“You Rock My Soul will be unlike anything to hit Carnegie Hall before!” Ndegeocello said. “The musical journey will take you from gospel to afrobeat, jazz to rock, hip-hop to funk all in one night with incredible guest artists joined by my band.

“I think bringing diverse musical styles together is appropriate because we are trying to unite diverse people and cultures against the HIV/AIDS pandemic.”

Ndegeocello serves both as musical director for the evening and as performer. Other artists on the bill include Cassandra Wilson, Femi Kuti, Stephanie Mills, Rahsaan Patterson, Bilal, and Yerba Buena featuring Andre Levin.

The show will be followed by a post-concert reception with the evening’s participants. The party is open to benefit level ticket-holders and will feature a special performance by Heather Headley.

Tickets range from $50 to $250 and can be purchased through Carnegie Hall. Benefit level tickets, including the post-concert reception, can be purchased through the GMHC Web site at www.gmhc.org. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the GMHC.

The Gay Men’s Health Crisis provides HIV testing and counseling, treatment education, legal services, meals and crisis intervention to the people in the New York metropolitan area.