Posts Tagged ‘Metro Mambo’

What to See at the Folklife Festival This Weekend

Update, June 30: The festival is closed today due to damage from the storm last night. The Rinzler Memorial Concert has been moved to the Baird Auditorium in the National Museum of Natural History. The festival will reopen tomorrow, July 1. Original post below.
This weekend, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival is rolling out a bunch of [...]

“Metro Mambo” Explores the Fashion That Went With the Rhythms

WPFW DJ Jim Byers’ latest “Metro Mambo” event will, of course, appeal to anyone who likes to move to the bouncy, '50s-rooted horns-and-percussion-led genre. In the latter portion of the program, which is sponsored by the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum and takes place at the Smithsonian Museum of African Art, Richmond, Va.'s Bio Ritmo should offer [...]

Free “Metro Mambo” Series Returns Saturday

In the past, we highlighted WPFW DJ Jim Byers’ first annual “Metro Mambo” series of free concerts and lectures, panel discussions, and dance parties at the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum, and starting tomorrow, it's back for a second season, this time with an opening event  including "Mambo on Film," and a concert and lecture featuring longtime local band Orquesta La [...]

The Cubans are Coming: Saturday’s Special Latin Music Offerings

Saturday offers a trio of very special choices for fans of Cuban music.  The latest edition of WPFW DJ Jim Byers’ “Metro Mambo” discussion and dance concert series at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum kicks things off in the afternoon with Mimi Machado-Luces, an Afro-Venezuelan Howard University graduate who won an Emmy Award for her [...]

International and Roots Music Weekend Roundup: Tito Rojas, Barrington Levy, Pinetop Perkins and more

There are international and roots music offerings aplenty this holiday weekend.  Some highlights below:
Friday May 28
Xtreme and Julio Voltio at 9 p.m. at Star Lounge, 7203 Little River Turnpike Annandale VA. (571) 263-3882. $25.  Dominican duo Xtreme will bring the slow-dance bachata ballads while Puerto Rican Voltio will spit reggaeton verses.
Bruce Daigrepont and band at [...]

International Music Roundup: Asha Bhosle, Anoushka Shankar, Oscar D’Leon and More

Wow, it’s another weekend packed with international music events.  Here are some highlights.
Friday, April 16
Asha Bhosle and Sudesh Bhosle with R.D Burman's band at DAR Constitution Hall,  1776 D. St. NW . You’ve heard Cornershop’s “Brimful of Asha”—now hear Asha. (202) 628-4780. $37-$127.
Oro Solido at East Coast Night Club, 13989 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Woodbridge, Va [...]

Free “Metro Mambo: Casbah to Zanzibar” Concert and Lecture Saturday

Back in November, WPFW Sunday night DJ Jim Byers kicked off the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum’s “Metro Mambo: Latin Music in DC” series of concerts and  lectures with a special program titled “Mambo in Mexico.”  I contacted him then about the program and posted an interview here.
Byers will be back at the same museum on [...]

Metro Mambo—Free Lecture and Concert on Saturday

“METRO MAMBO: Latin Music in DC,” a free, six part series of concert-lectures on Saturdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, kicks off on November 28, 2009.  Jim Byers, a WPFW DJ, writer, and jack-of-all-trades, created the series and is hosting it with a different band and occasional guests [...]