The All-Star "Graceland" Tribute Band with Bakithi Kumalo & Ryan Tennis

Pearl Street Warehouse Presents

The All-Star "Graceland" Tribute Band with Bakithi Kumalo & Ryan Tennis

Smithsonian Year of Music

Sat · January 5, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$20.00

This event is 21 and over

This show is G.A.

Seating is limited and first come first serve

Tables are meant to be shared

The All-Star "Graceland" Tribute Band with Bakithi Kumalo & Ryan Tennis
The All-Star "Graceland" Tribute Band with Bakithi Kumalo & Ryan Tennis
In the summer of 2016, Bakithi Kumalo -the original bass player on Paul Simon's Graceland Album -was scheduled to perform his original music at the Philadelphia Folk Festival. From that booking the concept of a "Graceland 30th Anniversary Tribute" was born. Backed by an all-star band and featuring many of the best singers at the Festival, the tribute was a monster hit. Lead vocalist Ryan Tennis suggested keeping the project alive and assembled an all-star band centered around Kumalo, whose iconic bass lines and bright smile bring authenticity to a show that's passion, energy, and pulsing South African rhythms go far beyond that of a standard "tribute band."Featuring all of the Grammy-winning hits ("Call Me Al", "Graceland", "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes", etc) and performed by some of Philadelphia's finest musicians (with members of Amos Lee's band and other standouts), The Graceland project is the feel-good, sing-along night of the year.
Smithsonian Year of Music
Smithsonian Year of Music
Smithsonian Year of Music

In April 2018, Secretary Skorton announced 2019 will be the Smithsonian Year of Music, an Institution-wide initiative to increase public engagement, advance understanding, and connect communities in Washington, D.C., across the nation, and around the globe. The Smithsonian Year of Music will highlight and share our vast musical holdings, bringing together our resources in history, art, culture, science, and education.



The Smithsonian Year of Music will feature “365 Days of Music at the Smithsonian” with a variety of music-related activities: performances, music releases, exhibitions, workshops, educational programs, lectures, films, and conferences. The 2019 Smithsonian Folklife Festival (June 26 to 30 and July 3 to 7, 2019 on the National Mall) will focus on the “Social Power of Music.”



Launch your exploration of music at the Smithsonian at https://music.si.edu/ and stay tuned for special performances and events, highlighted programming and collections, partners and collaborations. Much more to come!
Venue Information:
Pearl Street Warehouse
33 Pearl St SW
Washington, DC, 20024
http://www.pearlstreetwarehouse.com/