Monday, February 3, 2014

DC/Baltimore DMV World Music & More February 2014 Concert List

DC/Baltimore "World" Music and More- February  2014
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***indie-rock and non-music stuff is at the bottom. Most sold-out shows omitted.
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Sorry this is late.   RIP Pete Seeger and Travis Jackson.  It’s a busy month as seen below
Thurs. 2-6-Sister Carol; Itals; Archives at Howard Theatre (reggae)

Sat. 2-8-Kcee the Limpopo King at Aqua, 1818 NY Ave NE (Nigerian electronic dance music vocalist)

Ehsan Khaje Amiri  (Iranian pop singer) at Cramton Auditorium, Howard University

Sleepy Labeef & Daryl Davis at Creative Alliance (rockabilly & honky-tonk)

Tues. 2-11- Hailu Mergia (ethiopian) at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Fri. 2-14- Stylistics, Emotions, Blue Magic, Dramatics and New Birth at DAR Constitution Hall (‘70s soul)

Sun. 2-16-Angelique Kidjo at GW Lisner Auditorium

Sat.  2-22

Remember the Paladium at Atlas (tribute to 1950s mambo dance hall in NYC)

Arcangel (reggaeton) at the Cococabana
Saturday 2-1

Tarrus Riley at the Howard Theatre (reggae)

 Corey Harris at Blues Alley

James McMurtry and Curtis McMurtry - Birchmere (alt-country)

 Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, and Tyler Farr - 1st Mariner Baltimore Arena  (Country)                                                                                                                                                                        
Buddy Holly Tribute show at Blob's Park,in MD

Asian Community Service Center 7th Annual Chinese New Year Festival 10a-6p @ Luther Jackson Middle    School, 3020 Gallows Rd., falls Church, VA; free; incl performances, dragon & lion dance, costumes,
   food, crafts, kidstuff;        
Lunar New Year Festival 1-5 with Washington Hai Hue Community Center @ Fair Oaks Mall, 11750 Fair    Oaks Mall, Fairfax, VA;
Sunday 2-2

 Masters of Persian Music 2-2 at Clarice Smith Center

Mon.  2-3

Tues.  2-4

Sri Lankan dancers, drummers, vocalist and violinist to honor 66th Anniversary of Sri Lankan Independence  for free from 6 to 7 pm at Kennedy Center   Millennium Stage,

Eleni Mandell + Vikesh Kapoor opens @ Iota,

First Nations (Nakota) blues-rock  at Hamilton

Beth Orton (BritFolk) + The Murphy Beds [Eamon O’Leary & Jefferson Hamer] @ Rams Head,                33 West St., Annapolis, MD;

Reggae Tuesdays at Society Lounge in Silver Spring, MD

Alvin Ailey Dance through the 9th at Kennedy Center

Wed. 2-5

Ladysmith Black Mambazo at the Barns of Wolf Trap (South Africa)

Leyla Mcalla at the Hamilton(former member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops playing old African-American string music on cello & banjo)

Travis Tritt at the Birchmere

Coup Savage & the Snips at Comet Ping Pong (retro disco/postpunk dance)

James McMurtry at Rams Head Onstage

Clannad at 6th & I

Thurs. 2-6

Bob Marley tribute at  Howard theatre with Sister Carol and the Itals and the Archives featuring Ras Puma

Marcia Ball at Rams Head in Annapolis (Americana/New Orleans r’n’b)

Thrillbillys 10th anniversary (roots Americana) at JVs in Falls Church
Fri. 2-7

Coscalluella at the Cococabana in Hyattsville

Jinfan Dance Troupe of Beijing School #9 for free from 6 to 7 pm at Kennedy Center   Millennium Stage

Nelson Velasquez and Jimmy Zambrano (Colombian vallenato) at El Boqueron II, 1330 E Gude Dr., Rockville, VA

Raisin' Cane:Jasmine Guy and the Avery Sharpe Trio celebrate Black History Month and the birth of jazz with a trip back to the glory days of Harlem and the music of Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton and Duke Ellington at the PG Publick Playhouse in Cheverly (sat. 2-8 also)

Marcia Ball at the State Theatre

Toubab Krewe (Mali influenced jam band) at 8x10, Baltimore

*Paul Sanchez at Bayou (New Orleans rock)
Sat. 2-8

 Kcee the Limpopo King at Aqua , 1818 NY Ave NE (Nigerian electronic dance music vocalist)

Ehsan Khaje Amiri  (Iranian pop singer) at 9
Cramton Auditorium, Howard University 202.806.7194

Pedrito Martinez (NY based Cuban percussionist and band) at Atlas, H St NE

Hong Kong singer Johnny Ip Chun Tong  as part of Chinese New Year celebration at Casino Live! In Maryland (show is actually at 2 a.m. ! Sunday)

Return of the Body Roll free party 10 pm to 3 am with DJs Adrian Loving, Jahsonic & DJ Stylus (jheri curl funk, lazer boogie, & champagne soul circa 77 to 87) at the Lodge at Red Rocks, 1348 H St. NE

Folklore Society of Greater Washington Mini-Fest at Takoma Park middle School from noon to 10:30 pm

Carimi (Haitian band) at Cococabana, Hyattsville, MD

Ramon Tasat + Emmanuel Trifilio (Argentine tango accordion) + Cecilia  Esquivel & Dani Cortaza (of CantoSur) for Carroll Café @ Seeker’s Church, 276 Carroll St.,           (TakomaDC) NWDC;

Peruvian Scissors Dance for Creative Cauldron @ Artspace Falls Church, 410 S. Maple Ave.,                Falls Church, VA; 

Best of Maryland Gospel @ Strathmore Concert Hall, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, No. Bethesda,        MD;  incl James E. Jordan Adult Choir of Riverdale, MD + the Tribe of Judah Choir RCCG                Victory Temple, Bowie, MD + others

Toubab Krewe, American Afro-rock jamband fusion; at the  Hamilton

Gram Parsons Tribute at Gypsy Sally’s

Sleepy Labeef  w/ Daryl Davis Band at Creative Alliance in Baltimore (  78 year-old Arkansas rockabilly & honky-tonk singer)

Sun. 2-9

Sleepy Labeef  w/ Daryl Davis Band at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club ( Arkansas rockabilly & honky-tonk)

Catonsville High School Steel Band at Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church, 3-4:15pm

Lauryn Hill at Lincoln Theatre (rap and r’n’b)

DC Labor Chorus leads singalong of Pete Seeger’s songs @ Washington Ethical Society, 7750  16th St., NW DC

Gregorio Uribe Big Band, led by Colombian musician Gregorio Uribe, is a 16-piece musical experience that blends Afro-Colombian rhythms with funk for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Soca Sundays at the Rio Lounge, Laurel, MD (dj)
Mon. 2-10

Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings and Valerie June at the Lincoln Theatre

Steve Earle (alt-country) at Rams Head Onstage

Reggae Fire Mondays at  Timehri, 2439 18tth Street NW (reggae & dancehall djs)

Tues. 2-11

Hailu Mergia (Ethiopian keyboardist and accordionist and cabdriver who was in the 70s Walias Band) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Danillo Perez (Latin jazz) at Blues Alley

Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings and Valerie June at the Lincoln Theatre

Steve Earle (alt-country) at Rams Head Onstage

Robbie Fulks @ Gypsy Sally’s

Fab Four Bealtes cover band at Howard Theatre

Bob Santelli, executive director of the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, in conversation with Mark Lewisohn, foremost Beatles authority and writer of the recent New York Times bestselling Tune In – the first volume of his groundbreaking biographical trilogy The Beatles: All These Years, as they discuss the legacy of the Fab Four in America. 6:30 to 8:30 at the Smithsonian American History Museum

50th anniversary of the Beatles at the Washington Coliseum/Uline Arena with a Beatles cover band

Jewmongous feat. Sean Altman for Focus Music at Rockville UU Church, 100 Welsh Park Dr.,   Rockville, MD
Wed. 2-12

Soweto Gospel Choir at Lisner

Danillo Perez (Latin jazz) at Blues Alley

DC Music salon about the Beatles at the Washington Coliseum from  7 to 9 pm at the Watha Daniel Shaw Library with a screening of  the show in its entirety  and a conversation with Tom Carrico, Naomi Banks and her Coliseum scrapbook (she lived on the block, worked at the venue), Washingtoniana (DC Public Library's archive) will display great photos. Free, 7th & R, NW.

Luis Miguel del Amargue en Omega Lounge, University B., Hyattsville, MD

Bowen McCauley Dance w/ Jason & the Scorchers alt-country at Kennedy Ctr. (13th also)
Thurs.  2-13

Ruthie Foster and Eric Bibb at Artisphere (Blues/Americana) (postponed )

Steve Earle at the Birchmere

Buckwheat Zydeco at the Barns of Wolf Trap (*cancelled due to the weather)

Salsa dance party with WPFW DJ Nanacy Alonso and DJ El Bruno El Unico at Empire, Springfield, VA

Plan B (Latin urban pop & reggaeton) at Echostage (postponed to the 20th)

Jorge Celedon at the Palace

Fri. 2-14

Stylistics, Emotions, Blue Magic, Dramatics and New Birth at DAR Constitution Hall (‘70s soul)

Kanye West at Baltimore Arena (rap)

Amel Larrieux  (r’n’b) at the Howard Theatre

Maracuyeah Collective presents special all night party featuring dinner and show - a Sexy tropical serenata with underground avant-bolero genius Helado Negro from 8pm to 3 am at Judy’s, 2212 14th St. NW

Joe Veras and Yoskar Sarante (Dominican bachata) at Galaxy Nightclub, 2031 University Blvd., Hyattsville, MD

Brandy Clark opening for Jennifer Nettles at the Lincoln Theatre (country)

Rosanne Cash at Lisner (alt-country/Americana)

*Xtreme (bachata) at 360 Nightclub in Manassas

Paquito Guzman, Hildemaro y Roberto Blades at the Palace
Sat.  2-15

Yohannes Tikabo (Ethiopian) at Embassy Suites Convention Centre , 10th St NW DC

Love,Peace & Soul. Behind the scenes of dance show Soul Train at 2pm at
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History & Culture, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD

CJ Chenier & Red Hot Louisiana Band at Artisphere (zydeco)

Bulgarian Celebration of Trifon Zarezan (traditional wine celebration) feat. Lyuti Chushki at  Meadowbrook Local park, 7901 Meadowbrook Lane, Chevy Chase, MD

Hui O Ka Pua ‘Ilima, Polynesian dance for Creative Cauldron @ Artspace Falls Church, 410 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church, VA

hip-hop crew Zimbabwe Legit for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Sun. 2-16

Angelique Kidjo & band  at Lisner (Benin singer)

Rare Essence, EU & BelaDona (gogo) at Ibiza

Soul Rebels (New Orleans brass) at the Hamilton

The Patapsco Delta Boys' Tom Chalkley & Bob Friedman at An Die Musik, Baltimore

Wammies at the State Theatre, Falls Church
Mon.. 2-17

Earl Sweatshirt (rap) at the 930 Club
Tues.. 2-18

Duke Robillard Band & John Hammond @ Rams Head, 33 West St., Annapolis, MD (blues and folky blues-rock)

Wed. 2-19

Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble
Presented by Creative Alliance @the Patterson
In conjunction with Somebody Scream Productions
3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

Gaelic Storm at the Birchmere

Moombahton Massive XXXIV - Nadastrom, Sabo, Etc!Etc! at U St. Music Hall

Sandra St. Victor at Blues Alley

John Hammond at Gypsy Sally’s (blues)
Thurs. 2-20

Mos Def at the Howard CANCELLED

*"Music, Mali and Citizen Diplomacy: A Performance and discussion from 12:15-1:30PM at the U. of Md Van Munching Hall Atrium (check Robert Smith School of Business for more info) with

Malian hip-hop artist Amkoullel  

Trio da Kali member and balafon player Fodé Lassana Diabaté

Voice of America African music radio host, producer and ethnomusicologist Heather Maxwell

Grammy-winning music producer and ethnomusicologist Lucy Durán

UMD School of Public Policy professor specializing in international development ethics and democratization & Moderator David Crocker

*Azucar!  Celia Cruz tribute at Tropicalia DC

Currency With Ty Dolla Sign and DB Bantino (rap) at the Fillmore

The Lomax Project [Jayme Stone, Bruce Molsky, Julian Lage, Margaret Glaspy] at
Strathmore Mansion (folk & international) (*first show sold out 2nd show added at 9:30)

Booker T. Jones at Rams Head Annapolis

Duke Robillard Band + Andy Poxon Band opens @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz (Bues & blues-rock)
Fri.. 2-21

Atlas Intersections Fest at Atlas, H St NE including Capital City Gogo Symphony Orchestra

Joe Louis Walker CD Release @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave (Blues)

*Mayito Rivera, singer from Los Van Van at the Palace tonight

Taj Mahal Trio at Rams Head, 33 West St., Annapolis

* Pre-party for Saturday's Liberian Entertainment Awards at 10 pm at Station One, 8131 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, Maryland

Los Yonics y Grupo Bryndis at Mexico Lindo in Bladensburg

August Wilson’s play Seven Guitars at Harmony Hall (through the 23rd)

Booker T. Jones at the Hamilton

Ultra Nate at U St. Music Hall

Laurie Anderson at the Birchmere

Maysa’s Nina Simone Trbute at Creative Alliance in Baltimore

*3 Mile Limit (fictional feature film about a 1965 New Zealand rock music pirate radio station on a boat)  7:15p.m. at  US Naval Heritage Center (Archives Metro) part of D.C. Independent Film fest

*Lady Antebellum, Kacey Musgraves, & Kip Moore at Patriot Center (country)

* Scarface (rap) with Junkyard Band (go-go) at 11:59 at Howard Theatre
Sat.. 2-22

Remember the Palladium at Atlas (tribute to 1950s mambo dance hall in NYC) at 4:30

 Kronos Quartet will join in concert with Malian vocalist Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté and instrumentalists Fodé Lassana Diabaté and Mamadou Kouyaté, in their group Trio Da Kali's first visit to the United States at 8 at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center  with a pre-performance discussion at 7 with Lucy Durán of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London;   Donald Kettl, UMD School of Public Policy ; and John Schratweiser, 
Maryland Citizens for the Arts 

* Grand Dérangement  at The Alden 1234 Ingleside Ave. McLean VA 22101 www.aldentheatr­ at 8 p.m. From Nova Scotia

*  Liberian Entertainment Awards with performances by G-Rize, Fatu Gayflor, B.I.G., Raw Pekin, Friday The Cellphone Man, Yung Muse, Musulyn "Sweetz" Myers & Kanvee Adams at  Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center - 7995 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, Maryland  6  to 10 pm

Arcangel (reggaeton) at the Cococabana

Kamel Zennia (Algerian) concert at Creative Cauldron at Artspace Falls Church

A Cinema of Discontent - Free Film Screening at the Freer (documentary about Iranian film)

Black Sea Hotel, a cappella Bulgarian trio from Brooklyn at Glen Echo town Hall, 616 Harvard  Ave., Glen Echo, MD

The Brazil Project Featuring Leonardo and Alejandro Lucini (Brazilian influenced jazz) at An Die Musik in Baltimore

*Hamelmal Abate (Ethiopian singer) at Hilton Crystal City Commonwealth Ballroom, 2399 Jeff Davis Highway, Arlington 9 pm to 3 am (2 new cds w/ admission)

*"Brothers Hypnotic" movie doc at 7 (Chicago jazz brass band Hypnotic Brass Ensemble led by Phil Cohran) at the Goethe Institute as part of DC Ind. Film Fest

Sun.. 2-23

Gripin (Turkish rock band) at Tropicalia

*"This Ain't No Mouse Music" movie doc profile of Arhoolie's Chris Strachwitz (who has been releasing blues, zydeco, Cajun, country folk and more records since 1960)
at 7:30 PM at D.C. Independent Film Festival,  US Naval Heritage Center,  701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Culture featuring Kenyatta Hill (reggae) at Gypsy Sally's in Georgetown

Ivy Queen (reggaeton) at 90 Grados de Manassas, 8509 Rixlew Lane
Manassas, VA

Taj Mahal Trio at The State Theatre (Blues and folk)

David Sanchez at Bethesda Blues & Jazz club

World music / Indian music with percussionist N. Scott Robinson and vocalist K.S. Resmi at Sandy Spring Museum 3:30 pm

Mon. 2-24

*Sevyn Streeter (acclaimed r'n'b vocalist) with Mali Music at Howard Theatre

Wed. 2-26

Dumpstaphunk (New Orleans jamband funk) with Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers (funky New Orleans jazz)  at the Howard Theatre

Minnesota folk blues/roots musician Charlie Parr, a self-taught guitarist and banjo player for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Brazilian Carnival party at Hogo, 1017 7th St. NW (near Mt. Vernon Square  & L. St), with samba, MPB, Batucada, forro, baile funk vinyl dj'ing plus live percussion
Thurs. 2-27

Los Lobos “Disconnected: 40th Anniv. Tour” + The Mastersons open at Birchmere

Anthony Santos at the Palace

*K. Michelle (great r'n'b singer) opening for Robin Thicke at Patriot Center
Fri. 2-28

Slick Rick & Rakim at  8 at the Howard Theatre (rap)

* DJ Questlove at 11 at the Howard Theatre

Los Hacheros at Atlas (retro salsa/mambo/Latin soul)

Compagnie Käfig,(Brazilian dance company) at the Kennedy Center through the 1st

Anthony Santos at El Boqueron II, Rockville

Los Hermanos Flores y Pastor Lopez at the Palace (cumbia)

Konshens at Icon in Waldorf (dancehall reggae)

Randy Rogers Band at 930 Club (country)

Los Lobos: 40th Anniv. Tour @ Rams Head, 33 West St., Annapolis

Avett Brothers & Old Crow Medicine Show at Patriot Center

Four Tet at U St Music Hall (UK electronica)

Black Masala CD release party (brass band with gypsy & New Orleans influences), Orchester Prazevica (slovak/.gypsy jazz) at Metro Gallery, Baltimore
Sat. 3-1

Gogoosh at DAR Constitution Hall (Iranian/Persian)

Viva Brasil Carnival dance party at Creative Alliance

Daler Nazarov (Tajik) at Lisner

Black Masala CD release party (brass band with gypsy & New Orleans influences), Balti Mare (gypsy dance), Jonny Grave (folk) at The Rock & Roll Hotel
Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock):  2-5-Sebadoh @ Ottobar; 2-7-P. Jeans @ Black Cat; *2-8-Pat Noecker & DC Ensemble Noise happening @ Comet Ping Pong; 2-10-Julianna Barwick @ 6th & I; 2-13-Travis Jackson benefit @ Black Cat; 2-14-Black Angels & Roky Erickson @ Black Cat; Dead Meadow; Apes; Sunwolf @ DC9;  2-15-Cibo Matto @ Black Cat; 2-19-Courtney Barnett @ DC9 ;2-20-Deafheaven @ Empire; 2-21- Cigarette @old Naval Hospital; 2-22-White Lies & Frankie Rose @ 930 Club; 2-23-Don Zientara @ Galaxy Hut; 2-25-Robyn Hitchcock @ Rams Head Annapolis; 2-28-Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks @ Bl. Cat;

sources: many