Wednesday, April 25, 2012

End of April 2012 International, R'n'B and More Music Events

Wed. 4- 25-12

Meshell Ndegeocello - Howard Theatre

Rodrigo Y Gabriela and C.U.B.A. - Warner Theatre
Thurs. 4- 26

ArcAngel La Maravilla at Ibiza, 1222 First St N.E., Washington DC

Quique Neira (Chilean reggae singer from the band Gondwana) at Liv nightclub, 2001 11th St NW 
Washington DC

Nelly McKay - Birchmere
Fri. 4-27
Sierra Leone's 51st Independence Day Celebration Dance Entertainment By
The Original Professionals Gileh - Papa Tee – Bizo DJ Donald Moore at 
The Loft Ballroom, 9375 Washington Blvd., Laurel, MD 20723

The King Of Fire, Capleton, Jah Thunder - Hya Dream
Performing Live In Concert, Music Provided By
Ricky Platinum – Destiny, Upsetta – Revolution (dancehall reggae), at DC Star
2135 Queens Chapel Road NE
Sat. 4-28

Marcel Khalife at Warner Theatre (Lebanese composer, singer and oud player) Recommended

The Baltimore Club Reunion Featuring Baltimore's original club DJ's Sean Marshall, Boobie, Tanz, and Reggie Reg! Back by popular demand DJ Frank Ski! A special big tribute to Big Tony and honoring Lee Cross of Volcanos and Anthony of 32nd Street Plaza. Special appearance by DJ Carl Green of Pascal's and Giovanni's. Pikesville Armory, 610 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, MD nerisport at

Dave Samuels and the Caribbean Jazz Project at the Kennedy Ctr
Sun. 4-29

Mon. 4-30

Westminster Church in SW DC blues from 6 to 9 pm with the Stacy Brooks Band

Other cool stuff:  4-25- Quintron & Miss Pussycat and Dope Body - Golden West Cafe;; 4-26- Allo Darlin and the Wave Pictures - Black Cat ; Quintron & Miss Pussycat and Heavy Breathing @ Red Palace; 4-27- Ted Leo @ Bl. Cat; Squeeze & Eng. Beat @ Rams Head Live; 4-30- Nick Lowe Band @Birchmere

This Weekend in Latin Music: Alternatives to Bachata

On Friday April 20, I blogged for the City Paper about 3 DC area gigs that weekend in the following genres: reggaeton, son and duranguese.  While bachata is seemingly the most popular Latin genre on radio and is getting the most crossover attention, the other genres still live on (and sadly get very little crossover attention from the media).

Wednesday, April 11, 2012