Posts Tagged ‘Soundclash’

Soundclash Turns 10: A Decade of DJing Classic Reggae

For a decade, the Soundclash Jamaican music night at Marx Cafe has been one of D.C.'s musical treasures. Named after the island soundsystem competitions, this last-Friday-of-the-month dance night features a crew of local and guest DJs trying to top each other with selections of reggae, ska, rocksteady, dub, and a bit of dancehall. The Soundclash crew [...]

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 [...]

International & Roots Music Weekend Roundup: Caribbean Carnival, Folklife Festival, and More

For D.C.’s Caribbean community this is THE weekend—the loud, brash Saturday parade featuring participants in Technicolor costumes plus countless concerts and parties with sound systems turned up to 11.   But if you don't like reggae and soca, this weekend offers numerous other international and roots music choices.  Around this time every year, I run into [...]

DC Reggae Awards;King Tubby Tribute; and More Non-Rock Events this Weekend

There are a bunch of  interesting non-rock events this weekend.  Friday night offers a number of shows worth checking out.  Reggae fans have two choices.  Tony Java presents his 12th Anniversary Reggae Award Ceremony that, as always, is billed as a tribute to Bob Marley and Dennis Brown, and includes awards for best food caterer as well as song [...]