Sunday, June 4, 2017

DC/Baltimore Global Music and more June 2017 Concert Calendar Gig List

DC/Baltimore Global Music and More- June 2017  

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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Online you should also check out the I Love Music forum/chatboard at ilxor.com and look for the  Rolling Outernational World Music 2017, Rolling Afrobeats Afropop 2017,  the Rolling Afro-Latin & the Capital Swamp & Chitlin Circuit  threads _____________________________________________________________________________   
Lots happening and more to be announced…
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Remaining Highlights:
Sun. 6-4- Verano El Zol 107.9 Fest with Farruko, Millie Quezada, Luis Vargas, Karol G., Grupo Melao,  Mr. Pelon 503, Don Pedro Rivera, Bachata Plus at Fed-Ex Stadium parking lot
 Fri.  6-9- Ethiopian Singer Wayna  tribute  to Ethiopian soul star, Bezunesh Bekele, known as “the Aretha Franklin of Ethiopia”   at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
“Fania All-Stars: Live in Africa” (New York City’s legendary salsa group performs at special 1973 concert before the Muhammad Ali/George Foreman fight)  movie at 7:30– 9:00 p.m. at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art
DC Caribbean FilmFest  movie Machel Montano: Journey of a Soca King at AFI Silver
Sat. 6-10- Sam Fan Thomas at Cococabana (great veteran Cameroon musician) in Hyattsville
Sun.  6-18 - Jamaican Jerk Festival with Tarrus Riley, Romain Virgo, Queen Ifrica, Fay-Ann Lyon & Bunji Garlin plus Jamaican food including jerk chicken, at RFK Stadium Festival Lawn
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6-2
Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band and the Get Right Band at the Hamilton
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. 6-3
Geno Delafose at Cheverly American Legion (zydeco)
Smile Project Carnival at RFK with Goldlink; April + Vista; Lenny Kurlou & the Reggae All Stars & More TBD
Washington Folk Festival at glen Echo
What Band (go-go) at 3 at District Heights Day (at Rec Center ,2000 Marbury Drive)
Zacarias Ferreira at Club One in Alexandria
Caribbean heritage Festival at Bladensburg Waterfront Park
Jermaine DuPri, The Rap Game, and Miss Mulatto at Pier Six
Hyattsville International fest 5 to 9pm
Live performance by dance music diva CeCe Peniston at Marriott BWI Airport Hotel, 1743 West Nursery Road, Linthicum, MD The Official After-Party for the Capital Jazz Fest

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.  6-4
Go-go brunch with Be’la Dona at the Howard Theatre
Verano El Zol 107.9 Fest with Farruko, Millie Quezada, Luis Vargas, Karol G., Grupo Melao,  Mr. Pelon 503, Don Pedro Rivera, Bachata Plus at Fed-Ex Stadium parking lot
Talib Kweli with Pete Rock at 5 at the Howard Theatre
Chance the Rapper at Jiffy Lube (rap)
Smile Project Carnival at RFK with Smile Project Carnival at RFK with Thievery Corporation's Rob Garza; Manila Killa; White Ford Bronco; Black Alley & More TBD
Capital Jazz Fest at Merriweather Post with Anthony Hamilton, Sheila E, Loose Ends and more
Michael Kiwanuka at 930 Club
John Moreland at Rock n Roll Hotel
Federal Hill Jazz & Blues Fest at 11 am in Baltimore
Taste of Wheaton
Dalek at DC9 (sold out)
Tab Benoit at Birchmere
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Mon. 6-5
Skepta at the Fillmore
Rebirth Brass Band at Rams Head in Annapolis
The Avalanches at the 930 Club
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 6-6
Air at Strathmore
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. 6-7
"Cultural Integrity and Local Music: Cape Breton Fiddle, New Orleans Funk" a talk by Burt Feintuch, Director, Center for the Humanities and Professor Folklore and English, University of New Hampshire at the Library of Congress at Noon-1:00 pm Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
WPGC Birthday bash w/ Wale, Kyle, Luke Nasty, Khalid, Nick Grant, Bibi Bourelly & Surprise Guests! At the Howard Theatre
Robert Cray Band at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis
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6-8
Los Nocheros at the Howard Theatre
Festival Afro Bahia at Fundação Internacional Capoeira Angola, 733 Euclid St NW
Feist at Lincoln Theatre
Freddie Gibbs at 930 Club
Gaiteros de Sanguashington at Bossa
!!! at U St Music Hall
Tom Heyman and Dan Stuart at Hill Country
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   6-9
Singer Wayna  tribute  to Ethiopian soul superstar, Bezunesh Bekele, known as “the Aretha Franklin of Ethiopia”   at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
“Fania All-Stars: Live in Africa” (New York City’s legendary salsa group performs at special 1973 concert before the Muhammad Ali/George Foreman fight) at 7:30– 9:00 p.m. at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art
Werrason at Lee’s Lounge in Hyattsville
Marc Bamuthi Joseph explores soccer by layering poetry, movement, visuals, and music into a fresh theatrical form based on Hip Hop aesthetics with Hip Hop Culture: /peh-LO-tah/ - a futbol framed freedom suite at Kennedy Center (through the 11th)
Grupo Exterminador, Alerta Zero y Caedetes de Linares at 90 degrees in Manassas
Angela Leiva at the Palace
Grupo Niche at Rio Cantina in Sterling, VA (Colombia salsa)
DC Caribbean FilmFest - Machel Montano: Journey of a Soca King at AFI Silver
Original Senators Reloaded at Ivy City Smokehouse
DJ Rekha (bhangra) at Tropicalia
Tinner Hill Blues fest (through the 11th)
Strange Adventures III takes place June 9th (starting at 7pm) and 10th (starting at 12pm) at St. Stephen & The Incarnation Episcopal Church (1525 Newton St NW). A benefit rock and rap fest with lots of acts
DC Jazz Festival at many locations through the 17th
Lalah Hathaway at the Howard Theatre
Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell, & Jon Pardi (country) at Jiffy Lube Live
Paul Simon, Sarah Mclachlan at Merriweather Post
Kash Doll at Bliss DC
Woody Pines at Hill Country
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.  6-10
Sam Fan Thomas at Cococabana (great veteran Cameroon musician) in Hyattsville
WPFW Spring Fling Dj benefit event at Prince Hall on U Street
movie doc "Style Wars" at 2–3:10 p.m. at Smithsonian Museum of American Art--Documents the hip-hop dancers and graffiti artists of New York’s 1980s street culture
El Alpha at the Wheaton Lounge
Los Cafres at the Fillmore
Jane Bunnett and Maqueque with Fabrizio Bosso at 6th & I (Canadian Latin Jazz leader with Cubans)
Strange Adventures III takes place June 9th (starting at 7pm) and 10th (starting at 12pm) at St. Stephen & The Incarnation Episcopal Church (1525 Newton St NW). A benefit rock and rap fest with lots of acts
Chopteeth at Gypsy Sally’s
Joe Jackson and Mavis Staples at Wolf Trap (Mavis is a great r’n’b singer)
Taste of Jamaica at Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring
Jazz Fest event at Tropicalia with Brian Settles (8:30 p.m.); Mary Halvorson Octet (9:45 p.m.)
Beltway Barbeque Showdown at Showplace Arena (music tba)
Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival noon to 7 at Creative Alliance in Baltimore
the Mike Seeger Commemorative Old Time Banjo Festival featuring Tony Trischka, Kaia Kater, Michael Miles, Cathy Fink, and Marcy Marxer at Birchmere
Daniel Bachman at Rhizome
Cardi B at Bliss DC
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. 6-11
Taste of Africa in downtown Silver Spring
Etana at the Hamilton
Leonard, Coleman & Blunt soul tribute at Betheda Blues and Jazz
Silver Spring Blues Festival Kick-Off Party featuring Warner Williams & Jay Summerour at El Golfo Restaurant, 8739 Flower Avenue, Silver Spring, MD
Rosana at the Howard Theatre
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.  6-12
Rodrigo & Gabriela at 930 Club
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 .  6-13
Film Screening and Discussion: Shake 'Em On Down, a documentary on the legendary bluesman Mississippi Fred McDowell with director Scott Baretta, University of Mississippi , 4:00 pm-5:30 pm, Pickford Theater, 3rd Floor, James Madison Building , Library of Congress
Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen at 8 & 10 at Capital Fringe.
Guitarist John Lee at Sotto (jazz & international)
Ryan Culwell at Hill Country

*Shannen Moser at Rock n Roll Hotel 
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.   6-14
Ha Ha Tonka at DC 9
Banda Magda at Bossa
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. 6-15
Old 97s at the Birchmere
Joan Shelley and Jake Xerxes Fussell at Jammin' Java
Dance Afrique at Museum of African Art
Sahel at Bossa

*Ray Blk at Songbyrd (neo-soul singer/ rapper)

* Movie "Step" (film about female Baltimore step dance team) at 1 p at Landmark

* Movie "Resurrecting Hassan" (move about a family of blind street musicians coping with loss of youngest member) at 4 pm at AFI Silver
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  6-16
Big Daddy Kane (old school rapper) at Howard Theatre
CeCe Winans at the Warner Theatre
Kindred the Family Soul at the Birchmere
St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Shovels & Rope at Wolf Trap
Marshall Crenshaw & Los Straitjackets at the Hamilton
Jarabe de Palo at the State Theatre
Slavic Soul Party celebrates Duke Ellington’s “Far East Suite” at Atlas Theatre

*Movie-"Chavela" (about Mexican ranchera singer Chavela Vargas)  at AFI Silver at 11am

*Movie -"Rumble-The Indians who Rocked the World" (Link Wray and other Native American rockers) at 6:30 at Landmark

*Coup Savage & the Snips farewell gig at the Black Cat

*Ronnie Baker Brooks at Ramshead Annapolis
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 6-17
Delfonics featuring William Hart at the Howard Theatre
Billy Hancock (rockabilly singer) medical issues benefit gig at Glen Echo
Bettye Lavette (good soul singer)  and others at Columbia Pike Blues Fest (1 to 8:30pm)
JC Brooks, Hal Monitors, Caz Gardiner at Black Cat
Around the World Cultural Food Festival near the Washington Monument (and on the 18th)
Columbia Heights Day
Elikeh at 4pm at Columbia Fest of the Arts
Juneteenth celebration at Walker Mill Regional Park in MD
World Refugee Day at Creative Alliance from 2 to 5pm

* the Legendary Ils Sont Partis Band (the late Buckwheat Zydeco's Band) at Rams Head On Stage (Annapolis) (All-Ages Matinee)
Wolf Trap Opera & Halcyon Stage present Philip Glass’s The Fall of the House of Usher at Dock 5 at Union Market
Women in Blues at Amp
Rene Ibanez and Cubanao Groove at Lubber Run

*Movie-"Whitney- Can I be Me" (doc about the late Whitney Houston) at 9pm at the Newseum 

*Movie-"Chavela" (about Mexican ranchera singer Chavela Vargas)  at Landmark at 9pm 
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Sun.  6-18
Jamaican Jerk Festival with Tarrus Riley, Romain Virgo, Queen Ifrica, Fay-Ann Lyon & Bunji Garlin plus Jamaican food including jerk chicken, at RFK Stadium Festival Lawn
Ani Cordero (Puerto Rican singer/activist) for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Aaron Neville at Columbia Festival of the Arts
Ronnie Baker Brooks at the Hamilton
Around the World Cultural Food Festival near the Washington Monument
Gregory Porter at 2 pm at Yards Park as part of DC Jazz Fest
Robert Glasper Experiment at Yards Park as part of DC Jazz Fest

* Movie "Step" (film about female Baltimore step dance team) at 2:30pm at AFI Silver

*Ronnie Baker Brooks at he Hamilton
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6-19
Buddy Miller, Jim Lauderdale, Patty Griffin at the Hamilton
Robert Glasper Experiment at Rams Head Annapolis
Bubba Sparxxx and Struggle Jennings at Baltimore SoundStage
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. 6-20
John Legend, Gallant at Merriweather Post
Meklit (album release party) at Tropicalia (Ethiopian folk)
Thao & the Get Down Stay Down for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
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. 6-21
New Breed Brass Band at Gypsy Sally’s (New Orleans)
Peter Asher & Albert Lee at Jammin' Java

*Fete de la Musique at the French Embassy

*Aimee Mann at Rams Head Annapolis
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. 6-22
Arcangel at 90 degrees in Manassas
Raul Midon at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
The Specials at Baltimore Soundstage

*Proteje at the Howard Theatre
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.  6-23
Soul Rebels at Baltimore Soundstage
Will Eastman (DJ electro dj) for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
ArcAngel at the VIP Room in Baltimore
Margaret Glaspy at RnR Hotel

*Aimee Mann at the Birchmere
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. 6-24
Teenarama  Dance Party with djs at VFW Hall 9619 in  Morningside, MD
Backyard Band, UCB, & Black Alley at the Howard Theatre at 11 pm
Alejandro Escovedo at Birchmere
Lady Antebellum, Kasea Ballerini, Brett Young at Jiffy Lube (country)
Giant Food National Capital Barbeque Fest with EU with Sugar Bear, Be’la Dona, We Are One Tribute X-Perience, Reesa Renee, i&I Riddim Reggae Band, The Pocket Band, (Sunday too)

*Baltimore Latino Fest at Patterson Park 12 noon to 10pm
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. 6-25
Giant Food National Capital Barbeque Fest with Chuck Brown Band, Marcus Johnson, Trouble Funk, Marcus Mitchell.
Luke Bryan, Brett Eldredge, Lauren Alaina at Merriweather Post
New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul, Boyz II Men at Verizon Center
Young Senators Reloaded at Allen Pond Park at 7 pm

*Baltimore Latino Fest at Patterson Park 12 noon to 9pm
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. 6-26
Hall & Oates at Verizon Center
Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie (from Fleetwood Mac) with the Wallflowers at Wolf Trap
Rosanne Cash & band at Birchmere
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.  6-27
Beausoleil for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
NSO Pops with Gregory Porter at Kennedy Center
Flat Duo Jets and Daddy Long legs (rockabilly) at Hill Country
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.  6-28 

 * Beausoleil from noon to 1 at Library of Congress 
Al B. Sure at the Howard Theatre (r’n’b)
Gandharva Choir from India (premiering a commissioned work), The Richard Wallace High School choir from Ireland, and Coro Polifónico de Panamá perform as part of Serenade! Choral Festival: A JFK 100 Celebration. Part of JFKC: A Centennial Celebration of John F. Kennedy for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Orkesta Mendoza at the Amp  (indie cumbia)
XXXTentacion at the Fillmore
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6-29
Sizzla at Howard Theatre (dancehall reggae)

Sjaella from Germany (premiering a commissioned work), Insingizi from Zimbabwe (premiere of new song), and Le Cantati di Chicago perform as part of Serenade! Choral Festival: A JFK 100 Celebration. Part of JFKC: A Centennial Celebration of John F. Kennedy for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Smithsonian Folklife Festival starts (and runs through July 4th and then from July 6 to 9th)—themes this year are Circuses plus 50 Years of Folklife Festival musicians and performers and Immigration .... Beausoleil Quartet Avec Michael Doucet  At 2pm on the national mall as part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival's first day -- "Accordions on the Move" at the Story Circle stage

 * Beausoleil and Los Texmaniacs performance at 5:30pm on the Ripley Stage
Cissa Paz at Bossa
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6-30
Leo Dan at the Howard Theatre
Madras Youth Choir from India, Balkanes from Bulgaria (premiering a commissioned work), and Siraj Band from Morocco (premiering a commissioned work) perform as part of Serenade! Choral Festival: A JFK 100 Celebration. Part of JFKC: A Centennial Celebration of John F. Kennedy  for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Charlie Zaa at the Palace
DJ Mustard, Matoma at Echostage
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Mountain Goats at Merriweather Post
Vivian Green at Birchmere

*Chuck Brown Band at 5:30 at Smithsonian Folklife Festival
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* Los Treinta: 30 Years of Salvadorans in D.C. through Music & Poetry at 1:15 p.m. at Smithsonian Folklife Fest

* Juan Gutiérrez and Los Pleneros de la 21 (Puerto rican bomba and plena music) at 5:30pm at Smithsonian Folklife Fest
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Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock)- 6-1-Richard Lloyd Band @ Black Cat; 6-3 -Rock fest @ Dew Drop Inn w//   2pm, with performances by The Caribbean, Boat Burning, Greenland, Time Is Fire, Insect Factory, Nice Breeze, Sansyou, Aaron Leitko, Big Fresh, Attempt, More Humans, Mike Shiflet and Slip Disco.  ; 6-4-Ween @ Pier 6; 6-5-Richard Lloyd Band @ Metro Gallery; 6-6-Mary Timony plays Helium @ RnR Hotel; fest at st stephens;6-8 Bent Knee @ Black Cat; 6-9-Wilco @ Wolf Trap; 6-11-B-52s & the Romantics @ Wolf Trap; Girlpool, Vagabon, and Lexie @ Rock & Roll Hotel; 6-13- Cracker (unplugged) -@Jammin' Java; Dawes @ Baltimore SoundStage;  6-16- Super Silver Haze @ Vis Arts; *New Madrid w/ David Barbe @ Songbyrd;  *6-18-Two Inch Astronaut, Bad Moves @ Black Cat;  6-20-U2 at Fed Ex F.; 6-22- Elvis Costello (Imperial Bedroom tour) @ Wolf Trap; * Flasher @ Luce/American Art Museum;  6-23-Aimee Mann @ Birchmore; 6-25-Songs Molina: A Memorial at Rock n Roll Hotel; * Bat Fang (Betsy from Ex-Hex) @ Black Cat;  6-30-Des Demonas & Mr Airplane Man @ Comet Ping Pong

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

DC/Baltimore Global Music and More May 2017 Concert Calendar Gig List

DC/Baltimore Global Music and More- May  2017  

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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Online you should also check out the I Love Music forum/chatboard at ilxor.com and look for the  Rolling Outernational World Music 2017, Rolling Afrobeats Afropop 2017,  the Rolling Afro-Latin & the Capital Swamp & Chitlin Circuit  threads _____________________________________________________________________________   
Lots happening and more to be announced…
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Remaining Highlights
Fri. 5-5- Mokoomba from Zimbabwe at Creative Alliance in Baltimore (highly recommended!)
Sat. 5-6- Funk Parade at 3 plus related gigs before & after w/ UCB, Sun Ra Orchestra, BYB, and Mokoomba at 10 pm in Tropicalia
Broccoli Fest with Rae Sremmerd and Solange and more  at Gateway DC
Fri. 5-12 -Grupo Niche at the Palace in Woodbridge (salsa from Colombia)
Fri. 5-19-Petit Pays at Lee’s Lounge in Hyattsville, MD (Cameroon vocalist mixes makossa w/ soukous & more)
Sun 5-21-The Revelers (Louisiana ) at the Hill Center lawn in DC  for free at 6pm
Tues. 5-23- Capleton at the Howard Theatre (dancehall reggae)
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.  5-1

 celebrate Kung Fu Wildstyle [new exhibit at the Freer],
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5-2
Rostam and Deradoorian - 9:30 Club
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. 5-3
Tunisian Singer/Songwriter Emel at DC9
James Brown birthday tribute with Mousey Thompson’s James Brown Experience at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Music curator James Wintle discusses the influence of disco on European dance music and hosts a screening of “ABBA: The Movie” at 7 p.m. in Mary Pickford Theater, third floor, James Madison Building (lecture/film sold out but waiting list might be available)
Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds: the Final Performances with special guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin at Lincoln Theatre ( sold out)
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Matthew Hartnett and his funky Gumbo All-Stars (from Houston) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Martin Scherzinger, associate professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, explores some elements of African dance music through the lens of Zimbabwean matepe and mbira music at 7 p.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater, third floor, James Madison Building.
Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds: the Final Performances with special guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin at Lincoln Theatre
Feedel band at Bossa (Ethiopian)
Ab-soul at the Fillmore
Zo! + Carmen Rodgers with Aaron Abernathy w/live band Nat Turner at Tropicalia
Damon Krukowski (from Galaxie 500) in conversation with Ian Svenonius at Civilian Art Projects 6:30pm to 8:30pm with book signing. FREE.         In The New Analog: Listening and Reconnecting in a Digital World  Krukowski examines what has changed in the ways we produce and consume sound since the analog era-including the disorientation of headphones, flattening of the voice, silence of media, loudness of mastering, and manipulation of time-
Edwin Ortiz Y La Mafia Del Guaguanco at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
T.I. Presents: The Hustle Gang Tour feat. Yung Booke, London Jae, Shauntrell Pender, RaRa, Translee & Young Dro at Howard Theatre
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. 5-5
Mokoomba from Zimbabwe at Creative Alliance (highly recommended!)
Draco Rosa (Puerto Rico) at 8 at the Howard Theatre; Backyard Band at 11 at the Howard Theatre
Jane Monheit with special guest Nicholas Payton: The Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Celebration at Kennedy Center Family Theater  7 PM & 9 PM
Cinco de Mayo with  "Pa' Gozar" Latin Band  for free from 6 to 9 pm at Parrando’s Tex-Mex Grill in Ashburn, VA
Brides of Frankenstein at Ivy City Smokehouse
“House Party” (New Line Cinema, 1990, R-rated*) 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater, third floor, James Madison Building. Contact: 707-5502.
Tear a Root from the Earth is a new musical that unites American and Afghan folk music to tell the story of multiple generations of one family in Afghanistan. Composed by American diplomat Johnny Walsh and Afghan rabab virtuoso Qais Essar,; for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Afropolitan dj dance night at Cities
La Maquina de El Salvador vs. La Sonora at the Palace
Arcangel at El Boqueron in Rockville
The Suffers (Houston retro soul) at the ARC in Anacostia
Bloodshot Bill at Hill Country Barbecue (Montreal roots rock)
The Originators (ska) at Bossa
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 5-6
Funk Parade pre-marching music from 12 to 3 pm at various stages then parade from  3 pm at the Howard Theatre to U street to the Lincoln Theatre at 4 followed by music in the clubs at night . Highlights
Main Stage, 965 Florida Ave. -- 2:25-3:10PM | UCB; 4:00-4:45PM | Aaron Abernathy w/ Live Band Nat Turner;5:00-5:45PM | Sinkane;6:00-7:00PM | Backyard Band
1998 Vermont Ave. Stage-  3:45-4:30PM | Rufus Roundtree & Da Bmore Brass Factory + Carolyn Malachi; 4:45-5:45PM | Clones of Funk with Michael Kidd Funkadelic Hampton; 6:00-7:00PM | Sun Ra Arkestra
1228 U St. Stage-- 2:35-3:15PM | Reesa Renee; 4:00-5:00PM | Elikeh;5:10-5:35PM | Malcolm X Drummers; 5:50-7:00PM | Amayo’s Fu-Arkist-Ra and Members of Antibalas;
Funk Parade evening sets at Tropicalia -- 8:00-8:45PM | Gaiteros De Sanguashington; 9:00-9:45PM | Cheick Hamala Diabate; 10:00-10:45PM | Mokoomba from Zimbabwe (highly recommended by me!); 11:00PM-Close | Okayafrica Party featuring DJ Underdog
Broccoli Fest with Rae Sremmurd, Solange, 21 Savage, Aluna George, Lil Yachty, Nao and more at St. Elizabeth East Gateway Pavilion, 1100 Alabama Ave SE
Mariachi Los Comperos at Hylton Arts Center in VA
21 Savage @ Bliss DC
Jory Boy and Karlos Rose at Wheaton Lounge
Xx and Sampha at Merriweather Post
Broccoli City Festival 2017: Rae Sremmurd, Solange, 21 Savage, Alunageorge, Lil Yachty, Kevin Abstract, Rapsody, Smino, Chaz French, Nick Grant, Rejjie Snow, Sir the Baptist - Gateway DC 2300 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd SE,
Embassy visit day
Chuck Brown Band at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Dj Chick & Friends – All African Promo Grand Opening Of The Brand New Xs Night Club Sat May 6th 2017. (New home of African / Caribbean / International Saturday Night Party) Hosted By Davido.   2335 Bladensburg Rd NE Wash. DC
Symposium -Sold Out*-- Explore the history of disco music, dance and culture in this afternoon symposium that features appearances by Gloria Gaynor, Good Morning America host Robin Roberts, distinguished music scholars Martin Scherzinger and Alice Echols, photographer Bill Bernstein, and Yolanda Baker, the only disco ball maker in the United States. 1 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium, ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building. A book-signing will follow the program. Contact: 707-5502. * This symposium is part of Library of Congress “Bibliodiscotheque,” a series of programs that explores the legacy and impact of disco on popular culture since the 1970s. Free, tickets required. * A limited number of rush passes will be available 30 minutes prior to lecture. This event will be live-streamed on the Library’s Facebook page at facebook.com/libraryofcongress and its YouTube site (captioned) at youtube.com/LibraryOfCongress.
Gloria Gaynor Live: Disco Dance Party at 7 p.m. in the Library of Congress Great Hall, Thomas Jefferson building. Sold Out
Soul Understated (led by singer/songwriter Mavis “Swan” Poole and drummer Jeremy “Bean” Clemons,) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Steve Style at El Ranchon in Woodbridge
Dave Nada, Ayes Cold, Jahsonic , Native Sun at U St Music Hall

* Rene Marie (jazz vocalist) at Blues Alley
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. 5-7
drum group from Shanghai, GuGu Drums offers a theatrical drum drama for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
La Misa Negra at Tropicalia (cumbia dance music)
Cuerpo y Alma at Bossa (flamenco)

*The Alloy Orchestra with Roger Miller from Mission of Burma performs its live score for "Variety" on May 7 at 11 a.m. in Parkway 1 Movie theatre in Baltimore as part of the Maryland Film Fest

* Rene Marie (jazz vocalist) at Blues Alley
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5-8
Duke Ellington School of the Arts perform jazz standards and original compositions for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

*Kennedy Center's "Come Together: A Celebration of John Lennon" with Corinne Bailey Rae, Judy Collins, Shawn Colvin, Jim James, Amos Lee, Taj Mahal, Esperanza Spalding, Steven van Zandt, and Rennie Harris Puremovement. at 8:15
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   5-9
Making Movies (Latino rock) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Rhiannon Giddens at the Lincoln Theatre
Graham Parker Duo (with Brinsley S)  at The Hamilton
Lazy Keith listening session to new release at Black Cat (from Basehead)
Marsha Ambrosius and Eric Benet at the Howard Theatre

* Von Pariss "The Music of LTD & Jeffrey Osborne" at Blues Alley

* Obsesión: Understanding U.S.- Cuba Relations Through Hip-Hop and Social Activism at Rumba Cafe at 7:30 pm
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.  5-10
Tech N9ne at Baltimore Soundstage
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Thurs. 5-11
The Impressions at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Future, Migos, at Jiffy Lube (rap)
Vintage reggae with Fab Five, Lovindeer, Boris Gardner & Jem Myers at the Howard Theatre
Los Gaiteros at Bossa
Desiigner at 9:30 Club (rap)
Dwight Yoakam at Lincoln Theatre (country)
Kris Kristofferson at the Warner
Docs in Progress: Free Screening of The Crooked Tune, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM at Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium, 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, movie is about fiddler Dave Bing as he emerges as one of the keepers of West Virginia old-time music,
Empire of the Sun and Lee Scratch Perry at Echostage

*  Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton at Blues Alley (famous background singer now lead) (through 5-14)

*Marlene Delis singing Afro-Cuban boleros at Cuba Cuba Gallery and Cafe in Adams Morgan
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.  5-12
Curved Light's sonic/visual live experience w/ Anthony Pirog and Ian McColm playing ambient music at Red Onion Records 8:30 to 11 pm.
Soca with Orlando Octave at Café Asia
Frank Reyes at Rio Cantina
Grupo Niche at the Palace (salsa from Colombia)
Bumper Jacksons at the Hamilton (folky band’s cd release)
Los Canarios del Chaco at Arlington-Fairfax Elks Lodge in Fairfax
Kiko Rodrigues at El Boqueron II
Los Amos at Club One in Alexandria
Eddie Santiago at the Diamond Lounge
Giorgio Moroder w/ Enamour at 930 Club
Luke Bryan and Brett Eldridge at Jiffy Lube Live
 *Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton at Blues Alley (famous background singer now lead) (through 5-14)


* Eric Brace & Peter Cooper & Thomm Jutz Trio at Jammin Java (Alt-country Americana)
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 .  5-13
Boosie at Bliss DC (rap)
Meshell Ndegeocello Tribute to Nina Simone at the Kennedy Center
Temptations and 4 Tops at National Harbor
Kingman Isle Bluegrass Fest with Dom Flemons and more
Louder Than A Bomb poetry competition for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Argentine Festival at Thomas Jefferson Theatre in Arlington
 Los Amigos Invisibles w/ Zakke at 930

 *Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton at Blues Alley (famous background singer now lead) (through 5-14)
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.   5-14
The Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers of Ithaca, New York (spirituals) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Kirk Franklin and Marvin Sapp (funky gospel) at Baltimore Royal Farms Arena
Frank Reyes at Club Euphoria in Baltimore
Mothers Finest at the Birchmere

*  Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton at Blues Alley (famous background singer now lead) (through 5-14)

*Cooper-Moore;  Sha-Raw; Dr. Thomas Stanley at Rhizome DC
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. 5-15
Justin Townes Earle, the Sadies  at Baltimore Soundstage

*Angaleena Presley at Jammin Java

*Sir Richard Bishop at the Ottobar
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  5-16
Digable Planets (rap) at Howard Theatre
Buddy Guy at State Theatre (blues) (sold out)
Mipso at 8 x 10 in Baltimore (North Carolina string band)
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 5-17
Jon Gibson Ensemble and Luke Stewart and Super Silver Haze at the Fringe
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  5-18
DMX at the Howard Theatre
Soggy Mountain Boys at the Birchmere
The Legendary Shack Shakers and Jesse Drayton at Hill Country B.

* Arturo Sandoval at Blues Alley (Latin jazz) (through 5-21)
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5-19
Famous Dex at Bliss DC
Petit Pays at Lee’s Lounge in Hyattsville, MD (Cameroon)
Newmyer Flyer presents Laurel Canyon: Golden Songs of Los Angeles 1966-72 at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Desperado’s & Wax Museum reunion at Birchmere
La Oreja de Van Gogh at the Howard Theatre
Jean Carlos Centeno at the Rio Cantina in Sterling,  VA
Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell, Jon Pardi at Meriweather Post

* Arturo Sandoval at Blues Alley (Latin jazz) (through 5-21)

*Eric Church at Verizon Center
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. 5-20

* Forward Fest DC presents  Gqom (Durban, South Africa electronic dance music) with Rudeboyz (South Africa), Yola (Grand Ancestor), Benbo (Classical Trax), Panch (L.E.N.G, Blood Frenzy) at   D.C. Eagle, 3701 Benning Rd NE, Washington
Quraishi, rubāb; Chetram Sohni, dohl; Hewad Wardak, tabla—Afghan music at 1 and 4 pm for free at the Sackler/Freer
Jeff & Luquin at Bliss DC
Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival day 1 with the Mavericks and more
Lea Gilmore and the Juke Joint Allstars at the Creative Alliance
Selena punk tribute at Tropicalia
Ozuna at Echostage
Sam Hunt, Good Charlotte at the Preakness
Ultra Nate and Lisa Moody at U St Music hall (house music)
Blue Monday Blues Fest noon to 7 at Westminster Church

*Emeline Michel (Haiti)  from 5 to 7 at Busboys & Poets in Hyattsville

* Holly Macve (country-folk) at Songbyrd
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. 5-21
The Persuaders - Thin Line Between Love & Hate at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Capital Centre reunion at Clarice Smith Center
Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival day 2 with the great soulman William Bell
Danny Gatton and Roy Buchanan tribute at the Creative Alliance with Dave Chappell, John Previti, Barry Hart, Anthony Pirog, & Joel Harrison
The Revelers (Louisiana ) at the Hill Center lawn for free at 6pm
Laura Marling at 930 Club
R. Kelly at National Harbor 

*Forward Fest Electronic dance 2pm to 9pm at Anacostia Skate Park, 1500 Anacostia Drive SE,

* Shodekeh, More than a Drum, Luke Stewart at Rhizome DC

*Subcontinental Groove (South Asian locals) at Bossa

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Mon. 5-22
Anna Connolly and Domingues and Kane (Cd release party) at Slash Run
Robert Cray at the Birchmere
Danny Gatton and Roy Buchanan tribute at the Creative Alliance with Dave Chappell, John Previti, Barry Hart, Anthony Pirog, & Joel Harrison
Big Boy Little Band at Westminster Church (Blues)

*an exhibit of images of Jazz in DC by photographer Michael Wilderman, with paintings by Bill Warrell that were derived from Wilderman’s photographs.  May 22 – June 18; Opening May 22nd 7pm till 11pm
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.  5-23
Juthoor (from Jordan on oud and violin) at Bossa early show from 7 to 9pm
Capleton at the Howard Theatre (dancehall reggae)
Jason Ringenberg (from Jason and the Scorchers) at Hill Country

* Rebirth of a Nation by Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, featuring Sound Impact at Kennedy Center
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. 5-24
David Ball (country/Americana) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

* Tkay Maidza (Afro-Aussie rapper) with Tarica June at Songbyrd
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. 5-25

*Sean Huang, Gina Can, Biung from Taiwan at Hill Center DC at 7pm

Mellow Mood (Italian reggae band) with  Sound System Session with Paolo Baldini Dub Files
9PM at Tropicalia
Roy Ayers with Special Guest Carolyn Malachi at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Sigur Ros at Meriweather Post Pavilion
Mary J. Blige at Wolf Trap
Crossrhodes (with Raheem DeVaughan) at the Birchmere
Shannon McNally (country) at Hill Country

*Cissa Paz at Bossa

* Cambodian-American Heritage Dancers with Chum Ngek at 12 noon  at Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress
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. 5-26
Shuga Shang and Soul Man, N-A Cord and Skip Mahoaney and The Casuals and Frank Washington. This is Day one of a 2 day event at the Annabelle Ferguson Auditorium in District Heights, MD  Day 2 features The Dynamic Superiors and The Intruders.
Roy Ayers with Special Guest Carolyn Malachi at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Reggae vs. soca dj night at the Howard Theatre
Ottmart Liebart and Luna Negra at the Birchmere

*James D-Train Williams at Blues Alley

*Black Alley and Footwerk at the Fillmore
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Day 2 features The Dynamic Superiors and The Intruders and Hardway Connection at Ferguson Aud. in District Heights MD


* House Music Day with DJ Sam the Man Burns and others at Malcolm X Park 12 to 9 pm

* Black Alley and Footwerk at Baltimore Metro Gallery

Amel Larrieux at the Hamilton

* Miles Mosley & the West Coast Get Down at Songbyrd at 7

* Ritmos Raros: Afro-Latinx 2 Year Anniversary Party at Songbyrd at 10
K. Michelle at Bliss DC
Be’la Dona at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Locko at Lee’s Lounge in Hyattsville, MD (Afropop)
Daryl Davis tribute to Chuck Berry for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage plus free music and more from 12 noon to 10 pm as part of the Kennedy Center free open house (including * Messthetics (Brendan Canty, Joe Laly & Anthony Pirog) at 1:45 to 2:15pm; Dj Ayes Cold 2:15-3pm; Dj Alec Mackaye 6-7pm; Jo-go Project 8-9pm)
Fifth Harmony at Wolf trap





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.  5-28 
YFN Lucci at Bliss DC
ConFunkshun at 7 and 10 at Bethesda Blues and Jazz

* Gezachew Teklemariam (Ethiopian vocalist and multi-instrumentalist including masinko and krar) plus Tsedaye Makonnen at Rhizome DC
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5-29
Nadine Rae at Westminster Church Blue Monday blues

*Iron Rydem Soundz at Bossa
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5-30
A Tribute to the Music of Alexander O'Neal Feat. Keith Soul at Bethesda Blues and Jazz

* The Geto Boys featuring Scarface, Willie D, and Bushwick Bill at the Fillmore

* JMSN at U St Music Hall (electro-soul)
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5-31
Daby Toure (Mauritania singer/songwriter) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
DC Afrika Dance Festival at Dance Place

*DC Raga Jam at Bossa
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Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock)- 5-2- Redd Kross and Foul Swoops @ Black Cat (Backstage); );   惡AI意 (Japan), Long Knife, Humanmania, Rashomon, and WarXGames @ Slash Run;   5-4- Tommy Keene & Ivan Julian @ Black Cat (Backstage);   æƒ¡AI意 (Japan), Long Knife, Humanmania, Rashomon, and WarXGames @ Sidebar Tavern (Baltimore); 5-7-Maple Mars & Bad Robot Jones at Slash Run (power pop); 5-9-The Damned & Bellrays @ Baltimore Soundstage; *5-10-Robyn Hitchcock @ Jammin Java; 5-11- Robyn Hitchcock @ Jammin Java;  5-13-Crown Larks; Time is Fire ; Messthetics @ Comet Ping Pong; 5-13-Wavves @ U St M Hall; 5-14-Meat Puppets & Mike Watt @ U St. Music Hall; *Sheer Mag @ Ottobar; 5-17-Say Anything @ Baltimore Soundstage; 5-18-Jack on Fire @ Bl. Cat; * Frankie Cosmos, Snail Mail @ Ottobar; 5-19- The Make-up @ Bl. Cat; * Bash & Pop @ Songbyrd; 5-20-Cloud Nothings w/ Daniel Bachman @ 930; *The Obsessed @ Ottobar; * Collider @ Black Cat; *5-26-Elf Power @ Songbyrd;              *5-31-Tim Kasher @ DC9
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