Join Elena & Los Fulanos for the release of their first album, Miel Venenosa. Elena & Los Fulanos will play full length, 13 song album in its entirety, so don't miss out! CD's and other merch will be available for purchase.
Unase a Elena & Los Fulanos para la presentacion de su primer disco, Miel Venenosa.
$12 pre-purchase, $15 at door
Backbeat Underground honors the talent and resiliency of jazz artists who adapted to a changing audience by adding elements of funk and soul to their sound, giving birth to an entirely new genre of music that’s vital and relevant today. From Grant Green to The New Mastersounds and Freddie Hubbard to Soulive, Backbeat Underground lays down a smoldering blend of soulful funk and jazz.
Melodic, abstract and funky.
9:30 PM live Concert
Ethiopian Roots Reggae from Tel Aviv Live & Direct from Reggae Sumfest in Jamaica
Special Guest: Ethiopian Jazz Funk Soul of Feedel Band
Zvuloon Dub System, Israel’s leading World-Reggae band, emerges from a multicultural middle-eastern music scene, singing in English and Amharic.
Zvuloon Dub System demonstrates conclusively why they are Israel’s top reggae band, proving great roots music today finds some of its finest expressions outside its Jamaican homeland. Touching on many of the major themes of conscious reggae with authentic rhythms and tasty lead vocals, Zvuloon deserves a wide international audience.
Adopting their name from one of the twelve tribes of Israel, the band was formed in 2006 by the Smilan brothers.
They shared the same passion for roots reggae and dub, with influences from a variety of music styles, like Ethiopian jazz and rare grooves from the 70’s, USA’s soul, funk and jazz, alongside with Israeli mizrahi (oriental) music. Similarly to the major producers of reggae, like Lee Perry and King Tubby, the band is also keen on creating not just their own music but their own sound. All their tracks are produced, recorded and mixed in the band’s studio, representing a unique blend of a rich cultural heritage, which can be heard in the debut album, “Freedom Time”.
$12 at door
Sure to be the electronic music event of the summer bringing DC's own Future Times artists, Protect-U, to share the stage with Indian pioneer of electronic music, Charanjit Singh, who will be playing his legendary 1982 album, "Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat," live in the US for the first time on the original Roland TB-303, TR-808 and Jupiter-8 synthesizers.
Charanjit Singh: The rediscovery of Singh's 1982 album "Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat" caused a stir in the world of dance & electronic music two years ago. An album sounding like acid house recorded in Bombay in 1982, 3 years before the first Chicago and Detroit releases. It seemed too good to be true, with some convinced it was a hoax by Aphex Twin or Ceephax. It was not a hoax. In 1982, Bollywood musician Charanjit Singh recorded ancient Indian ragas using Roland drum machines, sequencers, and synthesizers - all set to a "disco" beat. It sounds as if he had a time machine at his disposal, creating what Mojo magazine reffered to as "a startling piece of proto house".
Following a successful November 2012 European debut, two more European runs in 2013, and most recently his Indian debut in December 2013, in July 2014, Charanjit - still a regular performer to Indian audiences - will come to the US to perform his electronic ragas to an American audience for the first time. He will perform the compositions from the landmark "10 Ragas To A Disco Beat" LP, using a Roland TB-303 bass synth, TR-808 drum machine, and a Jupiter-8 keyboard synth.
Protect-U: Proxies for the word “synthesizer” usually imply some sort of limitation: box, rig, assembly, gear, array, machine, and so on. It’s all the unfortunate legacy of the rockist lexicography. In Protect-U’s hands, though, synths are liberated to contribute whatever they can toward body-moving and brain-waving. The Washington, D.C., duo — Mike Petillo (who co-runs the Future Times label along with Andrew Max D of Beautiful Swimmers) and Aaron Leitko — treats every piece of hardware as an expression of possibility, and then enjoins those circuits into its beat-driven mission.
Free USA, Protect-U’s first LP, is merely one high-glow reference point in a planetarium that includes various head-approved EPs, mixes and remixes, as well as a solid history of live shows where established hooks, improvised grooves and new math unite to both honor and disrupt the precepts of house and techno.
Rhythms braid and unbraid, keyboard motifs shift and reverberate, and legends of the switched-on universe are summoned and re-imagined.
Caz and The Day Laborers are a rocksteady reggae band based in Washington, DC.
Kickoman - Official are world reggae Latin group based in Washignton, DC.