Thursday, March 31, 2011

New film: "When the Spirits Dance Mambo"



Tuesday, April 5 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm
International House of Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
Created By
Scribe Video Center, Monica Scribe
More Info
On Tuesday April 5, at 7PM at International House, Scribe Video Center presents as part of its Producers' Forum Series "When the Spirits Dance Mambo" a documentary which traces the role of sacred African thought and practices in the formation of Cuban society, culture and music. Director Robert Shepard will be in person. The 90-minute documentary is a tribute to the spiritual energy that traveled from West Africa to Cuba and New York. Co-produced and directed by Robert "Bobby" Shepard and Marta Moreno Vega, When the Spirits Dance Mambo was shot in Cuba and New York over a three month period. $10, 8 for students/seniors. free for Scribe members

NOTE: Persons who register for the Master Class at Scribe with Robert Shepard on Wed 4/6, can attend the Tuesday screening event at International house for free. Visit for more info.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

African Drum Class

African Drum Classes with Baba Tyrone

New 6 week session March 17 - April 21, 2011

Thursday evenings 7:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Location: at the home of

Ron Kravitz

1012 E. Southampton Ave.
Wyndmoor, Pa. 19038
Contact Ron to sign up in advance or if you have any questions:
215 233 0777

Summit Presbyterian Church on Greene St and West View St. enter on West View.
WHEN: Saturday, March 26, at 6:00PM

Potluck following the dance
Call for more information: 215.796.7345/215.387.989
Cost: $15.00 @ the door; and additional donations however small or
otherwise will make a difference to this cause.
Brigitta Herrmann

Monday, March 14, 2011

Take a deep breath and dive in.....

There is more than enough happening this weekend to satisfy any drumming or dancing fan;
Starting with PhillyBloco's CD release party at the Blockley on Friday, March 18th. After you catch your breath from dancing to reggae, New Orleans style, and samba, you can do it again at Alo Brasil's Carnaval performance at World Cafe Live on March 19th. There are 2 shows: 7:30 seated show if you're still too tired from PhillyBloco, and 10:30 dance party if you bounce back quickly. Both shows are completely worth the effort and ticket price. Do both, if you can! You can rest on Sunday.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

April 2 at World Cafe Live "Minas' Tribute to Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66"

Minas Presents: Tribute to Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 - The Mod Days of the 1960s


Sergio Mendes music was a mixture of psychedelic pop, light jazz, and bossa nova all weaved into one. The music of Minas was very much influenced by Sergio's band since the early days when Orlando Haddad and Patricia King met as students in North Carolina, and formed Minas in 1978. Orlando grew up in Brazil listening to bossa nova and The Beatles, while Patricia grew up in Pennsylvania doing musical comedy and listening to Sergio Mendes.

After North Carolina the couple spent two years performing and traveling in Brazil before moving from Rio de Janeiro to Philadelphia. With six albums to their credit, Minas continues to be on the forefront of their genre, bringing Brazilian music to diverse audiences in the City of Brotherly Love and beyond.

Artist's website

Also Performing: John Swana

Saturday, April 2, 2011 | Show 8pm | Upstairs Live

General Admission Seating/Standing*: $18 ($15 ticket + $3 processing fee)

Save money!
Processing fee is only $2 per ticket when you purchase with CASH at our box office BEFORE day of show

Intergenerational Drum and Dance

Spring 2011 Intergenerational Drum and Dance Project
Community, Merry Making, Discovery
When: Saturdays: April 2nd - April 30th From: 10-12
Where: Lang Performing Arts Center (LPAC)
...large dance studio, Swarthmore College
To sign up now or inquire: email:dunyapac@me.comSee More

Monday, March 7, 2011

Thursday, March 10 at World Cafe Live "Los Amigos Invisibles"

Los Amigos Invisibles

Since their first album in 1995, Los Amigos Invisibles have developed a sound based on the “gozadera” - an irresistible fusion of Latin rhythms with fiery funk and lounge music. The band got their first break when David Byrne (Talking Heads) discovered one of their albums by chance in a Manhattan record shop. He immediately called the band up in their native Venezuela and soon after, signed them to his label: Luaka Bop. Byrne opened doors for the band across the globe and Los Amigos Invisibles soon became an international touring machine.