Monday, March 20, 2017

March 26, 2017 4:30 and 6:30PM Dance Diversity Tour: Philadelphia Showcase

The Dance DiversityTour, hosted by Beyond Dance, is a dance experience that in 2017 will travel to four cities across the U.S. or more upon demand. In each city on the tour, an array of dance companies and individuals of various genres of dance, backgrounds and ethnicities, will come together for one night to perform and expose the audience as well as their performance peers to an array of diversiy within the dance world. This is some in hopes to make spectators aware of dance genres they may be unfamiliar with, appreciating all forms of dance, as well as striking an interest to further explore the art of dance and all it has to offer.
The Dance Diversity Tour had a succesful run in Philadelphia with two sold out shows in APRIL 2016. So we are bringing it back on MARCH 26th, 2017 with some returning dancers and new dancers/performers. This show is combination of different dance companies of many genres and styles, with each piece sure to leave the audience entertained.
This years participants include Beyond Dance Company, LMD Dance, Vanessa Long Dance Company, Joe Monteleone, Amber Hongsemeier, Opus 1 Dance Project, Equilibrium Dance Academy, Yuki: Performing Artistry, Westley Youno and company, Michael & Leilani, Kevin Solis Zeledon and RHEMix of Arts And more.

CHI Movement Arts Dance Center
1316 South 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Tickets: $12 - $15

Sunday, March 19, 2017

March 25, 2017 7:30-10:00PM Dolunay: Turkish and Balkan Folk Music at Crossroads

With a musical vision that is at once ethereal and grounded, Dolunay flirts with the soundscape of the Ottoman Empire, tracing its migration through Balkan villages, coaxing it across seas and oceans, and grafting it onto a Brooklyn-based backdrop. With an array of original compositions offered alongside renditions of Turkish and Rumeli standards, their music (Turkish for “full moon”) offers listeners an escape from the press of city life. By the light of the moon, bits of the Rumeli soul mingle with the diverse musical and linguistic influences of violinist Eylem Basaldi, oud player Adam Good, and singer/percussionist Jenny Luna to create a sound world that is uniquely New York.

801 South 48th Street
(at Baltimore Avenue)
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Tickets: $10-$30 sliding scale

March 25, 2017 3:30-6:30PM West to West: Homecoming for Anssumane Silla

The Children's Community School
1212 S. 47th St.
Philadelphia, Pa

March 25, 2017 10:00PM-2:00AM HIGH LIFE w/ DJs lil'dave & Shango with the Worldtown DJs

On Saturday 3/25, High Life decends once again on one of Philadelphia's newest venues, Club Mousai. This will be a dancefloor adventure with the sounds of deep & soulful house music, afrobeat rhythms, and some of the best dance classics. DJ lil'dave and DJ Shango will be in control of the soundwaves all night long with the help of our special guests the Worldtown DJs (Ben Arsenal + Femi Oluwafemi). While The Tribe Of Organic Mindz Kitakiya Dennis Omi Muhammad & Azru Soni brings Ancient Tribal Art & Healing.Dancers, music lovers, and good people come through and bring a friend.

SPECIAL GUEST: Eric Sherman On the Trumpet!!!
special guests:

Doors at 10pm. $5 Cover.

All going down at Club Mousai (inside CiBo Restaurant)

Kitakiya Dennis of @Intuitive Expressions: Tribal Art
"The “Tribal Transformation” is a celebration that speaks to all of us. It Promotes self healing, love and insight. My design process overlap geometric shapes, signs & symbols inspired by indigenous traditions and storytelling. Each custom adornment is a unique expression of a dialog between me, you and our ancestors. Lets see what wonders we create together."

Omi Muhammad: Tribal Art
"As a tribal body painter, I seek to reconnect and strengthen the bond between Individual and Inner Spirit. My style combines years of studying world cultures, science and mathematics with color therapy to reveal a reflection of you that is often overlooked in today's society."

Azru Soni: Kemetic Reiki Healing
"Energy Healing In The Form Of "Laying Hands" Is An Art That Has Been Practiced Throughout Ancient Times Whether By The Yogis Of India Or The High Priest Of Kemet. But the purpose of this healing is to raise ones vibrations, free up unwanted energy, reveal hidden messages, tune one in to higher frequencies, the purpose of energy healing is endless and reflects the situation of the one being healed"

Club Mousai
1227 Walnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

Saturday, March 18, 2017

March 24, 2017 8:00PM-12:00AM Kenty Love Music Video Release Party

Kenty Love is releasing his first Music Video of his new single "Me Estoy Enamorando" Featuring: Buddy Roc & Junior Valencia, and he want to celebrate with everyone!

Come and join the amazing party with great live music from:
-Buddy Roc & The Heartbreak Kids
-Kenty Love

For more info visit
Cover: $10 at the door.

Connie's Ric Rac
1132 S 9th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147

March 24, 2017 7:00-9:00PM Salsa Night Fundraiser for Foundation Dar Esperanza Orphanage

De Terra Caliente will perform, and dance instruction will be available! Admission is free, donations are most welcome.
Christ Episcopal Church Media
311 S Orange St, Media, Pennsylvania 19063

March 24, 2017 10:00PM-1:00AM Worldtown Party at William St Common

Worldtown DJs Ben Arsenal & Oluwafemi will take over William Street Common for a night of music, global beats, and dancing PLUS live instruments, video projections, and the Worldtown photobooth!

William Street Common
3900 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

March 24, 2017 7:30-10:00PM Cecilia Zabata at Cheltenham Art Center

We had such a blast playing with Cecilia last time, that we thought we'd add one final concert to her US tour from Argentina. She returns to the US from Argentina every two years for a wild series of concerts. Her compositions are playfully haunting, the kind that stay in your head and keep you from sleep. Her guitar playing is worldclass--she first toured the states as part of the prestigious International Guitar Tour! And her singing is the perfect vehicle for her musical thoughts. Her music blends Argentinian folklore, contemporary jazz and classical into a rich amalgam of emotion, technique and intuition.

Tonight she'll be joined by Kevin MacConnell, who has performed with such jazz legends as Mel Torme, Nancy Wilson, Billy Ecstine, Joe Williams, local superheros The Jost Project,
Natalie Cole and opera diva, Denyce Graves.

Ken Ulansey, on soprano and alto sax, is a Penn Council for the Arts winner. He has played classical music with Relache at Lincoln Center, Brazilian with Minas, jazz with his own award-winning band and folk music with countless local and national luminaries, all while leading his "Best of Philly" wedding band.

On drums will be Conner Setzer, who's brilliance in groove, drive and sensitivity has been capturing the attention of the Philly music community.

Tickets are only $12 in advance at; $20 at the door, $15 for students.

Cheltenham Center For The Arts
433 Ashbourne Rd
Cheltenham, PA 19012

March 24, 2017 7:00-10:00PM Step Or Die 2017 at Temple Performing Arts Center

The Ladies of Elegance Step Organization of Temple University presents our 13th annual Step Competition. This year it will be held at the Temple Performing Arts Center.

Temple Performing Arts Center
1837 N Broad St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122

March 24, 2017 Steve Lehman & Sélébéyone at The Painted Bride


Steve Lehman, alto saxophone
Gaston Bandimic, vocals (Wolof)
HPrizm, vocals (English)
Maciek Lasserre, soprano saxophone
Carlos Homs, piano and keyboards
Drew Gress, bass
Damion Reid, drums

Ars Nova Workshop and Painted Bride Art Center are pleased to present inventive saxophonist Steve Lehman’s Sélébéyone, an idiom-spanning new project combining modern jazz, underground hip-hop, Senegalese rap and live electronics to create a unique form of urban experimentalism.

Lehman’s music has always drawn from disparate sources in distinctive ways, but with Sélébéyone he has crafted a singular new crossing of musical streams. The project stands apart from past attempts to meld jazz and hip-hop, with the hybrid’s musical elements - shifting rhythms, electro-acoustic harmonies, and contemporary sound design - wholly integrated into the lyrical content. The project, which also juxtaposes English and Wolof lyrics, is not Lehman’s first plunge into the world of hip-hop; his acclaimed octet has recorded arrangements of songs by the Wu-Tang Clan and Camp Lo, while he has enjoyed a variety of collaborations with Meshell Ndegeocello since 2004.

Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA
Price: $25 in advance // $30 day of show

March 24, 2017 6:30PM African American Museum in Philadelphia's 40th Anniversary

On Friday, March 24, 2017, you're invited to join the African American Museum in Philadelphia as we celebrate over 40 years of engaging diverse communities in appreciating the Black experience through the narratives of art, history and culture!

This black-tie affair will host over 600 business, cultural and political leaders, all gathered to support and celebrate AAMP as one of the region’s premier cultural destinations. ​Purchase your tickets today to Reflect and Re-Imagine AAMP with us!
40th Anniversary Celebration
Friday, March 24, 2017 | 6:30 PM
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

March 24, 2017 8:00 PM Sin & Redemption: Lurrie Bell and the Campbell Brothers at The Annenberg Center

Sin & Redemption illuminates the undeniable connection between the blues and gospel music. Rousing Saturday night juke joint sounds morph into Sunday morning gospel tunes. This special double bill starts with blues guitarist and vocalist Lurrie Bell, son of famed blues harmonica player Carey Bell. Then, The Campbell Brothers, on pedal steel, lap steel and electric guitars, complete the evening with a rich variety of African-American gospel music.

The Annenberg Center
3680 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA
Tickets: $25 - $55

Friday, March 17, 2017

March 23, 2017 8:00PM Red Baraat at World Cafe Live PHL

THU · MARCH 23, 2017
DOORS: 7:00 PM / SHOW: 8:00 PM
$18 ADV - $20 DOS + FEES

RED BARAAT FESTIVAL OF COLORS is a celebration of HOLI, a Hindu holiday marked by public gatherings of families, friends, and strangers rejoicing in song, dance, and the exchange of “colors." The holiday signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, and an opportunity to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive.

The festival debuted in 2012 at a sold out Le Poisson Rouge in New York City and has since expanded to cities nationwide. This year's iteration will take place in NYC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, Boston, Seattle, Portland, Philadelphia and beyond.

Bandleader and dhol player Sunny Jain curates a night of music highlighting the South Asian Diaspora in America. Past lineups have included DJ Rekha, Falu, Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi (a film by the late, award-winning filmmaker, Prashant Bhargava, and Grammy-nominated pianist/composer, Vijay Iyer), Brooklyn Raga Massive, Mandeep Sethi, Parijat Desai Dance Company, Rupa & The April Fishes and Madame Gandhi.

Special guests for the 2017 Red Baraat Festival of Colors will be announced soon! This tour is in conjunction with the release of the band’s new album BHANGRA PIRATES on Rhyme & Reason Records.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

March 21, 2017 8:00-11:00 PM Gregorio Uribe w/ guest Bronson Tennis at World Cafe Live

Singer, songwriter and accordionist, Gregorio Uribe was born in Colombia and currently resides in New York. Emerging as a graduate from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Uribe has forged a unique place in the music scene in both the United States and Latin America. Also leading the Gregorio Uribe Big Band, a 16-piece orchestra that blends cumbia and other Colombian rhythms with powerful big band arranging, Uribe released "Cumbia Universal" (Zoho Music) featuring 8-time GRAMMY-winner and Latin music icon Rubén Blades, in October 2015, Upon its release the album hit the Billboard charts and received widespread critical acclaim with sold-out performances in prestigious venues such as Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Most recently, the multi-faceted Uribe put together a smaller ensemble that highlights his songwriting and the presence of the accordion. This new format differs from the big band in its more compact size and organic style. However it stays true to its leader's danceable rhythm. Having introduced this new music in latest tour, which included Brown University, Gregorio Uribe is currently in the process of recording his next self-composed album.

Gregorio has been a guest artist with Latin icon Carlos Vives on several occasions including Madison Square Garden. He was also named by the government of Colombia as one of the "100 most successful Colombians abroad"

Special Guest: Bronson Tennis from De Tierra Caliente

World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, Pa
Tickets: $15 ADV - $20 DOS + Fees

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

June 20-July 3, 2017 A 14-Day Music and Dance Course in Cuba

Tambor Y Danza CUBA

SUMMER 2017 Drum & Dance INTENSIVE!

June 20, 2017 - July 3, 2017

A 14-Day Music & Dance Course offering 40 Hours of AfroCuban Folkloric & Cuban Popular Class Training with Cuba's Top Professional Companies.

Featured Companies:
*Ballet Folklorico Cutumba (Santiago de Cuba)
*Conjunto Folklorico de Oriente (Santiago de Cuba)
*Conjunto Folklorico de Cienfuegos (Cienfuegos)
*Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba (La Habana)
*Conjunto Folklorico Raices Profundas (La Habana)

Featured Cities (Order of Travel):
*La Habana
*Santiago de Cuba

Hosted by Globally Recognized AfroCuban Music & Dance Collaborators:
Percussionist & Singer, Luca Brandoli
Dance Ethnologist, Kimberly Miguel Mullen, M.A.

Package Investment: $2995
*R/T Airfare US to Cuba,
*U.S. OFAC Travel License,
*Cuban Visa,
*Cross Country Travel to 4-Cities
*Uniquely Guided Activities
*Single-Room Occupancy
*2-Meals Daily
*Airport Transfers
*Ground Transportation
*40-Hours of Class Training
*Attendance to music & dance performances
*Dinners at Family-owned Paladar restaurants.

March 20, 2017 5:00-11:00PM Caribbean Dream with Trinidelphia

Escape the cold for a night of Caribbean flavor. Trinidelphia will be on stage providing a sweet island soundtrack for this event. Chef Mike and the team are rolling out some Caribbean-inspired food specials for the night, including our famous jerk chicken. We're pairing them with Masciarelli Montepuciano Rose and DePerriere Brut Rose, both on special for the evening.
Food ⋅ Drink
Free Admission
Kid Friendly

914 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123

March 20, 2017 7:00PM Mysterious Traveler Series: Howard Tucker

Howard “Sergio” Tucker is a writer/poet and performer, whose music embodies cultural fusion. Regularly performing in Brazilian lounges, Black Jazz & Soul clubs, he proudly delivers his gospel of love to R&B/Bossa Nova/Samba rhythms. Tucker has performed his poetic works at the Kimmel Center, Rittenhouse Soundworks, Relish Restaurant, World Café Live, and Freedom Theater, with various local bands & Brazilian musicians. In the process, he has collaborated with artists like Jay Fluellen, Kim Pedro Rodriguez and Cleonice Fonseca among others. Tucker has recently put his words to paper and compiled a new book of poetry, “Sergio: A Poet Witness To The City.”

Mysterious Traveler 3 Concert Series
Howard Tucker
March 20, 2017
Parkway Central Library
Montgomery Auditorium
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189

Monday, March 13, 2017

March 19, 2017 4:00-5:30PM Afro-Brazilian Percussion Class with Dendê

Join master percussionist Dende for the next edition of this introductory class in Afro-Brazilian percussion for just $15.

Since 2001 Dende has worked with his Arrastao in New York, performing at venues from the Brooklyn Academy of Music to Central Park Summerstage. Now that he is living in Philadelphia he is holding auditions for percussionists of all levels (beginner to advanced) to become members of the group.

Members will learn to play timbal, caixa, surdo, repique, xequere, tamborim, pandeiro and much more with a former member of Timbalada! Dendê will teach you proper technique, exercises, tuning and maintenance, improvisations and soloing, traditional rhythms from candomble and samba de roda as well as the original rhythms and breaks from bands like Timbalada, Ilê Aiyê and Olodum.

Private lessons can also be arranged in person or via Skype. Email for more info.

Afro-Brazilian Percussion Class with Dendê

Sundays from 4pm-5:30pm (Please note new time!)
Wissahickon Dance Academy
38 East Schoolhouse Lane (Germantown) Philadelphia, PA 19144

March 19, 2017 7:00-9:00PM Musicians' Gathering #16 at Rittenhouse Soundworks

Musican's Gathering #16 celebrates the March into Spring
Join us for another SUnday night of eclectic music traditions from everywhere
This Month:
The incomparable Michelle Lordi: Michelle with her band Matt Parrish, bass and Sonny Troy, guitar

Stevie and the Bluescasters: Acoustic blues band that plays pre-war and old Country blues, Delta, Chicago, Piedmont and Gospel blends together with a half pint of R&B. Featuring Stevie Nolan, Paul Nolan and Seth Holzman.

Os Clavelitos: Brazil with a multicultural twist

Snagwing: Blending Kitsch and Weird since 2010
Featuring: Mike Pechter, Nina Willbach, Lauren Chimento, Peter Oswald
Tickets $10 at the door Free Parking at the lot next door

Rittenhouse Soundworks 219 W Rittenhouse st.

Consider making a tax deductible contribution to support the Musicians Gathering Series through our fiscal sponsor
Fractured Atlas 5013c.
Checks can be made out to Fractured Atlas with Rittenhouse Soundworks in the memo and sent to 257 W Rittenhouse St. Philadelphia, Pa 19144 or hand it to us directly at the next show.

Rittenhouse Soundworks
219 W. Rittenhouse St.
Philadelphia, Pa