Akua Allrich

When:
June 13, 2014 @ 8:30 pm
2014-06-13T20:30:00-04:00
2014-06-13T21:00:00-04:00
Where:
Bohemian Caverns
2001 11th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001
USA
Cost:
$20

One of the best options for a stellar vocal performance in this town resides in Akua Allrich. Nina Simone and Miriam Makeba are two strong influences that bubble up in Allrich’s Afrobeat- and jazz-infused music; the Howard University graduate, who composes many of her own tunes, is a searingly effervescent singer with a sort of earthbound optimism. She’s not telling you any lies, at least not without a wink.

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Giovanni is the founder of CapitalBop, and a music critic for the New York Times. He previously served as a contributor to the Washington Post, the FADER, JazzTimes, NPR Music and others, and hosted “On the Margin,” a books show on WPFW-FM. As head of CapitalBop, he has covered the D.C. jazz scene since 2010. (He is no longer directly involved in the presenting of CapitalBop's concerts.) He graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in history, with a focus on African-American history. Reach Giovanni at editor@capitalbop.com. Read him at giovannirussonello.com or nytimes.com/by/giovanni-russonello. Follow him on Twitter at @giorussonello.