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Akua Allrich recently released a powerful third album, Soul Singer, made up almost entirely of original compositions. But she never strays from her core influences; the trained gaze of Nina Simone and the eruptive power of Miriam Makeba hang about the room, even on Allrich’s own tunes. This weekend at Bohemian Caverns, the focus is squarely on those forebears at Allrich’s seventh annual “Tribute to Nina Simone & Miriam Makeba.” (Full disclosure: I also wrote the liner notes for Soul Singer.) Two separate sets at 8 & 10 p.m.