Tuesday, November 27, 2012

December 2, 2012 1:00-4:30 PM Pandeiro Repique Duo Workshops at Asian Arts Initiative

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 alexbshaw@gmail.com

December 2, 2012 7:30 PM Kaïssa; Contemporary West African Music at Crossroads Concerts

Contemporary West African music 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.

November 30, 2012 6:00-8:00 PM Minas Trio at Woodmere Art Museum

Woodmere Art Museum 9201 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19118

November 29, 2012 Start of New Series of West African Drumming Class with Quint Lange

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 ron@musicinthemoment.com 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

General Admission: $20 in advance/$25 day of show Children 12 and younger: $12 in advance/$15 day of show Tickets are available at the Painted Bride Box Office, Tuesday – Saturday, 12:00pm – 6:00 pm, by telephone: 215 925-9914, or online at www.paintedbride.org. 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

November 21, 2012 7:30 PM "Sittin' In" hosted by Pablo Batista and the Mambo Syndicate

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.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

November 18, 2012 7:00 PM "M is for Musica" Latin Alternative Indie Showcase at The Legendary Dobbs


Friday, November 16, 2012

November 18, 2012 2:00-5:30 PM Sunday Social at Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas

SUNDAY SOCIAL WITH RAICES ' STAFF WHEN: Sunday, November 18 2:00pm-5:30pm WHERE: Crane Old School White Space 1417 North 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19122 PRICE: FREE!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

November 16 and 17, 2012 8:30-10:30 PM "Fela: Rhythms of Desire" at the Annenberg Center

African Rhythms Drum and Dance Troupe and The Inspiration present our original Fall collab show, 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 africanrhythms.upenn@gmail.com or jlowe222@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

November 16, 2012 "Feet Active" Fundraiser at Studio 34 Yoga with Unidos da Filadelfia

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

DANCE CLASSES FOR ADULTS! AFRO-CUBAN DANCE By Gilset Mora Amador WHEN: Tuesdays, 7:00PM-9:00PM PRICE: $20 per class WHO: Contact Raices for details Price: $20 per class for more information CONTACT: info@raicesculturales.org

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

November 10, 2012 7:00-9:00 PM "Healing Beats" fundraiser for Ana B. Hernandez

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!

November 10, 2012 2:00-3:30 PM Latin Roots Workshop at Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas

Latin Roots Workshop explores and reveals the incredible diversity of Latin American and Caribbean culture. The workshops show how music and dance can be used to empower people to claim and promote their cultural identities. Mike and the participants will draw on the materials found in academia and in the field of ethnomusicology, in addition to the personal insights and experiences of those who attend, to expand the collective group knowledge on the subject. This is a series of workshops that takes place the second Saturday of every month. For more information please call Mike at: 267.303.0642

November 10, 2012 8:00 PM Acoustic Africa: Afropean Woman at the Annenberg Center

Celebrate the roots of traditional African music and contemporary pop and R&B with three of Africa’s most compelling singers— Dobet Gnahore, the Ivory Coast’s Grammy® award-winning singer and percussionist; Manu Gallo, the acclaimed former bassist for Belgian group Zap Mama, whose own music draws on rhythms of West Africa; and Kareyce Fotso, the young Cameroonian singer who contributes an intriguing combination of Afro-pop and blues. With musical direction by guitarist Leni Stern, this first-time mega-meeting of Afropean talent showcases a spellbinding fusion of Western and African music styles in a “beautiful and fascinating exchange going on between great artists…if you are within range of any of these shows, don’t miss it!” (Afropop Worldwide)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

November 10, 2012 8:00 PM Minas Band Revisits "Gilberto/Getz" at World Cafe Live PHL

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

November 3, 2012 8:00 PM Underground at Ron's #48 "Gong With the Didg"

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 ron@musicinthemoment.com Pay at the door; 24 hr. notice is appreciated for cancellation. On Street parking