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Kindred the Family Soul Kicks off the Holidays at Bethesda Blues & Jazz

On November  24,  2017, while  many  in  the  DMV  were  taking  advantage  of  Black  Friday  deals  on  everything  from  toys  to  tv’s,  a   capacity  crowd  at  Bethesda  Blues  and  Jazz  Supper  club  enjoyed  a  different  kind  of  holiday  kickoff,  the   venues  first  ever  appearance  of  Kindred,  the  Family  Soul.  Clad  in  matching  red  and  black,  the  neo-­soul   duo  thrilled  those  in  attendance  with  songs  that  have  spanned  their  15 yr  career  as  Kindred.  Full  of  the Philly  Sound,  Aja  and  Fatin  showed  that  even  after  almost  20  years  in  the  business,  they’re  still  very   much  in  love  and  still  love  what  they  do.

Their  love  for  each  other,  and  for  their  fans,  was  evident  as   they  playfully  interacted  with  each  other  and  with  those  in  attendance.  Aja,  singing  the  beautiful  ‘Where Would  I  Be’,  seemed  to  still  relish  performing  with  Fatin,  who  thoroughly  enjoyed  watching  her  as  she   moved  around  the  stage.  The  music  lovers  at  Bethesda  were  treated  to  Kindred  classics  such  as  Rhythm   of  Life,  Welcome  to  My  World,  and  Still  I  Want  You.  Taking  a  moment  to  catch  their  breath,  Fatin made   sure  to  wish  several  in  the  crowd  happy  birthday,  and  made  the  night  unforgettable  for  one  special   couple  as  they  invited  them  to  join  them  on  stage  where  Charles  proposed  to  his  tearfully  excited  now fiancé.

The  new  husband  and  wife  to  be  danced  on  stage  as  Kindred  serenaded  them  with  renditions  of   Sticking  with  You  and  Still  I  Want  You.  It  was  a  beautiful  evening,  Far  Away  from  the  crush  of  shoppers   and  crowded  parking  lots.  It  was  a  grown  and  sexy  Friday  night  party,  everybody  feeling  good,   everybody  looking  good,  and  everybody  chillin’.

Article and Photography by Rodney Black

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