September 28, 2015

October 2015 Concert Calendar

October's Global A Go-Go picks:
  1. The big one in October is always the Richmond Folk Festival, free to all Friday October 9 through Sunday October 11 on Richmond's historic downtown waterfront; world music artists to watch this year include Georgian chorus Zedashe (pictured above), Afro-Colombian ensemble Grupo Rebolu and DC-based Ethio-jazz combo Feedel Band
  2. There's a big Folk Festival after-party at Capital Ale House on Sunday October 11 featuring Bio Ritmo, the aforementioned Zedashe, Capoeira Resistencia and possibly some special guests
  3. The amazing Czech singer-violinist Iva Bittova plays DC's Atlas Performing Arts Center on Thursday October 22
  4. A cool world music double-bill at the Camel on Monday October 26, with Richmond's one-of-a-kind Indo-Appalachian string band Rumput and Fado Nosso, RVA's homegrown fado combo
Have an event you'd like me to include, or a suggestion for the concert calendar?  Just drop me a line at globalagogoradio [at] gmail [dot] com, or leave me a message right here.

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Thursday Oct 1
Hotel X at Stir Crazy Cafe (Richmond)

Rattlemouth at Balliceaux (Richmond)

Feedel Band at Bossa Bistro (DC)

Steel Pulse, Zedicus and Nappy Riddem at the Fillmore (Silver Spring)

Friday Oct 2
Rattlemouth at Crossroads Coffee & Ice Cream (Richmond)

Lobo Marino and the Vulgar Bulgars at Gallery 5 (Richmond)

Spanglish Fly at Tropicalia (DC)

Alfredo Mojica Group at Bossa Bistro (DC) [also Oct 9, 16, 23 and 30]

Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band at IOTA (Arlington)

Saturday Oct 3
Rahim Al Haj and Waness Zanour's Ensemble at Tropicalia (DC)

Tumbao Y Raul Morel at Bossa Bistro (DC) [also Oct 10, 17, 24 and 31]

Sunday Oct 4
Richard Miller at VCU Singleton Center (Richmond)

Reggae Stadium Splash featuring Steel Pulse, Mighty Joshua, Jesse Chong, Nature's Child, Octopus and Sean Peterson Experiment at War Memorial Stadium (Hampton)

Zedashe at Millennium Stage (DC)

The Afrolacian Connection: Cheick Hamala Diabate & Danny Knicely at Bossa Bistro (DC)

Furia Flamenca at Atlas Performing Arts Center (DC)

Tuesday Oct 6
Passafire, Lionize and Backbeat Sound System at the Southern (Charlottesville)

Cheick Hamala's Griot Street at Bossa Bistro (DC) [also Oct 13, 20 and 27]

Wednesday Oct 7
Passafire, Lionize and Backbeat Sound System at the Broadberry (Richmond)

Dan Hanrahan at Balliceaux (Richmond)

Thursday Oct 8
Afro-Zen Allstars at Balliceaux (Richmond)

Rattlemouth at Stir Crazy Cafe (Richmond)

Mike Davison & The Latin Jazz Messengers at VMFA Best Cafe (Richmond)

Friday Oct 9, Saturday Oct 10 and Sunday Oct 11
Richmond Folk Festival at downtown Richmond's historic riverfront
     Zedashe - 3:45 Saturday, 2:45 & 4:00 Sunday
     Group Rebolu - 9:00 Friday, 1:15 & 8:30 Saturday, 1:00 Sunday
     Feedel Band - 5:15 & 7:00 Saturday, 3:15 Sunday
     Amargue Bachata Quintet - 1:00 & 4:30 Saturday, 5:15 Sunday
     Riyaaz Qawwali - 8:45 Friday, 2:30 & 4:45 Saturday, 12:00 Sunday
     Ensemble Shanbehzadeh - 12:00 & 8:45 Saturday, 4:15 Sunday
     The Alt - 6:30 Friday, 3:30 & 5:45 Saturday, 5:15 Sunday
     Ahava Raba - 1:00 & 3:00 Sunday
     Brooklyn Klezmer Orchestra - 12:00 & 3:00 Saturday
     Washington Balalaika Society Orchestra - 1:00 Saturday
     Richmanian Ramblers - 1:30 Sunday
     Thomas Wakefield & Gypsy Roots - 2:45 Sunday
Complete schedule here:

Friday Oct 9
No BS! Brass at the Broadberry (Richmond)

Nito Mestre at Tropicalia (DC)

Saturday Oct 10
DJ Graybeard's Afropop Dance Thang at Balliceaux (Richmond)

Sunday Oct 11
Bio Ritmo, Zedashe and Capoeira Resistencia at Capital Ale House (Richmond)

Panteon Rococo at the Howard Theatre (DC)

Anjahla & Ilavibez at Bossa Bistro (DC)

Tuesday Oct 13
Richmanian Ramblers at Balliceaux (Richmond)

Wednesday Oct 14
Orchester Prazevica at Bossa Bistro (DC)

Thursday Oct 15
Rattlemouth at Stir Crazy Cafe (Richmond)

People's Champs at the Garage (Charlottesville)

Kamel Zennia at Bossa Bistro (DC)

Friday Oct 16
Hotel X at Crossroads Coffee & Ice Cream (Richmond)

Happy Lucky Combo at Rare Olde Times (Richmond)

No BS! Brass at the Southern (Charlottesville)

People's Champs at Tropicalia (DC)

Saturday Oct 17
DJ Carlito's Non-Stop K-Pop at Balliceaux (Richmond)

An artist-curator conversation with Siemon Allen, WRIR's David Noyes and Tosha Grantham at Second Street Gallery (Charlottesville)

Sunday Oct 18
Happy Lucky Combo at Balliceaux (Richmond)

Tuesday Oct 20
Daby Toure at Jammin' Java (Vienna)

Thursday Oct 22
Fado Nosso at Crossroads Coffee & Ice Cream (Richmond)

Iva Bittova at Atlas Performing Arts Center (DC)

Banda Magda at Bossa Bistro (DC)

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad at the Hamilton (DC)

Saturday Oct 24
Murphy's Kids at the Camel (Richmond)

Mariza at Lisner Auditorium (DC)

Iration, The Green, The Movement and Hours Eastly at the Fillmore (Silver Spring)

Monday Oct 26
Rumput and Fado Nosso at the Camel (Richmond)

Loreena McKennitt at the Birchmere (Alexandria)

Tuesday Oct 27
UB40 at the 9:30 Club (DC)

Loreena McKennitt at the Birchmere (Alexandria)

Wednesday Oct 28
La Internacional Sonora Balkanera at Bossa Bistro (DC)

Thursday Oct 29
Afro-Zen Allstars at Garden Grove Brewery (Richmond)!shows/c1wnv

Natalie McMaster & Donnell Leahy at the Birchmere (Alexandria)

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