Friday, June 22, 2012

PAST: MUSIC: All Day & Night Festival Alliance Francaise's "Fête de la Musique" at Malmaison in Georgetown this SAT, June 22nd! Music goes from 2:00pm - 3:00am, Event is Free before 11:00pm, $5 - $10 after

The Alliance Francaise's "Fête de la Musique" will be at Malmaison in Georgetown this year! 
Saturday, June 22nd
2:00pm - 3:00am
Free before 11:00pm 
$5 after with advance purchase online, $10 at the door, 'til 3:00am 
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Kids activities from 2:00pm - 4:00pm, with a percussion workshop and drum decorating crafts.

"Inspired by France’s Fête de la Musique, the Alliance Française and Malmaison will play host to a summer journey through many musical worlds. Taking place along the Potomac River, this grand fête will transform Malmaison and the surrounding area into a haven where musicians, music enthusiasts, artists, and food lovers alike will collide for an all-day musical experience. The festival is a unique opportunity for all Washingtonians to be a part of a worldwide phenomenon that began in France and is now in hundreds of countries around the world." 

Participating Artists include: 
  • Baba Ras D is a percussionist, guitarist, performing artist and educator with more than 10 years of experience in youth development, education and conflict resolution. He is the creative director of Revel Youth Shine, Inc., a program designed to keep young people (aged 7 to 21) engaged in positive community oriented activities through music. He'll be giving a Percussion workshop for kids at the event!
  • El Bouffon Mime, poet, painter, El Bouffon's passion for masks, the Commedia dell'arte and drama drove him to literature in search of his own "meaning of farce." He now dedicates his time to giving classes in schools and centers for child creativity.
Musical Acts: 
  • Musical Duo Natalie J. Plumb and Geoff Browning La Unica Irish-Latin band based in DC - reminiscent of The Chieftains, Gipsy Kings, Santana... 
  • Flo Anito Local singer-songwriter, Flo was classically trained in voice, piano, and 'cello. "Her lyrically-driven, jazz-infused pop sound has quickly proven itself to be a thought-provoking addition to the DC music scene."
  • Gramophonic roots-rock quartet from DC whose high-energy music draws heavily on American folk, blues, and gospel styles with songs that evoke the band’s experience living in the Middle East and Asia. 
  • The Nova Lights blends reggae, funk, jazz, and blues "into a cocktail of killer grooves."
  • Honest Haloway was created by DC-based songwriter Tim Kratzer, whose "muted tones gradually build and evolve into memorable intervals, creating visceral tracks that retain an ethereal, moody and, at times, a seductive atmosphere. It’s bedroom indie electronica..."

VJs and DJs :
  • VJ/DJ Arthur Loves Plastic Bev Stanton, born in the Bahamas and raised near Disney World, is Arthur Loves Plastic. One of 24 female electronic artists and DJs profiled in Pink Noises: Women in Electronic Music and Sound (Tara Rodgers; Duke University Press, 2010), she recently released a 30-minute download EP created with iPhone apps. 
  • VJ Masrae of SND+VSN | SND+VSN is a collaborative force of music, film, and art photography, coming together LIVE. Take a presentation that would normally be shown in an art gallery and put it into a bar setting. Be moved by the images you see or just listen to the music and party with friends." 
  • DJ BEATrix DC-based, and a resident DJ at  Meso Creso, Washington's world music and art collective that hosts' a 1,000 Nights party every two months at Zeba Bar, DJ BEATrix offers a mix of booty-shaking tunes with tropical bass, Afro-Brazilian, Balkan beats, Latin, tribal house, Bollywood/Bhangra, NOLA bounce, and other world beats. She is also a co-founder and resident of Ottomania and Tropic of Bass and spins at numerous east coast clubs and parties.
  • Mettabbana spins sets that consist of global organic bass tracks (including his own remixes), melded with raw analog and urban electronic music from Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, the Caribbean, the Balkans and beyond. He has been an active part in building DC’s world/global bass music scenes, playing regularly at Tropicalia, Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club, Zeba Bar and at various international festivals.

3401 Water St NW
Metro: Best reached by Circulator bus to Georgetown, get off at the stop closest to Wisconsin and K St and walk over a few blocks. The Circulator bus in an express bus that costs just $1 (or less with a smartip card transfer from metro) has two routes that get you close by which you can pick up near the Rosslyn, Dupont Circle, Farragut North, Farragut West and Foggy Bottom metro stations. 

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