Friday, May 9, 2014

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

DC/Baltimore "World" Music and More- May  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.
 additional shows & more info to be added through the month at the blog:
 Home repair issues means this is late and abbreviated. Will send an updated version shortly. Updated version –newly added events marked with asterisks
 Fri. 5-23-Oumar Konate from Mali at Tropicalia

 Sun. 5-25 southern Soul/blues day  lineup  at outdoor Black Biker Festival at the American Legion in Indian Head at 4345 Livingston Rd, Indian Head, MD 20640 very close to Lamonts. is Mel Waiters, Ms. Jody, Hardaway Connection, Stacy Brooks, Ghetto Cowboy, J.T. Hooker. .. Tickets: $30/day or $50 for both days. Starts 5pm each day. 
Thurs. 5-1

Fri. 5-2

Farruko & J Quiles at the Palace in Woodbridge (reggaeton)

Zion y Lennox for free at Cococabana (reggaeton)

K. Michelle (R’n’b singer) at the Palladium Baltimore,  2900 Liberty Heights Avenue

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

Sierra Leone’s Refugee Allstars with Elikeh at Artisphere
Sat.  5-3
Around the World Embassy Tour, when 52 non-European embassies -- from the League of Arab States to Zambia — will welcome visitors. (For fans of Europe, the Shortcut to Europe Open House is May 10.) Some logistics: Most embassies are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; actual passports are not required, though many embassies require photo ID; and shuttle buses will be available for travel between embassies. Participating embassies for 2014:  African Union, League of Arab States, Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Colombia, Republic of Congo, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Malaysia, Mexico, Federated States of Micronesia, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Zambia. Admission is free and reservations are not required.

The first annual Funk Parade on U St. from 5  to 7 (with a pre-parade fair from 1 to 5) will include:

- The Ballou High School Marching Band;  Batala Percussion Band; - Asheru;  Hung Tao Choy Mei Lion and Dragon dancers;  Yamomanem Jazz; - BicycleSPACE riders  and the world’s first FLASH MOP, a spontaneous clean-and-dance civic action squad!

Free shows, in a dozen of the neighborhood’s finest venues. The lineup:

U Street Music Hall: Sugar Bear & EU, Nappy Riddem (DJs: Qdup, Fort Knox Five set)
Tropicalia: Cheick Hamala Diabate, Backbeat Underground, Joe Keyes “The Late Bloomer” and The Late Bloomer Band (DJs: Fort Knox Five)
Solly’s: Flashband Project - Flashband Funk Party
DC9 Nightclub: Elikeh Afropop, Black Masala (DJs: Sol Power All-Stars)
Patty Boom Boom: Lucky Dub, Kickoman – Official
Liv Nightclub DC: Clones of Funk
The Brixton: Aztec Sun, Beyond Modern
Jojo Restaurant: The Good Thing
Busboys and Poets: A Special Edition of Live! From Busboys: Women of Funk
Twins Jazz Club: Tony Martucci
Work It! Studio by WandaWoman – Funk Dance Party featuring “The Root of Funk” with drum sensation Tiacoh Sadia 7pm – 9pm

And an after-party!

Ben’s Next Door: “THE SOUL OF FUNK” Wes Felton World and Sol Zahran All Star Jam Session After-party. Starting at 10pm

An exhibit of  Francis Wolff’s Blue Note label classic jazz  photography will be on display May 3-July 3 at the Goethe-Institut, 812 Seventh St. NW.)
Baltimore Irish Trad Fest Concert, Creative Alliance, Baltimore
Sun.  5-4

*Pandit Umakant Gundecha and Pandit Ramakant Gundecha, Dhrupad vocal
Pandit Akhilesh Gundecha, pakhawaj at 2 pm at the The Warner Brothers Theater,
The National Museum of American History

* The Maru Montero Dance Company and LULAC will present the annual National Cinco de Mayo Festival on the mall . The free festival will celebrate Latin American dance and will feature music and crafts from noon to 6 (Bio Ritmo & others will be there)
* Dodo Orchestra (NYC-based Russian/tango/jazz & more) at Bossa
* Be’la Dona and Black Alley at a benefit for Girls Rock DC at U St. Music Hall
Mon. 5-5
*Cinco de Mayo event at Impala Cantina, H St. NE with band Kickoman

Gondwana (South American roots reggae)  at  8:00pm at the The Salsa Room
2619 Columbia Pike , Arlington, VA

*Big Tony of Troublefunk’s birthday party hosted by Dave Grohl (who will be playing in special one-off band w/ members of Scream and Bad Brains) at the 930 Club (sold-out)
Tues. 5-6
Agarrate Catalina de Uruguay at Tropicalia
2001 14th St. NW
Wed.  5-7

Ozomatli @ State Theatre

Karpouzi Trio at 12 noon at Library of Congress

* Marisa Anderson (guitarist) at Bathtub Republic, 3119 11th st nw
w/Marian McLaughlin
Thurs. 5-8

Lionel Loueke (Benin born jazz guitarist) tro for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Ctr. Mill. Stage

*Marisa Anderson (guitarist) at Calvert St House Concert, 1222 N. Calvert St
Fri. 5-9

Manuel Donayre ( Afro-Peruvian)  at 8:00pm at Diamond Lounge, 7203 Little River Tpke
Annandale, VA

Alci Acosta y Los Diablitos del Vallenato en El Boqueron 2, 1330 E Gude Dr.
Rockville, MD

La Maquinaria Nortena  and Los Cuates De Sinaloa  &  La Furia Oaxaquena at  9:00pm at MXL Nightclub,
5652 Annapolis Rd
Bladensburg, MD

Ageless Grace hosted by Maria Broom - dance styles from around the world, Creative Alliance, Baltimore

*Fermata: Wall of Speakers sound art exhibition (from many including Ryuchi Sakomoto) opens at Artisphere in Arlington

*Charlie Wilson at DAR C. Hall
Sat.  5-10

Nancy' Alonso's Salsa Empire celebrating her 15 years on the radio and featuring Frankie Vazquez and Orchesta La Romana at Empire, 6355 Rolling Rd., Springfield

Tego Calderon (reggaeton) at  9:00pm at Cococabana, 2031A university blvd.
Hyattsville, MD

Temptations and 4 Tops at Meyerhoff Hall, 1212  Cathedral, Baltimore

Hammered Dulcimer Masters, Creative Alliance, Baltimore

*Protect-U, Peaking Lights Sound System, and Maxmillion Dunbar
 10pm and All Ages at Comet Ping Pong

* Mexico’s Eugenia León sings songs from the Mexican Revolution as part of a multi-media presentation combining music by Revueltas with murals, paintings, and photographs. The second half of this unique program presents Mexican film masterpiece Redes (1936) with Silvestre Revueltas’ searing score performed live by a 50-piece orchestra and unforgettable cinematography by Paul Strand. Pre-Concert Presentation with Roberto Kolb at 6:30 pm at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park, MD.

*Balkan Beat Box and Thomas Blondet - Howard Theatre

*Chromeo (DJ set) and DJ Baronhawk - U St Music Hall (Late show - 10 PM) - sold out

 * CityDance's Dreamscape - Lincoln Theatre 

Robert Glasper Experiment at Kennedy Center
Sun.  5-11
Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires at 8:00 PM. Baltimore Soundstage.
Mother’s Day Fest at Prince William Cty Fairgrounds, 10624 Dumfries Road
Manassas, VA ,  w/Trono Mexico; Grupo Exterminador;  Marito Rivers ; La Maquina De El Salvador; and Los Pescadores

Preston Frank and Big Daddy Zydeco at Glen Echo

A Mothers Love - The Show Featuring Gladys Knight * Marvin Sapp * Tamela Mann at Baltimore Arena

Mother’s Finest at Birchmere

*Ashanti at the Howard Theatre

*Keren Ann @ 6th & I

 *  Peaking Lights, Protect-U, HD Sunrise, and Nerftoss at the Crown,1910 N. Charles St, Baltimore
Mon. 5-12
Tues.  5-13

Lara Bello (The Spanish singer-songwriter and dancer brings her mix of classical music and jazz, overtone singing, Buddhist chants, Flamenco dance and song, and Arab dance) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Ctr. Millennium Stage
Wed.  5-14

*Moombahton Massive XXXVII - Nadastrom, Sabo, Big Makk at U St Music Hall

*Morcheeba and Conner Youngblood at Lincoln Theatre

*Mumu Fresh - Mixtape Release Concert at Howard Theatre 
Thurs.  5-15

*Green Boys (Richmond country band) at Bossa Bistro, 2463 18th St. NW
Fri. 5-16

Chuck Brown Band Tribute show at the Howard (2 years after Chuck died)

Los Master Plus (Mexico) w/ Empressarios & DJ G-Flux at Artisphere

* Arturo Sandoval at Blues Alley

* Mehfil-E-Samaa at 8:00pm at Rachel M Schelesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center
3001 N Beauregard St., Alexandria VA (An evening of Pakistani Qawwali with Fareed Ayaz, Abu Muhammad and troupe).

* Boz Scaggs at the Warner Theatre

*August Wilson’s play "The Piano Lesson" at the Olney Theatre through June 8 
Sat.. 5-17
Festival Argentino USA 2014 at 4:00pm at Thomas Jefferson Theater, 125 South Old Glebe Road
Arlington, VA

El Chaval de bachata at Cococabana, Hyattsville, MD

Peter Bug Day Festival w/ Skip Mahoney & The Casuals who will be honored with the Al Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award.  at 400 13th St. SE, Wash. DC. from 11 am to 7 pm free

*Roy C., TJ Hooker Taylor, Hardway Connection, Jim Bennett & Lady Mary at 2 at Lamont's in Pomonkey  (southern soul)

* Arturo Sandoval at Blues Alley

*Dierks Bentley, Chris Young, Chase Rice, Jon Pardi, Maggie Rose, the Swon Brothers, Lindsay Ell, Sam Grow, and Kelleigh Bannen at WMZQ Fest at Jiffy Lube Live  

*Mary Gauthier at 7:30 at Jammin Java, Vienna, VA

*Willy Watson and Mandolin Orange at Gypsy Sally's, 3401 K St NW 

* Concert celebrating 50 Years of singing from the Malayali  in the  Kerala region of India at 6pm at High Point High School, 3601 Powder Mill Rd., Beltsville MD

* Haitian Flag Day event at Champion Lounge, 7912 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD

* the ninth annual Fiesta Asia Street Fair, which celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Expect parades, street dances, five stages of entertainment, food, martial arts demonstrations and crafts from origami to fan-making, along with dozens of performances. The free celebration is set for 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. along Pennsylvania Avenue between Third and Sixth streets NW.

* Janiva Magness- Benefit For Child Welfare League at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club (blues singer)

Sun. 5-18

Salsa Dance Fundraiser/Boogaloo For The Homeless at Bossa
5:30PM-10:30PM $8 pre-sale/$10 at the door at Bossa Bistro, 2463 18th St, NW

*  High as a Kite at Black Cat (Norwegian europop with Afro-Caribbean & other international accents)

Melanie Fiona and Black Alley at Howard Theatre (r'n'b)

*Alice Despard Group (farewell DC show) with Marshall Keith and Baba Marley Jones - Galaxy Hut

* Arturo Sandoval - Blues Alley (Two shows) (Latin-jazz)

* Folk 'N' Bluegrass Fest: Chatham County Line, Mandolin Orange, and Willie Watson with Brothers Clair at Rams Head Tavern (Annapolis)
Mon. 5-19
Tues. 5-20

Wed. 5-21
*LeAnn Rimes at 6th & I
Thurs. 5-22

 *Arcangel and Ken-Y at Echostage (reggaeton)

* Flamenco Aparicio Dance Co. for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Ctr. Millennium Stage

* Juiceboxxx, OCDJ, Holy Ghost Party, DJ George Costanza, Schwarz, and Mark Brown at  the Gold Bar 1910 N. Charles St, Baltimore

*  Just Blaze, Mista Selecta, and Alex Young at U St Music Hall (Late show - 10 PM)  

* Tamar Braxton (r'n'b) at the Fillmore Silver Spring

* Syleena Johnson at the Birchmere (R'n'b/soul)
Fri. 5-23

Oumar Konate from Mali at Tropicalia

Los Hijo e Plena - Bomba y Plena Dance Party - 11-piece Puerto Rican band w/ lessons, dance demos, and more, Creative Alliance, Baltimore

*Soca Blitz live with Blaxx, Benjai at the Oxford Center, 9700 Martin Luther King Highway, Lanham,MD

* Mobb Deep @ Howard Theatre
Sat.  5-24

two day outdoor Black Biker Festival at the American Legion in Indian Head at 4345 Livingston Rd, Indian Head, MD 20640 very close to Lamonts.
On Saturday May 24 is R&B day Featuring: Zapp, EU, Shirley Murdock, KK Brown, Special Formula, and more.

* Beenie Man at 12 midnight at Cardoba Social Club, 125 W. Belvedere Ave., Baltimore

* Art Garfunkel at 6th & I
  Southern Soul/blues day lineup is Mel Waiters, Ms. Jody, Hardaway Connection, Stacy Brooks, Ghetto Cowboy, J.T. Hooker. .at the American Legion in Indian Head at 4345 Livingston Rd, Indian Head, MD 20640 very close to Lamonts.. Tickets: $30/day or $50 for both days. Starts 5pm each day.

*20 Years of 2Tuff: Summer Kickoff! With A Sides and host T.R.A.C.: DJ Oso Fresh, Slant, Empresarios Soundsystem, Spinscott, Ray Casil vs. Ken Lazee at U St Music Hall

*DMV Punjabi Mela 2014 with Sharry Mann (Punjabi singer) and Gippy Grewal from noon to 8 at Bull Run Regional Park at 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville VA

* Tamar Braxton (r'n'b) at the Fillmore Silver Spring
Mon.. 5-26

Tues. 5-27

* Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir & Tallinn Chamber Orchestra performing music of Arvo Part. Free with tickets distributed at 4:30
Wed. 5-28
* Monotonix guitarist Yonatan Gat (NY based Israeli rocker now inspired by African ensembles such as Orchestra Baobab, as well as the early work of Brazilian psychedelic experimentalists Os Mutantes) w/ Wanted Man, & Our Griffins at Paperhaus, 4912 3rd St NW house show

* Frank London leads all-star Hungarian Ensemble in honor of the Memorial Year of Hungarian
    Victims of the Holocaust from 6 to 7 for free at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, NH Ave. & F St.

 * Yann Tiersen (French composer of Amelie sdtrk) at 930 Club  
Thurs. 5-29

Walter "Wolfman" Washington w/ Boogie Long at Gypsy Sally’s (blues/ r’n’b)

Sheila E. at the Birchmere

* Capleton at the Howard Theatre (reggae)

*Arvo Part (Estonian composer) (sold out) at Phillips Collection, DC

* Wailers at the 930 Club

Fri. 5-30

Jeffery Broussard & Creole Cowboys at Glen Echo Bumper Car Pavilion

*Global Hiphop Showcase at Tropicalia with Native Sun (Nigerian, London based duo) Mohammed Yahya & Sarina Leah ( fusing Hiphop Afro rhythms and soul from Mozambique/UK) ; Krayola ( MC, producer, beatboxer extraordinaire) ; Dumi Right ( from the ground breaking crew Zimbabwe Legit) and
DJ RBI the renowned DC metro area DJ spinning dope tracks; and special guests

Luke Bryan, Lee Brice, and Cole Swindell at Jiffy Lube Live (country)

* Quiet Nights: Ron Kearns Quartet with special guest Michael Thomas at Strathmore (Brazilian jazz as part of the Strathmore's special series re Bossa & jazz)

Sat. 5-31

Tarrus Riley at the Howard (reggae crooner)

Washington Folk Festival (on Sun. 6-1 also)

* Luke Bryan, Lee Brice, and Cole Swindell at Jiffy Lube Live

* Old 97s and Lydia Loveless at 9:30 Club (alt-country)

* Danity Kane at the Fillmore Silver Spring (R'n'b)

* Exhibition: Bringing Bossa Nova to the United States at Strathmore
May 31, 2014 - June 15, 2014
Radio broadcaster Felix Grant was a familiar voice to Washington, D.C. listeners for nearly 50 years. His early interest in and fascination with Brazilian culture and music played a pivotal role in introducing bossa nova to the United States. This multimedia exhibit includes photographs, concert programs and awards, as well as unique interviews of prominent artists such as João Gilberto, Leny Andrade, Sergio Mendes and Dorival Caymmi. Together they provide a glimpse into Brazilian music of this period
Sun. 6-1

DC Record Fair at Artisphere w/ film showing of "Led Zeppelin Played Here" followed by talk about the movie with Ian Mackaye & Director Jeff Krulik

* Washington Folk Festival

* T-Pain at the Howard Theatre

-Intruders & Skip Mahoney at Panorama Room

* Washington Jewish Music Festival opens w/ a 10:30 am klezmer brunch at the DC JCC & an acoustic evening at 7 at Lisner with Matisyahu (Fest continues to June 14 w/ various events)
Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock): 
* Nero/Pseudo, a musical w/ Jon Langford music runs through June 1 at the Shop at Fort Fringe at 607 New York Ave. NW ;
 5-1-  ;  5-2- Slint @ Ottobar; 5-10-Colin Blunstone (Zombies) @  ;Of Montreal @ Ottobar; 5-10-Dwight Twilley & Pezband: the American Power Pop Tour @ Rams Head Tavern (Annapolis); 5-11-Elbow @ 930: 5-14-Swans @ Bl. Cat; Eagulls @ RnR Hotel; 5-15-Off! @ Ottobar; Angel Olson @ RnR Hotel 5-16- Titus Andronicus @ bl. Cat; Chain & the Gang, Cigarette @ 6 @ DC9; 5-17-"Looking For Johnny: The Legend of Johnny Thunders," 3:30pm @ Gala Hispanic Theatre ; Afghan Whigs @ Ottobar; Apache Relay @ U St. Music Hall; 5-18-Built to Spill @ Ottobar; 5-19- Jimmy Recca (1971 Stooges bassist)@ Galaxy Hut; 5-20-Ex-Cult @ DC 9; 5-21-Titus Andronicus @ Charmed City Artspace;Pains of Being Pure at heart @ R'n'roll Hotel;  5-22-_Deleted Scenes @ RnR Hotel;  Trans Am and Heavy Breathing @ Black Cat (Backstage) ; 5-27-The Adicts @ Ottobar; the Flatmates, Foul Swoops, Expert Alterations, and DJ Archie Moore @ Comet Ping Pong; 5-30-Channels, Soccer Team, and Bells>@ Rock & Roll Hotel;  Foul Swoops, Nic Fits, Anchor 3, and Luke Reddick @ St. Stephen's Church(Syrian kids benefit)  

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