First Friday Dance Parties ARE BACK at Columbia Pike Branch Library!
Visit the Columbia Pike Branch Library on the First Friday of each month from 7 - 9 p.m. for an after-hours, all ages dance party!
- October 5- Cissa Paz
Cissa’s captivating stage presence and soulful voice bring music that is upbeat and engaging. She’s known and loved among the lovers and dancers of Brazilian music not only as a performer, but as an ambassador of her genre. Her upcoming album promises a combination of Afro-Brazilian base with funky and soulful influences. A musical melting pot of fresh collaborations with highly acclaimed artists from her home country.
- November 2- Cheick Hamala Diabate
Washington may be chock-a-block with lobbyists and consultants, but only one of them rocks the n’goni, the West African plucked lute covered with animal skin. He advises presidents and the World Bank. He’s played for everyone from a struggling couple trying to save their marriage, to the U.S. Congress. He’s hobnobbed with American string and Blues legends—from Bela Fleck to Corey Harris—and along the way reunited his beloved instrument with its long-lost grandchild, America’s banjo.
- December 7- Funky Miracle
New Orleans-style funk and blues.
- February 1- Little Red and the Renegades
Blues, Zydeco, Funk, R&B, Country, Gospel, Pop, Compas Direct, Latin, Jazz and Carnival Flavors from all over the world have been blended and distilled into the Renegades' sound. This is party music, best served with good friends, food and drink, and lots of dancing.
- March 1- Bitter Dose Combo
The Bitter Dose Combo is DC’s premiere gypsy jazz band, playing gypsy jazz and swing standards at social dances, bistros, supper clubs, weddings, and special events in and around the District. The BDC’s sound combines the improvisation and swinging guitar made famous by Django Reinhardt with spirited jazz vocals, Paris musette accordion, and upright bass.
- April 5- TBD
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For more information, call 703-228-5710. Co-sponsored by ArlingtonArts and Arlington Public Library.