Posts Tagged ‘konpa’

This Weekend in Global Music: Mahmoud Ahmed, Skah Shah, and More

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 [...]

Sweet Micky Headlines One Caribbean Haiti Relief Concert Sunday at the Crossroads

While the media may have moved on to covering Chile, Haiti’s massive problems following the January earthquake will continue for some time, and that means some benefit shows for the latter will keep happening.  On Sunday night at the Crossroads in Bladensburg, Haiti’s Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly and his band will headline the One Caribbean [...]

Haitian Bands Tabou Combo, Rafrechi at Benefits Tonight

What makes two of tonight’s local Haiti benefits unique?  They both feature Haitian bands.  Konpa combo Rafrechi is hosting a charity event at Kahler Hall in Columbia, Md., with donations going to the Caribbean American Network, while the New York City-based outfit Tabou Combo will be at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, where people can [...]

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