Posts Tagged ‘Smithsonian Anacostia Museum’

Head-Roc’s Mouth: Go-Go Appreciation Concerts in Anacostia

An occasional feature in which esteemed D.C. rapper Head-Roc shares what’s on his mind.
Guess what Washington, D.C.? Hey, I know some of the folks in power trying to eradicate indigenous black cultural expression may not like it, but for the vast and overwhelming majority of us who are actually in love with this chocolate city, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]