Wednesday, December 31, 2014

DC/Baltimore World Music and More Concert List January 2015

DC/Baltimore "World" Music and More- January  2015  
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: stevekiviat.blogspot.com
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 Happy New Year.  

 Online you should also check out the I Love Music forum/chatboard at ilxor.com and look for the  Rolling Outernational World Music 2014/15, Rolling Afrobeats 2014/15,  the Rolling Afro-Latin & the Capital Swamp & Chitlin Circuit  threads _____________________________________________________________________________
 Highlights:
 Thurs. 1-8- Dobet Gnahore ( singer from Cote D’ivoire & band) at Barns of Wolf Trap
Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys at Artisphere (Cajun & zydeco)

Mon 1-26- DC reggae awards at Timehri 
Fri. 1-30- Zap Mama and Antibalas at GW Lisner Auditorium
Sat. 1-31- Alexis y Fido at the Cococabana
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Thurs. 1-1

Wale and Doja Cat (rap) at Fillmore

Feedel Band with guest Tilahun W. Giorgis (alto sax) (Ethiopian) at Bossa Bistro

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Fri. 1-2

Chante Moore at the Howard (r'n'b)
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Sat. 1-3

Grupo Mirimar at Club One in Alexandria
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Sun.  1-4

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Mon. 1-5

The Funk Ark for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

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Tues. 1-6

Ultra Faux (Gypsy jazz) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

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Wed. 1-7

Puerto Candelaria (Colombian cumbia) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Ethiopian Christmas Day

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Thurs. 1-8
Dobet Gnahore ( singer from Cote D’ivoire & band) at Barns of Wolf Trap (recommended)

Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys at Artisphere (Cajun & zydeco)

Chris Thomas King at Blues Alley (blues)

Scott Miller and Doug Seegers at Gypsy Sally’s (Americana and country)

Willie Watson at the Hamilton

Janka Nabay and his Bubu Gang at Bossa Bistro (DC-based Sierra Leone)  
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Fri. 1-9

Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang (DC-based Sierra Leone)  w/ Ami Dang & DJ Underdog at Creative Alliance in Baltimore

Kamel Zennia and His Band (Algeria) at Tropicalia

Chris Thomas King at Blues Alley (blues)

Ricky Skaggs at Birchmere
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Sat.  1-10

Mohsen Yeganeh at Howard U. Cramton Auditorium (Persian)

Three Kings Day celebration at  Rollingcrest Community Center 
6120 Sargent Rd., Chillum, MD

Jones Family Singers (gospel) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Trebol Clan at Club One in Alexandria   

Chris Thomas King at Blues Alley (blues)

Ricky Skaggs at Birchmere

Cappadonna, Beer N Black, Urban Shocker, and Far Exp at Rock & Roll Hotel

The Life and Songs of Emmylou Harris at DAR Constitution Hall with performances by Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Iron & Wine, Shawn Colvin, Sara Watkins, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Mavis Staples, Martina McBride, John Hiatt, Lucinda williams, Trampled By Turtles, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Shovels & Rope, Joan Baez, and Milk Carton Kids (expensive show)

Quintango & Argentine dancers @ Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little
 River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA
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Sun. 1-11

Hall Brothers doing a Buck Owens & Conway Twitty tribute at JVs in Falls Church

Chris Thomas King at Blues Alley (blues)

*Eric Brace and Karl Straub (folk-rock) at Iota
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Mon. 1-12
*Eddie Jones & the Young Bucks from 6 to 9 at Westminster Church SW DC  ( enjoyable local soul and gospel vets)
Sam Smith (blue-eyed Brit r’n’b-pop) at Patriot Center
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Tues.  1-13

Kahulanui (Hawaiian swing) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Kahulanui (Hawaiian swing) after 8 for $ at Tropicalia
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Wed.  1-14
*Lecture:"What is Applied Ethnomusicology: and why did they say such terrible things about it" by Brown U. prof. emeritus Jeff Todd Titon from 12 to 1 for free at the Library of Congress Madison Bldg. Pickford Theatre.
Orchester Pra┼żevica (Baltimore) (gypsy swing) at Bossa Bistro
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Thurs. 1-15

 Wynonna and Friends: Stories & Song Tour at Birchmere

DJs Rabit and Tripletrain (bass music and footwork and other r’n’b  club dance sounds)  at Tropicalia

*Movie: Records Collecting Dust at the Black Cat
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Fri. 1-16

Cameo at Bethesda Blues & jazz Club

Questlove dj’ing at the Howard Theatre (10pm)

Iguanas dance at the Barns of Wolf Trap

T.I. (rap) at Echostage

Chaka Khan at DAR Constitution Hall
Hardway Connection Band" along w/ DJ Dr. Nick (WPFW 89.3) 
at TUCKERS/Divine Taste, 9205 Marlboro Pike-Upper Marlboro, Md  (southern soul)
*Boris (a techno dance guy not the Japanese art-metal group) at U St. Music Hall
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*Lisa Fischer (20 Ft from Stardom backing vocalist) at the Howard Theatre
Reverend Horton Heat, Robert Gordon, Dale Watson, and Rosie Flores at Black Cat (rockabilly)

 The Infamous Stringdusters and David Wax Museum at the State Theatre
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Sun. 1-18

 A$AP Ferg with YG and Mathias (rap) at Fillmore Silver Spring)

*Afrika Bambaata at U St. Music Hall
DC Legend Band (soul/r’n’b) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
 *Rare Essence and Troublefunk (DC go-go) at the Howard Theatre
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Mon. 1-19

Let Freedom Ring!, a musical celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with singer Natalie Cole
and the Let Freedom Ring Choir for free from 6 on at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

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Tues. 1-20


*G-Eazy with Kehlani at the 930 Club
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Wed. 1-21


Trio Momo (Brazilian forro) at Bossa Bistro
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Thurs. 1-22

Talladega College Choir for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Chocolate City Burlesque at Tropicalia

Three Man Soul Machine at Bossa Bistro
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Fri. 1-23

Bootsy Collins & the Rubber Band at 7:30 at the Howard

Juvenile (rap) and Backyrd Band (go-go) at the Howard Theatre at 11

Los Master Plus & G-Flux at Tropicalia

Junior Brown at the Birchmere

Holmes Brothers at Creative Alliance at the Patterson in Baltimore (soul)(cancelled? Drummer Popsy died)

Gato’s Sin Frontera (Cuban dance music  and jazz) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
*Dizzy Gillespie's Afro-Cuban Experience featurig Machito Jr. at Kennedy Center
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Sat. 1-24

Jasmine Guy and the Avery Sharpe Trio: Raisin’ Cane: a Harlem Renaissance Odyssey at George Mason Center for the Arts (dance, jazz, poetry)

“Hylton in the Highlands:  A Festival of Scotland” 10a-6p @ Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10906 George  Mason Circle, Manassas, VA; incl Alan Reid & Rob van Sante + Elke Baker, Ken Kolidner & Brad   Kolodner;
*Black Rock Coalition's Million Man Mosh at the Howard Theatre  POStPONED

*At 10 Junkyard Band, Vybe Band, Proper Utensils, James Funk at Howard Theatre

*Rich Homie Quan at Ibiza 
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Sun.1-25

the DC Record Fair at Penn Social, 801 E Street NW

Daisy Castro (gypsy jazz violin) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
*Bio Ritmo (Richmond, VA salsa) at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club
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Mon. 1-26

DC reggae awards at Timehri 
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Tues. 1-27
Daddy Mack Blues Band (from Memphis) at Hill Country Live, 410 7th St NW,
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Wed. 1-28
Kamel Zennia and His Band (Algeria)at Bossa Bistro

Jazz bassist and member of the Jason Moran band Tarus Mateen leads  WestAfroEast with Amadou Kouyate (kora and djembe), Uasuf Gueye (balafon), and Warren Trae Cruddup III (drums)—performing African roots music and Afro-Cuban and Malian dance grooves for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
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Thurs. 1-29

Corey Harris Rasta Blues Experience at Blues Alley
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Fri. 1-30

Corey Harris Rasta Blues Experience at Blues Alley

Zap Mama and Antibalas at GW Lisner Auditorium

Ladysmith Black Mambazo at Strathmore

*Black Moon & Pharoahe Monch at the Howard Theatre
Soundclash: Jamaican Golden Oldies records  at 10 pm for free at
Marx Cafe 3203 Mt. Pleasant St., NWDC
Sleepy Labeef & the Stone Hill Allstars at Creative Alliance (rockabilly)
*Marshall Crenshaw & the Bottlerockets (roots-pop) at the Birchmere
*Ralph Stanley & Friends at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club
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Sat. 1-31

*1-31-Young Swagg Team Takeover ft. 4EY the future, The Kingz, ABM & AJA Cranknation (crankin bouncebeat go-go) at 12 noon
Team Familiar and EU at  11 pm at the Howard (go-go)
* Shy Glizzy at the Fillmore
Fast Eddie & the Slowpokes at Harmon Hall in Ft. Washington, MD

Alexis y Fido at the Cococabana

Corey Harris Rasta Blues Experience at Blues Alley

Chris Brown, Trey Songz, and Tyga (r’n’b) at First Mariner Arena in Baltimore

four local fiddlers in an evening of old-time, bluegrass, Irish and gypsy jazz music. Ken & Brad Kolodner, Patrick McAvinue, Jim Eagan, Daisy Castro  at Creative Alliance
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Sun. 2-1
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Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock): 1-3-Chris Forsyth & Solar Motel Band @ Union Arts; 1-4-Two Inch Astronaut @Paper Haus; 1-6-History Repeated @ Black Cat; 1-14-Vaselines @ RnR Hotel; Psychedelic Furs @ Birchmere; Camper Van Beethoven @ 930;* 1-17-Net Neutrality Benefit w/ Max Levine Ensemble , Black Sparks & more @ St. Stephens; * 1-18- Peels @ Studio 1469; * 1-20 Led Zep Played Here movie @ Black Cat; 1-23-Chain & the Gang @ MLK Library; *
Alarms & Controls, Laughing Man, Two Inch Astronaut, Polyon at St. Stephens ;Hamilton Leithauser @ U St. M. Hall; Smithereens @ State Th.; *Kicks Dj night @ Bl. Cat; 1-24- Parquet Courts, Priests, and Horse Lords @Ottobar; * 1-25- Baby Bry Bry & The Apologists, The Sea Life, BRNDA, and New York's What Moon @ U St. M. Hall ;   *1-29-"harDCore: District of Punk" discussion @ 7 @the Brixton; 1-29-  Ian Svenonious ESCAPE-ISM @ Petworth Library;* Zola Jesus @ Bl. Cat;* B-52s & Dot Dash @ Montg. Coll.; 1-30-Fleetwood Mac @ Verizon Center; *Salad Days movie @ Black Cat;
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Monday, December 1, 2014

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

DC/Baltimore "World" Music and More- December  2014  
Compiled by Steve Kiviat
 To subscribe-send an e-mail to dcbworld-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
To submit events (for posting) or comments (that are not posted) e-mail: ritmika (at) hotmail.com
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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: stevekiviat.blogspot.com
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 Another exciting  music filled year comes to an end. 
  Online you should also check out the I Love Music forum/chatboard at ilxor.com and look for the  Rolling Outernational World Music 2014, Rolling Afrobeats 2014,  the Rolling Afro-Latin & the Capital Swamp & Chitlin Circuit  threads _____________________________________________________________________________

Highlights:
 Wed. 12-3- Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers at the Hamilton (New Orleans funky jazz)
Fri. 12-5- "Arab Music from Baghdad to Andalusia--Turaath" at the Lincoln Theatre
Thurs. 12-11- 3Ball Mty (Mexican electro/hip-hop) and Los Rakas at the Fillmore
Fri. 12-12- Jose Alberto El Canario (salsa vet) at the Palace, Woodbridge
Tues. 12-16- The Stirring of a Thousand Bells (Sublime Frequencies 2014, 51 min), movie doc by Matt Dunning (who will be present)– about  Gamelan,  music from Java, Indonesia. At 7 p.m. at Bloombars, 3222 11th St. NW
Tues. 12-30- Sweet Heaven Kings ( gospel brass band) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
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Mon. 12-1


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Tues. 12-2


Jhene Aiko, SZA and The Internet at the Fillmore (r’n’b)

“Five Guys Named Moe” (with blues & Louis Jordan music) at Arena Stage through the 28th
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Wed. 12-3

Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers w/ Cory Henry (of Snarky Puppy)  (New Orleans jazzy funk) at the Hamilton

Ghanoon & Daf (Iranian vocalists) from noon to 1 at UMD School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, 3215 Jimenez Hall
College Park, MD

“Homage to Gabriel Garcia Marquez”(via Latin-American classical music composed by Javier Farias and featuring guitarist Ricardo Cobo ) at 6:30 pm at the Enrique V. Iglesias Auditorium, Inter-American Development Bank, 1330 New York Ave. NW (free but must show photo id)

Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble at Gypsy Sally’s

Melanie Fiona (r’n’b) at the Birchmere

Slick Rick the Ruler at Baltimore Soundstage (old-school rap)
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Thurs.  12-4

Arturo Sandoval (Latin jazz) at Blues Alley (through Dec. 7th)

Power of the Trinity (reggae) feat. Desi Hyson, Tuff Lion and Dr Dubenstein   at Tropicalia

Feedel Band at Bossa (old-school Ethiopian)  feat. special guest clarinetist Feleke Hailu

Go-go Tribute to Marion Barry with Rare Essence, Junkyard, Go-go Allstars (W/ D. Floyd, Scooby, Ms. Kim), Special appearances by Sugar Bear, Michele Blackwell & more . With DJ Big John (Dat Bama be Crankin) and more at Ibiza, 1222 1st St. Nw  7 to 11 pm (Free but age 21 and over)
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Fri. 12-5

"Arab Music from Baghdad to Andalusia--Turaath" at the Lincoln Theatre

Agrupacion Marilyn (from Argentina) at the Palace

Arturo Sandoval (Latin jazz) at Blues Alley (through Dec. 7th)
 
Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers and Flow Tribe at Baltimore Soundstage (New Orleans funk)

Lunasa Christmas at Creative Alliance in Baltimore (Irish)

Reggae record release party: Christos DC: The Long Road Excursion w/ special guest Mateo Monk & Dj set by Dub Architect at Tropicalia

*Jimmy Webb ("Wichita Lineman" and "By the Time I get to Phoenix" writer) at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club


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Sat. 12-6

Tarek Yamani Trio (Lebanese pianist & band do jazz takes on Umm Kulthum and other mid-20th C. Arab classics) from 7:30 to 9:30 at the Freer/Sackler

UMD Iranian Students' Foundation Presents: Shab-E-Yalda(first and longest night of the great 40 festival) at U. of MD Grand Ballroom

Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra : Suite Ellington (nutcracker) at Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street, NW Washington, DC

Arturo Sandoval (Latin jazz) at Blues Alley (through Dec. 7th)

Carimi (Haiti) at the Coco Cabana in Hyattsville, MD

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore

Evangel Church Christmas Celebration: “A cast of over 200 live animals, a laser light show,  Guest gospel/r’n’b artists  include, Erica Campbell, Yolanda Adams. Tamela Mann, Marvin Sapp, Donnie McClurkin, James Fortune, Zacardi Cortex and more. At 12, 4 & 7:30 at Evangel Cathedral, 13901 Central Avenue, Upper Marlboro, MD

Elle Varner (r’n’b) at the Howard Theatre

Night of 100 Elvises (with local roots rockers)  at Hunt Valley Inn
245 Sharwan Road, Hunt Valley, MD  Afternoon through evening (and possible Sunday brunch too)

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue with Fly Golden Eagle at the 930 Club

Marah at Iota

Christmas Revels Irish Celebration of the Solstice, featuring a  mythical 19th- century Irish village, music, dance, participatory song, mummers play @   GWU’s Lisner Auditorium, 21st & H Sts.,

 Moya Brennan: An Irish Christmas w/Culkin Irish dancers @ National Geographic, 1600 M. St., NWDC;

ALTA Awards concert feat. The Holmes Brothers + Danny Paisley, Dave Reed & Hugh Campbell [part of upcoming release “Ola Belle Reed & Southern Mountain Music on the  Mason-Dixon Line] at Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, 7995 GA Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910; free; Rsvp: msac@msac.org 

pre-Jewish Folk Arts Festival Chanukah Concert feat. teller Noa Baum, Fabrangen Fiddlers    [Rabbi David Shneyer, Alan Oresky, Frank Sparber, Theo Stone, Larry Robinson, Debi   Roemer], Jessi Roemer & members of Ezuz; Cantor Larry Eschler & Cantorial Soloist Joshana  Erenberg @ Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Rd., Rockville, MD

Kevin Saunderson (Detroit dj) at Flash

Cantigas Winter Holidays Celebration: Spanish language Songs & Parrandas at 7 pm at the Bethesda United Methodist Church, 8300 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD
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Sun.  12-7


Arturo Sandoval (Latin jazz) at Blues Alley (through Dec. 7th)

Evangel Church Christmas Celebration: “A cast of over 200--with live animals, a laser light show,  guest gospel/r’n’b artists  include, Erica Campbell, Yolanda Adams. Tamela Mann, Marvin Sapp, Donnie McClurkin, James Fortune, Zacardi Cortex and more. At 5pm at Evangel Cathedral, 13901 Central Avenue, Upper Marlboro, MD

Robert Glasper Experiment at the Birchmere

Afro Blue, Howard U.  vocal jazz ensemble, will celebrate the release of their new CD project, An Afro Blue Christmas, on Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Howard U. Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel at 4 p.m. Fellow HU Vocal jazz ensembles SaaSy and A Whole Lotta Jazz Singers will also perform. Admission is free.

Common (rap), with Jay Electronica, Fly Union at Fillmore

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue with Funk Ark  at the 930 Club

Emmylou Harris (expensive benefit show for Bonaparte’s Retreat) at the Hamilton

20th Jewish Folk Arts Festival Sun 12n-6p @ Universities of Shady Grove Conference Center, 9630
   Gudelsky Dr., Rockville, MD; feat. area singers, writers, dancers, visual artists, tellers, craftspeople;    incl Ein Lanu Z'man, Kol Chayim Orchestra, Kolot HaLev Choir, Lox & Vodka, Machaya, Mark Novak    Band, Music Pilgrim Trio, New Klezmer Quintet, Rak Shalom, SONiA;

French Montana (rap) at Baltimore Soundstage

Baltimore Mayor’s Christmas Parade at 1pm  in Hamden section of Baltimore  with floats, local TV and Radio personalities, over 100 Harley Davidson motorcycles, a steam calliope,  bands, Mummers of Philadelphia, Miss Yuletide and Jr. Miss Yuletide and of course Santa!
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Mon.. 12-8

*Jobim (Brazilian songwriting legend) celebration at 1 pm with WPFW dj/Library of Congress staffer Larry Appelbaum at the Library of Congress Madison bldg. Pickford Theatre

Trombone Shorty with Ivan Neville at Rams Head Live Baltimore

Robert Glasper at Ramshead Tavern Annapolis
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Tues. 12-9

Aaron Neville Quintet Christmas event at the Birchmere

Shtreiml and Ismail Fencioglu (non-traditional Jewish & Turkish music) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
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Wed.  12-10

WPGC presents French Montana and  Jeremih at the Fillmore (rap & r’n’b)

K. Michelle at the Howard Theatre(r'n'b singer--recommended )

Aaron Neville Quintet Christmas event at the Birchmere

Merry TubaChristmas (bring your tuba and join in) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage


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Thurs. 12-11

3Ball Mty (Mexican electro/hip-hop) and Los Rakas plus Kristy La Rat de Maracuyeah DC at the Fillmore

Maxi Priest and Ruth Ann-Brown (reggae) at the Howard Theatre

* Janka Nabay & the Buba Gang at Bossa (DC-based Siera Leoneian and band)
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Fri. 12-12

Jose Alberto El Canario (salsa vet) at the Palace, Woodbridge

Grupo Vena at the Galaxy Nightclub in Hyattsville, MD

* East L.A.'s Cambalache (Son Jarocho-style music from Veracruz) at a special holiday dance party that will feature Mexican Christmas songs, lessons on how to dance the fandango, margaritas and more at the National Geographic, 1600 M. St NW

*Elikeh at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club (DC afropop)

Sean Paul at Echostage (dancehall)

Smokey Robinson at the Lyric

La Unica (Irish meets Latino –DC band) at Tropicalia

Temptations and 4 Tops at the Strathmore

Nick Lowe's Quality Holiday Revue with Los Straitjackets & Ian McLagan at  Birchmere
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Sat.  12-13

Molotov at midnight  the Howard Theatre

Evangel Church Christmas Celebration: “A cast of over 200--with live animals, a laser light show,  guest gospel/r’n’b artists  include, Erica Campbell, Yolanda Adams. Tamela Mann, Marvin Sapp, Donnie McClurkin, James Fortune, Zacardi Cortex and more. At 12 pm at Evangel Cathedral, 13901 Central Avenue, Upper Marlboro, MD

India Dance Competition at Sri Siva Vishnu Temple Auditorium, 6905 Cipriano Rd, Lanham, MD

Head-Roc presents Chocolate City Rocks: La Orilla including appearances by Face, Full Power Blues featuring Mama Moon and Cristopolis from 6 to 7 pm for free at the  Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Charm City Klezmer Holiday party at Creative Alliance in Baltimore

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Sun.  12-14

Evangel Church Christmas Celebration: “A cast of over 200--with live animals, a laser light show,  guest gospel/r’n’b artists  include, Erica Campbell, Yolanda Adams. Tamela Mann, Marvin Sapp, Donnie McClurkin, James Fortune, Zacardi Cortex and more. At 12 pm at Evangel Cathedral, 13901 Central Avenue, Upper Marlboro, MD

Sweet Honey in the Rock at the Birchmere

Paperhaus performing Kraftwerk's "Trans Europe Express" at U St Music Hall

Pro Musica Hebraica Presents Ariel Quartet at Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

Holiday Concert sing-along at 4 and 7 at Atlas
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Mon.. 12-15

*The third- annual Hot 99.5 Jingle Ball at Verizon Center with "Fancy" rapper Iggy Azalea, "Bang Bang" starlet Ariana Grande, DJ Calvin Harris, 5 Seconds of Summer.
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Tues. 12-16

Chanukah 1st night

The Stirring of a Thousand Bells (Sublime Frequencies 2014, 51 min), movie doc by Matt Dunning (who will be present)– about  Gamelan,  music from Java, Indonesia. At 7 p.m. at Bloombars, 3222 11th St. NW
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Wed. 12-17

Dee Dee Sharp’s Christmas Special at Blues Alley(‘60s era r’n’b singer)

Tinashe at the Howard Theatre (r’n’b) (recommended)

Rock ‘n’ Shop at Black Cat (buy clothes, music, art and more)

Sweetback Sisters Christmas Country Singalong at  Gypsy Sally's (Brooklyn-based retro-country)
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Thurs. 12-18

Kamel Zennia & band (from Algeria) at Bossa

Anthony Hamilton (great soul-influenced r’n’b), Leela James, Mali Music at DAR Constitution Hall

My So-Called Jewish Life at 6th & I

Tinashe at Rams Head Live Baltimore (r’n’b)

Lox and Vodka (DC klezmer band) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

The Stirring of a Thousand Bells (Sublime Frequencies 2014, 51 min), movie doc by Matt Dunning (who will be present)– about  Gamelan,  music from Java, Indonesia. at Floristree in Baltimore

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Fri. 12-19

Don Omar (reggaeton) at Echostage

Yalda celebration (Iranian grad students) at U. of MD Nyumburu Center

Peabo Bryson with Jennifer Holliday, Taylor Dayne, and Ruben Studdard at Strathmore

Winter Holiday Grown ‘n’ Sexy Go-go Paty with Team Familiar, Vybe Band & EU featuring Sugar Bear at the Howard Theatre

A John Waters Christmas at Baltimore Soundstage

Balti Mare at Tropicalia (Baltimore Balkan /Gypsy)

Chase Rice (Country) at the Fillmore

Bebe Winans (gospel) at the Lincoln Theatre
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Sat. 12-20

Evangel Church Christmas Celebration: “A cast of over 200--with live animals, a laser light show,  guest gospel/r’n’b artists  include, Erica Campbell, Yolanda Adams. Tamela Mann, Marvin Sapp, Donnie McClurkin, James Fortune, Zacardi Cortex and more. At 12 pm at Evangel Cathedral, 13901 Central Avenue, Upper Marlboro, MD

An evening of gospel with the Yancey Brothers  at Harmony Hall

Anthony Hamilton, Will Downing (r’n’b) at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore

4th Annual Metro Workers Christmas Extravaganza with Raheem Devaughn, Team Familiar, Vybe Band, Black Alley at the Crystal City Hyatt, Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA

Pasatono Orchestra (influenced by Mixtec/Mexican sounds) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

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Sun. 12-21

Evangel Church Christmas Celebration: “A cast of over 200--with live animals, a laser light show,  guest gospel/r’n’b artists  include, Erica Campbell, Yolanda Adams. Tamela Mann, Marvin Sapp, Donnie McClurkin, James Fortune, Zacardi Cortex and more. At 12 pm at Evangel Cathedral, 13901 Central Avenue, Upper Marlboro, MD

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Mon. 12-22

Allen Toussaint: A New Orleans Christmas @ The Hamilton, 14th & F Sts.,

A John Waters Christmas at the Birchmere

David Wax Museum (Mexican roots Christmas songs) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Matisyahu’s Festival of Lights at 930

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Wed. 12-24

  Good For the Jews featuring Rob Tannenbaum and David Fagin at  Jammin' Java

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Thurs.12-25

Allstar Christmas Day Jazz Jam from 6 to 7 for free at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
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Fri. 12-26

Kwanzaa first night

Highland Hill Boys, Baltimore String Felons, Grassgrinder, and Stephen Lee –at Sidebar Tavern (Baltimore) (Baltimore Free Farm Benefit Show)

Monty Alexander (legendary Jamaican jazz Pianist) at Blues Alley for 2 shows

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes at the Rams Head Tavern Annapolis
Family of Praise (Richmond, VA gospel) from 6 to 7 for free at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Ultra Nate (house music) at U St Music Hall

*2 Chainz (rap) at Echostage

*Reaction and ABM and more (bouncebeat crank go-go) at Ibiza
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Sat. 12-27
Yomo at Club One in Alexandria

Rebirth Brass Band (great funky New Orleans combo) at the Howard Theatre

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes (old-school r’n’b) at the Birchmere

Bob Marley tribute with Junior Marvin of the Wailers at the Hamilton

Gogol Bordello at the 930 Club

*Chuck Brown's Band at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club
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Sun. 12-28

Holiday Groove with Be’la Dona, Black Alley and Secret Society at the Howard Theatre

Kwanzaa, Kwanzaa with the Sankofa Dance Theatre of Baltimore  at 3 pm at Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd. ,Cheverly, MD

18th Annual Hank Williams Tribute Show featuring Robin & Linda Williams, Claire Lynch, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Rickie Simpkins, Mark Schatz, Dave Chappell at the Birchmere

Rebirth Brass Band at Rams Head Tavern Annapolis

Holiday Vaudeville with Alexandria Kleztet and Sean Grissom (klezmer) from 6 to 7 for free at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Gogol Bordello at the 930 Club

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Mon. 12-29
Monty Alexander (legendary Jamaican jazz Pianist) at Blues Alley for 2 shows

Zan Mcleod’s Celtic Holiday for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
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Tues. 12-30

Sweet Heaven Kings ( gospel brass band) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Old 97s at the Hamilton (countryish alt-rock)

Teedra Moses (r’n’b) at U St. Music Hall

*Diplo at Echostage
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Wed. 12-31


*Junkyard & Misfits Band (DC go-go) at Club One, rt. 1 South, Alexandria

Seldom Scene (bluegrass), Bumper Jacksons, Hello Strangers at the Birchmere

Branford Marsalis @ K. Ctr. Terrace Theatre at 7:30 & 9:30

Ozomatli & the NSO @ K Ctr. Concert Hall at 9:30 pm

Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra & Criag Gildner Big Band @ K. Ctr. Grand Foyer free from 6 to 7 pm

*Afrobeats djs New Years Eve at Station One, 8131 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring

Blockbuster Bollywood NYE Party at Aura  Lounge, 2147 P Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037

Bollywood Night New Years Eve Party, 10620 River Road at 10620 River Road, Potomac MD :      SAUMIL / 2405057285 / info @ svpdj.com

Bolly Ball at American Legion Post, 3939 Oak Street, Fairfax, VA 22030

Bollywood Affair at DIYA Restaurant & Banquet, 2070 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna, VA 

Bollywood dancer Esha Deol at NYE Bollywood Party at the Sheraton Premier at Tysons Corner at 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna VA

India DMV NYE Party at Hyatt Regency - Reston Town Center, 1800 Presidents Street, Herndon, VA 2

Masquerade Ball at the Howard Theatre

Peaches O'Dell & Her Orchestra and Tony Anthony & His Malvivants at Black Cat

Old 97s at the Hamilton (countryish alt-rock)

New Year’s Celebration with Be’la Dona at Half Note Lounge, 4881 Glenn Dale Rd.,Glenn Dale , MD

*Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band and Junkyard Saints at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club
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Thurs. 1-1
Wale at the Fillmore
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Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock): 12-1- Mean Jeans, Kepi Ghoulie and Passing Phases @ Comet Ping Pong; 12-2- Elvis Depressedly @ DC9 ;12-4-Empty Hearts & Dot Dash @ State Theatre; Priests @ 6 @ MLK Library basement; 12-5-Yo La Tengo & Lambchop @ 930 Club; 12-6-Feelies @ the Ottobar;  12-7-Two Inch Astronaut @ the Dougout; 12-10-Punk the Capitol preview @ DC Salon at Watha T. Daniel Library;  Cymbals eat Guitars @ DC9; 12-12-Wilie Nile @ Jammin Java;  12-13-Tereu Tereu, the Caribbean, Harness Flux @ Union Arts;   Mon. 12-15 "Acceleration Punk" movie doc @8pm @ McFadden's, 2401 PA. Ave NW,w/ The Jam, Sex Pistols, Stinky Toys, The Damned, The Police,Wayne County.;12-15 & 12-16  Aimee Mann's Christmas Show with  Ted Leo, Susanna Hoffs & John Hodgman @ Birchmere; 12-15-Don Zientara & Exit Vehicles @ Galaxy Hut; 12-19 to 12-22 Salad Days (DC punk doc debut) @ AFI; 12-21 -Soulside, Office of Future Plans, and Dot Dash @ Black Cat; 12-26-Salad Days: the DC Punk Revolution film screening @ Black Cat; 12-28 & 12-29-Tuscadero & Cotton Candy at Galaxy Hut; * 12-30-A Sunny Day in Glasgow @ DC9;Taiwanese movies at Freer/Sackler; Greek movies at Nat. Gallery of Art
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