Posts Tagged ‘Cheick Hamala Diabate’

ToDo ToDay: Travis Jackson Benefit Show, Vanguard Fest, and Grilled Cheese

Tonight, Comet Ping Pong hosts a benefit for the Travis Jackson Memorial Fund, honoring the late Points drummer and Windian Records founder and featuring local acts Title Tracks (pictured), Passing Phases, and Cane & the Sticks. While Title Tracks plays more power-pop and stands in contrast to the Points’ party punk sound, both groups found [...]

ToDo ToDay: Los Hacheros, GEMS, and Garry Winogrand

In addition to their traditional salsa arrangements, expect New York’s Los Hacheros to bring along a fair amount of joy when they perform at Atlas Performing Arts Center. The group has only been performing together since 2011, but its solid arrangements and lively original songs have impressed old-school salseros and young music fans alike. By [...]

ToDo ToDay: Shred Fest, Tal National, and Kid Congo Powers

No one should be shocked by the presence of women instrumentalists in rock these days. But does that mean celebrating them is off the table? Not if you ask She Shreds, a publication that bills itself as “the only magazine in the world dedicated to women guitarists and bassists.” This weekend, the magazine brings its touring [...]

ToDo ToDay: Old Photography, D.C. Beer Week, and Cheick Hamala Diabate

In the history of American photography, Charles and Henry Meade don’t amount to much more than footnotes. But as the early practitioners of the first popular photographic technique, the daguerreotype, the Meades are worth a look in the Smithsonian's ongoing exhibit of their work. The exhibit's prize images are a pair of daguerreotypes featuring Louis-Jacques-Mandé [...]

Arts Roundup: Long Weekend Edition

The Washington Monument lights up tonight. [Post]
Book of Mormon lands at the Kennedy Center this week, and Nelson Pressley tries to explain why the musical from the creators of South Park is so broadly popular. (Tickets for the KenCen run are almost completely sold out.) [Post]
If you wanna party with Folklife performers, head to the [...]

ToDo ToDay: Bottled Cocktails! Tracks Reunion!

The Ninety Miles project wasn’t just about the three American musicians involved with it and the fact that they traveled to Cuba to lay down some tracks. Really, it was a recording-studio summit between saxophonist David Sánchez, trumpeter Christian Scott, vibraphonist Stefon Harris, and Havana-based pianists Rember Duharte and Harold Lopez-Nussa, made possible by recently [...]

ToDo ToDay: The Last Five Years at Signature Theatre

What do you do when you’re a theater with a hole in your schedule but little time or money to fill it? You snap up the rights to off-Broadway’s most in-demand two-person show. The Last Five Years, currently a hot ticket in New York, opens tonight at Signature Theatre. The semiautobiographical musical by Jason Robert Brown [...]

ToDo ToDay: Shakers n’ Bakers, Cheick Hamala Diabaté, and Beuchert’s Saloon

The notion of melding jazz with fringe religious beliefs seems like an insufferable ethnomusicology exercise. But the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, better known as the Shakers, may offer fertile ground for musical experimentation. The Shakers’ music, composed of thousands of songs, is pretty odd: Much of it is delivered in indecipherable [...]

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 [...]

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