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In the past three years, pianist Randy Weston has played something like 702 gigs here. Fuzzy recollections aside, Weston jazzes the District often enough in clubs and festivals, usually with his smaller combos, but tonight he takes the Kennedy Center stage with the Master Gnawa Musicians of Morocco. (It’s a sort of homecoming for Weston, who lived in Rabat from 1968-72.) While African rhythms and sounds have always figured in Weston’s work, this weekend’s shows are all about the trance. Hear Weston’s jazz standards like “Hi-fly” and “Little Niles” turned into pan-cultural jams at 7:30 p.m. tonight & Saturday at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. $27. (202) 467-4600. (CP)