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Calma Carmona brings her island soul to Chocolate City

  • Tropicalia 2001 14th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)


Watching Calma Carmona perform live is to visit the dark side of the Caribbean moon. Standing center stage, and with each purr, growl, and roar, the soul singer electrifies audiences across the globe with her futuristic tropical grooves and her magnetic aura. The room is transformed into a cosmic plane of Latin Soul – a sonic frequency where Santana meets La Lupe for an otherworldly jam session, and the fiery funk of Tina Turner dances with the moody nu-soul blues of Erykah Badu. Being no stranger to gracing international stages, Calma Carmona was selected as opening act for Beyonce’s Ms. Carter World Tour for her island nation home of Puerto Rico, proving her stage presence is strong enough to hold down a sold-out concert at an 18,000-seat arena. Music critics from Vibe Magazine, Alt.Latino (NPR), Afropunk, Huffington Post-Tunisia, have all raved over the release of her 2015 Presentiment EP.  A full-length self-titled album is due at the end of 2016. Calma Carmona will be launching her 'NO BORDERS' TOUR in Spring/Summer 2016, kicking off at the world famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York City in April. Luckily for the DMV,  Tropicalia, the D.C. nightspot known for ushering in global grooves into the downtown area, is one of Calma's tour stops. This show is guaranteed to be steamy! Opening DJ set by AfroTaino Productions' own DJ Rahsaan.

Tickets are $15 in advance, available for sale at Doors at 8PM.