Posts Tagged ‘Washington Jewish Music Festival’

JCC Pulls the Shondes From Festival Line-Up Over Stance on Israel

For the second time this year, the D.C. Jewish Community Center’s role as an arts programmer is chafing against its Jewish identity.
For months, the Shondes, the Brooklyn-based "klezmer-punk" band, were set to headline the center’s Washington Jewish Music Festival this June with a show at the Black Cat. But the band got a surprise phone [...]

ToDo ToDay: Bottled Cocktails! Tracks Reunion!

The Ninety Miles project wasn’t just about the three American musicians involved with it and the fact that they traveled to Cuba to lay down some tracks. Really, it was a recording-studio summit between saxophonist David Sánchez, trumpeter Christian Scott, vibraphonist Stefon Harris, and Havana-based pianists Rember Duharte and Harold Lopez-Nussa, made possible by recently [...]

Your Weekend in International and Roots Music: Salif Keita, Angel y Kris, Beausoleil, A.R. Rahman

June is always a busy month for international and roots music, and this weekend offers a number of exceptional choices.
Friday June 11
Salif Keita at 8 p.m.  at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium, 21st and H Streets NW. This veteran Malian singer has an awe-inspiring voice, and while some of the material on his new CD, [...]

DC Jazz Festival: Uri Gurvich

Though there's no formal theme for this year's DC Jazz Festival, an informal current of world jazz seems apparent from its itinerary: Caribbean and panglobal sounds figure prominently, as do European and Asian players. Tonight, another link in that chain arrives: music of the Semitic diaspora, i.e. the sounds of Jewish and Muslim traditions melded [...]

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