Posts Tagged ‘dancehall’

Soundclash Turns 10: A Decade of DJing Classic Reggae

For a decade, the Soundclash Jamaican music night at Marx Cafe has been one of D.C.'s musical treasures. Named after the island soundsystem competitions, this last-Friday-of-the-month dance night features a crew of local and guest DJs trying to top each other with selections of reggae, ska, rocksteady, dub, and a bit of dancehall. The Soundclash crew [...]

Crossroads Nightclub Reopens

As suddenly as Bladensburg Caribbean music club and restaurant the Crossroads closed for maintenance on Dec. 10, it reopened on Dec. 23. The large multiroom nightspot and eatery updated its website that day with a new listing of holiday-related events and restored its telephone’s answering machine message. Club owner Alton Gayle, who has not [...]

Crossroads Nightclub Still Closed For “Maintenance”

On December 10, the Crossroads Restaurant and Entertainment Complex in Bladensburg, Md. posted a message on its website stating that the club “will remain closed today Friday December 10th until further notice for ongoing maintenance.  Management apologizes for any inconvenience. We will inform you in a timely manner, when we are scheduled to reopen to resume [...]

Tonight: Afghan and Tajik Pop Plus Jamaican Dancehall

Tonight’s Superstar Tour  2010 concert—featuring Afghan singer Ghazal and Tajik performer Jonibek at the Sheraton Premiere in Tyson’s Corner— might seem to have nothing in common with this evening’s Jamaican dancehall Ladies Night Out at the Mirage Hall in Hyattsville—headlined by Lady Saw and Assassin—save this: I discovered both shows via postcards left around town. [...]

Tarrus Riley at the Crossroads

Earlier this decade, reggae was getting a fair amount of  attention in the US and UK thanks to rap producers, rap/r’n’b stations, and alt-weekly critics giving love to dancehall.  While those audiences may not be paying that much attention now, Jamaican singers and rappers are still keeping as busy as ever.  Tarrus Riley  is in [...]