Thursday, August 30, 2012

August 31, 2012 FREE CONCERTS! 7:30 PM Sheila E at Penns Landing Great Plaza and Barakka and Leana Song at Underground Arts

Sheila E DATES & TIMES: - (7:30PM concert) CONTACT INFO: | WEBSITE: LOCATION: RiverStage on the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing Columbus Boulevard at Market Street Philadelphia PA 19106 DESCRIPTION: FRIDAYS, AUGUST 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31st 15th Anniversary A Celebration of Women in Music Celebrating the 15th anniversary of smooth jazz on Philadelphia’s Waterfront. This year’s series will be followed by a landside fireworks display, south of the RiverStage at approximately 9:15PM, following the concert.
10:00 PM Barakka Underground Arts at the Wolf Building 1200 Callowhill St. Philadelphia, Pa the Philadelphia-based multi-ethnic group specializing in Turkish folk-rock with a mix of eastern and western instrumentation.
12:00 Midnight Leana Song Underground Arts at the Wolf Building 1200 Callowhill St. Philadelphia Pa 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.

Monday, August 27, 2012

August 31, 2012 7:30 PM Las Cafeteras performs at Longwood Gardens

Las Cafeteras create a vibrant musical fusion with a unique East LA sound and a community-focused political message. Friday, August 31 Open Air Theatre 7:30 pm Adults: $18. admission to the gardens and concert This performance is weather permitting. About Las Cafeteras Las Cafeteras create a vibrant musical fusion with a unique East LA sound and a community-focused political message. Their Afro-Mexican rhythms, zapateado and inspiring lyrics tell stories of a community who is looking for love and fights for justice in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles. A remix of traditional Son Jarocho sounds, they add Afro-Caribbean marimbol and cajón, poetry in English and Spanglish, and instruments like jarana, requinto, a donkey jawbone and a wooden platform called the Tarima.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

August 29, 2012 Noon - 2:00 PM Lunch Beat Philadelphia #2 at The Painted Bride

Wednesday, August 29th Noon to 2pm | Entrance fee is Pay What You Can to benefit PAWS 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 DJ NAJ Pick up food the Say Cheese Philly Food Truck *Proceeds benefit the Painted Bride and Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) 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

Thursday, August 23, 2012

August 25, 2012 6:00 PM Adventuredrum at 40th and Walnut Sts.

ADVENTUREDRUM + OLLIN YOLIZTLI CALMECAC Adventuredrum is a new dance band led by Philadelphia composer and percussionist Christopher Sean Powell, best known for his work in Need New Body and Man Man. This Philadelphia-based project brings together a who’s who of local musicians exploring rhythms constructed from sampled sound, exotic percussion, synthesizers and drum kits. Adventuredrum members include those who have collaborated with the West Philly Orchestra, Fugazi’s Joe Lally, Dirty Projectors, Grandchildren, Pattern is Movement, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, and others. Merging new sounds and ideas with traditional drumming, this is a dance band for the future. These are the drums of tomorrow . . . today! Admission is free Performance is outdoors behind the library at 40th and Walnut Sts.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

August 24, 2012 8:00 PM Taller Puertorriqueño presents "Casa de Venezuela"

Casa de Venezuela Music and Dance Ensemble will make you fall in love with the traditional tunes, rhythms and dances of Venezuela in this journey of tradition, from coast to coast and from the Venezuelan Andes to the plains, from the popular joropo to vibrant afro-venezuelan rhythms./Una noche inolvidable y contagiosa con la musica y los bailes tradicionales de Venezuela. . 2600-2624 Nth 5th Street 8:00 p.m.

Friday, August 17, 2012

August 18, 2012 7:00 PM Indian Steps and Sounds at Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas

August 18th @ 7PM 1417 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia Free admission! Exploring the connections of Indian, Latino, and Carribean culture through dance!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

August 18, 2012 2:00-5:00 PM Community Anya Egun Bembe

Sat. August 18 in Philly The Orisa Community Development Corporation We Humbly Request Your Presence at a Community Anya Egun Bembe Honoring Our Spiritual & National Ancestors
In Yorùbáland, every town or city has one or more Egungun masquerades. For the Lucumi, our tradition of Egun Bembe is usually for an individual to pay homage to his Orisa and/or family lineage, or for a house of Orisa to pay homage to its Ocha lineage. As members of the Orisa CDC share the bonds of a community of Orisa Worshippers, we will honor the Egun of both esteemed Olorisa and national heroes such as Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman and others. Saturday, August 18, 2012 2 pm - 5 pm 3429 West Clearfield Avenue (1 block from the intersection of 35th and Allegheny Ave.) Philadelphia, PA

Sunday, August 12, 2012

August 15, 2012 PM @ Penn Museum Summer Nights with " La Pequeña Marimba Internacional"

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
La Pequeña Marimba Internacional
This family band focuses on Guatemalan folk music, but also includes a variety of Latin American musical styles like cumbia, merengue, bolero, and more.

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

Thursday, August 9, 2012

August 14, 2012 8:00 PM Urban Guerrilla Orchestra at Wiggins Park for FREE Concert

Join Us For A Very, Very Special Evening!

Camden County Parks presents...

"A Tribute to The Soul Legends"


UGO-Urban Guerilla Orchestra


Wiggins Waterfront Park, Camden NJ

(across The Delaware River from Penns Landing)

Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012 @ 8PM

This Event is Free to The Public!

The Band that brought you

"The Teena Marie/Rick James Tribute" last summer returns with a blast of organic R&B, funk and soul that will make this evening one of the best of the summer!

Don't miss the moonlit sky, boats sailing on the river, Philly's gorgeous skyline and a concert you won't soon forget! Bring your chest, chairs and get there early!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

August 9, 2012 7:00-8:30 PM PhillyBloco Free Concert at Bethlehem Musikfest

Free Show at Bethlehem Musikfest PhillyBloco returns to Musikfest for a free concert at one of the best music festivals in the country. Plan to spend the day and check out the amazing and diverse array of musical groups. This is a perfect summer outing for the whole family. Thursday, August 9th Bethlehem Musikfest Volksplatz Stage Bethlehem, PA 18018 Show: 7:00pm-8:30pm

August 9, 2012 9:00 PM Conjunto Philadelphia at World Cafe Live PHL

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.
Day of Show Tickets:
$12 + processing fees

August 8, 2012 5:00-8:00 PM PM @ Penn Museum Summer Nights with "Minas"

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
This duo displays their multiple talents as vocalists, instrumentalists, and composers with an impressive grasp of a wide range of Brazilian musical idioms.

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

Sunday, August 5, 2012

August 7, 2012 8:00 PM Sidi Touré at World Cafe Live

Sidi Toure’s music comes from Gao, a city in the north of Mali, and draws inspiration from traditional music and religion, but is informed by western blues, rock, and culture. The winner of two Malian national awards for best singer, Sidi was leader of Gao’s regional orchestra, The Songhaï Stars, and is a nationally renowned figure in his home country. Artist Website Tuesday, August 7, 2012 Show 8pm | Upstairs Live Advance Tickets: $8 + processing fees Day of Show Tickets: $10 + processing fees

Saturday, August 4, 2012

August 4, 2012 9:00 PM PhillyBloco Dance Party at World Cafe Live PHL

PhillyBloco’s 20+ members bring their raucous mash-up of Samba, Funk and Reggae to World Café Live!
Earth Shaking Rhythms. Boundless Energy. Serious Fun.
PhillyBloco…Get ready to Dance!
$14 + processing fees

August 5, 2012 2:30-5:00 PM The Guelaguetza in Philadelphia

Experience the dance artistry of a multitude of cultures residing in Oaxaca—the Mexican state with one of the largest indigenous populations. See 60 Oaxacan dancers in traditional dress perform dances reflecting their vibrant culture and history. Casa Monarca and the Azteca Organization of Atlantic City, NJ, bring The Guelaguetza or Los Lunes del Cerro (Mondays on the Hill) to Philadelphia for the very first time. The program takes place in the Penn Museum's Harrison Auditorium. Tickets are $20 Where: Theater at Penn Museum 3260 South St. Philadelphia Pa 19104 215-253-3033 Tickets: $21.49 with surcharge

Thursday, August 2, 2012

August 3, 2012 7:00-9:00 PM DJ Hollywood and PhillyBloco at Race St. Pier

Celebrate First Friday on the Race Street Pier with Park After Dark this Friday from 7pm-9pm. After visiting the galleries in Old City, stroll down Race Street for live entertainment including DJ Hollywood and PhillyBloco. PhillyBloco continues the party August 4th at World Cafe Live.

August 5, 2012 Noon to 10:00 PM 2nd Street Festival in Northern Liberties

The festival will be filled with live music performances, workshops, art, food, beer gardens, and more. Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas artist Philareyto and Fuego Nuevo will be performing in the evening at 6:00pm and 7:15pm respectively on the Fairmount stage. Philareyto will perform Puerto Rican folkloric dances, bomba and plena, and Fuego Nuevo will present ceremonial Aztec dancing. Make sure to come out and support the artists!More details on the day events can be found here: 2nd Street Festival Mission: The goal of the annual 2nd Street Festival is to bring awareness to our own new, exciting neighborhood that has so much to offer the city of Philadelphia. For young families, entrepreneurs and businesses, Northern Liberties is the ideal community to grow in, and the 2nd Street Festival fully embraces this change by encouraging a safer, greener and happier environment for the city to appreciate. When: Sunday, August 5, 2012 - 12Noon to 10 PM Where: Between Germantown & Green Sts. on 2nd Street Cost: $0 - FREE!

August 2 - 5, 2012 The 1st Annual BlackStar Film Festival

The 1st annual BlackStar Film Festival is the only event of its kind in Philadelphia-a celebration of cinema focused on work by and about people of African descent in a global context.BlackStar 2012 will feature narratives, documentaries, music videos, and experimental films highlighting the global black experience. The inaugural festival will take place August 2-5, 2012 at the African American Museum, Art Sanctuary, and International House, and feature work by Ava Duvernay, Byron Hurt, Nelson George, dream hampton, Pierre Bennu, Andrew Dosonmu, tiona.m., Jason Orr, and Nelson George, among many others.

Tickets are $8 General Admission, $5 Students/Seniors, $75 Festival Pass

There will be screenings of two Brazilian documentaries:

Chamber of Echos Dir. Raphael Xavier, Brazil, 45 min

Thursday, August 2nd, 5:30pm - African American Museum (701 Arch St.)

When an African-American Hip Hop dancer visits Brazil to teach his technique to a group of dancers from the Favelas of Rio, it becomes a history lesson all to familiar. Prejudice, discrimination and poverty are universal obstacles reflected in a powerful dance theater work.

Raphael Xavier will be present for Q&A after the screening!

Capoeira: Fly Away Beetle Cosmos Corbin & Ri Stewart, Brazil, 71 min

Friday August 3rd, 1:00pm - International House (3701 Chestnut St.)

Three world renowned masters tell of the blood and treachery of Capoeira in its early days after slavery. A young man gets off the ghetto streets of Salvador, Brazil, and redeems his life by teaching Capoeira to other troubled youth. In their stories, the surprising history and essential truth of Capoeira as a modern self-defense art form is revealed.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August 4, 2012 7:30 - 8:30 PM Leana Song @ ReSource Arts

Crane Arts Old School: The White Space
1427 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Tickets $20.
ReSource Philadelphia Presents: ReSourceArts Live - featuring dance, music, and poetry

Magic happens when live dance, music, and poetry take center stage. The show includes work by award-winning dance company Life, Rhythm, Move Project, internationally sought-after dancers Spex and Tyger B, and Philadelphia-based Aztec dance company Fuego Nuevo. Poets Jonathan B. Tucker and Mahogany Browne, along with musical group Leana Song, complete the program. This event promises to offer audience members an evening they won’t find anywhere else, and is sure to delight, incite, and entertain.