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DC Music Summit Continues to Reach Superior Heights

DC Music Summit Group Photo

One side effect of listening to the music of Dior Ashley Brown is, at least in part, a better understanding of the contagious energy behind the DC Music Summit, the event and organization she founded. Celebrating its fifth year, DCMS (for short) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that supports local musicians and the DC music industry by fostering inclusion, community engagement, professional development, and networking. Both DCMS and Brown’s music command the presence of something altogether powerful, uplifting, and convicting.

Dubbed the “Hip-Hop Polymath” by the Washington Post, Dior Ashley Brown defines art through a wide lens of intersections and correlations.

Acclaimed Indian Classical Fusion Artist and Educator Nistha Raj: ‘There Is Light at the End of the Tunnel’

Nistha Raj - Kirth Bobb Photography

Acclaimed Indian classical violinist and educator Nistha Raj is an overcomer. After surviving a difficult childhood, the 2013-2014 Strathmore Artist in Residence discovered her niche in the D.C. music scene and has never looked back. Learn more about Nistha Raj’s inspiring story with contributing writer Cynthia Gross, including what attracted her to the nation’s capital, how family has played an integral role in her journey, and her recommended Indian classical music starter kit in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.