Red Bark Productions and The Atlas Performing Arts Center present…
SAT, MARCH 18, 8pm
Get your tickets and join us for our 12th show and the first tribute in DC since 2019!
at The Atlas Performing Arts Center, The Theresa and Jane Lang Theatre
“Jazz vocalist and DC-native Akua Allrich returns to the Atlas with a tribute to two powerhouse singers, Nina Simone and Miriam Makeba. This talented Howard University graduate is making a name for herself in the US and beyond with a musical style that draws from blues, soul, jazz, and pan-African music. Akua leads a sizzling hot band in renditions of beloved songs made famous by Simone and Makeba. This evening of classic hits performed by today’s finest vocal talent is not to be missed.”
Since 2008, Akua Allrich has curated and performed a soul-stirring tribute presentation, honoring Nina Simone and Miriam Makeba. In her tribute concerts, rising vocalist, composer, and educator, Akua Allrich pays homage to these two powerhouse artists, who have inspired her and millions of other jazz and music lovers around the globe. The tribute features the songs that Nina Simone and Miriam Makeba made their own. “[These] women were mainstays in my development as a child,” explains Allrich, whose own musical genesis comprises the blues, jazz, R&B, and pan-African music. “My parents came out of the civil rights movement, and these two were musicians who made music based on freedom and self-expression, and particularly African expression.” Allrich’s Nina Simone Miriam Makeba tribute will leave you feeling both empowered and inspired!