Monday, May 7, 2018

Artes de Cuba Highlights Tuesday May 8 to May 20



The Kennedy Center's two week Artes de Cuba: From the Island to the World Festival kicks off Tuesday May 8th with a sold-out musical sampler show starring the Buena Vista Social Club diva Omara Portuando, and a a variety of others including the Miami-based Cuban Aymée Nuviola who played Celia Cruz in a telenovela, Cuban jazz sax player Yosvany Terry who now teaches at Harvard, the Havana Lyceum Orchestra, the flute & strings & percussion led danzon Orquesta Miguel Faílde, and more.  If you weren't able to get a ticket to that, there's plenty more-- all kind of music, classic cars on display, theatre, dance, visual art, films, plus mojitos to drink and Cuban food too.  Not everything requires a ticket -- there will be free performance on the Millennium Stage plus free shows upstairs on the roof level atrium every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday during Artes de Cuba from 9:30 p.m. to midnight.

While nitpickers like me hoped that even more classic Afro-Cuban dance music acts who have never played the states would be part of the event, there will still  be plenty of Cuban jazz, hiphop, timba & pop to enjoy (even if some of these acts have been to the DC area before). Dealing with visa issues to bring some of these acts to town couldn't have been easy. So my main two highlights ---  Los Van Van, who will be in the Center's Eisenhower Theatre on Saturday the 19th, are a pioneering dance band who fuse funky, hip-hopped timba rhythms with more traditional afro-Cuban dance sounds.   Although their leader,the late bassist Juan Formell has passed on, and former band members Changuito and Pupy will not be there, this act still knows hows to create scintillating dance music.  The  lesser known but strong Florida based Cuban timba group Tiempo Libre will be offering dance music for free Sunday the 20th from 6 to 7 pm at the Millennium Stage.  I am sure some of the below musical acts will leave me pleasantly surprised (and I haven't even touched on the dance, theatre, film and visual art).

Other musical highlights:

Wednesday May 9-Yissy & Bandancha (Cuban jazz percussionist and band add electronica, jazz fusion, & funk) at 8 at Eisenhower Theatre

Thursday May 10-Adonis Gonzalez (Atlanta-based Cuban classical pianist) and percussionist Mauricio Herrera for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Yosvany Terry Afro-Cuban jazz Sextet at K. Center Terrace Gallery at 7 & 9 (both shows sold out)

Friday May 11- the flute & strings & percussion led danzon Orquesta Miguel Faílde,for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Saturday May 12-Cuban jazz Piano Marathon featuring Aldo López-Gavilán and Jorge Luis Pacheco (part of Artes de Cuba) at 7:30 PM at the Terrace Theatre (ticketed event)

Sunday May 13- Aymée Nuviola, Miami-based timba-pop vocalist with Dr. Ed Calle,  saxophonist at Kennedy Center Terrace Theatre (ticketed event)

Tuesday May 15- La Dame Blanche (Paris-based Cuban hiphop singer & Latino percussionist) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Wed. May 16-Balladeer Haydée Milanés and her trio are joined by her father—singer, songwriter, and guitar player Pablo Milanés   at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theatre (ticketed event)

Thursday May -17
Luis Faife and D.C. Cuban All Stars for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

The female duo of La Reyna (Reyna Mercedes Hernández Sandoval) and La Real (Yadira Pintado Lazcano) (Cuban rap)  at the Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery at 7 pm and 9pm (ticketed event)

Friday May 18th -Dafnis Prieto Si o Si Quartet at the Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery at 7 and 9 pm (Cuban jazz) (ticketed event)

the López-Nussa Family--Harold (pianist), Ernan (pianist), Ruy (percussionist), and Ruy Adrian (drummer)-Latin jazz at the Terrace Theatre at 7:30 pm

Saturday May 19- Los Van Van (see above)

Sunday May 20- Tiempo Libre (see above).

Pianist Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theatre at 7:30 pm

https://cms.kennedy-center.org/festivals/cuba/events



Wednesday, May 2, 2018

DC/Baltimore Global Music and More May 2018 Concert Calendar Gig List


DC/Baltimore Global Music and More- May 2018  

Compiled by Steve Kiviat 
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***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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Remaining May 2018 Highlights
Sun. 5-6- Millie Jackson at Bethesda Blues and Jazz (soul singer and proto-rapper)
Tues. 5-8 to Sun. 5-20 Artes de Cuba (a mixture of paid and free Cuban and Cuban inspired events) at Kennedy Center-more details below in full list

*Saturday 5-12 Funk Parade is 5 to 6 pm on U St. with various bands 1 to 5 pm and 6 to 7 pm  including TOB and Bela Dona, and then others in clubs after at Tropicalia and Howard Theatre and elsewhere
Wed. 5-16- Mdou Moctar at Black Cat (Sahel region guitarist and band) with Zomes and Insect Factory
Fri.  5-18 - Huda Asfour album release at Atlas (locally based Palestinian oud player)
Olamide at Karma (Nigerian star afropop vocalist)
Sun. 5-20- Tribute to Billy Hancock featuring the Original Tennessee Rockets with Tex Rubinowitz, Nighthawks with Joe Kogok Switchblade, the Echobillies (Dave Chappell, Bruce Swaim, John Previti, Jim Stephanson, Barry Hart) and the Rock-A-Sonics, hosted by Joe Lee & Mark Segraves  at Pearl Street Warehouse
Fri. 5-25- Robert Finley at Rock & Roll Hotel (blues and soul)
Sun.  5-27 - Davido at Echostage  (Nigerian Afropop star)
Wed.. 5-30- Burna Boy at the Howard Theatre (Nigerian afropop star)


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.  5-1
Cheick  Hamala Diabate at Bossa
Sango and Kaelin Ellis at 6 at 930 Club
Money Bagg Yo at U St Music Hall
Haim and Lizzo at Anthem
Carpenter Brut and Gost at 930 Club
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5-2
Team Familiar at Ivy City Smokehouse (go-go)
Madeleine Peyroux at  Rams Head Annapolis
Coma Cinema with Sir E.U. at Songbyrd
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. 5-3
Madeleine Peyroux at Birchmere
Feedel band at Bossa
“Burkinabe Rising” movie at Takoma Park Community Center Aud.
Kizomba, zouk, bachata , r’n’b dj dance night at Meze
Magna Carda at Songbyrd (Austin rap)
Steve Styles at 90 Degrees
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.  5-4
Temptations and Four Tops at MGM National Harbor
Whispers at the Birchmere
Salsa on the mall workshops and events near the Lincoln Memorial 12 noon to 8pm
Esperanza Spalding at Library of Congress
Vince Staples and Lil Yachty at Xfinity center, U of MD (rap)
Jumpin Jupiter at Hill Country (rockabilly)
Save Your Soul DJ night with Sheila B from WFMU at Lithuanian Hall in Baltimore (soul music)
Lemus y su Grupo Algodon & La Sonora Dinamita at Cococabana
Zacarias Ferreira at Rio Cantina
Zoe at the Fillmore
La Maquina de El Salvador at Diva Lounge, Falls Church,VA
Grupo Pesado at 90 Degrees
Cheikh Ndoye & Friends || Guests Of Honor Baaba Maal & Faada Freddy
Weedie Braimah, Raúl Pineda, Bryan Velasco at 7:30 and 10 pm at Union Stage
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Sat. 5-5

*Marvin Gaye Day Rec Center Building reopening ceremony with Black Alley and the Marquees at 2 pm at 15 61st Street NE, Washington DC
Teddy Afro at the Anthem (Ethiopian reggae)
Chopteeth at Pearl Street Warehouse (DC Afrobeat)
Lightshow at Baltimore Soundstage (DC rap)
Whispers at the Birchmere
Around the World --Embassy Open House visits
Avante Fairfax 2018
Zydeco dance Party with Dwight Carrier and Black Cat Zydeco at Creative Alliance
Cinco de Mayo at Cococabana
Big G’s Birthday Bash with Backyard Band and special guests including musicians who've played in band over the years at Echostage
La Gran Banda at Club One
El Trono de  Mexico,(musical de durango, la sonora dinamita) at Timonium Fair Ballroom

* Sitar Concert with Anupama Bhagwat and Monir Hossain at Golden Lotus Temple next to Gandhi Memorial Center, 4748 Western Ave, Bethesda, MD

*Los Nocheros at the Palace

*The Peruvian Masters at Revash Restaurant in Chantilly, VA

* performances by the dance group 'Corazón Folklórico' at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm at Mexican Cultural Institute

*California Honeydrops with Charlie Hunter at the Hamilton

* Stax Musical at Center Stage in Baltimore (5-5 to 6-10)
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Sun.  5-6
Millie Jackson at Bethesda Blues and Jazz (soul singer and proto-rapper)
Mashriq Maghrib Music Jam Session with Huda Asfour at Bossa (Late show - Downstairs)
Natalia Lafourcade and Augusto Bracho at Warner Theatre
Zakir Hussain & Dave Holland at Lisner Auditorium
Spring Gala w. Mavis Staples, Alison Krauss, Bruce Hornsby, at Kennedy Center Concert hall
Ruben Moreno & Zydeco Re-Evolution at Pearl Street Warehouse

Mahotsavam Fundraising Concert By Malladi Brothers at  3:00pm to 7:00pm at Walt Whitman High School
7100 Whittier Blvd, Bethesda MD 

*Tom Misch at Black Cat (sold out) 

* Demo Taped (electro-pop) (sold out) at Songbyrd

* Sefaradi Kirtan : Devotional Song at a Creative Alliance show at Bnai Israel Synagogue in Baltimore--Iberian/Iraqi Jewish meets South Asian
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. 5-7
Lady D at Blues Monday at Westminster

*Chicklet and Maleni at Club One in Alexandria

*Brian Wilson at the Kennedy Center
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 5-8
Artes de Cuba Festival Opening Performance (sold out) at Kennedy Center with  Omara Portuondo,  pianist Rolando Luna, the Havana Lyceum Orchestra, jazz composer and pianist Aldo López-Gavilán, jazz musician Yosvany Terry, piano sensation Jorge Luis Pacheco, the renowned Orquesta Miguel Faílde,  classical guitarist Alí Arango, and Aymée Nuviola.
Jaden Smith at Baltimore soundstage (sold out)
Duwayne Rl Burnside Jr. at JV’s (blues)
The new Mastersounds at Union Stage

* Hardway Connection on Tuesdays at Hanger Lounge, Temple Hills, MD

* Politics, history and the culture of funk in DC panel with Dr. Reece (African-American Museum music curator); Marcus Dowling, Nico Hobson , Shellee Haynesworth, and Kip Lornell  from 6 to 7 :30 pm at Thurgood Marshall Center
1816 12th St. NW 
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   5-9
CaribeNostrum for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (part of Artes de Cuba)

*Kaleta and Super Yamba Band at Bossa (Benin raised Kaleta with his Brooklyn afro-funk & afro beat band)

*Marian Hill at 930 Club (lounge electronica)
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.  5-10

MDou Moctar and band at 12 noon at Library of Congress (free) (great Tuareg guitarist and band)
MDou Moctar and Snakes at 8 pm at Creative Alliance in Baltimore
Pianist Adonis Gonzalez and percussionist Mauricio Herrera for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (part of Artes de Cuba)
Yosvany Terry Afro-Cuban Sextet at K. Center Terrace Gallery
NRBQ at Ottobar
Los Guaiteros de San Guashington at Bossa
Arturo Sandoval at Blues Alley
“Here to Be Heard: the Story of the Slits” movie doc with Director q and a at the AFI at 7:15 (UK pioneering punk group with touches of reggae)
Cam at 9:30 at Jammin Java (sold out) (country)
Malu Trevejo at Songbyrd
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 Fri. 5-11
Arturo Sandoval at Blues Alley
Orquesta Miguel Faílde celebrates Cuba’s danzon music for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (part of Artes de Cuba)
2nd Annual Desperados / Wax Museum Reunion featuring NRBQ, Northstar Band with Ratso & Johnny Castle, and Charlottesville All-Stars with Mark Wenner  at Birchmere (roots n rockabilly)
Alfredo Mojica Group at Bossa (Downstairs)
the Bumper Jacksons (bluegrass)  and Elena & Los Fulanos (Latino folk) at the Hamilton
Elikeh at Capital fringe (afro-pop and afro-funk)
Earthen Sea & Relaxer with Aaron Leitko at Ten Tigers parlour
Bashment DC dj dance event at U St Music Hall
Agua-Cuban dance party at Songbyrd
Andy Montanez & Ismael Miranda at Diamond Lounge
De La Ghetto at Bravo Bravo
Gucci Mane at Echostage

Los Huracanes del Norte & Los Guanajuatenses at 90 Degrees in Manassas

*Los Hermanos Castro at Cococabana 

*Steve Styles and Karlos Rose (bachata) at Galaxy Sports in Hyattsville

* Stax Musical at Center Stage in Baltimore (5-5 to 6-10)

*Hinds @ U St. Music Hall (Spanish garage rock)

* Jessie Ware at Lincoln Theatre

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Sat.   5-12
Blind Instagram-artist Ahmad Zaghal takes his concert-themed photography from online to a gallery setting for the first time, exhibiting his photographs alongside select Art Enables artists’ music-themed in work in DC Rocks, at Art Enables Studio, .2204 Rhode Island Avenue NE, Washington, DC
Funk Parade at 12 noon on U street with bands and more.  Funk Parade is 5 to 6 pm on U St. with various bands 1 to 5 pm and 6 to 7 pm  including TOB and Bela Dona, and then others in clubs after at Tropicalia and elsewhere
The Official Funk Parade "True Funk" After Party feat. Michael "Kidd Funkadelic" Hampton & The Bad Boys of Funk "Clones of Funk" at Howard Theatre
Anacostia Delta Band at Rhizome
New York-based youth drumming squad Brooklyn United Marching Band, and  the D.C.-based, Afro-Brazilian, all-female percussion band Batalá, Batucada for Cuba: From Brooklyn to Brazil for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (part of Artes de Cuba)
D. Floyd of Team Familiar birthday celebration at Fast Eddies
Stokley of Mint Condition at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Arturo Sandoval at Blues Alley
European Union embassies open house
Uptown Art House Experience at Flash
Yacine Boulare's AJOYO featuring Sarah E. Charles at Creaative Alliance (afro-jazz)
David Byrne and Benjamin Clementine at The Anthem ( sold out)
 Eli "Paperboy" Reed and High & Mighty Brass Band at Rock & Roll Hotel (retro soul)
Trampled By Turtles and Hiss Golden Messenger at 9:30 Club
Saint JHN at Songbyrd (sold out)
Argentinean Fest at Kenmore Middle School in Arlington

*Marvin Sapp, Fred Hammond, and Shirley Caesar ( gospel) at UMBC

*Mousey Thompson band tribute to James Brown at Harmony Hall in Ft. Washington, MD

* The Peruvian Master at Justa's de Alexandria

*La Sonora at Club One

*Aztec Sun & Black Masala at Union Stage

*Afrobeats Spring Fest at 5 pm at Club Elevate , 15 K st. NE

* Teisco le Sultan (Ivory Coast) at Lee's Lounge in Hyattsville

* BM from the Congo at Power, Bladensburg rd NE

*Trey Songz at Bliss DC
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Sun .  5-13
Jorja Smith at Howard Theatre (acclaimed UK r'n'b)
Aymée Nuviola, timba-pop vocalist with Dr. Ed Calle,  saxophonist at Kennedy Center Terrace Theatre
Regina Belle at 1 pm  Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Kem, Tank, Marsha Ambrosius at Eaglebank Arena
Arturo Sandoval at Blues Alley
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie at Fillmore Silver Spring
 Boyz II Men at the Theater at MGM National Harbor
 Har Mar Superstar sings Sam Cooke at Rock & Roll Hotel
Trampled By Turtles and Hiss Golden Messenger at 9:30 Club
Hardway Connection at Lamont’s
D.C. Casineros for free from 6 to 7  at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (part of Artes de Cuba)

Mourning a BLK Star at Rhizome (Ohio Afro-electronica)

* Luis Angel y El Mariachi Aguila Real at the Palace

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   5-14 
Book Reading & Presentation: Robert Gordon Memphis Rent Party at Creative Alliance in Baltimore
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5-15
La Dame Blanche (Cuban hiphop singer & percussionist) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
The Australian Bee Gees at Rams Head Annapolis
Cheik Hamala at Bossa
Y La Bamba at Black Cat

*Enrique Bunbury at the Fillmore

*Heroes are Gang leaders at Blues Alley
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  5-16

* Author Robert Gordon book reading event for his "Memphis Rent Party"  with possible rare video of Memphis rock, blues and soul acts from 7 to 8 at Solid State Books, 600 H St NE
Haydée Milanés and her trio are joined by her father—award-winning superstar singer, songwriter, and guitar player Pablo Milanés  ) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Mdou Moctar at Black Cat (Sahel region guitarist and band) with Zomes and Insect Factory
BJ the Chicago Kid and Ro James at U St Music Hall
Evana and Amish in Chains at Jammin Java
Delta Rae and Sawyer at the Hamilton
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats and Robert Finley (soulful blues) at The Anthem
The Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Experience for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
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. 5-17
Luis Faife and D.C. Cuban All Stars ) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
the female duo of La Reyna (Reyna Mercedes Hernández Sandoval) and La Real (Yadira Pintado Lazcano) (Cuban rap)  at the Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery
Eddie Levert from the O’Jays at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
BJ the Chicago Kid and Ro James at Baltimore Soundstage
advance clips from filmmaker Ilana Trachtman’s documentary in progress, Ain’t No Back to a Merry-Go-Round (2019) about Howard students and Jewish Maryland residents who protest the 1960 segregated Glen Echo Park; showing at National Archives  McGowan Theater
Farruko at Echostage

* Leni Stern with Cheick Hamala Diabete and Jaja at Bossa

*Junkyard Band at Jolleys
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  5-18
Huda Asfour album release at Atlas (locally based Palestinian oud player)
Dafnis Prieto Si o Si Quartet at the Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery     (Cuban jazz)
Olamide at Karma (Nigerian afropop vocalist)
Silkroad Ensemble at the Freer/Sackler at 7:30
Proper Utensils at Michael Muse birthday celebration at Paradigm Lounge , Upper Marlboro, MD
Eva Allyon at the Howard Theatre (afro-Peruvian singer)
Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, and LANCO at Merriweather Post Pavilion (country)
HR and the Upstarters at Ottobar
The Weight Band featuring members of the Band, Levon Helm Band, & Rick Danko Group at the Hamilton

Eddie Levert from the O’Jays at Bethesda Blues and Jazz

* Martin Joffre Loukass, Los Bolitas, Tres minutos at Diva Lounge in Falls Church

*  Zacarias Ferreira at 9pm at El Boqueron II, 1330 East Gude Drive, Rockville, Maryland 

*Americo at the Palace

*Los Hermanos Flores at Rio Cantina

* Homenaje a Diomedez Diaz y Martin Elias y Franklin Vega at 9:00PM at El Aguila Restaurant, 7926 Georgia Avenue

*Project Pat and Hoodrich Pablo Juan at Bliss DC

*Jo-go Project from 5:30 to 8:30 at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden

*Echelon the Speaker at 6 at Smithsonian American Art Museum
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. 5-19
Los Van Van at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theatre (Legendary Cuban dance band)

* Mavado, Alkaline, Bunji Garlin, Faye-Ann Lyons at Spill Fest 4 pm to 10 pm at 15 K St NE

*Guantanamera celebration with Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros NYC for free 6 pm

*Malcolm X Day at Union Temple Baptist Church, 1225 W St. SE noon to 6 for free with EU, Malcolm X Park drummers, 
 and speakers

*Anacostia Block Party , Old Market House Square, 2001 14th St SE from 11 am to 2 pm

*SOB x RBE at U St. Music Hall  
Bettye Lavette at the Hamilton
Silkroad Ensemble at the Freer/Sackler at 12 noon
Dancing Through The Flames: How DC Dance Survived 1968 is a film and discussion that examines the six days of rioting in Washington, DC after the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968. The impact the riots and the Civil Rights Movement had on the dance culture of Washington, DC is told by former dancers of the African American teen television dance show, The Teenarama Dance Party (WOOK-TV Ch. 14, 1963-1970).  Light refreshment served.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Film Screening-"Dance Party: The Teenarama Story", (PBS 2006) Producer Beverly Lindsay-Johnson, Producer/Director Herb Grimes Introduction by Producer Beverly Lindsay-Johnson
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Panel Discussion-Former dancers of the Teenarama Dance Party in 1968  Moderated by playwright, Jiiko Ozimba Caldwell…Brief Q & A session at the end of discussion
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Dance Party!  Dance music by DJ Scooter Magruder of WPFW FM's just cancelled "Baby Boomer Boogie Show"
Chuck Brown Band at Pearl Street Warehouse
Los Saicos tribute band: Los Sadicos (Peruvian garage rock), plus CHICO, Weird Babies at Comet Ping Pong
Chesapeake Bay Blues fest day 1 with Brian Setzer, Delbert McClinton, Mike Zito, Chubby Carrier,
A musical celebration of the poetry of José Martí, for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

*Los Hermanos Flores & Los Ilegales de Impera  at VIP Room/Patapsco Arena in Baltimore

*21 Savage at Bliss DC
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. 5-20
Tiempo Libre for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (Cuban timba from Florida)
Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theatre
Tribute to Billy Hancock featuring the Original Tennessee Rockets with Tex Rubinowitz, Nighthawks with Joe Kogok Switchblade, the Echobillies (Dave Chappell, Bruce Swaim, John Previti, Jim Stephanson, Barry Hart) and the Rock-A-Sonics, hosted by Joe Lee & Mark Segraves  at Pearl Street Warehouse
Porchfest DC Southeast edition at Penn Branch from 1 pm to 6 pm
Jumpin Jupiter at 2 at Taste of Arlington
Morgan Heritage (reggae) at Gypsy Sally’s
Chesapeake Bay Blues fest day with Keb' Mo', Doyle Brimhall II, Shemika Copeland, Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton
Priscilla Renea at Songbyrd

* Caramelos de Cianuro at State Theatre

*Howard U. Professor Msia Kibona Clark talking about her book: Hiphop in Africa: Prophets of the City and Dustyfoot Philosophers  at 3 pm at the Museum of African Art

*Taste of Arlington with Jumpin Jupiter from 1 to 3
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. 5-21

*Vintage #18 at Westminster Church Blues Monday
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. 5-22
Cheick Hamala Diabete at Bossa
Lee Roy Parnell and Janine Wilson & Max Evans at Pearl Street Warehouse
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.  5-23

*Raul Malo at the Birchmere

* J. Period Live Mixtape (hiphop/r'n'b) at Kennedy Center Terrace
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. 5-24
ED Rush and Optical at U St Music Hall
Raul Malo at Rams Head Annapolis
Leikeli47 at Songbyrd

* Jason Aldean, Luke Combs, Lauren Alaina, Dee Jay Silver.  7:00 pm. Merriweather Post Pavilion. Columbia

* Trio Caliente at Blues Alley

*Flatbush Zombies (rap) at Fillmore
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 5-25
Robert Finley at Rock & Roll Hotel (blues and soul)
Macy Gray at Bethesda Blues and jazz
Zion y Lennox at Rio Cantina
Zaperoko at El Boqueron
Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues at Amp
Cozz at Songbyrd
Cano Estremera at the Palace

* Fabio Zambrana & Azul Azul at Diamond Lounge

*YSL Gunna at Bliss DC

* Mousey Thompson's James Brown Experience at Blues Alley

*Rare Essence at Fast Eddies

+ Oshun and Nappy Nappa at Union Stage

*Lemz & Orr with Output messsage and more 9electro) at U St Music hall
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 5-26
Jussie Smollett at 7 at U St Music Hall; K-pop dance party at 10 at U St Music hall
Los Saicos tribute band: Los Sadicos (Peruvian garage rock) at Slash run
Live from Here at Wolf Trap with Chris Thile, Sheng Wang, Sarah Jarosz

*Grupo Extra at Pura Vida in Silver Spring

*Casper Magico at Club One

*Peterbug Matthews Day in DC (old-school soul and go-go)

*Protoje at Union Stage

*Live from Here w/ Chris Thiles and Kacey Musgraves at Wolf trap

* African Liberation Day rally at Lafayette Square in Baltimore

*Frank Sirius & Ms. Kim at Club Elevate 4 pm to 9pm
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  5-27
Davido at Echostage  (Nigerian Afropop star)
Akua Allrich at Blues Alley
Hardway Connection at Lamont’s

*Capital City Music Fest on grounds of Paradigm Lounge in Upper Marlboro with Scarface, Backyard Band, Father's Children, Black Passion Band and more 3 pm to 11 pm

*Willie Nelson & Family and Sturgill Simpson at Anthem 

* La Sonora at VIP Room in Baltimore

* Lil Baby at Bliss DC 

*Rare Essence and Ms. Kim at Bravo Bravo 

*Team Familiar, EU, & Bela Dona at Fast eddies in Camp Springs, MD
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.  5-28 

*Banda MS at Frederick Fairgrounds
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. 5-29
John Fogerty and ZZ Top at Wolf Trap

*DanceAfrica DC at Dance Place to June 3

*Justin Townes Earle at the Birchmere
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. 5-30
Burna Boy at the Howard Theatre (Nigerian afropop star)

*Global Afrobeats Economy panel discussion from 6 pm to 9:30pm at The African Union Building, 1640 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC
Taj Mahal Trio and Jamie McLean at Birchmere
Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko at Fillmore Silver Spring
John Fogerty and ZZ Top at Wolf Trap

* Paul Thorn's Mission Temple Fireworks revival with the McCrary Sisters
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Thurs.  5-31
Roberta Gambarini at Blues Alley (jazz vocalist)
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at Birchmere

*Boomscat at Union Stage (r'nb)
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6-1

*Gran Rumba Colombiana con Jean Carlos Centeno at Howard Theatre

*Grupo Extra at VIP Club in Baltimore

*Elvis Krespo at the Palace

*Grupo Kazzabe at the Diamond Lounge

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Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock & punk) –5-1-Piramid Scheme @ Back Cat; 5-2-Billy squire @ City Winery; Todd Rundgren’s Utopia @ Warner Theatre; 5-4-No Age @ DC9;  5-5- Speedy Ortiz & Soccer Mommy @ Black Cat; Hop Along @ Ottobar;  *TK Echo, Parlor Walls, Pearlie Sol @ Rhizome; 5-7-Panda Bear & geologist @ 930; 5-8-Graham Parker at City Winery DC; Power Trip, sheer mag, Fury, & Red Death @ Black Cat; Alvvays & Frankie Rose @ 930 Club (sold out); Braids @ Songbyrd; 5-9-Peter Case @ Jammin Java; Melvins @ Ottobar; 5-10-Dwarves @ RnR Hotel; 5-11-Sloan @ RnR Hotel ; Wye Oak @ 930 Club; *Hinds @ U St. Music Hall; 5-12-Frankie Cosmos @ Black Cat;  5-14-Fever Ray @ 930; The Kills @ Lincoln Theatre; 5-15-Omni @ Songbyrd;  5-17-Sea and the Cake @ RnR Hotel; 5-18-Governess (record release) at Comet; Ice Age at Union Stage; 5-20-Okkervil River @ Black Cat; 5-21- Tune-Yards &  My Brightest Diamond @ 9:30 Club; *5-23-Pussy Riot @ Black Cat;  5-24-A Place to bury Strangers @ DC9; Suuns & Facs @ Union stage;  *Mt Kimbie @ Black cat; 5-25- A Place to bury Strangers @ Metro Gallery;  * Longshot @ Black cat; *Gauche @ slash Run; 5-26-Trashcan Sinatras at Jammin Java; 5-27-Minibeast, Permanent Makeup, Mock Identity at Rhizome ; 5-29-Trashcan Sinatras @ Ottobar; 5-30- Japanese Breakfast, LVL Up, and Radiator Hospital @ 930; *5-31-Black Moth Super rainbow @ Black Cat
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