Wednesday, October 2, 2013

D.C./Baltimore DMV World Music and More October 2013 Calendar

DC/Baltimore "World" Music and More- October 2013
Compiled by Steve Kiviat.  On the Blog I add to and update the list as I discover new shows and more information. Look for asterisks

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10-1-Michael Rose with Sly & Robbie at Howard Theatre
10-5-Dancing by the Bayou Zydeco & Cajun Fest w/ Step Rideau, Rusty Metoyer & Jesse Lege at Glen Echo (or if govt. shutdown continues, another tba location)
10-10-Julieta Venegas at Fillmore (Mexican indie pop)
10-11-Vieux Farka Toure at Atlas
10-17- Bale Folklorica de Bahia at at Publick Playhouse
10-19- Tal National (from Niger) with Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang (Sierre Leone diaspora ) at Artisphere

Tues. 10-1

Michael Rose with Sly & Robbie at the Howard Theatre (classic reggae from former Black Uhuru singer with rhythm section)

One Beat with 25 young musicians from 16 countries including performances from Senegalese rapper, Russian beatboxer, Lebanese singer, Egyptian rapper and more from Czech Republic, Israel, South Africa, Venezuea and more from 6 to 7 for free at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and then at 9 pm at the Busboys & Poets at 5th & K Sts. NW

James Cotton at the Hamilton (blues)

“The District: The Streets of Washington, DC 1984-1994”  photos by Michael Horsley
Through  October 14, 2013
Sun: 1-8 pm; Sat: 1-4 pm
Photoworks Gallery, Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD

Wed. 10-2

* "The Band that Met the Sound Beneath " movie doc at AFI at 7:30 (part of AFI Latino fest and Sonic Circuits fest) .  In 2010, the Chilean band Pánico traveled through the desert of northern Chile to record a new album. After two decades of playing rock 'n' roll, these Santiago city slickers have their world rocked by the strange sounds and voices of the north, not to mention a major earthquake. Q and A w/ director James June Schneider

How Sweet the Sound Gospel event at First Mariner Arena in Baltimore

Black Alley for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Ctr Millennium Stage

Big Boi (rap from Outkast) at Howard Theatre

Hall & Oates at the Warner
Thurs. 10-3

Christine Salem at Atlas (African drumming and singing from Reunion Island)

Mark Ribot’s Ceramic Dog at Tropicalia (avant-rock)

Chris Jacobs & the Union Men (Baltimore Americana) at Creative Alliance in Baltimore

Antibalas at Black Cat (afrobeat)
Fri. 10-4

Global Hiphop with Amkoullel (Mali) and Chosan (Sierra Leone diaspora)
and special guest hosts Dumi RIGHT the original Brother from the Mother and activist and MC Waterflow (Wageble) from 7 to 10 at Tropicalia

Step Rideau & the Zydeco Outlaws at Greenbelt American Legion Post 136

*Timaya (Nigerian afrobeats-r’n’b-dance) at Lux Lounge, 649 New York Avenue NW

Gidi To Dc The Party: A Green White Green Affair(for Nigeria)
Djs: Dj SoundBoy Teffler alongside Dj Diddy
Location: Vita Penthouse 1318 9th Street NW WDC
Doors Open 9PM  RSVP at
For more info contract-240-421-0028 or 347-433-2385

Roberto Fonseca (Cuban jazz and more pianist) with Special Guest DJ Reyna "La Farandulera" at Artisphere in Arlington

Nene Malo (electro-cumbia & reggaeton) at the Palace

James Murphy (LCD Soundsysstem guy djing electro, house, soul & rock) at 930 Club at 11 pm

Lil Kim (rap) at Morgan State Pre-Homecoming Party at Paparazzi Night Club, 407 East Saratoga Street, Baltimore, MD

Moneytown,....funk, soul, disco & more dj’ing with guest djs the Scorpio Brothers from Richmond, VA at
Little Miss Whiskey's Golden Dollar (1104 H St., NE DC)

Sin Miedo(local salsa band w/leader Rene who is moving back to France soon) on the Hilton Embassy Row Rooftop (Ballroom if the weather is bad)
2015 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC (near Dup. Cir) 7 to 10:30 pm

Take 6 at the Howard Theatre

Las Chicas Rolands (from Honduras) en Baltimore at 9:00pm at Euphoria Nightclub
1301 S. Ponca St., Baltimore, MD

*Dancing by the Bayou Fall Festival with from noon-Midnight(bands play twice—day & night) - Step Rideau, Rusty Metoyer & Jesse Lege at Glen Echo Park (if government shutdown continues the location will change) FEST MOVED TO BLOBS PARK, JESSUP, MD

The Weeknd (r’n’b) at DAR Const. Hall

Taste of Bethesda with local bands including Sahel

Juan Atkins at U St. Music Hall

Corey Harris at Atlas

Billy Jo Shaver at Hill Country Barbeque

Bowie International Fest at Allen Pond Park, 3330 Northview Drive, Bowie, MD

Heaven 600 gospel cruise featuring Trish Standley and Earnest Pugh at 3 on the Spirit of Baltimore Ship, Light Street-Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD

Cecil Taylor (avante-jazz solo piano) w/ Jason Moran opening at Kennedy Center
Sun. 10-6

Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis: Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration at Kennedy Center

Charlie Wilson (r’n’b) at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral Street,
Baltimore, MD

Rufus Featuring Sly Stone at the Howard Theatre
Mon. 10-7

Marie Miller & L'Angelus at Jammin Java

Tues.10 -8

Yves Lambert Trio (accordion, fiddle, guitar) from Quebec for free from 6 to 7 pm at Kennedy Ctr. Millennium Stage

Buena Vista Social Club at Lisner (surviving members plus new people)

Buddy Guy at the Birchmere (blues)

Wed. 10-9

Vanessa Vo, dan tranh zither player, a Vietnamese stringed instrument,  for free from 6 to 7 pm at Kennedy Ctr. Millennium Stage

El Chaval de la Bachata at 9:00pm at The Palace, 13989 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Woodbridge, VA

*CANCELLED--DC Music Salon: Hard Art 1979, behind the book This great book of  Lucian Perkins' photography (of Bad Brains and other HarDCore bands plus writing by Alec MacKaye, contribution by Henry Rollins) captures part of the birth of DC punk. With the help of those who were there (details to follow) talking plus music, conversation and film clips. From 7 to 9 pm at Watha T. Daniel Shaw Library NW

Mount Kimbie at Black Cat (artsy-hiphop-rock-dance)
Thurs. 10-10

Yeni Turku from Turkey at Tropicalia

Andy Statman Trio (mandolin & clarinet Jewish jazz Americana) at Creative Alliance

Jorge Drexler at Birchmere

Julieta Venegas (great Mexican pop) at Fillmore

Selena Gomez at Patriot Center

Fri.  10-11

Orquesta Salsa con Conciencia, previously La Excelencia,(a nine-person salsa ensemble that has some socio-political lyrics ) from NYC for free from 6 to 7 pm at Kennedy Ctr. Millennium Stage

Vieux Farka Toure at Atlas Theatre (great Malian guitarist)

Maryland’s Colombia Vallenata Dance Party at Creative Alliance

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers at Bethesda Blues & Jazz

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly at the Howard Theatre

Phil Wiggins - Rick Franklin - Eleanor Ellis (local acoustic blues) at Seekers Church from 7:30 to 10 pm at  276 Carroll Street NW, Washington

Richmond, VA Folk Fest (through Sunday) with Abdoulaye “Djoss” Diabate and Super Mande
( Mali); Alash (Tuvan throat-singing) ; Aurelio Martinez (Garifuna); The Brotherhood Singers(a cappella gospel); Christine Salem ((maloya from Reunion Island); Chuck Brown All Star Tribute Band; Don Carlos ((reggae); Jesse Lége and Joel Savoy (Cajun dance hall music); Khac Chi Ensemble (Vietnamese); Lurrie Bell(blues); Mighty Sam McClain ((soul); Spanish Harlem Orchestra; Stooges Brass Band (New Orleans parade band); Thomas Maupin and Daniel Rothwell with Overall Creek and guest dancer Kory Posey ((Appalachian buck dance and string band); Yves Lambert Trio and more

Gourds with Gangstagrass at the Birchmere

Tasty LOUDoun Fest in Leesburg through Sunday

Hay Jarana en el Callejon (Revel in the Alley) directed by writer Nelly Carrion with 35 actors and singer/dancers at 7:00pm at Gala Hispanic Theatre
3333 14th St NW    

Tito Rojas (salsa de Puerto Rico) y Antonio Cartagena(Peruvian salsa) at  9:00pm at
The Palace, 13989 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Woodbridge, VA

Los Adolescentes for free at  9:00pm at Cococabana, 2031A university blvd.
hyattsville, MD

Lee Brice (country) at the Fillmore

Bolivian swing benefit for Luis Molina at 9:00pm at Diamond Lounge
7203 Little River Tpke
Annandale, VA

Frank Reyes at El Boqueron 2, 1330 E Gude Dr.
Rockville, MD
Sat. 10-12

MastiFest2013 - Bollywood / Dandiya Dance Dhamaka! At 6:00 pm at Stone Bridge High School, 43100 Hay Rd., Ashburn VA 20147

John Cohen (New Lost Rambler, filmmaker, musicologist, Dylan friend) with young band to perform old time music and some tunes of his own and showing excerpts of his documentary films on Appalachian music and his vast photo archive of the same. Neo-old time duo Walker & Jay open. Maryland State Arts Council's Cliff Murphy hosts a Q & A. at Creative Alliance

Surf Club Reunion at College Park American Legion from 5pm-1am with Hall Brothers, Karen Collins, Randy Leith, Patsy Stephens, and more

Stylistics at Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Road, Cheverly, MD
Sun. 10-13

Turbulance and Ras Attitude at 3710, 3710 West. Street, Hyattsville, MD

Rebeca Vallejo (blends flamenco roots with Brazilian music and jazz)  for free from 6 to 7 pm at Kennedy Ctr. Millennium Stage

Joe Veras (bachata) at 9:00pm at Club One, 8786 Richmond Hwy
Alexandria, VA (Route 1 South)

Bharatanatyam and folk dance performances at the Nrita Utsav Dance Festival (India) at 6pm at F Scott Fitzgerald Theater, Rockville Civic Center
603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville, MD

Mon. 10-14


Wed. 10-16

Janusz Prusinowski Trio (improvisation, rock music, and village music from central Poland) )  for free from 6 to 7 pm at Kennedy Ctr. Millennium Stage

Celtic Fiddle Fest at Barns of Wolf Trap
Thurs. 10-17

Bale Folklorica de Bahia at at Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Road, Cheverly, MD

P. Riot movie doc at the Hirshhorn (locked-up Russian punk band)

Mo Mojo “Party Gras” Dance Party at Creative Alliance (zydeco-Americana)

Lee Fields and The Expressions at the 930 Club (soul) at 7:00 pm

Kids Euro Festival: Sweden-based Malians Sousou & Maher Cissoko with kids based songs and stories using the kora  for free from 6 to 7 pm at Kennedy Ctr. Millennium Stage

*Dance Theatre of Harlem at the Harman  HallTheatre
Fri.  10-18

Dandiya Raas  with food, music & dance from India at 7:00 PM at  Maryland Soccerplex Stadium, 18031 Central Park Circle,     Boyds MD 20841

Pedrito Martinez at 7 & 9 at U. of Md. Clarice Smith Center (Cuban percussionist)

Gregory Maqoma (South African choreographer and dancer) with  singing group, South African Ensemble Complete, and world-fusion guitarist, Giuliano Modarelli at Atlas through the 20th.

Mariza at the George Mason Center for the Arts (Portuguese fado singer)

Jerry Riviera at the Palace, Woodbridge

*“Legend of Cool Disco Dan” movie at AFI through Sunday

"Muscle Shoals" documentary opens at West End Cinema (pretty good, slightly flawed w/ soul footage & interviews

*Dennis Stroughmatt & Creole Stomp at Glen Echo Park

*Dance Theatre of Harlem at the Harman Hall Theatre
Sat. 10-19

Tal National (from Niger) with Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang (Sierre Leone diaspora ) at Artisphere

Vieux Farka Toure (Malian guitarist) at Creative Alliance in Baltimore

T-Vice (Haitian konpa dance band) at Rio,13501 Baltimore Ave Laurel, Maryland

Queens of Soul: Etta Duren, Barbara Washington, Paris Hines, Lady Di and Lil' Margie With Jacques "Saxman" Johnson); Jim Bennett/Lady Mary & Unique Creation Band; DJ Nick at  8PM at Lamonts in Pomonkey, MD

Paul Geremia (acoustic blues guitarist) from 4 to 6 at Archie Edwards Blues Foundation room, 4701 Queensbury Road, Riverdale Park, Maryland

Big Medicine (old-time mountain music) at Washington Ethical Society, 7750 16th St. NW DC

John Nemeth & James Armstrong (blues) at a Baltimore Blues Society event at
Rosedale American Legion Hall

Emile Sande at Meyerhoff (r’n’b)

Martha Reeves at Howard Theatre (soul) at 8; at 11 pm at Howard—Black Carpet Affair honoring Donnell Floyd of Familiar Faces (grown n sexy go-go)

Hungarian State Folk Ensemble: Hungarian Rhapsody(music and dance) at George Mason Center for the Arts (and on Sunday)

*Dance Theatre of Harlem at the Harman Hall Theatre
Sun. 10-20

Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mt. Boys ‘Man Of Constant Sorrow Tour: The Dr.’S Farewell’at the Birchmere

Hungarian State Folk Ensemble: Hungarian Rhapsody(music and dance) at George Mason Center for the Arts at 4 p.m.

Mon. 10-21

“Legend of Cool Disco Dan” movie at Creative Alliance

Ricki Lee Jones at Birchmere

Toro Y Moi and Classixx (live) at the 930 Club

Tues.  10-22

James Hunter (blue-eyed soul) at Hamilton

Lizz Wright and Raul Midon (r’n’b) at the Birchmere
Wed. 10-23

Stephen Marley at Lincoln Theatre

John Legend at DAR Const. Hall

English Beat at the State Theatre (ska)

Ricki Lee Jones atRams Head Annapolis

Thurs. 10-24

Kronos Quartet doing new Philip Glass piece at U.  of MD Clarice Smith Ctr.

* Marcelo C. (Rico Suave/Nacotheque/NYC) with Maracuyeah djs Rat y Mafe at Tropicalia

*Blind Boys of Alabama at the Hamilton

* Copper Box (Wisconsin band that plays zydeco, polka and more) at Blob's Park in Jessup,MD
Fri.. 10-25

Yoskar Sarante, Toby Love y El Varon de la Bachata at  9:00pm at Cococabana
2031A university blvd., Hyattsville, MD

An Evening Of Bluegrass Featuring Noam Pikelny, Bryan Sutton, Jesse Cobb, Luke Bulla, Barry Bales  At The Birchmere

*Howard University Homecoming weekend (events tba) *Yardfest with rap acts Big Sean, Juicy J, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, A$AP Ferg and Gyptian.  noon to 6; Greek Step Fest at 8 pm at DAR Constitution Hall;  Erykah Badu at 10:30 at Cramton Auditorium (r'n'b)

*Train to Basra (US based Iraqi/middle-eastern) at Busboys and Poets,
 2021 14th St NW

*Sarkodie (Ghanaian rapper) at Howard U Homecoming Afterparty 9 pm to 3 am at Vita 9 Lounge DC
1318 9th Street Northwest Washington, DC

*Toofan (from Togo) at  Nectar Lounge. 7926 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring MD.

*Bone Thugs and Harmony at the Fillmore 

*Filmfest DC presents Arabian Sights Film Fest (contemporary Arab movies) at AMC Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave., NW (through November 3rd)
Sat. 10-26

Amy Helm & the Handsome Strangers (Americana/roots) at Gypsy Sally's in Georgetown

Moein (Persian) at Warner Theatre

Howard University Homecoming weekend (events tba) Parade at 10 a.m.;  R'n'b concert with Trey Songz and Brandy at Cramton Auditorium at 10 pm

*Eric Benet and Lil Duval at  Howard Theatre (r'n'b)

*Diwali Fest at the Freer & Sackler from noon to 7:30 with yoga related events plus music including Indian classical musician K. Sridhar at 1, 3 & 7:30

Silverscreen: Celebrating 100 Years of Indian Cinema through Indian Classical Dance at Artisphere

* Doo-Wop and Soul Show and Cabaret with The Chantels ("Maybe" "Eternally")
Baby Washington ("The Time" "There He Is") ; The Velons ("What Did She Use?" "Blue Lover")
Silk Soul ("I Believe") ; 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 midnight at Hampton Conference Center
207 W. Hampton Place, Capitol Heights, MD

A documentary on "American Primitive" folk, blues and beyond music legend John Fahey, native of Takoma Park, Maryland. Two shows only! Oct. 26 & 27, 1:00 p.m.

*Cecile McLoren Salvant (Monk competition winning jazz singer) at 6th & I Sts NW

Sun. 10-27

Shemekia Copeland & Daniella Cotton (blues) at Rams Head Annapolis

George Clinton & P-Funk Allstars at Howard Theatre

Chance the Rapper at the Fillmore (acclaimed 2013 rap)

A documentary on "American Primitive" folk, blues and beyond music legend John Fahey, native of Takoma Park, Maryland. Two shows only  at 1:00 p.m.

* Gospel singer Mary Mary at  8 at Howard U. Cramton Auditorium

Mon. 10-28

Disclosure (disco) w/ T. Williams at the 930 Club

Eva Ayllon (Peru) at the Howard Theatre

*Whitey Johnson(aka Gar Nicholson) and band at Westminster Presbyterian Church (blues & roots-rock)

* Future of Music Summit at Georgetown U.
Tues. 10-29

Tarrus Riley and Dean Fraser (reggae) at Howard Theatre

*Conversation with Donald Fagen at 6th & I Synagogue

* Future of Music Summit at Georgetown U.
Wed. 10-30

The Orb (techno) with Mad Professor (dub reggae) at Howard Theatre
Thurs. 10-31

Alma Tropicalia and Black Masala at Tropicalia (DC international sounds)

Los Pericos at the State Theatre

Neko Case (Americana) at Lincoln Theatre

Bootsy Collins “Halloween Funk Symphony Benefit Costume Concert Party” at Strathmore

Drake * with Miguel and Future at Verizon Center (rap and r'n'b)

Cypress Hill (rap) at Howard Theatre

Fri. 11-1

Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock): 10-2-Bill Callahan@6th & I Syn.; Oblivians/Shirks & more Windian Rec bands at Ottobar; 10/2 - Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg with Andrew W.K. on vocals, Figo, Booze Riot @ 930 Club; 10-3-to 10-5 Sonic Circuits Fest @ Atlas; 10-4- Flaming Lips/Tame Impala @ Merriweather ; Meatmen @Fat Tuesdays in Fairfax; 10-5-Brian Wilson & Jeff Beck @ Warner Theatre; Wavves @ Bl. Cat; 10/8 - AFI, Coming, Touche Amore at 6 p.m. @ 930 Club;10/8 - Ra Ra Riot, Caveman, Cayucas at 8 p.m.@ 930 Club; Meat Puppets @ RnR Hotel; 10/9 - Soul Asylum and Fountains of Wayne w Special Guest: Evan Dando @ 930 Club; 10-10-Obits, Title Tracks, Ex Hex @ RnR Hotel; Quasi @ Bl. Cat; 10-18- U + N Fest @ Ottobar w/ P. Jeans & more (10-19 also); 10-18- She Shreds: Women guitarist led bands: Ex Hex (The 2nd gig of Mary Timony's new band);
the ghost ease (Portland, OR); cry baby (nashville, tn); in school (brooklyn, ny) at Comet Ping Pong;  *10-18- Taking the P*ss - 11-Year Anniversary + Dan Searing @Marx Cafe; 10/19 - The Dismemberment Plan, Deleted Scenes @ 930 Club;  She Shreds Fest w/ many bands @ St. Stephens Church; Kid Congo Powers @ Black Cat;10/20 - The Dismemberment Plan, Paint Branch @ 930 Club; 10-26- dc halloween cover benefit show #2 @ st. stephens, a benefit for we are family, dc folks covering slayer, ramones, misfits, gg allin; 10-26- the Great Halloween Lantern Parade in Baltimore's Patterson Park;10-27-Kurt Vile @ Ottobar; *Jail guitar doors benefit w/ Wayne Kramer & Brendan Canty @ Hamilton; * Fleshtones @ U St. Music Hall; 10-30-Dickies @ Black Cat
sources: many

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