Washington Sound Museum is a cross-cultural, collaborative experience for both the audience and the artists, introducing guests to music and dance from around the neighborhood and around the world. Christylez Bacon started the Washington Sound Museum in April 2011. First launched as a monthly series at Bloombars in Columbia Heights, the Washington Sound Museum has evolved into a quarterly offering at its new home on H Street NE, at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.
Washington Sound Museum returned on April 25th & 26th 2015 with Grammy-nominated Progressive Hip-Hop artist, Christylez Bacon and Brazilian vocalist, Cissa Paz. The pair explored the connections of traditional Brazilian music and Hip-Hop/Go-Go. The collaboration took them abroad to Brasilia, Brazil to work with Brazilian virtuoso harmonica-player, Pablo Fagundes, and then back to Washington, DC, to debut their blended soundscapes for Washington Sound Museum’s 23rd Installment.
Grammy nominated Progressive Hip-Hop artist Christylez Bacon and 2013-2014 Strathmore Artist-in-Residence and Hindustani Classical violinist, Nistha Raj kicked off Washington Sound Museum’s 2015 season, exploring the spaces between Indian Classical music, Hip-Hop, and Go-Go for Washington Sound Museum’s 22nd installment. Above is the trailer for the event.