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At the dawn of rock ‘n’ roll, the frankly racist guardians of public morality worried mightily about the effects of this “jungle music” on America’s youth. America’s youth laughed and kept on dancing. The Ubangis are still laughing. Not even remotely Ubangiesque, the smart-aleck trio nonetheless celebrates a primitive heritage cruelly denied them by virtue of growing up in the D.C. suburbs. And so their new CD, Drop Another Coin, includes not only the required cover of “Ubangi Stomp” but also the originals “I’m a Ubangi, Baby!,” “Give It Up for the Ubangis,” “Ubangi Kiss,” and 11 other exercises in suburban tribalism. This CD release party finds the group playing with the Flat Duo Jets. The jungle music begins at 9:30 p.m. at Iota, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $7. (703) 522-8340. (Dave Nuttycombe)