Monday, March 3, 2014

DC/Baltimore DMV World Music and More Calendar March 2014

DC/Baltimore "World" Music and More- March  2014
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.  Look for additional shows & more info to be added through the month at my blog:     You can sign up on the blog page to get blogposts via email. I also post on the Washington City Paper Arts Desk blog and in their newsprint. And for some tweeting: follow me on twitter @SteveKiviat  
Also look for the Rolling Outernational and the Rolling Afro-Latin & Capital Swamp threads and more at the I Love Music forum/chatboard
Sorry this is late again.   RIP D.C. Percussionist, Bandleader & Dancer Paul Hawkins. My obit is on the Washington City Paper Arts Desk website.
 Tues. 3-4-Mardi Gras w/ Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Roadrunners at Glen Echo

Fri, 3-7- Horoscopos de Durango at Omega Lounge, Hyattsville , MD (duranguese)

Fri. 3-14-Brave Combo at Blob Park (Blobs Park is being closed at the end of March)

Wed. 3-19-Imharhan Timbuktu (Tuareg/Tamashek musicians from Mali) at Bossa

Fri. 3-21-Southern Soul Tribute with Hardway Connection, Eddie Jones, Lil Margie, Julia Nixon, and more at Bethesda Blues & Jazz

Sat. 3-22-Tinariwen at 6th & I Sts. NW (Malian band)

Sun. 3-23-Sevyn Streeter at Baltimore Soundstage (r’n’b)

Saturday 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

Brazilan Carnival party at Artisphere
8PM: DJ Neville C spins; 9PM: Alma Tropicalia; 10PM: DJ Neville C spins;
10:30PM: Nation Beat (from NY via Brazil)

Cheick Hamala Diabete at Iota

Sweet Honey in the Rock 40th Anniversary at Strathmore
Sunday 3-2

  Quintango at 5 at Atlas, H St. NE

Chieftains at the Lyric Opera House, Baltimore

August Wilson play "Seven Guitars" at Harmony Hall Regional Center,
10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington, MD

Talib Kweli and Pharoah Munche (rap) at Howard Theatre

Mavericks at the Birchmere (sold out)

Shaggy at the Fillmore
Mon.  3-3

Quadron at 930 opening for Meyer Hawthorne (electro) (sold-out)

Juan Perro (ex RadioFutura) at the Howard
Tues.  3-4

Mardi Gras Parade at 8 on Wilson Blvd., then a  party with WPFW & WAMU DJ Texas Fred at Iota, 2832 Wilson Blvd.,  Arlington, VA

Gala Flamenca:Antonio Canales, Carlos Rodriguez, Karime Amaya, Jesus Carmona at Lisner

Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Roadrunners Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday dance at Glen Echo

New Orleans Soul & RnB Mardi Gras Vinyl Party w/ DJ Soul Call Paul at 10 at Showtime Bar, 113 Rhode Island Ave.NW

“Dancing in Jaffa” (move that’s part of JCC Film Fest) at 6:30 at the DC JCC (Renowned ballroom dancer Pierre Dulaine has a burning desire to use dance for social good, teaming Jewish and Palestinian Israeli children as ballroom partners.)

 An Evening of Yiddish Song  at 7:30 at DC JCC is a tribute to the musical world of Molly Picon, the star of Yiddish theater and film.. Lyrical soprano Sara Geller, Cantor at B'nai Shalom of Olney, will perform Yiddish art songs and favorites from the Yiddish theater, and lead the audience in a sing-along of popular Yiddish songs

Wed. 3-5
Tzvety Dosseva Weiner, Valeri Georgiev & Varol Saatcioglu (of Lyuti Chushki), traditional   Turkish & Bulgarian music f/Homegrown Music @ Whitall Pavilion, Jefferson Bldg.,       Library of Congress, 1st & Independence Ave., SEDC; free

Habib Koite (Mali) at Barns of Wolf Trap (recommended)

Alan Kelly Gang (Irish) at Artisphere

Alex Bueno at Galaxy

Randy Rogers Band at Rams Head Live
Thurs. 3-6

Gilberto Santa Rosa (salsa) at the Fillmore

Juicy J. & Travis Scott (rap) at Howard Theatre
Fri. 3-7

Andre Thierry & Zydeco magic at Gypsy Sally’s

Maracuyeah Collective presents the  Kumbia Queers (Argentina & Mexico) at Judy’s

Ballet Flamenco & Eva Yerbabuena at Lisner

Festicumbia 2014 with Supermerk2 (from Argentina) and Bolivian Swing from Virginia at the Diamond Lounge, 7203 Little River Tpke, Annandale, VA

Los Hermanos Flores y Pastor Lopez at El Boqueron 2, 1330 E Gude Dr., Rockville, MD

Eddie Santiago at Cococabana, 2031A University blvd., Hyattsville, MD

Horoscopos de Durango at 9:00pm, Omega Lounge, 1401 University Blvd E., Hyattsville , MD

Raulin Rodriguez at 9:00pm at The Palace, 13989 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Woodbridge, VA

Del McCoury Band @ The Hamilton, 14th & F; NWDC;

Guy Davis + Sheryl Sears quartet at Carroll Café @ Seeker’s Church, 276 Carroll St.,
                   (TakomaDC) NW DC;

Asleep at the Wheel + Danni Leigh opens @ Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria Va;
Celtic Nights: The Emigrants Bridge” ensemble Irish music & dance show @ Strathmore
                   Concert Hall,
Lea Gilmore & Classically Blue + guests Eleanor Ellis, Willie Leebel & Mike Baytop + dancer   Maria Broom, Memphis Gold, Tom Hall (Balto. Choral Arts Music Director) + Sangmele   [Lea, Walt Michael & Henry Reiff] @ Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church,   6200 N. Charles St.,. Baltimore, MD

Orfeia and Svitanya, Bulgarian vocals & Bohuslav (Bob) Rychlik @ Creative Alliance at the  Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD

Joey Montana and Toby Love (reggaeton) & Toby Love (bachata/pop) at Howard Theatre

Schoolboy Q (rap) at Fillmore at 8 (sold out) and 11 pm

Asleep at the Wheel at the Birchmere

Rye Rye at Strathmore Mansion

Electro-swing dance party with French Dj Don Mescal at  Malmaison,
3401 K St NW
Sat. 3-8

Nowruz 2014 from  6:30 to 11 at University of Maryland  Grand Ballroom, Adele H. Stamp Student Union, College Park, MD, with DJ Pedram

Nowruz 2014  at 11 a.m. at Freer Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave SW

Nowruz 2014 with  at 7:30 with DJ Arshia at  Towson University West Village Commons
424 Emerson Dr., Towson, MD 21204,

* Ghana Independence Day at 10:00 PM at The New Zanzibar,  1901 PA. Ave.
Washington, DC

Shomyo no Kai (Japanese vocals) for free from 6 to 7 at Ken. Ctr. Mil. Stage

Gregory Porter (Jazz singer) at Library of Congress Coolidge Aud. At 8 pm (‘sold out’ but some extra tickets may be available if you get there at 6 pm)

Raulin Rodriguez at 9:00pm at Galaxy Nightclub, 2031 University Blvd
Hyattsville, MD

Nistha Raj (Indian violin) & Behzad Habibzai explore common Gypsy & South Asian roots at Atlas Arts Lab 2,  1333 H St., NEDC;

Enter the Haggis at Barns at Wolf Trap

Valeries Simpson at 8 (doing Ashford & Simpson songs) at Howard Theatre

Maggie Rose at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club (country)
Sun. 3-9

Maggie Rose at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club (country)
Mon. 3-10

Biggie Smalls rap tribute at Howard Theatre

Little Royal at Westminster Church (soul) (DC legendary James Brown like soul)

Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials at Hill Country BBQ, 410 7th St., NW DC

*Kennedy Center International Theater Festival (though the 30th)
Tues. 3-11
 Wayne Hancock at Hill Country BBQ
 Annie Mac and Cajmere - U St Music Hall

Frank Sirius - Blues Alley (Two shows)  (r’n’b/go-go)

* Heartbeat (Israeli-Palestinian youth group) at Tropicalia
Wed. 3-12

J Balvin  at  9:00pm at Omega Lounge, 1401 University Blvd E , Hyattsville , MD

Sting & Paul Simon benefit for Duke Ellington School of the Arts at Strathmore, $250 to $750!!!

Leo Kotke at the Birchmere

Omar Hakim Experience at Howard Teatre
Thurs.  3-13

Funk Parade Kickoff party at Liv with DJs TnT & Nitekrawler
Sting and Paul Simon at Verizon Center

Solas at Barns of Wolf Trap

Salt n Pepa at the Howard Theatre (old-school rap)
Average White Band at Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis

Steve Earle at the Birchmere (country)

Wanting Qu (Vancouver based Chinese woman singer) at 6th & I

2014 New African Films Festival March 13–20 at AFI Silver Spring

Fri. 3-14

Third Annual Blues Week Reunion on March 14 and 15, hosted by the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation, some events at 4701 Queensbury Rd., Riverdale Park, MD

De La Ghetto at 9:00pm at Cococabana, 2031A university blvd.
Hyattsville, MD

Montez de Durango en Virginia at 9:00pm at 90 Grados de Manassas
8509 Rixlew Lane, Manassas, VA

Yomo at 9:00pm at RIO Cantina y Discoteca, 21800 Town Center Plaza
Sterling, VA

Solas at Barns of Wolf Trap

Brave Combo at Blob Park (alt-polka)(Blobs Park is being closed at the end of March)

Average White Band at the Birchmere

Rumba Club at Creative Alliance (tribute to 50s NYC club the Palladium)
Sat.  3-15

Bohannon at the Howard. first live show in Dc in 40 years.(disco)

Southside Johnny & the Poor Fools at Barns at Wolf Trap

Peggy Seeger (the late Pete’s sister) at the Washington Ethical Society

Chaharshanbeh Soori (Persian Festival of Fire) 2014, An evening of bonfires, sports, music, dancing, & family activities with music by DJ Ace, DJ Pride, DJ Pedram & DJ Saam at 5:30 PM at Montgomery Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg, MD

Mac McAnally - Rams Head Tavern (Annapolis) (country)
Sun. 3-16

Cantigas, Washington's Premier Latino Chorus  presents
Connecting Hearts And Minds: Music From The Jewish, Latin American, And Arabic Traditions at  7:00pm; Pre-concert lecture at 6:00pm
at Temple Emanuel - 10101 Connecticut Avenue, Kensington, MD  20895
Featuring Intercultural Journeys ensemble

Las Chicas del Sabor Tropical at Lilian's Restaurant, 3901 Mt Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA

DC’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade 12 n, Constitution Ave. between 7th & 17th Sts., NWDC

The Chieftains @ George Mason Univ. Center for the Arts

Tribute to Buggs of Junkyard Band and DJ Big John at Howard Theatre
Mon. 3-17

*Runa (Celtic/Irish) at National Geographic

Kiko Veneno (Spanish flamenco rock) at 9:00pm at Tropicalia, 2001 14th St. NW
Tues.. 3-18

Don Williams at Birchmere (country)

the Internet (Matt Martians and Syd "The Kyd" of Odd Future)  at 6th & I

Sabina Sciubba of Brazilian Girls at U St Music Hall (Early show - 7 PM)

Tomatito Sextet (flamenco) at Lisner
Wed. 3-19

Imharhan Timbuktu (Tuareg musicians from Mali who play  w/ Tartit) at Bossa

NoNoNo (Swedish pop) at the Swedish Embassy

Maimouna Youssef, Tamika Love Jones, & Violet Marley at Anacostia Arts Center
1231 Good Hope Rd SE , Washington, DC 20020

Estrella Morente, flamenco singer at Strathmore (Music Center)

Moombahton Massive XXXV: Nadastrom, Sabo, Branko (Buraka Som Sistema/Enchufada)  at U St Music Hall
Thurs. 3-20

 Dennis Stroughmatt Creole Trio at  Takoma Park VFW, 6420 Orchard Ave., Takoma Pk. MD  Music:  8:00pm

Meklit Hadero at Strathmore Mansion (Ethiopian folkie)

Rimi Natsukawa (Ryukyuan folk singer) for free from 6 to 7 pm at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, F St., NW DC

* Painted on Water with Sertab Erener & Demier Demirkan (Turkish) at Tropicalia
Fri.. 3-21

Lalo Rodriguez (salsa romantica) at The Palace, 13989 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Woodbridge, VA

La Grande Fête de la Francophonie with 35 countries culture and cuisine from 7 p.m. – 12 a.m. at La Maison Française - Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Rd, NW, Benin's Jomion and the Uklos, and France's “post-punk, cold wave, electro, surf rockers” La Femme

Rockumbiando at MXL Nightclub, 5652 Annapolis Rd
Bladensburg, MD

Southern Soul Tribute with Hardway Connection, Eddie Jones, Lil Margie, Julia Nixon, the Soul Serenaders featuring Bill Price & Tommy Lepson, Tom Principato, Daryl Davis, Patty Reese, King Soul, Eric Scott, Jon Carroll at Bethesda Blues & Jazz

Elcid, DJ Maryam, Shirzad (Persian)  at 7:30 PM at
Hilton Rockville Hotel 1750 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 

Pil Wiggins & the Chesapeake Sheiks at Montpelier Arts Center
9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel, Md

Environment Film HIMALAYA SONG (is equal part film and musical concert, --a fictional story crafted entirely from current news about climate change in the Himalayas and each short story segment spawns a song where Ginger Shankar who is Ravi Shankar's grandniece performs her signature ethereal vocals) at Artisphere .

Magda, DJ Tennis, and Beautiful Swimmers - U St Music Hall at 10 PM (Electronic dance)
Sat.. 3-22
 Tinariwen at 6th & I (Malian Tuareg nomad rockers)

Southern Soul Tribute with Hardway Connection, Eddie Jones, Lil Margie, Julia Nixon, the Soul Serenaders featuring Bill Price & Tommy Lepson, Tom Principato, Daryl Davis, Patty Reese, King Soul, Eric Scott, Jon Carroll,  at Weinburg Center, Frederick, MD

Serendib Dance, Sri Lankan company for free from 6 to 7 pm at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, F St., NW DC

Drive-By-Truckers at 930 Club

* How to Dress Well (alt-electronic R'n'b) at U St. Music Hall

* Amiri Baraka Tribute at Howard Univ.
Sun.. 3-23

Revolutionary Snake Ensemble (Led by saxophonist Ken Field, Boston’s costumed funk/street beat improvisational brass band) for free from 6 to 7 pm at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, F St., NW DC

Movie “SINGER FROM THE TAIGA” (Mongolia, 2011, 32 min.) Washington, D.C. Premiere Follow folk artist Tsogbadrakh as he struggles to preserve the disappearing throat-singing culture of the Darkhad people, by searching for native elders who may be the last with knowledge of these songs. Journeying through the scenic and remote northern Mongolian taiga, he discovers music that is deeply connected to the natural world. Directed by Batbileg Zoljargal.  At the Carnegie Institute of Science

Drive-By-Truckers at 930 Club

Sevyn Streeter at Baltimore Soundstage (r’n’b)
Mon. 3-24

Two Chainz and August Alcina (rap) at the 930 Club

Action Bronson at Baltimore Soundstage (rap)

Classix at U St. Music Hall

Rhome Anderson (aka DJ Stylus) and Pure Perfection Band meld go-go and hip-hop for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Mill. Stage
Wed. 3-26

Amadou Kouyate, D.C. based Manding music of Mali on kora, djembe & koutiro drums at Whitall Pavilion, Jefferson Bldg., Library of Congress, 1st & Independence Ave.,
                   SEDC; at noon free;

* Ravi Coltrane Quartet for free at Lisner (tickets required though via GW Lisner website)

 La Belle Epoque, a  dj night honoring classic music from Africa. You’ll hear highlife, congotronics, Afrobeat and songs familiar and forgotten  from Soundclash djs at Marx Cafe, beginning at 9 p.m. 
Thurs. 3-27

Jarabe de Palo at Echostage, 2135 Queen Chapel Rd NE DC

* Native Wax presents Quilomboarte Collective for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Mill. Stage 

*TMOTT-Go-go Honors w/ performances by All4U, Bootsy Vegas, Divas of DC at the Howard Theatre

* Nucleus Brothers dj soul, disco, Brazilian, African, Latin Jamaican sounds on vinyl and add live percussion at Cafe St. Ex
Fri. 3-28

Korean hip-hop group,Dynamic Duo (aka  Choiza and Gaeko) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Mill. Stage

Alsarah & The Nubatones (Sudanese Nubian Soul) at Tropicalia, 14th & U Sts NW DC

Grupo Vena at RIO Cantina y Discoteca, 21800 Town Center Plaza
Sterling, VA

Yoskar Sarante for free at Cococabana, 2031A UniversityBlvd., Hyattsville, MD

Tito Nieves at Diamond Lounge, 7203 Little River Tpke
Annandale, VA

Michael Tarbox at Iota (raw-edged roots rock)

Bollywood Concert with Shalmali Kholgade & Atif Aslam at DAR Constitution Hall

* Wes Felton's Dub's Pub Party w/ singer/songwriter Ari Lennox at Den of Thieves (rare grooves r'n'b & ore)
Sat. 3-29

Shokanti (from Cabo Verde) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Mill. Stage

Luisa Maita at Artisphere-Brazilian pop bossa

*Davido (Nigerian rap/r'n'b) & the HKN Gang at Oxford Event Center, 9700 Martin Luther King Highway, Lanham, MD (moved from  CocoCabana Grill)

* Rawkus (Caribbean djs) with Renaissance, Jugglers, DJ Kashrag, & DJ Majestic at the Howard Theatre from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.

* Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia (legendary NYC '90s era hiphop & classic r'n'b djs) at the Lodge at Red Rocks

Johnny Clegg at Lisner

Red Baraat at the Hamilton

NSO Pops: Illmatic with Nas - Kennedy Center Concert Hall -
Sun. 3-30

Experience Hendrix Tribute with Billy Cox  and  at Lincoln Theatre

* Young Mac Wild with Black Alley (r'n'b) at the Howard

Ralph Stanley at Bethesda Blues and Jazz

Nomadic Wax: Las Krudas (Cuba) / Keur Gui (Senegal) for free from 6 to 7 at Kenn. Ctr. Mil. Stage (rap)

Mon. 3-31

  Berklee College of Music Mix Maestros for free from 6 to 7 at Kenn. Ctr. Mil. Stage (rap)
Tues. 4-1

Hugh Masekela at Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis

Black Noise (South African rap) for free from 6 to 7 at Kenn. Ctr. Mil. Stage

Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock):  3-1-Gems @ U St. Music Hall; 3-2-St. Vincent @ 930 Club; Walking Sticks @ Mill. Stage;  3-5-Ex-Hex & Foul Swoops @ Black Cat; Bob Mould doing Workbook w/ Chris Brokaw @ 930; 3-6-Chris Brokaw at CD Cellar; Ex-Hex @ Ottobar; Speedy Ortiz @ Bl. Cat; Richard Buckner @ Iota;3-8- GIVE, Priests, Black Sparks, Vile Faith @Bethesda Reg. Services Ctr.; Mark Mulcahy@ 6th & I;3-13-J. Robbins @ Ottobar; Soccer Team @ Bl. Cat; 3-14-Exenia Rubinos @ Tropicalia; 3-15-History Repeated, El Quatro, and Monsters From the Surf @IOTA; 3-21-Ava Luna @ the Dunes; 3-22-Ava Luna @the Crown in Balt.; Dum-dum Girls @ Bl. Cat; San Fermin @ Metro Gallery in Balt.; 3-24-Warpaint @ Black Cat; 3-27-Okkervil River @ Ottobar; And You will Know us by Trail of the Dead @ RnR Hotel;3-29-*Christian Marclay interviewed at Hirshhorn

sources: many