This week on DC Music Rocks, Dante Pope, a soul drummer-vocalist based in Washington, DC, stops by for a chat. The episode also features great tracks by Kromanauts, Dom Flemons, Jaye Wood, and Black Alley.
^^ CLICK ABOVE TO LISTEN TO THE WHOLE EPISODE! ^^
Podcast: iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, TuneIn, Pocket Casts, PodBean, PlayerFM, or THIS URL in your other podcast app of choice.
Tell Siri, Alexa, or Google Home "Play the podcast DC Music Rocks"!
Dante Pope Bio/Links:
Interview Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfPLtm2qwkw
Dante’ Pope is a soul drummer-vocalist based in Washington, DC. As a native of Chicago, Illinois he blends his gospel roots with a soulful swing that has been showcased all around the world. Currently, he is an Artist in Resident at the illustrious Strathmore Performance Center in Bethesda, Maryland and percussion instructor for the Levine School of Music. His passion for arts in education has connected him with The Musicianship and the DC Arts and Humanities Council’s grant programs. He creates learning experiences with world class talent for 100 4th-5th graders once a month for The Musicianhsip’s Master Class Series. To date he has assisted in servicing over 1000 students in the DC area.
Most recently, Dante’ toured with Kenny Wesley and the Soulful Nerd Band to Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Madagascar, Gabon, and Rwanda through the State Department's, American Music Abroad Program. He served as Music Director for grammy-nominated soul artist Raheem Devaughn and the Crossrhodes, toured the country with Grammy award-winning artists Dom Flemons and Old Crow Medicine Show and has collaborated with a host of many other artists based in various genres from jazz to afrobeat. His versatility as a percussionist is indicative of his outlook on life. Whether teaching or performing, Dante’s smile and happiness is palpable to all around him.
IG/Facebook: Dante’ Pope
FROM THIS SHOW
***Lions in the Street, by Kromanauts (Reggae, Punk)
***Going Down the Road Feelin’ Bad, by Dom Flemons (Folk, Americana)
***Impatient, by Jaye Wood (Hip Hop, Urban Pop)
Hellen Keler, by Black Alley (Hip Hop, Rock)
***The first time we've played this artist for you on the show, & a new artist profile added to our DC Artist Database! There's new artists every week!
THE 2019 WAMMIE AWARDS!
The Wammies are back! What’s different? How does this work?
The Process To Decide Wammie Winners:
-In January, nominations are accepted online from the general public.
-In February, the Top most nominated in each award category will be scored by a select panel of judges comprised of regional music industry professionals.
-The finalist with the highest combined score from the judges in each category wins!
Wammie Award Eligibility:
-Must have been a release in 2018, from January 1st, 2018 till December 31st, 2018.
-Artists must be from the Washington, DC region. This map can be found on our Wammie Awards FAQs page.
-Artists must have a release, that’s widely available, on at least 2 of the main commercial music platforms outlined in the FAQs.
WHAT TO DO RIGHT NOW?
Visit the nomination forms online and nominate as many artists and releases as you’d like for each of the categories. You can share on your social media pages which artists you nominated and tag them! Spread the word! If you’re an artist, post on your social media page which award category you want your fans to nominate you for and ask them to go vote! Remember, those with the most nominations from the public in each award category will become a finalist in that category, so the more people and artists involved, the more inclusive the awards show will be!
NEW RELEASES THIS WEEK
Doublemotorcycle - Doublemotorcycle II
11 Song Full Album of Hard Rock - Recommended If You Like (RIYL) Blink 182
Justin Shapiro - Live at the 9:30 Club
3 Song EP from the DC Music Rocks Festival at the 9:30 Club, produced by Mark Reiter at Bias Studios
HOT SHOWS LIST THIS WEEK!!
Go see a show! Research shows that it reduces stress and makes you happy!
Our local music calendar, the only place online you can find exclusively where DC’s own talent in a 50 mile driving radius around DC! http://www.dcmusicrocks.com/local-music-calendar
GREAT RESOURCES & LINKS
Specific playlists we update weekly:
‘This Week’s Dose of DC Music’ Spotify Playlist, Updated Weekly:
(10-20 songs, updated weekly)
Our ‘2019 New Releases by DC Artists’ Spotify Playlist:
(Mega playlist of singles and a track from albums which came out in 2019)
Our ‘DC Music Rocks Show’ Playlist:
(Basically Every Song We’ve Ever Featured on the Show since we began in 2016)
Our ‘DC Artists Official Music Videos’ Youtube Playlist:
(Exclusively official music videos, this playlist is over 200 videos long, go enjoy!)
EMAIL SIGNUP LINK - For those who don't already conveniently get all this via email!
Do you like what we're doing? Would you support us? We'd love to grow and do more! There’s little give aways, but for us to evolve this online platform to cover even more we really need funds and support. We're giving away shirts, and more too! We can do so much more with your support!
HUGE shoutout to our current Patrons!
**Daniel Warren Hill** **David Mohl** **Eli Lev**
**Sarah Byrne** **Chad Lesch** **M4TR**
Interested in spreading the word to our more than 12,000 DC region followers?