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DC: Bilal | Produced in association with Jill Newman Productions


6:00 pm

The Howard Theatre
620 T Street, NW
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With a favorable response to his album, Bilal was swept up in what the media referred to a “Neo Soul” movement.  Bilal didn’t feel the term fit.  “I was trying to come from a Jazz perspective…. trying to write open ended tunes that could go in any direction when played live.”  While touring, Bilal and his band started to morph the music into what he describe as a “jazz-fusion/rock type funk.”  This musical freedom bled into the songwriting for Bilal’s next project, Love For Sale.  This time around, Bilal worked with a myriad of new collaborators, from Sa-Ra to Denaun Porter to Nottz, even gathering a number of his former New School peers to participate.  Interscope execs were less than enthused upon hearing the new record.  Mysteriously, an unfinished version of the project was leaked. The response from audiences and critics worldwide was overwhelmingly positive.  For years, label politics prevented any significant progress to occur on a follow-up album.  In spite of the setbacks of the last album, Bilal had a dedicated fan base and they wanted more.  The encouraging feedback began to re-inspire Bilal to write songs again and he set out to accomplish what he had started in the beginning.   This momentum resulted in Airtight’s Revenge in Summer 2010 via Los Angeles based label Plug Research Music, which yielded the Grammy-nominated singles, “All Matter” & “Little One.”


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Doors at 6pm | Showtime at 8pm

General Admission Standing — All Ages
Limited Seats Available — First Come, First Seated
Full Dinner Menu Available

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