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Friday, Sept. 9, 2016

Kino Music

FRINGE MUSIC in the Library :: Kino Musica

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Kino Musica melds music from across Africa and its diaspora into soulful sounds that educate and entertain. Kino Musica is an evolving voyage of musical and cultural discovery undertaken by four friends and veterans of the Washington, DC music scene. With members of East African descent, Kino employs melodies from the Horn of Africa as a creative stepping stone to tell honest and personal stories. They instinctively combine these sounds with Cuban and Cape Verdean rhythms into a style beholden to no flag.

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016

Abbinet Berhanu

Fringe Music in the Library: Abbinet Berhanu

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

2 p.m.
Washington, DC based drummer and composer Abinnet Berhanu is an up-and-coming artist that is developing a reputation for being an open, versatile, intense, emotional musician. As a bandleader and composer in his group Hebret Musica, Abinnet has focused on creating music inspired by the sounds and experiences of his upbringing in an Ethiopian household.

Friday, Oct. 14, 2016

Vibe Collective

FRINGE MUSIC in the Library :: The Vibe Collective

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
The Vibe Collective is dedicated to laying down the tight grooves and inventive improvisations that typified the Afro-Cuban music scenes of New York and San Francisco in the 1960s and beyond. The diverse group of musicians brings their backgrounds in music ranging from mambo, rumba, samba, calypso, timba, jazz and afro- beat to the works of Cal Tjader, Dave Pike, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria and many more. With strong foundations in dance and dance accompaniment, the Vibe Collective aspires to move the bodies and spirits of the audience.

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016

Jamal R. Moore

Fringe Music in the Library: Jamal R. Moore

Southwest Library

2 p.m.
Jamal R. Moore is a multi-instrumentalist, composer/performer and educator, and is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. His educational background includes California Institute of The Arts (M.F.A. in African American Improvisation, 2012), Berklee College of Music (B.M 2005), Eubie Blake Jazz Orchestra (2000) under the direction of Christopher Calloway Brooks, and historically acclaimed Frederick Douglass Sr. High where he is an alum alongside Thurgood Marshall, Cab Calloway, and Ethel Ennis.

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016

Akua Allrich

Fringe Music in the Library: Akua Allrich

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

2 p.m.
Jazz vocalist and DC-native Akua Allrich has proven herself to be a musician of extraordinary talent and crowd-moving passion. With finesse and charisma, this vocalist, composer and teacher, has successfully etched out a place for her unique musical expression, electrifying audiences in and around the nation’s capital with sold-out performances.

Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016

Nag Champa

Fringe Music in the Library: Nag Champa

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Nag Champa is an otherworldly experience in sound - futuristic, noisy, funky, a mashup of house music, jazz, hip-hop, avant-garde, and go-go. The emphasis is on feeling and movement. You have to think, while you dance. Curator :: Luke Stewart Fringe curates free live music events twice a month in the DC Public Libraries sponsored by the DC Public Library Foundation.