Thursday, March 22, 2018

March 28, 2018 8:00PM Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra at Johnny Brenda's

Satellites Are Spinning:
A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra

7PM Doors / $10-15 / 21+

Johnny Brenda's
1201 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19125

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

June 22 - July 7, 2018 Percussion Tour of Bahia, Brazil with Dende Macedo this Summer!

Travel to Salvador, Bahia with master Afro-Brazilian percussionist Dende Macedo
Dates: June 22nd - July 7, 2018 (one or two week sessions available)
Join master Afro-Brazilian percussionist on a journey to the cradle of Afro-Brazilian culture, Salvador, Bahia. Over a one or two week period, spend your days studying intensively with Dende and other guest master teaching artists, enjoying the beaches and Afro-Brazilian cuisine. Spend your nights taking in shows of bands like Olodum, Ile Aiye and Dende's alma mater Timbalada. Attend a candomble ceremony during the Festa do Caboclo, visit the city of Cachoeira and perform together with Samba Fugueirao during the Festa de Sao Joao!

This is a one time opportunity! Not to be missed!

Register now by clicking this link. Rates include hotel stay at the Grande Hotel da Barra and daily ground transportation to and from classes in the Pelourinho. Pricing is based on double occupancy and does not include airfare. Payments can be made via Paypal or check. Alternate packages are available.

Monday, March 19, 2018

March 25, 2018 7:30-11:30PM Gozadera Sundays at Adobe Cafe

Gozadera Sundays - Philly's one and only Cuban dance party! Join us every 2 weeks at the Adobe Cafe in South Philly (please note, it's on EAST Passyunk ave.)

There is a Beginners Casino class 7:30-8:30 PM, $5 per person. The party starts at 8:30 PM, and there are food and drink specials going on all night. The party is free!

DJ Raul will be spinning the best timba, rumba, son, reggaeton, and more. Only the best Cuban music with a splash of bachata ;) Please help us spread the word - like and share the event, and invite friends.

Que viva la musica Cubana!
Y se formó la gozadera!!

Adobe Cafe
1919 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19148

Sunday, March 18, 2018

March 24, 2018 6:00-8:00PM Taller: Elaboración Tambor de mano/ Ancestral hand drum making

Taller de Elaboración Tambor medicinal de mano.
Workshop: Ancestral medicine Hand-Drum making.

“Semillas Ancestrales” te invita a este taller de elaboración de tu tambor Medicinal de mano. El uso de el Tambor se remonta a las culturas más antiguas en el planeta. El tambor es un instrumento de poder, llamado también una “medicina” porque a través de su conexión con el aire permite entrar en estados que inducen a la calma, serenidad, sanidad y balance armónico de el ser.

El tambor es el primer latir de el universo, el latir de el hombre. Este taller te guiará a poner de tu propia esencia y elaborar el latir de tu corazón, a la manera más antigua, guiado por un instructor en las medicinas antiguas y con el uso de materiales orgánicos los cuales han sido presentados en ofrenda a los rumbos de el universo y en rituales de honra hacia la energía que los provee.

Este taller te guiara paso a paso en el ritual de elaboración, consagración y uso de el tambor de mano. Este tu tambor se consagrara para que te sirva como vehículo sanador para ti y para ser usado en frecuencias de sanacionl para pacientes con salud física y emocional quebrantada.

Este taller tiene un costo de $80 dólares.

El taller incluye todos los materiales tales como base de 12-14 inches de tambor, piel de cabra, chivo o alce, más baqueta para tocar, piel para tejido de el tambor, plumas y chaquira de adorno.

A cerca de la facilitadora de el taller:

La hermana Brenda “Alcon Elevado” Anglin, RN, BSN, es una sanadora que honra la Madre Tierra y sirve como guía en la transformación personal. Tuvo el despertar a su linaje nativo americano; Cherokee, a través de su abuela y los ancianos de la tribu. Brenda “Alcon Elevado” es también Enfermera de profesión, una ardua defensora de la calidad de vida en los individuos, educadora y presentadora en temas de salud personal y dama de compañía en cuidado paliativo a pacientes con enfermedades graves y terminales. Su compasión la ha llevado en más de 40 años a la búsqueda interna y a cambio ha recibido los regalos de las enseñanzas de los abuelos, quienes en su camino le han compartido a Brenda las formas de representar los elementos rituales tales como tambores, chanupa medicinal, entre otros, y conectar a otros a través de su enseñanza.

La hermana Brenda “Alcon elevado” utiliza el sonido como parte de el viaje que permite escuchar el latido de el corazón de nuestra Madre Tierra. A través de la creación de un tambor de medicina de uso personal se honra al hermano animal que nos presta su piel para el tambor y la vibración de sanacion que nos regala. Brenda “Alcon Elevado” es una fuerte defensora de la educacion en temas de indigenismo y cree firmemente en el proceso de nacimiento de el tambor y su sonido sanador.

”Semillas Ancestrales” (Ancestral Seeds) invites you to this workshop of ancestral hand drum making. The use of the drum dates back to the oldest tribes in the universe. It is also called “medicine” because with its sound as a product of vibration and the wind, it creates waves that connect with the human frequency, aligning and in sync with the human body.

In this workshop you will be guided by an instructor in the ancestral medicines to make your own hand drum. This ceremony of hand-drum making will be consecrated to give thanks to the elements from nature that provided it. This hand-drum will be a healing tool for you and to be used as means of elevating vibrational frequency on individuals with fractured health and their emotional being.

The workshop cost $80 dollars.

The cost includes all the materials such as a 12-14 inches drum frame, leather trims for lacing, drum beaters, leather from elk, goat or moose, rawhide for drum, feathers and crystal beads for decoration.

About the workshop facilitator:
Sister Brenda “Soaringhawk” Anglin, RN, BSN, is a healer that honors Mother Earth and serves as guidance in the process of personal transformatio. She had the awakening of her heritage from the Cherokee people through her grandmother and the elders in the tribe. Brenda “Soaringhawk” is also a registered nurse by profession and an avid advocate for the quality of life of individuals. She is also an Speaker on topics of personal health and companion for palliative care patients. Her compassion has taken her in a 40 years personal journey and in exchange she has received the gifts of the teachings from the elders, whom have shared with Brenda the forms to represent the ritual elements such as the drum making, bearing the medicinal chalupa and others, to connect with others through her teachings.

Sister Brenda” Soaringhawk” uses the sound and journey work to listen to the heartbeat of Mother Earth. Through the creation of a medicine hand drum, you will honor our brother the animal that let us use his hide for the drum and the healing vibration it brings. Brenda” Soaringhawk” is a strong advocate of education on indigenous matters and firmly believes in the process of birthing of a drum and its healing sound.

Pig Iron Theatre Co.
1417 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19122-3801

Register here

March 24, 2018 8:00PM The Pedrito Martinez Group at The Annenberg Center

One of the world’s best Afro-Latin hand percussionists, Pedrito Martinez seamlessly combines pop and folk influences, beautiful tenor vocals, an infectious energy and killer dance moves. Martinez is a modern proponent of Afro-Cuban rumba traditions and batá rhythms, and has performed and recorded with many of the greats including Wynton Marsalis, Paul Simon, Eddie Palmieri and Paquito D’Rivera. Making their Annenberg Center debut, the Grammy® Award nominated Pedrito Martinez Group will have you dancing in your seats.

The Annenberg Center
3680 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tickets: $35.
The Pedrito Martinez Group


March 24, 2018 · Harold Prince Theatre
Annenberg Center Debut

One of the world’s best Afro-Latin hand percussionists, Pedrito Martinez seamlessly combines pop and folk influences, beautiful tenor vocals, an infectious energy and killer dance moves. Martinez is a modern proponent of Afro-Cuban rumba traditions and batá rhythms, and has performed and recorded with many of the greats including Wynton Marsalis, Paul Simon, Eddie Palmieri and Paquito D’Rivera. Making their Annenberg Center debut, the Grammy® Award nominated Pedrito Martinez Group will have you dancing in your seats.

This performance is part of our Cuba Festival, a three-week focus on the artistic talent of Cuba, March 22-April 13! Showcasing the country’s finest emerging stars along with icons you know and love, experience the pulsating energy of Cuba through dance, jazz and more.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

March 23, 2018 8:00PM Paulette Branson & Mixed People at Connie's Ric Rac

March 23, 2018 10:30PM-2:00AM Worldtown Soundsystem presents: Travel by Map with Lil Dave and Shango

Worldtown presents Travel by Map
< < An international sonic safari > >

feat special guest DJ lil'dave and DJ Shango
and Worldtown music directors Ben Arsenal and Oluwafemi

Free before 11, $5 after!

Liaison Room at Front Street Cafe
1253 N. Front St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122

Friday, March 16, 2018

March 22, 2018 8:30-10:30PM AfroTaino Productions presents: Gepe with Los Bomberos de la Calle at PhilaMOCA

Best described as the "new 'guru' of Chilean folk", Gepe has risen to popularity & music critics’ playlists particularly for his deft skill for combining the sensibilities of 1960s and 1970s Chilean folk (especially the music of Víctor Jara) with a minimalist, electropop sound. He doesn’t come to the US often, and when he does, he leaves a trail of happiness in his wake. Opening set by Philly’s own bomba y plena group Los Bomberos De la Calle. It’s all happening at PhilaMOCA!
531 North 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123

Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM (event ends at 10:30 PM)

This event is all ages
Tickets: $12-$15 + fee

March 22, 2018 9:45PM-1:30AM De Tierra Caliente Back in Philly at TIME

After a winter hiatus and a California tour (7 cities in 10 days), we're bringing the sabor back to Philly. Come dance to new songs from our upcoming album!

No cover.

1315 Sansom St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

Thursday, March 15, 2018

March 21, 2018 7:00-10:30PM Poet~tree EnMotion : In Celebration of Women! at The Rotunda

Poet~tree EnMotion Presents
The 2018 Spring Equinox in Celebration of Women!

Wednesday, March 21st, 7-10pm (Doors @ 7pm)!

All events located @ The Rotunda 4014 Walnut Street, West Philly, PA 19104

This ongoing seasonal series features a variety of multi-disciplinary performance, arts & culture presentations… Doors open @ 7pm & performances begins shortly after featuring, a Fierce Female Lead Lineup of Artists ranging from Live Musical Acts to Spoken Word Flowetry to Folkloric Infused Dance Movements.

A FREE community event … but Donations are Appreciated!

March 21st:
A Live Music, Movement & Dance Celebration in Honor of Her-Story!}

• Angi Vita
Live Painter using the body as a living canvas…

• KyoDaiko
Philadelphia-based community Taiko drumming ensemble.

• Lydia Swaray
West African Singer/Songwriter using music to express her voice

• Modero Dance Co.
A fusion of traditional and modern dance disciplines based in Indonesian culture.

• Plum Dragoness (a.k.a. Gabrielle de Burke)
Resident Performance Artist, Event Organizer & Arts Educator /

• Three Aksha Dance Co.
Preserving & promoting Indian culture & heritage through classical Bharatanatyam dance.

• Sonni Shine & Guests…
percussive riffs, artful melodies & meaningful lyrics create an earthy combination of soul, funk, jazz, and folk.

The Rotunda
4014 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, Pa

Monday, March 12, 2018

March 18, 2018 7:00-9:00PM Musicians' Gathering #26 at Rittenhouse Soundworks

Lili Anel
Lili Añel is an American singer-songwriter and performing artist from New York City. She was born in El Barrio, Spanish Harlem and raised in the South Bronx. She moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 2004....lucky us!

14th century Sufi music, described as a "cure for alienation" and one that's "not about means to ends but about meaning and transcendence". The effect of listening to Falsa is to be transported both inwards and across centuries of joys, sorrows and longings.

Deb Callahan
Creative blues, soul and roots influenced original music. Deb's powerful, expressive voice and engaging stage presence delivers exciting live shows. AND you get to see it here Sunday night

Curtis Cooper
SInger, Songwriter, Multiinstrumentalist, Thoughtful, Intense, Philly born and raised.

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

Rittenhouse Soundworks
219 W. Rittenhouse St.
Philadelphia, Pa

Sunday, March 11, 2018

March 17, 2018 8:00-10:00PM Brazilian Percussion at iMPeRFeCT Gallery

Wanna come to iMPeRFeCT Gallery and be transported?

First you'll be treated by the harmonies of contemporary folk duo Attractive Nuisance (Claudia Ginanni & Heather Levi), and later, by the joyous Samba sounds of Philly based group Unidos da Filadelfia Samba School, a school modeled after the Carnaval parade organizations of Rio de Janeiro and Bahia, Brazil. Party tiiime!!

WARNING: It's gonna get loud...

iMPeRFeCT Gallery
5539 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144

Free admission; donations gratefully accepted

March 17, 2018 7:30PM Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble at The Clef Club

Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble
Philadelphia Clef Club

Arturo O’Farrill, piano
Ivan Renta, saxophone
James Seeley, trumpet
Rafi Malkiel, trombone
Vince Cherico, drums
Carlos Maldonado, percussion
Keisel Jimenez, percussion
Carlo DeRosa, bass
Fred Miller, Arturo’s manager

Arturo O’Farrill, pianist, composer, and educator, was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. Arturo’s professional career began with the Carla Bley Band and continued as a solo performer with a wide spectrum of artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis, and Harry Belafonte.

In 2007, he founded the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the performance, education, and preservation of Afro-Latin music.

In December 2010, Arturo traveled with the original Chico O’Farrill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra to Cuba, returning his father’s musicians to his homeland. He continues to travel to Cuba regularly as an informal Cultural Ambassador, working with Cuban musicians, dancers, and students, bringing local musicians from Cuba to the US and American musicians to Cuba. Currently, Arturo is the Director of Jazz Studies at CUNY’s Brooklyn College.

Arturo’s well-reviewed and highly praised “Afro-Latin Jazz Suite” from the album CUBA: The Conversation Continues (Motéma) took the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition.

Philadelphia Clef Club
736-38 South Broad Street
Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19146

Tickets $35

March 17, 2018 8:00PM-12:00AM Gerald Veasley's Bass Boot Camp All-Star Concert

Gerald Veasley's Bass BootCamp All-Star Concert:
––––– FEATURING –––––
Pablo Batista Latin Jazz Ensemble feat. Chico Huff w/ special guest Gerald Veasley & more
Divinity Roxx Trio
Saturday, March 17th 2018
at The Ardmore Music Hall

7pm Seated Doors
7:30pm General Admission Doors
8pm Show
$25 Advance / $28 Day of Show / $37 Seated

Tickets on sale now:

**Gerald Veasley**
Gerald Veasley's musical odyssey has taken him to the top of the contemporary music world as a bassist, bandleader, composer, producer and educator. He has recorded and/or performed with many of the world' stop performers in many genres of music such as; Chuck Loeb, Maysa, Kim Waters, Nick Colionne, Special EFX, Pieces of a Dream, McCoy Tyner, Gerald Levert, Teddy Pendergrass, Nnenna Freelon, Philip Bailey, the Dixie Hummingbirds, John Blake, Phil Perry, Will Downing and Pat Martino. His performance as a bassist has been top shelf, as his memorable work with the late, great Grover Washington Jr., Joe Zawinul, and the Jaco Pastorius Big Band attests.

**Pablo Batista Latin Jazz Ensemble**
Having performed with a diverse range of artists from Alicia Keys to Eddie Palmieri, percussionist Pablo Batista is a master percussionist. He is joined by Bass BootCamp (BBC) faculty member Chico Huff, one of the best bass players to come out of the vibrant Philadelphia music scene. BBC co-founder and Joe Zawinul / Grover Washington alum Gerald Veasley, and other faculty members will jam with Pablo in a finale to be remembered.

**Divinity Roxx**
American recording artist, composer, and musician (bassist). Was also chorus singer, clarinet and hand bells player as well hip-hop performer.

**Michael Manring (solo)**
Hailed by many as the world’s leading solo bassist, Michael Manring has been pushing back the boundaries of what’s possible on the bass guitar for over three decades. While his technical skill and innovations always make an impression, it is his ability to communicate on a profound emotional level that most touches listeners. As editor Tom Darter wrote in Keyboard magazine after seeing one of Michael's solo concerts, "Forget his astounding technique and musicality; forget his absolute command of his instruments; forget how seamlessly the musical ideas and the performance of them were wedded together...The enlightenment came most from feeling (seeing, hearing) the joy Michael felt to be playing...his brand of transcendental chops and musical understanding...was all in the service of the final outcome, the joy of making music."

Ardmore Music Hall
23 E. Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, Pa
21 and over

$25 Advance / $28 Day of Show / $37 Seated

Saturday, March 10, 2018

March 16, 2018 5:45-8:15PM ART AFTER 5 Concert with The Gumbo Social Club

Traditional NOLA Jazz, Reggae, Ska, Jazz Standards, Blues

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

March 16, 2018 7:30PM-1:00AM Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol Salsa Dance Party

Germantown's oldest venue for live music continues in its tradition of providing the best in live arts and entertainment with this latest installment of the Latin Dance Music Series, "Salsa Hot, Hot, Hot!!!"
Enjoy the sounds, see a performance, and dance the night away after a quick tutorial from Flaco's Dance Factory.
Parking on & off-street, full bar and appetizers available.
Advance tickets available at LaRose Jazz Club, the Dance Factory during class hours, or using CashApp 267.972.3672

LaRose Jazz Club
5531 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144

Thursday, March 8, 2018

March 14, 2018 6:30-8:00PM Sekere Workshops with Omomola Iyabunmi at Penn Museum

Sekere Workshops with Omomola Iyabunmi

Come and play with master percussionists surrounded by ancient artifacts in the Penn Museum galleries.

Classes are all ages/all levels. BYOS (bring your own Sekere) recommended, but a limited number of Sekere will be provided.
Wednesday’s, February 7th-March 14th, 6:30 to 8:00pm

Penn Museum, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA

Admission (at door) $15.00; $10.00 Museum Members, Students with ID, and children 5-17 years old

Penn Museum
3260 South St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

March 12, 2018 8:00PM LaNOCHE Salsa Dance Party at The Kimmel Center

Heat up the Kimmel Center each month at La NOCHE! Experience the hottest live bands as you turn up the steam on the dance floor, led by host/dance leader Kevin Ngo.

Each month, we kick off the party with The La NOCHE Band, led by master percussionist Arturo Stable. We then welcome a different guest group to light up the floor.

8-9PM – The La NOCHE Band

9PM - Main Band

Commonwealth Plaza
Inside the Kimmel Center
300 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102


Monday, March 5, 2018

March 11, 2018 8:00PM-12:00AM Salsa Nocturna at Heritage with Zapato Viejo

Join us every Second Sunday for Salsa Nocturna, our monthly Salsa Night. We'll have Zapato Viejo from 8pm to Midnight with Aaron Luis Levinson keeping the vibe going in between sets. All proceeds at the door go to Hurricane Relief for Puerto Rico.

914 N. 2nd St
Phila, Pa 19123

Sunday, March 4, 2018

March 10, 17, 24, 2018 11:00AM-1:00PM Afro-Cuban Drumming for Women Only at iMPeRFeCT Gallery

Here at iMPeRFeCT, we've noticed the lack of women drummers in our Rumbas, to remedy that, we propose:

Start with the basics!
iMPeRFeCT Gallery is pleased to present this short series of workshops, specifically for women, in the traditions of the Afro-Cuban Rumba.

Drummer,educatorandfolklorist,ChristianNoguera,willlead these sessions in the basics of “Guaguanco”, the popular “conga and clave” music of Cuba. Here at iMPeRFeCT Gallery, we want to encourage, applaud and promote the inclusion and participation of women in the Rumba...
The Time Is Now!

● Join us on Saturdays, March 10, 17, and 24 (11am - 1pm)
● Bring your conga drum if possible.
● Fee for 3 sessions $45 Walk-ins welcome $20 a session
iMPeRFeCT Gallery
5539 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144