Posts Tagged ‘K’naan’

International and Roots Music Weekend Roundup: Ebony Hillbillies, Eva Ayllon, Boukman Eksperyans

This long weekend offers a little bit of everything—bachata, soul, dance from India, Afro-Peruvian, country, and more. The just-announced Sunday appearance by Haitian band Boukman Eksperyans is the weekend gig I'm most excited about.
Anthony Santos, a Dominican master of the soft, romantic bachata style, performs at 9 p.m. at Galaxy Night Club, 2031 University Blvd., Hyattsville, [...]

Amadou & Mariam Bring Afropop to the Birchmere Wednesday

Amadou & Mariam, who will be at the Birchmere Wednesday, have been performing together since 1980. However, only in recent years has this blind Malian couple started reaching a sizable audience on this side of the Atlantic.   Their wonderful latest cd, Welcome to Mali, is catchy, creative Afropop, not purist traditional Malian folkloric music or [...]