They’re in Adams Morgan Most Thursdays — Weird, So Are You!

Local rockers Nayas perform Latin-fused reggae and rock at Bossa Bistro & Lounge in Adams Morgan.

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D.C. rockers Nayas hold court at Adams Morgan's Bossa Bistro & Lounge most Thursday nights. Their schedule is available on their MySpace page.
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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.
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The group has long-time D.C. roots that predate the band's formation in 2001.
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Nayas percussionist Joey Carrasquillo (better known as Joey C) graduated in 1993 from Arlington's Washington-Lee High School.
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Among their most requested songs are "Malas Manera" ("Bad Manners") and "Lady Dada (Ella)."
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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.
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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.
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Nayas occasionally plays Bossa on Saturdays too.
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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.
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Nayas bass guitarist and vocalist Luis Torrealba is a native Peruvian who's been in the D.C. area for about a decade.
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