Four-octave range singer-songwriter Alice Smith and Grammy Award-winning vocalist Bilal came together for a Pre-Valentine’s Day concert at the historic Kennedy Center in Washington, DC on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 8:00 PM.
The beautiful Ms. Smith delivered an artful blend of bluesy, soulful vocals and mid-tempo grooves. Her beautiful silver gown shimmered as the stage lights illuminated it while she gracefully swayed her body back and forth as she performed Nina Simone’s version of “I put a spell on you.”
Bilal’s Afrocentric style complemented his energetic performance drawn from Gospel, Jazz, Soul, Blues, and Hip-Hop. He rocked the house and took the audience on a euphoric, spiritual journey. If you didn’t know Bilal, as an artist, before this evening, you left the venue with the understanding that he is an explosion of unapologetic talent.
The historic Kennedy Center’s intimate venue set the tone for the night, matching both of the incredibly talented artists.
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Photos courtesy of The Kennedy Center. Photographer Ray A. Llanos. Instagram @rayllanos