District arts collective aims to keep city on the music map

In the basement of a small U Street club, Mi$FiT Marti stood on the stage and screamed at the audience.

“Come to the front of the f—ing stage!” she demanded of lingerers in the back, “I told you I want to see the sweat on your faces.”

The aggression was not unknown to the crowd. As the music started, bodies began to fly, their movement shaking the venue floor. The mics quickly became obsolete as the number of people on stage grew to rival the number in the crowd.

All around, crowd members sported apparel donned with an art-deco-esque building alongside Japanese characters. This is the logo for the group that has made it all happen: Bombay Knox.

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