March 18 8:00 pm
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!