They’re in Adams Morgan Most Thursdays — Weird, So Are You! Published August 25, 2009 • Updated on August 27, 2009 at 9:42 am Local rockers Nayas perform Latin-fused reggae and rock at Bossa Bistro & Lounge in Adams Morgan. 19 photos 1/19 Alfredo Flores D.C. rockers Nayas hold court at Adams Morgan's Bossa Bistro & Lounge most Thursday nights. Their schedule is available on their MySpace page. 2/19 Alfredo Flores Nayas' name is a great fusion -- a play on the word Niyabinghi (chants from the Rasta religion that have become the backbone of reggae) and also meaning "warriors" in the indigenous Quechua language of South America. 3/19 Alfredo Flores The group has long-time D.C. roots that predate the band's formation in 2001. 4/19 Alfredo Flores Nayas percussionist Joey Carrasquillo (better known as Joey C) graduated in 1993 from Arlington's Washington-Lee High School. 5/19 Alfredo Flores Among their most requested songs are "Malas Manera" ("Bad Manners") and "Lady Dada (Ella)." 6/19 Alfredo Flores Most of Nayas' lyrics are about love, relationships, friendships, community and the values they all believe, sung in a mixture of English and Spanish, with some Portuguese thrown in for good measure. 7/19 Alfredo Flores Lilo Gonzalez -- lead guitarist for D.C.-based Salvadorian hard rock band Machetres -- is pinch-hitting with Nayas while the band finds a full-time third guitarist. 8/19 Alfredo Flores Nayas occasionally plays Bossa on Saturdays too. 9/19 Alfredo Flores Most of their lyrics are about love, relationships, friendships, community and the values they all believe in sung in a mix of English and Spanish, with some Portuguese thrown in. 10/19 Alfredo Flores Nayas bass guitarist and vocalist Luis Torrealba is a native Peruvian who's been in the D.C. area for about a decade. 11/19 Alfredo Flores 12/19 Alfredo Flores 13/19 Alfredo Flores 14/19 Alfredo Flores 15/19 Alfredo Flores 16/19 Alfredo Flores 17/19 Alfredo Flores 18/19 Alfredo Flores 19/19 Alfredo Flores 0 More Photo Galleries Brag on Your Grad: Celebrating 2020 Graduates in DC, Maryland and Virginia Photos: Protests, Unrest in DC Following George Floyd’s Death Protesters, Enraged by Black Americans Killed, Gather Nationwide NBC4-T44 Friday Fun: Show and Tell!