Jammin DC Features Diverse Music From Ethiopia and the Caribbean

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Mar 16, 2015
References: jammindc & festivaldc
Jammin DC is an Afro-Caribbean music festival held in one of North America's most diverse cities, Washington DC. This festival brings together well-known acts from the musical scenes of 28 Caribbean nations and territories including Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and Cuba alongside various Ethiopian artists.

There's a lot of cross-pollination between the music of Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean. Ethiopia, considered the cradle of civilization and home to some of the world's oldest active musical traditions, has had a particularly strong influence on Caribbean music. This festival celebrates just that

This festival is about more than just music however, as numerous Caribbean embassies will be on hand to showcase what their countries have to offer. Indeed this festival is setup to get people to learn about and appreciate a variety of cultures including those unfamiliar to them.