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Zhou Family Band

10/15/2018 at 6:00 PM

Zhou Family Band plays traditional wind and percussion music that has accompanied birth and death celebrations of people in central-eastern China for more than 600 years. Coming from Lingbi, Anhui Province, part of the Central Plain area which formed the cradle of Chinese civilization, the Zhou family has been musicians for seven generations, and are bearers of a tradition that represents the foundation of Chinese folk music— Bolin Laba, a national, intangible cultural heritage of China as declared by UNESCO.


Presented in collaboration with the Richmond Folk Festival.


Upcoming Performances

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Tse/Sho?/What’s That?
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The Alexandria Folk Dance Troupe of Egypt

The Alexandria Folk Dance Troupe of Egypt
10/17/2018 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
The Alexandria Folk Dance Troupe of Egypt
Howard University Jazz Ensemble Featuring Tia Fuller

Howard University Jazz Ensemble Featuring Tia Fuller
10/18/2018 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
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Kombilesa Mi

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Abada-Capoeira DC & Batalá Washington

Abada-Capoeira DC & Batalá Washington
10/20/2018 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
Abada-Capoeira DC
Batala
Target Family NIght: Lana Berakovic & Maija Karklina

Target Family NIght: Lana Berakovic & Maija Karklina
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Featured Artist(s)
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Maija Karklina
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Martina Fišerová

Martina Fišerová
10/22/2018 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
Martina Fiserova
La Maquina de Cuba

La Maquina de Cuba
10/23/2018 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
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Kurbasy

Kurbasy
10/24/2018 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
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Fran Vielma

Fran Vielma
10/25/2018 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
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The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival: Off Book

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10/26/2018 at 6:00 PM

This show will not be broadcast

The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival: Melinda Hill

The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival: Melinda Hill
10/27/2018 at 6:00 PM

This show will not be broadcast

Featured Artist(s)
Melinda Hill
<em>And Then...</em>

And Then...
10/28/2018 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
And Then....
Kids Euro Festival
NSO Youth Fellowship Program

NSO Youth Fellowship Program
10/29/2018 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
NSO Youth Fellows
Choir ALIAS

Choir ALIAS
10/30/2018 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
Riga Rainis Evening School
Choir ALIAS
The Capitol Bones

The Capitol Bones
10/31/2018 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
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nuMori

nuMori
11/1/2018 at 6:00 PM

Words, Beats, & Life: Kev Brown & CNN199

Words, Beats, & Life: Kev Brown & CNN199
11/2/2018 at 6:00 PM

Words, Beats, & Life: D.C. Youth Poet Laureate

Words, Beats, & Life: D.C. Youth Poet Laureate
11/3/2018 at 6:00 PM

Words, Beats, & Life: Top Notch

Words, Beats, & Life: Top Notch
11/4/2018 at 6:00 PM

Marco Oliveira & Tania Oleiro

Marco Oliveira & Tania Oleiro
11/5/2018 at 6:00 PM

Guilhem Desq

Guilhem Desq
11/6/2018 at 6:00 PM

WNO Silent Night Preview

WNO Silent Night Preview
11/8/2018 at 6:00 PM

IDEA: Meghadoot The Cloud Messenger

IDEA: Meghadoot The Cloud Messenger
11/9/2018 at 6:00 PM

Shaun Neblett: <em>7 Homages for 7 Emcees—Homage 2: The Great Adventures of Slick Rick</em>

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11/10/2018 at 6:00 PM

Pavlina Horakova

Pavlina Horakova
11/11/2018 at 6:00 PM

The 369th Experience

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11/12/2018 at 6:00 PM

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11/13/2018 at 6:00 PM

Larson & Sonneblick

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11/14/2018 at 6:00 PM

Rona Siddiqui

Rona Siddiqui
11/15/2018 at 6:00 PM

Laiona Michelle & Mark Fifer

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11/16/2018 at 6:00 PM

A BroaderWay: Celebrating the Voices of Young Women

A BroaderWay: Celebrating the Voices of Young Women
11/17/2018 at 6:00 PM

The DC Legendary Musicians

The DC Legendary Musicians
11/18/2018 at 6:00 PM

Chao Tian

Chao Tian
11/19/2018 at 6:00 PM

Cody McSherry

Cody McSherry
11/20/2018 at 6:00 PM

Luna Honey

Luna Honey
11/21/2018 at 6:00 PM

Gottaswing

Gottaswing
11/22/2018 at 6:00 PM

This event takes place from 6-9 p.m.!

The Migrant Liberation Movement Suite

The Migrant Liberation Movement Suite
11/23/2018 at 6:00 PM

Elliott Murphy

Elliott Murphy
11/24/2018 at 6:00 PM

NEWORKS: Philadelphia Community Mass

NEWORKS: Philadelphia Community Mass
11/25/2018 at 6:00 PM

VeVe & tha Rebels

VeVe & tha Rebels
11/26/2018 at 6:00 PM

Frog Hammer

Frog Hammer
11/27/2018 at 6:00 PM

St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra

St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra
11/28/2018 at 6:00 PM

Sunny War

Sunny War
11/29/2018 at 6:00 PM

Honors Week Tribute: Hamilton SingAlong

Honors Week Tribute: Hamilton SingAlong
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More performances to be announced soon.

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