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[Photo from the  September 30, 2014 performance.]

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Scenes from a new opera by Tony Small introduce western audiences to the music and culture of Oman through a seamless exchange of African and Arabic music genres.
Featured Artist(s): Tony Small

[Photo from the  September 29, 2014 performance.]

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The Santa Cruz-based band plays music based in the rich musical traditions of Brazil, with references to salsa and cumbia, blending them playfully with funk and reggae beats.
Featured Artist(s): SambaDá

[Photo from the  September 28, 2014 performance.]

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Youth Speaks, in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Millennium Stage, present an evening to celebrate the winners of the national spoken word competition designed to foster discussion among young people and adults about the challenges and opportunities students face as they strive to stay on the path to graduation. Hosted by D.C. hip-hop artist Gabriel “Asheru” Benn, the program will feature performances from each of the five winners, plus an appearance by DJ Questlove and Black Thought, NPR’s Glynn Washington, and Hill Harper.  The RAISE Up project is part of American Graduate - Let's Make It Happen! - a public media initiative to address the drop out crisis, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the Hall of Nations starting at approximately 4:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person. IN THE CONCERT HALL
Featured Artist(s): ?uestlove , Asheru , Black Thought , Youth Speaks

[Photo from the  September 27, 2014 performance.]

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Founded by award-winning hip-hop artist and U.S. State Department Global Ambassador Gabriel “Asheru” Benn, Guerilla Arts Ink is a local arts organization dedicated to serving area youth with authentic arts and cultural programming and apprenticeship opportunities, led by a group of top-notch teaching artists across all genres and media. This performance is a showcase featuring the talents of a very special group of teaching artists who have dedicated their time and talents to make the world a better place.


Featured Artist(s): Asheru

[Photo from the  September 26, 2014 performance.]

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The dancer and choreographer presents his new dance work Here & Now, bringing his Arlington-based dance company Danzante to the stage. Part of the Local Dance Commissioning Project.
Featured Artist(s): Arturo Garcia

[Photo from the  September 25, 2014 performance.]

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The dancer and choreographer presents his new dance work Here & Now, bringing his Arlington-based dance company Danzante to the stage. Part of the Local Dance Commissioning Project.
Featured Artist(s): Arturo Garcia

[Photo from the  September 24, 2014 performance.]

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The Ecuadorian dance company offers a contemporary dance performance.
Featured Artist(s): Ceibadanza

[Photo from the  September 23, 2014 performance.]

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The Hanoi Conservatory–trained composer, jazz pianist, and contemporary sound artist and his quartet use improvisation to create dialogue between instruments in Sounds from Hanoi. Part of Center Stage, a program created by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with New England Foundation for the Arts.
Featured Artist(s): Tri Minh

[Photo from the  September 22, 2014 performance.]

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Comedian and D.C. native Aparna Nancherla takes the stage with an opening set by Chelsea Shorte. Nancherla was most recently a writer and correspondent of FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. An alumna of the NBC Stand Up for Diversity program, she was one of the breakout New Faces at the 2013 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. She has been a contributing writer for NPR, Reader’s Digest, The Huffington Post, and The Washington Post Magazine, and can regularly be seen performing at the Upright Citizen’s Brigades in Los Angeles and New York City. This program contains mature themes and strong language. IN THE THEATER LAB
Featured Artist(s): Aparna Nancherla

[Photo from the  September 21, 2014 performance.]

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Representing more than 50 years of music, this band features the talents of D.C. musicians who have performed nationally and internationally with their own bands and other renowned performers such as Wilson Pickett, James Brown, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Al Green, The Manhattans, and others.
Featured Artist(s): D.C. Legendary Musicians Band

[Photo from the  September 20, 2014 performance.]

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The Serbian accordionist showcases his unique range and musicality. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Serbia.
Featured Artist(s): Petar Maric

[Photo from the  September 19, 2014 performance.]

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The popular D.C. psychedelic pop rock band featuring Alex Tebeleff, Eduardo Rivera, and Danny Bentley performs.
Featured Artist(s): Listen Local First , Paperhaus

[Photo from the  September 18, 2014 performance.]

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The violinist and Strathmore Artist-in-Residence blends classical Hindustani music with elements of jazz, rock, and beat box to put an entirely new spin on Indian classical music.

Featured Artist(s): Nistha Raj

[Photo from the  September 17, 2014 performance.]

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The 2013–2014 Strathmore Artist-in-Residence, D.C. native, and dynamic djembe and koutiro drummer plays a mix of Manding music, traditional 13th-century songs, and contemporary original compositions incorporating blues and jazz.
Featured Artist(s): Amadou Kouyate

[Photo from the  September 16, 2014 performance.]

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Peshawar’s hyper-folk jam quartet and Morocco’s Amazigh (Berber) funk sensation make their U.S. debuts and kick off their month-long American tours. Part of Center Stage, a program created by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with New England Foundation for the Arts.
Featured Artist(s): Khumariyaan , Ribab Fusion

[Photo from the  September 15, 2014 performance.]

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The chorus presents scenes from operas including Hansel and Gretel, Abduction from the Seraglio, Don Giovanni, and The Magic Flute accompanied by members of the Concert Band with instrumental arrangements by SSG Kevin Walko. IN THE FAMILY THEATER
Featured Artist(s): The U.S. Army Field Band Chamber Ensembles

[Photo from the  September 14, 2014 performance.]

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Combining elements of poetry, spoken word, emceeing and beats, "I Remember U" pays homage to the famed U Street Corridor when it was home to DC's progressive music and arts scene of the late 1990's. Produced and hosted by Risikat "Kat" Okedeyi,  the show features performances by Ra Brown, Asheru, Poem-Cees, Dehejia Maat, Wes Felton, Navasha Daya and DJ Stylus in a live and continuous mixtape style approach.


Featured Artist(s): Chocolate City Rocks

[Photo from the  September 13, 2014 performance.]

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The mission of HTCMLI is to use intense kung fu, lion and dragon dance and traditional Chinese percussion and African djembe drum instrument training to instill in our participants the character traits of self-reliance, personal responsibility, to strive for excellence, and to become successful adults and leaders in their chosen fields and prepare them to lead a meaningful life. Through the power of our values and commitment to excellence in traditional cultural arts, the HTCMLI has become a center of excellence for youth development.
 

Featured Artist(s): Chocolate City Rocks , Hung Tao Choy Mei Leadership Institute

[Photo from the  September 12, 2014 performance.]

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The S&R Foundation presents a duo performance by the cellist and pianist, both 2011 S&R Washington Award winners.
Featured Artist(s): Char Prescott , Ryo Yanagitani

[Photo from the  September 11, 2014 performance.]

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Cesar Castro, Xochi Flores, Artemio Posadas, Dolores Garcia, Luis Sarmiento, and Ana Urzua blend the complex music, song, dance, and poetry of the Mexican son Jarocho tradition. Part of Homegrown: The Music of America. IN THE FAMILY THEATER
Featured Artist(s): Masters of Son Jarocho

 
 
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