Posts Tagged ‘Bio Ritmo’

Eclectic Wizard: Tropicalia’s Jim Thomson Might Be D.C.’s Most Interesting Booker

By a certain hour most Fridays and Saturdays, U Street NW can begin to feel a little tense: earpiece-wearing bouncers loom in club doorways, turning people away; women in stilettos totter over bulges in the narrow sidewalk; little spats break out over who hailed a cab or claimed a parking spot first.
Descend an unmarked staircase [...]

“Metro Mambo” Explores the Fashion That Went With the Rhythms

WPFW DJ Jim Byers’ latest “Metro Mambo” event will, of course, appeal to anyone who likes to move to the bouncy, '50s-rooted horns-and-percussion-led genre. In the latter portion of the program, which is sponsored by the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum and takes place at the Smithsonian Museum of African Art, Richmond, Va.'s Bio Ritmo should offer [...]

International & Roots Music Weekend Roundup: Caribbean Carnival, Folklife Festival, and More

For D.C.’s Caribbean community this is THE weekend—the loud, brash Saturday parade featuring participants in Technicolor costumes plus countless concerts and parties with sound systems turned up to 11.   But if you don't like reggae and soca, this weekend offers numerous other international and roots music choices.  Around this time every year, I run into [...]

Latin and Brazilian Music Events This Weekend

For fans of  Latin and Brazilian sounds, Friday and Saturday nights offer a number of appealing choices.  Earlier in the week I highlighted the Monday appearance of Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Alexis y Fido, and now Friday brings another Puerto Rican reggaeton duo, Rakim y Ken-y (also known as  R.K.M. y Keny), who will be at El Boqueron [...]

Around the World in a Weekend: Local International Music Events

This is a busy weekend for international sounds. Here are some recommendations.
WPFW DJ Jim Byers leads a panel discussion on the history of D.C. Latin-music clubs with music from Bio Ritmo from 2 to 4 p.m. for free at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Place SE.
The 13th Annual D.C. Reggae Awards will be [...]

Free “Metro Mambo: Casbah to Zanzibar” Concert and Lecture Saturday

Back in November, WPFW Sunday night DJ Jim Byers kicked off the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum’s “Metro Mambo: Latin Music in DC” series of concerts and  lectures with a special program titled “Mambo in Mexico.”  I contacted him then about the program and posted an interview here.
Byers will be back at the same museum on [...]

A Busy May for Live Reggaeton, Latin Pop, and Tropical Sounds

It is a busy month for live reggaeton, Latin pop, and tropical sounds. On Thursday May 14, veteran Puerto Rican rapper Voltio will prove at Terra Mare that there’s more to reggaeton than just Daddy Yankee.  Voltio’s been rapping for years.  On his 2007 En Lo Claro cd he flows in Spanish over salsa and other [...]