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Krosfyah is hoping that, by this evening, you’ll have spent so much time with your relatives that going to a soca show on a full stomach won’t be such a bad idea. Led by the songwriting team of singer Edwin Yearwood and guitarist Anthony Bailey, these Barbadians deliver both party chants and calypso-style sociopolitical tales. The band recently released Kool Under Fire, and after 11 years, its varied talents remain sharp: “Sak Pasé” offers energetic metal pan beats and festive call-and-response vocals. “Right Stuff” features some pretty smoov crooning from Yearwood. Bailey’s skittering guitar rhythms drive “Long Time.” And the upbeat tempo of “Emancipation” calls for all of Africa to “jump up together.” Krosfyah plays at 9 p.m. at Crossroads, 4103 Baltimore Ave., Bladensburg. $20. (301) 927-1056. (Steve Kiviat)