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International and Roots Music Weekend Roundup: Ebony Hillbillies, Eva Ayllon, Boukman Eksperyans

This long weekend offers a little bit of everything—bachata, soul, dance from India, Afro-Peruvian, country, and more. The just-announced Sunday appearance by Haitian band Boukman Eksperyans is the weekend gig I'm most excited about.
Friday
Anthony Santos, a Dominican master of the soft, romantic bachata style, performs at 9 p.m. at Galaxy Night Club, 2031 University Blvd., Hyattsville, [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘John Waters, Bettye LaVette, and Updike’ Edition

Morning, readers.
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*NPR lavishes much-deserved attention on Jeff Campbell, the man behind D.C.'s Hungry for Music, which supplies underprivileged kids with used instruments.
*The D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities today announced the audition schedule for the 2010-11 American Youth Chorus.
*In the Post, Jonathan Yardley [...]

End-of-Week Mixtape: #FridaySoul!

Dear Arts Desk readers,
As approximately 62 of you know, I've been spinning a Friday Soul mix via the old Twitter account. Man is it groovy! I'm even linking to videos. The playlist so far:

Otis Redding, "Shake" (live at Monterey Pop, 1967)
Raphael Saadiq, "Let's Take a Walk"
Laura Nyro, "And When I Die"
James Brown, "Super Bad"
Buddy Guy, [...]

Inauguration Radio Station: Sounds from the Lincoln Concert

Just returned from a spot of Indian food after the "We Are One" concert, where I collected some supremely lo-fi recordings of the hit-or-miss performances.  Garth Brooks got a lot of stagetime.  Stevie Wonder and Herbie Hancock got glossed over.  Will.i.am and Sheryl Crowe did some decent Marley with a sanitized "Where Is the Love" [...]

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