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It’s been nearly a decade since Simon Green left London to pursue a music career in the United States. Now living in Los Angeles, Green, who performs as Bonobo, contemplated the concept of home with his latest studio album, Migration. Green’s signature production style flaunts a patchwork method of sampling, resulting in nonlinear soundscapes built from melancholic strings, frenzied break beats, and soulful serenades. But Green broke from his own mold during the creation of Migration, abandoning his dedicated studio space for the freedom of being on the road. The album’s sounds were directly influenced by Green’s ever-changing surroundings—louder, more bombastic moments were created in the silence of a bus or a plane while quieter, more serene moments were created when Green finally settled into a new groove in his new home of Los Angeles. Naturally, Green has employed live visuals and sometimes even small orchestras on his Migration tour, to bring his lush, cinematic sounds to life. Read more>>> Bonobo performs with Solomon Sanchez at 9 p.m. at Flash, 645 Florida Ave NW. $30. (202) 827-8791. flashdc.com. (Casey Embert)
OH AND ALSO
Legendary Brazilian musician Sergio Mendes, known for his bossa nova, jazz, and funk blends, performs at The Birchmere. 7:30 p.m. at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $69.50.
Americana duo Swampcandy bring their primitive blues influenced tunes to Pearl Street Warehouse. 7 p.m. at 33 Pearl St. SW. Free.
The National Museum of American History presents The American Revolution: A World War, which uses compelling objects, like paintings from the 1700s, to explore the revolution with a global lens. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free.
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