Songbyrd Presents
Downstairs, All Ages

DOORS: 7:00 PM // SHOW: 8:00 PM

$15 / $17



Songbyrd Presents

Saturday February 16, 2019


A love affair with the blues, gospel and soul traditions has brought us After Five Music, Dante’ Pope’s debut EP. His silky-smooth voice references soul greats like Otis Redding, Marvin Gay and Donnie Hathaway.The true nature of Soul music, Blues and gospel is telling the truth; our emotions, our fears, joys, regrets and ecstasies. Dante’ is the truth. Once upon a time he was one of the many passionate idealists who walked the halls of Congress. Drummer-Vocalist and now bandleader, is a former Capitol Hill Staffer turned international touring artist.

His love for music and culture led him to collaborate with a variety of artists; GRAMMY award winner Dom Flemons, GRAMMY nominated soul sensation Raheem DeVaughn and Montreax Jazz Festival vocal competition finalist Kenny Wesley. As a local artist, he got his start in DC’s own Black Alley then ventured over to Howard University where he met Drew Moten, Ajane Harley and Donald Martin, better known as Redline Graffiti. His accolades range from playing South by Southwest to current GRAMMY nominee on Dom Flemons, ‘Black Cowboy’ album up for a nomination in the Best Folk Album category.


After Five Music is a 5 track soul EP. It explores my memories of blossoming love, let-downs, and hope for a better world. After 5pm is when adults let their hair down. Speak honestly and freely about our lives. This project is to reflect that intimate connection.The truth.

The After 5 Experience is waiting on you.