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Nov. 20 - Dropping Beats On Java
In the mood for some Indonesian hip-hop? Well you might be when you hear the members of the Jogja Hip-Hop Foundation. They're performing a free show this evening at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage. Where else can you hear 18th century Javanese poetry with a hip-hop beat? The group mixes traditional and contemporary sounds, and takes on social issues like corruption and inequality. Worth a listen, even if you don't understand the words. The show starts at 6 p.m.
Nov. 20 - The Real Thomas Jefferson
Not feeling the 18th century Javanese literature? How about 18th century Virginia? Historian Henry Wiencek is sure to spark a lively debate tonight, discussing his controversial book about founding father Thomas Jefferson. The new book, Master of the Mountain, reassesses Jefferson and finds him to be a ruthless businessman, slave-owner, racist, and hypocrite. The event at Politics and Prose begins at 7 p.m.
Music: "Ki Jarot Feat. Soimah Pancawati, A Poetry of Radja Ali Haji - Gurindam 12"
One of Maryland's federal lawmakers is behind some new ideas about campaign finance reform that have stalled in Congress, but are being taken up by local legislatures, including D.C.