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Friday Tego Calderon (pictured above) performs with Blackpoint at Fur Night Club, 33 Paterson St. NW. Calderon is a respected veteran Puerto Rican rapper who rhymes over salsa, hip-hop and reggaeton. Blackpoint provided the music for the fun New York Dominican kids YouTube dance hit “Watagatapitusberry.” (202) 498-3962. $20.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan at the Warner Theatre, 513 13th St. NW. The nephew of the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan has a similarly stunning wailing voice that he uses on Qawwali, Bollywood, and Ghazal-style numbers. (202) 783-4000. $37-$127.
Saturday The Fela Kuti doc Music Is the Weapon at 2 p.m. at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave., SW. Recorded in 1982, this documentary covers the life of the controversial Nigerian performer—-his Afrobeat music, his politics, his battles with the government, and his 20-odd wives. (202) 633-4600. Free.
Baby Cham and Tessanne Chin at the Crossroads, 4103 Baltimore Ave. (Route 1), Bladensburg. Cham spits deep-voiced, sometimes raunchy, Jamaican patois over dancehall beats while Chin, who used to sing backup, for Jimmy Cliff offers more traditional reggae vocals. (301) 927-1056. $30.
Caetano Veloso at Lisner, 730 21st St. NW. This 60-something Brazilian Tropicalia legend worked on his latest album, Zii e Zie with the same youngish trio that he played with on his rock-oriented 2007 album Ce. But this time they go for a samba-rock approach. (202) 994-1500. $35-75.
Sunday Lupillo Rivera at East Coast Night Club, 13989 Jefferson Davis Hwy. Woodbridge, Va. Mexican ranchera star. (703) 490-5504. $35.
Prince Royce at Fast Eddie’s, 6220 Richmond Hwy. (Route 1 South) Alexandria, Va. He’s known for his bachata version of “Stand by Me.” (571) 276-5014. $20.
African Childrens Choir at 4 p.m. at the George Mason Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, Va. A large Uganda-born kids ensemble that now features kids singing in 10 languages. (703) 993-8888. $21-42.
Rokia Traore at Lisner, 730 21st St. NW. This quietly charismatic Malian guitarist-vocalist adds a bit of artsy minimalism to her band’s traditional modal sounds played on ngonis (skin-covered lute), djembe drum, calabash, balafon (xylophone with slats on gourds), and electric bass. Traore has done a number of fine shows in the area over the years and this one should be no different. (202) 994-1500. $25-35.