Thursday, September 7, 2017

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

DC/Baltimore Global Music and More- September 2017  

Compiled by Steve Kiviat 
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To submit events (for posting) or comments (that are not posted) e-mail: ritmika (at) hotmail.com
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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 _____________________________________________________________________________   
This is late as we were away seeing Nashville, Muscle Shoals, Clarksdale, Senatobia and Memphis. Plus in Michigan for a wedding.
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September 2017 Highlights
Fri. 9-1-El Gran Combo at the Palace (55th anniversary tour for these salsa legends…hope you saw them)
Mon. 9-11- Bideew Bou Bess (young Senegalese trio of brothers who mix traditional mbalax with Afro-r’n’b) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Tues.  9-12- Salif Keita and band  at Creative Alliance in Baltimore (Malian singing great)
The Cambodian Space Project ( 1960s Cambodian Rock ‘n’ Roll and trippy psychedelic Khmer sounds) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Thurs.  9-14- J. Balvin at Eaglebank Arena (Colombia reggaeton star)

Tues. 9-19- Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 and Sahel at the Hamilton
Wed.  9-27 -The Fairfield Four (longtime gospel quartet)  for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Thurs. 9-28 - Songhoy Blues at U St. Music Hall

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9-2
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. 9-3
Dr Dubenstein at Tropicalia
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Fri.  9-4
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. 9-5
Jesse Lége and Joel Savoy w/ Jo Vidri at Hamlin St. Diner
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Wed.  9-6
Los Texmaniacs at Bossa
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. 9-7
Andre Thiery & Zydeco Magic at the College Park American Legion
Morgan Heritage at the Howard Theatre
Erin McKeown and the Cabin Project at 6th & I
Lee Roy Parnell (album release) and Caleb Stine  at Gypsy Sally's
Rhett Miller at the Hamilton
Feedel Band at Bossa
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Fri. 9-8
Gente de Zona at Echostage (Cuban reggaeton)
Marc Antonio Solis at Eaglebank Arena
Frank Reyes at the Palace
Charlie Worsham at Gypsy Sally’s (country)
the Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston at the Birchmere
Shabazz Palaces, Porter Ray, and DJ Ayescold at Black Cat (Mainstage)
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   9-9
CD Cellar 25th Anniversary Party in Falls Church 3 to 8 pm (with live bands and more)
Rosslyn Jazz Fest from 1 to 7 pm with Joe Keyes & The Late Bloomer Band; Xenia Rubinos; Lee Fields & The Expressions; and The Soul Rebels (New Orleans brass band)

*202 Arts and Music Fest  from 11 am to 10pm  at 4th & M Sts SW with Batala drummmers, Jogo Project, hand dancing, samba dancing, Panamanian dancing , Sahel, Tolumede,  Black Alley, Rare Essence, Chop Teeth, Arrested Development and more
Michel Martelly aka Sweet Micky (Haitian performer and former President of Haiti) at 11 pm at the Howard Theatre
Chante Moore at 8 at the Howard Theatre
Team Familiar (go-go) live at Strathmores lawn for free from 7 to 9pm
2 Chainz at Fillmore (sold out) and after-party at Bliss DC
Ritmos Raros BRAZILeiros Vol. 5 at Songbyrd (DJs)
Ethiopian New Year W/ Yehunie Belay at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Brad Paisley, Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant, and Lindsay Ell at Jiffy Lube Live
Shabazz Palaces, Porter Ray, Bobbi Rush, JPEGMafia, and Station North Sadboi at Ottobar
Rafael Ponde (Brazilian music) at Bossa

* Honey Groove fest with Big Freedia, Carolyn Malachi  at Union Market Dock 5

* Waterfront Arts Fest in Bladensburg, MD

*Juke Fest at Clinton, MD Sportsplex


* Les Blank movies at National Gallery of Art at 2 pm -- Running Around Like a Chicken With Its Head Cut Off (1960); The Sun’s Gonna Shine (1969); Chicken Real (1970, made for Holly Farms); and Spend It All (1971). 

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.  9-10
Takoma Park Folk Fest
Adams Morgan Day
Festival Brasileiro 12noon to 6pm at Igreja Adventista do 7o Dia de Washington, 8108 54th Ave, College Park, Maryland
Salvadorian Fest at Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg with Tito El Bambino, Zacarias Ferreira and many more
Rachel Baiman (folk/bluegrass/old timey) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Tom Jones at Pier Six Pavilion  
Tom Russell Duo (album release show) at Jammin' Java

* Musical--"Devil's Music: the Life and Blues of Bessie Smith" through September 24th at Atlas
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Mon. 9-11
Bideew Bou Bess (young Senegalese trio of brothers who mix traditional mbalax with Afro-r’n’b) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Big Boi at the Fillmore (rapper from Outkast)
Alison Moyet at 6th & I
Hurray for the Riff Raff, Xenia Rubinos, and Joy Postell at Rams Head Live! Baltimore
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Tues.  9-12
Salif Keita and band  at Creative Alliance in Baltimore (Malian singing great)
We are UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue, 3 founding members of the original UB40, at Howard Theatre
The Cambodian Space Project ( 1960s Cambodian Rock ‘n’ Roll and trippy psychedelic Khmer sounds) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Steve Earle at Baltimore Soundstage
Tom Jones at MGM National Harbor

*Nicole Atkins at the Hamilton
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Eva Ybarra y Su Conjunto from 12 noon to 1pm at the Library of Congress Coolidge Auditorium
Josecito Alvarenga (Paraguay guitarist)
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at Birchmere
 Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears and Lightnin Malcolm (Mississippi blues) at  Ottobar
 Del the Funky Homosapien and Richie Cunning with DJ Bad DJ at Rock & Roll Hotel
 Don Q, Loso Loaded, S.U. the Clique, and Drewskii Doe at Baltimore SoundStage
St. Paul & the Broken Bones and Banditos at Rams Head Live! (Baltimore)
 Veronneau (CD release party) at Blues Alley (Two shows)

*  Movie doc--"Zuzana: Music is Life at 8:30 pm at Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529 16th Street NW.(90 yr old harpsichordist who survived a concentration camp in the holocaust)
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.   9-14
J. Balvin at Eaglebank Arena (Colombia reggaeton star)
Sizzla at the Howard Theatre (dancehall reggae )
D.C. Mayor’s Arts Awards at the Lincoln Theatre
Vanessa da Mata at Montgomery Community College, MD
Combo Chimbita ( Afro-Latin grooves inspired by cumbia, porros, champeta, funk, and psych rock) with  Dark Water Rising  (including members of the Lumbee Tribe) performs “rocky soul” from southeastern North Carolina for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Funky meters at the Hamilton
Sunny Sweeney at Hill Country Live
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9-15
50th Anniversary Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum celebration 11 am to 4pm
Sun Ra Arkestra at Ottobar
Sonic Circuits Fest at Rhyzome (through Sunday) (experimental music)
Underground System (afrobeat) and Dr. Badlove  at Tropicalia
Agua Cuban dance party at 11 at Songbyrd
Andres Cepeda at the Howard Theatre
Sound Underground (cool jazz and Americana to Bulgarian folklore and the avant-garde)
Next Now Fest at Clarice Smith Center
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys at  IOTA Club & Café
Hayes Carll and Curtis McMurtry at Hill Country Live
Ms Lauryn Hill & Nas with Hannibal Buress and Chronixx at Jiffy Lube Live
Sturgill Simpson and Fantastic Negrito at Merriweather Post Pavilion
 the Weeknd, Gucci Mane, and Nav at Capital One Arena
National heritage Fellowship Awards at Lisner

* Shreya Goshal at MGM Grand National Harbor (Bollywood)

* Alash (throat singers ) at Creative Alliance

*Foot x Coles; Dawkins, Saba Abraha, Dreamcast at the 930 Club (local acts)
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  9-16
Our Lady of Lebanon Annual Lebanese Festival 12 PM at 7164 Alaska Ave NW, Washington, DC
H St NE Fest 12 noon to 7 pm
Fiesta DC Parade on Constitution Avenue from 1 to 5pm
Istanbul Calling:  An evening celebrating Turkish music and dance, Istanbul Style. Dress Chic.Live performances and DJ and more… 10pm - 1:30am at Meze Restaurant and Lounge, Second Floor, 2437 18th St. NW,
Brazilian Party at 8 at Tropicalia
40th annual Korean Fest at Centennial Park, MD
Chicago’s Mariachi Herencia de México for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Fetty Wap at Bliss DC
Sam Hunt, Maren Morris, Chris Janson, and Ryan Follese at Jiffy Lube Live
Stephen Wade at Amp
Next Now Fest at Clarice Smith Center (including Samba for All Party with local band)
Sheila E at Cramton Aud. At Howard Univ.

* Russell Thompkins Jr and the new Stylistics at Harmony Hall (sold out)

* Suda at 11 at the Drum House party at the 930 Club Back Bar (electronic club music from from London)

* Art, Beats, Lyrics at Echostage from 7 to 12 mdt.
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. 9-17
Daddy Yankee at Wolf Trap (Puerto Rican reggaeton star )
Fiesta DC Festival 11 am to 7 pm on Penn. Ave between 3rd & 7th NW
Concert for Yoko Ono, Washington and the World: Kim Gordon, Lizzi Bougatsos, and Moor Mother at Hirshhorn Museum
Insane Clown Posse on the mall

*Hispanic fest in Adelphi

*BadBadNotGood at the 930 Club (jazzy folks who've played with Kendrick Lamar ,Kaytranada)

*Sitcom, Nappynappa, Jennifer Vanilla at Comet Ping Pong
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  9-18
Patti Smith: a reading from her new book Devotion  at 6th & I
Randy Newman at Birchmere

*The Baggios at Black Cat backroom
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. 9-19
Randy Newman at Birchmere
 Rodney Crowell at Rams Head On Stage Annapolis
 Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 and Sahel at the Hamilton

*"The Sounds of Memphis " with bluesy-soul Bobby Rush, soulman William Bell, rapper Al Kapone plus a panel discussion with Stax label folks and more at the Smithsonian American History Museum from 6:30 to 9:30 pm
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Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Dom Flemons, Seth Kibel, Cissa Paz, and Phil Wiggins perform songs from the American Folklife Center Archives from 12 noon to 1pm at the Library of Congress Coolidge Auditorium
Alejandro Lerner at the State Theatre
Lizz Wright (jazzy vocalist) with Leeda Lyric Jones at the Howard Theatre
Chris Urquiaga (singer-songwriter and pianist --pop, R&B, and more in Spanish & Portuguese)  for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Asian-American singer/songwriter night at Bossa
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. 9-21
Rosh Hashanah (first day)
Valerie June at the Birchmere
Digable Planets at the Howard Theatre
Gaby Moreno at Black Cat
Blasters and Flat Duo Jets at Hill Country Live

*Randy Newman at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis
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. 9-22
Soca Inferno at 11 pm at the Howard Theatre
Selma: A Film and Live Music Event with the NSO and jazz musician Jason Moran at the Kennedy Center
Hoodrich Pablo-Juan at Bliss DC
Arcangel at Galaxy Nightclub
Homemade Sin (w/ Dan Baird) at Hill Country Live

* Kool A.D., Weekend Money, Sugg Savage, Cult Days, Mike of Doom, Sharkmuffin, Sir EU at Uptown Arthouse, Conn. Ave. NW
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Metro Mambo with WPFW’s Jim Byers and special guests for a panel discussion followed by a dance party with Sin Miedo all from 2:30 to 5pm at Dance Place…Jim will play live and unreleased recordings from the golden age of Latin dance music from the collection of Tito Puente's archivist and biographer, JOE CONZO, Sr., with first-hand insights by the co-leaders of the Grammy-nominated Mambo Legends Orchestra, Jose Madera and Johnny “Dandy” Rodriguez  - both 30+ year veterans of the Puente band! After the panel during the first hour, the legendary percussionists will sit-in with DC's own Sin Miedo band for a dance party!
DC Jollof Fest at Gateway Pavilion at St. Elizabeth’s in SE
Smithsonian African-American History Museum 1 year anniversary event w/* Ballou High Marching Band at 10 am and EU (go-go) at 4 pm
Art all Night at various locations from 7 pm to 3 am
Mr. Mambo’s salsa birthday bash at the Hollywood Ballroom in Silver Spring
Bela’dona at Bethesda Blues and Jazz (This go-go band’s keyboardist Sweet Cherie’s birthday )
Wale at Bliss DC
Pan-African fest at  One Veterans Place, Silver Spring,

*Alison Krauss with David Gray at Marriweather Post Pavilion

* Prio Banga Multicultural Street Festival 1 to 7 pm at 880 S. Walter Reed Drive, Arlington

* Alley-oop Music and Murals Fest in Blagden Alley--(rock and jazz) 7:00 PM Matt Cohen/MT Rainier (solo guitar); 8:00 PM Danger Painters (rock quartet); 8:00 PM - 1:00 AM Light & video Projection by Robin Bell;
9:00 PM Boat Burning (guitar orchestra); 10:00 PM - 1:00 AM Luke Stewart (electric Jazz)
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. 9-24
Baltimore record bazaar at the Windup Space
Rare Essence and Jahsonic at U St Music Hall (go-go)
Swedish acoustic trio Väsen for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
A Boogie wit Da Hoodie at Echostage
Deqn Sue with Echelon the Seeker and Sir E.U., at Black Cat
Eric Brace, Peter Cooper, & Thomm Jutz Trio at Jammin' Java

*Latino Fest at Harris Pavilion in Manassas

* Alley-oop Music and Murals Fest in Blagden Alley-- 1:30 PM Film Screening: “Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC," A documentary film by Scott Crawford; 2:15 PM Ancestral Duo - AEC Dedication 
2:30 PM Ribbon Cutting/Dedication of New Murals; 2:50 PM Janel Leppin Volcanic Ash (New Music sextet); 3:00 PM Film Screening: “The Legend of Cool “Disco” Dan,” A documentary film by Joseph Pattisall, narrated by Henry Rollins (2.13.61) 
4:00 PM Cristina Rios/Forces (Rock quartet); 5:00 PM Nag Champa DC Art Ensemble (electronic Jazz-Rock) 

*Black Voices in Music Criticism Are Essential panel from 4:45 to 5:45 pm  at
Baltimore Book Festival 2017 at Radical Bookfair Pavilion Stage at the Inner Harbor

Authors Greg Tate (great writer-Village Voice & author/musician w/ Burnt Sugar), Laina Dawes and Rashida K Braggs will speak on a panel moderated by Jordannah Elizabeth
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 9-26
Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen with Jon Jorgenson with Jonathan Mudd  at Birchmere
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.  9-27
The Fairfield Four for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
ASAP Mob at Echostage
Saint Etienne - U St Music Hall (Early show - 7 PM)

Wynonna & the Big Noise at Rams Head On Stage Annapolis
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The Fairfield Four (veteran African-American gospel quartet) from 12 noon to 1pm at the Library of Congress Coolidge Auditorium
Songhoy Blues at U St. Music Hall
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Guy Grams, Eva Rhymes, MC Bravado, and Donnie Breeze at Baltimore SoundStage
Wynonna & the Big Noise at Rams Head On Stage Annapolis

*DC African Fest at UDC
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9-29
8pm to 9pm – Cuban dance Performance By DC Casineros, All Stars and Fuzion de Ritmos, then 9:15pm to 1am- Cuban Dance Social  at Dance Place
Dexter Wansel presents Sounds of Philadelphia at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club
NSO Pops: Seu Jorge presents The Life Aquatic: A Tribute to David Bowie at the Kennedy Center

*Mirimar: the Golden Age of Boleros at Atlas Theatre
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“Residente” at 9pm at the AFI--self-titled documentary, by Puerto Rican rapper René Pérez Joglar, a.k.a. Residente, who embarks on a global voyage of musical and cultural discovery. After taking a DNA test to unearth his roots, Residente decides to trace his ancestry across the globe
House of Angklung (Sumatran//Indonesian) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Late guitarist Roy Buchanan tribute with Tom Principato, Anthony Pirog and many more at  Bethesda Blues and Jazz  

*Festival of South African Dance
Featuring the Gumboots and Pantsula Dance Companies at George Mason U. Center for the Arts

* Pacific Coast Highway: Restored 1960s California Psychedelia experimental films
 at 4:00 pm at National Gallery of Art East Building Auditorium
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10-1 –Mdou Moctar (Tuareg guitarist who was in the Tuareg Purple Rain movie) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Solange with the Sun Ra Arkestra at the Kennedy Center at 8 (sold out)
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Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock) –9-7- Matthew Sweet and Tommy Keene @ Birchmere; Protomartyr @ Metro Gallery; 9-8-Mt. Eerie w/ Cigarette @ St. Stephens (sold out);  Brian Jonestown Massacre @ 930 Club; Bottled Up @ RnR Hotel;  Matthew Sweet @ Rams Head Annapolis;  Paperhaus @ DC9; 9-9- Big Thief, Lucy Dacus, and Molly Sarlé @ Black Cat ( sold out); * Afghan Whigs @ 930 Club;  9-11- Black Cat 24th Anniversary Show: Fuzzqueen, Foster Carrots, , Bust Down, comedy by Noel Manzullo, & vinyl spun by Dante & Friends @ Black Cat (Backstage); 9-12- Best Coast, Snail Mail, and Vayda @Ottobar (Baltimore) - sold out; Frankie Rose, Splashh, and Suburban Living @ DC9; Swerveriver @ Black Cat;  9-13-Don Zientara, Menage a Garage, Lisa Said @ Bossa;  Paramore & *Best Coast  @ MGM Grand; *9-14-Varsity & Mystery Friends @ Comet ;
 9-15-Ted Leo & TK Echo @ Black Cat; 9-16-Ted Leo w/ Soccer Team @ Black Cat; 9-19-L7-Pretend We’re Dead movie @ Black Cat; 9-19-Adam Ant @ Baltimore Soundstage;  9-22-Frankie Cosmos @ Black Cat; 9-23- Escape-ism & Light Beams (split 7" release show) @ Comet Ping Pong ; X @ the State Theatre;  Jay Som, Stef Chura, and Soccer Mommy @ Rock & Roll Hotel ; * Pg. 99 (Sterling, VA hardcore band reunited), Majority Rule, Wild Honey, Post Pink at Ottobar; * Fuzz Queen @ Slash Run;   9-25-Wire @ Black Cat; 9-26-Stiff Little Fingers @ Black Cat; 9-27- the Trashcan Sinatras (acoustic) - Jammin' Java;
10-1-Mock Identity, TK Echo, Faunas @ Black Cat

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

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


DC/Baltimore Global Music and More- August 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
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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 _____________________________________________________________________________   
Will add more August events on blog shortly .
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Remaining Highlights (plus hope you knew about early August 1-Mokoomba from Zimbabwe show)
Fri. 8-4-Yemi Alade at 11 at the Howard Theatre (Nigerian afropop/afro-r’n’b)
Sonu Nigam (Bollywood singer known as Lord of the Chords & the Elvis of India) & Atif Aslam (Pakistani movie singer) at Eaglebank Arena in Fairfax
Daymé Arocena at AMP (Cuban vocalist)
Sat. 8-5- Many soul oldies acts from 1 pm till 5:30pm  at Lamont's Entertainment Complex in Pomonkey/Indian Head, MD including Peaches & Herb; Sonny Til’s Orioles; The Drifters; and more 
“Qban Fest” with Cuban band Pupy y los Que Son Son with Special Guests Mayito Rivera, Tania Pantoja, Pedrito Calvo and Pepito Gomez with a special performance by DC Casineros at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Fri. 8-11-Youssou N'dour at Lisner

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.  8-1
Mokoomba at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage for free from 6 to 7 pm (also video streamed and archived)
La Belle Epoche: Classic Afropop sounds dj’d at Marx Cafe
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. 8-3
Feedel Band at Bossa (ethio-jazz)
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Fri.  8-4
“Legend of Cool Disco Dan” movie from 2 to 4 at Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum (RIP Dan)
Dupont Brass from 8 to 10 at Lubber Run
Sonu Nigam (Bollywood singer known as Lord of the Chords & the Elvis of India) & Atif Aslam (Pakistani movie singer) at Eaglebank Arena in Fairfax
Yemi Alade (one of Nigeria/Africa’s top pop/R&B acts) at the Howard Theatre at 11
Daymé Arocena at AMP (Cuban vocalist)
James Funk go-go birthday event with Proper Utensils; plus Sugar Bear and Mike Muse at Fire Station 1 in Silver Spring at 10 pm
Khalid at the Fillmore
Afropolitan DC Industry night mixer 6 to 12 mdt. at Saint Yves, 1220 Connecticut Avenue
Dupont Brass at Lubber Run Amphitheater 8 to 10 pm
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Sat. 8-5
17 soul oldies acts from 1 pm on at Lamont's Entertainment Complex in Indian Head, MD including Peaches & Herb; Sonny Til’s Orioles; The Drifters; and more  
“Qban Fest” with Cuban band Pupy y los Que Son Son with Special Guests Mayito Rivera, Tania Pantoja, Pedrito Calvo and Pepito Gomez with a special performance by DC Casineros at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Summer Spirit Fest at Merriweather Post Pavilion (Day 1 of 2) w/ Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds, Fantasia, De La Soul, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Common, Ro James, Experience Unlimited featuring Sugarbear, Moonchild, Wisdom Speeks
Gospel at Colonus at Lubber Run Amphitheater in Arlington
Bad Bunny at El Ranchon in Woodbridge (Latin trap rap)
Khalid at the Fillmore
Florida Georgia Line with Nelly and Chris Lane at Jiffy Lube
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Sun.  8-6
Summer Spirit Fest Day 2 with  Bel Biv Devoe,  SWV, The Internet, Jazmine Sullivan,  En Vogue, DJ Kool, Trouble Funk, Tish Hyman  at Merriweather Post Pavilion
Hardway Connection at Lamont’s
Reggae Jamfest at Seafarers Yacht Club 3 to 9pm
Bad Bunny at Galaxy at 9pm (Latin trap rap)
Farruko at Echostage
Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble at DC9 (singer formerly in Stereolab)
J. Cole at Royal Farms Arena
Lady Moon and the Eclipse at Bossa
Ivory Coast (Coite D'Ivoire ) Independence Day Party at Lee's Lounge in Hyattsville
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8-8
August Alsina at the Fillmore
J. Cole at Verizon Center
Rhiannon Gidden at Rams Head Annapolis
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Maxi Priest at Howard Theatre
Natalia Lafourcade at 6th & I (impressive Mexican alt-rock/pop & more singer)
Nathan Angelo and Matt Simmons at Jammin' Java
 Playboi Carti at Fillmore Silver Spring (rap)
 Tajmo: the Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' Band with Jontavious Willis  at Lincoln Theatre
“Washington in the 70s” movie doc at Anacostia Community Museum at 11:30am
Corina Bartra Sextet (Afro-Peruvian jazz) at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage for free from 6 to 7 pm (also video streamed and archived)
Earth, Wind and Fire w/ Chic (featuring Nile Rodgers) at Verizon Center
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.  8-10
Lincka (Mexican-American from Oklahoma) at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage for free from 6 to 7 pm (also video streamed and archived)
Los Gaiteros de SanGuashington at Bossa
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Fri. 8-11
Youssou N'dour at Lisner
Cesar Vega at El Boqueron II in Rockville (Peruvian salsa)
Duke Ellington Orchestra at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Jowell y Randy at the Rio Cantina in Sterling, VA
“No Side; A History of Japanese Punk and Hardcore (Otakon)” at 11:30 am at the DC Convention Center
Jeezy at Pier 6

*Bae Bae K-pop dance party at U St Music Hall

*final Guestlist global club music dj party at 11 at 9:30 Club backbar

*Cuban Dance Party at 11 at Songbyrd

*Lyle Lovett at Wolf Trap
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Sat.  8-12
Fort Dupont Park in SE DC free concert at 7 paying tribute to the late Gil Scott-Heron w/his longtime bassist Robbie Gordon and others including percussionist Larry Mcdonald  and rappers
Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban Allstars with the local Highlife Allstars opening at the Hamilton

*Fest Africa in downtown Silver Spring (on Sunday too)  at 1 pm at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring with 2pm 
Arswess (Togo);  Idkay (Nigeria); BlaqueStone Band (African American); G Suave (Nigeria); 3pm--Kino Musica (Ethiopia),
X-ONE ;  5pm--DJ Claude di Martian ; Bizzi B and Wenny Kange (Ghana); Didjak Munya (Congo); BM (Cameroun); 6pm The Karolines (Uganda); Afrochique Dance;
7pm; Ismael Kouyate and The Radiant Select Band (Guinea)

*Viet Fest 2017 at the Plaza at Tyson's Corner
WPFW Blues Fest at 2 at Lamont’s with Jim Bennett, BT Richardson’s Black Coffee Experience, Memphis Gold and more
*Akua Allrich (jazz and more vocalist) at Mr. Henry's
SSingSSing (Korean glam-rock folk) at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage for free from 6 to 7 pm (also video streamed and archived)
Big  Daddy Kane and Ginuwine at Martin’s West in Baltimore

* D.C. music collective OTHERFEELS presents at Uptown Art House  "splatter-pop" band Dawkins, D.C. R&B  Dreamcast, Brooklyn pop Leach, and D.C.'s Crue.
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 .  8-13
Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young at Merriweather Post (country)
The Roots with Michael Che and Rare Essence at National harbor

*Fest Africa in downtown Silver Spring starts at 1 with later day highlights including 5pm-DJ Chick; TolumiDE; Mr Tz, Jay Cube; 6pm 5 Star Talent Bata Group (Nigeria); 7pm-Lorraine Klaasen (South Africa)
Mary J. Blige and Lalah Hathaway at Pier 6

* Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble at American Legion Post 217, Routh 1 (Balt. Ave.), College Park, MD 4 to 7pm

*Viet Fest 2017 at the Plaza at Tyson's Corner
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8-15
Go-go as DC History panel 6:30 to 8pm  at Woodridge Neighborhood Library, 1801 Hamlin Street Northeast Downstairs Media Room with Marcus Dowling as moderator and Panelists including: Geronimo Collins; Briana Younger; Jamal Gray; Dior Ashley Brown; .... and others to be announced
Alejandro Escovedo and Joe Ely at Creative Alliance in Baltimore (sold out)
Mary J. Blige at MGM National Harbor

* Angelo Moore (Fishbone) w/Joe Keyes & Dingleberry Dynasty at The Windup Space in Baltimore

* A.J. Croce and Robby Fulks at the Hamilton


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  8-16
Zeshan B. (Indo-Pakistani desi soul) at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage for free from 6 to 7 pm (also video streamed and archived)

*Elvis Lives Tribute gig at Jammin Java
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Thurs. 8-17
Residente at the Howard Theatre (reggaeton and more rapper from Calle 13)
SZA (sold out) at the Fillmore
DC Music Download presents: Race and Music in DC panel from 6 to 8:30 at Ten Tigers Parlour, 3813 Georgia Ave. with Camille Kashaka--Director, Anacostia Arts Center;  Jamal Gray--Artist and Curator, Uptown Art House/ Nag Champa DC/ WPFW; Jim Thomson--Founder, Electric Cowbell Records and Multiflora Productions; Joe Lapan--Owner, Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe; Marcus Dowling--Creative Entrepreneur and Journalist, Decades/ Pitchfork / Bandcamp;
Moderated by Maryann Lombardi (Free but sold out; Waiting list for possible additional tickets)
Bomba Estereo at the 930 Club

* Sahbabii (Atlanta-based rapper) at U St. Music Hall
Iron Rydem Soundz at Bossa (Reggae , soca, r’n’b)
Max Hatt and Edda Glass (Santa Fe, New Mexico) and JBird Shogren (Americana, jazz, blues soundscapes) ) at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage for free from 6 to 7 pm (also video streamed and archived)
Ray Wylie Hubbard at Hill Country Live
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Fri.  8-18
African Diaspora International Film Fest at George Wash. U Marvin Center
Dru Hill at the Howard Theatre
Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly with  The O'Jays at Wolf Trap--  classic r'n'b with harmony veteran groups

* Jellybean Benitez and Sam the Man Burns dj'ing at U St Music Hall (classic NY and elsewhere house music)
Nina Diaz (San Antonio singer from Girl in a Coma) at DC 9
a screening of filmmaker Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi short film, "Dance With Your Heart", which profiles Jennyselt Galata from the group Osain del Monte and her work to preserve Afro-Cuban culture, dance and religion sometime between 1 and 5 pm at the Miracle theatre (with other short films)
Lee Fields at the RnR Hotel
Ray Wylie Hubbard at Hill Country Live
"5TO Festival  Chimpum Callao De Virginia Con Cesar Vega at the Palace (Peru salsa)

* Key Glock at XS (rap)
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Sat. 8-19

* Cool Disco Dan memorial 11am to 2 with special guests at the 930 Club (free)
Stokely of Mint Condition at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
3rd annual Chuck Brown Day from 3 to 7 at Chuck Brown Park  with Chuck Brown Band, EU, & We Are One Tribute Band at 3pm
Tighten Up-Soul Reggae party at Slash Run
Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience at the Reston Town Center
Philip Glass & Robert Moran: The Juniper Tree & John Musto Bastianello - Wolf Trap (the Barns)
Love Jones the musical at Pier 6
Afro-Soca Love event at the Howard Theatre

*Southern Soul 2nd Anniversary Show & Dance. Big G, Joe Tex Jr., T.J. Hooker Taylor.Clarion Hotel, 3032 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, Virginia Doors open 8 pm. 757-603-0650. 

*Jadakiss at Bliss DC

* Juan Mclain dj set at U St Music Hall
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Sun. 8-20
Hardway Connection at Lamont’s
YFN Lucci and Q Da Fool at the Fillmore
Banda El Recodo (Mexican banda music) , Banda Los Recoditos & Alfredito Oliva at the Great Frederick Fair in MD
Psychedelics & art at Uptown Art House at 6pm
Alif Laila's sitar recital, accompanied on tabla by Nitin Mitta, at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage for free from 6 to 7 pm (also video streamed and archived)
Beach Boys at Wolf Trap

*YFN Lucci at Bliss Dc

*DC Legendary Musicians summer soul jam at Bethesda Blues and Jazz

* Tribute to MPB with Cissa Paz at Villains & Saints 
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. 8-21
Kabaka Pyramid at Baltimore Soundstage (reggae)
Waxahatchee at 930 Club
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. 8-22
Lil Yachty at Rams head Live in Baltimore

*Anthony Hamilton at the Birchmere (r'n'b)
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.  8-23
War and Lonely Boys at Wolf Trap

*Lil Yachty at Echostage

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. 8-24

* King at the Birchmere (r'n'b)
Shanice at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Sahel at Bossa
Rachael Kilgour and Wilder Atkins (folk) at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage for free from 6 to 7 pm (also video streamed and archived)
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Fri. 8-25
Jeffrey Broussard and the Zydeco Cowboys at Creative Alliance
Bulla en Barrio at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage for free from 6 to 7 pm (also video streamed and archived)  and at 8:30 at Tropicalia (Afro-Colombian bullerengue music)

*Lightshow at Bliss DC
Mixmaster Mike at Songbyrd
Dick Dale at Rams head Annapolis     
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Sat. 8-26
Tamar Braxton at the Howard Theatre
Nicky Jam and Plan B at Eaglebank Arena, Fairfax (reggaeton)
Anthony Hamilton and Raheem Devaughan at Pier 6
Ritmos Raros: Afro Latin Tropical records dance party at Songbyrd
The International Music & Jerk Festival at Howard County Fairgrounds
Jason Aldean, Chris Young, Kane Brown, and Dee Jay Silver at Jiffy Lube
Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer at  Rams Head On Stage (Annapolis) (All-Ages Matinee

* Southern soul with Omar Cunningham, T.J. Hooker Taylor, Big G, Jesi Terrell, Southern Bluez. Gates open 1 pm. 804-389-3558. show at 3 p.m.  7243 Gatewood Rd. Woodford, Virginia 

* Moombahton massive reunion at U St Music Hall
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Sun.  8-27

I Love Bachata Fest at the Silver Spring Civic Center with Joe Veras and Bachata Heightz


*Shelby Lynne and Alison Moorer with Rick Brantley at the Birchmere (alt-country)

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.  8-28 
*Anthony Hamilton at the Birchmere (r'n'b) (sold out)
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8-29
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Wed. 8-30
Gladys Knight with Chante Moore at Pier 6
Marcia Ball at the Birchmere
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Thurs. 8-31-
Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet at the Hamilton (Cajun)
Cissa Paz at Bossa (DC-based Brazilian music)
Washed Out at the 930 Club
Crossrhodes at Hopkins Plaza in Baltimore

*Amanda Shires at the Birchmere
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Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock) –8-3- Aaron Leitko & Weird Babies & Herschel Hoover at Fort Reno; Blondie & Garbage @ Wolf Trap;  8-6-Slaughter Beach, Dog & Shannen Moser @ Songbyrd; 8-8-DCPL “Rock the Stacks” album party @ Songbyrd; *8-11-Baus, Bottled Up, Dot Dash at Dew Drop Inn; * No Dead Monsters @ Epicure in Fairfax; 8-12 Run for Cover (benefit cover bands gig)  @ Black Cat (Backstage); 8-13-Social Distortion @ the Fillmore; 8-18-Bachae (tape release gig) @ Black Cat; 8-19-Boat Burning, Jau Ocean @ Bossa;  8-23-Sheer Mag @ Black Cat; 8-25-Rixe, Digital Octopus (France), Sem hastro, Guilt Parade @ Slash Run; *Oneida & Heavy Breathing @ Comet; 8-26-Flamin Groovies @ Hill Country; Puff Pieces / Governess / TK Echo at Comet Ping Pong


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