Thursday, December 5, 2013

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

DC/Baltimore "World" Music and More- December 2013 (additional shows are added as I discover them them. Look for an asterisk*)

Compiled by Steve Kiviat (with help this month from Sheila Rieser)


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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 Ricky Wellman; Polo; Junior Murvin; Tabu ley Rochereau .  Few touring African acts again this month.   Sorry this list is late. Happy holidays, Happy New Year--Steve

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Highlights:

12-5- Racines avec Steve Riley, Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble at Blob’s Park, Jessup, MD

12-6- Grupo Niche at The Palace in Woodbridge ( salsa band from Colombia)

 Ek Yadd Rafi Ke Badd (tribute to Indian playback film star M. Rafi) with Bankim Pathak and 2 others at  High Point High School, Beltsville,  MD

  12-11- Natalia LaFourcade at Rock and Rock Hotel (Mexican pop)

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Sunday, 12-1

 Kelly Rowland  at The Howard Theatre

 Six13 (Jewish vocalists) from  6 p.m. to 7 pm at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

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Monday, 12-2

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Tuesday, 12-3

 Abhik Mukherjee and Zohaib Hassan (classical Indian and Pakistani music) from 6 p.m. to 7 pm for free at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

 Hadag Nahash (Israel) at 930 Club

 Bombino (Niger guitarist) at The Hamilton

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Wednesday, 12-4

 Emmylou Harris (a benefit for Bonaparte’s Retreat), at The Hamilton

 Gregory Porter at The Howard Theatre (jazz singer)

 Jagwar Ma at U Street Music Hall

UMD Japanese Koto Ensemble and UMD Gamelan Saraswati   for free at Clarice Smith Center

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Thursday, 12-5

 Racines avec Steve Riley, Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble; 8 p.m. to 11:30, Blob’s Park,  Jessup, MD (Cajun and zydeco)

Preservation Hall Jazz Band “Creole Christmas;” 7:30 p.m., Birchmere

 A$AP Ferg (rap) at The Howard Theatre

 Marco Benevento at U Street Music Hall (early show)

 Rosanne Cash with band at Library of Congress Coolidge Aud. (sold-out but some seats may be available if you get there early)

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Friday, 12-6

 Grupo Niche at The Palace in Woodbridge (great salsa band from the country of Colombia)


Ek Yadd Rafi Ke Badd (tribute to Indian playback film star M. Rafi) with Bankim Pathak and 2 others at  8:00PM at High Point High School, 3601 Powder Mill Road, Beltsville, , MD

Arturo Sandoval (Latin jazz) at Blues Alley

 Mellowhigh featuring Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis, Left Brain of Odd Future - U St Music Hall (Early show - 7 PM)(rap)

 National Wake at Iota (South African punk)

 Rosanne Cash hosts a round robin with John Leventhal and guest artists Rodney Crowell, Cory Chisel and Amy Helm. at Library of Congress Coolidge Aud. (sold-out but some seats may be available if you get there early)

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Saturday, 12-7


“Punk in Africa “ movie (about South Africa, Zimbabwe & Mozambique) at 2 pm at the National Museum of African Art w/ producer  Jeffe Brown and an appearance by South African punk band National Wake (w/ 1 original member)

*RT Production 1st Anniversary Gospel spectacular...Doors open @ 3pm program starts @ 4pm we have The Mighty Cloud Of Joy, The Canton Spirituals, The Swanee Quintet, The Pilgrim Jubilee, Spencer Taylor & The Highway QC,s, The Violinaires, The Sensational Nightingales, The Soul Messengerz,and The Southern Gospel Singers it all going to happen at Mt. Calvery Baptist Church 5120 Whitfield Chapel Rd. Lanham,Md. Buses and Vans discounted rates, adv. $31.00 and $36.00 at the door,

 Chachi Carvalho (hip-hop) from 6 p.m. to 7 pm for free  at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Holiday Doo Wop Starring the Orioles and the Clovers  at PG Publick Playhouse

 Arturo Sandoval (Latin jazz) at Blues Alley

 Gaitazo 2013 at The State Theatre

 Fiesta Boricua at Prince George’s County Elk Lodge

 De la Ghetto at Club One in Alexandria

 Dinner and Dance in celebration of Barbados’ 47th  Anniversary of Independence, featuring DC Pumpkin and Baje Man; 8 p.m. Canterbury Hall, Forestville, Md.


Christmas Revels presented by Washington Revels at Lisner --

“Echoes of Thrace” —Music, Dance and Drama of Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey  Celebrate with familiar Revels sing-alongs, seasonal carols, arrangements of ancient folk melodies, Slavonic harmonies, and instrumentals and folk dances.  The cast of over 100 singers, dancers, instrumentalists, and actors, ages 8-85

 A Jazz Piano Christmas with Stanley Cowell and Sullivan Fortner along with Andy Bey (vocalist) at Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

Sofia Rei - Artisphere (Dome Theatre)

Ruby Glover tribute (Baltimore jazz singer) at the Creative Alliance

 Yalda Night (Shab-e Yalda) Celebration (Persian) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County University Center Ballroom, 1000 Hilltop Cir., Baltimore, MD 2125

 Conversation with Rosanne Cash and Natasha Trethewey, U.S. Poet Laureate. NO TICKETS REQUIRED  at LJ-119 (Thomas Jefferson Building) Library of Congress

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Sunday, 12-8

 Raya Brass Band from 6 p.m. to 7 pm for free  at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

 Christmas Revels presented by Washington Revels at Lisner --“Echoes of Thrace” —Music, Dance and Drama of Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey

 Natalie Macmaster at the Birchmere

 Baltimore's Orchester Pra┼żevica and Brooklyn's Raya Brass Band at Tropicalia DC

 Rock n Shop Garage sale at Black Cat

 Arturo Sandoval (Latin jazz) at Blues Alley

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Monday, 12-9

 The LeeVees (Adam Gardner and Dave Schneider) with songs from their album Hanukkah Rocks from  6 p.m. to 7 pm for free at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

 Jim Lauderdale at Gipsy Sally’s in Georgetown

 Matisyahu’s “Festival of Light with Kosha Dillz at 930 Club

 Robin Bullock, Ken Kolodner and Elke Baker Celtic Holiday Concert
IMT @ St Mark's Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD

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Tuesday, 12-10

 Cantor Yaakov Lemmer and the NY Klezmer Allstars from  6 p.m. to 7 pm for free at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

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Wednesday, 12-11

* Free Folklife Lecture: Caffery on Louisiana Music  12:00 noon - 1:00 pm in the Mary Pickford Theater,
3rd Floor, James Madison Building, Library of Congress

Traditional Music of Coastal Louisiana: The 1934 Lomax Recordings, presented by Joshua Caffery, Alan Lomax Fellow in Folklife Studies, Kluge Center, Library of Congress...

This talk examines the songs recorded in the summer of 1934 by John Lomax, with assistance from his son Alan, who was then a teenager. While the music they recorded there has often been described as Cajun or Creole music, what they actually found was much more complex: a diverse admixture of old medieval songs, Continental pop songs, blues ballads, round dance songs, traditional ballads in French, a Scottish jig, and much more. This talk coincides with the release of the book Traditional Music in Coastal Louisiana, a study of the 1934 trip.

Natalia LaFourcade at Rock and Rock Hotel (Mexican pop)

 Lupe Fiasco (rap) with Stalley, the Boy Illinois, Dee-1 at 930 Club

 Jamie McLean Band (country, soul) at 6 p.m. to 7 pm for free  at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

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Thursday, 12-12

 Ulrich Drechsler (jazz) at 6 p.m. to 7 pm for free  at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

 Iranian instrumentalist and dancer Saeid Shanbezadeh,(plays the rarely heard Persian bagpipe (neyanban), returns to the Freer at 7 30 pm with a new program co-created with Syrian saxophonist Basel Rajoub. Joined by Iranian percussionist Naguib Shanbehzadeh and guest artists, they premiere a collection of new music and jazz-influenced takes on folk traditions. Saeid Shanbehzadeh augments the neyanban with Persian flute (neyjoti) and horn (boogh), while Rajoub alternates his saxophone with the single-reed duclar.  Free but tickets required.

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Friday, 12-13

Coral Cantigas at 6 p.m. to 7 pm for free at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

 Ginuwine (rap/r’n’b), 8 p.m. at The Howard Theatre

 Crankin’ Christmas with the Chuck Brown All Star Band, Sugar Bear from EU, Reesa Renee,  and special guests, 11 p.m. at The Howard Theatre

Nene Malo at the Diamond Lounge in Annandale

Nengo Flow at Cococobana

 Christmas Revels presented by Washington Revels at Lisner --
“Echoes of Thrace” —Music, Dance and Drama of Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey

 Nolan Williams Jr.’s Christmas Gift at Clarice Smith Center

 Spanish Harlem Orchestra (NYC) : Salsa Navidad at Strathmore

 Gary Allan (country) at the Fillmore

 Mint Condition at the Birchmere (r’n’b holiday show)

 Sensational Royal Lights and the New Gospelites (gospel) at the Creative Alliance, Baltimore

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Saturday, 12-14

Eighth Annual Soca Parang Christmas Fete; 9 p.m., Hampton Conference Center, Capitol Heights, Md.

 Soca Parang Extravaganza, 9 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, Baltimore, Md.

 Christmas Revels presented by Washington Revels at Lisner --

“Echoes of Thrace” —Music, Dance and Drama of Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey

 Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra presents from 7:30 to 9:30  Duke Ellington and Bill Strayhorn’s adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” and other suites drawn from the Ellington song book at the Epiphany Church, 1317 G Street, NW

 Nolan Williams Jr.’s Christmas Gift at Clarice Smith Center

 Kem, Patti Labelle, Ron Isley at DAR Constitution Hall (r'n'b)

 Yalda Night (Shab-e Yalda) Celebration (Persian) at the University of Maryland Grand Ballroom, Adele H. Stamp Student Union, College Park, MD,

Evangel cathedral Christmas celebration 2013 featuring Marvin Winans , Bebe Winans * Marvin Sapp & Tamala Mann on 12/14 – 12/15/2013 12pm

Evangel Cathedral, 13901 Central Avenue, Upper Marlboro, MD (gospel)

 Humayun Khan - An Evening of Ghazals at  8:00pm at  Westfields Golf Club,
13940 Balmoral Greens Ave.,  Clifton VA 20124

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Sunday, 12-15

 Christmas Revels presented by Washington Revels at Lisner --“Echoes of Thrace” —Music, Dance and Drama of Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey

*Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano: Fiesta Navidad at 4 pm at  the George Mason Ctr. for the Arts in Fairfax, VA

 Trans-Siberian Orchestra at The Hamilton

 Lauryn Hill at 930 Club

 Mint Condition at Sound stage in Baltimore

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Monday, 12-16


Big Boy at Fast Eddies

*Jingle Ball with : Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Fall Out Boy, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Selena Gomez, Fifth Harmony, Ariana Grande, Jason Derulo and Austin Mahone at Verizon Center (pop)

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Tuesday, 12-17

 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at the Birchmere

DC rap Mixtape night at Tropicalia DC

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Wednesday, 12-18

 Merry TubaChristmas (300 tuba, euphonium and sousaphone players) play Christmas music at 6 p.m. till 7 pm for free  at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

 English Beat at Baltimore Soundstage

 Okayafrica 1 Year Anniversary Party at 10pm with Performances By: Farafina Kan Drum Collective ; Dj Sets By: Dj Underdog // Dj Jahsonic at Tropiclia DC

Ian Nagoski: 78rpm talk and listening - 2640 Space at St. John's Church,2640 St Paul St, Baltimore, MD

 Moombahton Massive XXXII - Sabo, Uproot Andy, Geko Jones - U St Music Hall

*Beyonce at Verizon Center
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Thursday, 12-19

 The Wayne Wilentz Quartet salutes Wayne Shorter on his eightieth birthday by performing music that highlights Shorter's collaboration with the great Brazilian singer/ songwriter Milton Nascimento. The group has enlisted the help of DC based saxophonist Lyle Link and Brazilian vocalist/percussionist Nanny Assis, from 5 to 7 pm in the American  Art Museum Kogo Courtyard, 8th & F Sts NW

 Jewmongous (satirical songs) at Iota

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Friday, 12-20

 Kokayi, a preview concert for Kennedy Center’s “One Mic:  Hip Hop Culture Worldwide” festival at 6 p.m.till 7 pm for free  at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

*DJ Caloudji (Coite D'Ivoire coupe decale dj) at Nectar Lounge, 7926 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring (near DC line)

 NKlabe at Cococabana

 Navidad Salsera with Willie Gonzalez and Edgar Joel at The Palace


Congo Y Castro Present Pura Vibra Fridays at 9pm at  Tropicalia with Bio Ritmo (World Class Salsa Orchestra from Richmond, VA) and Geko Jones (Tropical Bass DJ from NYC)

 Ronnie Spector's Best Christmas Party Ever - Rams Head Center Stage (Arundel Mills, Hanover, MD)

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Saturday, 12-21

Sweet Heaven Kings (gospel brass and percussion) holiday program at 6 p.m. till 7pm for free at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

 Jamaican Nationals Association Annual Christmas Party, 8 p.m., Silver Spring Civic Center

*Eileen Ivers: An Irish Christmas – An Nollaig at George Mason Center for the Arts

Scythian and the New Familiars at 930 Club

 Protect-U (live) and Beautiful Swimmers(DJ) and Bookworms (live) at Future Times Holiday Party (electronic dance) at U St. Music Hall

 Irish Tenors at Strathmore

 Evangel cathedral Christmas celebration 2013 featuring Marvin Winans , Bebe Winans * Marvin Sapp & Tamala Mann on 12/21 – 12/22/2013 12pm

Evangel Cathedral, 13901 Central Avenue, Upper Marlboro, MD (gospel)

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Sunday, 12-22

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Monday, 12-23

 Raheem DeVaughn & friends Xmas Show - Howard Theatre (R’n’b)

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Tuesday, 12-24

Good for the Jews (satirical songs) at Jammin Java

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Wednesday, 12-25

 All Star Jazz Jam w/ Chuck & Robert Redd, Lenny Robinson, Tom Williams, James King & Delores Williams, 6 p.m., Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

*"Gershwin's Porgy and Bess" at the National Theatre (through the 29th)

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Thursday, 12-26

 Kwanzaa with Marie Broom at 10:30 am at the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum

 A Celtic Holiday featuring Zan McLeod and friends and Irish stepdancing at 6 p.m. at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

* Slide Brothers (sacred steel guitarists/gospel) at Gypsy Sally's
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Friday, 12-27

Kwanzaa with Coyaba Dance Theater at 10:30 am at Anacostia Museum

 Gogol Bordello and Man Man at 930 Club

 Holiday Vaudeville with Alexandria Kleztet (klezmer) and Sean Grissom (Cajun cellist) at 6 p.m. at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (two nights)

 Common at the Fillmore (rap)

* Reaction; TOB ; ABM (Bounce beat) at The Scene, 2221 Adams Place NE

*Hank Williams Tribute Show at the Birchmere

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Saturday, 12-28


Gogol Bordello and Man Man at 930 Club

 Holiday Vaudeville with Alexandria Kleztet (klezmer) and Sean Grissom (Cajun cellist) at 6 p.m. at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (two nights)

 Charm City Klezmer at Creative Alliance

 Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes at the Birchmere

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Sunday, 12-29

 Mariacho Flor de Toloache (all-female mariachi band) at 6 p.m. at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

 RDGLDGRN with Acme and Nike Nando at U Street Music Hall

 Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue with The Funk Ark at 930 Club

  Rare Essence - Experience Unlimited Junkyard Band - Howard Theatre

 Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes - Rams Head Tavern (Annapolis)

*ABM vs XIB (bounce beat) at Waldorf, MD Skate Rick

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Monday, 12-30

 Margie Clark and Jacques Johnson, 6 p.m., Westminster Church.SW

 Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue with Chopteeth at 930 Club

*Dawn Robinson (from En Vogue)(r'n'b) at the Howard Theatre

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Tuesday, 12-31

National Hand Dance instructors at 6 p.m.til 7 pm for free at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

 First Night Alexandria, featuring performances by King Teddy, celtic guitarist Robin Bullock, 13-year-old trumpet virtuoso Geoff Gallant, Curtis Blues and many more

Dr. John and Wanda Jackson with Toy Soldiers at The Hamilton

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue with Trouble Funk at 930 Club

Desi/Indian party at Eden Night Club, 1716 I St NW

*Afghan New Year's event at Bamian, Leesburg Pike, Falls Church (near Bailey's X-Rds)

*TnT djs soul(Stax, Motown, & more), funk, ska, rocksteady party at Haydee's, 3102 Mt. Pleasant St. NW

*Rare Essence, and Be'ladona at Best Western Capitol Beltway Hotel, Lanham, MD(cancelled due to compliance with PG County regulation issues)

*Dj Sam the Man Burns and DJ Underdog at Tropicalia. Free

*Chocolate City Band at Takoma Station, 6914 4th St. NW

* DJ Kweks spinning Afrobeats,Dancehall Reggae,Soca, Hiphop, Pop, Latin at the Jin Lounge, 2017 14th St . NW

Folklore Society of Greater Washington’s New Year's Eve Ball from 8:00 pm to 12:15 am ,  at The Woman's Club of Chevy Chase

 Hardway Connection (Southern soul from MD) at Wheaton American Legion, 11225 Fern Street, Wheaton, MD

* Harold Melvin's Bluenotes at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club

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Wednesday, 1-1

Wale at the Fillmore (rap)

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Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock): 12-5-Hugh Cornwall;Dot-Dash @ Bl. Cat;12-7- Joseph Arthur with Mike Mills (REM) & Bill Dobrow - with Caroline Rose - Jammin' Java; 12-10- the Hives, Ex Hex @ 930 Club;   12-11-Led Zep Played Here movie @ W. T. D. Shaw  Library; 12-12- Led Zep Played Here movie in Takoma Park; Tereu Tereu; the Jet Age; Heavy Breathing @ Tropicalia DC;

12-14 -- The Middle Eight @ 6 p.m. at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage; 12-23-The 10th And Final Bbc / Spank Rock Xmas Party: Spank Rock; Tittsworth ; Dope Body;The Death Set ; Ami Dang  & DJs at the Ottobar; 12-26-History Repeated @ Black Cat;

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sources: many

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