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!
Your weekly breakdown of the live entertainment spots in DC this week.
The Upper Room at Club 12
Welcome to the Upper Room Tuesdays at Club XII. This is where you go to experience the upper echelon of food, drink and entertainment in Washington DC. Located in the historic H Street corridor, The Upper is is the perfect evening out with guests for fine dining and a tasty helping of DC’s finest artist. This week is our last occupying the downstairs bar area with DJ Live Wyah and special guest every night. Shout out to Juno Brown, Patrick Washington and Javier Starks for being our guests artists the last few weeks.
MAY 1st WE MOVE UPSTAIRS AND ON TO TUESDAY!!
click the flyer on the left for more details.
Busboys and Poets Open Mic
Check the Busboys and Poets website for all the poetry events this week, including Droopy hosting 14th & V on Tuesday, JBT hosting 5th & K on Wednesday featuring Joseph LMS Green, Love the Poet hosting Hyattsville on Thursday, Youth Open Mic feat. Asha Shannon & Miguel Prado on Saturday. Click the Busboys & Poets logo to the left for more info.— $5/person.
The Garden Open Mic at Bloombars
The Garden Open Mic feat. Jesse Ferrell (guest co-host: Holly Bass)elcome poetry, music, comedy, story-telling, dancing, juggling, political rants, relationship tirades and other special talents as long as they are within the realm of human respect and dignity. BloomBars is an all all-ages, community-oriented art space, so please keep this in mind when deciding what to perform. 8:30pm $7 donation
Stop by Wednesday Verses: THE OPEN MIC to experience the best new talent that the country has to offer- this is that place that the “Good Stuff” resides. Located in the historic Bohemian Caverns (2001 11th St NW), where legends have played, Wednesday Verses: THE OPEN MIC is where to experience legends in the making! Arrive as fly as you already are- enjoy delicious food and signature drinks in a classic Jazz club setting. This week we are bringing the fire with Verses staple David James and some of the most talented poets I have met around POEM-CEES!!! 8pm people!
“Will Work For Food” at Sweet & Natural
Author and Speaker, Resurrection Graves this Wednesday at Sweet and Natural. Celebrating National Poetry Month and bringing awareness to child sexual abuse, Resurrection is in the house to entertain and educate. Please welcome her and join us, April 18th…4009 34th St Mt Rainier, MD. Open mic and featured artists! Show at 8:00p. Hosted by Ra Brown. DJ SeanStyles spinnin. See you there!
For more info, please contact Ra at: email@example.com
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 host. flowing $1 (ONLY $1!?).
Graffiti DC at Live
Every 3rd Wednesday, starting September 21st, 2011, 8 poets will compete to win a spot to compete in the final Slam in May 2012. The overall winner walks away with a grand prize of $2,000. Come witness D.C.’s most exciting poetry slam series and fulfill your need for good poetry.
2001 11th St NW
For more information please visit www.benyblaqentertainment.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.