EVENT FEATURE FRIDAY
Afropolitan kizomba party
Join us on Friday May 6th for another amazing evening of connections and culture over cocktails. This month features a short yet exciting Kizomba dancing session with one of DC’s best professional Kizomba instructor, between 7-7:30pm. We will also spice up the experience with some delicious Afro-Caribbean hors d’oeuvres.
Black women’s truth and reconciliation commision
Black Women’s Blueprint cordially invites you to the 2016 Tribunal of the U.S. Black Women’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a four day event from April 28-May 1, 2016, to be held as a part of the International Decade of People of African Descent at the United Nations.
The Pedrito Martinez Group
A consummate master of Afro-Cuban folkloric music, Pedrito Martinez doesn’t just play the obligatory handful of standard batá rhythms—he plays the monumentally complex Oru seco exquisitely on each drum, or on all three at once. He’s also the world’s first-call rumbero—playing, singing, and dancing with dozens of groups and on over 100 recordings, and in films including Calle 54 (2000) and Chico and Rita (2010). DownBeat calls Martinez one of the “80 Coolest Things in Jazz Today,” equally at home in jazz, pop and folk styles. Tremendously infectious energy, humor, charisma, and great dance moves make him as formidable a front man as he is a percussionist.