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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Jan. 19

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OKA! is screening at Washington's West End Cinema for the next week.
OKA!
OKA! is screening at Washington's West End Cinema for the next week.

(Jan. 21) Staying warm with Africa!
The Textile Museum stays warm this weekend with Celebrate Africa!. The family festival honors the many cultures and artistic traditions of the continent with storytelling, dancing, crafts and dress-up opportunities for the youngsters.

(Jan. 20-26) Oka!
Washington’s West End Cinema begins celebrating Africa in its own way tomorrow with OKA!. The film tells the true story of an American ethnomusicologist who risked his life a couple times over to record the music of the Bayaka Pygmies in Central Africa twenty-five years ago.

(Jan. 21) Ozomatli plays 9:30
Ozomatli plays Northwest Washington’s 9:30 Club Saturday night. The ten-piece Los Angeles band bases its sound off the endless streams of music emanating from the city’s car stereos on any given night. You can expect socially conscious lyrics over rhythms that draw on jazz, funk, reggae, hip-hop and salsa.

Music: “Inchworm” by Battles

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