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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. 5, 2016

Tamika Love Jones

Fringe Music in the Library: Tamika Love Jones

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Washington, DC native, Tamika Love Jones, is a singer, songwriter, and community activist who passionately shares her Melodic Thesis on life, love, and triumph, with heartfelt lyrics and enchanting melodies that connect the genres of Jazz, Soul, Hip-Hop and Funk. Growing up in poverty, Tamika turned to music as an escape from the harsh realities of drugs and violence which overcame those in her surroundings. At the age of 11, a timid Tamika was discovered by her teacher and classmates who let her know that she could no longer keep her voice hidden.

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.