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Multiflora Music Festival 2017

October 1, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - October 15, 2023 @ 11:00 pm

Multiflora Music Festival 2017 - Search for Sanctuary

When: whole month of October

Friday September 15: OPENING NIGHT
Underground System with Dr. Badlove and The Remedies at Tropicalia 8PM $10

Sunday October 1:
Mdou Moctar from Niger at Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center 6PM FREE AND ALL AGES
Flamenco Passion featuring Alma y Cuerpo at Bossa Bistro 7PM $10 ALL AGES BEFORE 9:30PM

Monday October 2: The Drunken Foreigner Band, Time Is Fire at Rhizome 8PM $5-$10 SUGGESTED DONATION ALL AGES

Tuesday October 3: DC Music Download and Multiflora present at panel discussion on multiculturalism in the arts presenting in Washington, DC at the Mexican Cultural Institute 6:45PM 7PM FREE AND ALL AGES

Thursday October 5: Ethiopian jazz and funk with Feedel Band at Bossa Bistro 9:30PM $10

Friday October 6:
Los Gaiteros de Sanguashington at Market SW 6-9PM FREE AND ALL AGES OUTDOORS
Sublime Frequencies presents Oulaya’s Wedding at Suns Cinema 6PM $10
Group Doueh from Western Sahara at Tropicalia 9PM $15-$20

Saturday October 7: Little Red & The Renegades at New Deal Cafe (Zydeco, Cajun, and New Orleans Piano Music in the mold of the great Professor Longhair. Great food, easy to park, good crowd.) 8:30PM donations only

Sunday October 8: Joe Keyes and the Late Bloomer Band and WPFW’s Jazz and Justice at Bossa Bistro 9PM $5

Wednesday October 11:
Betsayda Machado y Parranda el Clavo from Venezuela at Bossa Bistro 7PM $15-$20 ALL AGES
Gypsy Soul Party featuring Orquesta Prazevica at Bossa Bistro 10PM NO COVER

Thursday October 12:
Grupo Tembembe from Mexico at the Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center 6PM FREE AND ALL AGES
Corazón de Granada: Flamenco Joven y Jondo at Bossa Bistro 7PM $15 ALL AGES
Mdou Moctar from Niger and The Messthetics at Comet Ping Pong 9PM $13 adv / $15 dos
La Colombopercutiva at Bossa Bistro 9:30PM $5 (21+)

Friday October 13:
Mdou Moctar from Niger at Georgetown University, 1PM FREE AND ALL AGES
Los Wembler’s and Leon City Sounds from Peru at Tropicalia 8:30PM $15 adv / $20 dos 18+

Saturday October 14:
Cigarette, Dougie Poole, Bong Wish at Safari Lounge 8PM $10 ALL AGES
Crepesculo Global Electronic After Hours at WAPA Cafe

Sunday October 15:
Orfeia Balkan women’s choir at Hill Center 4PM $12 ALL AGES
Cuarteto Bomba Latin jazz at Bossa Bistro 7PM $10 ALL AGES

Wednesday October 18: Cilantro Boombox at Bossa Bistro $10 (21+)

Thursday October 19:
DC Highlife All Stars at Bossa Bistro 7-9PM $10 ALL AGES
Sahel at Bossa Bistro 10PM $10 (21+)

Friday October 20:
Cheick Hamala Diabate and Feedel Band at Market SW 6-9PM FREE AND ALL AGES
Combo Chimbita and Los Gaiteros de Sanguashington at Atlas Performing Arts Center 8PM $28-$30
Elena & Los Fulanos with Kino Music at Tropicalia 8PM $15 advance $18 at the door

Saturday October 21
Weird World showcase featuring Time Is Fire, Yeni Nostalji, Quattracenta, and Lisa Mezzacappa at Safari Lounge 8PM
Analog Soul Club at Safari Lounge 10:30PM

Sunday October 22:
Levon Mikaelian’s Armenian Jazz at Bossa Bistro 7PM $10 ALL AGES
Fourth Stream at Bossa Bistro 8:30PM FREE 21+

Tuesday October 24: Mourning [A] BLKstar at Bossa Bistro 7:30PM $5-$10 suggested donation ALL AGES

Wednesday October 25: District of Raga at Bossa Bistro 8:30PM

Thursday October 26:
Heather Maxwell at Bossa Bistro 7PM $10 ALL AGES
Cissa Paz and Friends at Bossa Bistro 10PM $10

Friday October 27:
Evin Phoenix at Bossa Bistro 7PM $5-$10 suggested donation ALL AGES
Innov Gnawa at Tropicala 9PM $10 (18+)

Saturday October 28: Amplify Peace Tour: Saving Syrian Lives at Tropicalia 7PM $20 (18+)

Sunday October 29:
Just Vibe Ensemble at Bossa Bistro 7PM $10
DC Hafla at Local 16 8PM
Los Gaiteros de Sanguashington at Bossa Bistro 9:30PM $5

Monday October 30: Joe Lally and Tashi Dorji at Rhizome 8PM $5-$10 suggested donation

Tuesday October 31:
The Sandcatchers at Bossa Bistro 7:30PM $10
Cheick Hamala Diabate’s Griot Street 9:30PM NO COVER

“It’s is easier to understand a nation by listening to its music than by learning its language.” Anon

Our story: Multiflora Productions is a multi-faceted agency in Washington, DC that specializes in expanding the reach of genre-bending multicultural music. Multiflora presentations have featured artists from every corner of the globe - from Mexico to Mali, from Brazil to Bulgaria. Great care is taken in showcasing a breadth of local and touring artists ranging from emerging young musicians to internationally celebrated stars. Mutliflora Productions is uniquely positioned in Washington, DC to bring this wealth of global sounds to an audience that encompasses all cultural groups.

This year Multiflora is launching its first annual multicultural festival during the month of October. It will be spread across multiple venues throughout the district. The festival is a celebration of the history, culture and artistic expressions of Washington, DC and related artistic and cultural expressions found throughout the globe. American life is inextricably linked to and profoundly impacted by the diverse cultures found throughout the world. Our mission is to present international artists from abroad as well as showcase the diverse multicultural communities in the region.
Multiflora Fest is supported by a diverse group of venues including Tropicalia, Local 16, Bossa Bistro, The Hill Center, MarketSW, Atlas Performing Arts Center, Rhizome, The Safari Lounge, The Millennium Stage, and Comet Ping Pong.


October 1, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
October 15, 2023 @ 11:00 pm


Multiflora Productions
2463 18th St. NW
Washington, District of Columbia, DC 20009 United States