Posts Tagged ‘Wayna’

ToDo ToDay: Step Afrika!, Funny Moms, and a New Bar in Shaw

One of the District’s most spectacular holiday programs involves audience participation, a DJ named Frosty the Snowman, and a dozen dancers stomping the stage about as hard as humanly possible. Back for its second season, Step Afrika!’s “Magical Musical Holiday Step Show” pairs the company’s famously fast-paced stepping with a heavy dose of holiday cheer. [...]

One Track Mind: Wayna, The Expats

Standout Track: No. 7, "Freak Show," which, much like the carnival attraction, highlights both the fantastic and the grotesque in a personal reflection from the Grammy-nominated vocalist Wayna. Following the narrative of a little girl—or "little freak"—coming to terms with peer rejection, the lush, opulent song sounds occasionally unnatural in its layers.
Musical Motivation: "I wanted [...]

Arts Roundup: Sinking Balloon Edition

Another one bites the dust: While the Hirshhorn Museum continues to mull the future of the Bloomberg Ballon project, the chairman of the museum's board of trustees, J. Tomilson Hill, has stepped down. Hill's resignation comes less than a year after another board member, Barbara Levine, resigned. [Post]
The SUPAFRIK pop-up shop and gallery is coming [...]

Prize Fight: Want a Grammy? Join the Club. Literally.

As of press time, Carolyn Malachi had 1,365 followers on Twitter. Two hundred and six people had liked her artist page on Facebook. When she put out her Lions, Fires & Squares EP in August, the most notable piece of American press was a One Track Mind column in Washington City Paper. That release’s best song, [...]

Q&A: Kokayi on Going to the Grammys

It's sometimes hard to believe that the music industry, with its obsession with big stars and bigger sales, is capable of recognizing independent artists in any formal way.
Hard to believe, but definitely not impossible: D.C.'s own Kokayi and soul singer Wayna are nominated in the Best Urban/Alternative Performance category of the 51st Annual Grammy Awards [...]