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Akua Allrich

August 20, 2016 at 7:30pm

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Jazz vocalist and DC-native Akua Allrich fuses soul with myriad other genres to electrifying effect.

Born into a musical family, Allrich found inspiration in her parent’s extensive jazz record collection. At Howard University, where she studied with world-renowned mezzo-soprano (Kehembe) Valerie Eichelberger, hard bop singer/drummer Grady Tate and celebrated jazz pianist Charles Covington, Allrich earned a bachelor's degree in jazz vocals and a master’s degree in social work. Allrich’s fluid style draws from blues, soul, jazz, R&B and pan-African music and incorporates lyrics in Portuguese, French, English, Xhosa and Twi.

Allrich’s first two independently produced albums, A Peace of Mine (2010) and Uniquely Standard, Akua Allrich Live! (2012), caught the attention of critics at online magazine All About Jazz and DC-focused non-profit organization CapitalBop. A Peace of Mine went international in 2011, when it was released in Japan through a distribution deal with Japanese record label AGATE/Inpartmaint. In July 2015, Allrich celebrated the release of her third album, Soul Singer, with a performance at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

http://www.akuaallrich.com/


Opening act

Darwin, Roy & Joel

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Location

201 Barrack St, Trenton, NJ 08608, United States
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201 Barrack St, Trenton, NJ 08608, United States

Location Info

Site Rules

Bring lawn chairs or blankets for outdoor seating. Pack a picnic for the evening or visit one of the many eateries located primarily on Warren St. Pets are welcome, but must be leashed. 

Parking

Free parking is available until midnight at the Liberty Commons Garage (16 E. Front St) and in surface parking lots west and south of the War Memorial Building when no events are scheduled at that facility. Free street parking is also available on Saturday evenings including at metered spaces.

Paid parking is available at the Trenton Wyndham Garden Hotel (1 W Lafayette St).

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