It was a night of Middle Eastern-styled ballads and Israeli hip hop Wednesday at Station 9. Dozens of young professionals, still largely donned in their work clothes, came down to U Street to hear a concert by Electro Morocco and then dance to the styles of DJ Balagan, as sponsored by J-on-Demand and Shemspeed.
It was one of the closing acts of the annual Washington Jewish Music Festival, which has been running for 10 days since Tuesday, June 2, featuring such acts as Ivri Lider, popular Israeli singer, and Miri Ben-Ari, a hip-hop violinist.
I ended up attending with some folks from YP@AI; it was a nice way to blend interests and network with peers. I enjoyed chatting it up, though in usual modern concert style, it was hard to hear myself think! 😛 I especially liked Electro Morocco’s sultry, danceable songs, though I wish I could’ve heard more of the vocals. But we partied late into the night, or at least late by my standards, seeing as I had to Metro back to home to Silver Spring and get up early for work the next day. 😛
On an unrelated note, my thoughts and prayers are with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and slain security guard, Stephen T. Johns’ family in the wake of yesterday’s attack on the building. JCRC is holding a community vigil at the site this afternoon at 2; check it out.