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Buraka Som Sistema brings new meaning to "World Music" tonight at U Street Music Hall.
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Buraka Som Sistema brings new meaning to "World Music" tonight at U Street Music Hall.

(Jan. 10) Buraka Som Sistema

The electronic sounds of the Iberian peninsula meet the traditional tribal Kuduro rhythms of Angola tonight at Washington's U Street Music Hall. Portugal's Buraka Som Sistema performs hybrid hip-hop-dance music that seems to embody the term "World Music".

(Jan. 13-15) Rap-Punzel

Hip-hop had a fair amount of influence on Encore Stage's family-friendly production Rap-Punzel showing Friday through Sunday at Spectrum Theatre in Arlington. An innocent girl banished to a tower yearns for a new life until a rapping prince with the power of pun shows up to change her fortunes.

(Jan. 10-29) A timely exhibit if there ever was one...

Have you ever closed your eyes and wondered what post-apocalyptic adventure art would look like? Well, you have a chance to find out this month at Del Ray Artisans gallery in Alexandria. Artist Warriors features dystopian fashion designs and visual art that seem outlandish now, but just you wait...

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