Posts Tagged ‘Ahleuchatistas’

ToDo ToDay: “Crank & Groove,” Neighborhood Festivals, and Mousetrap

Energized by Charles Stephenson and Kip Lornell’s book The Beat: Go-Go’s Fusion of Funk and Hip-Hop, community organizer and theater director Jessica Solomon persuaded SpeakeasyDC Artistic Executive Director Amy Saidman to collaborate on a program that conveys the vitality of D.C.’s homegrown genre. The program, "Crank & Groove: A Go-Go Love Story," takes place this weekend. Read [...]

Photos: Buke and Gase @ DC9

It might not be obvious, but New York duo Buke and Gase take their name from their handmade instruments: "buke" refers to its baritone ukelele and "gase" describes its guitar/bass hybrid. But while these unusual tools generate some interesting timbres, Buke and Gase play them much like, well, guitar and bass. Their intricate compositions, full [...]