Tuesday, July 4, 2017

DC/Baltimore Global Music and More July 2017 Concert Calendar Gig List

DC/Baltimore Global Music and More- July 2017  

Compiled by Steve Kiviat 
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International, roots, rap, soul and more at top and
***indie-rock and non-music stuff is at the bottom. Most sold-out shows omitted.
Look for additional shows & more info to be added through the month at my blog: stevekiviat.blogspot.com 
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Online you should also check out the I Love Music forum/chatboard at ilxor.com and look for the  Rolling Outernational World Music 2017, Rolling Afrobeats Afropop 2017,  the Rolling Afro-Latin & the Capital Swamp & Chitlin Circuit  threads _____________________________________________________________________________   
Lots happening and more to be announced…
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Remaining Highlights (plus hope you knew about early July Wizkid (Nigeria afropop), El Canario(Dominican salsa), & go-go gigs):
Fri . 7-7-Coco Argentee at Lee’s Lounge, Hyattsville (Cameroon singer)
Tues. 7-11-Kehlani at Baltimore Rams Head Live (r’n’b)
Thurs. 7-13- March on Washington Film Fest opening night benefit fundraising concert featuring gospel choirs at Israel Baptist Church, 1251 Saratoga Ave. NE DC
Fri. 7-14- Tego Calderon at Rio Cantina in Sterling, VA  (afro-reggaeton rap)
Sat. 7-15- Baltimore/Washington Caribbean Carnival Day 1. Parade starts at 12 noon @ 900 E. 33rd Street (free) . Festival ($15)  at Lake Clifton Park in Baltimore
Sun. 7-16-2017 Colombian International fest/Independence Day celebration at RFK Stadium ) from 10 am to 8 pm with Toto la Momposina (Colombia star)  with  Tribu Baharu (Colombian champetta criolla); plus locals-- Orquesta Melao (Salsa); La Colombopercutiva (Cumbia Band); Los Gaiteros de Sanguachington (Tropical Band)  ; Sensacion Vallenata (Vallenato Acordionist); 123 Andres (Colombian); Zabino Pande (Hip Hop); and Chico Flow (Reggaeton
Thurs. 7-20- Amadou & Mariam at the 930 Club (Mali)
Sat. 7-29-Aretha Franklin at Wolf Trap
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.  7-1
Liberian Allstars at XS, Bladensburg Rd NE
 James Armstrong (blues) at Madam’s Organ
Roy C and Hardway Connection at Lamont’s
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7-2
Wizkid (Nigerian Afrobeats/afropop star) with JayCube at Echostage
La Sonora at Rio Cantina in Sterling, VA
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. 7-3
Rare Essence, EU and Troublefunk at the Howard Theatre
Shy Glizzy and Will Tha Rapper at the Fillmore
Jose Alberto El Canario & his orquestra (great salsa singer ) at the Gaylord in National Harbor
Chuck Berry Tribute at Bethesda Blues and Jazz with pianist Daryl Davis, guitarist Chick Hall and more
Smithsonian Folklife fest with circuses plus a few music performances
John Mellencamp, Emmylou Harris, Carlene Carter at Wolf Trap
Shanghai No. 3 Girls High School Concert Band (China), Escolania de Montserrat (Spain and Catalonia), Akoo Show Choir (Ghana), and the Nairobi Girls Chorale (Kenya) for free at 6 at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall
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Tues..  7-4
1965 Leonard Cohen movie doc-“Ladies and Gentlemen…Mr. Leonard Cohen” at around 1:40 pm after National Film Board of Canada shorts from around 1 to 1:40 pm at the National Gallery of Art East Wing  
Smithsonian Folklife fest with circuses plus Kino Musica at 1 and 4:15pm
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Wed. 7-5
Ledward Kaapana (Hawaiian slack key guitar,plu vocals) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
The Spaniels from 6:30 to 8:30pm at 11000 Thrift Road ,Clinton, MD
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Thurs.  7-6
Fort Reno starts (DC rock Thursdays and some Mondays—see gigs at bottom)
Shirleta Settles (r’n’b/soul)  7 to 8:30 pm free at Watkins Park in Upper Marlboro, mD
Smithsonian Folklife fest with circuses plus Mick Moloney and Billy McComiskey with the Green Fields of America at 5:30pm (Irish music)
EU w/ Sugarbear at 5:30 pm at  Hopkins Plaza, 2 Hopkins Plaza, Baltimore
Capital Fringe Fest through July 30th ( mostly theatre but some music)
Feedel Band at Bossa (Ethiopian)
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. 7-7
Coco Argentee at Lee’s Lounge, Hyattsville (Cameroon)
Americo at Rio Cantina in Sterling, VA
Corazon Serrano & Armonia 10 at the Palace
Smithsonian Folklife fest with circuses plus more
TCB Tribute to Polo the Bounce Beat King plus UCB at 11pm at  the Howard Theatre (bounce-beat go-go)
Jacquees at Bliss DC
Selam Woldemariam at Enjera in Crystal City (Ethiopian guitarist & trio every Friday)

*Rico Nasty at Songbyrd
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7-8
Young Senators Reloaded plus Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Sound Scene X, organized by local sound collective DC Listening Lounge, unites audio artists and contributors from across the globe to transform the Hirshhorn into a sonic wonderland highlighting the unique sounds of D.C. This year’s event focuses on the theme of "dissonance." 10 am to 5pm
“Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner” (Inuit Canadian movie ) at 2 pm at the National Gallery of Art East Wing
Yoskar Sarante at Club One in Alexandria
Orquestra Canela (Colombia) at El Ranchon in Woodbridge
Art Garfunkel at the Kennedy Center
Smithsonian Folklife fest with circuses plus music jam sessions with local blues and folk musicians from 2 to 5 in the Anita’s Restaurant area and Mexican acts Artemio Posadas and  La Santa Cecilia at 5:30 pm
Chcken and Mumbo Sauce DC DJ party with live guests New Impressionz at the Howard Theatre
Free music in the Fringe Courtyard 11am to 5 pm
Juvenile (rap) at Bliss DC
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   7-9
Akua Allrich (jazz and more singer) at Lubber Run Amphitheater in Arlington for free
Latino Festival of Virginia at Manassas Fairgrounds with J Alvarez, Americo, Frank Reyes, Grupo Bronco, Chicas Rolands , Grupo Algodon ,La Tenchis,  Cocolito
Made in Colombia Fest at UDC with Verny Varela and others
Smithsonian Folklife fest with circuses plus music jam sessions with local blues and folk musicians from 2 to 5 in the Anita’s Restaurant area
Chronixx, Zincfence Redemption, and Jah Works at Baltimore SoundStage (reggae)
Free music in the Fringe Courtyard 11am to 5 pm
Hardway Connection at Lamont’s

*Kush(Sitali & Juju) with Huda Asfour at Bossa

*Kap G. (Mexican-American rapper) with JR Donato at U St Music Hall
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.  7-10

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. 7-11
Kehlani at Baltimore Rams Head Live
Flowing Tides: Musical Memory, History and Global Culture in County Clare, Ireland , a book talk and signing by Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin, Concordia University, Montreal Noon-1:00 pm Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Zine lab at 6:30 at Mt. Pleasant Library

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.  7-12
Robert Earl Keen at Rams Head On Stage Annapolis
Beth Ditto and U.S. Girls at U St Music Hall

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 .  7-13
March on Washington Film Fest opening night benefit fundraising concert featuring choirs from Mount Ennon Baptist Church, Reid Temple AME Church, and special guest vocalist Karen Clark Sheard, narrated by Jamal Simmons. Music produced by Nolan Williams Jr., at Israel Baptist Church, 1251 Saratoga Ave. NE DC
Kehlani at the Fillmore (sold out – R’n’b)
Los Gaiteros de Sanguashington at Bossa (DC-based Colombian cumbia)
Michael Muse at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Michael Mwenso and the Shakes at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore
Kacey Chambers at Birchmere
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.   7-14
Kenyatta Hill’s Culture (reggae) at Tropicalia
Raekwon at the Fillmore (rap)
La Sonora at El Puente de Oro in Hyattsville, MD
Ian Svenonius’s  Escape-ism at 6;  Luke Stewart and his band, Irreversible Entanglements at 7 for free at Luce/Smithsonian Museum of American Art
Grupo 5 at the Palace in Woodbridge
Tego Calderon at Rio Cantina in Sterling, VA
Guardianes del Amor & Efrain Lobo y su Chanchona at Club One in Alexandria
Alex Bueno at Wheaton Lounge
Julia Nixon Sings Songs Of Burt Bacharach/Hal David W/ Dave Ylvisaker Dozen at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Gary Clark, Jr. (bluesman) opening for My Morning Jacket at Merriweather Post

*Les Nubians with Sahel at the Hamilton
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. 7-15
Baltimore/Washington Caribbean Carnival Day 1. Parade starts at 12 noon @ 900 E. 33rd Street (free) . Festival ($15)  at Lake Clifton Park in Baltimore, 12noon to 10 pm with Shurwayne Winchester , Candilla, Image Band, T & T Steel Band of Baltimore & more
Tribu Baharu (Colombia) and La Colombopercutiva at Tropicalia
Elephant Man at the Howard Theatre (reggae)

* Richard Pratt's Blue Magic, Soul Sensations, Skip Mahoney & the Casuals at the Bamboo Room in Baltimore.(soul)
Summer Fest 2017 con Jorge Celedon, Alexis & Fido, Zaperoko, Yahaira Plasencia at the Frederick, MD Fairgrounds
ViniloVersus (Venezuela indie-rock) at Gala Hispanic Theatre
El Gringo de La Bachata at Azul Billiards in Gaithersburg, MD
Colombian Independence event at Dirty Martini in DC

*Isley Brothers at the Kennedy Center
NRBQ at Amp
Pietasters at Arrowbrook Park in Herndon for free
Jamaica Day Reggae Fest at Howard County Fair Ground, 2210 Fairground Road, West Friendship, MD
Ultra Naté & Lisa Moody with Wayne Davis at U St Music Hall (house music)
Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes – Birchmere
1432 R djs at U St Music Hall
Free music in the Fringe Courtyard 11am to 5 pm
Moneybagg Yo at Bliss dc

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  7-16
Baltimore/Washington Caribbean Carnival Day 2 festival at Lake Clifton Park 12 noon to 9 pm with Farmer Nappy; Sir Oungku & Red Hot Burning Flames; Sophia Brown; Stryker’s Posse and more
2017 Colombian International fest/Independence Day celebration at RFK Stadium with Toto la Momposina (international) from 10 am to 8 pm with  Tribu Baharu (International); Orquesta Melao (Salsa); La Colombopercutiva (Cumbia Band); Los Gaiteros de Sanguachington (Tropical Band)  ; Sensacion Vallenata (Vallenato Acordionist); 123 Andres (Colombian); Zabino Pande (Hip Hop); and Chico Flow (Reggaeton)
Buyepongo at Bossa
Festival Peruano Purito Peru con Puro Sentimiento, Briyit, Yarita Lizeth and more at Bull Run Park
Tego Calderon at Euphoria in Baltimore
Free music in the Fringe Courtyard 11am to 5 pm

*World Music Day in Silver Spring
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 7-17
Little Margie (from the Jewels) at Westminster Church Blues Monday
Gorillaz, Vince Staples, and Danny Brown at Merriweather Post Pavilion (pop and rap)
 Jerry Douglas Band at  Rams Head On Stage Annapolis
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.  7-18
Beres Hammond at the Howard Theatre (great reggae singer)
Steve Earle & the Dukes at the Birchmere
Meek Mill & Yo Gotti with YFN Lucci and Moneybagg Yo - Pier Six Pavilion (Baltimore)
“Paris Noir: African-American in the City of Light” movie at  6:30 p.m. at National Museum of Women in the Arts (after-film lecture by Julia Browne, producer)

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7-19
Beres Hammond at the Howard Theatre
Washington Balalaika Society for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Whitey Morgan with Colter Wall at Fillmore Silver Spring
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Thurs. 7-20
Amadou & Mariam at the 930 Club (Mali)
Poncho Sanchez at Blues Alley
Sahel at Bossa
*Leonard, Coleman and Blunt (soul) from 5:30 to 7 at the Fairfax County Govt. Center
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. 7-21
Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, D.R.A.M. at Verizon Center (rap)

*El Septeto Santiaguero (acclaimed Cuban band) at Tropicalia 

* Roska at Ten Tigers Parlour(UK Funky dj)
Tank & the Bangas & Sweet Crude at Songbyrd (sold out)
Colombia Independence dj dance party at Toro Toro, 1300 I St NW
Silvestre Dangond at Echostage (Colombia)
Los Mismos at El Puente de Oros in Hyattsville
Grupo Antologia at the Palace
The Chi-lites featuring Marshall Thompson at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Artscape in Baltimore (through July 23) with Sheila E, and more
“The Hip-hop Fellow” (movie explores the intersection of Hip Hop, social justice, and the academic curricula in higher education through the work of producer 9th Wonder).  Following the film, Simone Eccleston, Director of Hip-Hop Culture at the Kennedy Center will moderate a conversation with 9th Wonder; Professor Paul Butler, Georgetown Law School; and Benjy Grinberg, President, Rostrum Records at 6:30 p.m. at Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Tickets: Free with Reservation
Emmylou Harris at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD
Mr. Dalvin of Jodeci at Baltimore SoundStage
Poncho Sanchez at Blues Alley
Billy Bragg talks about his book, “Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World,” at 7pm at the   sixth floor of the James Madison Memorial Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave., S.
Jeffrey Osborne at Birchmere (sold out)

*Reaction Band,  TOB at Fratellies
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. 7-22
Elikeh at Lubber Run in Arlington (Togo/DC afropop)

* Metro Mambo" presents  1956 movie   "Cha Cha Cha Boom!"with Perez Prado plus prior to the screening, WPFW host Jim Byers will briefly share excerpts from his 2008 interview with bandleader Manny Lopez, as well as the back-story of the long-missing film. 2 to 4 pm at the Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Rd. SE 
The Untouchables featuring rapper Scarface with Backyard Band at 11 pm at the Howard Theatre

*Rare Essence with E U at Aqua 



*Chopteeth dance at Glen Echo
Bryant Myers at the Wheaton Lounge
Artscape in Baltimore (through July 23) with Gogol Bordello
Poncho Sanchez at Blues Alley
Chris Stapleton, Anderson East, and Brent Cobb at Jiffy Lube Live (Country)
 Icon Tha God and Tyree Colion at Wind-Up Space (Baltimore)
Jeffrey Osborne at Birchmere
 Pittsburgh's Own Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers at Jammin' Java (rock)
Rick Ross, Monica, Fabolous, YFN Lucci, and Money Man at Pier Six Pavilion (Baltimore)
Los Lonely Boys at Rams Head On Stage Annapolis
Free music in the Fringe Courtyard 11am to 5 pm
Record fair at Rhizome DC 12 noon to 5 pm
Barbecue battle with live music tba at Lamont’s
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.  7-23
Peruvian Fest at Gunston Middle School, Arlington
Mr. Eazi (Nigerian afro-pop club music) at the Howard Theatre
Artscape in Baltimore (through July 23) w/ Robert Randolph and the Family Band
Poncho Sanchez at Blues Alley
Free music in the Fringe Courtyard 11am to 5 pm
Is@s@ (Madrid Spain ‘primitive’ guitar) , Will Scorba, Leveetoppers at Rhizome
Hardway Connection at Lamont’s
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. 7-24
March for Medicare for All
Kominas (Bollywood punk) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Algiers at Black Cat (soul inflected indie rock)
Billy Bragg at the Birchmere
Peter Wolf & the Midnight Travelers at rams Head Tavern Baltimore
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. 7-25
Diana Ross at Wolf Trap
John Legend and Gallant at Merriweather Post Pavilion
Tessa Souter (jazz vocalist) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Nicole Atkins Band & Robert Ellis at Rams Head On Stage  Tavern Annapolis (alt-country Americana)

*Okkervil River at the Hamilton

*Mark McGuire, Ancient Ocean, Park Snakes at Rhizome (electronic meets guitar)
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. 7-26

*Wale and Ari Lennox at the Fillmore

*Nina Las Vegas, The Clown Prince, Benbo at Flash (programmed club dance music)
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.  7-27
Prince Royce (bachata) at MGM Grand National Harbor
Jidenna at the Howard Theatre
Anthony David and Gordon Chambers at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
John Hammond at Amp
Xavier Rudd, Emmanuel Jal, and Christina Holmes at 6th & I
Reagan Bombs album Release (D.C. House music meets go-go hybrid sound) with Mista Selecta, Rapper Dude, Kelow Latesha and Ciscero at Songbyrd
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.  7-28 
Tribu Baharu (Colombia champeta dance band) at Creative Alliance
Daniel Bachman at Hill Center
Antonio Cartagena & Su Orquesta at the Palace
Tromboranga Salsa Orchestra at El Boqueron 2 in Rockville
Suttle at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Heroes are Gang Leaders for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
C.W. Stoneking at DC9
Free Range: Will Eastman,  Ayes Cold with visuals by Robin Bell - U St Music Hall (Late show - 10 PM)
 Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll - A Live Tribute to Chuck Berry at AMP
Tee Grizzley at Bliss DC

*Jenna Camille, NKO,  Milk $ @ Flash at 7 (R'n'b)

*Bellows (electronic bedroom pop) , Faraternal Twin, Stolen Jars at Songbyrd
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7-29
Soca Inferno dj event at 11 at the Howard Theatre
EU (Sugarbear birthday party) at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Aretha Franklin at Wolf Trap
R. Kelly at Pier 6 in Baltimore
Mac McAnally at Rams Head On Stage Annapolis
Nite Jewel, Geneva Jacuzi, Harriet Brown @ RnR Hotel (synth pop)
First Fort Dupont Park concert of the summer-act tba (postponed to Aug. 12)
Frank Sirius Marshall at Bliss DC from 4pm to 9pm
Jamilla Woods at Songbyrd (critic fave r’n’b)
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7-30
BJ the Chicago Kid and Sir the Baptist at Fillmore Silver Spring
Silver Spring Record Fair
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7-31-
Gillian Welch at the Kennedy Center
Junior Brown at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis
 Nikki Lane and Steelism at Birchmere

*Grace Mitchell, Surf Rock is Dead, and NAH at Songbyrd
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Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock)- 7-4-Hemlines @ Black Cat;  7-5- Sitcom, iji; small dad & more @Comet; T-Rextasy, Foul Swoops, and Bacchae @ Black Cat (Backstage); 7-6-Weird Babies, TK Echo, and Mock Identity @ Fort Reno; 7-8-Mitski @ 930 Club (sold out); 7-10-Signal 30, Apollo 66, and the Dupont Circles @ Fort Reno; *Broncho & Billy Changer @DC9;
7-12-Cigarette; Sir EU; Rob Stokes @ Woodridge Library;  Landing (Ct psychedelia) w/ Nice Breeze @ Rhizome; 7-14-Royal Headache (Australian mod-punk), the Rememerables & more @ Black Cat; 7-15-DC Zinefest @ St. Stephen’s; 7-16-Warped Tour at Merriweather Post w/ Adolescents & many more;  *Teen Mortgage; Dissonance; Tubefreeks @ Fort Reno; 7-17-Cockney Rejects @ Baltimore Soundstage; The Zombies @ the Birchmere; 7-18-The Who @ National harbor; 7-19-Ultimate Painting & Dot Dash @ DC9; Negative Approach @ Baltimore Soundstage; 7-20-the New Pornographers and Natalie Prass - Rams Head Live! (Baltimore);  *Bitter Medicine; the Southern Ocean; Data Recovery Project @ Fort Reno;  7-21-PJ Harvey w/ Anacostia’s Union Temple Baptist Church Choir @ Wolf Trap; 7-22- Priests @ Ottobar;  Drunken Sufis & Abstract Human @ Rhizome DC; 7-23-Ride and Froth @ 6th & I ;• Thurston Moore Group and the Effects -@Rock & Roll Hotel; Tom Petty @ Baltimore Arena;  7-24-* Ear, Fuzzqueen, Mimi Loco @ Fort Reno; 7-26- Conor Oberst (of Bright Eyes) and Hop Along @ 9:30 Club; *Palm, Palberta, Dove Lady, Den-Mate @ DC9;  7-27- Agent Orange @ Metro Gallery; No Dead Monsters, Bottled Up, and Scanners @ Fort Reno; *Cymbals Eat Guitars @ Black Cat; *Jagwar Ma, My French Roomate @ RnR Hotel
7-29- Fleet Foxes and Animal Collective @ Merriweather Post Pavilion;   7-30- Belle & Sebastian, Spoon, Andrew Bird, and Ex Hex at Merriweather Post Pavilion; Boston & Joan Jett @ Jiffy Lube;  7-31-Numbers Station, Bacchae, and Makeup Girl @Fort Reno

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

DC/Baltimore Global Music and more June 2017 Concert Calendar Gig List

DC/Baltimore Global Music and More- June 2017  

Compiled by Steve Kiviat 
To subscribe-send an e-mail to dcbworld-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
To submit events (for posting) or comments (that are not posted) e-mail: ritmika (at) hotmail.com
-- -- -- - -- ---- -------- - ---------
International, roots, rap, soul and more at top and
***indie-rock and non-music stuff is at the bottom. Most sold-out shows omitted.
Look for additional shows & more info to be added through the month at my blog: stevekiviat.blogspot.com 
_______________________________________
Online you should also check out the I Love Music forum/chatboard at ilxor.com and look for the  Rolling Outernational World Music 2017, Rolling Afrobeats Afropop 2017,  the Rolling Afro-Latin & the Capital Swamp & Chitlin Circuit  threads _____________________________________________________________________________   
Lots happening and more to be announced…
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Remaining Highlights:
Sun. 6-4- Verano El Zol 107.9 Fest with Farruko, Millie Quezada, Luis Vargas, Karol G., Grupo Melao,  Mr. Pelon 503, Don Pedro Rivera, Bachata Plus at Fed-Ex Stadium parking lot
 Fri.  6-9- Ethiopian Singer Wayna  tribute  to Ethiopian soul star, Bezunesh Bekele, known as “the Aretha Franklin of Ethiopia”   at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
“Fania All-Stars: Live in Africa” (New York City’s legendary salsa group performs at special 1973 concert before the Muhammad Ali/George Foreman fight)  movie at 7:30– 9:00 p.m. at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art
DC Caribbean FilmFest  movie Machel Montano: Journey of a Soca King at AFI Silver
Sat. 6-10- Sam Fan Thomas at Cococabana (great veteran Cameroon musician) in Hyattsville
Sun.  6-18 - Jamaican Jerk Festival with Tarrus Riley, Romain Virgo, Queen Ifrica, Fay-Ann Lyon & Bunji Garlin plus Jamaican food including jerk chicken, at RFK Stadium Festival Lawn
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Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band and the Get Right Band at the Hamilton
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. 6-3
Geno Delafose at Cheverly American Legion (zydeco)
Smile Project Carnival at RFK with Goldlink; April + Vista; Lenny Kurlou & the Reggae All Stars & More TBD
Washington Folk Festival at glen Echo
What Band (go-go) at 3 at District Heights Day (at Rec Center ,2000 Marbury Drive)
Zacarias Ferreira at Club One in Alexandria
Caribbean heritage Festival at Bladensburg Waterfront Park
Jermaine DuPri, The Rap Game, and Miss Mulatto at Pier Six
Hyattsville International fest 5 to 9pm
Live performance by dance music diva CeCe Peniston at Marriott BWI Airport Hotel, 1743 West Nursery Road, Linthicum, MD The Official After-Party for the Capital Jazz Fest

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.  6-4
Go-go brunch with Be’la Dona at the Howard Theatre
Verano El Zol 107.9 Fest with Farruko, Millie Quezada, Luis Vargas, Karol G., Grupo Melao,  Mr. Pelon 503, Don Pedro Rivera, Bachata Plus at Fed-Ex Stadium parking lot
Talib Kweli with Pete Rock at 5 at the Howard Theatre
Chance the Rapper at Jiffy Lube (rap)
Smile Project Carnival at RFK with Smile Project Carnival at RFK with Thievery Corporation's Rob Garza; Manila Killa; White Ford Bronco; Black Alley & More TBD
Capital Jazz Fest at Merriweather Post with Anthony Hamilton, Sheila E, Loose Ends and more
Michael Kiwanuka at 930 Club
John Moreland at Rock n Roll Hotel
Federal Hill Jazz & Blues Fest at 11 am in Baltimore
Taste of Wheaton
Dalek at DC9 (sold out)
Tab Benoit at Birchmere
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Mon. 6-5
Skepta at the Fillmore
Rebirth Brass Band at Rams Head in Annapolis
The Avalanches at the 930 Club
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 6-6
Air at Strathmore
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. 6-7
"Cultural Integrity and Local Music: Cape Breton Fiddle, New Orleans Funk" a talk by Burt Feintuch, Director, Center for the Humanities and Professor Folklore and English, University of New Hampshire at the Library of Congress at Noon-1:00 pm Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
WPGC Birthday bash w/ Wale, Kyle, Luke Nasty, Khalid, Nick Grant, Bibi Bourelly & Surprise Guests! At the Howard Theatre
Robert Cray Band at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis
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6-8
Los Nocheros at the Howard Theatre
Festival Afro Bahia at Fundação Internacional Capoeira Angola, 733 Euclid St NW
Feist at Lincoln Theatre
Freddie Gibbs at 930 Club
Gaiteros de Sanguashington at Bossa
!!! at U St Music Hall
Tom Heyman and Dan Stuart at Hill Country
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Singer Wayna  tribute  to Ethiopian soul superstar, Bezunesh Bekele, known as “the Aretha Franklin of Ethiopia”   at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
“Fania All-Stars: Live in Africa” (New York City’s legendary salsa group performs at special 1973 concert before the Muhammad Ali/George Foreman fight) at 7:30– 9:00 p.m. at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art
Werrason at Lee’s Lounge in Hyattsville
Marc Bamuthi Joseph explores soccer by layering poetry, movement, visuals, and music into a fresh theatrical form based on Hip Hop aesthetics with Hip Hop Culture: /peh-LO-tah/ - a futbol framed freedom suite at Kennedy Center (through the 11th)
Grupo Exterminador, Alerta Zero y Caedetes de Linares at 90 degrees in Manassas
Angela Leiva at the Palace
Grupo Niche at Rio Cantina in Sterling, VA (Colombia salsa)
DC Caribbean FilmFest - Machel Montano: Journey of a Soca King at AFI Silver
Original Senators Reloaded at Ivy City Smokehouse
DJ Rekha (bhangra) at Tropicalia
Tinner Hill Blues fest (through the 11th)
Strange Adventures III takes place June 9th (starting at 7pm) and 10th (starting at 12pm) at St. Stephen & The Incarnation Episcopal Church (1525 Newton St NW). A benefit rock and rap fest with lots of acts
DC Jazz Festival at many locations through the 17th
Lalah Hathaway at the Howard Theatre
Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell, & Jon Pardi (country) at Jiffy Lube Live
Paul Simon, Sarah Mclachlan at Merriweather Post
Kash Doll at Bliss DC
Woody Pines at Hill Country
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.  6-10
Sam Fan Thomas at Cococabana (great veteran Cameroon musician) in Hyattsville
WPFW Spring Fling Dj benefit event at Prince Hall on U Street
movie doc "Style Wars" at 2–3:10 p.m. at Smithsonian Museum of American Art--Documents the hip-hop dancers and graffiti artists of New York’s 1980s street culture
El Alpha at the Wheaton Lounge
Los Cafres at the Fillmore
Jane Bunnett and Maqueque with Fabrizio Bosso at 6th & I (Canadian Latin Jazz leader with Cubans)
Strange Adventures III takes place June 9th (starting at 7pm) and 10th (starting at 12pm) at St. Stephen & The Incarnation Episcopal Church (1525 Newton St NW). A benefit rock and rap fest with lots of acts
Chopteeth at Gypsy Sally’s
Joe Jackson and Mavis Staples at Wolf Trap (Mavis is a great r’n’b singer)
Taste of Jamaica at Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring
Jazz Fest event at Tropicalia with Brian Settles (8:30 p.m.); Mary Halvorson Octet (9:45 p.m.)
Beltway Barbeque Showdown at Showplace Arena (music tba)
Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival noon to 7 at Creative Alliance in Baltimore
the Mike Seeger Commemorative Old Time Banjo Festival featuring Tony Trischka, Kaia Kater, Michael Miles, Cathy Fink, and Marcy Marxer at Birchmere
Daniel Bachman at Rhizome
Cardi B at Bliss DC
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. 6-11
Taste of Africa in downtown Silver Spring
Etana at the Hamilton
Leonard, Coleman & Blunt soul tribute at Betheda Blues and Jazz
Silver Spring Blues Festival Kick-Off Party featuring Warner Williams & Jay Summerour at El Golfo Restaurant, 8739 Flower Avenue, Silver Spring, MD
Rosana at the Howard Theatre
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.  6-12
Rodrigo & Gabriela at 930 Club
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 .  6-13
Film Screening and Discussion: Shake 'Em On Down, a documentary on the legendary bluesman Mississippi Fred McDowell with director Scott Baretta, University of Mississippi , 4:00 pm-5:30 pm, Pickford Theater, 3rd Floor, James Madison Building , Library of Congress
Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen at 8 & 10 at Capital Fringe.
Guitarist John Lee at Sotto (jazz & international)
Ryan Culwell at Hill Country

*Shannen Moser at Rock n Roll Hotel 
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.   6-14
Ha Ha Tonka at DC 9
Banda Magda at Bossa
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. 6-15
Old 97s at the Birchmere
Joan Shelley and Jake Xerxes Fussell at Jammin' Java
Dance Afrique at Museum of African Art
Sahel at Bossa

*Ray Blk at Songbyrd (neo-soul singer/ rapper)

* Movie "Step" (film about female Baltimore step dance team) at 1 p at Landmark

* Movie "Resurrecting Hassan" (move about a family of blind street musicians coping with loss of youngest member) at 4 pm at AFI Silver
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  6-16
Big Daddy Kane (old school rapper) at Howard Theatre
CeCe Winans at the Warner Theatre
Kindred the Family Soul at the Birchmere
St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Shovels & Rope at Wolf Trap
Marshall Crenshaw & Los Straitjackets at the Hamilton
Jarabe de Palo at the State Theatre
Slavic Soul Party celebrates Duke Ellington’s “Far East Suite” at Atlas Theatre

*Movie-"Chavela" (about Mexican ranchera singer Chavela Vargas)  at AFI Silver at 11am

*Movie -"Rumble-The Indians who Rocked the World" (Link Wray and other Native American rockers) at 6:30 at Landmark

*Coup Savage & the Snips farewell gig at the Black Cat

*Ronnie Baker Brooks at Ramshead Annapolis
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 6-17
Delfonics featuring William Hart at the Howard Theatre
Billy Hancock (rockabilly singer) medical issues benefit gig at Glen Echo
Bettye Lavette (good soul singer)  and others at Columbia Pike Blues Fest (1 to 8:30pm)
JC Brooks, Hal Monitors, Caz Gardiner at Black Cat
Around the World Cultural Food Festival near the Washington Monument (and on the 18th)
Columbia Heights Day
Elikeh at 4pm at Columbia Fest of the Arts
Juneteenth celebration at Walker Mill Regional Park in MD
World Refugee Day at Creative Alliance from 2 to 5pm

* the Legendary Ils Sont Partis Band (the late Buckwheat Zydeco's Band) at Rams Head On Stage (Annapolis) (All-Ages Matinee)
Wolf Trap Opera & Halcyon Stage present Philip Glass’s The Fall of the House of Usher at Dock 5 at Union Market
Women in Blues at Amp
Rene Ibanez and Cubanao Groove at Lubber Run

*Movie-"Whitney- Can I be Me" (doc about the late Whitney Houston) at 9pm at the Newseum 

*Movie-"Chavela" (about Mexican ranchera singer Chavela Vargas)  at Landmark at 9pm 
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Sun.  6-18
Jamaican Jerk Festival with Tarrus Riley, Romain Virgo, Queen Ifrica, Fay-Ann Lyon & Bunji Garlin plus Jamaican food including jerk chicken, at RFK Stadium Festival Lawn
Ani Cordero (Puerto Rican singer/activist) for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Aaron Neville at Columbia Festival of the Arts
Ronnie Baker Brooks at the Hamilton
Around the World Cultural Food Festival near the Washington Monument
Gregory Porter at 2 pm at Yards Park as part of DC Jazz Fest
Robert Glasper Experiment at Yards Park as part of DC Jazz Fest

* Movie "Step" (film about female Baltimore step dance team) at 2:30pm at AFI Silver

*Ronnie Baker Brooks at he Hamilton
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6-19
Buddy Miller, Jim Lauderdale, Patty Griffin at the Hamilton
Robert Glasper Experiment at Rams Head Annapolis
Bubba Sparxxx and Struggle Jennings at Baltimore SoundStage
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. 6-20
John Legend, Gallant at Merriweather Post
Meklit (album release party) at Tropicalia (Ethiopian folk)
Thao & the Get Down Stay Down for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
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. 6-21
New Breed Brass Band at Gypsy Sally’s (New Orleans)
Peter Asher & Albert Lee at Jammin' Java

*Fete de la Musique at the French Embassy

*Aimee Mann at Rams Head Annapolis
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. 6-22
Arcangel at 90 degrees in Manassas
Raul Midon at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
The Specials at Baltimore Soundstage

*Proteje at the Howard Theatre
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.  6-23
Soul Rebels at Baltimore Soundstage
Will Eastman (DJ electro dj) for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
ArcAngel at the VIP Room in Baltimore
Margaret Glaspy at RnR Hotel

*Aimee Mann at the Birchmere
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. 6-24
Teenarama  Dance Party with djs at VFW Hall 9619 in  Morningside, MD
Backyard Band, UCB, & Black Alley at the Howard Theatre at 11 pm
Alejandro Escovedo at Birchmere
Lady Antebellum, Kasea Ballerini, Brett Young at Jiffy Lube (country)
Giant Food National Capital Barbeque Fest with EU with Sugar Bear, Be’la Dona, We Are One Tribute X-Perience, Reesa Renee, i&I Riddim Reggae Band, The Pocket Band, (Sunday too)

*Baltimore Latino Fest at Patterson Park 12 noon to 10pm
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. 6-25
Giant Food National Capital Barbeque Fest with Chuck Brown Band, Marcus Johnson, Trouble Funk, Marcus Mitchell.
Luke Bryan, Brett Eldredge, Lauren Alaina at Merriweather Post
New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul, Boyz II Men at Verizon Center
Young Senators Reloaded at Allen Pond Park at 7 pm

*Baltimore Latino Fest at Patterson Park 12 noon to 9pm
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. 6-26
Hall & Oates at Verizon Center
Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie (from Fleetwood Mac) with the Wallflowers at Wolf Trap
Rosanne Cash & band at Birchmere
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.  6-27
Beausoleil for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
NSO Pops with Gregory Porter at Kennedy Center
Flat Duo Jets and Daddy Long legs (rockabilly) at Hill Country
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.  6-28 

 * Beausoleil from noon to 1 at Library of Congress 
Al B. Sure at the Howard Theatre (r’n’b)
Gandharva Choir from India (premiering a commissioned work), The Richard Wallace High School choir from Ireland, and Coro Polifónico de Panamá perform as part of Serenade! Choral Festival: A JFK 100 Celebration. Part of JFKC: A Centennial Celebration of John F. Kennedy for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Orkesta Mendoza at the Amp  (indie cumbia)
XXXTentacion at the Fillmore
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6-29
Sizzla at Howard Theatre (dancehall reggae)

Sjaella from Germany (premiering a commissioned work), Insingizi from Zimbabwe (premiere of new song), and Le Cantati di Chicago perform as part of Serenade! Choral Festival: A JFK 100 Celebration. Part of JFKC: A Centennial Celebration of John F. Kennedy for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Smithsonian Folklife Festival starts (and runs through July 4th and then from July 6 to 9th)—themes this year are Circuses plus 50 Years of Folklife Festival musicians and performers and Immigration .... Beausoleil Quartet Avec Michael Doucet  At 2pm on the national mall as part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival's first day -- "Accordions on the Move" at the Story Circle stage

 * Beausoleil and Los Texmaniacs performance at 5:30pm on the Ripley Stage
Cissa Paz at Bossa
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6-30
Leo Dan at the Howard Theatre
Madras Youth Choir from India, Balkanes from Bulgaria (premiering a commissioned work), and Siraj Band from Morocco (premiering a commissioned work) perform as part of Serenade! Choral Festival: A JFK 100 Celebration. Part of JFKC: A Centennial Celebration of John F. Kennedy  for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Charlie Zaa at the Palace
DJ Mustard, Matoma at Echostage
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Mountain Goats at Merriweather Post
Vivian Green at Birchmere

*Chuck Brown Band at 5:30 at Smithsonian Folklife Festival
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7-1-

* Los Treinta: 30 Years of Salvadorans in D.C. through Music & Poetry at 1:15 p.m. at Smithsonian Folklife Fest

* Juan Gutiérrez and Los Pleneros de la 21 (Puerto rican bomba and plena music) at 5:30pm at Smithsonian Folklife Fest
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Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock)- 6-1-Richard Lloyd Band @ Black Cat; 6-3 -Rock fest @ Dew Drop Inn w//   2pm, with performances by The Caribbean, Boat Burning, Greenland, Time Is Fire, Insect Factory, Nice Breeze, Sansyou, Aaron Leitko, Big Fresh, Attempt, More Humans, Mike Shiflet and Slip Disco.  ; 6-4-Ween @ Pier 6; 6-5-Richard Lloyd Band @ Metro Gallery; 6-6-Mary Timony plays Helium @ RnR Hotel; fest at st stephens;6-8 Bent Knee @ Black Cat; 6-9-Wilco @ Wolf Trap; 6-11-B-52s & the Romantics @ Wolf Trap; Girlpool, Vagabon, and Lexie @ Rock & Roll Hotel; 6-13- Cracker (unplugged) -@Jammin' Java; Dawes @ Baltimore SoundStage;  6-16- Super Silver Haze @ Vis Arts; *New Madrid w/ David Barbe @ Songbyrd;  *6-18-Two Inch Astronaut, Bad Moves @ Black Cat;  6-20-U2 at Fed Ex F.; 6-22- Elvis Costello (Imperial Bedroom tour) @ Wolf Trap; * Flasher @ Luce/American Art Museum;  6-23-Aimee Mann @ Birchmore; 6-25-Songs Molina: A Memorial at Rock n Roll Hotel; * Bat Fang (Betsy from Ex-Hex) @ Black Cat;  6-30-Des Demonas & Mr Airplane Man @ Comet Ping Pong

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