Posts Tagged ‘Bluebird Blues Festival’

Don’t Be Bored: Festivals Galore!


Of the AFI Silver Theatre’s many repertory series, its Latin American Film Festival is probably the meatiest. In its 22nd year, the event once again features the usual mix of smart documentaries, regional blockbusters, and highbrow Cannes and Oscar submissions from the 20 countries represented. The Mexican Suitcase, the documentary that opened the festival Thursday night [...]

International and Roots Music Roundup: Bamboleo, Shonen Knife, Bluebird Fest

Are you curious about rock music’s influence in Asia? This weekend offers a couple of examples, plus a rare visit from a Cuban band, a return visit from a soul music veteran, and more.
Friday September 24
Los Angeles band Dengue Fever has a Cambodian lead singer, Chhom Nimol, and instrumentalists in love with 1960s Khmer rock [...]

Eddie Daye R.I.P.

On Thursday August 6, longtime D.C. soul singer Eddie Daye passed away at age 78.  Back in 2002, I wrote a feature  piece on him for the Washington City Paper.  I had  heard that he had been ill recently and was in the hospital but  have not yet been able to get any other specifics on [...]