So just a heads up on this. Mos Def is performing at the Kennedy Center on Sep 21st with his Big Band. The Mos Def Big Band collabo has gotten really good reviews lately so I’m really excited to see this. And like every hot show in DC this year, its expected to sell out, so get your tickets today.
From the Kennedy Center site:
The consummate artist–musician, emcee, vocalist, producer, and actor of stage and screen–Mos Def premiered his acoustic project in 2003, and the Mos Def Big Band in January 2007, drawing from original compositions and material by Miles Davis, Beyoncé, James Brown, and Gil Scott-Heron, among others. Always bending genres to create his own sound, Mos lithely flows among hip hop, jazz, and soul while fronting his orchestra of savvy musicians. His face is as familiar as his sound; his acting credits include Be Kind Rewind, 16 Blocks, Something the Lord Made, Lackawanna Blues, and Top Dog/Underdog. Part of Prelude 2008: Arts Across America.
My tickets have already been bought and delivered. (thx to Eurok for the heads up)