* Black Women Arts and Activism; Nina Simone Miriam Makeba Festival

October 6, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H St NE
DC 20002

Singer Akua Allrich has been performing an annual tribute to Nina Simone and Miriam Makeba for a while now; in fact, this marks the 11th year of the tradition. The performance is expanding to a half-day festival focused on elevating women of the African diaspora and the arts hosted at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, featuring vendors, an art exhibition and a panel discussion.

Tickets for the headlining event, Akua Allrich’s 11th Annual Nina Simone and Miriam Makeba tribute, are sold separately from the day festival.



Jackson Sinnenberg

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Jackson Sinnenberg is an Associate Producer for SiriusXM and a freelance writer. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, JazzTimes, Downbeat, NPR Music, NPR.org, the Washington City Paper, On Tap/District Fray Magazine and the blog of Smithsonian Folkways Records. He began covering the city’s music scene for WGTB, Georgetown University’s radio station, where he was a show host, writer, and columnist. He graduated from Georgetown with a bachelor’s degree in American Musical Culture. Reach him at Jackson@CapitalBop.com. Follow him at @sinnenbergmusic.

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