Jazz vocalist and DC-native Akua Allrich has proven herself to be a musician of extraordinary talent and crowd-moving passion. With finesse and charisma, this vocalist, composer and teacher, has successfully etched out a place for her unique musical expression, electrifying audiences in and around the nation’s capital with sold-out performances.
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In 2010, Allrich released her debut album, A Peace of Mine, to positive reviews.
Her fluid and graceful voice glides over rhythms that draw upon jazz, reggae,
African and R&B influences. The buzz from that recording led to her signing
with a Japanese record label and a collaboration with the historic Bohemian
Caverns … —Sriram Gopal, DCist.com
Akua Allrich’s music flows with a free, natural energy as
engaging as her equally ingenuous personality… She has
developed a compelling musical style fusing jazz, R&B, and
African influences… She has grown a loyal local audience
and established herself in the increasingly vibrant Washington
scene as a performer capable of not only packing the house,
but bringing it to its feet. —Franz A