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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: March 2014

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[March 31, 2014]

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With one foot in the past from old records and one foot in the future with the ensemble’s live interpretations, the Mix Maestros build a show drawing from all genres at any given moment. The performance features Raydar Ellis, MC and turntable; Jason Dawson, turntable; Stephen Carroll, turntable and drums; Luke Goh, turntable and piano; Sam Millinazzo, turntable and guitar; and Nullin Hassan, turntable and flute. Part of One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide.

Featured Artist(s): Berklee College of Music

[March 30, 2014]

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This double bill features Las Krudas, a female duo of hip-hop MCs, musicians, poets, and theater performers born and raised in Cuba who work to fight against oppression and to celebrate life. Joining Las Krudas is KEUR-GUI, a group of hip-hop musicians from Senegal whose music and performances speak out against bad governance and regime corruption in their home country. Please note: This performance contains explicit language. Part of One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide.

Featured Artist(s): KEUR-GUI

[March 29, 2014]

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Shokanti approaches the mic with a unique expression of hip-hop, theater, and social consciousness that blends with the rhythms and soul of Cabo Verde, Africa. Part of One Mic: Hip- Hop Culture Worldwide.

Featured Artist(s): Nomadic Wax

[March 28, 2014]

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The Korean hip-hop group, Choiza and Gaeko, debuted in 2004 with the album Taxi Driver, which was the best-selling hip-hop album in South Korea, while their second album, Double Dynamite, won them “Best Hip-Hop Album” in the Korean Music Awards in 2006. Part of One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide.

Featured Artist(s): Nomadic Wax

[March 27, 2014]

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Quilomboarte Collective uses hip-hop as a means not just for entertainment, but also education and social change. This show features poet, rap artist, scholar, cultural ambassador, and Quilomboarte Collective founder Bocafloja, spoken word artist Hache ST, percussionist De la Ceiba, vocalist Atiyya, saxophonist Fernando Leon, and DJ BooPart of One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide.

Featured Artist(s): Nomadic Wax

[March 26, 2014]

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The One Mic Creative Ecosystem presents this performance in partnership with Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness 2014, which invites poets, writers, activists, and dreamers to Washington, DC for four days of poetry, community building, and creative transformation. Participants include Joy Harjo, Gayle Danley, three members of the DC Youth Slam Team, and Split This Rock staffers Sarah Browning, Pages Matam, Jonathan B. Tucker, Alisha Gregory, and Camisha JonesPart of One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide.



Featured Artist(s): One Mic Creative Ecosystem

[March 25, 2014]

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This show celebrates the artistic kinship and creative exchange between two musical "play-cousins": go-go and hip-hop. Rhome “ DJ Stylus” Anderson and Pure Perfection Band and Show engage in a call-and-response that explores how both forms have influenced each other and contemporary American music over the past several decades. This musical storytelling session is rounded out by host/singer Nea Posey and videographer Tewodross Melchishua and is produced by Nzinga Tull. Part of One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide.

Featured Artist(s): One Mic Creative Ecosystem

[March 24, 2014]

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The Montreal-based multi-instrumentalist, who has worked with a wide range of acts including Tom Waits, Lou Reed and Arcade Fire, offers a solo performance featuring work from his critically acclaimed 2013 release New History Warfare Vol 3: To See More Light.

Featured Artist(s): Colin Stetson

[March 23, 2014]

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Led by saxophonist Ken Field, Boston’s costumed funk/street beat improvisational brass band performs a unique blend of original and traditional New Orleans brass band music.

Featured Artist(s): Revolutionary Snake Ensemble

[March 22, 2014]

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The Sri Lankan dance company performs both traditional and folk dances directed by founder, choreographer, dancer, and educator, Asanga Domask.

Featured Artist(s): Serendib Dance

[March 21, 2014]

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The Capital Reeds is Washington, DC's premier reed trio. One of the region's up-and-coming chamber music groups, members include Noelle Drewes on oboe, Santana Moreno on clarinet, and Jeff Ward on bassoon.

Featured Artist(s): The Capital Reeds

[March 19, 2014]

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In honor of Music in Our Schools Month, Frost Middle School Symphonic Orchestra and the Loudoun Youth Guitars combine their talents in a musical program.

Featured Artist(s): Frost Middle School Symphonic Orchestra

[March 18, 2014]

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Presented by the Kennedy Center Office of VSA and Accessibility, this program of contemporary and classical repertoire features cellist Brian Sanders, a 2006 VSA International Young Soloists Award winner, vocalist/pianist Rivky Grossman, and pianist Virginia Lum.

Featured Artist(s): Virginia Lum

[March 17, 2014]

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This distinctive and powerful acoustic duo bring some soulful, original music to the stage.



Featured Artist(s): Jill Warren

[March 16, 2014]

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This concert celebrating the life of the late legendary folk singer Pete Seeger is hosted by Brandon Wetherbee and features performances by Jonny Grave, Ballad’ve, Michael Yugo, Patrick Hawkins, Magpie, and others.

Featured Artist(s): Jonny Grave

[March 15, 2014]

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Members of Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and other artists present a musical preview of the upcoming production.

Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera

[March 14, 2014]

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Participants in the National Symphony Orchestra training program—tubist Diego Stine (7th grade), violinist Tavifa Cojocari (11th grade), bassist James Peterson (12th grade), and violist Eric Costantino (10th grade) in a duet with violinist Abigail Tucker (11th grade)—play a recital of chamber music.



Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

[March 13, 2014]

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Under the auspices of The ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Composers) Foundation, an evening of original musical works hosted by Larry Groce and featuring performances by Tyler Lyle and Kavita Shah.

Featured Artist(s): Tyler Lyle

[March 12, 2014]

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Under the auspices of The ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Composers) Foundation, an evening of original musical works hosted by Larry Groce and featuring performances by Nii Akwei Adoteye and Nicky Egan.

Featured Artist(s): Larry Groce

[March 11, 2014]

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This musical performance is in line with the foundation’s mission to bridge the divide between Arab and Jewish communities in Israel by creating a common ground where young people come together around classical music.

Featured Artist(s): Polyphony Foundation

[March 10, 2014]

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Spirited female vocal ensemble The Mellow Tones, The Sophisticated Ladies choir, and the Ellington Pianists perform an evening of music.

Featured Artist(s): The Duke Ellington School of the Arts Music Department

[March 9, 2014]

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This renowned annual black history production features youth from the Southeast Tennis & Learning Center who transform from a wax replica to a live portrayal of our most notable entertainers, writers, athletes, poets, entrepreneurs, and political leaders. (This event will take place from 4:45-5:45 p.m. in the Grand Foyer near the Opera House, with a performance on the Millennium Stage at 6 p.m.)

Featured Artist(s): Blacks in Wax

[March 8, 2014]

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The Japan Society offers a performance by the critically acclaimed group, comprised of priests from the Shingon and Tendai sects whose mission is to showcase the beauty of shomyo, one of the oldest living forms of vocal music. This tour of Shomyo no Kai is made possible by a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.



Featured Artist(s): Shomyo no Kai

[March 7, 2014]

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Now in its 16th year, the program presents various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists as they complete their weeklong residency with a free concert.

Featured Artist(s): Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

[March 6, 2014]

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Now in its 16th year, the program presents various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists as they complete their weeklong residency with a free concert.

Featured Artist(s): Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

[March 5, 2014]

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Now in its 16th year, the program presents various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists as they complete their weeklong residency with a free concert.

Featured Artist(s): Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

[March 4, 2014]

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The Brooklyn-based group is a six-piece dynamic pop explosion that features a unique mix of violin, guitar, bass, drums, electric keyboards, and vocals.

Featured Artist(s): Landlady

[March 2, 2014]

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The Silver Spring, MD–based trio, which consists of twin brothers Max and Spencer Ernst and lead singer Chelsea Lee, blends deep roots grooves and harmony with meditative and heavily acoustic pop.

Featured Artist(s): Listen Local First

[March 1, 2014]

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Participants in the National Symphony Orchestra training program—violinists Julia Angelov (7th grade) and Jillian Khoo (9th grade), cellist Naenah Jeon (9th grade), and horn player Gabrielle Pho (7th grade)—play a recital of chamber music.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

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