Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: January 2012
January 31, 2012 - Watch this PerformanceThe DC performing arts school presents an evening of soul.
Featured Artist(s): The Duke Ellington School of the Arts Music Department
January 30, 2012 - Watch this PerformanceThe Brazilian-Armenian guitarist, Juilliard graduate, and winner of the 2010 Souza Lima National Competition is presented by the Brazilian series Movimento Violão, which highlights some of the best guitarists in Brazil. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Brazil.
Featured Artist(s): João Kouyoumdjian
January 29, 2012 - Watch this PerformanceThe Sudanese-born singer, songwriter, and ethnomusicologist performs music from different parts of the Middle East and East Africa, including classical Taraab music from Zanzibar and Kenya.
Featured Artist(s): Alsarah & the Nubatones
January 28, 2012 - Watch this Performance
The U.S. nonprofit and Ugandan NGO presents a program of music and dance celebrating Uganda’s multiple, rich heritages.
Featured Artist(s): Children of Uganda’s Tour of Light Music and Dance Troupe
January 27, 2012 - Watch this Performance
A member of the Mark Morris Dance Group, teacher and choreographer John Heginbotham presents his alluringly hot and humorous movement, set to the music of Daft Punk.
Featured Artist(s): John Heginbotham
January 26, 2012 - Watch this PerformanceThe New York-based trio blends traditional Yiddish songs and new compositions with chamber-like improvisations and spontaneous arrangements.
Featured Artist(s): Michael Winograd Klezmer Trio
January 25, 2012 - Watch this Performance
Styled after the Swing and Dixieland styles of Benny Goodman and Pete Fountain, these seasoned musicians are a healthy serving of the best in sounds and shtick for a fun-filled show.
Featured Artist(s): Mike Flaherty’s Dixieland Direct Jazz Band
January 24, 2012 - Watch this PerformanceWinner of the D.C. Blues Society Battle of the Bands for the second straight year, the guitarist is a veteran of the D.C. music scene for more than 25 years.
Featured Artist(s): J.P. Reali
January 23, 2012 - Watch this PerformanceThe D.C. band mixes diverse cultures and sounds, serving up hot Latin beats combined with dub, hip hop, reggae, and trip-hop with funk salsa, samba, and more.
Featured Artist(s): The Empresarios
January 22, 2012 - Watch this PerformancePianist Chang, a Fulbright Scholar and Artistic Director of the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska, performs with violinist Chou.
Featured Artist(s): Paul Chou
January 21, 2012 - Watch this PerformanceOne of the most diverse and flexible units of The United States Air Force Band, a quartet ensemble plays a chamber concert.
Featured Artist(s): U.S. Air Force Band
January 20, 2012 - Watch this Performance
Anne Rainwater, piano, and Jude Traxler, percussion, surprise and enthrall audiences by blending a wide variety of music guaranteed to rock your face off.
Featured Artist(s): futureCities
January 19, 2012 - Watch this PerformanceMembers of the program present a recital of classical music.
Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows
January 18, 2012 - Watch this PerformanceThe Haitian-born soul singing group produces a unique extension of the new and old Kompa sound, with a dash of hip hop, soul, and R&B.
Featured Artist(s): Rafrechi
January 17, 2012 - Watch this PerformanceNashville-based pop singer-songwriter is best known for his soaring vocals and a highly melodic and emotionally direct style of pop.
Featured Artist(s): David Mead
January 16, 2012 - Watch this PerformanceThe Kennedy Center and Georgetown University host a musical celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. The concert featuring Grammy Award–winning vocalist Bobby McFerrin also includes the Let Freedom Ring Choir with Music Director, Rev. Nolan Williams Jr. Note: Free reserved seating tickets will be given away two (2) per person in line in the Hall of Nations at 4 p.m. (previously 5 p.m.) on Mon., Jan. 16 on a first-come, first-served basis. All patrons must be seated by 5:40 p.m. A DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION IN THE CONCERT HALL
Featured Artist(s): Bobby McFerrin
January 15, 2012 - Watch this PerformanceA choir from the Riverdale, Maryland church performs an evening of Gospel music.
Featured Artist(s): Refreshing Spring Church of God in Christ Choir
January 14, 2012 - Watch this PerformanceThe ensemble features students from several premier East Coast collegiate jazz programs.
Featured Artist(s): Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchestra
January 13, 2012 - Watch this PerformanceThe gifted trombonist, a well-known fixture on the Philly music scene, brings his own style and sound grown from gospel lyricism, soul, hip hop, funk, and jazz. He plays music from his forthcoming Hidden Beach record Bone Appetit.
Featured Artist(s): Jeff Bradshaw
January 12, 2012 - Watch this PerformanceBorn and raised in Japan, the Strathmore Artist-in-Residence is an electronic musician and vocalist who uses ephemeral organic electronica sounds and keen interest in creating art to promote social change.
Featured Artist(s): Yoko K.
January 11, 2012 - Watch this PerformanceComposer, singer, and songwriter Gaillande brings his band for this musical venture, an ongoing translation and adaptation of the songs of iconic French poet/singer Georges Brassens into English.
Featured Artist(s): Pierre de Gaillande
January 10, 2012 - Watch this PerformanceClint Maedgen, a Preservation Hall Jazz Band member, multi-instrumental singer, songwriter, and composer performs with Helen Gillet, the cellist and vocalist known for her free improvisation with New Orleans Jazz, funk, country rock, and French chansons.
Featured Artist(s): Helen Gillet
January 9, 2012 - Watch this PerformanceThe Argentinean bandoneónist shows how he has captivated audiences around the world as a soloist and chamber musician.
Featured Artist(s): Héctor Del Curto Tango
January 8, 2012 - Watch this PerformanceRising-star Tunisian violinist Jebali and American pianist Gallagher play a program featuring their own original compositions, as well as works by Franck, Paganini, and Jaloul Ayad, the Tunisian Minister of Finance, in commemoration of the one year anniversary of the Tunisian revolution. IN THE TERRACE THEATER
Featured Artist(s): Kimball Gallagher
January 7, 2012 - Watch this PerformanceThe group presents its young artists in a musical program.
Featured Artist(s): Asian American Music Society
January 6, 2012 - Watch this Performance
The seven-piece band performs traditional Italian music, song, and dance ranging from tender love songs to pagan rites marked by the frenzied dance, pizzica tarantata, bringing 21st-century life to the beautiful folk music of Italy’s past.
Featured Artist(s): Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino
January 5, 2012 - Watch this PerformanceThe band is known for its blend of traditional New Orleans brass with contemporary urban beats.
Featured Artist(s): Stooges Brass Band
January 4, 2012 - Watch this PerformanceThe Argentinean vocalist’s music is grounded in traditional South American rhythms and Afro-Peruvian festejo and lando, as well as jazz harmonies, electronic sounds, and more.
Featured Artist(s): Sofia Rei
January 3, 2012 - Watch this Performance
The Venezuelan vocalist-guitarist-composer has collaborated with such artists as Marta Gomez, Lila Downs, The Chieftains, Branford Marsalis, and many others.
Featured Artist(s): Juancho Herrera
January 2, 2012 - Watch this PerformanceThe group brings lush, energetic, cathartic rock and provocative lyricism to the stage.
Featured Artist(s): The Heavenly States