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1/22/19 - Special Guest: Dante Pope

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.

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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. 

Links:

www.dantepope.com

IG/Facebook: Dante’ Pope

Twitter: dpope25

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FROM THIS SHOW

MUSIC

  1. ***Lions in the Street, by Kromanauts (Reggae, Punk)

  2. One Summer’s Eve, by Dante Pope (Soul)

  3. ***Going Down the Road Feelin’ Bad, by Dom Flemons (Folk, Americana)

  4. ***Impatient, by Jaye Wood (Hip Hop, Urban Pop)

  5. 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!

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THE 2019 WAMMIE AWARDS!
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-In January, nominations are accepted online from the general public.  
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NEW RELEASES THIS WEEK

MUSIC

  • 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

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