Karol G performs at The Anthem on Dec. 12, 2021. (Photo by Will Colbert)
Thanks in part to a new generation hailing from Medellín, Colombia, reggaeton has not only evolved with the times but also regained a foothold in popular culture. It’s easy to say Carolina Giraldo Navarro, better known as Karol G, is the genre’s current reina (queen). A truthful statement, but an oversimplification. Navarro is certainly representative of the reggaeton renaissance, but during a recent show, she performed a range of music that points to something bigger.
On Dec. 12, award-winning vocalist Karol G made a stop at The Anthem in DC for the final leg of her Bichota Tour.
What’s bichota? We’ll get to that later.
Karol G (Photo by Alfredo Flores)
Carolina Giraldo Navarro, better known as Karol G, has emerged as the queen of reggaeton and Latin trap. Catch her live at The Anthem on Sunday, Dec. 12, on her Bichota Tour!
Kali Uchis (Photo by Amber Asaly)
Grammy- and Latin Grammy-nominated artist Kali Uchis shares the video for “Aquí Yo Mando” featuring Rico Nasty, directed by Phillipa Price. The song, produced by Tainy, is from Uchis’ forthcoming second studio album, her first Spanish language project.
Monsieur Periné (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
Monsieur Periné, a Bogotá-based musical ensemble from Colombia, released new song “La Sombra” last year, and followed it up with a music video recently. Fronted by Catalina García, the band has embarked on a La Sombra World Tour, which arrives at 9:30 Club on Monday, June 10. You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.
Damaged City Fest (Photo by Rashad Polk)
For the past seven years as the cherry blossoms along the tidal basin reach their peak, there has been a swelling of excitement within the underground punk scene. With the fragrant blooms comes DC’s Damaged City Fest — the brainchild of Nick Candela and Chris Moore.
Kali Uchis (Photo by Felipe Q. Noguiera)
Kali Uchis released her debut album, Isolation, in April via Interscope Records. The native of Alexandria, Virginia, has been winning the hearts of critics, and she performs for two nights at 9:30 Club soon! The first night is sold out, but you can still buy tickets for the second night, Wednesday, Oct. 10.
Medellín, Colombia – come on in. (Photo Credit: Jeremy Bailey)
DC will get the chance to indulge in the tastes and sounds of Colombia on Sunday, July 17th.
Come down to the DC (Gallaudet) Pavilion near Union Market for the International Colombian Festival. Colombian music, dancing, art and plenty of tasty food!
The festival will feature a series of bands from Colombia and a beauty pageant.
If it gets anything like Parque Lleras in Medellín, it should be a good time. If the food is anything like bandeja paisa, it should be amazing.
International Colombian Festival 2016
DC (Gallaudet) Pavilion near Union Market (1399 5th St NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20002)
Sunday, July 17
$15 (VIP $35)
All ages (children under 10 free)