Music

Can A Sista Rock a Mic? YEAH!

by Winston "Stone" Ford

It’s that time of year again…the return of Can a Sista Roc a Mic! Again, it’s a full schedule of events capped off with a FREE show in downtown Silver Spring with our homegirl Emily King as well as Canadian singer Ayah’s DC debut! Full schedule below:

WEDNESDAY OCT 8, 7:00pm
Bohemian Caverns
2001 11th St. NW
21+

tix: $15 http://ndambibc.eventbrite.com/

CASRAM 08 opens with an acoustic show from one of the pioneers of the new soul movement, N’Dambi! 2 shows: 8pm and 10pm – 8pm opening is D.C.’s own Tamara Wellons who is slated to release her newest album this month. 10 pm opening is HU graduate from New York, April Hill!

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THURSDAY OCT 9, 7:00pm [SCHEME PICK]
Bohemian Caverns
2001 11th St. NW
21+

tix: $10

A collage of hip-hop inspired performances from newcomers Bless Roxwell & Ra the MC, electric funk band OP Swamp 81, funky hip-hop’s Eagle Nebula, and electro-soulful Ms. TK Wonder (with Taylor McFerrin). This is a memorable show of unique performances that will leave you in a zone!

Hosted by XO and DJ 2 Tone Jones

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FRIDAY OCT 10, 7:30pm
DC Arts Center
2438 18th St. NW (Adams Morgan)
Ages 17+(some nudity)

tix: $10 http://thesaartjieprojectreloaded.eventbrite.com

The Saartjie Project: The life and legacy of Saartjie Baartman who is also known as the Hottentot Venus. Using drama, song, dance and spoken word we explore the continued fascination of the black female form.

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FRIDAY OCT 10, 7:30pm
The Republic (aka Republic Gardens)
1355 U St. NW
21+

tix: $15 http://casram08friday.eventbrite.com

CASRAM’s flyest take the stage for a live evening of rhythmic basslines and beautiful people as Canada’s Ayah makes her D.C. debut, along with Portland, Oregon’s Liv Warfield, pioneer Jean Baylor of Zhane‘ fame, rising star Alison Carney, and hometown heroine Yahzarah.

Hosted by W. Ellington Felton

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SATURDAY OCT 11, 2:00pm
Historical Society of Washington D.C.
801 K St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
FREE: rsvp@historydc.org

No! The Rape Documentary & Panel Discussion with Konyka Dunson: In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, NO! The Rape Documentary is a groundbreaking feature length documentary unveiling the reality of abuse and healing in the black communities, and is being used around the world by grassroots movements around the world to end violence against women. After the film, there will be an audience discussion moderated by Konyka Dunson of WPFW & DCTV.

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SATURDAY OCT 11, 4:00pm
Downtown Silver Spring
Ellsworth Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910
FREE – All Ages

CASRAM closes in grand fashion every year. This year, with a family friendly environment complete with vendors and visual art in beautiful downtown Silver Spring, we feature stellar, diverse performances by the truly soulful, energetic Angela Johnson, R&B singer Emily King, young hip-hop prodigy Ms. Emoni Fela, Singer & MC Josephine Silla, reggae spiced hip-hop gems Nola Darling, spoken word matriarch Dehejia Maat, the airy, electronic Yoko K. / aphrodizia, jazzy grooving Deborah Bond, up-and-coming DC soul singers Ne’a Posey and Teisha Marie and more!

In support of Raising Expectations!