In this episode Kwasi brings back Dutty Bookman to discuss the movement he has helped dub as the Reggae Revival after a panel at SXSW 2027. He also speaks to Koro Fyah of the Bevel Rock camp about his ABC’s at SXSW as well. Bomani interviews the founder of the Uganda’s Bavubuka Foundation, Babaluku, and their chief archivist Gilbert Daniels about Hip-Hop in Uganda and the Lugaflow movement. Bomani and Kwasi also discuss spirituality in independent music, and how the community discusses things like sin. A must listen!
Get ready for another exciting week of live entertainment in Washington DC. Here’s what we’ve got planned for you! Sorry I missed last week, but we are gonna keep this going. Still no clever name for this post yet, because I damn sure ain’t gonna keep saying “DMV”. Mattafact, all the gigs on here are strictly in “D” of the DMV. But whateva, let’s see what we’ve got cookin!
Chill Out DC, Steve A Burch & notarapper.com present
The Upper Room Wednesdays at Club 12
This is not an open mic, but a showcase of the upper echelon in poetry, singer songwriters, hip-hop, stand up etc. come to Club 12 to see the best of the best. hosted by Bomani Armah . The first 4 weeks will be absolutely FREE! That’s right, no cover at one of the most posh spots in DC. They will feature DJ Live Wyah and one feature performer every night. Starting April 26th we will have Bomani & Immaletchufinish as the feature performer, and 3 featured acts every Wednesday After that. The cover will be only $7, still a great price for this level of high quality entertainment. This weeks feature, Javier Starks aka Midas! An amazing and humble MC with otherwordly talent!
Busboys and Poets Open Mic
Check the Busboys and Poets website for all the poetry events this week, including Pages hosting at 14th & V on Tuesday Featuring Future the Poet from Flint, Michigan, and yours truly hosting the 5th in K location on Wednesday.
Click the Busboys & Poets logo to the left for more info.— $5/person. Wristbands for Tuesday night open mic at 14th & V are sold all day in the Bookstore beginning at 10 AM and online until sold out. Limit of 4 wristbands per person.
The Garden Open Mic at Bloombars
The Garden Open Mic features poetry, music, comedy, storytelling and other talents that can be shared in 5 minutes or less in an all-ages arts space. Come to share, listen and meet people in our community! Sign-up list opens at 8:30 pm and the first performer goes on at 9:00 pm $7 donation. Guest co-host: JENNY C. LARES
Jenny C. Lares is a poet and Executive Director of Sulu DC, a network and monthly showcase of AAPI artists in the DC metro area.
Featuring: PRISKA NEELY
Since she was a child, Priska has been singing into imaginary microphones and interviewing people with imaginary microphones. Music and journalism have been constant sources of passion. As a pastor’s daughter, she started singing with her family in church and began flirting with the guitar in her early teens. Music was a friend while she grew up in Silver Spring, Md., and then moved to New York for college. Now back in D.C., she works at NPR during business hours. During extreme periods of emotionality — late at night, while eating dinner or walking down the street — she writes songs. Mostly love songs about boys, and sometimes condiments. She’s trying to get music off the back burner and put it on more of a side burner — parallel with the journalism stuff. Oh, and she also makes weird sounds — most notably, an imitation of a crying infant, a cricket and a trumpet.
“Wednesday Verses” at Bohemian Caverns!
This week at Wednesday Verses we are featuring Garnett Boldin from the 804! He has been Jammin out on’ stages all over VA and at Tuesday Verses we thought it was only fair to share the experience! Also featuring this week is Amin Drew Law Dallal who is an outstanding slam poet and performer! Its going to be a hot week!!! 🙂 www.everythingverses.com
“Will Work For Food” at Sweet & Natural
For more info, please contact Ra at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday #SpitDatDC at the ECAC Building
SPIT DAT is a weekly open mic held every Thursday @ 9pm at the ECAC (733 Euclid Street, NW, 2nd Floor Washington, DC 20001). Consistently named one of the best poetry spots on the east coast because of it’s serene scene based on a sincere love of the art of poetry. Drew “Droopy the BrokeBaller” Anderson and Dwayne B aka “The Crochet Kingpen” keep the energy flowing and always have the best features! The cover is only $1 (ONLY $1!?). Yep, that’s right. Only a dollar.
Art Under Pressure presents Power Moves is a monthly music event showcasing the hottest performers in the DMV. If you’ve been wondering where the real music is, it’s at Ras Hall on Saturday April14 featuring Mello-D & the Rados! Mello-D & the Rados has been representing the DC area for over 15 years touring the United States and internationally and the band is going to bring in the warm weather with some thick beats and phat lyrics for 2012… See you there!
This is one of the bands rare DC area shows so it’s something you will not want to miss!
DJ RBI starts at 10pm
Features Acts begin at 11pm
Cover is $10.