Monday, July 30, 2012

August 1, 2012 Noon to 2:00 PM Lunch Beat Philly, a Salsa Dance Party in the Middle of the Day!

Dance with the Bride/ Jazz on Vine/ Performance in the Present Tense/ Visual Arts/ World Music/ On The Vine Upcoming Event on Wednesday, August 1st Noon to 2pm Lunch Beat Philadelphia Wednesday, August 1st Noon to 2pm | $7 We’ll be dancing for 2 hours – come whenever suits you ;) #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 a local DJ Pick up burgers and shakes from LOS BURGER TRUCK @LOSBurgerTruck 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 the first ever Lunch Beat Philly!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

August 1, 2012 PM @ Penn Museum Summer Nights with " Incendio"

P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights

The sounds of summer in West Philadelphia, on Penn’s campus, just got sweeter. P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights provides musical entertainment and an after-work happy hour destination in a verdant outdoor space. P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights runs June 20 through August 29 in the Penn Museum’s Stoner Courtyard. Food and drink are available for purchase. Event occurs rain or shine.
3260 South St. Philadelphia PA 19104
A Latin world fusion group from Los Angeles, Incendio balances romantic Spanish guitar with rock-style energy and inspired on-stage improvisation.

Admission: $5 (includes general Museum entry fee); free for Penn Museum members and PennCard holders.

July 28th through August 25th, 2012 Odunde 365's African Dance Classes for Adults and Children


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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

July 27, 2012 7:00 PM Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas Tertulia "A Tribute to Colombia"

July's Tertulia: A Tribute to Colombia ¡El Sabor Colombiano, Celébralo! When: Friday, July 27 2012 7:00pm Where: Crane Old School (the corner of 2nd and Jefferson) 1417 North 2nd Street Philadelphia. PA 19122 July's Tertulia: A Tribute to Colombia ¡El Sabor Colombiano, Celébralo! In honor of Colombia's Independence Day, Raíces is celebrating the rich culture of Colombia for its July Tertulia. You will get a real feel for el sabor colombiano during this celebratory evening, which will feature Colombian literature, music, and artwork. Raíces will start the night with Soledad Chavez-Plumley a teacher and writer of poetry and short stories. Born and raised in Colombia, Soledad has lived in the US for the past 30 years, where she has taught Latino youth in a North Philadelphia bilingual school and published books about her experiences and teachings. Soledad will talk about her personal writings and the works of Colombian, Nobel Prize winner Garcia Marques. Following Soledad's talk, the audience will journey through the rhythms and beats of Colombia with live music performances by Jose Rico and Tito Lopez. $10. donation

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

July 27, 2012 8:00 PM Taller Puertorriqueño presents "Crossing Cultures: From Mozart to Guadalupe"

"CROSSING CULTURES - FROM MOZART TO GUADALUPE" In collaboration with Artists and Musicians of Latin America (AMLA) and Intercultural Journeys, will return with a spectacular event, bringing together world-class performers, including members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Intercultural Journeys, of AMLA energizing and exciting performers, along with students from Esperanza Academy. Another unforgettable evening as we proudly present Rafael Hernandez music and its impact on Latino culture, the music of Mozart and its effect on education, as well as dynamic new themes from Guadalupe - Our Lady of the Roses concert opera. This event is supported in part by PNC Arts Alive./Una inolvidable velada con música desde Rafael Hernández hasta Mozart, y músicos desde la orquesta de Filadelfia hasta los niños y jóvenes de AMLA. 2600-2624 Nth 5th Street 8:00 p.m. Free event.

Monday, July 23, 2012

July 27, 2012 8:00 PM Bomba Estéreo at World Cafe Live PHL

Bomba Estéreo came together as a project organized by Simon Mejia in 2005, forming within the rich underground electronic scene that has become Bogota, Colombia. Recruiting fierce singer Liliana Saumet to join the group, Bomba Estéreo expanded its sound and captivating live show. The group plays an explosive dance-fusion of electronic dub and hip-hop, in a similar vein as M.I.A. and Santigold, mixed with Colombian rhythms like cumbia and champeta.

Advance Tickets:
$15 + processing fees

Day of Show Tickets:
$17 + processing fees

Sunday, July 22, 2012

July 25, 2012 5:00-8:00 PM: PM at Penn Museum Summer Nights with "Magadaliz and Her Trio Crisol"

P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights

The sounds of summer in West Philadelphia, on Penn’s campus, just got sweeter. P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights provides musical entertainment and an after-work happy hour destination in a verdant outdoor space. P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights runs June 20 through August 29 in the Penn Museum’s Stoner Courtyard. Food and drink are available for purchase. Event occurs rain or shine. If it rains, you'll be dancing under the watchful gaze of a sphinx.
3260 South St. Philadelphia Pa 19104
Magdaliz & Her Trio Crisol
This group offers up a melting pot of folk and traditional music from Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuela, and other parts of Latin America.

Admission: $5 (includes general Museum entry fee); free for Penn Museum members and PennCard holders.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

July 21, 2012 10:30 PM Brasil Summerfest Presents PhillyBloco at Drom

PhillyBloco returns to The Big Apple, this time as a featured performer in Brasil Summerfest 2012! Saturday, July 21st Drom, NYC 85 Avenue A (b/w 5th and 6th) NY, NY 10009 212-777-1157 Doors: 10:00pm, Show: 10:30pm Tickets: $15/$20 (adv/door)

July 21, 2012 12:00-5:00 PM Fiesta Caribeña at Fairhill Square Park

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

July 20, 2012 8:00-11:55 PM Samba for the Soul with PhillyBloco!

Samba for the Soul Featuring the Brazilian rhythms and dance of Philly Bloco. Bring your boogie shoes and your best friends and be prepared to party for a cause in support of BuildaBridge's after school and summer arts education programs, which bring hope and healing to Philadelphia's children living in transition. Just over half of the repertoire is Brazilian music, sung in Portuguese – the fun, rhythmic, danceable style made famous by Carnaval in Brazil. They also perform songs by a variety of popular artists (such as Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley and Dr John) that we've adapted to Brazilian rhythms (a great example is our version of "Superstition.") With these songs, the band can connect with an American audience for whom Brazilian music may be new. Before long, the whole crowd is grooving to samba beats. Since the band launched in 2008, PhillyBloco has really taken off in Philadelphia and beyond. Over the past three years the band has sold out multiple shows at World Cafe Live (Downstairs,capacity 700) and the Blockley Pourhouse, played a packed house at the Trocadero, were featured on WMMR's Preston and Steve Show, and performed for over 1000 people in Verizon Hall as part of the Kimmel Center's Solstice Event. In August PhillyBloco played a third consecutive year at The Bethlehem Musikfest, and most recently played a sold out New Year's Eve Bash at World Cafe Live (a venue that often features national acts). Furthermore, they are expanding their reach and fan-base into New York City through regular performances at Drom, in The East Village. Friday, July 20th, 2012. at The Irish Center In Philadelphia (The Commodore Barry Club) 6815 Emlen Street Philadelphia, PA 19119 (Across from the R8 Carpenter Lane Septa Station) Friday, July 20th, 2012 Doors open at 8:00 p.m. Show starts at 9:30 p.m. cash bar, lite fare, door prizes Tickets: $40 in advance $45 at the door PhillyBloco Brazilian Music to Shake your Body and Soul Featuring a core of 13 drummers, PhillyBloco's 23 members blend Brazilian rhythms with vocals, bass, and guitar plus a horn section, accordion, violin, keyboard and samba dancers. The show is a raucous mash-up of samba, funk, reggae, and New Orleans 2nd-line. Their versatility enables them to take any genre of music and put a high-energy, extremely danceable Brazilian groove behind it.

July 20, 2012 5:00- 8:45 PM Orquesta La Paz at Philadelphia Museum of Art's Art After Five

Orquesta La Paz is the only Salsa Band, from Philly, to ever reach the final entry nomination list for the Latin Grammys in four catagories, including album of the year. They originated in Philadelphia in 1974 and have toured thoughout the US and Puerto Rico.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

July 19, 2012 6:45 PM Latin Percussion Workshop at Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas

Este jueves, el 19 a las 6:45, hay un taller de percusión latina aquí en el estudio de danza de Raíces enseñado por Timbalona. No se lo pierde! Contacta Timbalona por mas detalles.

July 19, 2012 12:00 Noon and 6:00 PM Magadaliz Roura in 2 Performances

Thursday, July 19th, 2012 @ 12noon to 1:30pm "Magdaliz Roura (voice/ guitar)" in concert @ the Chestnut Park "Music in the Park Series" John F. Collins Park 1707 Chestnut Street Between Chestnut & Ranstead) Thursday, July 19th, 2012 6:00pm "Magdaliz Roura (voice/ guitar)" @ the "Telemundo Philadelphia Upfront Network Event" 32 N 17th Street, 45th floor, Philadelphia PA 19103

Friday, July 13, 2012

July 14 and 15, 2012 2PM to 8 PM Annual Hispanic Fiesta at Penn's Landing

PECO Multicultural Series Presents: Annual Concilio Hispanic Fiesta Date: Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 2:00pm - Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 8:00pm Location: Columbus Blvd and Spring Garden St Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States See map: Google Maps Website: Concilio will host the Annual Hispanic Fiesta on Saturday and Sunday, July 14th and 15th from 2 to 8 PM at Penn's Landing's Great Plaza. The Hispanic Fiesta is a cultural celebration and features two exciting days of music, dance, entertainment and authentic Latin American cuisine. Salsa favorite Michael Stuart will perform on Saturday July 14th. On Sunday, July 15th two headliners are featured, bachata sensation Andy Andry and merengue Grupo Oro Solido. Admission to the 2012 Hispanic Fiesta is FREE, and the event will take place rain or shine. For more info call 215-627-3100 or visit Other local and regional artists performing at this year’s Hispanic Fiesta include: Alex Alex; Batucada de Puerto Rico; Amla’s Jazz Band; Tony Tony; the Jimmy George Band; D’lyone; Salsa Klabe; various Latin dance groups and many more. A part of the PECO Multicultural Series, the Hispanic Fiesta celebrates all Latino cultures and will showcase various artisan crafts and authentic foods from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Colombia, and other parts of Latin America. Now in its 31st year, the festival has attracted over 30,000 people in othe course of two days. Admission is FREE for all PECO Multicultural Series events.

July 14, 2012 Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas presents Indian Steps and Sounds Dance Workshops

We are thrilled about our collaboration with Shaily Dadiala of Usiloquy Dance Designs, as we present Indian Steps and Sounds, FREE dance workshops and a finale concert, showing the connection between Indian, Caribbean, and Latin American culture. Raíces is the Change Partner for Shaily Dadiala, recipient of the Leeway Foundation's Art & Change grant. Usiloquy Dance Designs is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit tax exempt organization. Our mission is to create original cross cultural work based on the techniques of Indian Classical dance Bharatanatyam and conduct education Outreach Programs.
Indian Steps and Sounds was developed to increase interaction between Indian and Latin American cultures and the effect of immigration on arts of their diaspora respectively; especially with regards to the preserved traditions of East Indian indentureship to South American countries in the 20th century. Two introductory workshops of Indian classical dance, Bharatanatyam, will be taught by Usiloquy's Artistic Director, Shaily Dadiala. If you have always been curious about Classical Indian Dance, this is your chance! FREE workshops are scheduled on: Saturday, July 14th 6:00pm-7:30 pm Saturday, August 4th 2:30-4:00pm Location: White Space at Crane Arts 1417 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122. Just want to ease back and watch? Usiloquy host a performance in partnership with Raíces at the above location on Saturday, August 18th at 7 PM. For Questions, to RSVP, or Purchase Advanced Tickets contact: Shaily at or Jasmine at

Saturday, July 7, 2012

July 10 - August 30, 2012 Salsa Caliente Boot Camp at The Painted Bride

Looking for a summer extracurricular activity? Wishing you had a place to meet new people? Ever asked the question, “What if I could really dance salsa?" Ponder no longer because Maestro Flaco wants YOU for Salsa Caliente Boot Camp this summer!
For beginner & intermediate students | Tues & Thurs evenings | 7pm – 8pm Beginning July 10th
Tuesdays feature beginner work, Thursdays focus on Rueda Del Casino.

THIS could be YOU. Join the ranks of these salsa pros and have just as much fun with Maestro Flaco’s instruction.

Boot Camp is an 8-week immersion into the rhythm of Salsa designed to fast track a beginner Salsero into becoming a standout success on the dance floor. Class curriculum is reinforced by interactive homework assignments. YES…homework is assigned! At the end of 8 weeks, you will have the Rueda del Casino or Cuban style moves down pat and all the confidence you’ll ever need to REALLY enjoy dancing to this music next season at the Bride (or anywhere in the world for that matter).


• 8 classes of your choice: $100 per student
• 4 classes of your choice: $60 per student
• Single classes: $20 per student


ENROLL w/ partner for 8 or 4 classes by 6/29, get 20% off
ENROLL/attend every class, get free ticket to a dance party ($20 value)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

July 8, 2012 8:00 PM Leana Song at Ortlieb's Lounge

Ortlieb's Lounge
847 N 3rd St Philadelphia, PA 19123 267-324-3348

We're back with our World Music Night at Ortlieb's.
For 2 years we did a monthly at Ortlieb's... it was so special... hope you can join us to get things started again:)
Orisha Love Songs in our own sweet way:)
Leana Song "Music for our World"
Leana Song a drum and music ensemble, specializing in Afro-Cuban and Ghanaian drumming, through the lens of American jazz and folk, changing your life with rhythms from around the world. Born in blossoming Northern Liberties, this diverse ensemble takes direction from Shawn Hennessey. At every show, Leana Song blesses the stage in all white attire, a symbol of respect for the purity of the ancient music they make new. With the release of their Debut CD "Orisha Love Songs Vol.1" Leana Song will take their music to the world, performing at National and International, festivals and venues.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

July 7, 2012 7:30 PM Minas Octet Free Concert in Rose Tree Park, Media

Mark your calendars…....and grab your blankets and chairs. It's time to enjoy another summer full of spectacular performances on the hillside. Concessions are sold at all concerts or you may bring your own tasty provisions. Please remember that alcoholic beverages are prohibited throughout the park, and for everyone's safety and comfort, pets and smoking must remain outside the amphitheater.

There is no admission charge for the concerts. The concerts are brought to you by Delaware County Council and the generous support of our sponsors

Monday, July 2, 2012

July 6, 2012 7:00 PM-9:00 PM DJ Rahsaan at the Barnes Foundation

First Friday! World Music by DJ Rahsaan

“Philly’s Best World-ly DJ” (City Paper), DJ Rahsaan is the Rosetta Stone of global grooviness. As a thrill-seeking DJ, he has made people laugh, love, and dance to infectious grooves, in multiple languages.
July 6, 2012
7–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free with admission

First Friday is generously sponsored by Wells Fargo.

For tickets: 866.849.7056