Music industry legend lends a hand to Kinston Teens

All week we’ve been following the non-profit Kinston Teens and their fundraising effort in order to get to New York City for the TEDxTeen conference.

Mirroring the wildly popular TED Talks, TEDx events are local and independently organized. TEDxTeen was founded by Nile Rodgers and his We Are Family Foundation.

Rodgers wrote and produced the song his non-profit is named after. He’s also produced megahits for his own band Chic as well as Daft Punk, Madonna and David Bowie just to name a few.

He caught wind of Kinston Teens’ Go Fund Me effort and donated $500. And in between his time mentoring the final 11 American Idol contestants and performing on Wednesday night’s finale, he managed to squeeze in a Skype interview with me.

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