Iconic music producer Jimmy Jam appeared at the Grammy Museum alongside Richard and Demi to host the five-hour show which also starred NAACP President Derrick Johnson and special guests DJ Cassidy, Mike Muse and Siedah Garrett , among others. Jimmy Jam explained to Hollywood journalist the magic of RWQuarantunes.
“They believe that music is the universal language. This is what brings us all together. We had a situation [during the pandemic] where people were stuck in their homes and couldn’t do anything. Music, for me, has always been the balm that made it better, ”he said. “The Zoom screen was like a quilt with different colors, textures and themes welcoming old people, young people, blacks, whites, everyone. When the music started playing, everyone had a common nod or applause. Music speaks to everyone. Richard used the healing power of music not only to help people mentally, but also to inspire them to give back. [RWQuarantunes] was the perfect thing at a time imperfect.
He continued, “In the music industry, we spend so much time in recording studios, doing our own thing, and we don’t often have the opportunity to interact with people, except when. an award ceremony or an event. It was a chance to spend two or three hours of quality time from your home with some of the greatest people of all time, brought together by Clive Davis and all the people who helped make what Richard created. It was an experience like no other, and the relationships that were built through it will last forever. “
Summarizing his experience, Richard signed: “God and the world have chosen us to do this together. “
With much of the country returning to normal – and many artists appearing to be back on the road to resume touring and live performances – it made sense to put virtual productions on hold. But maybe not forever?
“It’s the end of this chapter of being at home staring at our computer screens, but it’s not the end of RWQuarantunes,” Richard explained before showing off his high-level agent skills. “There is always a possibility of a season two.”
This article originally appeared on THR.com.