Sunday, June 25, 2017

July 1, 2017 10:00PM-2:00AM The Jam Jawn Vol. 2 featuring Stan Davis at Dahlak

The Jam Jawn Vol.02 | Sat. July 1 | 10p -2a | $Free.99
features Stan Davis as "Conductor of the Jam"
Host, LaTreice V Branson
Open Jam session. ALL are welcome to bring your instruments, and lyrical talent to plug into the jam.

Stan Davis Jr. is a multi-instrumentalist and music director, born and raised in the city of Philadelphia. Born into a musical family, he began to study piano at age 4 under his father's tutelage and continued on to study guitar, bass, and music theory at Central High School. Upon returning home from a brief career in the US Navy after graduation, Stan’s music career immediately began to flourish, and before long he was touring, networking and performing with some of the best in the industry, including notable artists such as Teena Marie, Jaguar Wright, Lauryn Hill, Jaheim, Billy Paul, Jazmine Sullivan, Kindred the Family Soul, Eric Roberson, Vivian Green, and more. Stan has also had theopportunity to perform and record with Joe, Faith Evans, Kelly Rowland, Mya,Freddie Jackson, Melba Moore, Kelly Price, India.Arie, Lalah Hathaway, MarionMeadows, Floetry, N’Dambi, Carl Thomas, Jackiem Joyner, as well as gospel artists, such as the Wilmington Chester Mass Choir, the Pace Sisters, Karen Clarke-Sheard, Helen Baylor, Isaac Carree, and others. Garnering nearly two decades of professional touring and session experience, Stan has earned the respect of his peers and elders alike, holding firmly to the belief that music is a universal soul-connector, and leads with this belief any time he steps into a stage or studio.

*Stan is currently maintaining a busy schedule juggling tour dates with VivianGreen and Jaheim supporting the release of each of their latest albums, as well as holding the Music Director chair for The Legacy Tour: A Musical Tribute to Michael Jackson starring William Hall, which is scheduled to tour internationally beginning early Summer 2016. He also recently made major contributions to the soundtrack of Fox’s hit TV show Empire, which scored him his first Grammy nomination for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.

So let's pack it out with great energy, all the drums , horns, keys, basses and guitars we can imagine. If you can imagine it, bring it! I'm ready to jam! How about you?

9:45P Instrument Load-in
10:00 The jam begins!

Come early and stay late. We have special guests rolling through all night!

Welcoming & accessible for those with special needs.
A Drum Like a Lady Event

Dahlak Paradise
4708 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, Pa
No cover

July 1, 2017 3:00-6:00PM AfroCuban Dance & Percussion Workshop at Sound Space

Learn AfroCuban dance and percussion from the very best of Cuba's folkloric groups!

RUMBERO ALLSTARS is a collaboration here in the United States of musicians and dancers of different prestigious Cuban folkloric groups. Its members include:

Ernesto “El Gato” Gatel (Conjunto Folklorico and Rumberos de Cuba)
Juan “Chan” Campo (founder of Yoruba Andabo)
Michelito Herrera (musical director of Yoruba Andabo)
Lesmay Quintero (Yoruba Andabo)
Aramis Pazos (graduate of Escuela Nacional de Arte)
Randel Villalonga (graduate of Escuela Nacional de Arte)

For one day only on July 1st, they will be in Philadelphia and are offering classes on AfroCuban dance and percussion. There will also be a show later in the evening! Stay tuned for more details.

Saturday, July 1

Afro-Cuban dance
3-4pm Rumba
4-5pm Orishas

Afro-Cuban percussion

$15 per class, in advance (message "Michael and Leilani" on Facebook, or email
$20 per class, at the door
$5 discount if attending 2+ workshops

Sound Space Studio
2511 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130

July 1, 2017 8:00-10:00PM Empowering Women in Jazz at World Cafe Live PHL

A 2-hour vocal stand-off with vocalists of Sistahs Attune, featuring, Batiyah, Ella Gahnt, & Saudah Al-Akbar performing empowering dynamic jazz tunes, you don't want to miss this. Hosted by Creative Cultural Producer Shekhinah B. Get your tickets now! Including Musical Direction from Marcell A. Bellinger.

Doors open at 7pm, concert is from 8pm - 10pm

World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, Pa

Tickets: $15 ADV - $20 DOS + Fees

Saturday, June 24, 2017

June 30, 2017 8:00-10:00PM The Boheme Big Band featuring V. Shayne Frederick at CEC

Friday, June 30th a very talented musician by the name of V. Shayne Frederick will be performing along with The Boheme Big Band from 8pm to 10pm on 3500 Blk of Lancaster Ave
Admission $20

Community Education Center
3500 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

Friday, June 23, 2017

June 29, 2017 6:00 - 7:00PM Culture on Tap: Capoeira Performance at City Hall

Join Project Capoeira- Ascab Philadelphia and Mestre Doutor in the City Hall Courtyard for a special Capoeira performance. This performance is part of the City of Philadelphia's Culture on Tap initiative managed by the Office of the Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy.

City Hall
Broad and Market Sts

June 29, 2017 12:30-1:30PM Joe DiVita at The Porch at 30th Street Station

Philly Music Lab’s Joe DiVita plays and sings tunes in the classic island style on Steel Drum.

The Porch at 30th Street Station
30th and Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104


June 29, 2017 8:00-10:00PM Open Hand: Bach, Bluegrass and Brazil at World Cafe Live

Brazilian percussion plus half a string quartet equals a unique, danceable sound. Three surdo drums are overlaid with the versatile and surprisingly deep Brazilian pandeiro, the talkative repinique, and the punctuating snare; rich melodies from the cello and violin/mandolin and tight, three-part vocal harmonies combine into a four-piece lineup never before seen on Earth. Song topics range from tiny pockets to worldly advice.
Opening sets by Jakeya Sanders and Paulette Branson.
Doors: 7pm / Show: 8pm
Tickets: $15 + fees
Come join us for this amazing night of music!
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, Pa

Thursday, June 22, 2017

June 28, 2017 10:00PM-2:00AM Interminable and Los Bomberos de la Calle at Dahlak

After an amazing evening with Bloco Sudaca last month, Interminable returns to Dahlak Paradise to continue exploring afrodiasporic and afromestizo Latinamerican rhythms, this time with the North Philly-based Los Bomberos De la Calle, a "Puerto rican Bomba and Plena music group with a twist of reggaeton flow".
Afterwards, Interminable will present their "diasporic space fusion" sounds, with trumpet melodies from Hardwork Movement's Marty Gottlieb-Hollis and bass groves from Paul Horner.
Come join us for a night of rhythm and live energy! Event is free, though we encourage ordering from the restaurant and/or bar -- not only do they have great options, it also helps provide more funds to go to musicians!
Tras un evento espectacular con Bloco Sudaca el mes pasado, Interminable regresa a Dahlak Paradise para continuar explorando ritmos latinoamericanos afrodiaspóricos y afromestizos, esta vez con el grupo Los Bomberos De la Calle, basado en el norte de Filadelfia. Ellxs son un "grupo Puerto Riqueño de Bomba y Plena con un poco de reggaeton".
Después, Interminable presentará su sonido "espacial diásporico de fusión", con melodias en la trompeta de Marty Gottlieb-Hollis (integrante del grupo de hip-hop Hardwork Movement), y puro swing en el bajo de Paul Horner.
¡Vengan a compartir de una noche de puro ritmo y buena vibra!
El evento es gratis, pero sugerimos pedir algo del restuarante y/o del bar -- no solo tienen opciones increíbles, sino también ayuda para ofercerle más fondos a lxs músicxs!

Dahlak Paradise
4708 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, Pa
no cover

June 28, 2017 12:30-1:30PM Minas Free Concert at Church of the Holy Trinity

June 28 - Church of the Holy Trinity
The Minas Trio, with Orlando, Patricia and Andrew Neu will perform a free concert at this beautiful Rittenhouse Square sanctuary in Center City Philadelphia.
12:30-1:30 PM
19th and Walnut Sts.
Philadelphia, PA

June 28, 2017 5:00-8:00PM Summer Nights at Penn Museum: West Philadelphia Orchestra

This summer, discover an outdoor concert experience that in-the-know Philadelphians have been enjoying for years. The Penn Museum’s eighth annual Summer Nights Concert Series brings an eclectic lineup of performances—including Creole Zydeco, Calypso, ‘20s Jazz, Middle Eastern folk, and more—to the relaxing garden setting of the Museum’s Stoner Courtyard. Admission is just $10 (free for PennCard holders, Penn Medicine and CHOP employees with ID; Penn Museum Members, and children under 6 years old). Concerts are presented every Wednesday evening, June 21 through September 6, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

The series is geared to visitors of any age, from friends meeting after work to families with children. Museum general admission is included with concert admission, and galleries stay open to 8:00 pm. At the 6:30 pm set break, attendees may take a short guided gallery tour. Outside, kids can color and play at a craft station.

The Pepper Mill Café offers a garden bar with wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, and light foods for sale. Attendees are welcome to bring their own picnics, blankets, chairs, and even dogs (but no alcohol, please). Concerts move indoors during inclement weather.
Photo: Penn Museum
Enjoy this eclectic ensemble made up of some of Philly’s finest and wildest musicians, with music that is rooted in Eastern European folk traditions, and blended with free jazz, punk, and blues, among other genres.

3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-4000
$10 includes museum admission

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

June 27, 2017 8:00PM Dr. B's Groove at World Cafe Live

3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, Pa
TUE · JUNE 27, 2017
DOORS: 7:00 PM / SHOW: 8:00 PM

$10 + FEES

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

June 26-July 14, 2017 8:30AM-3:00PM Djembe/Berimbau Summer Arts and Culture Camp

Instructors: Ira Bond, Kamau Blakney, Ferman Moody, Kim Gegner
Ages 8 - 16
Instruments provided

New Hope Ministries
7700 Ogontz Ave(enter on 77th)
Philadelphia, Pa

Monday, June 19, 2017

June 25, 2017 2:00-6:00PM Alezonia - King of the Steel Drums at High Tides Restaurant

Come relax and enjoy with Alezonia - King of the Steel Drums as him and the band turn THE DECK at High Tides into your own island paradise.

High Tides Restaurant, Bar, & Banquets
1067 Totem Rd, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020

June 25, 2017 12:00-6:00PM 16th Annual Ngoma - Tribute to the Drum

16th Annual Ngoma- Tribute to the Drum
*Spread the word!*
SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, June 25, 2017.

Come & see Live Performances, Support the Vendors, bring your Instruments, Blankets, Chairs and have a Fantastic Day!
Every Year, Community Members are honored for their contribution on keeping African Arts alive and strong for all of us to enjoy!

Stenton Park
N 16th St & W Courtland St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140

Sunday, June 18, 2017

June 24, 2017 1:00-7:00PM All American Barbecue at Dilworth Park with Live Music

Philadelphia, PA (June 13, 2017) – Center City District is celebrating summer in the city with an All-American BBQ at Dilworth Park, from Wednesday, June 21, to Sunday, June 25, with games, grilling, live music and hot DJs, powered by Live Nation. The five-day, red-white-and-blue festival will offer activities for all ages; guests can enjoy the fountains at Dilworth Park, as well as play cornhole, lawn games and board games all weekend for free.
Saturday, June 24 (live music)

Hosted by Reed Streets

1:00 p.m. Trinidelphia

2:15 p.m. Mo Lowda & The Humble

3:30 p.m. Clay Sears

5:00 p.m. Worldtown Soundsystem

6:15 p.m. Evan Cory Levine

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Meet the Hornitos Tequila team who will have samples of the delicious cocktails featured.

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Patriotic Pooch Costume Contest with judge Leigh Siegfried, training director at Opportunity Barks

7:00 p.m. BBQ Sauce Competition winner announced

Dilworth Park at City Hall

June 24, 2017 8:00-10:00PM A Letter From Syria: Kinan Abou-afach and Friends at The Painted Bride

Kinan Abou-afach & Friends
Presented by: Global Week for Syria

A Letter From Syria will be an evening of music saturated with unique scales, improvisation, and rhythmic grooves, all intermingled with freely constructed jazz. The original pieces within the show are rooted in Abou-afach's recollections of his homeland Syria before the conflict, expressed through the Middle-Eastern-influenced modes and the rich harmonies of Jazz. In this blending of temporal and aesthetics styles, this music performance looks to the future while paying homage to the past.


Kinan Abou-afach: cello & Oud
Julian Horner: piano
Dave Brodie: bass
Hafez Javier Kotain: percussions
Doug Hirlinger: drums

Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
Philadelphia, Pa

Tickets:$20 in advance
$25 day of show

June 25, 2017 11:00AM-6:00PM Marketplace: Seeds of Sovereignty Festival 2017


A day-long celebration of the 52nd Street corridor's historic legacy as a center to black owned businesses. The marketplace - with vendors, a children's village, performance, food and workshops - aims to set the stage for collaborations that will promote a sovereign society and to engage sustainable economic development opportunities in west philadelphia and around the world. In collaboration with the African Cultural (ACAF) and the Philadelphia Association of community Development Corporation ( PACDC. )

Contact Hanifah Samad for questions: (215) 745-8231

52nd St. between Walnut and Spruce

June 24, 2017 5:00PM KyoDaiko's 2017 Recital

KyoDaiko's 2017 Recital
KyoDaiko performing members and students invite friends, family and total strangers to our recital! The concert will take place at our practice dojo located at the Defensive Arts Center within the Greenbriar Club Apartment Complex at 3901 Conshohocken Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19131. Plenty of free parking in the lot by the building. See you there!

June 24, 2017 8:00-9:30PM Fierce! Three Generations of Jazz, Funk, and Hip Hop

Fierce! Three Generations of Jazz, Funk & Hip-Hop
Saturday, June 24, 8 p.m.

Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts, 738 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

$15 in advance | $20 at the door

With Philadelphia artist, producer and bassist, Jamaaladeen Tacuma at the helm, AAMP presents an unforgettable evening of music celebrating three generations of Black music from Philadelphia. FIERCE! brings Tacuma and his band together with the infectious sounds of Philly soul-singer Lady Alma and new school rapper, singer, songwriter Hezekiah. Together, this incredible line-up of musicians are set create stunning sonic journey exploring true breadth of Philadelphia’s Black music legacy.

This program is presented as part of the African American Museum in Philadelphia's summer-long celebration, PhilAesthetic: The African American Museum in Philadelphia Celebrates the Black Arts Movement.

Funsaver discount tickets $13.25 including fees

June 24, 2017 10:00AM - 3:00PM 4th Annual Caribbean Festival at Reading Terminal Market withkl Trinidelphia

A Warm and Family Friendly Caribbean Cultural and Festive Event. Hosted at the Historic Reading Terminal Market on Saturday, June 24, 2017.
From the market entrance be prepared to be greeted with the sounds of the steelpan by Trinidelphia. Official Kick-off with city, civic and community leaders speeches at 10am, followed by the lively sounds of The Potcakes Junkanoo Band parading the visitor friendly populous Philadelphia destination.
We return to the City Kitchen for our 1st food demo-Jamaican style with traditional Jerk Chicken, Peas & Rice, Plantians and Cabbage.
The Center Court then host our Caribbean style performances and our featured multi-visual performing artist, Erick Picardo from Dominican Republic.
Check out our Caribbean Stall with Taino Art, Afro-Caribbean/Latino Art and Grenadian Influenced Products from Flavour De La Baye and Caribbean Festival Memorabila with Caribbean Treats.
Come out and win a chance to 2 baskets of spice and seasoning products courtesy family-based and owned, Flavour De La Baye.
Our 2nd Food demo will be toasted with a virgin Bahamian drink, Bahama Mama with Bahama Papas.
Face Painting and Kid-Friendly treats for the kids.

Caribbean Day is a program of Caribbean Community in Philadelphia under the umbrella organization of UROC of Philadelphia. CCP is a project of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia.

Reading Terminal Market
12th & Arch Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107