Friday, May 20, 2022

May 26, 2022 6:00-9:00PM Pasión y Arte's Flamenco Student Showcase Benefit Performance at the Maas Bldg


We are very excited about our upcoming celebration of our growing community of Flamenco aficionados, Celebrating Philadelphia's Flamenco Community 2022, on May 26th at the Maas Building. This student showcase and benefit celebration will feature student performances and appearances by special guest artists  Barbara Martinez, Adrian Alvarado, Adam Bailey, Lilliana Ruiz, Amanda Pena, and Deepa Devasana. Also performing will be Leiliani Chirino, winner of a PCA master/apprenticeship grant which supports her working with me as an apprentice for the duration of a year, who will be sharing a new work that she and I have developed together over the duration of her apprenticeship with PyA. It will be a night of celebration and art, so I hope you will join us. Tickets are $15-$25 and can be purchased HERE.

Please take note that we have another amazing workshop coming with Juan Paredes coming up on June 6-9. Check out the flyer above  and reserve your spot HERE.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

May 21, 2022 Vieux Farka Toure at The Lounge at World Cafe Live


Vieux Farka Toure
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Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara”, Vieux Farka Touré was born in Niafunké, Mali in 1981. He is the son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Touré, who died in 2006. Ali Farka Touré came from a historical tribe of soldiers, and defied his parents in becoming a musician. When Vieux was in his teens, he declared that he also wanted to be a musician. His father disapproved due to the pressures he had experienced being a musician. Rather, he wanted Vieux to become a soldier. But with help from family friend the kora maestro Toumani Diabaté, Vieux eventually convinced his father to give him his blessing to become a musician shortly before Ali passed.

COVID INFORMATION: Per venue policy, all guests will be required to show proof of completed Covid vaccination OR a negative Covid test result (lab-administered PCR or Antigen test within 48 hours) for entry. At-home tests will not be accepted. By purchasing tickets, you acknowledge that everyone in your party will follow any regulations in place at time of show (subject to change) and will not be entitled to a refund for noncompliance. Please check here for current venue protocol. Thanks for your cooperation!

$22 ADV // $ 25 DOS + FEES

All shows at The Lounge are General Admission and seating is not guaranteed. 
Click here to 
make a reservation and guarantee a seat or call our Box Office at 215-222-1400.

The Lounge at World Cafe Live

3025 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA, 19104

May 21, 2022 7:30-9:30PM Sun Ra Arkestra at the Clef Club of Jazz


The Sun Ra Arkestra, under the longtime leadership of founding saxophonist Marshall Allen, is as vital and cheekily unpredictable as ever. Blending jazz and blues with electronic and extraterrestrial influences, these true pioneers of Afrofuturism carry on the inimitable vision and spirit of their enigmatic founder—composer, pianist, bandleader, poet, and cosmic philosopher Sun Ra.

Tickets: $35

Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts | 736 South Broad StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19146

Saturday, May 14, 2022

May 20, 2022 8:00PM Urban Guerilla Orchestra at World Cafe Live: "90s Kind of Love"


Come enjoy a great night of music as Urban Guerilla Orchestra presents a battle of 70's music versus 90's music at World Cafe Live as they play for a variety of performers.

Tickets: $35-40 ADV // DOS + FEES

Doors: 7PM
Show: 8PM

The Music Hall at World Cafe Live

3025 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA, 19104

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

May 16, 2022 6:00PM Los Bomberos de la Calle Bomba Percussion and Dance Classes Begin


5 week basics of bomba Percussion & Dance classes will be offered.
Introductions of the drumming, dance and songs will be shared in this interactive 5 week session.

Sunday, May 8, 2022

May 14, 2022 6:00-8:00PM Music on Main in Yardley: Eco Del Sur (rescheduled from May 7) CANCELLED 5/14/2022


Join us Saturday, May 14th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM for @Ecodelsur at Buttonwood Plaza. Grab your dinner at Burritos Restaurant your dancing shoes, and chairs for an evening of family fun.⁠

15 South Main St.

Yardley, PA

Canceled due to rain

May 14, 2022 5:00PM Alsarah and the Nubatones, Rawan, and Sami Rahman at Sunflower Philly


On May 14th,  Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture is holding our Al-Bustan Spring Concert at Sunflower Philly! The concert features musical artists Alsarah and the Nubatones, Rawan, and Sami Rahman. Doors to the concert open at 5 PM followed by Sami Rahman at 6 PM. Pre-registration for tickets is $15 and tickets purchased the day of are priced at $20. Our pre-registration link is live so purchase your tickets today! 


1725 N 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Friday, May 6, 2022

May 12, 2022 6:00-8:00PM The Velocity Festival: An Evening of Music, Art, Open Bar, Food, and Community


We are honored to invite you to attend The Velocity Festival, an open air celebration, joyfully centering Philadelphia artists, Velocity Fund (VF) and Added Velocity (AV) grantees in a festive evening of music, art, open bar, food, and community. This event is free and open to all-ages!



  • Live music by Sound Museum Collective ('19 VF/'20 AV); featuring Gladys Nobriga and Noah JacobsenTimbalonaMelissa Beatriz’s collaborators for the documentary Rumba en Filadelfia ('20 Velocity Fund project) and Rashid Zakat ('21 VF)

  • Art by Karina Puente Arts Studio ('18 VF)

  • Graphics and program designed and printed on risograph by Many Folds Press ('19 VF/'20 AV)

  • AV equipment provided by Television, founded by Logan Cryer, Heidi Ratanavanich ('19 VF/'20 AV) and Tim Belknap ('18 VF)

  • VeloCity Phila PAle brewed by Michael Konrad ('18 VF) 

  • Guest chefs activating Pedro Ospina's ('20 VF) Open Kitchen Sculpture Garden

  • Cocktails by Art in the Age

  • Register for Free Tickets here

Sunday, May 1, 2022



ASTROCELIUM is an intermedia art project created by Daniel Belquer with the support of ExCITe Center at Drexel University and hosted at iMPeRFeCT Gallery

It is a musical and sensor based work that celebrates the connection between humans and the plant world. 

ASTROCELIUM combines live brainwave data and live plant sensors to produce music and light on computer controlled sculptures covered with mycelium, vines and mushrooms.


By tapping into the combination between nature, technology and culture, this work is a representation of a society based on forces that are more bound to an elegant equilibrium.


Imperfect Gallery

5539 Germantown Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19144

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Tickets: $20

Saturday, April 30, 2022

May 6, 2022 6:00-9:00PM First Friday at The Barnes: Raul Y Su ClaveAché


Enjoy an evening of art, live music, cocktails, and light fare at our monthly First Friday! mixer. Tonight’s event features Cuban band Raul y su ClaveAché, led by Santiago de Cuba–born percussionist, producer, and composer Raul Cisneros. ClaveAché fuses elements of Afro-Cuban music, such as rumba, songo, mambo, and timba, with modern jazz, funk, and blues sounds in its unforgettable performances.

Live music sets:
6:30 and 7:45 pm

First Friday! at the Barnes includes access to the collection galleries and Water, Wind, Breath: Southwest Native Art in Community.

Our safety guidelines have changed to reflect current guidance from the City of Philadelphia. Masks or face coverings are welcome but not required. Learn more.

Cocktails and light fare are available for purchase. Seating is limited.

Tickets$28; National, Patron, and Contributor members & students $10; Supporters and Sustainers free

2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130

May 6, 2022 9:00PM Viernes Calientes Free Latin Dance Party with De Tierra Caliente at World Cafe Live


Viernes Calientes
Put on your dancing shoes and join us in The Lounge for our free First Friday series, Viernes Calientes. Get ready to drink, dine, and dance the night away with live music from Philly fusion band De Tierra Caliente. Salsa, Merengue, Reggae, Samba, Chacha, Bolero, Rumba, Funk… this dance party knows no borders.

De Tierra Caliente
De Tierra Caliente is a party band whose music fills the air with bright colors and gets everybody up and dancing. Catchy melodies and unaffected lyrics fuse with Latin, Caribbean and Brazilian rhythms to inspire an irresistible North/South American party.

Since its formation in 2014, this flavorful band from Philadelphia has released 2 full-length albums and played hundreds of shows throughout the US, Colombia, Brazil and Puerto Rico.

The Lounge at World Cafe Live

3025 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA, 19104

Free event; no tickets necessary

May 6, 2022 8:30PM "Philly Flow" at Society Hill Dance Academy


On Friday, May 6th come experience the artistry, talent and battles that are rooted and shared in Hip Hop and DJ Scratching cultures. Artsi’s very first “Philly Flow” will harness the creativity, uniqueness, and friendly competition that these communities share in gatherings. Come ready to hype up the Hip Hop Fundamentals dance crew of professional breakdancers and flow with DJ Next and DJ Sun who will be on the 1s and 2s, dropping straight fire all night. Admission includes two drink tickets, must be 21+ to drink.

Tickets: $30

Society Hill Dance Academy

1919 E Passyunk Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19148

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May 6, 2022 8:00PM Dendê & Band: Afro-Brazilian Funk at The Rotunda


Dendê & Band: Afro-Brazilian Funk

Dendê is a percussionist, singer, composer, bandleader, teacher, and multi-instrumentalist. He’s been a professional musician since the age of 14, when he appeared in the frontline of Timbalada, Carlinhos Brown’s superstar percussion ensemble. Since 2001, he’s been splitting his time between the US and Bahia, working with his own ensembles.
His flagship group, Dendê & Band reflects the cross-section of his deep roots in traditions like samba de roda and Candomblé and his eclectic musical appetite for other global rhythms like rumba, afrobeat and mbalax. Over the past two decades, Dendê & Band have performed at the Glastonbury Festival in the UK, Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles; the KW Latinfest in Canada; the Penang World Music Festival in Malaysia; the Kalalu Festival in Saint Lucia, Summerdance and Old Town School in Chicago the Lincoln Center Atrium in NYC among many others.


Admission is FREE


- Space is limited.

- Masking is required of everyone over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status. 

- Please stay home if you feel unwell or have been in contact with someone diagnosed with Covid up to 14 days before the event.

- If you come down with any Covid symptoms up to 10 days after attending an event here, please alert  The Rotunda: Your name or personal info will always remain confidential.

The Rotunda

4014 Walnut St.

Philadelphia, PA

Thursday, April 28, 2022

May 4, 2022 7:00-9:30PM A Night of Music and Art at iMPeRFeCT Gallery


Installation The Garden Of Eaten Got Enough Feedin', by Jonathan Delgado-Melendez in the ReDRooM.

iMPeRFeCT Gallery is fortunate enough to have 4 exhibiting visual artists who are also accomplished performers! There are 3 musicians, Gina Giles, Emily Birdie Busch and James Michael Baker (Rumi Kitchen), and one dancer, Jonathan Delgado-Melendez.
They all will be here this Wednesday, May 4, (7pm) to share with us these other talents. Birdie and Rumi will sing their hearts out and Gina & Jonathan want to surprise us, come see what they got up their sleeves!!!🔥🤩
iMPeRFeCT Gallery
5539 Germantown Ave
Phila, PA

Monday, April 25, 2022

May 1, 2022 3:00PM Kalabanté: Afrique en Cirque at Penn Live Arts

Traditional African music and dance meet modern circus in this audacious and vibrant feast for the senses. Hailing from Guinea and now based in Montréal, Kalabanté makes its Philadelphia debut with Afrique en Cirque, featuring authentic dancing and astonishing acrobatic feats set to the pulsing rhythms of djembes, koras and other native West African instruments. "A kind of daredevil circus, full of astounding leaps, rolls, and drum music," Kalabanté offers high-flying, “jaw-dropping performances” (The Georgia Straight) that will amaze the whole family. 

Penn Live Arts
Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6219
For tickets, call 215.898.3900.

Sunday, April 24, 2022

April 30, 2022 6:00PM Artcinia presents: JazzFest at St. James/Second Line Philly


Second Line Philly reimagines the musical traditions of New Orleans for the City of Brotherly Love. Featuring a powerhouse brass section, exciting original compositions, and arrangements of classics, Second Line Philly celebrates the spirit of NOLA with the sound of Philadelphia.


Jamal Jones, trumpet

Jake Kelberman, guitar

St. Claire Simmons, trombone

Maria Marmarou, drums

Mervin Toussant, Alto sax

Music in Your Neighborhood by Artcinia

St. James School

3217 West Clearfield Street

Philadelphia, PA 19132

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Tickets: sliding scale $10-$25

Friday, April 22, 2022

April 28, 2022 10:00PM-2:00AM Raul y su ClaveAché at TIME Restaurant


Come listen and dance to traditional Cuban music at TIME Restaurant.  

1315 Sansom St.

Philadelphia, Pa

no cover

April 28, 2022 7:00 & 9:00PM Edgardo Cintron's Inca Band: Tribute to Santana at SOUTH Jazz Kitchen


Gerald Veasley’s Unscripted Series presents: Edgardo Cintron & The Inca Band – A Tribute to Carlos Santana

Percussionist Edgardo Cintron is a second-generation Puerto Rican and a second generation musician, known as much for his affable personality and generous spirit as for his tasty musicianship. His ensemble of seasoned musicians pays tribute to one of the world’s best known and influential guitarists.

South Jazz Club

600 N. Broad St.,, Philadelphia, Pa  19130

2 sets: 7:00PM and 9:00PM

April 28, 2022 8:00PM Lady Alma with Vertical Current at World Cafe LIve


Lady Alma
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International singer and songwriter, LADY ALMA, is bringing her soaring, searing vocals back to eager audiences who desire her in comparable funk-house-soul stylings. From her dynamic live shows that left critics and fans alike breathless across the globe for two decades, to the recent revival of her hit single produced by The Rainmakers entitled “Let It Fall”, LADY ALMA continues to be a widely praised source of true sonic satisfaction since her introduction.

Vertical Current
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Vertical Current is a band on the rise, a name on the lips of music lovers in one of the greatest musical cities in America, Philadelphia. The band was started in 2009 by local trumpeter and composer Christopher Michael Stevens, while pursuing a music degree from Temple University. Since then, Vertical Current has become the go to band for visiting artists from the likes of Grammy Award winners Chrisette Michele and Kelly Price to the awe-inspiring Frank McComb. Additionally, the band has opened for a number of notable artists including The Robert Glasper Experiment, Raheem DeVaughn, and Eric Roberson to name a few.

COVID INFORMATION: Per venue policy, all guests will be required to show proof of completed Covid vaccination OR a negative Covid test result (lab-administered PCR or Antigen test within 48 hours) for entry. At-home tests will not be accepted. By purchasing tickets, you acknowledge that everyone in your party will follow any regulations in place at time of show (subject to change) and will not be entitled to a refund for noncompliance. Please check here for current venue protocol. Thanks for your cooperation!

ADA Accessible seats may be purchased by anyone regardless of ability. We respectfully request that those who do not need accommodations select other seats if available.

$22.50- $50 ADV // $25- $55 DOS + FEES

Doors 7:00PM
Show 8:00PM

 The Music Hall at World Cafe Live

3025 Walnut St.


Thursday, April 21, 2022

April 27, 2022 8:00PM Cimafunk at Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia



Cimafunk is by far the most exciting new face in the Latin music space. Singer, composer and producer, the young Cuban sensation offers a bold mix of funk with Cuban music and African rhythms, which is currently revolutionizing the island’s music scene.

Cimafunk is a cimarrón*, a free being defying classification, a pilgrim in search of new musical miscegenation and the reunion of black music. He believes in nothing but the power of the Groove and the cathartic communion of dancing bodies. A renaissance man, conscious of his roots and musical ancestry, Cimafunk’s music looks firmly into the future.


Based on the latest local guidelines, attendees are no longer required to provide proof of negative COVID-19 test AND/OR vaccination for entry into this event. Be sure to check the venue website for the latest updates and guidelines as entry requirements are subject to change. 

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the local health authorities, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.  By visiting our establishment, you voluntarily assume all risks related to the exposure to or spreading of COVID-19.

Valid photo ID required at door for entry.

This event is general admission standing room only.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

April 26, 2022 7:00PM Not So Latin Concerts: El Sesenta Tango Duo plus Manana


El Sesenta Tango Duo and Manana will perform at Not So Latin on April 26th.  Come join the family and meet new friends while you enjoy live music in an intimate setting.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

April 25, 2022 7:00PM Mysterious Traveler All Stars at The Free Library


The Mysterious Traveler All Stars are comprised of some of the best composers and performers culled from the eight year old, Mysterious Traveler Concert Series, In this special Jazz Appreciation Month concert, the Mysterious Traveler All Stars pay TRIBUTE to those musicians whom we have lost over the course of the pandemic.


Mysterious Traveler All Stars are...
Tim Brey - keyboards (Music Director), Madison Rast - bass, Wayne Smith Jr. - drums, Matthew Stewart - trumpet, DM Hotep - guitar,  Matthew Clayton - alto sax.


Monday, April 25th - 7pm
Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street, Phila., PA 19103-1189