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 Praževica (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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