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Friday, Aug. 12, 2016

Protect-U

FRINGE MUSIC in the Library :: Protect-U

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Proxies for the word “synthesizer” usually imply some sort of limitation: box, rig, assembly, gear, array, machine, and so on. 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 and Aaron Leitko — treats every piece of hardware as an expression of possibility, and then enjoins those circuits into its rhythm-driven mission.

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.

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.