Friday, March 1, 2013

DC/Baltimore "World" Music and more March 2013

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

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This is a slightly abbreviated list as I am busy packing and moving locally.

Lots of events

Fri. 3-1

 $ MONEYTOWN $.....funk, soul, disco, boogalo, latin, rap & more with special guest dj Chairman Mao (Ego Trip zine NYC) at  Little Miss Whiskey's Golden Dollar (1104 H St., NE DC) 10pm-3am, no cover w/ your host, DJ Nitekrawler. Chairman Jeff Mao co-created Ego Trip, which spawned the  "Book of Rap Lists" 

Irvin Mayfield & his New Orleans Jazz Orchestra at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda $40 admission , $15 food/drink minimum

French cellist Vincent Segal and Malian kora master Ballaké Sissoko at the Atlas Theatre, H St. NE

Gypsy Soul Party with Orchester Praževica, UltaFox, and belly dancer at Midtown BBQ & Brew in Baltimore

Aaron Henkin hosts Vauxhall at Creative Alliance in Baltimore

Naughty by Nature at the Howard Theatre

David Bisbal at the Warner Theatre

My Brother Marvin (play about Marvin Gaye) at the Model Ctr. Lyric Theatre, Baltimore (through 3-3)

Pump Me Up Exhibit (go-go; DC punk; graffiti ) at the Corcoran into April

Nordic Cool at Kennedy Center (various events)
Sat. 3- 2

Silk Road Dance Company presents “Bollywood Fever,” an elaborately-costumed celebration of a worldwide dance phenomenon, from its classical Indian roots to the latest hip hop Bollywood style; at 1:30 p.m. at the Atlas Theatre Lang Theatre · 60 m

Orquesta La Leyenda with Eileen Torres’ Dancers at 4:30 pm in “Remembering the Palladium,” a theatrical event about the 1950s New York dance hall at the Atlas Theatre Lang Theatre, H St NE · 60 min

 Avante-accordionist Guy Klucevsek with avant-garde dancer and choreographer Lionel Popkin  at Dance Place, 3225 8th St.NE  (Sunday also)

Escarioka (latin ska), Guraco (dub reggae) at Tropicalia

Luis Miguel del Amargue at 9:00pm at Club One
8786 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA

Mtg re the future of DC Carnival at Trinidad & Tobago Assoc. Headquarters, 5123 GA. Ave. NW

Nowruz celebration at 8 at UMBC
Sun. 3- 3

Rogelio Martinez at the Palace, Woodbridge, VA

Fishbone at the Howard

Dirty Dozen Brass Band at the Hamilton
Mon 3- 4

Trinidad James (rapper) at the Howard

Fishbone at Rams head Live
Tues. 3-5

My Brother Marvin (play about Marvin Gaye) at the Warner Theatre (through the 10th)

Booker T. Jones (r’n’b) at the Howard
Wed. 3-6

The Swedish/Senegalese folky couple Sousou and Maher Cissoko for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Rebirth Brass Band at the Hamilton
Thurs. 3-7

Sweet Honey in the Rock at Howard Theatre

Naseer Shamma’s Al-Oyoun Ensemble (Iraqi oud player and group who are based in Cairo. First local appearance in 10 years) at the Freer

Nanook from Greenland for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

**March 7 - 12: 2013 New African Films Festival @ AFI Silver theatre in Silver Spring

*Mor Ve Ötesi (Turkey) at Tropicalia DC

Fri. 3-8

Orchester Praževica (gypsy slovak jazz) at Club K, 2101 Maryland Ave, Baltimore

Bareto at the Howard Theatre (rock en Espanol)

Gerardo Ortiz at Cococabana, Univ. Blvd., Hyattsville

Verny Varela cd release event at the Diamond Lounge, Annandale, VA

Zacarias Ferreira at  9:00pm at El Boqueron II, 1336 E Gude Dr
Rockville, MD

Grupo Melao at the Palace, Woodbridge, VA

Nomadic Wax African Hiphop Showcase with Thiat, Foumalade and Bat Blind, Waterflow (Senegal), Dumi Right (Zimbabwe)  at Tropicalia 

Eric Bibb and Habib Koite: Brothers in Bamako at Spectrum Theatre in Arlington

Peabo Bryson, Leela James, & James Jamerson Jr. - Standing in the Shadows of Motown at the Howard

Sat. 3-9

Palenke Soultribe (Afro-columbian) at Tropicalia (recommended)

Tambo Tambo (Argentine cumbia) at Diamond Lounge, 7203 Little River Tpke, Annandale, VA

Nowruz celebration with live music at Sheraton Premier Tysons Corner, Vienna, VA

*Film "TEY"  about a musician from Senegal at AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring

* La Republica for free at Cococabana, 2031 A University Blvd., Hyattsville
Sun. 3-10

Los Horoscopos du Durango (duranguese music) at the Palace, Woodbridge, VA

Dubfire at U Street Music Hall

Israel Vibration at the Howard

Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew at Glen Echo

*Viewer's Choice Go-go Awards show at La Fontaine Bleu
Mon. 3-11

* Grandmaster Flash at U St. Music Hall
Tues. 3-12

**This is on Wed.3-13 not Tuesday--Terakaft at 7:30 at La Maison Française, 4101 Reservoir Road, NW
(A great desert rock band from northern Mali.  Recommended)

“Bustin Loose” conversation at Corcoran with Iley Brown, II (discographer: TTED & Cherry Blossom  Records, writer: D.C. Music and go-go music (Washington Times, Smithsonian Folklife Festival), promoter and DJ: New York, Los Angeles, London), 9:30 Club owner Seth Hurwitz, D.C. Go-Go and hip-hop figure DJ Kool, and musician Alec MacKaye (Untouchables, The Faith, and Ignition) share stories from these two underground music scenes and discuss their origins, folkways, and parallels. The panel is moderated by Washington City Paper managing editor Jonathan L. Fischer.

Dr. John at Rams Head tavern in Annapolis

Rihanna & ASAP Rocky at 1st mariner Arena in Baltimore

*March 12 - 15: Algerian film fest @ Goethe-Institut in DC ( Fest_sm.pdf)

Wed. 3-13

**Terakaft at 7:30 at La Maison Française, 4101 Reservoir Road, NW
(A great desert rock band from northern Mali.  Recommended)

*"El Gusto" - Algerian movie about the 1960's reunion of a Muslim and Jewish Algerian musical troupe (/ Fest_sm.pdf) (also recommended)

* Moombahton Massive with Sabo, Nadastrom, Munchi, & El Freaky at U St. Music Hall

* OkayAfrica celebrates 56 years of Independence in Ghana with Dj's Underdog, DrewCool and Senyo will grace the Tropicalia stage for "Azonto Fiesta"!  you will probably hear more kwaito, hiplife, kuduro, South African house, Zouk, Soukous, Coupe Decale and Azonto

Thurs. 3-14th
El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico (great salsa band) at The Howard Theatre
620 T Street NW, DC

*Michael Mayer (german minimalist techno dj on Kompact label) at U St. Music Hall 3rd anniversary week event
Fri. 3-15

Jowell & Randy (reggaeton) at Love Nightclub, Okie St NE

films by Hisham Mayet of Sublime Frequencies-'Vodoun Gods on the Slave Coast' and 'The Divine River: Ceremonial Pageantry In The Sahel' Both films will be introduced by the filmmaker and an informal Q+A will proceed the screenings at 8 pm at Local 16, 1602 U St. NW (small location with limited seats)

Grupo Melao at El Boqueron II, Rockville, MD

Luis Vargas at the Diamond Lounge, Annandale,VA

Tony Dize at the Palace, Woodbridge, VA

Slick Rick & Rakim at the Howard (old-school rap)

Adnam Sami (Bollywood) at the Warner theatre (recommended)

* Sitar concert at 7:30 at the Bangladesh Embassy with Alif Laila, Sitar, Monir Hossain, Tabla

Marvin Sapp & friends (gospel) at Mount Pleasant Church, 6000 Radecke Avenue, Baltimore,

Average White Band at the Birchmere

Allen Toussaint at the Hamilton

*Robin Bullock (Celtic Guitar) at An Die Musik Live in Baltimore
Sat. 3-16

Nowruz Persian New Year celebration  11 am–5 pm (with live music at 1 and 4)
Freer and Sackler Galleries, S. Dillon Ripley Center

Carlos y Alejandra at Club One, Alexandria

The Softones (70s Baltimore soul group) at Harmony Hall in Ft. Washington, MD

Mohammad Reza Shajarian and Pournazeri Brothers Concert at Strathmore (Persian)

Slavic Soul Party  for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

*Kodo Drummers at DAR Const. Hall

*Toby Love for free at Cococabana, Univ. Blvd., Hyattsville

Sun. 3-17

Irish dance for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

*Dirk Powell (from Balfa Tujours out of Louisiana) and Cedric Watson(Louisiana Creole fiddler)  at 5 pm. at the Takoma Park VFW

*Natalie McMaster at George Mason Center for the Arts

Mon. 3-18

Go-Go Music: The History and Evolution of DC’s Legendary Beat with author Kip Lornell at 7 at the Corcoran

Tues. 3-19

Balkan Beat Box at 9:30 Club (recommended)

Wed. 3-20

Temprees (70s Memphis soul group) at Harmony Hall in Ft. Washington, MD
Thurs. 3-21

Maracuyeah dj dance night at Tropicalia with Isa Gt (Columbia via UK)
Fri. 3-22

Grande Fête de la Francophonie with Swiss pop-folk singer-songwriter Bastian Baker  plus more than 35 embassies unite to present their culture and cuisine at
La Maison Française / Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Road, NW

Plan B (reggaeton) at El Boqeron, Rockville, MD

La Banda Gorda (merengue) at the Palace

King of Kings featuring Shirley Caesar, Richard Smallwoood, Beverly Crawford & more (gospel) at Evangel Cathedral, 13901 Central Ave., Upper Marlboro, MD

The Revelers (Lafayette, LA Cajun & swamp pop) at Artisphere

* Bronco and Lalo Mora at Cococabana in Hyattsville (cowboy hat wearing Mexican) 
Sat. 3-23

an original scratch conference, mixing workshops, a documentary screening, and DJ sets from French label Prolifik Records and “Make the Girl Dance” at Malmaison, 3401 K Street, NW

Melcochita at 10:00pm at Ceviche House, 117 N. Frederick Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD

James Cotton (blues harmonica) at the Howard

*Crazy for Patsy! Patsy Cline Tribute at Barns of Rose Hill
95 Chalmers Court, Berryville, VA  22611
Sun. 3-24

Afro-Cuban Allstars at the Howard

Lucy Wainwright Roche for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Mon. 3-25

Tues. 3-26

Wed. 3-27

 Thurs. 3-28

*DIY DC panel at 7 p.m. $ at the Corcoran Gallery of Art
This panel discussion moderated by Alona Wartofsky, a former editor and writer for City Paper and Washington Post, will explore the music and gang cultures of pre-gentrification D.C. Panelists include “Big” Tony Fisher of Trouble Funk, Andre “Whiteboy” Johnson of Rare Essence, longtime Washington music writer Mark Jenkins, former D.C. Police detective Donald “Goose” Gossage and Gangster George, a former member of the Gangster Chronicles crew. To register,go to Corcoran site

Fri. 3-29

Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble with DC blues singer Stacy Brooks at Creative Alliance in Baltimore

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
w/ Richard Thompson at Strathmore

Iguanas at the Barns of Wolf trap
Sat. 3-30

Romeo Santos (bachata) at the Patriot Center

Banjo festival at Creative Alliance in Baltimore 

Cleve Francis at the Birchmere

Junior Marvin tribute to Bob Marley at the Hamilton

*Carimi (Haitian band) at Rio Restaurant & Lounge in Laurel, MD

* Baltimore & DC Caribbean Carnival launching party at the T & T Clubhouse, 5123 GA Ave NW
Sun. 3-31

Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock): 3-1-*March 1 - April 13: Francophonie Cultural Festival in DC  ( ; 3-5-Ian Mackaye & Roger Gastman talk at Corcoran; 3-6-Veronica Falls @ Black Cat; 3-9-Django Django @ 930; 3-14-Mission of Burma @ Ottobar; 3-15-Taking the P djs @ Marx Cafe; 3-27-Feelies @ 930 Club; Dope Body @ Comet;


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.