Posts Tagged ‘Rafrechi’

Here They Go Again: The 26th Annual Wammy Award Nominees

On Tuesday the Washington Area Music Association announced the nominees for the 26th annual Wammies, which take place Feb. 19 at the State Theatre. It’s no secret that I and others have long been critical of the local awards ceremony's mistakes, omissions, and policies. I'd hoped this year would be very different but, alas, I [...]

More Thoughts on the Wammies Nomination Process and Omissions

My editor suggested in a post yesterday on the Wammies awards ceremony that I might want to add my two cents regarding this year's nominees, and he’s right.  The slate of nominees for the 25th anniversary Wammies contains a familiar ratio of impressive choices, mind-boggling omissions, and troubling mistakes (2008-formed Baltimore band Mama's Black Sheep as “New [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]