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October 2014

Oct 15, 2014
Sparlay Rawail, a lead guitarist and percussion player for the Pashtun musical group “Khumariyaan,” believes that music is a universal language. He said that he, along with his other band members have...
Oct 13, 2014
JON PARELES There’s more to Khumariyaan than the twangy, accelerating melodies and snappy rhythms that eventually got the audience at Asia Society on its feet and dancing on Sunday night. During the...
Oct 11, 2014
Vietnam's indie, experimental and improv music scene is still in its early days. Keyboardist and electronic musician Tri Minh is one of its driving forces. He's the mastermind of Vietnam's first...
Oct 05, 2014
SARAH KAUFMAN At the start of “Identity/Identite,” the Moroccan dancer Hind Benali was hidden under her ample skirt. In effect, that’s where she stayed for most of the next hour. Her intriguing but...
Oct 03, 2014
The group Ribab Fusion performs a fusion of jazz, Moroccan funk and Afropop on Sept. 27 at University Auditorium. (Submitted photo) By Bill Dean Entertainment editor Even the most ardent aficionados...
Oct 01, 2014
As part of their US tour, Fleur d’Orange brings their riveting performance ofIDENTITY/IDENTITÉ to Dance Place for one night only. Spearheaded by choreographer and dancer Hind Benali, the intense,...

September 2014

Sep 26, 2014
ARASHDEEP SINGH “Morocc’n Roll” is how Hoba Hoba Spirit has been billed for its show tonight at CSPS Hall , but don’t be fooled. This is not some slickly packaged world music. This band rocks, plain...
Sep 22, 2014
Matt Minor, news staff writer With the sun bowed out behind the mountains of Blacksburg, a band unknown to most of the country climbed the stage at 130 Jackson on Thursday night. Amid curiosity-driven...
Sep 17, 2014
by Niala Mohammad “Art is Like Water for the Fire of Fundamentalism”-Khumariyaan the Band As I sat on in the grand foyer of the Kennedy Center, overlooking the Potomac River, a feeling of pride and...
Sep 11, 2014
Washington DC - Moroccan band, Hoba Hoba Spirit, opened the second leg of the band’s month-long Center Stage tour to the United States with a concert at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage yesterday...