- The Smithsonian Institution's 2015 Folklife Festival features the music and culture of Peru, including a performance by Susana Baca on the National Mall on Thursday July 2 and chicha legends Los Wembler's De Iquitos at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage on Friday July 3 and on the National Mall on Saturday July 4
- It's the Richmond Summer Reggae Jam on Saturday July 18 at the Broadberry with the Itals, Mighty Joshua, New Kingston, Buddha Council and Ricochet Red
- Bomba Estereo (pictured above), Colombia's hottest band, are touring the world in support of their new album Amanecer; they visit the Howard Theatre in Washington on Saturday July 25
- Desert blues superstar Bombino from Niger plays DC's intimate The Hamilton on Friday July 31
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