Monday, June 18, 2018

June 24, 2018 12:00-7:00PM Ngoma: Annual Tribute to the Drum

Annual Tribute To African Drums and African Culture. Full lineup of performers. This year we will honor the creative contributions of Ancestor Master Musician Hugh Masekela. There is also a large African Market Place with multiple vendors. Family centered event, Bring your blankets, chairs and instruments. For general info call 215-385-0214.

Stenton Park
4601 N 18th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140

Sunday, June 17, 2018

June 23, 2018 7:00-9:30PM Giovana Robinson at Tartarepería

Giovana Robinson: I’ll be performing with former Celia Cruz’ pianist Nito Carrasquillo Tarta 18.64on 6/23 from 7:30- 9pm. Come by for great Venezuelan cuisine while listening to us live!

1204 North Front Street Fishtown - Philadelphia, PA

Saturday, June 16, 2018

June 22 & 23, 2018 Philadelphia Juneteenth Musicfest & Parade

You hear the beat of the drums, the trumpets sounding and dancers strutting… Juneteenth is coming, Juneteenth is coming. The Juneteenth MusicFest and Parade returns to the birthplace of America, our great city of Philadelphia on June 22 – 23, 2018. People will experience the rich tradition and culture and enduring spirit of African Americans with the 2018 Juneteenth MusicFest & Parade.
The event, now expanded to two-days, begins on Friday, June 22nd with a Cultural Caravan Tours, Voices of Freedom Gospel Choir, Honoring the Ancestor’s Wreath Ceremony and All that Jazz Concert and culminating on Saturday June 23rd with the melodic Juneteeth Musicfest and Parade with a viewing stand between 5th & 6th on Market and televised live by 6 ABC. The Market Place and MusicFest at The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.
Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Come be a part of Philadelphia’s rich African American history.

June 22, 2018 5:45-8:15PM PMA's Friday Nights: Rob Curto’s Forró for All

Rob Curto and his band bring Brazilian accordion-driven party music to the Museum.

Free after museum admission($20 nonmembers: members free)
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Friday, June 15, 2018

June 21, 2018 12:00-9:00PM Make Music Philly 2018

                                            Make Music Philly 

Make Music Day is a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the city.
Make Music Philly Facebook Page here 
Concert listings here 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

June 20, 2018 6:00PM Indigenous Cultures Night at El Compadre

Hey Philadelphia!
This Wednesday evening, please join as we gather to celebrate Native American languages and cultures.

Everyone is welcome.

When? Wednesday, June 20th, 6pm
Where? El Compadre / South Philly Barbacoa

Hola Filadelfia
Este miércoles pase un momento familiar y educativo celebrando las culturas originarias de las Américas. Ingreso Libre. 

Miércoles 20 de junio, 6pm
¿Dónde?: South Philly Barbacoa


El Compadre
1149 S 9TH ST, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147

June 20, 2018 8:00-11:00PM Satellites Are Spinning: Sun Ra Celebration Concert #8

Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra: A concert series. Featuring 8 concerts from December 2017 to June 2018 at some of the region's most important venues including; The Barnes Foundation, Ardmore Music Hall, Johnny Brenda's, The Planetarium of The Franklin Institute and World Cafe Live. Hosted by WRTI radio deejay, J. Michael Harrison.

Our band for Satellites #8 - Space Jam at the World Cafe Live will include music director, keyboardist, Erica Corbo with Space Whale Orchestra featuring reedmen Steve Davit, Mick Ricereto and Ted Schneider; The Three Bones featuring trombonists, Frank Rein, Dan Blacksberg, Connor Przybyszewski and The Eye2Eye Trio featuring drummer Kim Pedro Rodriguez, bassist Bert Harris and saxophonist Elliott Levin, also featuring special guests: guitarist and Sun Ra Arkestra member, DM Hotep, as well as Sun Ra Arkestra member and vocalist, Tara Middleton and vocalist Parris Love’.

The series will present a diverse, aggregation of regional Jazz, Rock, R&B, Experimental, Hiphop, EDM artists and poets. It will also feature special guest, performance artists, a percolating videoscape by video master: Gralin Hughes, including the films of interdisciplanry artist, Taji Nahl. media createdas well as a broad range of musical selections from the catalogs of Sun Ra and former, Sun Ra Arkestra members, as well as otherworldly tunes by such diverse artists as Parliament/Funkadelic, Outkast, Benny Golson, Talking Heads, Earth, Wind & Fire, Albert King, Nona Hendryx, David Bowie, Return To Forever, John Coltrane & many more.

World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, Pa
Tickets: $15 + fees

June 20, 2018 6:00PM Beginner Flamenco Dance Classes Summer Session Begins

Join Amy Schofield - La Éimi for 6 weeks of Beginner Flamenco! 
(No class July 4th or July 25th)

BEGINNER FLAMENCO TECHNIQUE: This class will center around learning and improving students' understanding of the following core flamenco dance principles:

• Proper posture and body positioning (colocación)
• Percussive footwork (zapateo); including the parts of the feet used to make sound; the ball of the foot (planta), the heel (tacón), the whole foot (golpe), and the point of the toe (punta)
• Movement of the arms/port de bras (braceo) and the circular movement of the hands (floreo)
• Basic turns (vueltas)
• Simple movement patterns that mark the beat (marcaje)
• Two types of rhythmic hand-clapping (palmas sordas/palmas altas)
• Basic understanding of select flamenco rhythms (palos)
• Locomotor movements across the floor will combine skills of the upper and lower body.
A New Orleans native, Amy began dancing at the age of three. The same year that she graduated from high school as class valedictorian, she was also named a semi-finalist for “Dance America Dancer of the Year.” Amy went on to study at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she graduated with honors, obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with a focus in Ballet Performance. During her years at UArts, Amy had the opportunity to work with many choreographers including Kun-Yang Lin, Scott Jovovich, Anastasia Babayeva, Sara Procopio, Helen Simoneau, and many more. It was also during this time that she began her flamenco education with Anna and Tito Rubio. She now regularly travels to Spain to further her flamenco studies at schools such as the Fundación de Arte Flamenco Cristina Heeren in Sevilla, Amor De Dios in Madrid, and Estudio de Baile Flamenco de Chiqui de Jerez, studying with maestros Milagros Menjibar, Javier Latorre, Antonio Hidalgo, Domingo Ortega, Inmaculada Ortega, Alfonso Losa among others. Over the years, she has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with esteemed flamenco artists such as Antonio Hidalgo, Sonia Olla, Ismael Fernandez, and Andres Heredia. Amy is currently working as a flamenco teaching artist and company member with both Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana in New York and Flamenco del Encuentro in Philadelphia.

Sound Space Performing Arts
2511 West Girard Avenue, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Tickets: $12

June 20, 2018 5:00-8:00PM P.M. at Penn Museum: Animus

Primarily an Eastern Mediterranean/Middle Eastern/Latin/American fusion ensemble, Animus also performs traditional Eastern Mediterranean/Middle Eastern music. Animus’ original music freely borrows and incorporates musical ideas and traditions from East to West, North to South, Ancient to Modern.

Kick back, relax, and enjoy some of Philadelphia’s best live bands Wednesday evenings in the Penn Museum’s beautiful outdoor Stoner Courtyard. The eighth annual Summer Nights Concert Series brings an eclectic lineup of performances—with the sounds of Creole Zydeco, Latin Jazz, Middle Eastern folk, Pre-Revolutionary Cuba, and more. The galleries stay open, with an optional guided tour (topics vary) at the set break. Outside, the Pepper Mill Café offers light foods and beverages.

Admission is just $10 general admission; Pay-what-you-wish for PennCard holders, Penn Medicine and CHOP employees with ID, and children under 6 years old; FREE for Penn Museum Members.

Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

June 19, 2018 8:00PM Not So Latin Jazz Concert & Jam with Cristian Puig

Apart from our house band (Arturo Stable Trio) and the usual jam- we will open the night with a real treat, Flamenco Guitarrist Cristian Puig is coming all the way from NYC to share with us the unique sounds of Flamenco music, from the region of Anzalucia in south Spain!!
check it out:
Cristian Puig was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Son of Gloria Monreal, Flamenco singer and Pablo Puig, Flamenco guitarrist. When he was 19 years old, Cristian began his studies in classical guitar at the conservatory of Manuel de Falla as well as flamenco guitar with his father. Soon he took classes in flamenco guitar with Quique de Cordoba and furthered his studies in jazz, bosa nova and contemporary music with various teachers. In 2000 Cristian was asked to travel to New York to make his debut at Alegrias tablao. Since then Cristian has been working and composing music for local and foreign artists and companies. Cristián integrated the musical project of Terrence Howard, they acted in the white house for Mr. President Obama (2009) Cristian record in the project Flamenco inside / out (2011) and the CD Inflame (2013) Fusion of flamenco and indian music, At the present time he is working on recordings of his own compositions.
8pm Doors open
8:15pm Cristian Puig plus guests
9pm Arturo Stable Trio
9:50 Jam session
Thanks in advance!
the Notsolatin team
Address: 1440 W. Ritner St. (corner of 15th St and Ritner St)
                Philadelphia, Pa
$5 donation at the door

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

June 18, 2018 6:30-9:30PM Philly Drum Project presents Beats, Brews, and Banter

       Beats, Brews, & Banter returns on Monday, June 18th at the Liaison Room, upstairs at Front Street Cafe, and will feature the very popular Open Drum format.

The event will run from 6:30 pm-9:30 pm and will be an open format. The night will consist of several 5 to 10-minute drum-centered presentations by musicians of all backgrounds and experience levels. ANYONE can present! Get there at 6:30 to sign up for an open slot, email to reserve a spot, or just come for the brews and fun hangs! Do you have a cool groove, concept or idea you want to share? This is the event for you!.

Drumset and cymbals will be provided by Philly Drum Project. 

And as always, there will be delicious local beer! 

Beats, Brews, & Banter
Open Drum
Monday, June 18th
Liaison Room at Front Street Cafe
1253 N. Front St. 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122                     
Before you join us, sign up as a member of Philly Drum Project. Dues start at just 40 bucks a year and you'll join a collective of Philly Drummers with a voice in the organization and help to fund events and programs all year. Click here to join and we'll see you on 6/18!

Monday, June 11, 2018

June 17, 2018 4:00-8:00PM Jimmy Jorge and The Latin Express at Mis Viejos

Mis Viejos Restaurant and Lounge
151 W. Lehigh Ave
Philadelphia, Pa
No cover

June 17, 2018 7:00-10:00PM Musicians' Gathering #29 at Rittenhouse Soundworks

Musicians Gathering #29 
Father's Day Edition

*Clarinetist Christopher Nichols and pianist Christine Delbeau

‘Trad’ Irish Music comes to Rittenhouse as Hollis Payer, Rob Curto and Federico Betti combine their fine musical talents to the traditional form and kick it up a notch. 

*Nicholas Krolak Quintet

*The Dave Allen Quartet
Dave Allen: Guitar/Composer 
Tony Miceli: Vibes 
Shane Aeserud: Bass
Doug Hirlinger: Drums 

Having moved back to Philadelphia from NYC, critically acclaimed modern jazz guitarist and composer Dave Allen performs music from his upcoming CD release with his quartet.

tickets $10 at the door Free Parking at the lot next door

Rittenhouse Soundworks
219 W. Rittenhouse St.
Philadelphia, Pa 19144 

Sunday, June 10, 2018

June 16, 2018 5:00-10:00PM Clark Park Fest Afterparty with MuzikalDunk at Pentridge Station

Join us after the Clark Park Music and Arts Festival for a very special after party at Pentridge Station! This all ages event has no cover, and a portion of beer sales will go towards funding for future Clark Park Festivals!

Our after party will be emceed and headlined by the Urban Entertainer, Supreem Da Rezarekta'. Over the span of his 20+ year career the hip hop artist has opened for the likes of Dougie Fresh, The Roots, and The Notorious B.I.G.; and has transcended musical styles such as rock, soul, and funk. The show will also feature the lo-fi psych guitar rock of The Mary Veils, the fast paced alternative rock of Effusion 35, and the super chatged rock of STEP 13.

While the bulk of the music starts at 7:00 after Grandchildren headline the dog bowl, you can also take a break from the festival at 5:00 pm and enjoy a cold beer and cool vibes of master percussionist and Philly music sensation , MuzikalDunk and her new Planet.MD..

Pentridge Station Pop-Up Beer Garden
5116 Pentridge St.
Philadelphia, Pa 19143

June 16, 2018 11:00AM-7:00PM Clark Park Music & Arts Festival


featuring performances by: GrandchildrenTJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb, EDO, Gleasons Drift, Chocolate Mess, The KMX BandThe PLIBmenThe Towering PineUnidos da Filadelfia Samba School (approx. 11:00AM), and Bosom Band

Meet local craft vendors and non profits, taste some delicious food from our food trucks, check out our local pop up art displays and hear awesome local bands performing. This years lineup includes a headlining performance from Grandchildren and TJ KONG and the atomic bomb. 

Kids get free face painted near our the Clark Park Fest info table. 

Info on Clark Park Fest: 
Clark Park Music and Arts community has been putting on festivals in Clark Park in West Philadelphia since 1970. The festival is time to celebrate West Philly and include an eclectic blend of music, kids activities, arts and crafts and vendors. 

Anchored at 43rd and Chester Avenue, the festival series is an important tradition for the West Philly community that includes live music from local performers and a chance for local artisans and vendors to showcase their work. Since 1970, the Festivals have provided an excellent forum for residents to meet their neighbors and benefit from the artistic wealth of Philadelphia. Responding to the needs of a changing community, the Festival has grown in scope. Today the Festival includes children’s events and activities, arts and crafts vending, a greater diversity of performances to include all kinds of music, dance and theater, and a chance for non-profit organizations to reach out to the community on a variety of issues.

Clark Park
4300 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

June 16, 2018 8:00 & 10:00PM Brazilian Vocalist Liz Rosa & Her Band at Chris' Jazz Cafe

Brazilian Vocalist, Liz Rosa & Her Band

June 16, 2018 7:00PM-1:00AM Malidelphia Concert at Rittenhouse Soundworks

Malidelphia is a folkloric performance-art concert that serves to create a bridge between African immigrant and African-American communities through traditional and contemporary song, dance, music, masquerade and folklore. Malidelphia is an ensemble of African and African American professional artists, singers, dancers, and folklorists. Our work is inspired by Ira Bond and his multiple experiences in Mali, West Africa while growing up in Philadelphia. Malidelphia will bring established Malian and Philadelphian musicians together to create an original performing arts project that celebrates both traditional and modern styles of music and dance.

The name “Malidelphia” refers to the connection between Malian and Philadelphian cultural art forms such as Jazz, Blues, Afropop, Hip-Hop and traditional and contemporary percussion. The project showcases the underlying similarities in the artistic expression of people of African descent. By utilizing the violin, the kora, the balaphone, percussive instruments, vocals and chants, we have created a montage of expressions for our professional performing artists to showcase the unique urban and traditional sounds and movement that create the “Malidelphia” style. This project is needed as a way for African and African American populations to communicate, find commonalities, and enjoy shared musical lineages.

This project will fire up a melting pot of traditional and contemporary African American and Bambara (also known as Bamana) music from Mali, and intends to explore and develop new styles and sounds as we bring some of the best musicians from the diaspora for the first time in Philadelphia.

Rittenhouse Soundworks
219 W Rittenhouse St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144

Tickets: $20 + $1.40 fee

Saturday, June 9, 2018

June 15, 2018 6:30-9:00PM ReelBlack & AAMP Present: Bring the Beat Back - A Salute to Lady B

ReelBlack & AAMP Present: Bring The Beat Back | A Salute To Lady B

ReelBlack & AAMP Present: Bring The Beat Back | A Salute To Lady B 
Friday, June 15, 6:30 p.m.
$7 Advance | $10 Door | Free to Members
In celebration of Black Music Month, ReelBlack teams with the African American Museum in Philadelphia to premiere two film projects centered on Philly hip-hop, both featuring footage that has largely gone unseen, until now. This screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Philly rap pioneers like Lady B, MC Breeze, and Funk Wizard Snow alongside Bring The Beat Back filmmakers Mike D. and Tito Irizarry.
A SALUTE TO LADY B. (2011/ 18 minutes/ dir. Mike D.) is a short documentary created for Lady B.’s 30th Anniversary in radio, but was never screened because of rain. In addition to hosting Street Beat, Philly’s longest-running hip hop radio show, she was the very first female MC to make a record. Featuring interviews with Russell Simmons, Jill Scott, “Fly Ty” Williams, E-Vette Money, World B. Free, Will Smith and more.
BRING THE BEAT BACK: A RECONSTRUCTION (2018/ 40 minutes. / dir. Mike D./ camera Tito IrizarryWhile working as a video editor at KYW-TV in 2001, filmmaker Mike D. conceived the idea of making a film about the history of Old School Philly Rap. Working with cameraperson/ producer Tito Irizarry, research was done and a trailer was cut. A first chapter, PHILLY BOY: A MOVIE ABOUT MC BREEZE (AKA JOEY B. ELLIS) was completed, however money could not be raised to complete subsequent episodes. In 2018, Mike decided to go back through the original footage and create a reconstruction of the story. While by no means definitive, Bring The Beat Back tells the story of the birth of Hip Hop in the City of Brotherly Love, as told by some of its pioneers. Features exclusive interviews and performances with Lady B, MC Breeze, Schooly D, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Chuck Chillout, EST and Larry Larr, DJ Cash Money, E-Vette Money, Lawrence Goodman, Chuck D, Baby DST, and Funk Wizard.
Members must sign-in to redeem membership benefits. Please call (215) 574-0380, ext 227 with questions regarding museum membership and member benefits.
The African American Museum in Philadelphia

June 15, 2018 10:00AM-12:00PM Danza Azteca del Anahuac at The Free Library

The Group “Danza Azteca del Anahuac” showcases Aztec dances and traditional costumes. They believe dance is a prayer in movement, in which a person, by means of these movements, is generating energy that elevates to the universe. These movements were very important in the lives of Mexican (Aztecs) and throughout Mesoamerica; for them it was a way to express the honor and gratitude to the guardians of nature and life givers.

Also between intermissions you will be able to visit cultural tables with artifacts from traditional Mexican customs.

This program is part of the World Traveling Trunks series sponsored by the Mexican Cultural Center, the Mexican Consulate and the Free Library of Philadelphia.

The World Traveling Trunks are cultural-themed toolboxes that celebrate cultures around the globe that enrich our local communities in Philadelphia. Building cultural awareness and embracing diversity in a cross-cultural environment will help children and families to develop cross-cultural social skills and connect with the traditions, history and way of living of other global citizens.

Additional information at this link:

Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
Free admission

Thursday, June 7, 2018

June 13, 2018 12:30-1:30PM Minas Trio at Church of the Holy Trinity

Wednesday June 13
Church of the Holy Trinity
19th and Walnut Sts., Philadelphia, PA

Trio featuring Orlando, Patricia, and Jim Stager (bass). Free concert