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Alchemical Writer Discusses Chance Encounters on DC Music Summit

by The Alchemist. Photo by Daniel Martinez

At the beginning of the year, Alchemical Records correspondent Cynthia Gross provided coverage for us of the DC Music Summit that took place at Eaton Hotel on Feb 1, 2020 (you can read her full article here). She has recently reminisced over that experience in a new article posted on the DC Music Summit website, in which she discusses her initial skepticism of the experience, how her attendance transformed her opinion of similar events, and her anticipation for DC Music Summit 2021. Read about her full experience on DC Music Summit.

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