Friday, August 2, 2013

DC/Baltimore DMV "World" Music and More August 2013 Concert List

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

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Be adventurous and check out these events.  I update this list with new gigs I discover. Look for the asterisk *

Highlights:

Sat. 8-3-Hardway Connection at Lamont's 25th anniversary gig (soul)
Sat. 8-3-Eritrean Festival at D.C. Convention Center

Tues. 8-6-El Gusto (Algerian Chaabi Jewish & Muslim orchestra) free at Kennedy Ctr.

Fri. 8-16- Ismael Miranda y Andy Montanez (salsa singing vets) at the Palace

Fri. 8-23-Elephant Man (dancehall reggae) at Plum Orchard Conf. Ctr
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Thurs. 8-1

African Umoja at Warner Theatre (South African musical through Sunday 8-3)

Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, B.o.B, Trinidad Jame$, Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era, Berner, Chevy Woods, more(rap) at 6 at Jiffy Lube Live

Persian Party at Diva Night Club, 2406 18th Street NW, DC
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Fri. 8-2

K. Michelle at Howard Theatre (r'n'b)

Dick Dale (king of surf-rock) at Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis

Novalima at U St Music Hall

Tony Vega at 9:00pm at The Palace, 13989 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Woodbridge, VA (salsa)

Lil Wayne, T.I., 2 Chainz, G-Eazy (rap) at Verizon Centre

DJ Rich Medina at Tropicalia

"The Nina Simone Experiment" with the Belly of Jazz bellydancers performing to her music at 8:00-9:00pm at the Source Black Box Theatre near 14th & U Street in Washington DC. [1835 14th Street]

Liner Notes: The Award Tour at 8pm at Atlas Theatre, 1333 H Street NE Washington, DC (theatrical production re album liner notes fun from the likes of albums by Chaka Khan, rappers and more)

Major Lazer and more at Merriweather Post with local Moombahton, trap,& bass dance music in the 932 bar

Mariachi Los Amigos at Royal Lake Park, for free from 7:30 to 8:30 in Fairfax

DJ Rekha (Basement Bhangra) at the Black Cat
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Sat. 8-3

Lamont's in Pomonkey, MD 25th Anniversary show with the Hardway Connection (Md. Based southern soul)

Satinder Sartaaj at 7:30 at Herndon High School, 700 Bennett St, Herndon, VA (Bollywood)

Los Amos de Nuevo Leon at 9:00pm at Diamond Lounge, 7203 Little River Tpke
Annandale, VA (Mexican banda)

Black Point at 9:00pm at Euphoria Nightclub, 1301 S. Ponca St., Baltimore, MD (rap en espanol)

Eritrean festival at Washington Convention Center (and Sunday also)

Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-chas at the Reston Town Center Pavilion, 11900 Market St., Reston, VA for Free from 7:30-10:00pm Rain or Shine

Summer Spirit Fest w/Eryka Badu, D'angelo, Busta Rhymes Black Alley at Merriweather Post

Krayolas (Tex-Mex) at Tropicalia

Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles at Kennedy Center Millenium Stage from 6 to 7 pm for free (New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian band/troupe)

"The Nina Simone Experiment" with the Belly of Jazz bellydancers performing to her music at 8:00-9:00pm at the Source Black Box Theatre near 14th & U Street in Washington DC. [1835 14th Street]

Liner Notes: The Award Tour at 8pm at Atlas Theatre, 1333 H Street NE Washington, DC (theatrical production re album liner notes fun from the likes of albums by Chaka Khan and more)

K. Michelle at Baltimore Soundstage (r'n'b)

Vietnamese cultural Heritage Night 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Ossian Hall Park
7900 Heritage Drive Annandale VA

Holmes Brothers at Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA (old-school soul)

Henry Santos (from bachata group Aventura) at the Howard

Mary Mary, Marvin Sapp, Lisa Page Brooks, and Earl Bynum & the Mount Unity Choir at Pier Six Pavilion (Baltimore) (Gospel)

Rez Ball festival in Lanham MD includes Orchester Pra┼żevica (gypsy slovak jazz)
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Sun. 8-4

Zouk Summer Fest at Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Road
Bladensburg 2 to 8 pm

Dick Dale (king of surf-rock) at the Birchmere

Fiesta Boliviana at 10 a.m. until 8 pm with Trio Oriental and more at Bull Run Park, 7700 Bull Run Dr
Centreville, VA

Eritrean festival at Washington Convention Center

Latin Fest of Md at Timonium Fairgrounds, with El Trono de Mexico;
- Raulin Rodriguez; - Kazzabe de Honduras; - Rene Alonso;- K-Rose;
- Mr. Pelon 503; - King Fly-P;- El Chema; - Lil Pimp ~ El Pimpinaso at 10 am until at 2200 York Rd., Lutherville-Timonium, Md

Rodrigo y Gabriela at Strathmore

DC Latin Flavor Fest 2013 - PART II at Half Street Fairgrounds, 1299 Half Street, SE Washington, DC 11am to 8

Gospel featuring Rev. James Flowers and the Flowers Family with Y'anna Crawley at 3 – 5pm at Holloway Estates Park, 9911 Rosaryville Road, Upper Marlboro, MD

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly at Pier 6
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Mon. 8-5

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Tues. 8-6

El Gusto, an Algerian orchestra (with Jewish & Muslim players) at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theatre- for free from 6 to 7 (consisting of the students of the first music class led by the founder of chaabi music—El Anka, reunites after 50 years of separation for a U.S. tour )

Beres Hammond at Rams head Live (reggae)

Black August ft. Dead Prez, Maimouna Youssef, Martin Luther, Godsilla, and Farafina Kan at The Howard Theatre with Wise Intelligent from Poor Righteous Teachers (rap)

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Wed. 8-7

The Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers of Covington, Kentucky, is an a cappella group that specializes in the four-part harmony gospel "jubilee" style. Performing free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

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Thurs. 8-8

Beres Hammond at the Howard Theatre (great reggae crooner)

the 5th Annual DC Bachata Congress & International Latin Dance Expo
& the 1st Annual DC KIZOMBA CONGRESS through 8-12 at the Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009

Gipsy Kings at Wolf Trap Filene Center

Peter Frampton, BB King, & Roger McGuinn at Pier 6

CJ Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band at Kidwell Farm in Herndon from 7:30 to 8:30 for free (zydeco)

Justin Timberlake & Jay Z at M & T Bank Stadium, Baltimore

Keith Urban, Little Big Town, and Dustin Lynch - Merriweather Post Pavilion (country)

Balkan Dance Party at Baltimore Free Farm in Hampden neighborhood, with Orchester Prazevica (slovak gypsy jazz) and Balti Mare (gypsy), 8-12
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Fri. 8-9

Leo Dan with Los Angeles Negros at 9:00pm at Cococabana
2031A university blvd., Hyattsville, MD (Argentine old-school `60s pop)

Angie Stone at Howard Theatre for 2 shows (R'n'b)

Amnesty International is holding a 'Punk Rock Protest' show in front of the Russian Embassy in support of members of Pussy Riot. Time tba

Jose James at Birchmere

Death Grips at Ottobar

Stooges Brass Band at Artisphere (New Orleans funk)

Winstons at Grist Mill Park in south Alexandria, VA (soul)

Terence Blanchard at Blues Alley (through Sunday)

Karikatura (Brooklyn whirled music) w/ Alma Tropicalia at Tropicalia
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Sat. 8-10

* AfricaFest USA from 1 to 8 pm (and on Sunday too) with music, food, games, and more. Saturday music includes: Emerson; Jannett Scott; Naomi Achu; Tag Soundz and more at Veterans Plaza, 8523 Fenton St., Silver Spring,MD

Panteon Rococo (Latin ska-rock) at 8:00pm at The Fillmore
8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD

Cheick Hamala Diabate & Corey Harris (Malian and blues) at Reston Town Center for free at 7:30

Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin w/ Beausoleil (Cajun) at Wolftrap Filene Center

Marty Stuart & his Fabulous Superlatives at Birchmere (country)

Sylver Logan Sharp (vocalist from Chic) with secret Society at Fort Dupont Park in SE DC for free

Korean cultural Heritage Night 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Ossian Hall Park
7900 Heritage Drive Annandale VA

Jose James at Baltimore Soundstage (r'n'b)

El P and Killer Mike (rap) at the 930 Club

Traditional Persian Music and Barefoot Revolution Rumi Poetry at An Die Musik in Baltimore

World Dance Showcase - Dance Baltimore presents a celebration of dance from around the world at Baltimore's Creative Alliance

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Sun. 8-11

* AfricaFest USA from 1 to 8 pm with music, food, games, and more. Sunday music includes: Lorraine Klaasen, Latunde Silver; Wayna (Ethiopian); Sol Power Allstars, farafina Kan and more at Veterans Plaza, 8523 Fenton St., Silver Spring,MD


El Coyote y su Banda Tierra Santa at 9:00pm at The Palace
13989 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Woodbridge, VA (Mexican banda)

Peter Frampton, BB King at Wolf Trap

Hezekiah Walker & LFC with Anthony Brown (gospel) at Church of the Redeemed of the Lord, 4321 Old York Road, Baltimore, MD

Traditional Persian Music and Barefoot Revolution Rumi Poetry at Bossa in NW DC

Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires at Baltimore Soundstage
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Mon. 8-12

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Tues. 8-13

Buddy Guy & George Thorogood (blues) at Pier 6

Jayme Stone (banjoist)(world folk) for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

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Wed. 8-14

Ukefest at Strathmore gazebo

Maryland's Kalanidhi Dance offers a dance performance featuring the Indian classical style of Kuchipudi for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Diana Ross at Wolf Trap
International Youth Day celebration at Baltimore's Creative Alliance, organized by International Rescue Committee. FREE 5:30-8pm
With cultural performances, craft instruction, drumming, youth story-telling, fashion, cuisine.
Info: Aimee.Lyons@Rescue.org 410-558-3186
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Thurs.8-15

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (from New Orleans) opening for Grace Potter & the Nocturnals (blooze-rock jam band) at Wolf Trap

Henry Butler at Blues Alley

Maracuyeah Djs at Tropicalia

Theivery Corp at 930 (through Saturday)
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Fri. 8-16

Ismael Miranda y Andy Montanez Celebrando el Festival del Callao at 9 pm at
The Palace 13989 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Woodbridge, VA (critic fave salsa singing vets)

African Diaspora International Film Fest at the Goethe Inst., 812 7th St NW… Through the 18th. opening night film is called "African Independence"

The Phoenix Sings: Traditional and Contemporary Kunqu Music-Theater (Chinese) at 1 pm at Freer/Sackler

*DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Presents Go-Go Swing: Washington, DC’s Unstoppable Beat, an exhibit with Thomas Sayers Ellis photos; Chuck Brown guitar; Go-go cassettes and more.  Tonight's opening is an evening of interactive art, music, photography, fashion and poetry celebrating the history of Go-Go from its African, Latin, Jazz and Funk roots to the present. It's a dress in  “all white attire” affair from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, featuring performances by Rare Essence and Black Alley Band. In partnership with Radio One (WKYS 93.9 and WMMJ 102.3), winners of radio tickets gain access to the VIP Lounge. This event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP to gogoswing.eventbrite.com is required. @ 200 I Street Gallery, 200 I Street, SE.  Curated by DCCAH Resident Curator Zoma Wallace, Go-Go Swing will be on view through October 18, 2013. 

JD McPherson (roots rock) at Birchmere
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Sat. 8-17

South African street dance movie "The African Cypher" at 3:30pm at the Goethe Instit., 812 7th st NW, Washington D.C. Premiere

*La Maquinaria Nortena at Mexico Lindo's MxL Nightclub, 5652 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg

*Taste of Barbados from 3 to 8 at the Barbados Embassy, 2144 Wyoming Ave NW.  $ 40

Conjunto Azabache en El Diamante Night Club, at 9:00pm at Diamond Lounge
7203 Little River Tpke, Annandale, VA (banda)

El Sujeto Oro 24k at 9:00pm at Euphoria Nightclub,1301 S. Ponca St.
Baltimore, MD

The Phoenix Sings: Traditional and Contemporary Kunqu Music-Theater (Chinese) at 1 and 2 pm at Freer/Sackler

Matuto - mixes Brazil (forr├│) and Appalachian/Americana - at Baltimore's Creative Alliance

Hot August Blues annual festival in Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville MD - hotaugustblues.com

En Vogue at Rams Head Live in Baltimore

"Outlaw"(Waylon, Willie Nelson & Kris. K.) Michael Streissguth book talk at 3 at Joes Record Paradise, Silver Spring

Indian cultural Heritage Night 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Ossian Hall Park
7900 Heritage Drive Annandale VA

*Freer Gallery Asia after Dark 7 to 11 pm with dj and kung fu demonstrations and movie clips

Trillectro Festival: Wale, Casey Veggies, Tittsworth, Shy Glizzy, Two-9, RDGLDGRN, Venus X, Misun, Phil Ade, New Retro, Alex Young, A$AP Ferg, Carnage, DJ Slink, Gent & Jawns, Ghost Beach, Gold Room, King Chip, Nadastrom, Travi$ Scott - Half Street Fairgrounds,1299 Half St SE, WDC (electro and rap)
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Sun. 8-18

*Pakistan Festival 2-9 @ Bull Run Regional Park Special Events Center, 7700 Bull Run Dr., Centreville, va; 
   free; 202-431-3099

El Sujeto Oro 24k at 9:00pm at Euphoria Nightclub, 1301 S. Ponca St.
Baltimore, Md.

Viva Mexico Fest noon to 9 at Capital Plaza, 6200 Annapolis Rd.
Hyattsville, MD with Diana Reyes, America Sierra, Alacranes Musical; LA Maquinaria Nortena

La Apuesta at 9:00pm at The Palace, 13989 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Woodbridge, Va (Mexican)

The Wailers (reggae) at the Howard Theatre

The Phoenix Sings: Traditional and Contemporary Kunqu Music-Theater (Chinese) at 1 and 2 pm at Freer/Sackler

"Return to Goree" 2006 movie doc with Youssou N'Dour following music on a journey via slave trade locations at 2:50pm at Goethe Institute, 7th ST NW

California Honeydrops (roots barrelhouse piano r'n'b) for free at Hill Country Barbeque

*Valerie June at Iota (avante-Americana )

En Vogue (r'n'b) at Birchmere

*DJ Salah Ananse (ATL/Afrique Electrique) + DJ JahSonic (Main Ingredient) at Sankofa Cafe, 2714 Georgia Avenue NW,  2 to 8 pm 

* World Music & Independent Film Festival through the 24th  wmiff.net/movie-screening-schedule/

"Koming from Africa" (the story of An African immigrant to the US) movie at 6:30 at Navy Museum Burke Theatre

"The Entrapped" movie (Nigerian Nollywood in D.C. tba)

*Fiesta Fin de Verano at 6 Flags America in Upper Marlboro
12:30 p.m.- Myzta (reggaeton)
1:30 p.m.- Lucky Reyes(Dominican)
2:30 p.m.- Frankie J (adult contemporary pop)
3:15 p.m.- Gocho(reggaeton)
4:15 p.m.- Joey Montana (romantica)
5:15 p.m.- Baby Rasta y Gringo(reggaeton)
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Mon. 8-19

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Tues. 8-20

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Wed. 8-21

WMIFF screenings include at Navy Museum
*7:15 PM – Music City (80 Min.)  (doc about Nashville)

8:30 PM – Silk Road of Pop (53 Min.) (From Italy to China)

*OkayAfrica dj night at Tropicalia

Gianmarco at the Howard Theatre

DC Music Salon: Ft. Reno, a free oral history discussion with photos and more from 7 to 9 at the Watha T. Daniel Shaw Library

Roomful of Blues at the Hamilton
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Thurs. 8-22

*Godfather of go-go, Chuck Brown, birthday tribute with the band Vybe at the American Art Museum, Kogod Courtyard for free from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Chuck Brown Birthday Bash with Chuck's Band at 8 p.m. at the Howard Theatre

Gladys Knight & the O'Jays at Pier 6

Jennifer Holliday in DreamGirls at Wolf trap (through the 25th)

Roots of Annapolis featuring Neil Harpe, Cory Seznec, Eleanor Ellis, Jay Summerour, and Max Ochs - Rams Head Tavern (Annapolis)

*JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound (good Chicago retro soul) at Tropicalia
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Fri. 8-23

*"The Last Song Before the War", a movie doc about the 2011 Festival in the Desert in Mali w/Habib Koite, Vieux Farka Toure, Bombino, Tinariwen, Oumou Sangare, Tartit, Group Amanar, Bassekou Kouyate, and Khaira Arby, Leni Stern, Je Conte and the Malian Allstars, and Afropop Worldwide Senior Editor Banning Eyre.  from 9:15 to 11 at the Navy Memorial Burk theatre, 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Elephant Man at Plum Orchard Conference Centre, Silver Spring, MD

Eddy Herrera at 9:00pm at Omega Lounge, 1401 University Blvd E
Hyattsville , MD 20783 (meringue)

Oscar D'Leon (Venezuelan salsa singing star) at 9:00pm at The Palace
13989 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Woodbridge, VA

Toubob Krewe (West African inspired jam band) at Hamilton

*Akua Allrich's tribute to Miriam Makeba and Nina Simone at Bohemian Cavens (Saturday too)

The Bumper Jacksons, beatboxer Christylez Bacon, and spoon master Steve Hickman (neo folk) at Baltimore's Creative Alliance
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Sat. 8-24

*VietFest at Landmark Mall Sears Parking lot on Duke Street in Alexandria (Sunday also. 11 to 6)

*Don Chezina at CocoCabana, Hyattsville

Metro Mambo "Drum Circle" event at Anacostia Museum with WPFW dj Jim Byers  and panelist, RUDY MORALES who will discuss the power of the drum, and the importance of the drum circle in Washington. Also featuring the rhythms of RUMBEROS DE TIMBA CARTEL, the FREE event takes place from 2:00 until 4:00pm, RSVP's are REQUIRED by calling Smithsonian at: 202-633-4866.

*Lulacruza (new folk duo from Colombia and Argentina)  at 7 p.m. at  the Sitar Arts Center, 1700 Kalorama Rd. NW

Morgan Heritage at Showplace Arena in Upper Marlboro (roots reggae)

Amjad Sabri (Qawwal Mehfil-e-Sama and Ghazal music) at 8 pm at NOVA Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike Parking Lot B, Annandale VA 22003

50th Anniversary of I Have a Dream speech and March on Washington event on the national Mall

Peruvian cultural Heritage Night 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Ossian Hall Park
7900 Heritage Drive Annandale VA

Gladys Knight & the O'Jays at DAR Constitution Hall

Toby Keith with Kip Moore (country) at Jiffy Lube Live

Goodie Mob at 930(rap)

JC Brooks & Uptown Sound (retro soul) at Metro Gallery

*Eme & Heteru with Atemi (Kenya) at Tropicalia

K-Os at Howard Theatre
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Sun. 8-25

Gilberto Santa Rosa @ Howard Theatre (salsa)

Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys 7:30 (dance lessons at 6:30 pm)
@Creative Alliance at The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD (zydeco)

Valerie Simpson at the Birchmere (r'n'b)

Freedom Festival Concert 2013 at GW's Lisner Aud. At 6 celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. Concert artists include folk legends Josh White, Jr., Tom Paxton and Kim and Reggie Harris, as well as Charles Neblett and Rutha Harris, two of the original SNCC Freedom Singers who performed in front of the Lincoln Memorial at the original march.

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Mon. 8-26

The Orioles (old-school r'n'b) at noon for free at Wilson Plaza at Ronald Reagan Bldg & ITC, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC

Molotov (Latin rock) at the Fillmore in Silver Spring

Eve at the Howard Theatre

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Tues. 8-27

Familiar Faces (grown & sexy go-go) at noon for free at Wilson Plaza at Ronald Reagan Bldg & ITC, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC
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Wed. 8-28

Anthony Hamilton (neo-soul) at the Howard

The Millennium Stage presents a performance commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s March on Washington where Dr. King gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech on August 28, 1963
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Thurs. 8-29

*Feedel Band (D.C. based Ethiopian jazzy funky music combo including Moges Habte, sax player heard on Ethiopiques #4 & 13 and others who have backed Aster Awetke) with w/ DJ set by Tommy T (Gogol Bordello) at Tropicalia, doors at 8 p.m

Anthony Hamilton (neo-soul) at the Howard

Chris Thomas King (Blues & more) at Blues Alley through Sunday 9-1

Lyle Lovett & his large Band at Wolf Trap

Larry Graham & Graham Central Station at Birchmere
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Fri. 8-30

*Superblue (soca) at Love Nightclub

J. Alvarez at The Palace 13989 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Woodbridge (Puerto Rican reggaeton)

Marlon Fernandez con Giancarlo y Orquesta La Tremenda (Cuban salsa) at 9:00 pm at
Cuba Libre, 801 9th St NW, Washington DC

Hector Acosta "El Torito" at 9:00pm at Galaxy Nightclub, 2031 University Blvd
Hyattsville, MD

*Mampi from Zambia at Nectar Lounge in Silver Spring, MD

Bar-kays, Taste of Honey and Brick at Howard Theatre

*Shifters and Originators (ska) at Tropicalia from 8 to 10 pm

*KanKouran's 30th Annual African Dance and Drum Conference with
KanKouran West Africa Dance Company at Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Crcle NW
through Sunday, September 1 
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Sat. 8-31

D.C. Blues Society Fest at Carter Barron at noon for FREE - w/ Albert Castiglia, Big G, Austin Walkin' Cane, Fast Eddie & The Slowpokes, the DC Blues Society Band, The UnXpected Band, (I recommend Big G)

Salt'n'Pepa at the Howard Theatre (old-school rap)

*Caribbean Fest at 10 p.m. at Love Nightclub, 1350 Okie St NE

*Afro-Soiree at 11 pm at Ukrainian Ballroom, 4250 Harewood Road Northeast, D.C.

Irish cultural Heritage Night 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Ossian Hall Park
7900 Heritage Drive Annandale VA

Rock n Shop sale at Black Cat

Merritone with Winston Blake (Caribbean) at The Oxford Event Center
9700 Martin Luther King Hwy, Lanham, MD

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly; Isley Brothers; Kem at Verizon Center, DC (r'n'b)

Kankouran Dance Company's "Kounta Balamoure" will celebrate the life and memory of Assane Konte's childhood friend, Kankouran co-founder, and Kankouran's first director of music, Abdou Kounta. At Lisner
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Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock):8-2-Black Sabbath @ Jiffy Lube Live;8-4-Chuck Prophet @Iota; 8-7-Hangover Royale @ Mason Dist. Park; 8-10- Shakemore yearly outdoor fest in Westminster with Half Japanese, Tinklers, etc.; 8-11-Nick Lowe @ Birchmere; 8-12 Kim Lenz& the Jaguars @ Jammin Java; 8-13-Nick Lowe @ Rams Head Annapolis; 8-15-Oblivians @Ottobar;8-17-John Stabb (Government Issue Stories & Songs) - Rock & Roll Hotel (Rock & Roll Hotel 7 Year Anniversary); 8-23-Mathew Sweet @ Birchmere; 8-27-Coathhangers @ Comet P; Zero Boys @ Ottobar; Aug 2-10 - Cultural Expressions art exhibit at Baltimore's Creative Alliance (a refugee youth project)
Aug 3-4 - fluidmovement.org (synchronized swimming theater in Baltimore's Patterson Park pool)
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