themselves. Learn about music, spiritual growth, good eating habits, kind of like the boys and girls club," .Paak told Billboard. "I wanted to do something that would kick this off so I wanted to team up with other organizations in the community and do it together for the first event with all of the awesome acts as well."