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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

H Street NE


Once upon a time there was a candy shop on H Street Northeast which belonged to my grandfather. My father happily rotted his baby teeth there-sampling the merchandise. That was about eighty five years ago, and the neighborhood was chock full of theaters, stores, restaurants and bars.
Now H Street is struggling to revive itself, and there are a bunch of new places down there I've been meaning to visit. This Friday night, Chopteeth, a self described Afrofunk Big Band will be at one those clubs- Rock And Roll Hotel. Playing with Chopteeth will be special guest, Malian ngoni wizard, Cheick Hamala Diabate .
And, as if this is not enough, DJ Thick will be there to keep the beat going all night. (I hear there are other rooms so you can go put your feet up if necessary) All of this excitement for $10. That will barely get you into a movie these days.

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