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Although the Phantoms, a Brooklyn-based Haitian band, have been touring internationally for years, sadly, they didn’t receive much media attention until it was discovered that members of the NYPD had brutalized Abner Louima after he left a club where the group was performing. On its CD We Gonna Fly, which is dedicated to Louima, the 10-piece outfit, singing in Creole and English, alternates between sociopolitical and romantic sentiments. Though they open the recording with a guitar solo, throw in a sentimental keyboard-driven ballad, and close with the title track’s R. Kelly R&B adaptation, the Phantoms sound best on the cuts stressing the groove-filled compas of their homeland. Expect these tunes, built with polyrhythmic guitar lines, horn bursts, and vocal harmonies, to keep this club’s big dance floor busy until the wee hours. At 10 p.m. at the Auditorio Borinquen, 8951 Brookville Road, Silver Spring. $20-25. (202) 722-4925. (Steve Kiviat)