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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, February 10

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Hindustani classical violinist Nistha Raj will perform two concerts this month at the Mansion at Strathmore. She will also lead an education workshop on February 19.
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Hindustani classical violinist Nistha Raj will perform two concerts this month at the Mansion at Strathmore. She will also lead an education workshop on February 19.

Feb. 10-15: DC9 Nightclub 10-Year Anniversary
DC9 Nightclub celebrates 10 years of music and live performances with a weeklong showcase featuring artists and bands that are based out of, or got their start, in Washington, D.C. Now through Saturday you can head to the venue to hear a range of musical styles, from punk to pop, blues, electronic, dance jams and rock.

Feb. 12-26: Nistha Raj
At 7:30 p.m. this Wednesday and on February 26, you can see Hindustani classical violinist Nistha Raj in two concerts at the Mansion at Strathmore, where the artist will perform compositions from her debut solo album Exit 1, which is being released this month. Trained in North Indian classical music, Raj will both pay homage to that traditional style and play songs infusing it with elements of jazz, hip-hop and new instrumentation.

Music: “Raag Bhopali Ektaal” by Nistha Raj

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