Category: Entertainment / April 10, 2013 12:21 PM EDT
The White House celebrated Memphis soul music with a concert in the East Room on Tuesday (April 9).
U.S. President Barack Obama said the brand of soul music that originated from a segregated Memphis, Tennessee, in the 1960s sought to "bridge those divides -- to create a little harmony with harmony."
Obama and the First Lady, Michelle Obama, clapped their hands and danced along to the music while sitting in the front row with their daughters Sasha and Malia.
Performers included Sam Moore, Eddie Floyd, Justin Timberlake, Alabama Shakes, Ben Harper, Cyndi Lauper, Charlie Musselwhite, Mavis Staples, Queen Latifah and William Bell.
The concert was part of the PBS series "In Performance at the White House," that started in 1978.
The program is set to be broadcast next Tuesday (April 16) on PBS.
(Video Source: REUTERS)