DIARY OF AN R&B LEGEND: ARETHA FRANKLIN
The R&B Club and Classic Album Sundays DC Present
Downstairs, All Ages
DOORS: 1:30 PM // SHOW: 1:30 PM
Saturday August 24, 2019
The R&B Club celebrates the legend of Aretha Franklin!
The R & B Club is a group founded by music aficionado Ashley-Dior Thomas, entrepreneur, broadcaster, and writer, Marcus Dowling, plus well-respected journalist Justin Tinsley, to celebrate the legacy of soul music. Foremost in this quest is the "Diary of an R & B Legacy" series, which will highlight key artists and their legacies from R & B's golden era.
Up next is R&B legend Aretha Franklin! Aretha Franklin was more than just a soul singer. She was an icon. Her music career began during the civil rights
movement in the 1960's, and over time the strength of her voice became matched only by the strength of her life. Ms. Franklin was a symbol of perseverance
and power—female power, black power, human power. She was a beacon of hope and her signature hit song, “Respect,” became a battle cry for freedom
On Saturday, August 24th, from 1:30-3 PM, join Thomas, Dowling, and Tinsley as The R & B Club both listens to, and discusses at-length, the impact and legacy of iconic soul music.
Grab advance tickets for $5!
Hosted by Classic Album Sundays Washington! Classic Album Sundays is the world’s most popular album listening experience and allows the listener to hear music contextually, communally, uninterrupted, and in great sonic detail. At our worldwide listening sessions, music fans are able to immerse themselves into an album that has helped shape our culture and in some cases, our lives.We relay the artist and album’s unique story and provide a musical context that gives the listening experience deeper meaning. We share the experience of hearing the album in its entirety, on vinyl, and on a world-class audiophile hi-fi so that fans can experience the music as close as possible to the artist’s original intention. Classic Album Sundays treats the album (and music in general) with the respect it deserves rather than as a free commodity or aural wallpaper. We remind people what they love about music.