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Friday, July 10, 2015
Batalá Washington, D.C. is an all-women percussion band whose mission is to empower women through drumming and expose communities to Brazil’s dynamic music and culture. Batalá plays Samba Reggae, a form of Afro-Brazilian percussion from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. The heavily syncopated music is rooted in African drumming, and is accented with a heavy dose of Brazilian samba and Caribbean reggae. The nearly 80 women of Batalá play this music on five types of drums, creating a powerful, dynamic sound.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Teething Veils is a band carried out by songwriter/guitarist Greg Svitil with violist Hannah Burris and cellist Alexia Kauffman. In 2013, they released Velorio, their debut double LP for Etxe Records and Productions, made by a core band of long-time and first-time collaborators.
Friday, Aug. 14, 2015
Janel Leppin is a cello virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist; an architect of acoustic and analog sound; a haunting and almost mythic singer with a sharp political consciousness. A celebrated young voice with a dedicated following on D.C.’s jazz and improvised music scene, Leppin shows off another side on Treaty, her solo debut as Mellow Diamond. It ventures even further down the ethereal path she’s blazed with the acclaimed duo Janel and Anthony, and lands her in the realm of experimental dream-pop.
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
Present Company Polka Band is all about professionals having serious fun. Composed of musicians from premier military bands, this group comes together to play for people who want to dance. No previous polka-dancing experience is required. The polka is a dance for all people and a brief lesson will be given so that all may participate.