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Performance Time: 6 p.m. Eastern


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This performance: 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.
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    Tuesday, September 16, 2014
    Khumariyaan

    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.

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014
    Ribab Fusion

    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.

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014
    Amadou Kouyate

    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.

    Thursday, September 18, 2014
    Nistha Raj

    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.

    Friday, September 19, 2014
    Paperhaus

    The popular D.C. psychedelic pop rock band featuring Alex Tebeleff, Eduardo Rivera, and Danny Bentley performs.

    Friday, September 19, 2014
    Listen Local First

    The popular D.C. psychedelic pop rock band featuring Alex Tebeleff, Eduardo Rivera, and Danny Bentley performs.

    Saturday, September 20, 2014
    Petar Maric

    The Serbian accordionist showcases his unique range and musicality. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Serbia.

    Sunday, September 21, 2014
    D.C. Legendary Musicians Band

    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.

    Monday, September 22, 2014
    Aparna Nancherla
    IN THE THEATER LAB
    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. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person.

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014
    Tri Minh

    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.

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014
    Ceibadanza

    The Ecuadorian dance company offers a contemporary dance performance.

    Thursday, September 25, 2014
    Arturo Garcia

    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.

    Friday, September 26, 2014
    Arturo Garcia

    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.

    Saturday, September 27, 2014
    Asheru

    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.



    Sunday, September 28, 2014
    Youth Speaks
    IN THE CONCERT HALL
    The Kennedy Center and Youth Speaks present a hip-hop and spoken word program featuring the winners of a nationwide competition designed to use the power of spoken word, hip-hop, and the reach of public media to foster a discussion among young people about their education and future aspirations. 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.

    Monday, September 29, 2014
    SambaDá

    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.

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014
    Tony Small

    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.

    Monday, October 13, 2014
    Nikki Glaser
    IN THE TERRACE THEATER
    Comedian Nikki Glaser first gained notoriety during season four of Last Comic Standing when she advanced to the semifinals while she was still attending college. Since then, she has performed stand up on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Last Comic Standing 7 and has appeared in the film Punching The Clown, the comedy documentary I Am Comic, and Amy Schumer’s pilot for Comedy Central. Glaser also cohosts the popular comedy podcast, You Had To Be There. This program contains mature themes and strong language.