Wednesday, May 1, 2013

D.C./Baltimore DMV "World" Music and More May 2013 Concert Calendar

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

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Wed. 5-1

Moenia (Mexican synth-pop) at State Theatre, Falls Church

May Day at 4:30 in Malcolm X Park

DC Jewish Music fest at 6th & I synagogue with Israeli female vocalist Mika Karni and her ensemble of Israeli, Moroccan, Yemenite, and Ethiopian musicians and singers who combine traditional Jewish melodies with African ethnic rhythms and a dash of folk.

James Brown Tribute event at Tropicalia with Djs Damu the Fudgemonk; Sam the Man Burns; and DJ Underdog spinning Godfather of Soul vinyl in tribute to what would have been his 80th birthday

9th Wonder's Jamla showcase at the Howard (rap)

Boris at Rock n Roll Hotel (special show)
Thurs. 5 -2

"On the Good Foot" --James Brown tribute continues at Tropicalia with DJ Applejac, Daz & Kue, DJ Stylus

Ben Harper & Charley Musselwhite at 930 Club (sold-out)

Maccabeats at Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation's Capital,
6045 16th Street NW,

Hayes Carll (country) at the Birchmere

Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird ( mixture of radical Yiddish song, punk sensibility and re-worked klezmer melodies) with an "unplugged" version of Sarah Aroeste's newest project, Gracia, which fuses Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) music with rock, pop, jazz and funk,at Artisphere

Boris at Rock n Roll Hotel (special show)

Found Footage Festival: Public Access Explosion! At Creative Alliance in Baltimore with Jeff Krulik
Friday 5-3

Los Master Plus (Guadalaraja, Mexico Electro-cumbia duo) at 10 with Bio Ritmo (Richmond, VA salsa) opening at 8 at Tropicalia

El Vez at Black Cat

Bob Marley free tribute by Nayas at Bier Baron, 1523 22nd St NW
Washington DC,
Sat. 5-4

JarabeDepalo at the Howard Theatre

Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mtn. Boys at the Hylton Center, Manassas

The Good Thing (DC funk band) at 8 and Fort Knox 5 at 10 spinning James Brown remixes at Tropicalia

Morris Day & the Time at Kentland/Columbia Park Community Center, 2411 Pinebrook Drive, Landover, MD

Led by Israeli-born Artistic Director Zvi Gotheiner, ZviDance will perform DABKE, a contemporary dance inspired by this ancient Middle-Eastern folk dance. Arabic for "stomping the ground," at 7:30 at American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

Caravansary of Dreams Persian dance event at Joy of Motion Dance Center/ Friendship Heights , 5207 Wisconsin Ave NW

Los Redd from El Salvador at 8:00pm at Leyla's Restaurant, 5607 Sargent Rd.
Hyattsville, MD

Pan American Symphony Tango at Lisner

Danny Brown (rap) at Rock n Roll Hotel (sold-out)
Sun. 5-5

*National Cinco de Mayo Fest between noon & 6 pm  on the mall between 8th & 12 Sts. NW with Maru Montero Dance Company;  Remember the Palladium theatrical excerpt w salsa dancers and Orchestra La Leyenda; Mariachi Los Amigos and more

Cinco de Mayo Block Party with Roman Arriola, ZakkE, Kickoman y Botta at El Gavilan, 8805 Flower Ave., Silver Spring , MD

Lila Downs at the Hylton Center, Manassas (recommended)(Mexican-American singer) (pre-performance discussion with ethnomusicologist at 7)

Dabke (Israeli dance re Arab Spring) at 2 pm at American Dance Institute, Rockville

Blues dance music night at 6 at Tropicalia

Dreamgirls at the Lyric in Baltimore

Earth, Wind & Fire at Pier 6 in Baltimore

Los Originales de San Juan Y Buknas de Culiacan at 9:00pm at the Palace
13989 Jefferson David Hwy, Woodbridge, VA

Hossein Omoumi and Fatemeh Keshavarz (Persian music) at U. of Md Arc Aud.
Mon. 5-6

Culture with Kenyatta Hill (classic roots reggae) at Tropiccalia

Belgian multi-instrumentalist Paul Oorts & Karen Ashbrook on the hammered dulcimer and wooden flute for a program of traditional instrumental music from 6 to 7 for free at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Tues. 5-7

Alejandro Sanz (commercial Latin rock) at DAR Const. Hall

Steve Earle (alt-country) at the Birchmere

Old Bay Ceili Irish band from 6 to 7 for free at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars' Klezmer-Bhangra Extravaganza featuring Deep Singh at 7:30 pm at the Washington DCJCC, 1529 16th Street NW, Washington, DC
Indian and Jewish music collide! Trumpeter Frank London of the Klezmatics joins master percussionist Deep Singh. The concert will explore both the ecstatic and the meditative aspects of Jewish and Indian music, and will feature songs by Malkit Singh and Moyshe Oysher. Songs will be sung in Yiddish, Punjabi, Hebrew, Hindi, and English.
Wed. 5-8

Joshua Morgan and guest vocalists Will Gartshore and Bayla Whitten at the DC JCC lead a singalong to show tunes from Jewish Broadway (aka Broadway) — everyone from Rodgers and Hammerstein and the Gershwins, to Kander and Ebb, plus Schwartz, Shaiman, and of course, Sondheim.

Thurs. 5-9

Dynami (Georgetown dancers doing traditional moves from Greece) from 6 to 7 for free at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Maracuyeah 2 year anniversary/Reventon with dj Guaguis (Kumbia Queers/Ultrasonicas) from Mexico and from DC : Son Cosita Seria & Dj Wanako at 10 p.m. at Tropicalia

Joshua Nelson, "Prince of Kosher Soul" at DC JCC-- Nelson combines Jewish liturgical lyrics with the soulful sounds of American gospel music

*Nadas and Jason Ringenberg (alt-country) at Hill Country Barbeque

*Alice Russell (jazzy soul ) at Liv
Fri. 5-10

Big Sam's Funky Nation at Artisphere (New Orleans funk & jam band) with King Soul (DC)

Beausoleil at Culpeper State Theatre

Charlie Wilson at DAR Const. Hall

Roberto Jr at 9:00pm at The Palace, 13989 Jefferson David Hwy
Woodbridge, VA

Guy Davis (blues) at Montpelier Arts Ctr in Laurel, MD
Sat. 5-11

Percy Sledge & Gene Chandler (soul) at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral Street, Baltimore,

Celebracion del Dia de las Madres con Caril Paura y Homenaje a Los Visconti en Ceviche House, 9:00pm, 117 N. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD

*Mousee Thompson and the James Brown Experience, Hardway Connection, Greg Cooper, Baltimore's Badd, Hardway Connection w WPFW's Mille Ware as emcee at Lamonts in Pomonkey 2 pm showtime

Bernice Johnson Reagon (Sweet Honey) with Toshi Reagon at Creative Alliance in Baltimore

*Luciana Souza (sings artsy Brazilian bossa nova jazz) at Atlas Theatre , H st NE

Taylor Swift at Verizon Ctr (sold-out)

Currensy at Howard Theatre (rap)

BeBe Winans (gospel) at Lisner

*DC Love Fest with Raheem Devaughan , Marsha Ambrosius, Lysette Titi, John Michael, B. Blunt & Kyonte (r'n'b) at DC Convention Ctr.

*Sweetlife Fest w/ Phoenix(French synths & guitar rock), Passion Pit (synth pop), Kendrick Lamar(rap), Yeah Yeah Yeahs (rock), Gary Clark (blues), Solange (r'n'b), Lindsey Stirling at Merriweather Post plus a bunch of indie rock bands on smaller stages

*Kendrick Lamar at Fur (after Sweetlife gig)

*Alerta Zero at Mexico Lindo in Bladensburg
Sun. 5-12

Preston Frank and Big Daddy Zydeco at Glen Echo

Mothers Day Tribute to Motown legends with Dennis Edwards, Delfonics, Dynamic Superiors & JR Walker's All-star band at Lincoln Theatre at 5PM

*El Coyote y el banda; Alerta Zero; Tierra Santa; Agave Norteno & more at Prince William County Fairgrounds, Manassas, VA

Celebracion del Dia de las Madres con Caril Paura y Homenaje a Los Visconti at 6:00pm at Tutto Bene, 501 N Randolph St., Arlington, VA

Freddie Jackson at 7:30 (r'n'b) at Howard Theatre and Juicy J and Asap Ferg (rap) at 10 at Howard Theatre

*Mothers Finest (r'n'b) at Birchmere

*Urban Corps Transatlantic Hiphop & Dance Fest through the 18th at various DC locations
Mon. 5-13

Backpack Jax and KLP and TSU at Creative Alliance (French hiphop inspired dance and more)

*Digitalism (German electro-house) at U St. Music Hall
Tues. 5-14

Wed. 5-15

Thurs. 5-16

Kickoman (cumbia-reggae-rock) cd release show at Tropicalia with Maracuyeah djs and Pompeya

Isley Brothers at DAR Constitution Hall

Thunder Soul movie doc for free at Creative Alliance, Balt.

Sheila E. at 7:30 at Howard Theatre; Chuck Brown's band at 10:30 for year-later special tribute

Arturo Sandoval at Blues Alley
Fri. 5-17

Bachata Heightz at the Palace, Route 1 South, Woodbridge

Big Sandy & the Fly-Rite Boys at Iota (alt-honky tonk)

Brian McKnight (r'n'b) at Howard Theatre

*Lucian Perkins and Alec Mackaye discuss DC 1979 punk photo (with essays) book Hard Art at Politics & Prose
Sat. 5-18

Jim Byers' Metro Mambo—Rainbow Mambo- the Gay and Lesbian Presence in Latin music with actor/dancer Andy Torres and Orquesta de Leyenda from 2 to 4 at Smithsonian Anacostia Museum

Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival at Sandy Point with Eric Burdon & the Animals, Trombone Shorty, Lucky Peterson,

Argentine Festival at Thomas Jefferson Theater, 125 South Old Glebe Rd
Arlington, VA

Pitbull at Preakness infield

Tony Roy, Ambelique, and Sammy Dread at Rio Lounge, Rt. 1 , Laurel, MD (reggae)

Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Fest starts

Eme & Heteru "Afro-roots music" at Tropicalia

Elikeh (Togo/DC afropop), Nappy Riddem, & Black Masala at Artisphere

Freddie McGregor, Ken Boothe and Yellowman (reggae) at the Fairgrounds at Nationals Park

Blind Boys of Alabama & Bettye Lavette (soul) at Howard Theatre

Night of 1,000 Dylans at Creative Alliance
Sun. 5-19

Charity benefit with Deathfix, DJ Will Eastman, Razz, Kid Congo,
Richard Morel's Hot Sauce, Batala (DC style Brazilian), Lee Fields & The Expression (soul) at 930 Club matinee

Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival at Sandy Point with Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staples, Indigenous, Slide Brothers, Deanna Bogart,

Karpouzi Trio(locally based band play Greek music) at 3:30 at Hill Center,921 PA Ave Se
Mon. 5-20

Former V. Voice critic and Black Rock Coalition co-founder Greg Tate's jazzy Burnt Sugar Arkestra Chamber (with singers, horns and a rhythm section), go-go and jazz pianist Marc Cary, and Brooklyn/DC poet Thomas Sayers Ellis are teaming up with DC-based go-go vocalist Donnell Floyd, and percussionists Go-go Mickey and Kenny "Kwick" Gross to form "The Upper Anacostia ~ Lower Gold Coast Symphonic." They will be presenting their "Drums Along the Potomac-A Global Go-Go Fantasia" for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. WPFW dj Bobby Hill will lead a post-gig discussion.

Casey Veggies and Travis Scott (rap) at Howard Theatre
Tues. 5-21

Fishtank Ensemble ("Cross-pollinated Gypsy music") at Tropicalia
Wed. 5-22

Mago De Oz at the Howard Theatre

Thurs. 5-23

Del Fest at Allegheny Fairgrounds (through the 25th)

*L'Angelus (Cajun) at Jammin Java

Fri. 5-24

Antonio Cartajena at Diamond Lounge, 7203 Little River Tpke, Annandale, VA

Machet v Dubenstein at Tropicalia (dubbed and echoed reggae ala Mad Professor)

Fieston Salvadorenisimo n Hermanos Flores y Tito Flores orquesta San Vicente
At 9:00pm at The Palace, Woodbridge, VA

Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan at Patriot Center

* El Gran Combo at El Boqueron II
Sat. 5-25

Rakim y Keny (reggaeton) at Diamond Lounge, 7203 Little River Tpke, Annandale, VA

Stylistics, Blue Magic & GQ (soul) at Fifth Regiment Armory, 29th Division Street, Baltimore,

Manny Fuentes (from Puerto Rico) Tribute to Puerto Rican salsa at Ceviche House, Gaithersburg, MD

Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Eli Young Band, and Kacey Musgraves at Fed-Ex Field, Landover

*CS Blues movie (Rolling Stones 1972 doc) at Nat. Gallery of Art

*Migz at the Salsa Room, Arlington
Sun. 5-26

* Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang (D.C.-based Sierra Leone) at Plum Orchard Conference Center,12210 Plum Orchard Drive, Silver Spring, MD as part of a special event dedicated to Sierra Leonean music. Afro National, Emmerson and Colin Crowe are also performing. Show starts at 9pm, and Janka is on at 10pm

Fab 5 Band and the Cables (Jamaiaca) at the Patapsco Park, Baltimore

Kelly Rowland & The-Dream at the Fillmore (r'n'b)

Homay & the Mastan Ensemble (Persian music) at Clarice Smith Ctr Dekelbaum Concert Hall

* Pandit Viswa Mohan Bhatt, Mohan veena (a modified slide guitar), and Pandit Subhen Chatterjee, tabla.  The USM Shady Grove Center, Rockville, MD 20850, at 6:00 pm;

**Migz at the Salsa Room, Arlington
Mon. 5-27

Asian Pacific music night from traditional to k-pop from 6 to 7 for free at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

*Little Margie Clark from the Jewels with a great band featuring Jacques Johnson & Bobby Felder from 6 to 9 at the Westminster Church, SW DC
Tues 5-28

Fado music from 6 to 7 for free at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Kelly Rowland and the Dream at Rams Head Live in Baltimore

Aaron Neville at Rams Head Annapolis
Wed. 5-29

Cyprus music from 6 to 7 for free at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

A Tribe Called Red (an all Native North American DJ crew from Ottawa Canada) at Tropicalia with Maracuyeah DJs

Toots & the Maytals & Rams Head Annapolis

Aaron Neville at the Birchmere

Thurs. 5-30

Soul Power Movie doc for free (filmed in Zaire in the 70s with James Brown, BB King, Bill Withers, Celia Cruz, and more) at Creative Alliance at 7

*Chronixx (upcoming roots reggae star) with Zinc Fence Band and Hya Dream(DC) + Sagii Earthtone (VA)
 plus DJ music by Stoka Firemarshall and Revolution, at 10 p.m. at Twelve DC, 1126 H. St NE

Iris Dement at Rams Head Annapolis(alt-country)

Western MD Blues fest

A Tribe Called Red at 8 by 10(Native-North American rap)

*Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys at Blobs Park (Louisiana Cajun band)
Fri. 5-31

Daddy Yankee at Cococabana (reggaeton)

Maceo Parker at Birchmere (funk)

Iris Dement at Jammin Java

Mink Stole at Creative Alliance

*Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew (Cajun) at Glen Echo Park

Sat. 6-1

Dance Africa DC at Dance Place

Washington Folk fest

*Gator Day at Lamont's in Pomonkey, MD w/ Ms. Jody (Ecko R. ) & more

Sierra Leone Refugee Allstars at Artisphere
Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock):
Wed. 5-1- ; 5-4 - DJ Kid Congo Powers , DJ Ian Svenonius; Deathfix and Paint Branch at Black Whiskey, 1410 14th St NW; 5-7-Ian Mackaye @ Library of C.; 5-13-Black Francis @ Birchmere; 5-16-Father John Misty @ 930; Camper V. Beethoven @ State; 5-17-Priests @ Comet; 5-18-Paramore @ Fillmore;5-19-Titus Andronicus @ Black Cat;5-25-Total Control (Aussie punk)/Parquet Courts/UV race @ Black Cat; 5-26- Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby @ An Die Musik- Balt;5-30-Thermals, Pure Junk @ Black Cat;