Nightlife Agenda Pick of the Week
Lucky Dube triumphed over oppressive socio-political realities to achieve international success as a South African reggae ambassador, and when he was senselessly murdered in October, it left fans around the world reeling with grief. Dube began his career crafting songs in his native mbaqanga style, but his first encounter with reggae changed the course of his life. The music's themes seemed to speak directly to the struggle in South Africa, which was building in intensity in the '80s. Fifteen albums over the course of 20 years put Dube among reggae's legends, and some of his peers will be honoring that legacy at Zanzibar Friday during A Tribute To Lucky Dube. One of Dube's original collaborators, guitarist Mongezi Chris Ntaka, will share the stage with Kenyan spoken-word artist Anna Mwalagho and Mozambican jazz fusionist Loide. The S.T.O.R.M. Reggae Band will also be on hand to hold down the roots vibes in honor of one of the biggest selling African recording artists of all time.
This is only one of the festive events featured in this week's Nightlife Agenda column. We also have details of a Festivus party, several Santa-themed bar crawls, Washington Social Club's holiday concert and a benefit called "Pinups for Pitbulls."
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