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Orchester Praževica at Bossa Bistro

November 26 @ 10:00 pm
Doors 9PM $5 High energy dance music drawing on the tradition of Eastern European Czardas and Gypsy Swing, but widely influenced by jazz and blues. Under the direction of Slovak born and raised guitarist and singer Tomáš Drgoň this band delivers honest, authentic and entertaining mix of folklore, jazz and dance music suitable for everything from upscale clubs to dives, jazz festivals to mosh pits, arts receptions to underground galleries. Orchester Praževica has shared stage with the Hungarian Gypsy folk…

DANCEHALL THURSDAYS “The Re-Union” Thanksgiving Night at Tropicalia

November 27 @ 10:00 pm
10PM Featuring: Nemesis - Spyda the dj - Majestic Thanksgving Thursday Nov. 27th Tropicalia 2001 14th St. NW Washington DC 20009 Doors open 10PM // Complimentary Admission before 11PM //

Black Friday with Black Masala & The West Phildaelphia Orchestra at Tropicalia

November 28 @ 8:00 pm
Doors 8PM $10 Black Masala, is part of the new generation of go-anywhere brass bands. You can hear this sound all over the world now – from New Orleans (Hot 8) to Belgrade (Boban & Marko Markovic), Paris (Fanfarai) to Cotonou (Gangbe Brass Band), and right here on the east coast area as well (Red Baraat & No BS! Brass). A major party alert for this band – Black Masala puts on an amazing, high-energy live show that features brass,…

The Power of the Trinity feat Desi Hyson, Tuff Lion and Dr Dubenstein

December 4 @ 8:00 pm
Doors 8PM Showtime 9:30PM $10 Live reggae showcase featuring current and former members of Steel Pulse, Culture, The Original Wailers, Moja NYA, Midnite and Bambu Station.

Ethiojazz With Feeel Band at Bossa Bistro

December 4 @ 9:00 pm
Doors 9PM $5 First Thursday of every month in Adams Morgan, Bossa Bistro hosts a night of EthioJazz with DC’s own Feedel Band. You never know what legend might show up to play so don’t miss any of these! Feedel Band are taking Ethiopian music and Jazz, and blending it into a simmering stew of musical genre’s, textures and feeling. They are creating, and in some cases re-creating, the musical language of what has been called EthioJazz. The members of…

Christos DC: The Long Road Excursion w/ special guest Mateo Monk & Dj set by Dub Architect

December 5 @ 8:00 pm
Doors 8PM $10 Christos DC: The Long Road Excursion w/ special guest Mateo Monk & live dub mixing set by Dub Architect The artist Christos DC aka Christopher Vrenios, was born and raised in Washington, D.C. by parents who sang opera and taught voice professionally. He takes his name from his Greek heritage using a nickname given to him by his grandmother & also to represent his birthplace that set the tone of his musical journey. His sound is best…

Sonafrique feat Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang with DJ Dutty Bookman at Bossa

December 11 @ 9:00 pm
Doors 9PM $5 Bossa Bistro + Lounge presents a new monthly dance party-Sonafrique-featuring live music and DJ’s with an African twist. Join us for the launch party featuring the exciting and heavy sounds of Sierra Leone native Janka Nabay and his Bubu Gang. Plus DJ Dutty Bookman! Ahmed Janka Nabay is a Sierra Leonean musician who has been a major figure in Bubu Music, a traditionally Muslim music which is played by up to 20 musicians blowing into bamboo pipes…

La Unica at Tropicalia

December 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Doors 8PM $10 Based in Washington, DC, La Unica (in Spanish, “the one and only”) is paving the way for eccentricity the world over with the 2013 release of their debut, self-titled album. The band’s performed over 125 shows from New York City to Virginia and credits a diverse fanbase extending from Europe to South America. With celebratory and energetic shows, La Unica blends a unique brand of soulful roots music influenced by Irish folk, Latin rhythms, and contemporary American…

Multiflora Presents: The Stirring of a Thousand Bells - film & discussion at Bloombars with director Matt Dunning (Sublime Frequencies)

December 16 @ 7:00 pm
The Stirring of a Thousand Bells (Sublime Frequencies 2014, 51 min), by Matt Dunning - introduces us to Gamelan, one of the ancient and most enchanting musical traditions of the world, from Java, Indonesia. ( Gamelan is one of the ancient music traditions of the world. In Solo, it’s still a part of everyday life, and an important cultural custom. A complex wonder of human invention, it comes from a timeless world of aural tradition, contemplation, and relaxed living. These…

Balti Mare (Balkan gypsy dance inferno) at Tropicalia

December 19 @ 8:00 pm
Doors 8PM $10 Baltimore’s own Balkan gypsy dance inferno, Balti Mare, return to Washington, DC and are sure to bring the party. Balti Mare (pronounced mah-ray) is a 7 to 8-piece Eastern European/ Balkan Gypsy band and they claim to be from Balti Mare, Transylvania. They perform upbeat dance and party music. Formerly chicken and goat herders from the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains they now perform both original & traditional gypsy folk music in several languages including: English, Romanian,…
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