Thursday, April 3, 2014

DC/Baltimore DMV World Music and More Concert List April 2014

DC/Baltimore "World" Music and More- April  2014
Compiled by Steve Kiviat

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***indie-rock and non-music stuff is at the bottom. Most sold-out shows omitted.
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Fri. 4-4- El Gran Combo (salsa) at the Howard Theatre at 8
Bobby Sanabria at Smithsonian at 6
DJ  Mr. Fine Wine at Little Miss Whiskey’s (soul) at 10

Sun. 4-13-Zakir Hussain and Masters of Percussion at 4 p.m. at Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Fri. 4-25-Willie Colon at the Palace (salsa)

Sat. 4-26- Mavado (reggae) at The Loft Ballroom

Jacky Gosee (Ethiopian) at Echostage

Sun. 4-27- Koray Broussard  & Zydeco Unit at Gypsy Sally’s (funky modern zydeco)

Tuesday 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

Los Lonely Boys at the Hamilton

KRS-One at the Howard Theatre (old-school rap)
Wed. 4-2

Hugh Masekela at the Birchmere

Johnny Stimson, Sturgill Simpson, and Pleasure Curses - Gypsy Sally's,3401 K St NW, WDC

Marvin Gaye 75th birthday tribute at 4 pm at Marvin on 14th St NW w/ members of his 1st group the Marquees plus local R&B singers Martin Luther McCoy and Maimouna Youssef and rockers U.S. Royalty

Case Conrad (Swedish indie pop) w/ Mittenfields at Velvet Lounge

Mosno Al-Moseeki (Sudan) Red Maple 9-11pm  Red Maple, 930 N Charles St, Baltimore
Thurs..  4-3

Feedel Band at Bossa (Ethiopian)

Sizdeh Bedar Persian Dance Night  at Zeba Bar, 3423 14th Street NW

Avi Avital Trio (Israeli mandolinist w/Uri Sharlin/acc & Shane Shanahan/perc) at 7:30 at
 Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike

Keb Mo at Strathmore

Matuto at Hill Country Live (Brazilian Forro meets Americana)

Cheikh Ndoye & friends at Blues Alley
Fri.  4-4

Bobby Sanabria y Quarteto Ache at 6 pm (concert is dedicated to late Smithsonian curator Marvette Perez) National Museum of American History, Warner Bros. Theater
14th Street and Constitution Ave. NW Washington, DC (Latin jazz and salsa)

El Gran Combo (de Puerto Rico) (Legendary salsa band) at the Howard Theatre at 8

Uncalled 4 Band Reunion show at 12 mdt at the Howard Theatre

Tiempo Libre (Florida Cuban timba band) at Artisphere at 8

Jowell y Randy at 10 at the Palace in Woodbridge (reggaeton)

Mr Fine Wine (WFMU & club soul music dj)  visiting DC to spin at the Moneytown Party w/ DJ Nitekrawler at Little Miss Whiskey's, 1104 H. St NE  (recommended)

Luis Vargas (bachata) y el Varon de la Bachata  at Cococabana, 2031A University Blvd
Hyattsville, MD

Banda Machos (Mexican banda y ranchera) at 9:00pm at 90 Grados de Manassas
8509 Rixlew Lane, Manassas, VA

Carl Craig (Detroit old-school techno) at Flash

Cecile McLorin Salvant (jazz singer) at Montpelier in Laurel

Elikeh with Alma Tropicalia and Backbeat Underground at Black Cat

Mix Electronik (French electro series) at Malmaison, 3401 Water St.

Sarah Borges with Girls, Guns and Glory (alt-country) at Iota

Jive Aces at Dulles Hilton

Jonzi D (UK hiphop breakdancer) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

John Nemeth & the Bo-Keys at Bethesday Blues & Jazz Club (Bo-Keys are a Memphis group who’ve backed Al Green)
Sat. 4-5

Shahram Nazeri & Hafez Nazeri (Persian music) at Warner Theatre

Bhangra Blowout dance competition at 7 at GW Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st Street NW
Allied Media Conference Fundraiser featuring Tunde Olaniran (grime rapper) and DJs rAt, Mothershiester, and Underdog .$10 or more donation, 10pm and All Ages at Comet Ping Pong 

Grandmaster Flash at U St Music Hall (legendary hiphop dj)

"Black Girls Rock" with Lauryn Hill,   MC Lyte, Be’la Dona, Jean Grae, French Chilean MC Ana Tijoux, Miri Ben-Ari, Rapsody and DJ Beverly Bond  at The Kennedy Center  Millennium Stage for free Jean Grae. Free tix available at 4:30. Show at 6

King Of Kings Featuring Shirley Caesar , Hezekiah Walker , Bishop Paul Morton (gospel show) at Evangel Cathedral, 13901 Central Avenue, Upper Marlboro, MD

Raya Brass Band + Balti Mare (gypsy) at Metro Gallery, Baltimore

Orchester Prazevica (Slovak gypsy jazz) at Joe Squared, Baltimore

Cheikh Ndoye & Friends at Blue Alley (US-based Senegalese)
Sun. 4-6

Los Amos at the Palace, Woodbridge, VA

 The Vinyl District, Lost Origin Sound Series and Electric Cowbell Records will do a listening party tour of local Washington, DC-area brick-and-mortar record stores from 12PM-6PM. They will play “Ancient Sufi Invocations and Forgotten Songs from Aleppo” in its entirety and be giving away free download cards for the album. The album will be released on Record Store Day April 19, 2014.

12:00PM Som Records, 1843 14th St NW; 1:00PM Crooked Beat Records, 2116 18th St NW;
2:00PM Red Onion Records, 1901 18th St NW; 3:00PM Hill and Dale Records, 1054 31'st St ;
4:00PM Blue Groove Soundz, 5852 Washington Blvd, Arlington; 5:00PM CD Cellar, 2607 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA ;

Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys at Gypsy Sally’s

Mohit Chauhan Live in Concert with Mamta Sharma at 6 at Warner Theatre (Bollywood)

Dynamic Superiors at VFW Post 8950 in Lanham, MD

Sizdeh Bedar from 8 am to 6 pm at Bull Run Regional Park, 7700 Bull Run Dr., Centreville, VA

Buika at Strathmore

Nomadic Massive (Montreal multi-lingual, multi-cultural hiphop group) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Mon. 4-7

the Chuck Brown Band: at  Rams Head Center Stage (Arundel Mills, Hanover, MD

Tues. 4-8

Carolina Chocolate Drops at 930 Club (Old-timey African-American string band)

Dutch composer Louis Andriessen tribute with Cristina Zavalloni, voice, Monica Germino, violin, Andrea Rebaudengo, piano at Strathmore

Nomadic Wax Presents Narcicyst (Arabic rap) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Wed. 4-9

DC Music Salon from 7 to 9 will investigate DC's rich jazz history -- beyond Duke Ellington -- with WPFW DJ and jazz scholar Rusty Hassan at Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW

Hurray for the Riff-Raff (New Orleans based folk-rock) at the 6th & Synagogue

presented in cooperation with Georgetown University as part of their Faith, Culture, and the Common Good initiative, artists of diverse faiths—MCs Talib Kweli, Jin, Poetic Pilgrimage, AmKoullel, The Narcicyst, and Mandeep Sethi and DJ Boo—in a performance showcasing interreligious diversity and tolerance through  hip-hop at Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theatre at 6 pm

Black Masala (DC brass band / Gypsy), 9-11pm  Red Maple, 930 N Charles St, Baltimore
Thurs. 4-10

Guitarist Richard Miller (Brazilian raised DCer & Now NYer) w/ his band Choro de Manha at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

two U.S. regional hiphop dance street crews -- the FootworKINGz from Chicago and the “bonebreaking” style of NextLevelSquad from Brooklyn for free at 6 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Orchester Prazevica plays at MICA gypsy and nomadic fashion show

Meta & the Cornerstones at 6:30 pm at IDB Cultural Center | WDC |. Free
African Roots Reggae from Senegal

Fri. 4-11

Tamagawa University Taiko Drumming and Dance Troupe at 12 PM
At Freer and Sackler Galleries

DMV Salsa Allstars at the Diamond Lounge

Alexis y Fido (reggaeton) with 24 Horas at El Boqueron II in Rockville

Yoskar Zarante at  9:00pm at 360 Nightclub Manassas, 10352 Festival Ln.
Manassas, VA

Towson Univ. International Festival from 7:00 pm to 11 pm at the West Village Commons, Ballrooms West Village Commons, Towson

Holmes Brothers at Gypsy Sally’s (great bluesy soul)

Emmylou Harris at Lincoln Theatre (alt-country)

Iris Dement at the Birchmere (alt-country)

Sitar Maestro Ustad Shahid Parvez & Monir Hossain on Tabla at 8:00pm
At 20405 River Bank St., Sterling VA

two U.S. regional dance street crews -- Da Originalz from Washington, D.C. and the "Queen of Krump" Miss Prissy from Los Angeles  for free at 6 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Orchester Prazevica plays at MICA gypsy and nomadic fashion show

Folk music from Kentucky at Windup Space, Baltimore

Black Masala cd release party at Iota

Dj Timmy Regisford at U St. Music Hall

Hamdan: Through the Gate of Tears is a modern ballet celebrating one man's journey from his homeland of Oman to East Africa. at 8 pm at Howard U's Crampton Aud. (Sat. the 12 too) (Event sponsored by Smithsonian Museum of African Art) 

*Rick Ross at Echostage (rap)
Sat. 4-12
“Of Thee We Sing” (75th Anniversary of Marian Anderson singing at Lincoln Memorial when DAR barred her from Constitutional Hall). This time at 7 at DAR with Jessye Norman,   Dionne Warwick, the contemporary gospel vocal group 3WB (brothers Marvin, Carvin, and BeBe Winans), composer Dr. Ysaye Barnwell (from Sweet Honey), actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner, journalist Wolf Blitzer, opera singers Soloman Howard and Alyson Cambridge, American Idol winner Candice Glover, vocalist Annisse Murillo, and an extraordinary choir of nearly 300 voices led by WPAS Gospel Choir Artistic Director Stanley Thurston.  (sold out)

Percussionist Go-go Mickey’s Birthday Bash with Familiar Faces at the Howard Theatre

The Dc Legendary Musicians Ceremonial Awards at The
African American Civil War Museum, 1925 Vermont Avenue, Nw
Washington, Dc at 2PM

The Smithsonian Jazz Masterwork's Orchestra Presents: Forms of the Blues
at 7:30 – 9:30 PM at the Smithsonian Natural History Baird Aud.

Dirty Dozen Brass Band at The Hamilton

Top Notch – B-boy/B-girl Battle with DJ Fleg, Kwikstep, Narumi, Rokafella,
Trus Real, Toyz aRe Us and more for free at 6 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Anna & Elizabeth's Crankie Festival at Creative Alliance (Appalachian puppet shows and music with new twists.)

Sun.  4-13

Zakir Hussain and Masters of Percussion at 4 p.m. at Kennedy Center Concert Hall

the international roots of hip-hop music, from the traditional drum to contemporary electronic rhythm machines, via collaborations and solo creations from drummer Kiran Gandhi (M.I.A., Thievery Corporation), all-female percussion group Batala, and noted beatmakers Asma Maroof, Hezekiah, and Arsonal; for free at 6 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

*Ashley Monroe at the Birchmere (country. recommended)

Mon.. 4-14

First Night of Passover

London-based African rap duo Native Sun  for free at 6 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Blues at Westminster Church SW from 6 to 9 with Lady Mary, vocals
Tues.  4-15

Chuck Mead (of BR549) & His Grassy Knoll Boys at Gypsy Sally’s (Alt-country)

* Black Milk w/ Nat Turner at U St. Music Hall
Wed. 4-16

Juana Molina at Jammin Java (Argentine folktronica singer)

Emancipation Day Concert
 4 p.m. Freedom Plaza, Washington DC. with the West Virginia State University Jazz Ensemble and includes special performances by Talib Kweli, MC Lyte, Arrested Development, Raheem DeVaughn, DJ Kool, Doug E Fresh, J Ivy and DC’s own Black Alley Band. No tickets are needed for this event.

* Moombahton Massive at U St. Music Hall
Thurs. 4-17

Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Jo Mersa, Wayne Marshall, Zedicus (reggae) at Lincoln Theatre

 August Alsina (r'n'b) at the Park

Fri. 4-18

 Jorge Gonzalez de Los Prisioneros at the State Theatre (*postponed)

Baby Rasta y Gringo at  9:00pm at Cococabana,
2031A university blvd., Hyattsville, MD

Chino y Nacho at  9:00pm at Galaxy Nightclub, 2031 University Blvd
Hyattsville, MD

Baltimore Folk Festival at Joe Squared

Indian dance at Baltimore's Creative Alliance

DJ Rekha (Basement Bhangra) at Black Cat

*5 Star Akil at Jin Lounge, 2017 14th St NW (Trinidadian soca)

* DMC Regional DJ Battle featuring Chris Karns at U St. Music Hall

Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer, a documentary about the pioneering hip-hop photographer. 7 p.m. at American U., 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW.  Free
Sat. 4-19

Los Inquietos del Norte y  Los Indomables De Cedral at 8:00pm at
MXL Nightclub (aka Mexico Lindo), 5652 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg, MD (banda)

*Record Store Day (at stores that sell vinyl)

Los Amigos Invisibles at the Howard Theatre

The 70’s Soul Tour Starring The Whispers, The Stylistics, The Dramatics,  Howard Hewett at 8pm at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St, Baltimore,

Teodoro Reyes at 11 pm at Euphoria Nightclub, 1301 S. Ponca St.
Baltimore, MD

 Half of a Yellow Sun (Nigerian movie based on novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) at 4:15 at AMC Mazza Gallerie

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes at MD Live Casino

Siavash Ghomayshi (Persian) at Howard U Cramton Aud., 6th St NW

GW Hiphop Dance Showcase at Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st Street NW

Polkats and TwoLegs reunion show at Baltimore's Creative Alliance (roots music/mix) (recommended)

*Cleve Francis at the Birchmere (country)

*Blackbyrds instore signing at Joes from 1 to 2; gig at 8 at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club

* Carl Cox at Echostage (techno)

Korea Percussion Ensemble at Clarice Smith Center

* Broccoli Fest with Kelela (alt-r'n'b singer)   Cam'Ron, Just Blaze, Dizzy Wright,  Sango, Just Blaze, GoldLink, Dj Money,  12 noon to 8pm at  St. Elizabeth East Gateway Pavilion, 1100 Alabama Ave SE
NHDA Oldies Extravaganza Part IV with 7 djs from 8:00 p.m. - 1 a.m.
VFW Post 9619, 6527 Suitland Road, Morningside, MD
Sun. 4-20

DC Reggae Music Awards (w/ local acts performing)  at Sandovan Rest. & Lounge, 4809 GA Ave. NW

Bajari:Gypsy Barcelona movie at E St at 5:15

 Half of a Yellow Sun (Nigerian movie based on novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) at 7:30 at AMC Mazza Gallerie

*Omar S. (Detroit) with Chris Burns (electronic dance) at Dirty Bar
Mon. 4-21

Easter Monday (events at National Zoo)

Boy George at 930 Club
Tues. 4-22

Robbie Fulks at Jammin Java (alt-country)

Alejandro Escovedo & the sensitive Boys at Rams Head Tavern
Wed. 4-23

*Syria - Sacred Spaces, Ancient Prayers at Convergence Church ,1801 N. Quaker Lane Alexandria VA  wed. through Sat. 10 am to 5 pm (Jason Hamacher who has drummed in various DC bands went to Syria from 2005 to 2010 (before the fighting) and photographed ancient buildings, a synagogue & churches plus people and he recorded Syrian traditional chant singers. ) See the photos & hear the songs
Thurs. 4-24

Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents the Nina Simone Project. Narrated and set to Simone’s music  and choreographed by  Dianne McIntyre. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Road, Landover/Cheverly (through the 27th)

Bajari:Gypsy Barcelona movie at Mazza Gallerie at 6:30

Yeahwon Shin: voice & Aaron Parks: jazzy piano &  Rob Curto: Brazilian-tinged accordion (Korean lullaby singer) at An Die Musik in Baltimore


Willie Colon (salsa) at the Palace, Woodbridge, VA

Jambao (Argentine cumbia) at Diamond Lounge,  7203 Little River Tpke
Annandale, VA

Victor Manuelle at El Boqueron II, 1330 E Gude Dr
Rockville, MD 

Wayne Wonder and Frankie Sly (reggae) at Crystal Lounge,  1401 Univ. Blvd., Hyattsville,

*Sierra Leone pre-independence celebration with Shady Bay, Heaven Jay, Blacka Don, Abizzy at Station 1
8131 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, MD

Delbert McClinton at Birchmere (postponed)

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival feat. Patrick Landeza, LT Smooth, Paul Togioka at Barns  at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna Va

YG (rap) at Fillmore Silver Spring

Smokey Joe’s Café—The Songs Of Leiber And Stoller Celebrates The Music Of Legendary Songwriting Team At Arena Stage through June 8

* Voltio for free at Cococabana, Hyattsville, MD

* Martha Redbone at Atlas (blues, folk, Native American)

* Soundclash (Jamaican oldies) dj night is free at Marx Cafe

* Fasil Demoz at UCNS Hall (Ethiopian) , 4250 Harewood Rd., NE DC 202-415-7160
Sat. 4-26

Don Omar presents Dragmania Musicfest Virginia
This two-day festival features fast cars and bikes  competing for more than $25,000 cash and a live concert by Don Omar & Tego Calderon (reggaeton)  and other surprise artists.  Virginia MotorSports Park, 8018 Boydton Plank Rd., Petersburg, VA

Jacky Gosee (Ethiopian) at Echostage

*Syria - Sacred Spaces, Ancient Prayers at Convergence Church ,1801 N. Quaker Lane Alexandria VA  wed. through Sat. 10 am to 5 pm (Jason Hamacher who has drummed in various DC bands went to Syria from 2005 to 2010 (before the fighting) and photographed ancient buildings, a synagogue & churches plus people and he recorded Syrian traditional chant singers. ) See the photos & hear the songs.  FINAL DAY

Carimi (Haiti) at Cococabana,

Zombie Zombie (French Psychedelic disco) , Young Rapids, and Heavy Breathing w/ DJ Name Names (Ian Svenonius) $12, 10pm and All Ages at Comet Ping Pong

Mavado (reggae) at The Loft Ballroom, 9375 Washington Blvd – Laurel,

Alejandro Escovedo & the Sensitive Boys at the Hamilton (rock w/ some Mexican roots)

Charm City Bluegrass Fest at Druid Hill Park in Baltimore with Jerry Douglas, Noam Pikelny, Chris Eldridge & Julian Lange, Sierra Hull, Cris Jacobs, Audie Blaylock,
 (same day as EcoFest at Druid Hill Park) (recommended)

Annual Marquee Ball at Creative Alliance - this year's theme is Road to Rio with a samba dance party

US Dept. of Bhangra dj dance night at Black Cat

Maceo Parker at State Theatre

*Fanfarlo with Lilies on Mars at U St. Music Hall

* So Percussion at Atlas Theatre, H St. NE

* Kingman Island Bluegrass & folk festival in DC

Sun. 4-27

Koray Broussard  & Zydeco Unit at 4 at Gypsy Sally’s (funky modern zydeco)

Maceo Parker at Rams Head Tavern Annapolis (funk and jazz)

ABADÁ Capoeira DC - Professora Yara + DC Choro + Laura Rizzotto at Jammin Java (Brazilian DC)

*Pickin'=Allstar bluegrass Jam at Birchmere

* MIA (Sri Lankan/UK rap-pop) with ASAP FERG (rap) at Echostage

* Nappy Roots at Howard Theatre

* Tango--Soul and Heart at the Kennedy Center at 5 pm --The Choral Arts Chorus’ 170 voices will perform with the Pan American Symphony Orchestra two choral works by Argentine composers: Alberto Ginastera’s “Lamentations of Jeremiah” and Luis Bacalov’s “Misa Tango,” featuring Tango rhythms and the iconic sounds of the bandonéon. The second half finds Tango dancers Andres Bravo and Carolina Jaurena performing the Argentine Tango to traditional and folk Tango songs, including works by Astor Piazzolla, performed by members of Choral Arts, PASO, and soloists Anamer Castrello and Javier Array. 

Mon. 4-28

Raul Midon at Howard Theatre

Tues. 4-29

Strunz and Farah at Howard Theatre
Wed. 4-30

*The Lox, Styles P., Sheek Louch, & Jadakiss at Howard Theatre

Thurs. 5-1

Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock):  4-1-  ;4-2-Real Estate @ 930 Club; 4-3-Psych. Furs w/ Dot Dash @ State Theatre; 4-4-We Fought the Big One Post-Punk djs @ Marx Café; Dean Wareham @ U St. M. Hall; 4-6-Jon Langford & the Skull Orchard @ Iota;    4-11- Travis Jackson Memorial Fund Benefit Show w/Title Tracks, Passing Phases, and Cane & The Sticks w/ DJs Kim and Sara $10 or more donation, 10pm @ Comet Ping Pong;

Damaged City Hardcore fest w/ GI & more @ St. Stephens Church;  4-12- Select DC Presents Vanguard Festival with John Wiese, Andrew Morgan, Jay Simon, Protect-U, Ital,  Olivia Neutron-John & more

@ Union Arts 4pm; Nina Persson(Cardigans) at Jammin Java; Neal Finn @ Lincoln Theatre; 4-13-Holly Golightly @ DC9; 4-16-Cloud Nothings @ Bl. Cat;  4-17- Jowe Head (from Swell Maps) & The Fleeting Glimpses (DC) ;Foul Swoops; Luke Reddick @ CD Cellar in Arl.; 4-19-Cloud Cult @ 6th & I; Pentagram @ AU;  4-20-Coathangers w/ DJ Kid Congo @ Comet P; 4-21-Marshall Crenshaw @ Rams H. Tavern; Dan Croll @ Rn R Hotel; 4-22 Baths @ U St. Music Hall; 4-24- EMA @ RnR Hotel; 4-26-Perfect P-ssy @ DC9; 4-27-Steve Gunn @ DC 9; 4-29-Standells @ Black Cat; 4/3-21: Sister City Exhibition at Baltimore Inner Harbor;