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During these times of international distress, it’s easy to develop a nervous tic. But the soothing sounds of traditional Ethiopian chikchika—when played by local band Admas (Amharic for horizon)—are meant to lure the involuntary twitch away from one’s eyebrow and locate it nearer the midsection. The group’s lullabies promise to change the season of “the minute countdown to the unknown” with an indigo-sun-lit peace and a surer, soulful sway. But what you decide to do with your hands and feet at the D.C. Oneness Reggae Festival is your own business. The group is joined by Burning Spear, Jah Works, and performers from the KanKouran West African Dance Company at 7 p.m. at Nation, 1015 Half St. SE. $25. (202) 432-7328. (Ayesha Morris)