DCW’s Weekend Opening Act 2-17-2017

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- South African singer-songwriter Vusi Mahlasela came to The Hamilton in the District to serenade diners with his unique stylings as what some call an "African soul" artist.

Mahlasela, who still resides in South Africa when he isn't touring, began making music as a way to express himself during the devastation of Apartheid. He initially took a lot of his influence from American motown artists, because South African music was banned from the radio during the cultural boycott of Apartheid. Find more about him here.

The Hamilton has a full-service restaurant and then a live music space downstairs, which they say is "uniquely designed" for an ultimate blend of entertainment and dining. You can make reservations here.