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Marty Stuart at The Birchmere

American singer-songwriter, formerly of Lester Flatt and Johnny Cash’s road bamd, Marty Stuart, performs an intimate solo show for one of the area’s striking performance spaces with a supper-club style atmosphere.

Friday, October 30, 2020 @ 7:30 PM EDT

The Birchmere
3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria VA 22305 

Tickets are available for $55 via

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All-Women Afro-Brazilian Ensemble Batalá Washington DC Has Rhythm and Purpose

“We like for our audience to be empowered by the beats of the drums and the energy transmitted by the women in the group”

Batalá Washington DC discuss their impact, favorite songs to perform, and how being a part of the DMV creative scene influences the collective’s approach.
Within an industry that is historically dominated by men, all-women Afro-Brazilian percussion ensemble Batalá Washington DC is here to show us what they are made of. Launched in 2007 as the newest branch of the Batalá band and the first-ever in the United States, Batalá Washington, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, brings its powerful, invigorating sounds to the nation’s capital and across the globe as a means of empowering women to be change agents in their respective communities.

Join contributing writer Cynthia Gross as she connects with Marly Perez, board president and musical conductor of Batalá Washington DC, to discuss the collective’s impact over the years,

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