Since 1997 the Éthiopiques series has made Ethiopian music a hipster obsession, exposing jazz heads and rockists to the jazzy funkiness that emanated from East Africa in the ’60s and ’70s. Tonight, local listeners get a chance to hear a sliver of those tunes live in a performance by D.C.’s The Feedel Band. The group features saxophonist [...]
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Can’t jet away for the Memorial Day weekend? You'll find plenty of live and DJed international sounds in the area, including groups from Ethiopia and Haiti and selectors from Jamaica, Brazil, Ghana and Angola. I spoke on the phone with renowned Ethiopian guitarist Selam Seyoum Woldermariam, who'll back up Ethiopian stars Gosaye Tesfaye and Mahmoud Ahmed [...]
The Virgin Mobile Fest is not today’s only big event. The Reggae Summerfest is taking place in downtown DC today. The lineup includes speedy dancehall reggae toasters Beenie Man and Capleton plus more rootsy, slower-tempoed performers such as Marcia Griffiths, Cocoa Tea, the Itals and I-Wayne.
One of the most interesting acts on the bill is not [...]