Thursday, February 1, 2018

DC/Baltimore Global Music and More February 2018 Concert Calendar List

DC/Baltimore Global Music and More- February 2018  

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 2018, Rolling Afrobeats Afropop 2018,  the Rolling Afro-Latin & the Capital Swamp & Chitlin Circuit  threads
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 February 2018 Highlights
Thurs. 2-1- 'Eshgh: A Concert in Memory of Shayan Mazroei, featuring Kamyar Arsani and Huda Asfour live 7 to 9 pm  at Bossa Bistro (Iranian and Palestinian music and more)
Sat. 2-3- Tzy Panchak (Cameroon afropop) at Power on Bladensburg Ave. NE
Fri. 2-16-Valentines Soul Jam with Stylistics, Manhattans, Delfonics, Emotions, Blue Magic at DAR Constitution Hall
Justin Quiles at Rio Cantina (reggaeton songwriter gone solo) in Sterling, VA
Wed. 2-21-Ram (good Haitian band) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and later that night at Bossa
Sat. 2-24-Eddie Holman (soul singer “Hey There Lonely Girl”) at Harmony Hall in Ft. Washington , MD
Tues. 2-27-Vieux Farka Toure  at Rock n Roll Hotel (great Malian guitarist and band) with Time is Fire
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.  2-1
'Eshgh: A Concert in Memory of Shayan Mazroei, featuring Kamyar Arsani and Huda Asfour live 7 to 9 pm  at Bossa Bistro (Iranian and Palestinian music and more)
Feedel Band (Ethiopian) at Bossa at 9:30pm
Rostam at U St Music Hall (sold out) (ex-Vampire Weekend)
Jen Cloher at R n Roll Hotel (sold out)
As part of its 2018 Music Series, the Mexican Cultural Institute on 16th St NW #DC  is presenting  @ 6:45 pm Dr. Francisco Castillo Trigueros. A composer of contemporary chamber, orchestral and electronic music from Mexico City,
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2-2
DC Highlife Stars for free from 7 to 9 pm at Columbia Pike Branch, Arlington Public Library (great local band)
Open House Evening at the Haitian Embassy
Brazilian Carnival 2 at Bunker Sports Café in Leesburg
Pre-Carnival Party at Unplugged in Wheaton
Save Your Soul w DJ Alr!ght + Pharaoh Haqq at Lithuanian Hall in Baltimore (soul music djs)
Afro-Soca Love (dj event) at Karma DC   
Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra at Strathmore (w/ guest Cornel West)
Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute show at the Howard Theatre
Maelo Ruiz and Hector Pichie Preez at the Palace
Los Acosta (Mexican ballad and cumbia band) with Purozacatecassax at 90 Degrees in Manassas
Afropolitan DC party at St. Yves

*Queens Girl in Africa (one woman play) at Atlas
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. 2-3
Tzy Panchak (Cameroon afropop) at Power on Bladensburg Ave. NE
Linette Tobin's Pangaea feat. Elin Melgarejo at Bossa
Rob Curto’s Forro for All at the Motor House
Bob Marley birthday dance party at Creative Alliance
Lunar New Year celebration at National Union Bldg in DC
Thai Pop (‘60s to 80s) dj dance party at Studio Ga Ga, 18th St NW (free)
Cocoa Carnival dj party at Fire Station 1 in Silver Spring
Bomba party at the L8 Lounge in DC
Trinidad & Tobago Carnval Send Off Party at Umaya in DC
Folklore Society of Greater washington Mid-winter fest at Takoma Park Middle School with Glen Echo Open Band, Potomac Revellers, Capitol Hillbillies, Miles Spicer, Archie's Barbershop Blues Jam, Ocean Celtic Quartet, Tango Mercurio Orchestra, ...
Posies at the Hamilton
SZA (great r’n’b singer) at Rams Head Live in Baltimore (sold out)
Walker Hayes (country w/ touches of rap in his delivery) at Fillmore
Stryker’s Posse at Bob Marley Birthday party at Creative Alliance

*Wafia at Songbyrd

*Queens Girl in Africa (one woman play) at Atlas
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.  2-4
Rock-a-Sonics (rockabilly) at 1 pm at JVs on Super Bowl Sunday
Ken Vandermark's Maker, HNM, Heart of the Ghost, Brian Settles with Jeremy Carlstedt, and Sarah Hughes with Corey Thuro (avante-garde jazz) at  RhizomeDC

*Queens Girl in Africa (one woman play) at Atlas
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. 2-5
Backbeat Underground for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (also video-streamed on Facebook Live)
The JoGo Project at a One Love Massive event at the Factory Floor in DC
Ladysmith Black Mambazo at the Barns of Wolf Trap
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.  2-6
 Alvin Ailey Dance Co. at Kennedy Center
Ladysmith Black Mambazo at the Barns of Wolf Trap
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit at the Lyric
Letitia Van Sant (record release), Be Steadwell, and Elena Lacayo - Black Cat Backstage
Sister Carol reggae celebration of Bob Marley’s birthday at the Hamilton
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. 2-7
Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-chas at the Hamilton
Tommy Emmanuel with Rodney Crowell at the Birchmere
Brent Faiyaz (sold out) at Metro Gallery in Baltimore
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 2-8
Hand Dance, a DC Tradition at Ivy City Smokehouse
Los Gaiteros de Sanguashington at Bossa
Local jazz singer Lena Seikaly w/ guitarist Steve Herberman duo at Blues Alley
CJ Chenier & his Red Hot Louisiana band (zydeco) at Creative Alliance

*DJ Sliink (Jersey club, edm, rap hybrid dance music) at U St Music Hall

* Adan Jodorowsky and Park Snakes at Tropicalia
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*Huda Asfour (oud) and Kamyar Asfani (daf) for free from 1:15 to 2:15 at Georgetown University McNeir Aud.
Brent Faiyaz at Union Stage (sold out)
Jorge Drexler at the Howard Theatre (good Uruguayan singer/songwriter)
Carnival dj party at Tropicalia
Gerardo Contino Y Los Habaneros at AGUA Cuban Dance Party Live! at Songbyrd
Brazilian Carnival party at the Living Room
Edição Brasileira Carnaval party At Toro Toro in DC
The Baylor Project at Blues Alley (lush jazzy r’n’b)
Caciques de San Luis Potosi & Los Indomables de Cedral at 90 Degrees in Manassas
La Adictiva at the Palace
Steve Styles at VIP Room in Baltimore
Why ? with Open Mike Eagle at the 930 Club
Marcia Ball at the Barns of Wolf Trap
Pianist Darryl Davis and others at Bethesda Blues and Jazz for  his Thanks for the Memories Tribute show to musicians who died in 2017
Chris Young at Eaglebank Arena

* Moor Mother , Thomas Bushmeat Stanley, Twin Jude at Rhizome (black avante-experimental )

*Soca Kingdom at Kaldi's 

* Jim Bennett at Meeks in Waldorf (Southern soul)
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.  2-10
Alice Smith and Bilal at Kennedy Center
Proyecto Piquete (Puerto Rican bomba) & Son Cosita Seria (Mexican son jarocho) at Bravo Bar , Georgia Ave. NW
Clones of Funk (P-Funk) at Gypsy Sally’s
Lil’ Maceo (local funk sax player and band) at JVs
Carnival Party at Piola in Arlington
Brazilian Carnival Party at Grill from Ipanema
Will Downing at the Birchmere (sold out)
Grupo Kazzabe at Club One
2018 Black Composers concert at Dunbar High School 3 to 5 pm
Mary Gauthier at Jammin' Java (folk)
 Masters of Hawaiian Music  at Barns of Wolf Trap

*Chinese New Year Family Fest 11:30 am to 3 pm at Smithsonian American Art Museum

*Randy Weston's African Rhythms tribute to James Reese europe (jazz) at Kennedy Center

*Chinese Lunar New Year party at Potomac Mills Mall
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 2-11
Trouble Funk at Rams Head Live
Legendary Orioles at Mr. Henry’s

*Lunar New Year Celebration at Freer/Sackler 11 am to 5pm
Will Downing at the Birchmere
Seoul to Soul (Korean and Balck drumming and more) from 4 to 6 at the PG Publick Playhouse
K. Michelle at Rams Head Live in Baltimore
Mum at the 930 Club ( Icelandic experimental)
Raul Midon at Union Stage
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Travis Tritt at the Birchmere
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 .  2-13
Mardi Gras Parade at the Wharf at 6 pm
Melanie Fiona at the Howard Theatre
Anthony David acoustic at Blues Alley
*Carla Bruni at the Birchmere
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.   2-14
Jazmine Sullivan at the Fillmore (great r’n’b singer)  Cancelled
Aaron Abernathy at Sotto (special Valentine’s Day show)
Grace Cavalieri and E. Ethelbert Miller: poets at Politics & Prose at the wharf
Ida Campbell and her Bluesz Nation Band for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (also video-streamed on Facebook Live)
Mashriq Maghrib Music Jam Session with Huda Asfour at Bossa at 8 pm upstairs
Whispers and the Temptations at the Lyric
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2-15
George Clinton & P-funk at the Howard Theatre
Stooges Brass Band at Gypsy Sally’s (from New Orleans)
Spinners at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Sahel at Bossa
Hector Acosta & La Sonora at 90 Degrees
Matoma at the 930 Club

*Brantley Gilbert at Eaglebank Arena (country)

* Lesole Dance : Dancing Through South Africa at PG Publick Playhouse
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  2-16
Spinners at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Rumput (Indonesian puppet music and shadow theatre) at Rhizome
Chinese New Year
Valentines Soul Jam with Stylistics, Manhattans, Delfonics, Emotions, Blue Magic at DAR Constitution Hall
Iranian Film Fest at 7 pm at the Freer: When God Sleeps
Alsarah & the Nubatones, J. Pope & the Hearnow at Creative Alliance
Weavings  By Janel Leppin (Weaver And Cellist) Featuring The Messthetics; Janel & Anthony; Blacks Myths; Antonia;G.L. Jaguar;Praxis Cat;Maddie Cantrell;Hand Grenade Job;Kim Sator; Low Ways Quartet; Clara Smith ; Katie Alice Greer & Janel Leppin; The Paper Trail at the Black Cat (experimental and punk and artsy folk rock)
Reggae vs Soca DJ dance party at the Howard Theatre
Carnaval de Barranquilla at Barcode
Natti Natasha at Bravo Bravo
Geru y su Legion 7; Grupo revelacion Sevilla and more at 90 Degrees
Rudy La Scala and Andy Andy at El Boqueron II
Montez de Durango, Alacranes Musical & K-Paz de la Sierra at the Palace in Woodbridge (bands are appearing in two clubs tonight! Palace and Cococabana) 

Montez de Durango, Alacranes Musical & K-Paz de la Sierra at Cococabana in MD also 
Elvis Martinez at the Diamond Lounge
Big Boy at Galaxy Nightclub in Hyattsville
Los Hermanos Flores, Rudy La Scala, & Alci Acosta at El Ranchon in Woodbridge
Justin Quiles at Rio Cantina (reggaeton songwriter gone solo)
Tyler Farr at the Fillmore
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. 2-17
4th Biennial Silk Road Dance Festival at Joe’s Movement Emporium
Chocolate City book event at 4pm at Potters House
Julia Nixon (soul & cabaret singer) for 2 shows at Mr. Henry’s
National Black Music Matters concert and rally at location tba
Wailers at the Hamilton
Tyrese, Joe SWV, Dru Hill at Eaglebank Arena
Our DC at U St. Music Hall with Jacq Jill, Output Message, Sam the Man Burns , Vanniety Kills (benefit for Collective Action for Safe Spaces)
Shirley Jones (of the Jones Girls r’nb group) at Harmony Hall

*Jerry Rivera and Porfi Baloa y sus adolescentes at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St NW

*Chinese New Year Family Day at Kennedy  Center 9am to 3 pm
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  2-18
Buddy Holly Tribute at Bethesda Blues and Jazz with local bands
Chinese New Year in Chinatown DC
DC Record Fair at 11 am at Penn Social
Tono Centella (cumbia) at Randolph Beer & Wine in Rockville
Jon Z at Rio Cantina
Phil Wiggins (blues harmonica player) and George Kilby at An Die Musik
Alsarah & the Nubatones at the Hamilton

*Pan_American Symphony Orchestra wit the Chaise Lounge (tango meets swing) at the Kennedy Center

*Luis Angel at CocoCabana
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. 2-19
SOS Band at the Birchmere
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. 2-20
Ms. Kim and Scooby (go-go) at Md. Live casino, Hanover, MD

*The Association (of "Windy" fame) at the Birchmere
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. 2-21
K. Michelle (r’n’b) at the Fillmore
Ram (good Haitian band) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and later that night at Bossa
Duke Robillard Band at Blues Alley
Molotov at the Howard Theatre

* Larry Campbell and Teresa Wiliams at the Hamilton
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. 2-22
DC Music Salon special showing of work in progress Jeff Krulik film on 70s DC proto-punk band Razz at the Shaw Library (free) (recommended)
Odetta Hartman with Jack Inslee at the Luce /Smithsonain American Art Museum at 5:30 (free)
Silk at the Howard Theatre
Jeffrey Osborne at the Birchmere

*Idan Raichel at Strathmore Music Center

*DVSN at Fillmore (sold out)
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.  2-23
Semilla Cultural: A Journey (Puerto Rican bomba music) at 9:30 pm at Atlas
Maceo Parker at the Hamilton (hornplayer from James Brown’s band)
Gilberto Santa Rosa at the Palace (salsa 40th anniversary tour)
Namjoo and Faraualla at Schlesinger Concert Hall in Alexandria
Brazilian Carnival Na America party at Dirty Martini, Conn. Ave. NW DC
The Prince Experience at the Fillmore
Jeffrey Osborne at the Birchmere
Los Yonics Zamacona & Effrain Lobo y su Chanchona at Rio Cantina
Manuel Donayre (Afro-Peruvian singer) and Iraia Valdivia at 7926 GA Ave., Silver Spring
Yiyo Sarante and El Varon de la bachata at El Boqueron II
Django fest at Creative Alliance through the 25th

*Savion Glover "All Funked Up" at the National Theatre

* Jorge Glem, cuatro player from Cumaná, Venezuela at 1:15 at Georgetown University McNeir Hall, New North Bldg

* Buck Hill Tribute with Davey Yarborough at Westminster 6 to 9 pm
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. 2-24
Nomad Dancers and Raqs Habibi: Colorful World at Atlas (Middle Eastern and Central Asia) at 12 noon

*Yoskar Sarante and Luis Miguel del Amargue (Dominican Independence Party) at CocoCabana

* "Zerzura" (Tuareg/Tamashek magic realist acid western movie from the folks who did that adaptation of Purple Rain) at Smithsonian's "Mother Tongue Film Festival" at 7pm at the Freer Gallery
Elikeh at 10:30 pm at Atlas
Cristian Perez Chamber Ensemble: Music and Water at 3:30 at Atlas
Method Man and Redman at the Howard Theatre
Joe Louis Walker and Mikey Junior at Rosedale American Legion Post 180
Googoosh at DAR Constitution Hall (Iranian singing star)
James Hunter at Pearl Street Warehouse (Brit soul)
Eddie Holman (soul singer “Hey There Lonely Girl”) at Harmony Hall
NRBQ at the Hamilton

*Ritmos Raros djs spinning Brazilian sounds at Songbyrd

*Savion Glover "All Funked Up" at the National Theatre
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 2-25
Adejoké & SongRise- The Rising of the Women Means the Rising of Us All at 3 at Atlas
Tyler the Creator and Vince Staples (rap) at Anthem
Rhett Miller (Old 97s) & Evan Felker (Turnpike Troubadours): An Acoustic Song Swap at Miracle Theatre, 535 8th St SE, WDC

* the United Voices of Metropolitan AME Church: To Serve This Present Age for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
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 Anita Tijoux at the Birchmere
Tierney Sutton Band at Blues Alley (jazz vocalist)

*100 Years of Estonian Music featuring vocalist Mr. Mart Sander for free from 6 to 7 pm at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage 
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  2-27
Vieux Farka Toure  at Rock n Roll Hotel (great Malian guitarist and band) with Time is Fire
Robbie Fulks at Jammin Java

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.  2-28 
Deep River: the Art of the Spiritual at Washington National Cathedral
MLK celebration at 2 pm at the Howard Theatre

*Cherish the Ladies at Barns of Wolf Trap (Irish)
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* Kelela at the 9330 Club (r'n'b)

* Oscar Peñas (jazz guitarist) at Strathmore Mansion

* Xylouris White, a duo with Cretan lute player George Xylouris and Australian drummer Jim White; plus opener David Jacober at Creative Alliance

* Billy Ocean at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
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Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock & punk) –2-1- Des Demonas, Quattracenta + Margins w DJs Sarah & Rob @ Ottobar; Rostam @ U St Music Hall;  2-2- Eugene Chadbourne, Sunwatchers, Time is Fire at Rhizome; No Dead Monsters @ Epicure Café; 2-3-Heavy Breathing & TK Echo @ Comet Ping Pong; Beauty Pill, Puff Pieces, and Prearie Sol @ Rock & Roll Hotel ; 2-7-Girlpool @ Black Cat; 2-8-Thurston Moore @ R’n’R Hotel; 2-10-Celebrating David Bowie @ the Fillmore; Biff Bang Pow Vinyl Dance Party @ Slash Run; Anti-Flag @ U St. Music Hall @ 6:  2-14-Sleigh Bells @ 930 Club; 2-15-Superchunk @ Ottobar;  *2-17-Starcrawler @ DC 9; * 2-20-Phoebe Bridgers & Soccer Mommy @ RnR Hotel ; 2-22-fuzzqueen @ Black Cat; *2-28-Diet Cig @ RnR Hotel

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

DC/Baltimore Global Music and More January 2018 Calendar Concert List

DC/Baltimore Global Music and More- January 2018  

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 2018, Rolling Afrobeats Afropop 2018,  the Rolling Afro-Latin & the Capital Swamp & Chitlin Circuit  threads
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 January 2018 Highlights
Fri. 1-12- Jupiter & Okwess (Congolese group)  for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Wed. 1-17-Ava Rocha (avante-Tropicalia pop Brazilian singer) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Sat.  1-27 -Ebi (Iranian balladeer) at DAR Constitution Hall
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.  1-1
Wale and guests at Fillmore (DC rapper of Nigerian heritage)
Kazaxe for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (dancing/exercise with international/Caribbean beats)
Lil Margie from the Jewels from 6 to 9pm at Westminster Church in SW DC (bluesy soul) with Bobby Felder, keyboard; Jacques Johnson, Jr.,guitar;Brian Lenair, sax; Chuck Carthan, bass
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Main Source at Songbyrd (old-school hiphop)
Feedel Band at Balagger in Silver Spring
Anbessa Orchestra (Israeli/Brooklyn band does Ethiopiques)   at Bossa 
Chris Thomas King at Blues Alley (blues)(through the 7th)
Tank and the Bangas (New Orleans) and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at the Meyerhoff   
Mike Andre (from punk band Puff Pieces) playing artsy folk at Rhizome
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. 1-5
Estilo Chihuahua at 90 Degrees in Manassas
Catherine Russell & John Pizzarelli: A Salute to Billie Holliday & Frank Sinatra at Strathmore Music Center
Lightshow (DC rapper) at the Fillmore (aftershow at Bliss DC)
Anbessa Orchestra (Israeli/Brooklyn band does Ethiopiques) at Motor House in Baltimore

* Bakithi Kumalo & the All Star Graceland Band at Pearl Street Warehouse (a bass player from the Graceland band)

* Kevin Saunderson (Detroit techno pioneer) at Flash
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.  1-6
 Areyto (NYC based group)  celebrates Three Kings Day with traditional Puerto Rican Bomba, Plena, and Aguinaldos for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Trini at Bliss DC
Forever Yours, an O’Jays tribute at Harmony Hall in Ft. Washington, MD
Team Familiar at Ivy City Smokehouse

* Haiti Independence Party at Giselle's Restaurant in Silver Spring, MD
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. 1-7
Junkyard Band and Flex Mathews at U St. Music Hall
Boat Burning’s Music for 100 Guitars (with DC guitarists) w/ lighting from Robin Bell plus Trinary System (with Mission of Burma’s Roger Miller) at the 930
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 1-8
Elvis Presley Birthday Celebration ft. Jesse Garron at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Mark Wenner Presents  McKinley James (Link Wray and Steve Cropper inspired 16 year-old guitarist) and band with guest harp player from the Nighthawks, Wenner at Westminster Church
Super Soul Brothers (video-game music) )  for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

* DC go-go panel Monday the 8th 6:30 to 8:30 at the R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center, 2730 MLK Ave. SE w/ Big G, Go-go Mickey, Big Tony, Lil Chris (TOB), Natalie Hopkinson,  Ron Moten MOVED TO MONDAY 1-15
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Native Pride dancers )  for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Mark Wenner Presents  McKinley James (Link Wray and Steve Cropper inspired 16 year-old guitarist) and band with guest harp player from the Nighthawks, Wenner at JVs
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.  1-10
Latvian Radio Big Band )  for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
T.K. Blue Quintet w/Special Guests Aisha Kahlil (ex-Sweet Honey in the Rock) and Warren Wolf at Bethesda Blues and jazz
Ja Rule at Baltimore Soundstage
Brian McKnight at Rams head Annapolis
Nappy Nappa With Kasey Jones, Mike of Doom, Walakalala, and Joony at Songbyrd

* Southern Avenue at Gypsy Sally's  (Memphis soul inspired with a modern twist)
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 1-11
Cory Henry and Treme Funktet (New Orleans trombone player who was once in Rebirth Brass) )  for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
“Chocolate City” movie at 5 follwed by discussion at Anacostia Arts Center
Antibalas at the Hamilton
Ja Rule at Fillmore
Sweet Crude (Louisiana bilingual pop) at Songbyrd
La Colombopercutivo at Bossa (DC based Colombia dance sounds)
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Fri.  1-12
Jupiter & Okwess (Congolese group)  for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (recommended)

*Rare Essence , BelaDona at Fast Eddies

* Backyard Band at Aqua
Antibalas at the Hamilton with DC's Highlife Stars opening
Iranian Film Fest starts at the Freer
Pastor Troy, Fatboy SSE, and Jesse Hilarious (rap) at Bliss DC
Agua Cuban Dance Party at 11 at Songbyrd

* After Wizards v Magic basketball at Capitol One Arena (part of ticket) is old-school rap with Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh, Big Daddy Kane and Kool Moe Dee
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Chuck Brown band at Ivy City Smokehouse
Lary Over at Club One (Latin trap)
Mark Wenner Presents  McKinley James (Link Wray and Steve Cropper inspired 16 year-old guitarist) and band with guest harp player from the Nighthawks, Wenner at Jammin Java
Fetty Wap at the Fillmore (rap) (afterparty at Bliss DC)
Beau Young Prince (DC rapper)  with DJ Domo and Lul Big Brother at Songbyrd

*Vi-kings at Bethesda Blues and Jazz

* Kankouran Dance Co. at Dance Place

*Los Sadicos at 6 pm at Showtime Lounge (tribute band to old-school South American garage punk act)
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.   1-14
Rare Essence, EU, and Troublefunk at Howard Theatre
Leonard, Coleman and Blunt (old-school soul) MLK weekend tribute gig at Bethesda Blues and jazz
Black Alley at the Fillmore

Backyard Band with Frank Scooby Sirius & Ms. Kim at Sax

*Chopteeth at Gypsy Sally's

* Janell Lepin, Anthony Pirog and others benefit show at Rhizome
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1-15
The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the free, ticketed musical tribute Let Freedom Ring! The annual program, features this year Vanessa Williams and the Let Freedom Ring Choir led by Music Director Rev. Nolan Williams Jr. free from 6pm to 7pm at the Kennedy Center.  Tickets will be distributed, up to two (2) per person, beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Queen Aisha Blues Band at Westminster Church in SW DC
Angie Stone at Birchmere
Henry Rollins slideshow at Lincoln Theatre (stories of his travels)
Collie Buddz at 930

* MLK Day Parade in Anacostia from Good Hope rd to Barry Farms (with Backyard Band paying tribute to Junkyard Band & member Buggs) 11 am (?)

* DC go-go panel Monday the 8th 4:30 to 6:30 pm at the R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center, 2730 MLK Ave. SE w/ Big G, Go-go Mickey, Big Tony, Lil Chris (TOB), Natalie Hopkinson,  Ron Moten
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Alejandro Escovedo at the Hamilton
Shakira at Capital One Arena

* Grand Tapestry—a band made up of Alam Khan on sarode (25-stringed fretless instrument), tabla master Salar Nader, and experimental rap artist  Eligh—creates a blend of classical Indian music with Hip Hop.for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

* Movie "2 Trains Running" at the DC JCC
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Wed. 1-17
Ava Rocha (avante-tropicalia pop Brazilian singer) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Panorama Jazz Band (New Orleans ) at Creative Alliance in Baltimore
Eric Benet at Birchmere
Tinsley Ellis (blues) at Blues Alley

 Grand Tapestry—a band made up of Alam Khan on sarode (25-stringed fretless instrument), tabla master Salar Nader, and experimental rap artist  Eligh—creates a blend of classical Indian music with Hip Hop.---at Tropicalia
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 Thurs.  1-18

* Bobby Rush (soulful bluesman) with Mississippi guitarist Vasti Jackson and pianist Eden Brent at Maryland Hall in Annapolis (in association with an exhibit  Blues @ Home:  Mississippi’s Blues Legends featuring portraits by artist H.C. Porter. 
Turquoise Lake ( a collaboration between Afghan American vocalist Humayun Khan and composer Douglas J. Cuomo) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Eric Benet at Birchmere
Tinsley Ellis (blues) at Creative Alliance

 Tribute to late Library of Congress Folklife Center Director and musician Alan Jabbour at the LOC Mumford Room, Sixth Floor, Madison Building
6:00 p.m. Reception 
6:45 p.m Presentations and Musical Performances by Stephen Wade, Carl Fleisshhauer and Ken Perlman. Anyone can bring an instrument and join in the closing jam session 


 * Heather Maxwell at Bossa 7 to 9pm (Voice of America African music program host and musician)

* Sahel at 10 at Bossa (DC-based afropop)



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. 1-19
Suttle (go-go) at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Babyface with NSO Pops at Kennedy Center
Leon City Sounds djs spin  Soul, Funk, Boogaloo & Psych Cumbia - All vinyl at Showtime Bar
Marc Avon Evans at Creative Alliance (r’n’b)

* Team Familiar (DC go-go band) talking about their trip to Nigeria at Sankofa Books from 8 to 10 pm

*Dupont Brass album release party at Milkboy Arthouse

*Leon City International Sounds at Showtime Lounge


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Sat. 1-20
Lucy Kaplansky and Heather Maloney at Wolf Trap’s the Barns
Rufus Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche at Birchmere
Lil Durk at Bliss DC
Lena Seikaly (DC jazz singer) at Sotto

* Kamel Bouyacoub​ ​at Falls Church Community Center (Paris-based North African)

* Proper Utensils at the Chateau  Remix (DC go-go)

* Eric Brace + Karl Straub + Kevin Royal Johnson at Creative Cauldron, 410 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church (alt-country)

*Luke Stewart and Thomas Stanley at Rhizome

Babyface with NSO Pops at Kennedy Center
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. 1-21
Lee Scratch Perry and Subatomic Sound System at Ottobar
Step Afrika! Step Xplosion at Strathmore Music Center at 5 PM
Micah Robinson at Songbyrd

* Divas of Old-School r'n''b with Baby Washington ("That's How Heartaches Are Made"); The Jewels, ("Opportunity"); Barbara Harris (the original lead singer of The Toys) and Karen Linette at Bethesda Blues and Jazz 

* The Leeveetoppers and Mark Sylvester at Rhizome (old-timey and finger-picking primitive guitar picking)
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. 1-22
Eddie Jones and the Young Bucks (good soul covers) from 6 to 9pm at Westminster church SW DC
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.  1-23
Mo, Cashmere cat, Darius (hiphop and dance inflected pop) at 930
Cuco and Helado Negro at U st. Music Hall

*Majid Jordan at the Lincoln Theatre
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. 1-24
Chico Debarge at Bethesda Blues and Jazz (cancelled)
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 1-25
Lana Del Rey at Capital One Arena
Roy Ayers at Blues Alley
Eric Bellinger (r’nb singer/songwriter) at Songbyrd
Chris Janson at Fillmore (country)

*Ian Moore at Hill Country Live

* Ian Sevonious present the movie Magic Flute with its director at the Hirshhorn
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 1-26

DMX at the Howard Theatre (rap)
Lalah  Hathaway at the Warner Theatre
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder at  Birchmere
 Roy Ayers at Blues Alley
Frankie Ballard (country) at 930 Club
Brett Young (country) at Fillmore

*James Brown Experience (with Mousey Thompson) at the Carlyle in Alexandria

"From Durban to DC" with South African gqom DJ Lag and some local djs at a warehouse at 628 W. St NE from 10 pm to 4 am. 
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Sat.  1-27
Ebi (Iranian singer) at DAR Constitution Hall
Michael Mwenso and the Shakes at Tropicalia
DCMD’s 6th Anniversary Showcase and Party at Union Stage with Shaed, Nag Champa, Fielder, OG Lullabies
Elikeh at Gypsy Sally’s (DC based Togo Afropop)
Jon Cleary and the Monster Gentlemen at the Hamilton
Jon Z at Club One
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder at  Birchmere
 Roy Ayers at Blues Alley
Rick Ross birthday party at Bliss DC
Akua Allrich (DC jazz & Mariam Makeba singer) at Sotto
Raul Midon at Creative Alliance
Belle Game (Vancouver electronica pop) at Songbyrd
Object Collection (NY opera uses only the incidental music, text and sounds, from Fugazi’s live archives none of Fugazi's actual songs. At Rock n Roll Hotel

*Shy Glizzy, Rico Nasty & Q Da Fool at Echostage
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.  1-28 
Sixx sings Smokey Robinson tribute show at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Benjamin Clementine at 6th & I
Brockhampton at Fillmore Silver Spring (Love Your Parents Tour)
 Roy Ayers at Blues Alley
Enter Shikari at 930 Club
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1-29
 Chopteeth for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (DC afrobeat/funk band)
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. 1-30
 Dee-1 (New Orleans rapper) at Songbyrd


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1-31
* Grupo Corpo (Brazilian dance co.) at Clarice Smith Center
International Guitar Night at the Barns of Wolf Trap
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2-1-18
Rostam at U St Music Hall (sold out)

*Jen Cloher at R n Roll Hotel (sold out)

2-2-Afro-Soca Love at Karma
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Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock & punk) –1-6- Dream Syndicate & Chris Forsyth @ RnR Hotel; 1-9-Bottled Up @ DC9; 1-10-Killers @ Anthem; 1-11-Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven @ 930;  1-12-Rock-a-sonics & Judy Chops @ Pearl Street Warehouse; Des Demonas; Quattracenta; Baby Alcatraz @ Comet; Hall Monitors, Go Mod Go @ RnR Hotel; 1-13-Jumpin Jupiter @ JVs;  Say Anything @ Rams Head Live;  ; 1-18-Super! Silver! Haze! @ K. Ctr. Mill. Stage; 1-19-Time is fire & Light Beams @  6 @ S. Museum of American Art Luce F.; 1-20-Benefit for DC Legal Posse and J20 protesters w/ The Messthetics, Gauche, Bacchae, and Weird Babies @ 6 @ downstairs @ St Stephens; The Effects @ Comet; 1-23-Slotface Norwegian punk) @ DC9;  1-24-Tennis & Overcoats @ 930; 1-25-Inara George (Lowell’s daughter) @ DC9;  1-28- Destroyer & Mega Bog @Black Cat; Posies @ the Hamilton; Pete International Airport, Guiding Light (members of Dandy Warhols) @ DC9; 1-29-Laura Stephenson @ Black Cat

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