Saturday, November 2, 2013

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

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

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International, roots, rap, soul and more at top and
***indie-rock and non-music stuff is at the bottom. Most sold-out shows omitted.
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RIP Lou Reed(rocker, doo wop, r’n’b & jazz fan).  *RIP DC soul singer Al Johnson. RIP DC based guitarist Bobby Parker (who influenced John Lennon and Chuck Brown)....Few touring African acts this month. Lots of Latino acts from multiple genres.
11-1-Eddie Palmieri Septet at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club (Latin jazz)
11-2-Sarkodie at Vita 9 Lounge, D.C. (Ghanaian rapper)
11-5-Movie doc “AKA Doc Pomus” at D.C. J.C.C. (r’n’b/rock/blues)
11-16- Jorge Ben at Howard Theatre (Brazilian)
11-22- El Gran Combo at the Palace (salsa legends)

Fri. 11-1

Diwali celebraton 6:30 to 8:30 at Executive Office Building Cafeteria
101 Monroe St., Rockville, MD

Rabanes at Tropicalia D.C.
La Santa Cecilia (alt-Latino) with G-Flux (nu-cumbia) at Artisphere

Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead)  from 6 to 8 at Arlington Arts Center
3550 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA

Eddie Palmieri Septet at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club (Latin jazz & salsa piano legend)

Julia Nixon tribute to Carole King at Strathmore Mansion
Sat,. 11-2

Eddie Palmieri Septet at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club (Latin jazz & salsa piano legend)

Faramarz Aslani in collaboration with Babak Amini at the Warner Theatre (Iranian)

Solange at Lisner

College Park Blues Fest at U. Of MD Richie Coliseum with Stacy Brooks band; Daddy Mack Band; and DCBS band

Dom Flemons at Jammin Java (Carolina Chocolate Drops African-American strignband member)

Nappy Riddem album release party at Jammin Java

Sarkodie (Ghanaian afrobeatz rapper) from 9 pm to 3 am at Vita 9 Lounge DC
1318 9th Street Northwest Washington, DC
Sun. 11-3

La Energia y Reunion Nortena at the Palace, 13989 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Woodbridge, VA (Norteno)
* Music, dance, and puppet theater of Java, Bali, and Sumatra in a four-day festival of performances, talks, films, and family programs at Freer/Sackler. Gamelan today and at 7:30 tonight:
performing arts of Sumatra, including the folk theater of Minangkabau. 

Robert Glasper Experiment at the Birchmere(jazz and hiphop-influenced funk)

Dutty Bookmn dj’ing an  83rd anniversary of the coronation of Haile Selassie.reggae show at Liv Nightclub, U St.
Mon. 11-4

Big Freedia (New Orleans bounce) at Howard Theatre

Melt Banana (Japanese noise-rock) at Black Cat

Movie doc “AKA Doc Pomus” (about the NYC based Jewish handicapped rock, blues, r’n’b songwriter who wrote “Save the Last Dance for Me,” “Viva Las Vegas,” “This Magic Moment,” “Little Sister,” and more and was pals with Lou Reed, Ben E. King, Ray Charles, Dr. John and others) (an entertaining film) at 7:30 at the Washington D.C. J.C.C.
Wed. 11-6

Tito El Bambino at the Palace, 13989 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Woodbridge, VA

John Fogerty at the Modell Center at the Lyric Theatre

Thurs.  11-7

Luis Bravo’s Forever Tango at the Strathmore

Roberta Gambarini @ Blues Alley

David Calzado y su Charanga Habanera (Cuban salsa) at Diamond Lounge
7203 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA

Geko Jones (NYC cumbia & tropical dj) with Del Exilio (alt-Latino band) at Tropicalia

Mavis Staples at Clarice Smith Center (soul)

Rebirth Brass Band at the Hamilton
* Toofan (Togo) at Lux Lounge 
John Fogerty at DAR Const. Hall

Scott Miller @ Gypsy Sally’s

Roberta Gambarini @ Blues Alley

Cheick Hamala Diabate at Creative Alliance in Baltimore
Sat. 11-9

El Gran Silencio at Tropicalia D.C.,

Angeles del Infierno at the Howard Theatre

Ken-y (from reggaeton duo Rakim y Ken-y) for free if one signs up on guestlist at the Cococabana, 2031A university blvd., Hyattsville, MD

WPFW U St. Jam benefit at Prince Hall, 1000 U St. NW (with WPFW djs Texas Fred, James funk, Scooter McGruder and more)

Morgan Heritage (reggae) at 11:30 at Howard Theatre

Rebirth Brass Band at the Hamilton

Roberta Gambarini @ Blues Alley/Cancelled. But Roy Hargrove will be there instead

Silk Road Dance Company at Joe's Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mt Rainier, MD

Sun. 11-10

Leroy Thomas and the Zydeco Roadrunners at 4 at Blobs Park

Aaron Neville at the Hamilton (old-school New Orleans soul)
* Sam "The Man" Burns (house music and r'n'b) at Vinyl + Vino, you can hang out with Burns and get to know his record collection. This vinyl-only event,  starts at 5 p.m. at Wisdom
Mark Olson (of alt-country Jayhawks) at Jammin Java

*Wayna (DC-based Ethiopian r’n’b) (Cd release party)   and Wes Felton (cd   Release party) with host Asheru  at U St. Music Hall
*Rare Essence and Trouble Funk with Jas Funk, Mike Muse & Jungle Boogie at Howard Theatre
Mon. 11-11
Yo Gotti featuring YG, Ca$h Out, Shy Glizzy, & Zed Zilla at Howard Theatre (rap)
* Maucha Adnet and Helio Alves (Brazilian bossa nova/jazz  piano & vocals) at Blues Alley
Alison Moorer (alt-country) at Rams Head Tavern Annapolis

Tues.. 11-12

Skatalites at Howard Theatre with Dub City Renegades and Evokatones
* Shtreiml & Ismail: Jewish Roots & Turkish Blues featuring oud player, vocalist and master of Turkish music Ismail Fencioglu and composer, pianist and harmonicist Jason Rosenblatt. The ensemble explores the ancient connections between Jewish and Turkish music. Fencioglu and Rosenblatt are joined by Shtreiml’s Rachel Lemisch (trombone), Thierry Arsenault (drums) and Joel Kerr (bass). at the D.C. JCC
Gary Clark Jr. at 930 Club (blues)
*Claudio Roditi (Brazilan trumpet player) at Blues Alley
Alison Moorer (alt-country) at Birchmere
* 50 DMV rappers will perform a rapid fire succession of live hip hop in the format of a live mixtape. The artists/music will also be featured on a digital DC RAP mixtape that will drop the day of the show at Tropicalia DC
Girl in a Coma at Jammin Java

Yo Gotti, Cash Out, and Zed Zilla - Baltimore SoundStage (rap)
Wed. 11-13
* Infinite(Korean K-pop band) at the Fillmore
Gary Clark Jr. at 930 Club (blues)
*Sleepless in Soweto Release Party feat Asheru (Hip Hop) at Tropicalia DC
Laura Sosa at the Carlisle Club,  411 John Carlyle St  Alexandria, VA 22314 (DC salsa and more)

* The Time-Jumpers (includes Vince Gill & Paul Frankline) (country) at the Birchmere
Thurs. 11-14
*  La Sabrosa Sabrosura (Mexico)(cumbia & surf ) ; Elena & Los Fulanos (DC); DJ G-Flux (Mexico City/DC) at Tropicalia DC
Andy Statman Trio at 6th & I Synagogue

* Loose Ends at Howard Theatre

Fri. 11-15

All Bachata bill with Elvis Martinez; Luis Miguel Del Amargue;Alex Bueno ;  Carlos Rose at the Galaxy Nightclub, 2031 University Blvd., Hyattsville, MD

Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group _”Moses” at the American Dance Institute in Rockville—(Grounded in Zora Neale Hurston’s novel Moses, Man of the Mountain and with exploratory travels to Israel, Egypt, Turkey, and Mali, the work looks at the migration of peoples and culture out of Africa)

Grupo Nectar at the Diamond Lounge, 7203 Little River Tpke,  Annandale, VA

La Sonora Poncena at the Palace (Puerto Rican salsa band, founded in 1954 by Enrique "Quique" Lucca Caraballo. Quique's son, Papo Lucca, directs the band.)

Anoushka Shankar at Lisner

* Spyros Koliavasilis and his Karpouzi Trio (with Len Newman and Margaret Loomis). Spyros plays 19 instruments and specializes in traditional music of Greece, with a particular emphasis on the music of Asia Minor. The concert will highlight traditions from Asia Minor (most notably on the oud and kemane) as well as music from the Greek islands.  At Washington Revels Performance Space, 531 Dale Drive, Silver Spring, 
Omar Sosa Afri-lectric Sextet featuring Joo Kraus & Peter Apfelbaum - Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club 7719 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD (Latin jazz)

* Loose Ends at Howard Theatre

Taj Mahal, Vusi Mahlasela, Deva Mahal, Fredericks Brown at George Mason Center for the Arts (Blues and international artists)
Sat.  11-16

Jorge Ben (Brazilian) w/ locals Alma Tropicalia at Howard Theatre at 8

* * Black Uhuru (reggae) at the Howard at 11 with Mike Pinto
DMV Dancehall Promoters Ball Awards, 3710 West St., Hyattsville, MD

Tango Lovers at Lincoln Theatre

Charli XCX at U. St. Music Hall
Sun. 11-17

Arab Idols featuring Mohammad Assaf, Farah Youssef, & Ziad Khoury at Lisner Auditorium

Rick Ross (rap) at DAR Constitution Hall

Eric Lindell Band at Jammin Java

* Dev at R'n'Roll Hotel (dance-rap-pop)

* Diggs Duke at the Dunes (r'n'b)
Mon.  11-18

Eric Lindell at Rams Head Tavern

*Sky Ferraira at the 930 Club (pop)
Tues. 11-19
* G-Flux record release party at St. Ex (spacey cumbia)
Laura Mvula at the Hamilton

* traditional Bulgarian folk music – master kaval player Lyuben Dossev and his wife, celebrated Thracian singer Tanya Dosseva – who are traveling from Bulgaria to perform in the concert and show with their daughter, Tzvety Weiner, lead singer for local Bulgarian band Lyuti Chushki (also featured in the concert and show). at Washington Revels Performance Space, 531 Dale Drive, Silver Spring,
Wed. 11-20

Plan B at the Palace, 13989 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Woodbridge, VA (reggaeton)

Robert Cray Band at Birchmere
*OkayAfrica with Resident spinner DJ Underdog and guests ( afrobeat, tribal house, kwaito, kuduro, South African house, zouk, soukous, coupe decale and hiplife) at Tropicalia DC
Laura Mvula at Baltimore Soundstage
*Moombahton Massive with Dj Nada and more at 10 at U St. Music Hall
Rene Marie at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club
Thurs. 11-21

Leo Dan at  90 Grados de Manassas, 8509 Rixlew Lane, Manassas, VA

Sizzla at the Howard Theatre (dancehall reggae)

Joe Ely and Paul Thorn at Birchmere (Texas honky-tonk country rock)

Kanye West at Verizon Center (rap)
Fri.. 11-22
El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico at the Palace, 13989 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Woodbridge, VA (legendary salsa band)

Plan B at the Palace, 13989 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Woodbridge, VA (reggaeton)

Jowell y Randy at CocoCabana, 2031A University Blvd
Hyattsville, MD (reggaeton)

Los Rolands, Silver Star y Doval G at 9:00pmat Omega Lounge
1401 University Blvd E, Hyattsville , MD

JC Brooks & Uptown Sound at Black Cat (soul)

Paapa Wastik from Ghana(and sometimes Oregon) at Tropicalia (reggae)

Kekuhi & Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole  at Wolf Trap’s the Barns

* Questlove dj'ing at 11 at the Howard Theatre
Sat. 11-23

Os Mutantes (Brazilian tropicalia) at Black Cat
Bela Fleck & Brooklyn Rider at 6th & I Synagogue (bluegrass)
* PitchBlak Brass Band ( Brooklyn-based 10-piece hiphop band ) at Tropicalia DC
Easy Star All-Stars, New Kingston, and Dub Campaign at Baltimore SoundStage (reggae)

Jaheim and Chrisette Michelle at DAR Constitution Hall (r'n'b)
*Raas Chaos XIII at Lisner (North India dance competition)
Keith Urban and Little Big Town at George Mason Patriot Ctr.
Sun. 11-24
Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica at Twins Jazz, 1344 U St NW (exotica)

Jake Shimabukuro at Lisner

Danny Brown at  Howard Theatre (rap)

 Easy Star All-Stars - 10th Anniversary of Dub Side of the Moon - the Hamilton

Red Baraat at 7 at U St. Music Hall (bhangra-funk)

Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew (Cajun) at Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom
Mon. 11-25
Allen Toussaint at the Hamilton (New Orlean r’n’b pianist)
Tues. 11-26

Desorden Publico at Look Supper Club, 1909 K St NW
Washington, D.C (Venezuelan ska/rock)
* Thundercat and Beautiful Swimmers (electronic dance) at U St. Music Hall
K. Michelle (the Rebellious Soul Tour) and Sevyn Streeter at Rams Head Live! (Baltimore) (r’n’b)
Wed. 11-27

Jking & Maximan at the Palace, 13989 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Woodbridge, VA
*Sunny Bobo (along with AJ Warrior) with 2 djs, 2 comedians, and a dancer from 9 pm to late at the Oxford Event Center, 9700 Martin Luther King Jr Highway, Lanham, MD (Nigerian dance music) 
K. Michelle and Sevyn Streeter at the  Fillmore Silver Spring (r’n’b)
*Familiar faces at the Howard(go-go/r'n'b)
Hamid Talebzadeh  at Hilton Washington DC, Rockville Hotel, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD

* Abesha at the Park (ethiopian)
Thurs. 11-28

Thanksgiving and  2nd night of Chanukah
Grupo Exterminador (cowboy hat wearing Mexican traditional) at 9:00 pm at The Palace, 13989 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Woodbridge, VA
* reggae dancehall DJ’s feat Spyda the DJ and Majestic at Tropicalia DC
Sanchez at Aqua Lounge
Fri. 11-29
Los Temerarios at  9:00pm at Cococabana, 2031A University Blvd., Hyattsville, MD
Jive Aces at Dulles Hilton (swing dance)
Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks 10th Anniversary at Warner Theatre (rockabilly)

Kelly Willis & Bruce Robinson's holiday shindig at Gypsy Sally's 3401 K St NW, WDC (alt-country)
* Nati Haile and Michael Belayneh at Ibiza, 1222 First Street NE (Ethiopian)
Elikeh at Tropicalia (DC based afropop)

*Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie (through 12-14 ) at D.C. J.C.C.
Sat. 11-30

Del McCoury Band at the Hamilton

Marsha Ambrosius  at 8 at  Howard Theatre (r'n'b)

*Chocolate City Band (go-go line dance song) with Wisdom Speaks at 11 at the Howard Theatre

Kelly Willis & Bruce Robinson's holiday shindig - Gypsy Sally's 3401 K St NW, WDC
* Harold Melvin's Bluenotes at the Chateau, 3439 Benning Road NE
Haitian Dance at Cococabana

 hip-hop artist Shokanti, originally from the islands of Cape Verde, who fuses hip-hop and reggae with world sounds and a strong influence of traditional Cape Verdean music, for free  from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Sun. 12-1

Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock): 11-1- King Khan & the Shrines, Hell Shovel, and the Ar-Kaics @ Black Cat;11-2-James Blake @ 930 club; 11-3-Sebadoh @ Black Cat;
11-5- Colin Meloy and Eleanor Friedberger (solo) @Lincoln Theatre; Dickies @ Sidebar Tavern; 11-7-Half Japanese & Dot Wiggin  Band @ Ottobar; Lucero & Titus Andronicus @ Baltimore Soundstage; 11-9-Paramore @ Patriot Ctr.; Film: “The Story of the Descendents/All” @ Ottobar;  11-10-Grant Lee Phillips @ 6th & I; 11-11-Destroyer @ 6th & I Syn.; 11-12-Flaming Groovies @ U. St. Music Hall;11-13-Cat Power @ 6th & I; Chelsea Light Moving @ Ottobar; Dave Davies @ Rams Head Tavern;11-14-Elton John @ Verizon Center;  Gems @ U Hall; 11-17-Johnny Marr @ Rams Head Live; 11-19-Minor Alps @ Bl. Cat; Sleigh Bells @ 930 Club; Slayer @ Fillmore; 11-21-Bonnie Prince Billy @ Rams Head Tavern; 11-22-Elvis Costello (solo) @ Lisner; Bonnie Prince Billy @ Georgetown U.; *11-23-Mazzy Star @ Fillmore;
sources: many