Monday, November 12, 2018

November 18, 2018 7:00-10:00PM Musicians' Gathering #33 at Rittenhouse Soundworks

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Slowey and the Boats

Slowey & the Boats are pioneers of Philadelphia’s Hawaiian jazz scene. A five-piece instrumental concern, S&TB deftly blend elements of traditional folk melodies, western swing, ballads, tangos, and Hawaiian party classics – and all before you’ve finished your first Mai Tai. Their music has something for everyone – young, old, cool, uptight.
The Deconstructionists

Born out of the eternal search for what's true, and the desire to pass on to the next generation only the things that can stand up to questioning, "The Deconstructionists" contains 12 honest songs that chronicle the difficult process of tearing apart one's deeply engrained mindsets. Accompanied by some of his Waiting for Cadence bandmates (Joe Stauffer, Joel Meck, and Dan Carpenter) and others, Chris takes the listener on a journey through the deconstruction process and, in some cases, back out again. Sonically dense on purpose, the listener should hear new things with each listen. Borrowing vibes from late 80's/early 90's alternative music as well as from the current indie and Americana scenes, Chris has created a layered sound that is interesting and unique. Cliches have no place in these writings as The Deconstructionists attempt to use words in new ways to describe the age-old search for truth.
The Saturdays

The Saturdays are a new trio in Northwest Philadelphia, playing a fresh mix of singer-songwriter fare and melodic pop songs. The group features Philly veteran musicians Buck Buchanan on percussion and vocals, Dave Arms on bass and Rich Nourie on acoustic and electric guitars and vocals. The Saturdays draw on indy artists like David Mead, Sarah Jarosz and Josh Rouse as well as their own home-crafted pop fare and have been recent favorites in the area house concert scene.
Janie Rothfield and Allan Carr: 
Appalachian and Scottish Roots Music

Allan grew up in Aberdeen, Scotland, in a musical family of singers, fiddlers, pipers and accordion players and surrounded by rich traditional music of the Northeast of Scotland. He is one of Scotland's finest singers and shares his stories and personal knowledge about the history of the old Scottish songs and ballads to bring them alive today. Janie's is an award winning fiddler and clawhammer banjo player who easily moves from Appalachian Old Time to Celtic music with her lively tunes and soulful singing. 

Jane and Allan play traditional roots music that is directly from the source while expanding on that tradition with newly composed songs and tunes. Great singing, hot instrumentals and with Allan’s humor, always a whole lot of fun!
Rittenhouse Soundworks
219 W Rittenhouse St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144
Tickets $10 at the Door Free Parking at the lot next door

November 18, 2018 8:00PM AfroTaino presents: Y La Bamba + BALÚN

Y La Bamba
“One of the most innovative and exciting young vocalists around.” -NPR

"Front woman Luz Elena Mendoza can warble tremulously like a Latina Joanna Newsom, then let rip a robust alt-country holler not unlike that of Neko Case." 
- Rolling Stone

"Mendoza’s voice resounds with a profound sense of history, her guitar strumming soft but with gripping presence."- The Portland Mercury

Luz Elena Mendoza's story is one sung to her ancestors and humanity, exploring a faith that is greater than just religion, and a life of metamorphosis and awakening.

Born in San Francisco as a first generation daughter of immigrant parents from Michoacan Mexico, she spent her childhood raised by the melodies and stories that were being told through traditional Mexican folk songs.

From the intimate, contemplative verses in her native-language, to the revelations of the history in her roots, her story is delivered with poise. Mendozas poetic expression is raw, and ever evolving.

These songs are a soundtrack built for coming to grips with, not just one’s own mortality, but the fragility of the world, presenting sounds that carry the realness of ancestral trauma and the search of identity.

Presented by World Cafe Live & AfroTaino Productions
Brooklyn-based electronic indie band Balún self-identify as transnational. The quartet that broke out of the San Juan indie scene a decade ago has since undergone a formational odyssey through the industry, academia, and the stateside Puerto Rican experience. Balún’s long awaited sophomore album Prisma Tropical focuses an incredibly wide field of genres and influences into a revelatory sound that evokes both of the band’s homes and the distance between them.

World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, Pa
Tickets$12 ADV - $14 DOS + FEES

November 18, 2018 1:00-4:00PM PFS Election and Concert with Sharon Katz and The Peace Train

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PFS Election and November Monthly Concert with Sharon Katz & The Peace Train

MUSIC at 2pm

**FREE FOR MEMBERS** While Supplies Last
**$12 For Not-Yet-Members**

About Sharon Katz & The Peace Train 

The multicultural South African band of Sharon Katz & The Peace Train helped Nelson Mandela end Apartheid and have continued spreading their message of peace and reconciliation around the world. Their pulsating rhythms, rich harmonies, guitar-driven melodies, spine-tingling dances, funky basslines, intricate drum patterns, and compelling lyrics tell of the social justice challenges worldwide and how we can change them - while getting the dance party going! Nominated for the Grammy’s “Best World Music Album,” the group made history in 1992 when they formed South Africa’s first, 500-voice multiracial choir and then organized a courageous tour on board a train –The Peace Train – to promote a peaceful transition to democracy. The documentary film about The Peace Train’s music and work, “When Voices Meet,” was selected by 30 film festivals and won Best Documentary, Best Director, Best Original Soundtrack, and Audience Award at Philadelphia International Film Festival. Recordings: “Imbizo” on Billboard’s Highly Recommended list and Grammy nomination list for Best World Music Album; “Live in NYC with Pete Seeger;” “Double Take” with Jazz divas Abigail Kubeka and Dolly Rathebe; “Carnival!” with Sting, Elton John, Tina Turner and Madonna and “Side-By Side” featuring Sharon Katz and Peace Train co-founder, Nonhlanhla Wanda.

**Ticketing Policy** 

The Philadelphia Folksong Society is proud to offer its' members one or two free tickets (depending on membership level) to our selected Monthly Member Concert and Monthly House Concert every month. Due to the large number of members and limited seating, we ask that members reserve tickets when they know they can attend. If a member has reserved a ticket and cannot make it to the member concert of their choosing, they must contact the PFS office by phone or email prior to the event to cancel. Failure to do so will result in an inability to reserve your free member ticket to the following member concert. 

If you arrive at a PFS member concert and have not reserved a ticket, you will only be seated ten minutes before show time if seats are still available. 

If a member concert is listed as "sold out," please contact Katie Kresz at to secure your spot atop the waitlist. You will be notified prior to the concert if seats become available. 

PFS asks that all members show respect to their fellow members and the Society through following this policy.
Philadelphia Folksong Society
6156 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19128

Sunday, November 11, 2018

November 17, 2018 8:00PM Minas Quintet Tribute to Jobim and Cole Porter

Saturday Nov. 17, 2018
World Cafe Live (Upstairs)
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104


Minas returns to WCL for our annual November show. Last year it was the smash "Beatles in Bossa Nova". This November, our Quintet, featuring Philadelphia saxophone legend Larry McKenna, will present a tribute to Jobim and Cole Porter, two of the most revered songwriters from South and North America. Renditions of Porter's "Begin the Beguine", "So In Love", "Love for Sale", "Night and Day" and others will be presented with a Brazilian twist, while Jobim's "Samba do Avião" (Jet Samba), "Águas de Março" (Waters of March), "One Note Samba", and "Corcovado", also among others, will be presented with an authentic Brazilian beat, but in a jazzy style. Completing the repertoire, we'll will perform a few of our own compositions inspired by the music of Jobim and Cole Porter.

Minas' shows at WCL always sell out, so get your tickets in advance. 

Minas Quintet: Orlando Haddad (guitar, vocal), Patricia King Haddad (piano, vocal), Larry McKenna (saxophone and flute), Tom Cohen (drums), Dylan Taylor (acoustic bass).

November 17, 2018 7:30PM Jamaaladeen Tacuma and the Gnawa Soul Experience Band

The PNC Arts Alive presents Jazz Cultural Voices an initiative that has demonstrated a belief in the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts and a commitment to providing us with the funding that makes this event possible.
In 2016 Jamaaladeen Tacuma was invited to perform in Morocco by Gnaou World Music Festival in Essaouira. The festival features and highlights  Gnawa Fusion.  Jamaaladeen brought together musicians from The USA, France, and Austria to join him in his band Jamaaladeen Tacuma’s Baba Oud and he was paired with a Moroccan musician Maalem Haasan Bousso.  
This combination of ancient African Gnawa traditional instrumentation and musical themes along with Jamaaladeen's sense of production in Funk, Jazz, and groove mashes together a completely new sound fresh to the global listening audience. The music is powerful with emotion and intensity and for sure will bring the audience to their dancing feet. 
For the special performance at the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts, PNC Arts Alive Jazz Cultural Voices series, Jamaaladeen brings together Philadelphia musicians along with Moroccan musicians living in the USA to complete his band Jamaaladeen Tacuma and the Gnawa Soul Experience. 
The fusion with Gnawa music marks a milestone in my musical career carrying on the idea of bridging the musical gap culturally along with preserving and celebrating Jazz and Gnawa music and their rich repertoire of ancient African song, rhythm, and dance. Long live America’s classical music jazz and long live Gnawa." — Jamaaladeen Tacuma 
Subsidized tickets available for $20.00 thanks to our PNC Arts Alive grant. For more information please call Carla Washington, Community Engagement Manager, at
 215-893-9912 or visit our website at
Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz &Performing Arts
738 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19146

November 17-19, 2018 Flamenco Workshop with Leilah Broukhim at Overbrook Garage Studio

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Pasion y Arte is proud to present another incredible flamenco workshop November 17-19 with Leilah Broukhim!
Workshop classes are available for Beginner-Intermediate students. All classes take place at the Overbrook Garage Studio. Drop in $30 per class/advanced registration $25 per class. Advanced registration is recommended. Save your spot here:
Advanced registration is recommended. Sign up here and secure your space:

Leilah Broukhim was born in New York and has been based in Spain since 2000. She has performed in the principal tablaos of Spain, including Casa Patas, El Corral de la Morería and El Cordobés. She formed part of such dance companies as Rafael Amargo, Paco Peña and Javier Barón and was a guest artist in the X Festival Flamenco Pa'tos, sharing the stage with Marina Heredia, Carmen Linares and Eva la Yerbabuena. Leilah has created three solo shows, "DEJANDO HUELLAS," "EMBRUJÁ" and "HAMSA PARA SOÑAR" which she has presented in theaters and festivals around the world.
Overbrook Garage Studio
6411 Overbrook Ave
Philadelphia, Pa

November 17, 2018 8:00PM Zimbabwean A Cappella: Nobuntu at The Annenberg Center

With their bright a cappella harmonies, the five women of Nobuntu have earned international praise for the passion and joy they bring to Zimbabwean songs, Afro-jazz and gospel. The quintet’s pure voices are augmented by traditional percussion and dance to celebrate the vibrant identity of their culture and what it means to be an African woman.
Tickets: $26-$49 plus fees
The Annenberg Center
3680 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, Pa 19104

Friday, November 9, 2018


Councilman David Oh Presents PHL Live World Music Showcase



THU · NOVEMBER 15, 2018

DOORS: 7:30 PM / SHOW: 8:00 PM

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

November 12, 2018 7:30PM Temple University Percussion Ensemble in Concert

Temple University Percussion Ensemble

November 12, 2018 - 7:30 pm
Phillip O'Banion, director
Mimi Stillman, flute
Charles Abramovic, piano
LIGETI    Pattern Transformations
AKIHO    Pillar IV
CHAVEZ    Toccatta

BURRITT    Fandango 13
DEBUSSY    Enngulfed Cathedral
MIKI    Marimba Spiritual

Performance in Lew Klein Hall
Free admission, no tickets required
Temple Performing Arts Center
1837 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA  19122

November 12, 2018 8:00-11:00PM LaNOCHE: Bulla en el Barrio at The Kimmel Center

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Heat up the Kimmel Center at this month's La NOCHE! The night kicks off with the La NOCHE Band, led by master percussionist Arturo Stable. Then, our featured guest will take the stage. This month, catch the main act, Bulla en el Barrio!

Bulla en el Barrio started in October 2014 and is currently comprised of 14 people who have been consistently meeting to learn and practice Bullerengue. The bullerengue tradition was born in Columbia in the Uraba and Caribbean region and has been a tool for women to express themselves through music and dance. For this reason, women’s leadership and their power to engage communities into creative processes characterizes bullerengue.

“What we want with our music is to share with others and ourselves, to make noise, and to recognize the role of women in our dances. Bulla en el Barrio is the noise of the people, people who can't afford to return to Colombia, but who want to connect with la tierra.” 
-- Carolina Oliveros, Lead Singer Bulla en el Barrio

SEI Innovation Studio
Inside the Kimmel Center
2 levels below ground floor
300 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Monday, November 5, 2018

November 11, 2018 7:00PM Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer at The Annenberg Center

These music masters regularly obliterate musical borders and traverse new frontiers. Banjoist Béla Fleck, tabla player Zakir Hussain and bassist Edgar Meyer share the stage to unite the worlds of classical, bluegrass and world music. Each individually known as an innovator and their original trio music explores the connections between American roots and the classical Indian tradition. Joined by Rakesh Chaurasia on banusuri, get ready for an evening of world music fusion.

The Annenberg Center
3680 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, Pa
Tickets: $29-$78 plus fees

Sunday, November 4, 2018

November 10, 2018 9:00PM-2:00AM Hector Rosado Y Orquesta Hache at Isla Verde Cafe

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Come join the party with Hector Rosado & Orchestra Hache at Isla Verde Cafe. You'll enjoy the best salsa and latin rhythms along with excellent latin cuisine. Bring your dance shoes.

Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N American Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19133

November 10, 2018 7:30PM Tango Hop: A Milonga in Broomall, PA

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Tango Hop: fun, friendly and focused on tango

FREE Tango Lesson 7:30pm-8:30pm
Tango Dancing: 8:30pm until late, $15/10
no partner necessary, all welcome

This is our biggest dance of the month! Don't miss the chance to dance on this beautiful wood floor with vaulted ceilings and a fireplace. And the parking lot is huge! and free!

Marple Presbyterian Church
105 N Sproul Rd, Broomall, Pennsylvania 19008

Saturday, November 3, 2018

November 9, 2018 8:00PM 2nd Friday Jazz Series: Greg Moore & the Caribbean Jazz Band

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Greg Moore - “Photographed by Ken McFarlane / @365Ken”
The Producer's Guild and Blue Grotto present: Greg Moore & The Caribbean Jazz Band

The 2nd Friday on Lancaster Avenue Jazz Series for November presents Greg Moore and the Caribbean Jazz Band. The band lead by Greg Moore on congas, blends the harmonies and improvisation of jazz and the rhythms of Cuba, Brazil and Africa. Featuring Sam Reed/tenor, Marc Johnson/piano+steel drum, Charles Beasley/bass, Mike Cummings/guitar, Tom Lowery/percussion, Jeffrey Johnson/drums and Jeri Oliver/vocals. It's irie man, you don't want to miss it! Presented by Leo Gadson's Producers Guild, the Community Education Center and Meeting House Theatre, and Lancaster Avenue 21st Century Business Association.

CEC Community Education Center
3500 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

Thursday, November 1, 2018

November 7, 2018 6:30-9:30PM Trinidelphia at Copabanana

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First Wednesday of every month, be at Copabanana for live Caribbean Fusion music from Trinidelphia
40th and Spruce Sts
Philadelphia, Pa
No cover

November 7, 2018 7:00 & 9:00PM Kendrah Butler Waters Trio at SOUTH

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Next Wednesday (NOV. 7th), Kendrah Butler Waters Trio Featuring my brother V. Shayne Frederick!Jason Fraticelli bass and Sadayah N Roberts on drums. 


Most currently, Kendrah was the 2015-2016 Jazz Resident with the Kimmel Center and has produced a body of work that focuses on developing a new genre of jazz called “sacred jazz” that merges the genres of jazz, gospel, and traditional hymns. This fellowship opportunity from the Kimmel Center was tremendously helpful in developing a 20 piece work that was widely received to sold out audiences. Working with vocalist Shamika Byrd, the sold out “World Premier” of their work was widely received and Kendrah plans to continue to market the work as well as expand the project.
600 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, Pa
$10 cover per set

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

November 6, 2018 8:00-10:30PM Not So Latin Concerts:Domenyka Sarauz /Music from Ecuador

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November 6, 2018 8:30-9:30 Samba Dance Class with Erica Bowen

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Rock the vote and Rock your SAMBA!!! Our special Samba class returns to Philadelphia. We are going to celebrate the power that we all have and Samba com muito coracao!!!!

This class is fun and intense with a warm up, samba foundations/drills, and some choreography. Our goal is to give you a true taste of samba and Rio Carnaval!!! So we keep it 💯 with our SAMBA.

RSVP if you'll be participating. We ask that you give 24 hours notice if this changes (Erica travels from New York to teach and expand the samba community in Philly.)

Class is taught by Erica (Musa, Rio Carnaval 2018/2019). Click on 
for more information about Erica' s background as a dancer and choreographer.

$85/5 class card

Performance Garage
1515 Brandywine St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130

Saturday, October 27, 2018

November 2, 2018 6:00-9:00PM Tribute to Grover Washington, Jr at The Barnes Foundation

One of the most popular saxophonists of all time, Grover Washington, Jr., long set the pace for innovation in his field. Though his sound is rooted in R&B and soul-jazz, he is also known for the infrequent occasions when he played straight-ahead jazz. The Tony Miceli Ensemble will bring the music of Grover Washington, Jr., to life at the Barnes, featuring Tony Miceli on vibraphone, Doc Gibbs on percussion, Micah Jones on bass, Chris Farr on sax, Kevin Hanson on guitar, Butch Reed on drums, and Tiffany Jones on vocals.
Music sets:  6 – 7:15 pm; 8 – 9 pm
Tickets include access to the Barnes collection and Morisot exhibiton.
Cocktails and light fare available for purchase, including shrimp and grits, chicken and sausage jambalaya, and vegetarian red beans and rice with jalapeno cheddar cornbread muffins.
Make sure to head outside to Philadelphia's largest covered porch! Limited seating available.
Tickets$28; Patrons, Contributors, member guests, and students $10; Supporters and Sustainers free
The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: 215.278.7000