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DIAMONO (ROOTS)

Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 8:00pm

Diamono celebrates the people and cultures of the Casamance region of Senegal, West Africa.  

Tickets: $25

GW Lisner in the News

Buika delivers the most personal performance at Lisner Auditorium

As the concert came to a close, it became evident why Buika is able to reach a wide variety of listeners. It’s because of her background, her impressive vocal range, and her open and effervescent personality. But beyond that, it is because of her ability to make a performance feel intimate and personal, even while people are dancing in the aisles and kids are jumping on stage to hug her. That is why she is the Queen of Flamenco fusion.

Going Out Guide: 10 things to do in the D.C. area the week of March 7-13

One of the largest flamenco festivals outside of that nation kicks off with Farruquito, a dancer from Seville starting his first U.S. tour in more than a decade. An added treat: The Jaleo restaurants in the area will feature tapas from the Spanish region of Andalusia, known as the birthplace of flamenco, as well as flamenco brunches March 12 in Washington and March 20 in Bethesda.

Swimming in Dark Waters Brings Voices of Resistance to Lisner

The concept behind Swimming in Dark Waters is based on the premise that there is a direct connection between America's original sins—slavery, the genocide of native peoples, and racism in general—and the problems confronting us today. The show also recognizes that singer-songwriters, specifically protest singers, have become icons of resistance to oppression and bigotry, but also that the most revered of these artists are white. Richie Havens and Odetta are woefully under-appreciated relative to Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, or Joan Baez.

Adam Devine will play Lisner Auditorium

Of course, plenty of students still love to laugh — and can laugh off an edgy joke.

BYT INTERVIEWS: BILLY GIBBONS

This is a man who started out in Houston’s psychedelic scene with the Moving Sidewalks in 1968, opened for Jimi Hendrix when he was 17, then formed ZZ Top a year later. Since then, he’s played all over the world, worked with some of the greatest musicians, acquired a staggering collection of guitars and cars, and has now released his first solo effort, Perfectamundo. Mr. Gibbons is one of America’s greatest living guitarists, and it seems like he’s just getting warmed up.

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