Peace family,

I am so happy to be continuing my Red Bark tour internationally! WOOHOO! Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha is presenting ME! Akua Allrich as a featured artist from January 12th through January 31st. Yup, another amazing 3 week residency in beautiful Doha, Qatar! I had the esteemed pleasure of first being presented with the amazing Warren Wolf quartet in 2013. Man, what a gig it was! We had a great time. Performing almost everyday of the week truly was a priceless musical experience. I learned so much from the cats and so much about my craft. So, having them call me back to be presented on my own is really a huge honor.

This first week has been amazing! Lots of work, but really good and productive work. The band family include, the Richard Johnson trio (Richard Johnson on keys, Jonathan Michel on bass, and Billy Williams Jr. on drums) with the JALC Ambassador, Dominick Farinacci on trumpet, PLUS the amazing Christian Tamburr as a featured artist as well! Such a treat! I’m so honored to be creating amazing art with these cats, and blessed that they happen to be some of the coolest musicians I’ve met in a minute!

Here are a few pics of the first week thus far …

On my way to Doha, Qatar and on arrival! 2 layovers, 3 window seats, extra jetlagged and right to work!

On my way to Doha, Qatar and on arrival! 2 layovers, 3 window seats, extra jet-lagged and right to work!

1st couple of days and I made fast friends, an amazing band, and even got flowers!!

So grateful for the beautiful sea and the amazing food. I even started my crotchet project me and my kids decided to do during my time away. Yay!

Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha! With my band family! Richard Johnson-keys, Jonathan Michel-bass, Billy Williams Jr.-drums, Christian Tamburr-vibrophone, Dominick Farinacci-trumpet. and All the amazing staff!

 

 

Photo credits: Myself, Amara Photos, and Jalc Doha staff.

 

Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers as we continue this trek in the music business. It has became a very dynamic journey with lots of twists and turns, but the blessings have been bountiful! This Red Bark tour, my very first tour, has proven to be magnificent! More photos from the past year of this labor of love and light are to come soon!

 

Peace, love and light family! Look out for lots more to come! OW!

Truly yours,

Akua Allrich

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