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Ottomania Returns to Zeba w/ Black Masala and DJ Beatrix

Zeba Bar and Lounge, 3423 14th St. NW, Washington, DC

Ottomania is back! Join us for the return after 3 years of Ottomania to ZEBA.


✈♫ ✈ OTTOMANIA: A Transglobal Dance Party From the Balkans to the Middle East...and more!

A bouncy mezze feast of underground dance music from & influenced by the East from the Balkans to the Middle East and don't forget South Asia and the Pacific!!

With your gracious hosts and selectahs: Black Masala and DJ BEATrix





You want to have a good time? You need brass. This is what DC's Black Masala blasts to the world, harnessing all the good times sunk in the Romany, second-line, bhangra, and funk horn parts that have gotten huge swaths of the planet up and dancing. With rock drive and a willingness to be as weird and wonderful as the party demands, Black Masala woos fans and new listeners with Trains and Moonlight Destinies, a tribute to the ins and outs of love, fate, and wanderlust.

OTTOMANIA ----- Saturday February 29th

ZEBA BAR : 3423 14th St NW (Newton and 14th St)

Columbia Heights Metro - 10:30PM-3AM//$10 cover - Delicious Hookahs and Amazing Drink Specials All Night!!

Balkan//Arabesque// BollyBalkan//Gypsy Punk//Turbo Folk//Disko Dohol//Middle Eastern House//Electro Swing//Urban Desi

Black Masala and DuPont Brass Halloween Party w/ V:shal Kanwar

Tropicalia, 2001 14th St NW, Washington, DC

* Pre sale is over but tickets will be available at the door $15

Halloween Night come join us at Tropicalia for an epic Halloween Bash! Featuring: Black Masala / DuPont Brass and special guest DJ V:shal Kanwar of Meso Creso



Alive @ Five

Carroll Creek Amphitheater, 3025 Merk Road, Frederick, MD

Alive @ Five 2016 features 20 fun-packed events on beautiful Carroll Creek in Downtown Frederick, presented by CARE Veterinary Center. From May 12 through September 22, Alive @ Five will take place every Thursday. All happy hours are located at Carroll Creek Amphitheater between 5-8 p.m.

Steppin' Out Festival

Downtown Blacksburg, VA, Blacksburg, VA

Steppin' Out, August 5-6, 2016

Steppin' Out features over 250 artists and crafts people from around the United States selling unique handcrafted items – jewelry, pottery, textiles, metal work, basketry, stained & fused glass, yard art, fine art, furniture, toys, artisan foods and so much more!

Downtown Blacksburg merchants also hold their much-awaited final clearance sidewalk sales during Steppin' Out. And those festival foods you love are provided by downtown restaurants.

Admission is free! Town of Blacksburg metered parking is all free and Blacksburg Transit provides free shuttles to get you there without the hassles. Bring your friends! Bring your family!

But please don't bring your pets. Steppin' Out gets crowded so leave your dog in the Canine Corral on the Henderson Lawn on College Ave. For the safety and comfort of our festival guests, Steppin' Out does not allow dogs (except for service dogs).

Tropicalia w/ Jouwala Collective

Tropicalia, 20001 14th Street NW, Washington, DC

DC Meets Richmond Under the Subway!

Jouwala Collective:

United in the heart of Richmond, Virginia in 2015, Jouwala Collective blends Gnawa music, traditional African and spiritual songs characterized by trance inducing chants and rhythms, with modern influences of funk, jam, jazz, rock, soul, reggae, blues, chaabi and electronic. Erie synth notes create a soft background over which are laid tribal tones of instruments from a world away resulting in an atmosphere of spiritual healing. Incredibly fast, dynamic drum rhythms keep your feet moving while the overall sound holds you in a dreamlike trance. Electric guitars and rock themes interweave so that the mood, and the room, can be transformed immediately and without warning. Set to release their debut album in early 2016, Jouwala Collective is a unique musical force soon to be reckoned with.

Black Masala:

Can you hear that? Can you feel it? It’s the sound of Washington, DC’s eclectic high energy brass band Black Masala. Formed in 2012, the band creates an irresistible dance groove packed with funk, gypsy punk, and soul. Black Masala has made a big impact as one of the most exciting live acts in the region and is the winner of four Washington, DC Area Music Awards (“WAMMIES”), including ‘Best New Artist’ and ‘Best World Music Album.’

In just three short years, Black Masala has released its debut album, multiple remixes, live recordings, and its follow up second album, “I Love You Madly” which came out October 30th. The new album showcases the band’s variety of influences and moods, ranging from Bhangra and bounce to New Orleans funk and Balkan brass. This sound was forged on the road, playing countless shows up and down the East Coast to enthusiastic crowds. Black Masala is part of a new generation of go anywhere brass bands, and when they take the stage, their infectious grooves result in dance party that leaves smiling concert goers eager for the next song.

“Black Masala is a D.C. outfit that has found success riding off of its own inventiveness. Experimenting with a flirtatious combination of gypsy punkiness and brass, the band can expertly churn an audience of awkward head-bobbers into a livened stew of aspirant dancers." – WRGW Music Blog

Mondo Roots Cultural Arts & Music Festival

Clayton’s first Cultural Arts and Music Festival is designed to be a fun, eclectic experience with an all-inclusive atmosphere, making it enjoyable for all ages.

It will include multiple fine arts vendors, an assortment of unique handmade arts and crafts, live musical performances, multiple food and snack trucks, and craft beer and wine.

Festival-goers will enjoy a day filled with entertainment featuring national touring musical acts, a sidewalk chalk art contest, face painting, belly dancing, street performances, and much more.