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Millennium Stage Performance Archive
January 2012

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January 31, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The 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 Performance

The 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 Performance

The 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 Performance

The 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 Performance

Winner 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 Performance

The 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 Performance

Pianist 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 Performance

One 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 Performance

Members of the program present a recital of classical music.
Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

January 18, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The 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 Performance

Nashville-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 Performance

The 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 Performance

A 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 Performance

The ensemble features students from several premier East Coast collegiate jazz programs.
Featured Artist(s): Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchestra

January 13, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The 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 Performance

Born 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 Performance

Composer, 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 Performance

Clint 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 Performance

The 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 Performance

Rising-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 Performance

The 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 Performance

The 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 Performance

The 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 Performance

The group brings lush, energetic, cathartic rock and provocative lyricism to the stage.
Featured Artist(s): The Heavenly States

January 1, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The roots rock quartet performs its sometimes poignant, often hilarious songs with a mixture of sounds including New Orleans street music, blues, swing, jazz, and country.
Featured Artist(s): The Grandsons

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