MORE July Events!!!

Source: The ‘African Beat’ Bi-Monthly Newsletter from the Office on African Affairs.

Caribbean Live

This reggae summer series features a number of full band reggae concerts and highlights the spectrum of reggae music over the years. Artists such as Beres Hammond, Luciano, and Chronixx will be featured. Caribbean Live envisions promoting diversity and raising Caribbean cultural awareness.

When: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 and Sunday, July 13, 2014 |8:00 pm

Where: The Howard Theatre | 620 T Street NW |Washington DC 20001

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Interactive West African Drumming and Dancing Performance

As part of the Connecting the Gems of the Indian Ocean series, interactive West African drumming and dancing performances will be featured.

When: Thursday, July 10, 2014 |1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Where: National Museum of African Art |950 Independence Avenue SW |Washington, DC |20560

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Jazz on Jackson Place

Jazz on Jackson Place is back for its 8th season, bringing live music to the Decatur House courtyard. A dynamic vocal powerhouse, vocalist & composer Integriti Reeves will be featured. Reeves’ “Modern Vintage” style embodies the past, present, and future of the jazz genre.

When: Thursday, July 10, 2014 |6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Where: Decatur House |748 Jackson Place NW |Washington, DC |20006

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Arts Open House

artsi  open houseThe D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities invites you to an Arts Open House hosted by Councilmember Yvette Alexander. The event will feature the work of Craig Cahoon, Benjamin Cedillos, Tendani Mpulubusi El, and Sam Gilliam, among others.

When: Friday, July 11, 2014 |5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Where: John A. Wilson Building |1350 Pennsylvania Ave., NW |Suite 400 |Washington, DC |20004

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Reggae  Underground

Reggae UndergroundAppioo Lounge presents Reggae Underground, a live reggae show every weekend. Featuring Tony Roy and The Yard Lynk Band and Rebel Vybes, among others.

When: Every Friday – Sunday |9:00 pm – 3:00 am

Where: Appioo Lounge |1924 9th Street NW |Washington DC |20001

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Jazz @ Sankofa with JS Williams


Come gather for a musical evening at Sankofa Cafe. Jazz at Sankofa will feature different local jazz musicians.

When: Thursday, July 17, 2014 |8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Where: Sankofa Video Books & Café |2714 Georgia Ave NW |Washington, DC |20001

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9th Annual DC Loves Dilla Benefit Concert


In its 9th year, The J Dilla Tribute & Fundraiser honors the late, great producer and beat smith, James Dewitt Yancey. Each year, members of Dilla’s musical family, alongside amazing artists weave their lyrical offerings within Dilla production

When: Thursday, July 17, 2014 – Friday, July 18, 2014 |8:00 pm – 12:00 am

Where: The Howard Theatre |620 T St NW |Washington, DC |20001

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On The Potomac Productions Presents: James Brown: The Man, The Music & The Message Screening

An inspiring and entertaining documentary about the remarkable life of “The Godfather of Soul”, this definitive biography features up-close and personal interviews with the legendary entertainer, his stirring concert performances, and interviews of artists he’s inspired over the years. Honorary host committee members include Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and Mayor Vincent Gray.

When: Friday, July 18, 2014 |8:00 pm

Where: 1215 U St NW |Washington, DC |20009

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3rd Annual African and Environmental – KAG Lotus and Water Lily Festival

festivalflyerprint28129The 2014 theme is showcasing South Africa and the Southern African region through cultural and environmental activities in one the DC’s best National Parks. Activities include; Free Face-painting, Arts and Crafts for children, an African Fashion Show, cultural food demonstrations as well as cultural dance and music.

When: Saturday, July 19, 2014 |10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Kenilworth Aquatic Garden, National Park Site |1550 Anacostia Ave NE |Washington DC |20019

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T Rose International Bridal Show

Enjoy live entertainment, samples, register for fabulous door prizes and grand prizes and discover how to plan your wedding with the DC Metro Area’s Best Wedding Professionals

When: Sunday, July 20, 2014|12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: Capitol Hill Club |300 First St SE |Washington, DC |20003

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Ethiopian Pianist Girma Yifrashewa at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club

Ethiopian pianist and composer Girma Yifrashewa will celebrate the release of his new solo piano album, Love and Peace, with a live performance. The album features Girma’s arrangement of The Shepherd with the Flute as well as his own compositions based on traditional Ethiopian melodies, such as Ambassel, Chewata, Sememen, and his favorite Elilta.

When: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 |7:30 pm

Where: Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club |7719 Wisconsin Ave |Bethesda MD |20814

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Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

~Amma Mama


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