Live Review: Ibeyi @ 9:30 Club — 6/9/19

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Ibeyi performs at 9:30 Club on June 9, 2019. (Photo by Will Colbert)

In a modern world, it may be easy to overlook our ancestry, but often these influences cannot be denied — they beat louder than a drum. French-Cuban duo Ibeyi weaved their Afro-Caribbean heritage with hip-hop, electronic music, and soul during a recent show at DC’s 9:30 Club.

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Snapshots: Christine and the Queens @ 9:30 Club — 11/4/18

Christine and the Queens @ 9:30 Club, Washington DC, 11/04/2018 Christine and the Queens performs at 9:30 Club on Nov. 4, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

Christine and the Queens released Chris, the band’s second studio album, via Because Music in September. Héloïse Letissier dropped by to break out some dance moves in a sold-out concert at 9:30 Club on Sunday, and Paivi shot the show.

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Music Park: Carla Bruni @ The Birchmere — 2/13/18

CarlaBruni07 Carla Bruni performs at The Birchmere on Feb. 13, 2018.

“I was in Washington, DC, not too long ago in a different capacity,” said Carla Bruni, former first lady of France, at The Birchmere on Tuesday night, “but I much prefer to be here at The Birchmere.”

During a sold-out show at The Birchmere, worldly charm and poise were in great supply as the singer and model brought with her sophisticated sensibilities and class not generally found on some farflung US stages.

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Don’t Miss: Carla Bruni @ The Birchmere, 2/13/18

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Carla Bruni (Photo by Claude Gassian)

Carla Bruni was a model, then a singer and actress, and then the First Lady of France! With her husband Nicolas Sarkozy out of office, Carla returned to performing, and she released French Touch, her firth album, last year via Teorema and Barclay Records. With the album comes a US tour, and Carla will perform at The Birchmere on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

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