Entertainment From Around the World! Morris Day & The Time, Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band + JaneliaSoul, Colombian Comedian Piter Albeiro, and Miriamm Turns Bethesda Blues and Jazz Pink

Miriamm Turns Bethesda Blues and Jazz Pink, Piter Albierto, Morris Day and The Time, Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band + JaneliaSoul at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, October 2016Wednesday (10/12) Join us as Miriamm Turns Bethesda Blues and Jazz Pink! Miriamm Wright sings with power and passion and has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the business including Aretha Franklin, Jill Scott, India.Arie and Will Downing. You may also know her from her touring as Peaches, one half of the classic R&B duo, Peaches & Herb. A woman with vision, Miriamm founded and serves as Chair of the Board for the non-profit organization the Edith P. Wright Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (EPW), raising thousands of dollars annually to provide support services to families facing breast cancer, as well as to provide education and screening to underserved communities. Please come out to a great show for a great cause. The event begins at 8pm.

Thursday (10/13) Colombian comedian Piter Albeiro has traveled the world performing in over 14 countries and 70 cities. He came to prominence in the late 1990s, and in 2000 he began his time as an on-air personality on Olímpica Stereo Bucaramanga. He is noted for a 40-hour stint of telling jokes on Radio Uno in 2004, and in 2006 he wrote his name into the history books as the first human being to tell jokes for 101 hours straight! Tickets are available for this Spanish language event through Tickeri.com. The show starts at 9pm.

Friday (10/14) What Time Is It? Time for two amazing performances by Morris Day & The Time! Born in Minneapolis, Morris Day went to school with Prince Rogers Nelson and sang in Prince’s first band, Grand Central. The Time was originally created as Prince’s alter-ego to be seen as the cool, street-wise funk band contrasting Prince’s more soulful, R&B sound. International fame came along when Morris Day and The Time were cast in Purple Rain, which captured the exploding Minneapolis music scene at its peak. The group first burst onto the public scene with the self-titled album, The Time, which included “Get It Up,” “Cool,” and “Girl.” They went on to record three more albums, including What Time Is It? (featuring the hits “777-9311,” “Wild and Loose,” “Walk,” and “Gigolos Get Lonely Too”) and Ice Cream Castle, (which included the hit “Jungle Love”). After three albums, Morris Day launched his solo career, releasing The Color of Success, Daydreaming, and Guaranteed. Morris Day & The Time are back on the road with a great live show in store! They start at 7pm and 10pm.

Sunday (10/16) We are pleased to present Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band plus JaneliaSoul! Chopteeth is a 12-piece Afrofunk orchestra exploring the common groove between the funkiest, most hip-shakin’ West African and American popular music on the planet. The core of the group’s sound is Afrobeat: a big-band funk invented by Fela Kuti in 1970’s Nigeria. Afrobeat is a spicy stew of modern jazz, Yoruba tribal music and burning, James Brown-inspired rhythms. The Washington Post says,” A storming powerhouse of big-band African funk, Chopteeth is smart, tight and relentlessly driving: a definite don’t-miss.” Sharing the stage will be Nigerian-American singer-songwriter JaneliaSoul, who charms listeners with her soulful take on the reggae and world genres, echoing artists as diverse as Sade, Etta James, and Ziggy Marley. Back in West Africa, JaneliaSoul boasts a collection of popular hits in the afro-pop genre, including “Sexy Nana” and “Love Song in Yoruba.” She is now on a quest to take over the USA with her latest single “Love-Hate.” The music starts at 7:30pm.

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events: Chad & Jeremy, The Blackbyrds, A Tribute to the Music of Tina Turner, Cécile McLorin Salvant, a special Halloween “Freaks Come Out at Night” show by Clones of Funk, Kevin, Whalum, Dwele, and Maggie Rose & The Morrison Brothers. Stop by our Music Calendar for more.

We love bringing you the best and most diverse mix of music, comedy, and special events in the DMV! We look forward to welcoming you to dinner and a show here in downtown Bethesda.

 

Rick Brown

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