Thursday, November 8, 2012

DC/Baltimore "World" Music & more November Events

DC/Baltimore "World" Music and More- November 2012
Compiled by Steve Kiviat  (Updated events have an asterisk)

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Lotsa good stuff.

11-1-Acoustic Africa at Lisner

11-10-Gilberto Gil at Lisner

11-7- Stooges Brass Band at Hamilton

11-12- Mighty Sam McLain (soul) with Mahsa Vahdat(Iranian-born Persian singer) at Atlas
Want to see live music but can't get anyone to go? Here's my unpaid endorsement to check out and join some of the groups including the dive bars one, the aging hipsters into new music one, the various salsa and Brazilian ones, etc.
Thurs. Nov. 1

Acoustic Africa: Afropean Women with Dobet Gnahore (Ivory Coast), Manou Gallo (Ivory Coast) and Kareyce Fotso (Cameroon) at Lisner Auditorium

Bernie Worrell Orchestra at the Hamilton (funk)

Capleton at the Howard Theatre (dancehall reggae)

Zedicus (Ethiopian born musician based in the Washington DC area) at Tropicalia

Fri. Nov. 2

Rama Vaidyanathan (classical Indian dance) with Dakshina Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company at the Lincoln Theatre

Empresarios (DC Latin funk & more) cd release party at Tropicalia

The Meter Men (Zigaboo Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter Jr., Page McConnell) (New Orleans funk & jam band) at the Howard Theatre

K'Naan (Somali rapper) at Rams Head Live! (Baltimore)

Lionel Loueke Trio (Benin-born, NYC jazz guitarist at KC Jazz Club at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery

Nicholas Payton XX band (New Orleans hornplayer) at Bohemian Caverns

Bluegrass Country (WAMU) special at Lisner with The Del McCoury Band & The Gibson Brothers and others

Maryland flamenco dancer and choreographer Edwin Aparicio at Creative Alliance in Baltimore
Saturday November . 3

Los Master Plus (Wacky Guadalajara, Mexican duo create a tongue-in-cheek mix of cumbia and techno and do satirical covers of Daft Punk's "One More Time" and No Doubt's "Don't Speak" and Kings of Leon, Dr. Dre, Radiohead, and the Bee Gees at
8 p.m. at Tropicalia, 14th St NW + DJ G-Flux. Free Admission

Flash Back 2012--A Caribbean-AmericanBack In Times Party Part 2 with Music By
The Legendary DJ The Jimmy T Experience, Celebrating 33 years, with DJ's'
Shiloh International; WPFW's Tony Carr and more at Taste Of The Caribbean
505 Hampton Park Blvd., Capital Heights, MD

K'Naan (Somali rapper) at Rock n Roll Hotel, H St NE

The Manhattans and Jean Carne (smooth 70s soul and r'n'b) at Lincoln Theatre

Dr. John & the Blind Boys of Alabama at George Mason Ctr. For the Arts

Jim Lauterdale trio (alt-country) at Artisphere

World on a String at Unitarian Universalist in Silver Spring for $90 (includes workshops & concert) - w/ Dovetail Ensemble, Javier Godinez (Afro-Peruvian), Spyros Koliavasilis (Greek), Wytold Lebing, Philippe Varlet (Irish), Michelle Webb (Afro/Arabic), Cathy Yang (China)

Keb Mo (blues) at Strathmore

Salsa without borders at Artisphere
Sun. Nov. 4

Bebel Gilberto (Brazilian) at the 930 Club

Heidi Martin tribute to Abbey Lincoln at An die Musik LIVE, 409 North Charles St, Second Floor, Baltimore,

Lauryn Hill and Nas (rap and more) at DAR Constitution Hall

Mon. Nov. 5

Curren$y, Fiend, School Boy P, Bobby Hagans, Uno Hype, Brail, Swolf, and Cam Wells at Empire (formerly Jaxx)

Nas and Jhene Aiko (rap) at Rams Head Live!
Tues. Nov. 6

the Stooges Brass Band (New Orleans) at 8x10, 10 East Cross St, Baltimore,
Wed. November 7

Stooges Brass Band (New Orleans) at the Hamilton

Cassandra Wilson at the Howard Theatre
Thurs.. 8
Afroroots by Eme & Heteru at Twins Jazz
Fri. 9

Gary Clark Jr. at 930 (sold out)

Timmy Regisford at U St. Music Hall

Maracuyeah DJs present 3ball, Tuki, Merengue house, bakalao, kuduro, nu cumbia, moombahfreakk y mas...Una noche de sonidos electronicos al estilo Maracuyeah
At Judy's restaurant, 14th St nw

* Demarco (Jamaican dancehaller) at Ibiza, NE DC

Sat. Nov. 10

The Shashamane Settlement Community Development Foundation, Inc USA
Proudly Presents 12th Annual Fundraiser Banquet, Fashion Show,Dinner, Dance - Live Performances featuring Brigadier Jerry the general; Jeremaih-Cherry Rock Makeda-Tarea; Orin Richards; Hyah Dream-Proverbs Band; music by 12 Tribe of Isreal Sound
MC's Tony Carr; Papa Wabe; Chardelle Moore; Food from Irie Corner; at the Crossroads, 4103 Baltimore Ave., Bladensburg

WPFW benefit event at Prince Hall on U St. NW with a number of PFW djs

Gilberto Gil (Brazilian) at Lisner Aud.

Solitaires (Harlem doo-wop) at Harmony Hall, Ft. Washington, MD

The Whispers and the Delphonics at Fifth Regiment Armory, 29th Division Street, Baltimore,

Yelawolf, Rittz, Trouble Andrew, and DJ Vajra (rap) at Fillmore Silver Spring

College Park, MD Blues Fest at U. of Md Richie Coliseum with for FREE - 6-11:30pm - Eleanor Ellis, Mark Wenner, & Rick Franklin, DCBS Band w/ Ayaba Bey, Nighthawks, & Fast Eddie & the Slowpokes

Brandy at Rams Head Live (r'n'b)
Sun. Nov. 11

Dennis Stroughmatt & Creole Stomp at Glen Echo

Lianne La Havas at Birchmere

Brandy and Bridget Kelly at Howard Theatre (r'n'b)

35-year tribute to Sugar Bear of EU at Lafontaine Bleu, Lanham, MD     

*Carioca- weekly Sunday night Brazilian dance party with live samba do Avião-high energy samba-jazz music featuring ELIN on vocals with Sean Rickman - drums (Miles Davis Reunion w/Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter) Federico Peña - keys (Marcus Miller) Dani Cortaza - guitar (Zimbo Trio, Roberto Menescal) Leo Lucini - bass (Origem) with DJ Soul at Tropicalia

Mon. Nov. 12

Mighty Sam McLain (soul) with Mahsa Vahdat (Iranian/Persian) doing unique, powerful duets at the Atlas Theatre 1333 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002,

Wind Me Up Chuck with Mint Condition at Howard


Tues. Nov. 13

Rita (Israeli singer born in Iran who sings pop-traditional Persian songs in Farsi on her latest album) at Strathmore

Joe Krown Trio (New Orleans) at the Hamilton

Bobby Bare Jr at Iota (alt-country)

Death Grips (alt-rap) at Rock n Roll Hotel

Curren$y, Fiend, and Corner Boy P - Baltimore SoundStage (rap)

Kreayshawn at Recher Theatre

Thurs. Nov. 15

Mitra Sumara (rocked-up pre-revolutionary Iranian pop and funk by NYC band with singer of half-Iranian background) for free from 6 to 7 (and webcast) at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Mitra Sumara (pre-revolutionary Iranian pop and funk) at 9 (or 10) for free with DJ's Sonido Martines (La Paz, Bolivia) and G-Flux (Mexico City) at Tropicalia

Mary Mary, Isaac Carree and Anthony Brown & Group Therapy (gospel) at DAR Const. Hall

Fri. Nov. 16

Rosie Flores & Marti Brom (honky-tonk & rockabilly) at Hill Country Barbeque

Jive Aces w/ Toni Prima at Dulles Hilton

*Flamenco Fest at Gala Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St NW
Sat. Nov. 17

No BS Brass Band at Tropicalia for free

Aretha Franklin at DAR Const. Hall

Jive Aces w/ Toni Prima at Glen Echo

National Collegiate Raas and Garba Dance Competition at Lisner presented by GW's South Asian Society. Eight teams from across the country come to compete for 1st, 2nd. And 3rd, place and a bid to RAAS Nationals

Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Wale, and Machine Gun Kelly (rap) at 1st Mariner Arena Baltimore
Sun. Nov. 18

Bobby Blue Bland at the Hamilton (bluesy soul)

Joe Budden (rap) at Baltimore Soundstage

Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Wale, and Machine Gun Kelly - Patriot Center (rap)

Sam Bush & Del McCoury –(bluegrass) at Birchmere

*DJ Greg Caz-resident DJ at legendary NYC global beat spot Nublu, And live music with Harry Bells (Harry Belafonte tribute band with members of Funk Ark) at Tropicalia
Mon. Nov. 19

Tues. Nov. 20

Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler at Verizon Ctr.
Wed. Nov. 21

*Tony Rosado at Ceviche House

*Miguel Mateos at the Fillmore
Thurs. Nov. 22

Dancehall Thursday The Re-union-Thanksgiving Night
Good ol' Dancehall Vibes By Majestic - Jason Steele - Nemisis
Doors Open 10pm at Liv Nite Club, 2001 11th St. NW
Washington D.C.

Moombahton Massive at U St Music Hall

*Thanksgiving cumbiabomba bash with live cumbia band from Mexicoa La Sabroso Sabrosura
+ DJ Jaime Flores (Peru) AKA K-593. (live music that circumnavigates cumbia, reggae, funk, and electro)
9PM $5 cover at Tropicalia

*Aniceto Molina at the Palace in Woodbridge(Colombian accordionist/bandleader who lives in San Antonio now)
Fri. Nov. 23

Tribute to Teddy Pendergrass featuring Marcus Johnson & Miles Jaye at the Cardinal Room, 6111 Columbian Way, Bowie, MD

Faith Evans (r'n'b) at the Howard T.

* Los Rieleros at the Palace in Woodbridge (Mexican norteno band)

*DJ's Congo y Castro(members of Thievery Corporation and See-I) and Wageble (hip hop band from Senegal) for free at 10 at Tropicalia

*Bachata Heights at Cococabana, Hyattsville, MD
Sat. Nov.. 24

7th Annual Traditional Parang Show and after party Featuring
Carlos Manson – Mandolist from Trinidad & Tobago; Paramin Parang Posse
Dr Witty – Saga; DJ Wayne - MC Neil Mattie; at Mirage Hall, 1401 E. University Blvd
Hyattsville, MD

Brave Combo (alt-polka) at Blobs Park

BB King at the Howard T.

R. Kelly (single ladies tour) and Tamia at DAR Const. Hall (r'n'b)

*Octavia (Bolivia) at State Theatre (cancelled)
Sun Nov. 25

*BB King at the Howard T.(cancelled/ just on Saturday)

Roomful of Blues - Rams Head Tavern (Annapolis)

Shelby Lynne's Revelation Road - Up Close and Personal - the Hamilton

* weekly Sunday night Brazilian dance party with live music from Brazil Roots feat. Pablo R. De Oliveira
and DJ Neville C. aka Neal Becton at Tropicalia
. 26

Tues. Nov. 27

R. Kelly (the Single Ladies Tour) - Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric [140 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore,

Skeleton$, Zs, Les Rhinocéros, and DJ Sean Peoples (Fatback) - U St Music Hall

Wed. Nov. 28

Maxi Priest at the Howard

Public Enemy, X-Clan, Monie Love, Schoolly D, Leaders of the New School, Wise Intelligent, Son of Bazerk and No Self Control, Awesome Dre, Davy DMX, at the 930 Club
Thurs Nov.. 29

Billy Joe Shaver (country) at the Hamilton

*Super Hi FI (2-trombone afro-dub group from Brooklyn) with DJ CARLITO spinning electric ecclectic rhythmatic ground shakin' dance beats from around the world - bollywood, bhangra, kpop, cumbia, dancehall at Tropicalia
Fri. Nov. 30-

Red Baraat at the PG Publick Playhouse (Asian-Indian funk)

Julia Nixon: Songs of Burt Bacharach at Strathmore Mansion

Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul at Barns of Wolf Trap

*Tosin Beats (afro-beat vibe from DC) and DJ's Sol Power All-Stars. Sweat to the rhythms of Cuba, Brazil, Puerto Rico, and West Africa.Samba whistles, shekeres, and cowbells welcome; at Tropicalia

*La Charanga Habanera at Diamond Lounge, Annandale, VA

*EL Gran Combo (50th year together; great Puerto Rican salsa) at Cococabana, 2031 Univ. Blvd., Hyattsville,MD
Sat. Dec. 1-

Raul Midon at Artisphere

Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock): Women who Rock @ the Nat. Women in the Arts Museum; 11-10-Joy Formidable @ St. Stephens; 11-11 Roky Erickson at Ottobar; 11-12-Roky Erickson @RNR Hotel; David Johansen @ Hamilton; Deerhoof @ Ottobar; 11-13-Rezillos at U St. Music Hall; The Who @ Verizon; 11-17-Magnetic Fields @ 6th & I; 11-18-NRBQ @ St. Theatre; 11-19-NRBQ @ Rams H Tavern; 11-27-Graham Parker & the Rumour reunion @ Birchmere; 11-28- Graham Parker & the Rumour (reunion tour) @ Rams H. tavern; 11-28-School of 7 Bells w/ Twin Sister @ Bl. Cat; 11-30-Neil Young, Patti Smith @ Patriot Ctr.


sources: [Scott Mitchell's nice list of roots rock,
zydeco, swing & more]
Kennedy center website
Clarice Smith Center
Folklore Society of Greater Washington (go to events)
Plus local Spanish language papers and flyers at international
restaurants and record stores and on telephone poles. And the W. Post
and City Paper(s) and W. Post Express and W. Post Going Out Gurus & various facebook sites

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