Kool Kids Foundation holds ‘Oldies but Goodies’ party in Montclair

Sakinah Bell discusses Kool Kids at her and her husband “Kool” Robert Bell’s office on Church Street in Montclair.
Sakinah Bell and her husband, Kool, of Kool and the Gang, are holding an “Oldies but Goodies Exclusive Party” on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m., at the Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union St., to benefit the Kool Kids Foundation.
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Oldies but Goodies Party
Benefit for the Kool Kids Foundation

Saturday, Oct. 21, 8 p.m.

Montclair Women’s Club,
82 Union St.

https://tinyurl.com/yctaflny, or call 973-771-6624

By GWEN OREL
orel@montclairlocal.news

She was uptown and he was downtown. Downtown Jersey City, that is.

Sakinah Bell and her husband, Robert “Kool” Bell, of Kool & the Gang, met and fell in love in Jersey City when both were 14 years old. They met at a roller rink, Sakinah said.

Robert “Kool” Bell and his wife Sakinah Bell head the Kool Kids Foundation. COURTESY SAKINAH BELL

The mission of their Kool Kids Foundation is to bring music to inner city students who wouldn’t get it otherwise.

On Saturday, Oct. 21, the Kool Kids Foundation is holding its first party/fundraiser, Oldies but Goodies.

With more funds, the foundation will be able to offer scholarships and instruments to the kids.

The Foundation has been holding “boot camps,” that is, intensive music instruction in the schools, for a few years, said Sakinah in the office of Dream Stars, her talent competition company, on Church Street. Music celebrities attend to speak to the teens and give them business advice.

Dream Stars presents an annual talent competition with young people, she said, and the Kool Kids Foundation boot camps and activities help them find that talent.

DREAMS DO COME TRUE

On the wall of Sakinah’s office are platinum and gold records achieved by Kool & the Gang, and pictures of Kool with other

Kool and the Gang’s platinum record “Xscape” hangs on the wall of the office of Sakinah and Robert…

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