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“It’s rum and Coca-Cola, it’s rhythm in your shoulder,” chants Trinidad’s Crazy over the bouncy, uptempo soca of “Wildness,” the title track of his latest collection of Caribbean party music. Slowing down only for the sociopolitical sentiments of “Put Yuh House in Order,” this self-proclaimed king of calypso merrymaking bounds through a volley of tributes to Carnival-time prancing, propelled by buoyant West Indian melodies, galloping drum-machine beats, and potent horn blasts. Expect similar energy from opening acts Brother Marvin, the second-place winner in Trinidad’s most recent Calypso Monarch competition, and General Grant, whose raggasoca style fuses dancehall rap and sped-up calypso. All three performers will be backed by D.C.’s own Oasis Band. At 10 p.m. at the Langley Park Boys & Girls Club, 1551 Merrimac Dr., Langley Park. $20-25. (202) 882-6488. (Steve Kiviat)