Half a dozen artists from the breakdancing group First Step Iraq are making a stop in D.C. as part of the Hiplomacy tour, which brings together Iraqi and American hip-hop enthusiasts.
Oct. 19: Ustad Shafaat Khan
Tomorrow night at 8 you can hear Indian classical musician Ustad Shafaat Khan play with a four-some of performers at The Alden in McLean. In addition to original numbers blending Indian classical music with folk and rock, Khan, who plays both the sitar and tabla, will also perform traditional Indian songs.
Oct. 18-19: Hiplomacy
Where do Hip-Hop and diplomacy intersect? At the Edgewood Arts Building in Northeast tomorrow night at 6:30, when local rappers and dancers will perform alongside their Iraqi peers. Members of the First Step Iraq breakdancing troupe and folks from Silver Spring’s Urban Artistry will join forces in a performance and discussion, during which the group will talk about the experience of being an artist in Iraq. You can also check out the Hiplomacy tour tonight at 7 at American University.
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Music: “Sitharmony” by Ashwin Batish