Barack Obama says goodbye to Aretha Franklin: "In your voice we could feel our history" – Who
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Aretha Franklin with Michelle and Barack Obama (Photo: Getty Images) Aretha Franklin with Michelle and Barack Obama Former President of the USA Barack Obama has joined dozens of public figures who on Wednesday (16) the pain had been expressed for the loss of singer Aretha Franklin, who died at his home in the city
"Aretha helped to define the American experience."
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"Aretha helped to define the American experience. In her voice we could feel our history, everything and in every nuance – our strength and our pain, our darkness and our light, our journey through redemption and our hard-won respect. May the Queen of the Soul rest in everlasting peace, "said Obama, who has shared a series of photographs of her encounters with the singer in recent years
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Barack Obama says goodbye to Aretha Franklin
On Instagram, Obama made a new farewell, longer. Aretha Franklin grew up singing gospel music in her father's congregation. For more than six decades she sang a song every time she sang, we were blessed with a glimpse of the divine, "he said.
" It has helped us to be more connected to each other, more hopeful, more humane, and sometimes it just helped us to forget everything and dance. Aretha may have gone to a better place, but the gift of his music is still there to inspire us all. "
Aretha sang in the possession of Obama, the first black US president in 2009, and along the way the presidency of being, has been several times in the White House, and has participated in ceremonies and events also outside the place. In one of the most famous – the homage to
Carole King at the Kennedy Center, she brought her friend to tears with her performance of "(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman" – co-written by Carole.
Take a look at the moment in the video below and also see a gospel concert for singers in the White House in 2015 with the presence of Barack and Michelle Obama:
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