Multi-Grammy award winning musician René Pérez Joglar, also known as Residente of alternative rap group Calle 13, brought his ingenious and irreverent rhymes to The Fillmore Silver Spring recently.
Visionary artist Rene Perez Joglar, also known as “Residente,” has received 39 awards thus far in his career, including four Grammys and 27 Latin Grammys. The Puerto Rican rapper, composer, producer, vocalist, and co-founder of the alternative rap group Calle 13 will perform at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Wednesday, Sept. 19, in support of his first solo album, the self-titled Residente.
Joachim Cooder opened for his father, Ry, at The Birchmere on Monday, the second of two tour dates at the venue. Joachim recently released his debut EP as a solo performer, Fuchsia Machu Picchu, but at only 39 years old, he has nearly 25 years of experience as a professional. He’s played drums in his father’s band since his teens, and worked with his dad his to score a Wim Wenders film.
Almost immediately after you see George Xylouris (laouto, Cretan lute) and Jim White (drums), you get the feeling they are two halves of the same whole. As the story goes, Jim met George back in 1990 in a bar in Australia but didn’t start recording and really touring together until 2013. And to a degree that friendship, built over decades, is the fuel for Xylouris White as we saw in a harmonious performance on Thursday at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson Theatre in Baltimore.