Showcases Traditional Fabrics for Haute Couture Line
When the Africa Braintrust commenced at the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference last week, an unlikely panelist was Ahneva Hilson, a clothing designer once based in the U.S. now living in Nigeria.
As the drums begin, signaling the start of the warm-up for Idy Ciss’ Sabar-Serer dance class, the dancers shed shoes and ushered children to the sidelines as they crowded onto the floor at the Embassy Suites Hotel on Sunday, the last day of the annual conference and concert that locally-based African dance company, KanKouran holds every Labor Day weekend.
As the limbo bar grew closer and closer to the ground, the fit and daring attendees at the fifth annual Taste of Barbados last weekend, angled their bodies down in different configurations to slide under the bar without losing their balance, all in pursuit of a gift basket of Bajan delights.
There could not have been a more perfect day to hold the 15th Annual D.C. Poetry Festival than last Friday.
Exhibit Features Ward 8 Resident
D.C. photographer Jonathan Bruce French's latest exhibit, "Innocent Eyes of Tierra Bomba," featuring his travels to the South American country of Colombia, serves as a testament to his dedication to photography — something he has been working at since the 1970s.
It was a sad, hot summer for the people who did not realize the ascendency of Jill Scott to superstardom, and did not get a ticket to one of her area shows, the latest at Wolf Trap Farms Park's Filene Center.
Although most of Mexican singer Lila Downs' songs are sung in Spanish, the seasoned artist draws her inspiration from Mexico’s multicultural roots, embracing the African and Native American cultures along with Spanish influences in the style that she calls "Jazz Mixteca."
When Dick Gregory opens his mouth, something profound usually comes out — and sometimes something profane as well.
She was sassy, she was bawdy and she could beat a man down with her bare hands. That, on top of her legendary singing and dancing, made Bessie Smith the ultimate blues diva who lived the wild life that she sang about.
If you, like many other theater lovers in D.C., were waiting for the Tony Award-winning play "Memphis: The Musical," you had to act fast.