Saturday, September 6, 2014

D.C./Baltimore World Music and More September 2014 Concert List

DC/Baltimore "World" Music and More- September  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:
 An action-packed month inside and outside. Plenty to see. 
 Online you should also check out the I Love Music forum/chatboard at and look for the  the Rolling Outernational World Music 2014, Rolling Afrobeats 2014,  the Rolling Afro-Latin & the Capital Swamp & Chitlin Circuit  threads
 9-11-Enkutatash  Event(Jace Clayton & Ethiopian musicians) at Gateway DC Pavilion at St. Elizabeth’s East
9-12-Vieux Farka Toure at Artisphere (Malian guitarist)
Ruben Moreno & Zydeco Re-Evolution at Creative Alliance Patterson Theatre, Baltimore
 9-14- Youssou N’Dour at Lisner (Senegalese singing legend)

 9-17-Stax singer William Bell guests with Ruthie Foster at the Howard Theatre

9-20-Metro Mambo w/ Joe Conzo & Orchestra La Leyenda at Dance Place

9-21-Salif Keita (Malian singer ) at Lisner

9-26-Calle 13 (reggaeton & more) at Echostage

Mon. 9-1

 Labor Day Blues at Westminster Church , SW DC with Jacques "Saxman" Johnson, sax; Lil Margie Clark, vocals; Bobby Felder, keyboard; Jacques Johnson, Jr., guitar; Chuck Carthan, bass; Andy Hamburger, drums
Tues. 9-2

Wed. 9-3

Thurs.. 9-4

Fri. 9-5

Afrolicious & Zongo Junction (afropop) at Tropicalia

Ken Russell’s movie Lisztomania (1975) at 7 pm for free at the Library of Congress Pickford Theatre

Schoolboy Q and Rae Sremmurd at Echostage (rap)

Mary Mary (r’n’b/gospel) at Howard Theatre

Nengo Flow at Diamond Lounge in Annandale

Sat. 9-6

Roslyn jazz fest with Rebirth Brass band (New Orleans) at 5:30 , Red Baraat (NY South Asian) at 3:45 and more

Silver Spring Jazz festival with Preservation Hall Jazz Band 3 to 10

American Cool exhibition, 2nd floor National Portrait Gallery: Author Justin Martin discusses his new bookRebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America’s First Bohemians. From 12 noon to 1 pm;   Portrait photographer Lynn Goldsmith is there from 2 to 3 pm . 

Nation Beat & Alma Tropicalia Brazilian Independence Day show at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club

Seldom Scene (bluegrass) at the Birchmere

El Komander at MXL Nightclub, 5652 Annapolis Rd
Bladensburg, MD

Kazzabe at Club One, 8786 Richmond Hwy
Alexandria, VA

Fito Corleone  Night At The Apollo Album Release Party at Chapalas
15530 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD (reggaeton/rap)

Okinawa Culture and Spirit Promotion project brings top Japanese  performers of Ryukyu traditional dance, traditional karate, and so-saku Eisa from 6 to 7 for free at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

“Stop Making Sense “ 1983 Talking Heads movie directed by Jonathan Demme Special digital print at AFI Silver at 9

Hamed Nikpay (Persian) at Richard J.Ernst Community (NOVA College), 8333 Little River Tpke
Annandale, VA

Tamil (India ) Music night from 5 to 8 at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, 7601 Hanover Pkwy, Greenbelt, MD Bhairavi Fine Arts Society
Sun. 9-7

Asleep at the Wheel at the Birchmere

Takoma Park Folk Festival

Don Miguelo at  3:00pm at Euphoria Nightclub, 1301 S. Ponca St.
Baltimore, MD

Virginia’s Alfred Street Baptist Church Young Adult Praise Team for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Mon.. 9-8

DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist using the records of Afrika Baambaata at the Fillmore (hiphop)

Sandaraa (South Asian musical traditions blended with the sounds and sensibilities of Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and New York)  for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage 
Tues. 9-9

 Hoba Hoba Spirit from Morocco for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage 

August Alsina (r’n’b) at the Fillmore

Chris Isaak at the Birchmere ($89.50!) Wednesday too

Willie Nelson at the 930 Club

Paul Thorn at Rams Head Annapolis
Wed.  9-10

August Wilson’s play “Seven Guitars” (about a blues singer) performed by the No Rules Theatre Co. at the Signature Theatre in Arlington (through Sept. 28th)

Die Antwoord (South African alt-rap) at Echostage

Hoba Hoba Spirit from Morocco at Bossa on 18th St. NW

Big Sam’s funky Nation at the Howard Theatre

Black Prairie and Kristen Andreassen (Bluegrass) at Jammin Java
Thurs.  9-11

Enkutatash, the Ethiopian New Year and harvest celebration.  As part of the 5 x 5 Festival, NY’s Jace Clayton (aka DJ Rupture) is presenting “Enkutatash,”   a public choral piece he created using a musical score based on the daily 2002 to 2011  Homeland Security  5 level color-coded  terrorism threat alerts that he has converted to notes on the Ethiopian five note pentatonicl scale.  At the same time  locally based Ethiopian  masinqo (one-stringed fiddle/lute) player Gezachew T. Habtemariam and  vocalist  Kalkidan Woldemariam will be performing an adapted version of an East African harvest song.  Audience members are invited to sing along by following the displayed color flags. Clayton will add laptop tweaks .Afterwards Ethiopian food will be offered and the House of Booty djs will take over. Free , arrive  at 6:00pm  (performance from 6:30 to 7:30) at Gateway DC Pavilion at St. Elizabeth’s East, 1100 Alabama Ave SE D.C. Congress Heights Metro  –Steve Kiviat

Cibo Matto (featuring Nels Cline) at Ottobar

son jarocho folk music of Veracruz, Mexico 12 noon to 1 pm for free  @  Coolidge  Auditorium, Library of Congress Jefferson Building, 1st St. & Independence Ave., SEDC;

Masters of Son Jarocho for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Center (Millennium Stage - in the Family Theater)

Explosion Negra (Columbia) and Asheru & Dj Jeff Guerra at Tropicalia

* DJ Gecko Jones at Flash

Zacarias Ferreira at 8:00pm at Diamond Lounge, 7203 Little River Tpke, Annandale, VA

*MC Galaxy (Nigerian afrobeats rapper) at Station 1, 8131 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD

*Turkish Festival at Tysons 1 plaza starts at 5 (with events all weekend through the 14th)

Ken Russell’s movie “The Music Lovers” (about  Tchaikovsky) at 7 for free at the Library of Congress Pickford Theatre

Vieux Farke Toure at Artisphere-great Malian guitarist with opener Elikeh (DC w/ Togo born singer)

Grupo Guinda from Peru at El Carbonazo Sabor y Rumba, 9627 Lost Knife Rd
Gaithersburg, MD

EPMD (Old-school rap) at 8 at the Howard Theatre

Ruben Moreno & Zydeco Re-Evolution at Creative Alliance Patterson Theatre, Baltimore w/ dance lesson @ 8pm

Jim Lauterdale opening for Human Country Jukebox at Gypsy Sally’s (country & roots Americana)

Ana Popovic (Memphis-based Serbian blues guitarist) at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz club

Black Cat anniversary party

DC South Asian Film Fest in Gaithersburg (through the 14th)

*God Help The Girl is a musical feature film, written and directed by Stuart Murdoch, lead singer of the group Belle and Sebastian; at the AFI Silver
Sat.  9-13

Blue Magic at Harmony Hall, Ft. Washington , MD (70s velour soul)

Manhattans at the Birchmere (70s velour soul)

Enrique Iglesias y Pitbull 7:30pm at Verizon Center
601 F St NWDC

Asian Festival at Rosecroft Raceway, 6336 Rosecroft Dr., Fort Washington, MD

Shemekia Copeland (blues) at the Hamilton (great singer)

Time to Shine :Reggae Dancehall dj party at Aqua, 1818 NY Ave NE

Hurray for the Riff Raff, Trampled By Turtles, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue,  Iron & Wine,  Devil Makes 3,  Guster at Route 29 Fest at Merriweather Post Pavilion

Sun.  9-14

Asian Festival at Rosecroft Raceway, 6336 Rosecroft Dr., Fort Washington, MD

Youssou N’Dour & Etoile Dakar at Lisner Auditorium (legendary Senegalese singer)

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Patti LaBelle, and Ruben Studdard - Verizon Center (the Bounce TV Summer Music Festival) (r’n’b)

Blasters at Gypsy Sally’s (roots-rock)

Adams Morgan Day with Chuck Brown’s Band; Malcolm X Park drummers; DC Casineros dancers; Feedel Band (Ethiopian) and more from 11am to 7 pm

9th Festival Salvadorenisimo from  10:00am with Hector Ocosta, Aniceto Molina, Orquesta San Vicente and more at Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 500 Perry Parkway , Gaithersburg,

Gran Festival de Independencia of Mexico with Ezequiel Pena and more at 11:00am at
Capital Plaza, 6200 Annapolis Rd., Hyattsville, MD

Jaripeo y Ezequiel Pena at 12:00pm at Prince William County Fairground
10624 Dumfries Road, Manassas, VA  (A busy day for Pena at 2 Fests)

Paul Thorn Band at the Birchmere

*Caribbean & Ethiopian music & arts fest noon to 7 at Freedom Plaza in DC, 1200 PA Ave. NW

For free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage ; “Combining elements of poetry, spoken word, emceeing, and beats, this program pays homage to the famed U Street corridor’s progressive music and arts scene in the late 1990s and features Ra Brown, Asheru, Poem-Cees, Dehiaja, and DJ Stylus.”

*Bomba Estereo with Maracuyeah DJs at U St. Music Hall
Mon. 9-15

Detroit Cobras at Rock n Roll Hotel

*Hiss Golden Messenger at DC9 (alt-folk-country on Merge) 
Tues. 9-16

Ribab Fusion (Southwestern Moroccan Funk) & Khumariyaan (Pakistani Pashtoon rubab & guitar) free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage 

Justin Townes-Earle at the Birchmere (17th also)

Puya at the Howard Theatre

Wed.  9-17

Stax singer William Bell is a guest with Ruthie Foster at the Howard Theatre

 Justin Townes-Earle at the Birchmere

George Porter Jr. & the Runnin' Pardners at the Hamilton (New Orleans)

Steely Dan at Pier 6 Pavilion
Thurs. 9-18

Bootsy Collins at State theatre in falls Church (P-funk bassist)

Simian Mobile Disco (live) and Protect-U at 10 at  U St Music Hall

AFI Theatre Latin Film Fest

*DJ Nick Catchdubs, Sammy Needlz, & Tigerbeat at flash, Flo. Ave NW (international flavored dance)

Orchester Praževica (Baltimore gypy jazz) at Bossa
Fri. 9-19

  Utsav: the Celebration of India's Maestros of music and dance - Kennedy Center Terrace Theater (through Sunday) Friday : Jayanthi Kumaresh at 7:30- veena instrumentalist

Alsarah & the Nubatones and Feedel Band  at Tropicalia, 2001 14th Street NW

Ken Russell’s movie “Mahler”  at 7 for free at the Library of Congress Pickford Theatre

Ruben Moreno & Zydeco Re-Evolution Presented by  Dancing by The Bayou
@Glen Echo Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD 20812
   Dance Lesson: 8:30pm  Music: 9:00 - Midnight

The annual (and free) NEA National Heritage Fellows Awards Concert at 8pm.
The 2014 National Heritage Fellows are: Henry Arquette (Mohawk basketmaker), Manuel "Cowboy" Donley (Tejano musician and singer), Kevin Doyle (Irish step dancer), The Holmes Brothers (blues, gospel, and R&B band), Yvonne Walker Keshick(Odawa quill worker), Carolyn Mazloomi (quilting community advocate), Vera Nakonechny (Ukrainian embroiderer and bead worker), Singing & Praying Bands of Maryland and Delaware (African-American religious singers), and Rufus White (Omaha traditional singer and drum group leader).  Free tickets available in advance

Lil Boosie (Louisiana rapper) at Echostage

Rare Essence, EU, Mass Extinction ft. Westmob at Howard Theatre (go-go)

Big Sandy & the Flyrite Boys with JP McDermott & Western Bop at Iota

The Legendary Kings of Hip Hop Tour with Doug E. Fresh, Rakim, Slick Rick, Scarface, Big Daddy Kane at DAR Constitution Hall

Marito Rivera y Su Grupo Bravo at The Palace, 13989 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Woodbridge, VA

Kizomba Fest at Princess Rhoom Dance Institute in Silver Spring, MD
Sat. 9-20

 the Smithsonian’s "Metro Mambo" Lecture/Concert series brings back Tito Puente's biographer & archivist Joe Conzo for the Metro Mambo Time Machine hosted by Jim Byers (WPFW 89.3 FM's 'Latin Flavor Classic Edition"), plus a performance by Orquesta La Leyenda  for free from 12:30 to 3:30 pm  at Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St, NE, 20017, in DC's Brookland neighborhood.

During the first half of the program, rare live ‘50s through ‘70s recordings from Conzo's collection! Then, in the second half, dance live to the music of DC’s own Orquesta La Leyenda

  Utsav: the Celebration of India's Maestros of music and dance - Kennedy Center Terrace Theater (through Sunday) Saturday: Bombay Jayashri a Carnatic vocalist at 2 p.m.
Rahul Sharma plays the santoor, a 100-stringed instrument at 7:30 pm

La Santa Cecilia at Clarice Smith Center-Los Angeles based Mexican American pan-Latino pop group

Shahkar Bineshpajooh (Persian) at the Warner Theatre

English Beat at the State Theatre (ska)

Avant (r’n’b) at the Howard Theatre

Guy, 112, K-Ci & JoJo, Total at Dar Constitution Hall (90s r’n’b)

Brad Paisley, Randy Houser, Leah Turner, and Charlie Worsham (country) at Jiffy Lube Live

Steve Earle (solo acoustic) at Rams Head Tavern Annapolis  (All-Ages Matinee)

Bunbury at the Fillmore

Frank Reyes at 10:00pm at Cococabana, 2031A University blvd.,Hyattsville, MD

H. St NE Festival with music tba

*at 2:30, watch Olavi Virta, a movie doc about Olavi Virta (1915–1972), one of the greatest of Finnish tango singers, at the Nat. Gallery of Art West Wing

Serbian accordionist Petar Marić for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

* The 22nd annual Bluebird Blues Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at PG Community College and features The Holmes Brothers (5 to 6), Hardway Connection (4 to 4:45), the Jewels (4:15 to 5 other stage), Nadine Rae, Swampdog Clark, Fast Eddie, Jeff Scott, & Jesi Terell 
Sun. 9-21

The Swahili Festival Community picnic. from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bladensburg Waterfront Park, this festival showcases the history, art, culture, music, dance and food of the East African region

Hispanic Festival (12:00-6:00 PM) at Lane Manor Park, 7601 West Park Dr. & University Blvd., Adelphi, MD  301-408-4335

Nu Look (Haitian band) at the Loft Ballroom in Laurel

* "Celia the Queen" movie doc about Cuban singer Celia Cruz at the Anacostia Community Mseum

Salif Keita at Lisner- Malian albino whose striking voice helped him overcome his struggles from people’s treatment of him because of  his skin color. 

the D.C. Legendary Musicians Band (with Jimi Smooth and Joe Quarterman and more) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Jackie Wilson Tribute at Bethesda Blues and Jazz

  Utsav: the Celebration of India's Maestros of music and dance - Kennedy Center Terrace Theater (through Sunday); Sunday -Pandit Birju Maharaj is the leading exponent of Kathak, the Indian classical dance form. At 2 p.m.   Alarmel Valli is a dancer and choreographer of the Bharatanatyam  style of Indian classical dance at 7:30 p.m.

Latino Fest and Parade: 10:00am- 1:00pm, Parade of Nations will be on Constitution Avenue From 7th Street NW  to 14th Street NW

Festival: 11:00am- 7:00pm with music tba Festival will be on Pennsylvania Avenue from 7th Street NW to 14th Street NW

SLAM Featuring Shahrukh Khan LIVE in Concert in WASHINGTON DC with Deepika Padukone, Yo Yo Honey Singh,Abhishek Bachchan, Malaika Arora Khan, and more at Jiffy Lube Live

* Los Rabanes at Tropicalia (from Panama)
Mon. 9-22

Dale Watson and The Lonestars with Amber Digby, Cactus Blossoms at Gypsy Sally's

Jimmy Gaudreau & Orrin Star at IMT @ Saint Mark Presby., 10701 Old Georgetown Rd., Rockville (bluegrass)

*Dawn of Midi at Black Cat

* Mo (Danish electropop singer) at the 930 Club
Tues. 9-23

Shonen Knife (Japanese punk) at Ottobar

Gianmarco at the Howard Theatre

*Shifters (rocksteady) with Sammy Kaye & the Fast Four (rocksteady) at Bossa

ZK Records' La Yegros (Argentina) at Tropicalia w/ dj rAt of Maracuyeah DC featuring chicha, cumbias rebajadas, 3ball gems from 2017, dancehall, 80s rock en español, electro-cumbia, tropical booty bangers & quinceañera bass.

Iggy Azalea at Pier 6

Lily Allen (sold-out show) at 930

 Fri., 9-26

Ken Russell’s movie “Tommy”  at 7 for free at the Library of Congress Pickford Theatre

Calle 13 at Echostage (Puerto Rican  rap, reggaeton, funk and more) with Maracuyeah

*Alexis y Fido at Galaxy Nightclub, Hyattsville, MD (reggaeton)

Brazil Project featuring Leonadno Lucini at 8 at Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd.,Laurel , MD

Tweet at the Howard Theatre (early show)

Juvenile and Backyard (rap and go-go) at the Howard Theatre late show

Duke Robillard & Andy Paxon Band (blues-rock & swing)  at Bethesda Blues & Jazz club

Afrofunk Festival with Hard Proof Afrobeat Orchestra, Funk Ark, and Peoples Champs at Tropicalia

Grupo AB OVO from Paraguay at 7:30pm at Rossyln Spectrum Theater, 1611 North Kent Street, Arlington, VA

Festival de Salsa de los 90's with Ray Sepulveda, Roberto Blades, Anthony Cruz and Renzo Padilla at the Cococabana in Hyattsville, MD

El Lobo y la Socieded Privada at El Boqueron 2 ,1330 E Gude Dr. Rockvile, MD  

*Luke James (New Orleans raised r'n'b singer) at the Hamilton

*Sondre Lerche at U St. Music Hall

* Soundclash-- Jamaican music dj event at Marx Cafe featuring a tribute to two significant singers who died in recent weeks. Mr. Take It Easy, Hopeton Lewis, and "Singer Man" Jackie Bernard of the Kingstonians.
Sat.  9-27

*Arabfest from 10 am to 10 pm at Bull Run Park, Centreville, VA

Hispanic Heritage Celebration from 1 to 6 pm at Mount Rainier Nature Center, 4701 31st Pl., Mount Rainier , MD  301-927-2163

*Free 1 to 6 pm musical tribute to 50 years of African Art with DC-based African musicians, sponsored by Smithsonian Museum of African Art outside at Smithsonian Enid Haupt Garden near the Castle

A Tribute to Motown at 7 pm at Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd.,Fort Washington , MD 301-203-6070

Jennifer Holliday (r’n’b) early show at the Howard Theatre

Dj Premiere vs. Pete Rock (old-school hop-hop dj battle ) at the Howard Theatre late show

Terence Blanchard (New Orleans jazz) at Blues Alley

Be’la Dona at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club

*Gerardo Ortiz at MXL Nightclub, Bladensburg, MD

* Bachata Heightz at Club One, Alexandria , VA

Asheru (rap) from 6 to 7 for free at K. Ctr. Millennium Stage

Soda Stereo El Tributo 2014 at  9:00pm at Bier Baron, 1523 22nd St NW , WASHINGTON DC, RIP Gustavo Cerati of Argentina’s Soda Stereo

Korea Art and Soul at Lisner

* Wisdom Speaks (go-go) at Art All Nite on Alabama Ave. Se

*Art All night Nuit Blanche throughout DC
Sun. 9-28

Ralph Stanley (bluegrass) at the Birchmere

* Turkish Festival from 11 AM to 7 PM on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, between 12th and 14th streets

*movie "Il Sorpasso" at the American U. School of Communication at 4:30 (Italian roadtrip film)

Steeldrivers (bluegrass) at the Hamilton

Terence Blanchard (New Orleans jazz) at Blues Alley
Mon.. 9-29

Santa Cruz-based Brazilian band SambaDá for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Shirleta Settles (bluesy soul) at Westminster Church SW from 6 to 9 pm
Tues. 9-30

The National Museum of African Art presents A Taste of Qadar (Opera Scenes) by Tony Small
September 30th at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, 6:00PM to 8 pm for free 

Wed. 10-1

Dom Flemmons Trio at the Hamilton

Harold Lopez-Nussa (Cuban pianist) for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Thurs. 10-2

Umoja at National Theate (African musical)(for a week)

Valerie June at 6th & I

Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock):9-2-Spoon @ Lincoln Theatre; 9-4-Buzzcocks @ Bl. Cat;;9-6-Bob Mould @ 930;9-7-Priests @ Bl. Cat:  Literature @ GW at 7 free; 9-8-Nik Turner’s Hawkwind @ Metro Gallery;Prince Rama & Video Love @ Comet;9-10-Soccer Team & Puff Pieces@ DC9; 9-12-Sucre @ DC9;
9-15-Ty Segall @ 930; 9-17-  Stiff Little Fingers, the So So Glos, and Dot Dash @ Balt. Soundstage; *9-18-Color of Noise Amphetamine Reptile movie @ RnR Hotel;  9-20- How to Dress Well @ U St. Music Hall; Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds and Chain & the Gang @ Comet Ping Pong; *The Garden @ Black Cat;  9-21-Dandy Warhols @ Bl. Cat;  9-23-Deafheaven @ Ottobar; *David Bowie movie @ Landmark & elsewhere; 9-26-J. Mascis @ Ottobar;9-27-My Brightest Diamond @ RnR Hotel; 9-29- Bryan Ferry at Lincoln Theatre; Glen Tilbrook @ Rams Head Annapolis; 9-30- Glen Tilbrook from Squeeze @ Jammin Java


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