Starting this saturday, Concerts from the Library of Congress goes On LOCation at the new Atlas Performing Arts Center in the heart of the H Street Corridor, which runs from 12th to 15th Streets, NE. A once-vibrant section of the city before it was devastated by riots in 1968, it is now known as the Atlas District, Washington’s newest arts and entertainment neighborhood. For ticket information, directions, parking, free shuttle service, restaurants, and other information, visit www.atlasarts.org.
On LOCation kicks off Saturday, April 24th, with Cuban-born composer and drummer Dafnis Prieto, one of the leaders of the New Latin Jazz movement. He has wonderfully blurred the line between traditional Latin-jazz and twenty-first-century postbop, fusing Afro-Cuban rhythms and modern jazz harmonies. With guest artist Christian Howes, violin. The concert begins at 8:00pm.
Please join us for a pre-concert presentation (no tickets required) at the Atlas at 6:15 pm. Larry Appelbaum, host of WPFW’s “Sound of Surprise” and a Reference Specialist in the Music Division, will interview Dafnis Prieto.
Atlas Performing Arts Center – Lang Theatre
1333 H Street, NE, Washington DC.
Box Office: 202.399.7993
Stand-by tickets will be available at the doors at 6pm.
Update: watch the webcast of Larry Appelbaum’s conversation with Dafnis Prieto here. Watch Dafnis Prieto and his Sí o Sí Quartet in concert here.