Washington Performing Arts’ Mars Urban Arts Initiative and Dupont Underground present an evening of music and shopping, featuring some of Southeast D.C.’s finest performers, artists, and small businesses. VeVe & tha Rebels, fresh off their Kennedy Center debut, headline the evening with an eclectic and intimate set of Afro-folk music that interprets the contemporary African-American experience in Washington, D.C.
VeVe & tha Rebels is a Washington, D.C.-based Afro-folk band that uniquely “blends traditional folk with elements of Afro-beat, R&B and hip hop—crafting a sound that pays homage to roots rock but feels decidedly fresh and original” (The Deli). Led by singer-songwriter VeVe Marley, the band recently recorded songs that address issues of love, community, race, criminal justice, and much more. They have performed regularly throughout the DMV area, with recent appearances at the Library of Congress, Anacostia River Festival, and Millennium Stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. During the 2018/19 season VeVe & tha Rebels appears at venues such as Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, The LINE DC, and Dupont Underground, as part of their Mars Urban Arts Initiative residency with Washington Performing Arts.
Washington Performing Arts’ Mars Urban Arts Initiative is generously supported by Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated.