Saturday, December 31, 2011

January 1, 2012 3:30 PM "Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble " at the Kimmel Center FREE

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble
Headquartered in Camden NJ, Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble has grown to be one of the largest professional authentic and traditional African Dance & Drum Ensembles in the United States. The Ensemble's identity and signature, which include five generations of performers, represent an energetic and enchanting interpretation of the beauty of family performing traditional African songs, instruments, dance and drum.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Dec.31, 2011 New Year's Eve with PhillyBloco at World Cafe Live PHL 10:30 PM

Philly Bloco’s 20+ members bring their raucous mash-up of Samba, Funk and Reggae for a very special New Year’s Eve dance party at World Cafe Live!

Earth Shaking Rhythms. Boundless Energy. Serious Fun.

PhillyBloco…Get ready to Dance!
Saturday, December 31, 2011 | Show 10:30pm | Downstairs Live
Age Limit: 21+

Floor/Loge (Standing Room): $30 ($25 ticket + $5 processing fee)
Mezzanine (Reserved Seating): $40 ($35 + $5 premium service*/processing fee)*priority seating and VIP amenities/service. Click here for more info.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

December 26 through December 30, 2011 "Village" at Community Education Center

Village: An Afro Futuristic Fable
When: Dec. 26, 2011 Fri, Dec 30th, 2011
Time: 7:00pm
Groitworks presents
An Afro Futuristic Fable
Storytelling, Dance, Music, and Media

December 26-30, 2011
7:00pm everyday
2:00pm matinee performance on the 28th

Featuring: Jos Duncan, Cachet Ivey, Erika Hicks, Omar Harrison, Ama Schley, Peaches Jones, Crystal Gatling, Tekeytha Fullwood, and more.
tickets at
$15-$20 in advance
$25 at the door

Sunday, December 18, 2011

December 28, 2011 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Conjunto Philadelphia at Chris' Jazz Cafe

Conjunto Philadelphia is a musical ensemble based in the Philadelphia area performing the music of Pre-Revolutionary Cuba. The group's main aspiration is to maintain the authenticity of the music while performing it in a way that pays homage to Cuba's deep and treasured musical history. Genres include Son, Cha-cha-chá, Bolero, and Danzón.For those of you who have never been to Chris' Jazz Café:

1421 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA. 19102

Great Food, Great Drinks, Great Music!
There will be a dance floor and plenty of Cuban Music for all!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

December 17, 2011 7:00-9:00 PM AMLA LSPA Holiday Recital

AMLA Latin School of the Performing Arts
191 W. Hunting Park Ave.
Philadelphia PA 19140
Come celebrate a night of holiday cheer! The AMLA Latin School for the Performing Arts will be holding its annual Holiday Recital! This concert will showcase performances from the LSPA's own Latin Jazz Ensemble, Funk Rock group, the Youth Choir, and a special debut performance from the Adult Ensemble group. Help us ring in the holidays with your support and enjoyment! The concert will take place at the AMLA Latin School for the Performing Arts at the address and time listed above... Tickets are FREE and for all to enjoy!! Hope to see you there!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

December 16th, 2011 Rumba Dance Class with Pupy Castellanos at Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas

Come learn Afro-Cuban rumba with vacunao from Cuban instructor George Pupy Castellanos. The history and symbolism are also explained, so you will know the meaning behind the moves, accompanied by live percussionists. Completely addictive!
Time: 7:15-8:45 PM
Address: 1417 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia Pa (enter through iron-gated parking lot)
Fee: $12.
Classes will resume in February, switching to the dances of the Orishas.

December 17, 2011 Fiesta Boricua de Navidad 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM

¡Fiesta de Navidad del Instituto Puertorriqueño de Música!
Sábado 17 de diciembre de 2011
7:00 PM a 1:00 AM
2661 N. 5th St Philadelphia, PA 19133

Sunday, December 11, 2011

December 11, 2011 Ximena Sariñana at World Cafe Live PHL 8:00 PM

When Mexican vocalist Ximena Sariñana (hi-MEN-a sa-rin-YAH-na) released her debut solo album, Mediocre, in 2008, Rolling Stone gave it four stars and praised it as “one of the strongest debuts from a female singer-songwriter since Norah Jones’ Come Away With Me.” Recording the Spanish-language album was a natural step for Sariñana, who had risen to fame in her homeland as a child actress and had fronted a successful indie band for four years. “In Mexico, people believed in me as an artist,” says the fully bilingual 25-year-old. So when she began thinking about recording an album in English she was confronted with a tough decision: “Either stay in my country, where everyone knows who I am, or start from scratch and convince people that I’m worth it.” She chose the latter.
The result is a collection of songs that showcase her deep, striking voice, smart, thoughtful lyrics and offbeat personality.

Artist's website | Artist Videos

Sunday, December 11, 2011 | Doors 7pm | Show 8pm | Downstairs Live

Advance Tickets:
Floor/Loge Standing Room: $19 ($15 ticket + $4 processing fee)
Floor/Loge Reserved Seating: $19 ($15 ticket + $4 processing fee)
Mezzanine (Reserved Seating): $24 ($15 + $9 premium service*/processing fee)

Day of Show Tickets:
Floor/Loge Standing Room: $21 ($17 ticket + $4 processing fee)
Floor/Loge Reserved Seating: $21 ($17 ticket + $4 processing fee)
Mezzanine (Reserved Seating): $26 ($17 + $9 premium service / processing fee)
*priority seating and VIP amenities/service. Click here for more info.

Please note:
In addition to the ticket price, there is a $10 per person food and beverage minimum for all reserved seating at this show. There is no minimum for Standing Room tickets. Dinner service is available. For further information, please visit our FAQ page.

Save money!
Processing fee is only $2 per ticket when you purchase with CASH at our box office BEFORE day of show!
XPN Members: Use your member number to purchase up to two discounted tickets by phone or at our box office (not available online).

Saturday, December 10, 2011

December 10, 2011 "Matuto" at World Cafe Live PHL 10:30 PM

Matuto with Zongo Junction & F!

In 2002, guitarist and singer Clay Ross moved from South Carolina to New York in pursuit of the jazz muse. Several years later he found himself in Recife, studying the regions folkloric music, bringing him by a circuitous route to reappraise the folk and blues traditions of his native south and conceive the idea of marrying them to the Northeastern Brazilian rhythms of maracatu, forró, and coco. Back in New York he called on accordionist Rob Curto, master exponent of forró, and they set out to combine their repertoires into an extensive library of Pan-American influences and form a band. With a crack coterie of renowned musicians sharing a love of roots music, Brazilian styles, and improvisational experimentation, Matuto deliver an inspirational live experience direct from the heart of New York City's global culture.

Also Performing:

Zongo Junction

Saturday, December 10, 2011 | Show 10:30pm | Upstairs Live

Advance Tickets:
General Admission Seating/Standing*: $11 ($8 ticket + $3 processing fee)

Day of Show Tickets:
General Admission Seating/Standing*: $13 ($10 ticket + $3 processing fee)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

December 8, 2011 Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas Celebrates 20 Years

Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas, Inc. invites you to a fundraising event celebrating its 20th anniversary and the end of the year festivities.
Ballet Folkorico de Mexico YARETZI Raíces Culturales cordially invites you to:

WHAT: Fundraising Event Celebrating Our 20th Anniversary and
End of the Year Festivities
WHEN: Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
WHERE: Crane Old School, 1417 North 2nd Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19122 (corner of North 2nd & Master)
COST: $20.

Enjoy live music and dance from Latin America, arts and craft, refreshments, wine and more. Be a part of the bridge of understanding between Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas, Inc. and all Philadelphia.

All proceeds go to support our mission to continue to provide quality cultural enrichment programs to all our constituents in the region. Donations are extremely welcomed in light of the financial instability plaguing the nation.
Old Crane School