J Pope and the HearNow
600 14th St NW
Washington, DC, 20005
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
Critically acclaimed Yemenite-Israeli trio A-WA—Tair, Liron, and Tagel Haim—defy genre boundaries with a delightful union of rap-style beats, high-energy electronic propulsion, hypnotic harmonies, and mainstream resonances. They made international headlines with their proper debut single “Habib Galbi” (Love Of My Heart). Shot in the desert, the music video went viral and amassed a staggering 11 million-plus views. The group’s 2016 full-length debut, Habib Galbi, uprooted the traditional folk chants of Yemenite women and reassembled them as a pastiche of rich electro, indie rap attitude, and unexpected pop appeal. Attracting tastemaker praise, NPR claimed, “Instead of earnestly reconstructing the music of their cultural ancestors, A-WA has catapulted this roots material into new terrain.” Recognized as international style icons, Vogue delightfully asked, “Who are these women in high top sneakers and djellabas, and where have they been all their lives?” Between packed shows, Pitbull even jumped on an Official Remix of “Habib Galbi” as they amassed millions of global streams.
On their second full-length album, BAYTI FI RASI [S-Curve Records], they translate the journey of their great grandmother from Yemen to Israel during the Post-WWII “Operation Magic Carpet” into fourteen undeniable anthems. Sung in Yemeni Arabic dialect and backed by indigenous instrumentation, swaths of electronic orchestration, and gritty hip-hop bounce, it’s all introduced in cinematic videos along with the single “Mudbira” and their forthcoming single “Hana Mash Hu Al Yaman” dropping April 12, 2019.
J Pope and the HearNow
J Pope and the HearNow are a musical collective from Baltimore City who play their own brand of Soul and Hip Hop. Baltimore Magazine described the band as a "funk-infused group that captivates crowds with its call-to-action lyrics and soulful sound" and as "one of Baltimore's best kept musical secrets."
The HearNow's debut album, Soul Searching, was released in June or 2017 to a sold out audience. In July of 2017 the band was featured in Weathervane Music's (philadelphia based non-profit) "Shaking Through" series. Collectively the band is made up of teachers, healers, community organizers and activists. J Pope and the HearNow run on good music, positive energy and hard work.
Since the release of their debut album, the band’s presence has been requested to share the stage with some great acts such as Esperanza Spalding, Tank and the Bangas, Avery Sunshine, Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles, Kindred the Family Soul, Kenny Lattimore and Sidewalk Chalk. They’ve also been featured at The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, The Artscape Main Stage and other wonderful stages from Colorado to the Carolinas.
$20 - $25
Tickets Available at the Door
For any wheelchair or ADA needs, please contact the Box Office in advance of the performance at (202)-769-0122.