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.
There are a couple of must sees this week. You gotta make your way to Twelve Restaurant and Lounge, you gotta go see Bambu Station and Sahel at Liv, and you absolutely must come see Immaletchufinish at Sankofa Video & Books Cafe! See you soon.
The Upper Room at Twelve Restaurant and Lounge
On urythang, this feels like waiting to open the new shoes you know you’re getting for Christmas. This Tuesday is the premier of “Upper Room Tuesdays” at Twelve Restaurant and lounge! Thank you @ChilloutDC and @SteveABurch for making this happen! Tuesday night, I gaurantee you will have a great time. Every Tuesday night in May we have a feature line-up for you with a poet, an emcee and a singer songwriter. This week, our opening night acts are Sonya Renee @Sonyareneepoet as the poet, Drew “Droopy the @brokeballer” Anderson is the emcee, and Levi Stephens @LeviStephens is the singer-songwritier. I don’t have the space to go through their lengthy resume, so click on their flyer to find out more. DJ Live Wyah is in total control of the wheels of steel, and the food and drinks at Twelve Restaurant and Lounge will keep you satisfied and feeling good. Click the flyer to join our facebook family and get special discount admissions to Tuesday nights show. See you there!
Busboys and Poets Open Mic
Check the Busboys and Poets website for all the poetry events this week, including Shelly Bell hosting at the Shirlington VA location, Twain Dooley is hosting 14th & V on Tuesday, RHolly Bass Hosts 5th and Kst Open mic featuring Simply Kat, and Komplex is hosting Hyattsville on Thursday. Click the Busboys & Poets logo to the left for more info.— $5/person.
The Garden Open Mic at Bloombars
The Garden Open Mic (feature and guest co-host: Jabari Exum) We welcome poetry, music, comedy, and story-telling 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.
Sign-up list opens at 8:30 pm and the first performer goes on at 9:00 pm!
Up and Up Open Mic
Peace & many blessings to all, this is your weekly invitation to The Up And Up Open Microphone. The show is hosted by Brother Victorious & Black Boo of Mambo Sauce and features a live painting by Demont Peekaso which will be raffled off at shows closing. Showtime is 9 p.m. and is preceded by an happy hour featuring a Dj T-Why? with food and premium drink specials. Admission is free before 8p.m. and $10.00 after. This week House Band is Sound Of The City.
The UAU Open Mic| LIV Nightclub | 2001 11th Street NW| Happy Hour 7p-9p | Free before 8p| $10 After|Hosted by Brother Victorious & Black Boo| www.theuauopenmic.com
This week at Wednesday Verses we are featuring Slangston Hughes! This brother Always has some pieces that will get you thinking! He is a very talented writer and spirited performer… I suggest you step up in the place this week!
“Will Work For Food” at Sweet & Natural
Sweet and Natural’s, “Live and Breathe” and Ra Brown’s, “Will Work For Food” is thrilled to bring you the high-spirited, extremely talented, Spoken Word Diva…Ms Sonya Renee! Wed., May 2nd at 8:30p. 4009 34th St in Mt Rainier, MD. Hosted by Ra Brown. Sounds by SeanStyles. See you there… For a great time, good vibes and a talent to remember!
Short and Sweet this week…have a good one!
For more info, please contact Ra at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday Soulchemisty at Indulj
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!?).
Friday at Sankofa Video & Books Cafe
Sunday at Liv