Friday, February 1, 2013

D.C./Baltimore "World" Music & More Event February 2013

DC/Baltimore "World" Music and More- February 2013
Compiled by Steve Kiviat

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***indie-rock and non-music stuff is at the bottom. Most sold-out shows omitted.
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A busy month…[I add additional gigs periodically. Look for an asterisk*]

Thurs. 2-7 Kermit Ruffins & Stooges Brass at Howard Theatre
Sat. 2-9 Pedrito Martinez Group at Artisphere
Fri. 2-15-Reggaeton showcase w/ Zion y Lennox, Arcangel & more at Cococabana
Sat. 2-16-Los Tigres Del Norte at Cococabana
Sun. 2-24- DC Funk-Punk Throwback Jam at 930 Club
Fri. Feb.1

Luis Vargas (Dominican bachata) at Cococabana, Hyattsville

Paco Pena (flamenco guitarist) at George Mason Center for the Arts

"Fela" through Feb. 10 at the Harman Theatre, DC (musical)

Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at University of Maryland

Nina Sky (r'n'b) at Ottobar in Baltimore

Gypsy Soul Party with Orchester Praževica (gypsy slovak jazz), UltraFox (Manouche Jazz), and belly dancer at Midtown BBQ & Brew in Baltimore

The Archives reggae band w/ Midnite at Howard Theatre

Corey Harris Rasta Blues Experience at Blues Alley (2 shows a night; Saturday too)

Moneytown w/special guest dj: Prince Paul(Producer for De La Soul & others) at
Little Miss Whiskey's Golden Dollar in DC, 1104 H Street NE,

Ron K. Brown & Evidence Dance Co. featuring the music of Stevie Wonder at Lisner Aud.

Persuasions at Barns of Wolf Trap

Coppin State U. Homecoming Step show at JWJ Auditorium, 2500 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD
Sat. Feb. 2

Trinidad & Tobago Carnival sendoff (soca djs) at Tabaq, 1336 U St NW

Buddy Holly Tribute show at Blobs Park, Jessup, MD with Flea Bops, 52 Pickup and many more

Pharcyde (`90s rap) at Howard Theatre

Corey Harris Rasta Blues Experience at Blues Alley

Campbell Brothers (sacred steel) at Harmony Hall, Ft. Washington, MD

Stephen Wade, The Beautiful Music All Around Us book talk at Busboys & Poets in Hyattsville

Corey Harris Rasta Blues Experience at Blues Alley (2 shows a night; Saturday too)

Bob Marley birthday party with Jah Works and DJ Neil Mattei at Baltimore's Creative Alliance

Emy Tseng (Brazilian Jazz Singer) at An Die Musik Live in Baltimore

*Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino at Artisphere.

Sun. Feb. 3

CaRIOca Sundays with Brazilian dance lessons and live music at Tropicalia every Sunday
Mon Feb. 4

the Peace in Mali Concert with local Malian musicians Supernova King and Master Griot Cheick Hamala Diabate with Cameroonian singer Taka Tanni, and Finckya of the Congo. H.E. Al Maamoun Keita, Ambassador to the USA from the Republic of Mali, will speak. $25-proceeds to humanitarian organizations in the Malian area. from 6-9 PM at the Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, 6th St SW
Tues. Feb. 5

Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre at Kennedy Ctr. Through Feb. 10th

Skogen, Balkan/Klezmer/Gypsy power folk duo from Budapest Hungary who play violin, accordion, drums, sing and dance, will be appearing for a concert and dance party at Brick Haus Art Space in Baltimore 2602 Greenmount Avenue (fundraiser)
Wed. Feb. 6

Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic, DJ Big Wiz, and Busdriver - Baltimore SoundStage
Thurs. Feb. 7

students from the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) play selections of traditional Afghan and Indian music as well as William Harvey's The Four Seasons of Afghanistan, a recasting of Vivaldi's masterwork in an Afghan context, for free at 6 pm at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Ricardo Arjona at the George Mason Patriot Center

Lee Brice and Jerrod Niemann (country) sold out show at the Fillmore

Sal P. (from Liquid Liquid, funky 80s NYC postpunk) dj'ing at Tropicalia

Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers, The Stooges Brass Band, The Main Squeeze at The Howard Theatre (funky New Orleans brass band jazz)

Solas at the Barns of Wolf Trap (Irish)

Robert Randolph & Family Band at Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis

*Piedmont blues with Phil Wiggins, Mike Baytop & Rick Franklin at University of Maryland Nyumburu Cultural Center, South Dining Hall Bldg., College Park, MD 7 - 9 pm

*Pusha T at the Park at 10 pm (rap)

Fri. Feb. 8

Valentines concert with Hildemaro (Venezuela) y David Pabon (Puerto Rico) at the Diamond Lounge, Annandlae, VA

Solas at the Barns of Wolf Trap (Irish)

Mohsen Namjoo (Iranian singer-songwriter) at Northern Va. Community College Richard J. Ernst Theater, 8333 Little River Tpke, Annandale, VA

Afghan-American musician and multimedia artist Ariana Delawari features a blend of Afghan and Western styles of music. Part of Songs of Conscience. Free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

*Carrie Rodriguez (Austin alt-country fiddler and singer) at Artisphere
Sat. Feb. 9

Pedrito Martinez Group (NYC based Cuban percussionist) with DC's Sin Miedo
At 8:30 at Artisphere, Arlington, VA (Latin-jazz and salsa)

Taj Mahal at the State Theatre (blues)

Aashiqui (Asian/Indian Valentines Day Bollywood and Bhangra dance) at Dirty Martini, 1223 Connecticut Ave. NW

Viva Brasil Samba Dance Party at Baltimore's Creative Alliance

Rhonda Robinson Quartet (Brazilian and Latin inspired Jazz) at An Die Musik Live in Baltimore
Bob Marley birthday party with the Archives reggae band at Tap House

Orchester Praževica (gypsy slovak jazz) at Ze Mean Bean Café in Baltimore

Sun. Feb. 10

Vusi Mahlasela at The Hamilton (South Africa)

Chinese New Year celebration at the The Walter's Art Museum in Baltimore

Tet (Vietnamese New Year) Celebration at Eden Center, Falls Church, VA. 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Chinese New Year Parade and Festival
H Street, NW, between 6th and 8th Streets
Mon. Feb. 11

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic at 9:30 Club.

Ida Campbell at Blues Alley

Tab Benoit at Rams Head Tavern, Annapolis.
Tues. Feb. 12

*Mardi Gras Parade on Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington, VA at 8 pm

Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-chas Mardi Gras Party at Glen Echo Spanish Ballroom

Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew at Md. Live Casino, 7002 Arundel Mills Cir #7777, Hanover, MD

Anthony Hamilton at the Howard Theatre (neo-soul)

Tab Benoit at Rams Head Tavern.

*Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras show with Little Red & the Renegades (Local N'awlins R&B & Zydeco) at  Tropicalia (lower level) 2001 14th Street NW 14th 


Wed. Feb. 13

Jeffrey Broussard & the Zydeco Cowboys at Hill Country Bbque in DC

Anthony Hamilton at the Howard Theatre (neo-soul)

Conor Mulroy (bluegrass, appalachian performer from Maine) at Joe Squared in Baltimore's Station North District

Okayafrica (monthly dj party with drummers) 9PM-1:30AM at Tropicalia
Thurs. Feb. 14th

La India at the Howard Theatre (salsa)

Jerry Butler (old-school r'n'b) at Blues Alley

Maracuyeah presents Los Rakas at Tropicalia (Panamanian bilingual rap duo from Oakland)

Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves at 9:30 Club (country)

Cody Chesnutt at the Hamilton (neo-soul)

Flamenco Vivo/Carlota Santana: La Pasión Flamenca at Strathmore
Fri. Feb. 15
Victor Manuelle (salsa) y K Rose (bachata) at El Boqueron, 1336 E Gude Dr
Rockville, MD 2

Piña Records La Formula: showcase Zion y Lennox, Arcangel, Plan B, Rakim y Ken-Y, Lobo (big reggaeton stars) at Cococobana, Hyattsville, MD

Jerry Butler (old-school r'n'b) at Blues Allley

Frank Reyes (bachata) Valentines show at Club One, 8786 Richmond Hwy
Alexandria, VA

Toby Love y Arquimedes Reyes(bachata) at 9:00pm at The Palace
13989 Jefferson David Hwy, Woodbridge, VA

Anthology of Booty presents BACKDOOR (monthly dj party) feat iBOMBA (NYC) at Tropicalia

Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody(house music) at U St. Music Hall

Dionne Farris & Russell Gunn Quartet - Bohemian Caverns (neo-r'n'b & jazz)
Sat. Feb. 16

Kreyol LA (Haiti) Valentine's Bash at Loft Ballroom, 9375 Washington Blvd, Laurel, Maryland

Los Tigres del Norte with Conjunto Atardecer y
Los Autenticos Cadetes de Linares (norteno superstars w 2 openers) at 8:00pm at Cococabana, 2031A university blvd., Hyattsville, MD 20783

New Sounds From Arab Lands (5 musicians from Syria and Tunisia) at 7:30 at the Freer

*Mardi Gras family event with music from 10 am to 4 at the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum

D.C. Finest (Doo-wop singing cops) at Harmony Hall Regional Center
10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington , MD

The Temptations Revue featuring Dennis Edwards plus Soul Messengerz at U. of Md Clarice Smith Center

Laura Byrne, Donna Long, Eamon O'Leary Rose Flanagan at Cellar Stage (Irish), Faith Community United Methodist Church in Baltimore

*Diallo Sumbry (The Adinkra Group) & Peter Krysko (Albus Cavus) present  "African Roots, Global Reach: In Living Color" from 6 to 9 pm with an interactive, multisensory performing and visual arts interpretation of  Africa's influence on the world via lights, music,  dance, & art at the S. Dillon Ripley Center, International Gallery, 1100 Jefferson Street SW, (Enter from the Kiosk on Jefferson Street). Free.  Featured performing artists(mostly local rap and r'n'b):
Maimouna Youssef; Farafina Kan: The Sound of Africa; Sound of the City; DishiBem; Gods'illa;Blacknotes ;Da Originalz ;Akosua Akoto (Asa!); Lyrical the Lyricist; Just Tap; DJ Stylus; Bomani Armah.  Live visual art by: Jay Coleman; Jenai Asemoa Davis; Malandela Zulu.

Sun. Feb. 17

Montez de Durango (Mexican-American duranguese/banda) at 9:00pm
At The Palace, 13989 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Woodbridge, VA

WAMA Awards at State Theatre
Mon. Feb. 18

Christylez Bacon, Nistha Raj, and Wytold are a cross-cultural collaborative trio who fuse hip-hop style human beat-box, rhyming, and storytelling with Indian classical and Post-Western classical music for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Ctr Millennium Stage

Lil Royal at Westminster Church from 6 to 9 (James Brown impersonator)

Muddy & the Wolf with Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson, Tinsley Ellis, Jody Williams, James Cotton, and Bob Margolin at Birchmere (blues and blooz-rock)
Tues. Feb. 19

Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale (alt-country) at Birchmere

Bossa DUO Nova at An Die Musik Live in Baltimore
Wed. Feb. 20

Tango-Orkesteri Unto salute the classic Finnish tango repertoire as part of the Nordic Cool Festival at the Kennedy Ctr. Millennium Stage for free from 6 to 7

Buckwheat Zydeco at Barns of Wolf Trap

Tom Piazza, The Southern Journey of Alan Lomax: Words, Photographs, and Music 12 noon to 1 pm book talk at the Library of Congress Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building Contact: (202) 707-1519

*K. Michelle at the Howard Theatre

Thurs. Feb. 21

The Gaup Sisters perform a program of joik, a traditional form of song of the Sami people (the indigenous people of the northern Nordic region) at the Kennedy Ctr. Millennium Stage for free from 6 to 7

Midaircondo, joined here by percussionist Michala Østergaard-Nielsen, explores avant-garde sound art, electronica, jazz and melancholic pop, at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theatre as part of Nordic Cool

*M.O.P. & Smiff n Wessun at the Howard Theatre (rap)
Fri. Feb. 22

Ibrahim Electric, an eclectic jazz-based trio from Copenhagen, Denmark creates experimental music that draws from jazz, pop, afro, and funk at the Kennedy Ctr. Millennium Stage for free from 6 to 7

The Salsa 2013 Music Awards National Tour con Frankie Ruiz Jr. and
La Tremenda Orquesta de Giancarlo Rodriguez and more at Diamond Lounge,
7203 Little River Turnpike Annandale, VA

Agua Bella (Tribute to Peruvian Cumbia) at El Carbonazo (Sabor y Rumba)
9627 Lost Knife Rd., Gaithersburg, MD 20877

CJ Chenier & Red-Hot Louisiana Band at Artisphere

Wayne the Train Hancock at Birchmere

Appalachian music with Zane Campbell & more at Baltimore's Creative Alliance

*Raekwon (rapper from Wu-Tang) at the Howard Theatre

*a screening of the 1992 documentary Straight Up Go-Go and a performance by the band Rare Essence at 8 pm at the Lincoln Theatre
Sat. Feb. 23

Swedish percussive ensemble Kroumata at the Kennedy Ctr. Millennium Stage for free from 6 to 7

One of Norway's most innovative and distinctive percussionists, Terje Isungset collects material from nature and creates new instruments. For Icemusic, he carves instruments out of pure ice, including from the 600-year-old Jostedal glacier. At Kennedy Ctr. Terrace Theatre as part of Nordic Cool

Octavia (Bolivian rock) at State Theatre, Falls Church

Roy Clark at Rams Head Tavern. (country)

Shirley Caesar (gospel) at 5pm at Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U Street, NW Washington, DC

Patrick Lundy and the Ministers of Music offer gospel with a contemporary spin along with a screening of "Say Amen, Somebody." Tickets required. at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E., Washington, DC (202) 707-5502

Sun. Feb. 24

*The Afro-Cuban All Stars at The Howard Theatre. Cancelled

*Dawn Richard, Aaron Camper, Bridget Kelly (cutting edge r'n'b) at the Howard Theatre

From Iceland: electropop group FM Belfast, pop septet Retro Stefson, and delicate electronic pop songstress Sóley at the Kennedy Ctr. Millennium Stage for free from 6 to tba.

DC Funk-Punk Throwback Jam at 3 pm at the 930 Club featuring Trouble Funk • Scream • Shady Groove • Black Market Baby • DJ Kool • Junkyard • Youth Brigade • Static Disruptors • Worlds Collide with special guests Stinky Dink, DJ Tommy B and more! Hosted by Henry Rollins Celebrating PUMP ME UP: The DC Subculture of the 1980s at the Corcoran Gallery & the release of the film THE LEGEND OF COOL "DISCO" DAN

Occidental Gypsy at Germano's Trattoria in Baltimore (Gypsy Pop)

Dawn Richard (r'n'b) at the Howard Theatre
Mon. Feb. 25

Patti Labelle at Kennedy Center

Fuego at 9:00pm at Fast Eddies, 6220 Richmond Hwy(Rt. 1 South), Alexandria, VA 22303 (Dominican-American merengue singer & rapper from Langley Park, MD)
Tues. Feb. 26

Scott Miller at Hill Country Bbque, DC

French Montana at Rock n Roll Hotel (rap)
Wed. Feb. 27

Skatalites at the Howard Theatre

Lupe Fiasco (rap) at Fillmore

Danish singer/songwriter Eivør at the Kennedy Ctr. Millennium Stage for free from 6 to 7

Kaoru Watanabe & Kenny Endo at 7:30 at Freer Gallery (Japanese taiko drums and flutes)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs Musical Roots: From Africa to America at the Meyerhoff in Baltimore

Bobby Radcliff & the Nighthawks (guitar/blues/roots/rock) at Blues Alley (Two shows)

Celtic Crossroads at Barns of Wolf Trap
Thurs. Feb. 28

Bebel Gilberto at 930 Club (Brazilian)

Andre Thierry & band at Blobs Park, Jessup, MD (zydeco)

Swedish folk trio Skaran at the Kennedy Ctr. Millennium Stage for free from 6 to 7

Then Manly Deeds (old-timey) at Joe Squared in Baltimore's Station North District

Alika at Tropicalia (Spanish speaking Roots Reggae Dancehall)

Fri. Mar. 1

French cellist Vincent Segal and Malian kora master Ballaké Sissoko at the Atlas Theatre, H St. NE
Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock): 2-1-Kid Congo Powers Hour w/ Alex Minoff & more @ Black Cat;  2-2-Deleted Scenes, Hume, Imperial China, Buildings@Black Cat; 2-14- Foul Swoops and Thee Lolitas - Red Onion,1901 18th Street NW (7 PM in-store); 2-15-Yo La Tengo @930 Club; The Evens @ St. Stephens Church;2-16-Desparecidos @930 Club; 2-17- Bands that used to play the Bayou @ the Hamilton; 2-22-Jonathan Richman @ 930 Club; Parquet Courts @ Black Cat; 2-24-Jonathan Richman @ Golden West Café in Baltimore;

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

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.

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