Posts Tagged ‘Zanzibar’

With Crossroads Closed, Where Will D.C.’s Caribbean Scene Settle?

You couldn't blame most locals for overlooking the fact that the D.C. suburbs recently lost one of its best venues for Caribbean music. As the Prince George's Newsletter quietly noted in May, the building that long housed Bladensburg's Crossroads Nightclub was sold to J & J Medical Health Care & Equipment for $1.2 million. Outside of the local Caribbean [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang: Vol. 12

There's a lotta curse words this week, which can only mean one thing: the curatorial potency of Far Out vs. Hot Dang is at its ZENITH. Until next week, when we'll come back and drop some more D.C. knowledge on you.

Blonde Redhead, Pantha du Prince at the 9:30 club
Doom metal becomes sexy, and not necessarily [...]

International and Roots Music Weekend Roundup: Tito Rojas, Barrington Levy, Pinetop Perkins and more

There are international and roots music offerings aplenty this holiday weekend.  Some highlights below:
Friday May 28
Xtreme and Julio Voltio at 9 p.m. at Star Lounge, 7203 Little River Turnpike Annandale VA. (571) 263-3882. $25.  Dominican duo Xtreme will bring the slow-dance bachata ballads while Puerto Rican Voltio will spit reggaeton verses.
Bruce Daigrepont and band at [...]

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 [...]

Tonight: Benefit for Salsa Instructor Eileen Torres at Zanzibar

On Dec. 18, longtime D.C.-area salsa dance instructor and promoter Eileen Torres fell and broke her ankle in three places. She had surgery and still needs medical treatment and rehabilitation, but does not have medical insurance. Tonight, members of the local salsa community are holding a fundraiser at Zanzibar on the Waterfront to help pay [...]

Final Salsa Thursday at Zanzibar

Dance instructor, promoter, and Hispanic cultural event lecturer Eileen Torres sent out an e-mail on Monday that said in part:

I received word Friday that Zanzibar management is canceling Thursday Salsa Nights. It has been a losing proposition and they were left with no other choice than to stop the loss. I will hold special [...]