The Archives: A Reggae Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron

The Hamilton Live Presents: at The Hamilton Live

Washington, DC


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DOORS AT 6:30 | SHOW AT 8:00

This show is general admission. Seating is available first-come, first-served. 

Per D.C. regulations, all guests attending the concert must wear a face mask when conversing with staff or moving about the venue. Masks may be removed to eat and drink.


The Archives: A Reggae Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron

The Archives featuring Puma Ptah (Thievery Corporation) perform reimagined classics from their chart-topping, critically acclaimed album Carry Me Home. Experience beloved tunes from the songbook of the late great poet/singer Gil Scott-Heron &his longtime collaborator Brian Jackson in a roots Reggae style

DC's own, The Archives was founded by Thievery Corporation’s Eric Hilton & producer/ keyboard ace Darryl “Trane” Burke. Featured vocalist Puma Ptah, the charismatic singer from St Thomas, US Virgin Islands; Trane on keyboards and drummer; Leslie “Black Seed” James Jr. from St Thomas US Virgin Islands; Guitar virtuoso Henri Tanash from Cameroon and Kingston, Jamaica’s own on bass, Pierre Stone to round out the main lineup. All members of the outfit have recorded and toured internationally with acts like Black Uhuru, Culture,Don Carlos, Alpha Blondy, Eek-A-Mouse, and more.

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Our classified genre of music is called Afro Go-Go Roots Music which is a hybrid of DC Go-Go and World beat layered with other musical elements and with lyrical content and storytelling, addressing social activism, change, historical references and the celebration of our unique DC culture.

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The Hamilton Live

600 14th St. NW, Washington, DC, 20005

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