Sunday, December 30, 2012
Friday, January 4th | 8pm Salsa Caliente – Concert – Cabaret – Dance Party $20 in advance/$25 day of show | Members: $15/$18.75 Who says New Year celebrations have to end on the 1st? Keep the party going with our first Salsa Caliente of 2013. “If you have never danced to a live Latin band, you have never danced salsa.” - Jesse Bermudez, Salsa Caliente co-producer Center City’s only nightlife scene featuring two Latin big bands at each event returns for its third season offering everyone a special opportunity to immerse themselves in tropical flavors. Before the party swings into full action, maestro Flaco of Flaco’s Dance Factory is standing by to guide beginners through their first instructional dance steps. THE VISION / HOW IT ALL GOT STARTED Looking to shake things up, the Bride’s programming team scheduled a sit down with long-time community partner Jesse Bermudez, founder of La Asociación de Músicos Latino Americanos (AMLA). Known for championing cultural and educational commitments within the Latino community and his extensive regional network of Latin musicians/orquesta, Jesse proposed creating a nightlife scene where Latin music and culture could be shared with people from all walks of life. Jesse’s vision recalls the hot salsa nights during the golden era of Latin dancing at the Palladium Ballroom in the 50’s where bands were both the sticky factor and driving force of the social scene. While plenty of nightclubs in the tri-state have a Latin night, today’s dominating trend surrounds the DJ. As national television programs continue to highlight Latin dance styles (Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance), the love for salsa music and dancing gains mainstream popularity once again. Alongside Bermudez, the Bride is pleased to present the third dynamic season of Salsa Caliente. Come join the party!
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Friday, December 28, 2012
January 5, 2013 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM " Get Inside the Movement!" Master Dance Class with Ronald K. Brown
Saturday, January 5, 2013
12:30pm until 2:30pm
Join Kùlú Mèlé for an exhilarating Master Class with acclaimed choreographer, Ronald K. Brown! Ronald K. Brown, founder and choreographer of the Brooklyn-based Evidence, A Dance Company, makes dance stories derived from his interpretation of the human condition and refer to numerous cultural sources. These sources include history, traditions, and dance forms from Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa, combined with kinetic storytelling, modern and urban dance movement.
African and Afro-Cuban dancers and dance students of all levels are invited. Come experience Ron’s distinctive technique that effortlessly weaves African, Afro-Cuban, modern and urban dance into an exciting tapestry of movement. Join us! (Light lunch and conversation with Ron immediately following the class.)
Admission is FREE!!
Space is limited and registration is REQUIRED. RSVP by December 28th to firstname.lastname@example.org
1515 Brandwine St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130
Questions? Call 215-844-3409.
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Leana Song http://www.reverbnation.com/leanasong Super Duper Holiday PArty Throw down! With Ewe drums! Bata! and Santa! We are back with our Monthly world music night:) Support this rich musical tradition featuring Chucki Joseph, Shawn Hennessey, Wesley Rast, Elliot Garland, Cito Candell, Tickets HAVE BEEN REDUCED TO $5
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Greetings Come Out and Support CEC Efforts to Bring Dance Africa Here to Philly! Saturday, December 29, 2012 Kwanzaa Affair!
3500 Lancaster Avenue from 8pm to Midnight!
$5/$10 Donations, Vendors Welcome, Bring Food, Your Drum, Your Body, and Creativity! Let's Bring in the New Year with a Bang! Bantaba is the Dance Circle of Life!
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Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Papo Gely: Los Latinos del Son The renowned Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, and producer performs love songs with lush Latin American melodies and tropical rhythms. December 28, 2012 6:30–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free with admission Tickets allowing entry into building, special exhibition and performances in the Court are available on-site the day of visit. $10; free for members For tickets, call: 888.616.0277
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Saturday, December 15, 2012
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Thursday, December 13, 2012
191 W. Hunting Park Ave Join Us for our end of semester celebration!!! Our Recital will feautre performances from AMLA's Youth Ensembles and select students. Doors Open at 6:30 pm show begins at 7:00 pm AND dont forget its FREE so bring the entire FAMILY!
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
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Season's Greetings and Best Wishes to All! Temptations Banquet Facility proudly presents UGO-Urban Guerilla Orchestra's (www.ugofunk.com) 1st Annual Holiday Toy Drive Extravaganza Featuring The Incomparable
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Monday, December 10, 2012
The Peace Train 20th Anniversary Kickoff Concert: Tin Angel - Dec. 14, 7:30pm 20 years ago, The Peace Train performing group was formed in South Africa to help Nelson Mandela end apartheid and promote the country's first democratic elections. It started as a 500-voice, multiracial choir backed by Sharon's 10-piece band - a first in South Africa! Traveling by train around the country and performing at each stop, it became a moving billboard for Mandela's vision of the new South Africa. As we prepare for the 20th anniversary of that ride to freedom, peace, truth & reconciliation, we're doing a special kickoff concert in Philadelphia at Tin Angel, 20 S. 2nd St. Get the best reserved seats for the concert by having dinner at Serrano's Restaurant on the 1st floor. Reservations & Info: 215-928-0770
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Sunday, December 9, 2012
1709 Walnut St.
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Friday, December 7, 2012
December 8, 2012 3:00 PM Layne Redmond's "Priestesses of Rhythm: Past, Present, and Future" Live Streaming Event
Priestesses of Rhythm: Past, Present, Future Dec. 8 at 3pm EST Livestreaming through Google+ Hangout I'll be giving a short slide presentation on the ancient frame drumming priestesses and telling the story of how the frame drum drew me to Brazil to discover the amazing music, dance and traditions of priestesses of candomblé. Rosangela Silvestre will be joining us from Brazil to speak about the contemporary priestesses from the candomblé traditions in Bahia, Marguerite Rigoglioso speaking of Reawakening the Ancient Mediterranean Priestesshoods, Betty Lynn Schwab, who is dedicated to recapturing frame drumming for Christian worship today, Christine Stevens speaking of the healing power of rhythm, Rowan Storm speaking of spiritual traditions of Kurdish women frame drummers, Michelle Gould, an amazing astrologer on the heavenly aspects behind these traditions, Karen Tate of Voices of the Sacred Feminine and Miranda Rondeau on the frame drum and the sacred. I'll going to talk about how I was drawn to Brazil and began filming the priests and priestesses who dance the gods and goddesses down to earth to the amazing drumming of candomblé. And we'll be speaking about the process of completing this film, Axé Orixá on these fantastic traditions.From Layne Redmond:
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
"BRASIL IN PHILLY" will be a year-end celebration of the rich Brazilian cultural scene in Philadelphia. Highlights of this INCREDIBLE PARTY will include: *DJ GINGA spinning rootsy Brazilian samba, funk, and forró *CAPOEIRA RODA hosted by FICA PHILADELPHIA *SAMBA/PAGODE set with members of ALÔ BRASIL AND FEATURING, DIRECT FROM RIO DE JANEIRO! A LIVE PERFORMANCE by PANDEIRO REPIQUE DUO http://vimeo.com/54026968 http://www.pandeirorepiqueduo.com.br/ Pandeiro Repique Duo is the result of combining two of the most typical instruments of “Carioca-Soul”- the actual soul of Rio de Janeiro: pandeiro and repique, two traditional instruments of Brazilian percussion. Bernardo Aguiar (pandeiro) and Gabriel Policarpo (repique) bring these instruments together to produce a sound that transcends their regional origins. The result is an amazing, unlimited and sonorous effect. This will be Pandeiro Repique Duo's last night in the US before returning to Brasil so you won't want to miss this unforgettable evening!!! Friday, December 7, 2012 Doors 8pm $10 cover 7165 LOUNGE 7165 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Os Mutantes Those who have not heard the music of Os Mutantes have undoubtedly experienced their influence. Os Mutantes' cut-and-paste, sonic collage approach and their tendency for cultural irony, is an aesthetic now prevalent in modern music. The band has received praise from a growing list of luminaries including the Flaming Lips, David Byrne, Devendra Banhart and Of Montreal. But of any contemporary musician, it is Beck who appears their direct heir. For his part, Beck readily admits a longstanding admiration for the Mutantes, even dedicating his song "Tropicália" from the album Mutations to the band. Wednesday, December 5, 2012 Doors 7pm | Show 8pm | Downstairs Live Advance Tickets: $17 - 27 + processing fees Day of Show Tickets: $20 - 30 + processing fees
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Saturday, December 1, 2012
Tension Rod Recordings and Underground Arts presents: Direct from Rio de Janeiro. It's the PANDEIRO REPIQUE DUO/ C.D. Release Party. Featuring: Bernardo Aguiar (pandeiro) and Gabriel Policarpo (repique). Rhythmic composition and technical virtuosity mix for an unforgettable night of percussive bliss. With special guests: Multi-instrumentalist Carlos Malta; www.carlosmalta.com.br Max Pollak of Rhuma Tap; www.rumbatap.com/about-max.html Brasilian singer Aline Paes; www.facebook.com/alinemusica Dont miss this chance to see 2 of Rio's finest percussionists on stage together for the first time in Philadelphia. www.pandeirorepiqueduo.com.br www.tensionrodmusic.com Tickets: www.ticketweb.com/fb/3202374/uarts Price: USD10.00 Doors open at 7:00 ; show starts at 8:30 pm
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Asian Arts Initiative (Salon Space): 1223 Vine St., Philadelphia, PA The "Pandeiro Repique Duo" is a remarkable combination of two of the most common percussion instruments of the "Carioca-Soul"- the soul of Rio de Janeiro: the pandeiro and the repique. PRD percussionists Bernardo Aguiar (pandeiro) and Gabriel Policarpo (repique) creatively unite these classic Brazilian instruments to produce a sound transcendent beyond their regional origins. Watch PRD's New Video!!! http://vimeo.com/54026968 Bernardo and Gabriel will offer two exciting workshops that feature their music al concepts as a duet, presenting innovative approaches to playing and creating compositions on the pandeiro and repique. Bernardo demonstrates how the pandeiro is truly a "pocket drum set" capable of playing practically any rhythm, and Gabriel, equally versatile with the repique, introduces participants to a new contemporary language in the world of samba. In these hands-on workshops, Pandeiro Repique Duo (PRD) share their original compositions with students, using pandeiros, repiques, other samba instruments, and even body language. Though rooted in the samba school tradition of Rio de Janeiro, their rhythmic cosmos encompasses many other Brazilian and universal rhythms. Sunday, December 2, 2012 Brazilian Pandeiro Workshop: 1pm-2:30pm Samba Drumming Workshop: 3pm-4:30pm Fee: $20 each workshop These workshops are open to all levels. Please bring your pandeiro and/or repique if you have one. There are also limited instruments available. Don't miss their performance Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Underground Arts and at "Brasil In Philly" at 7165 Lounge on December 7, 2012! For more info, contact: Alex Shaw 267-258-7030 email@example.com
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Kaïssa "A startlingly catchy and energetic album. A voice of substance and strength. Introspective in theme, majestic in performance. A young musician who has served her time under some of the greats and has a considerable future ahead of her. Hats off." - Sing Out! Originally from Cameroon, Kaissa grew up in Paris, and quickly became a sought-after performer on the African music scene. Her career includes working with Salif Keita, Cesaria Evora, Manu Dibango, and many, many others. In New York City, where she has lived for the last 15 years, Kaissa has performed with her band at many top venues, including Joe’s Pub, Le Bar Bat, SOB’s, Zinc Bar, Central Park Summerstage, Le Poisson Rouge, and many others. She has worked with various artists including Martha Wash and Paul Simon and appeared on television with Diana Ross on Oprah. She was selected as Best Female Vocalist in the African Music Awards 2001 presented by US African Eye Magazine. Besides her own recordings, Kaissa appeared on five compilations by Putumayo World Music. Having just completed David Byrne’s world tour, Kaissa is preparing to release her new EP, working on new material and planning for the next touring season. Free children's program at 6:00 PM at Calvary Center for Culture and Community, 801 South 48th Street Tickets $10-#30.
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Woodmere Art Museum 9201 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19118
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West African Drum Classes with Quint Lange 4 class session - $48.00 November 29, December 6, 13, 20 6 class session - $96.00 January 3,10,17,24,31, Febuary 7 Thurs. evenings 7:30 - 9:00pm take place at my home 1012 E Southampton Ave Wyndmoor PA 19038 Please let us know if you will be attending. Checks are made payable to Ron Kravitz Thanks! Ron Ron Kravitz firstname.lastname@example.org MusicInTheMoment.com Shrutibox.com Vocal Groove Improvisations Community Drum/Music Circle Gatherings African Drum Classes w/Quint Lange Music For People Group Motion Flute Haven Rhythm Rings 215 233 0777
Thursday, November 22, 2012
November 24, 2012 at 7:00 PM and November 25, 2012 at 4:00 PM Kùlú Mèlé and The Requisite Movers (TRM) Let the Roots Show
Let the Roots Show is an inspired collaboration between Kùlú Mèlé African Dance & Drum Ensemble and The Requisite Movers. With new works by FlyGround’s Lela Aisha Jones, Kùlú Mèlé’s Cachet Ivey and Acacia Reed, and a reworking of Oya choreographed by Kùlú Mèlé Artistic Director Dorothy Wilkie you don’t want to miss Let the Roots Show: Kùlú Mèlé and The Requisite Movers. Founded in 1969 by Baba Robert Crowder, Kùlú Mèlé has been guided by Artistic Director Dorothy Wilkie for more than 20 years. The company is known for infusing African dance with urban American flair. Lela Aisha Jones, Artistic Conceptualist, Founder & Director of FlyGround and Deneane Richburg of Brownbody, serve as co-founders of The Requisite Movers, which was formed in 2010 to produce the works of Black female movement artists. Let the Roots Show is presented as part of Kùlú Mèlé’s Celebration of African Dance & Drumming: Dance to the Rhythm of the Drum, which is made possible with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and Dance/USA Philadelphia. Leadership Support for the New Stages for Dance Initiative is provided by MetLife Foundation. New Stages for Dance is a program of Dance/USA Philadelphia. Lela Aisha Jones - FlyGround is an artist in residence at Mascher Space Co-op, which is also a fiscal sponsor for The Requisite Movers. Painted Bride Art Center 230 Vine Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Free at the Kimmel Sittin' In Hosted by Pablo Batista and the Mambo Syndicate Commonwealth Plaza Wednesday, November 21 7:30pm Join us as Philly's hottest musicians revisit the classic jam session on the Plaza Stage! This month's host is Pablo Batista. A Temple University grad, Batista has been a percussionist for over 31 years. In 2000, he was the recipient of the distinguished Pew Fellowship Award in Folk Art. He also toured and recorded with the late Grover Washington, Jr. and Alicia Keys. He has been teaching percussion for the Latin American Music Association (AMLA) for over 15 years and has performed and recorded with such artist as: Bono, Jeffrey Osborne, Teddy Pendergrass, Eddie Palmieri, Manny Oquendo Conjunto Libre, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Sittin' In is back by popular demand. Come groove in Commonwealth Plaza to an eclectic mix of horns, vinyl, and vocals. Each month we'll bring you a different session featuring a special guest host, alongside their band of choice, plus DJ sets by Philly's own DJ PHSH. The first set will feature the hottest up and coming young performers on the scene, followed by a jam session showcasing the host and selected talent from near and far.
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Saturday, November 17, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Fela: Rhythms of Desire. Friday, November 16th & Saturday, November 17th 8:30pm Harold Prince Theater, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts 3680 Walnut Street $8 on the walk and $10 at the door Please forward any questions or ticketing requests to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012 8:00pm until 1:00am Studio 34 4522 Baltimore Ave Philadelphia PA All the proceeds to benefit buildOn. (www.buildon.org) WELCOME BACK, FEET ACTIVATORS! We are bringing you a delicious Autumn (our favorite season) version of our Community Event! Please join us for this Feet Active Fundraiser benefit for Beyond Asana YTT’s fundraising efforts to build a school in Nepal with nonprofit buildOn. This time we are upping the ante! Not only will you get YOGA, VEGAN/GF CUPCAKES and the BEST substance free DANCE PARTY in Philly, you will get oodles more! This is unreal..... Grounded Yoga Flow with Brittany Policastro: 8-9pm Unidos da Filadelfia Live Drumming: 9-10pm Dance Party with Lina Luv and Peter Parker AND Special Guest Juanderful Juan!: 10pm-1am Photo Booth w/ Nick Antony Photography 10pm-12am Free Vita Coco Coconut Water!!! Vegan/GF Cupcakes!! Raffles with great prizes including: -1 Acupuncture treatment from Lina Luv aka Caroline Grace Ashurst of Restorative Harmony Acupuncture -1 Dozen Cupcakes from our bakestress, LPizzle (YUM!) - 1 Private Yoga session with Beyond Asana founder, Brittany Policastro ($120 value)
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
November 15 and 16, 2012 7:00 PM Street Grace Series: Native Portals of Lynching and Love by Flyground/Lela Aisha Jones
A First Person Arts Festival Raw Event DATE: Thursday, November 15 and Friday, November 16 TIME: 7 PM LOCATION: Christ Church Neighborhood House (20 N. American Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106) COST: $15 ($12 for FPA members) The profound imagery of the noose becomes a portal towards understanding the past and future of the African/Afro/Black experience. Inspired by their personal stories, memories, and dreams, six dancers explore their exposure to this country's traumatic history of lynching and ask the question: what would it take for me to fall in love with the United States? This memoir of healing is told through intense movement, daring text, and jolting humor. Expect a dialogue-provoking night investigating heritage and home through dance. A FlyGround production. Performed by Saroya Corbett, Lela Aisha Jones, Peaches Jones, Oiya Lowe, Maritza Ogarro, and Deneane Richburg. Christ Church Neighborhood House 20 N. American Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106 Tickets: $15.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
November 13, 2012 (every Tuesday) 7:00-9:00 PM Afro-Cuban Dance Class with Gilset Mora Amador at Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
When 10 Nov 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Location Settlement Music School’s Mary Louise Curtis Branch, Presser Hall (auditorium) 416 Queen Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 Spaces left 228 Registration Big Beats - $15.00 (USD) (donor level ticket price) Super Beats - $25.00 (USD) (donor level ticket price) Ticket - $10.00 (USD) Minimum ticket price Shofuso’s KyoDaiko Japanese taiko drummers are teaming up with local Brazilian samba group Unidos da Filadélfia for a special concert filled with Healing Beats that will have you dancing in your seats! Location: Settlement Music School’s Mary Louise Curtis Branch, Presser Hall (auditorium) 416 Queen Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 This is a benefit concert for Ana Hernandez, a member of both KyoDaiko and Unidos drumming groups. This is a celebration of Ana’s passion for percussion and a chance for her friends to show our support as she recovers from brain surgery and continues radiation treatments. Money raised at this concert will go to help defray her medical costs. Bring cash or your checkbook - we’ll have beautiful scarves on sale with proceeds going to Ana - perfect for holiday gifts!And here's a sample of Ana singing at her benefit!
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Sunday, November 4, 2012
Orlando & Patricia brought Brazilian music to Philadelphia. Their interpretations of Bossa Nova are not only authentic, but original. Join them as they revisit the legendary album Getz Gilberto, along with their own bossa nova compositions.With guest artist Andrew Neu. 3025 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 215-222-1400
Friday, November 2, 2012
UNDERGROUND AT RON'S #48 (A House Concert & More!) Saturday, November 3, 2102 Presents "Gong with the Didg" Featuring Harold E. Smith - Digeridoo, Gongs, Bells, Tibetian Bowls Randy Sutin - Vibes/Percussion/Gongs Leonard "Doc" Gibbs - Percussion Their music will touch your mind, body, soul and some times make you cry, smile, dance and laugh. Together they will embark on a magical ride of sounds and rhythms. Come with an open mind and no expectations! Leave with a lightness of mind, a tingle in the body and a heart full of love. Peace, Love, Hope and Rainbow Dreams! 1012 E Southampton Ave Wyndmoor, Pa 19038 8:00pm - Show Time 7:00pm - Community Drum Circle & Potluck $20.00 or less if needed Reserve Now at 215 233 0777 or email@example.com Pay at the door; 24 hr. notice is appreciated for cancellation. On Street parking
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
PhillyBloco sets a raucous mashup of samba, funk, reggae, and more, to irresistible Brazilian carnival rhythms. November 2, 2012 8:30–9:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Included with gallery admission or Friday night ticket($10.) Michael Stevens will be playing percussion with singer/songwriter Jeremy Dyen from 6pm-7pm, so come early and check that out as well! First Friday is generously sponsored by Wells Fargo. For tickets: 888.616.0277
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
November 2, 2012 9:00 PM Salsa Caliente with HECTOR RIOS LATIN FLAVOR and FOTO Y PUPI LEGARETTA CON LA UNICA at the Painted Bride
BUY TICKETS NOW “If you have never danced to a live Latin band, you have never danced salsa.” - Jesse Bermudez, Salsa Caliente co-producer Center City’s only nightlife scene featuring two Latin big bands at each event returns for its third season offering everyone a special opportunity to immerse themselves in tropical flavors. Before the party swings into full action, maestro Flaco of Flaco’s Dance Factory is standing by to guide beginners through their first instructional dance steps. THE VISION / HOW IT ALL GOT STARTED Looking to shake things up, the Bride’s programming team scheduled a sit down with long-time community partner Jesse Bermudez, founder of La Asociación de Músicos Latino Americanos (AMLA). Known for championing cultural and educational commitments within the Latino community and his extensive regional network of Latin musicians/orquesta, Jesse proposed creating a nightlife scene where Latin music and culture could be shared with people from all walks of life. Jesse’s vision recalls the hot salsa nights during the golden era of Latin dancing at the Palladium Ballroom in the 50’s where bands were both the sticky factor and driving force of the social scene. While plenty of nightclubs in the tri-state have a Latin night, today’s dominating trend surrounds the DJ. As national television programs continue to highlight Latin dance styles (Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance), the love for salsa music and dancing gains mainstream popularity once again. Alongside Bermudez, the Bride is pleased to present the third dynamic season of Salsa Caliente. Come join the party! Center City’s only nightlife scene featuring two Latin big bands at each event returns for its third season offering everyone a special opportunity to immerse themselves in tropical flavors. Before the party swings into full action, maestro Flaco of Flaco’s Dance Factory is standing by to guide beginners through their first instructional dance steps. Never been to Salsa Caliente? Check out the video above of last month's event. Did you attend last month? You might see yourself on camera!
Monday, October 29, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
October 31, 2012 CANCELLED 10/30/12 Noon to 2:00 PM Lunch Beat Philly - Halloween Edition - at the Painted Bride Art Center
Cancelled while the city cleans up from Tropical Storm Sandy. Dance with the Bride/ Jazz on Vine/ Performance in the Present Tense/ Visual Arts/ World Music/ On The Vine Upcoming Event on Wed., October 31 - noon - 2pm Lunch Beat Philly - Halloween Edition Wednesday, October 31st – It’s Halloween and costumes are encouraged ;-) Noon to 2pm | Entrance fee is Pay What You Can We’ll be dancing for 2 hours – come whenever suits you :-D #lunchbeatphilly Rule #1 of Lunch Beat: If it’s your first time, you have to dance. Lunch Beat is a chance for you and your co-workers to take a break during a long work week and dance the stress out. Take your mind off your job, come as you are, and dance the afternoon away. Groove to the sounds of DJ NAJ Pick up food from the Foo Truck Lunch Beat is a lunchtime disco craze sweeping Europe and the US. Workers take a break from their day to let loose with their co workers and make new friends on the dance floor. Lunch Beat is an alcohol and drug free environment and a fantastic alternative to eating lunch at your desk. Come be a part of Lunch Beat Philly! 230 Vine St. Philadelphia Pa 19106
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
PhillyBloco Halloween Dance Party On October 27th PhillyBloco returns to The Blockley for our annual Halloween Bash!! Grab your friends, your costumes and your dancing shoes and come have ridiculous amounts of fun with the entire PhillyBloco family. -Saturday, October 27th -Doors: 8:00pm/Show 9:30pm -Tickets $12/$15 (adv/door) -Ages 21+ -Costumes encouraged but not required 3801 Chestnut Street, Philly, 19104 www.theblockley.com 215-222-1234
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Alo Brasil The Underground Sessions
Friday, October 19, 2012
Venissa Santi: Afro-Cuban Jazz One of the 21st century’s new breed of vocalists, Santi sings an exciting blend of American and Cuban standards, folkloric songs, and original compositions that reflect influences ranging from Billie Holliday and Betty Carter to Celia Cruz. October 26, 2012 6-8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Included with gallery admission or Friday night ticket For tickets: 888.616.0277
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October 19, 2012 5:00-7:00 PM Opening Reception for "Illuminate Me", a multimedia exhibition by Las Gallas artist collective in collaboration with Alex Shaw
Illuminate Me A multimedia exhibition by Las Gallas artist collective in collaboration with Alex Shaw October 17 - December 7, 2012 Presented by Asian Arts Initiative | 1219 Vine Street | Philadelphia, PA Opening Reception: Friday October 19, 5 p.m. First Friday Receptions: Friday November 2, 6 p.m. Friday December 7, 6 p.m. Highlighting the shared stories and struggles of immigration and migration within the Asian and Latino communities, Illuminate Me is the multi-sensory culmination of a cross-cultural exploration through a series of community workshops in which participants shared personal histories and journeys through a range of text, sound, and image-based storytelling activities. Lanterns created by workshop participants are featured in the exhibition alongside new mixed-media artwork by Las Gallas members Julia Lopez, Magda Martinez, and Michelle A. Ortiz accompanied by an original soundscape by Alex Shaw. Illuminate Me is made possible with generous support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge, The PNC Foundation’s PNC Arts Alive grant initiative and the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC). Asian Arts Initiative 1219 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. (215) 557-0455 or www.asianartsinitiative.org
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Latin Dance Party Friday, October 19, 2012 5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. Free after admission The Johnny Cruz Latin Jazz Ensemble hails from the Centro de Oro, or Golden Block District, in North Philadelphia. Dance the night away or try free dance lessons! This program is supported by Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Open Jam session with members of Alo Brazil and the top musicians of the Philadelphia music scene! Come early and sign up to get down! Hosted by percussionist Josh Robinson.Comedy set at 8:00 PM, followed by music from 9 to 11 PM. All are welcome; come early to sign up to participate. With your support this can become a regular night to listen to or perform great music with great musicians. the venue has food, drink, and people running it that understand what it's all about. Please spread the word and support something great starting up here in the city. World music and other styles welcome!!!! See you there........ 1200 Callowhill St. No cover!
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Monday, October 15, 2012
Step Afrika! is the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Founded in December 1994, the company is critically-acclaimed for its efforts to promote an understanding of and appreciation for stepping and the dance tradition's use as an educational tool for young people worldwide. Step Afrika! reaches tens of thousands of Americans each year and has performed on many stages in North & South America, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. Performance in Lew Klein Hall Doors open at 6:30 pm Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19122. For tickets, call 1.800.298.4200.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
TINARIWEN are poet-guitarists and soul rebels from the Southern Sahara desert. Their music expresses the aspirations of their people, the Kel Tamashek or 'Touareg' of the southern Sahara desert. The guitar is their weapon. Simplicity is Freedom. The soundtrack of the Touareg revolution in Saharan North Africa was created by electric guitars. Plaintive rhythms created a unique 'desert blues' whose lyrics raged against world indifference and evoked a longing for disappearing freedoms. On their enthralling new album entitled Tassili (a 2012 Grammy Award winner), the renowned band have set down their electric guitars and returned to the very essence of their art. Recorded in a protected region of the South-Eastern Algerian desert, the group returned to the roots of their music, with only acoustic guitars and unamplified percussion. During recording, the band was joined by Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone of the band TV On The Radio. Later on, guitarist Nels Cline (Wilco) and the horns of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band contributed to create an album that reaches deep into the essence of TINARIWEN’s sound while simultaneously opening itself to the surrounding world. Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Doors 7 pm | Show 8 pm | Downstairs Live Leana Song will also perform Advance Tickets: $20 - $30 + processing fees Day of Show Tickets: $22 - $32 + processing fees
Friday, October 12, 2012
PSALM Salon Sat. Oct 13 8 PM $16 advance, $20 at door The PSALM Salon is Philadelphia's coolest intimate venue for great music listening. The Salon invites music lovers to experience the finest in live music from the world over, all in the cozy comfort of home, but with the impeccable production values of a high end professional concert hall. 5841 Overbrook Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Thursday, October 11, 2012
JUXT[a]POSE! (la deuxieme partie) is the sequel to the inaugural event that premiered in April 2012 at Studio 34. The performance series will feature the work of six dynamic female artists including Marjani Forte (NYC), Jasmine Hearn (PIT), Lela Aisha Jones (PHL), Deneane Richburg (PHL), Liana Conyers (ATL), and Danielle Currica (PHL). This special event will also feature a post performance discussion moderated by scholar, author, activist, and artists Brenda Dixon Gottschild. The conversation will center around themes of Contemporary Feminist Thought, Movement based Performance Practices, and American vs Africanist Aesthetics in Dance. Hosted by Saroya Corbett Curated by Jaamil Olawale Kosoko James Peniston (Producing Director) Zachary Svoboda (Technical Director) Studio 34 Yoga | Healing | Arts 4522 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19143 Tickets: $17.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Manuel Valera and the New Cuban Express Friday, October 12, 2012 5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.Deeply influenced by the experiments of Cuban musicians from the 1970s and ‘80s, Manuel Valera and the New Cuban Express mix elements of jazz, R & B, fusion, and funk with Cuban music styles.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Saturday, October 6, 2012
SALSA DANCE By Fuego Dance Company When:Every Thursday 7:00PM Price: $10 per class WHO: Must be 21 years or older CONTACT: Hector Serrano, firstname.lastname@example.org Fuego Dance Company
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