Sunday, December 30, 2012

January 4, 2013 8:00 PM Salsa Caliente Dance Party at the Painted Bride Art Center

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!

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
Performance Garage
1515 Brandwine St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130
Questions? Call 215-844-3409.

December 30, 2012 8:00-11:00 PM Leana Song 2013 New Year's Eve Eve Dance Party

Leana Song 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

December 29, 2012 8:00 PM to Midnight "CEC Bantaba" at Community Education Center

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!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

December 23, 2012 2:00-5:00 PM Parranda Navideña at Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas

On Sunday, December 23 Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas invites you to their Parranda Navideña, where they will have a holiday themed Descarga that is free to the public!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

December 15, 2012 7:00 PM AMLA Holiday Recital 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

December 15, 2012 8:00 PM Alo Brasil "The Underground Sessions"

Alo Brasil " The Underground Sessions" The Second installment of Alo Brasil's musical transcendence. Come and enjoy all the energy and passion of one of the most dynamic musical groups in the Philadelphia area in a new streamlined lineup! Food and drink specials designed for the night! $10 cover / 21+ Underground Arts 1200 Callowhill St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123 Tickets

December 12, 2012 6:00 PM to midnight Urban Guerilla Orchestra Concert and Toy Drive

Season's Greetings and Best Wishes to All! Temptations Banquet Facility proudly presents UGO-Urban Guerilla Orchestra's ( 1st Annual Holiday Toy Drive Extravaganza Featuring The Incomparable
UGO - Urban Guerilla Orchestra Also Starring The Fabulous Ebonys (You're The Reason Why, Forever and more) Universal Dance and Drum Ensemble (Recognized as one of the best by Kings, Queens and Dignitaries from all over The African Continent.) and Surprise Guest Appearances by some of the hottest acts in The Industry! Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, 6PM - 12 Mid. Temptations Banquet Facility 220 W. Chelten Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19144 215-286-1005 Admission: one unwrapped new toy or gift card worth 10.00 or more per person. Cash Bar.....BYOF.....Free Parking Information: Henri.....267-650-8795 Skip.....609-332-2754 Victor.....2567-650-8795 Event co-supported by: Temptations Banquet Facility, Black Professional News, Teuschers Chocolates

Monday, December 10, 2012

December 14, 2012 7:30 PM The Peace Train's 20th Anniversary Kickoff Concert at Tin Angel

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

Sunday, December 9, 2012

December 13, 2012 9:00 PM -2:00 AM "AFROCENTRIC" at the Walnut Room

1709 Walnut St.

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:

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

December 7, 2012 8:00 PM "Brasil in Philly" Party at 7165 Lounge

"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 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

December 5, 2012 8:00 PM " Os Mutantes" at World Cafe Live PHL

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

Saturday, December 1, 2012

December 4, 2012 8:30-11:00 PM Pandeiro Ripique Duo - CD Release Party at Underground Arts

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; Max Pollak of Rhuma Tap; Brasilian singer Aline Paes; Dont miss this chance to see 2 of Rio's finest percussionists on stage together for the first time in Philadelphia. Tickets: Price: USD10.00 Doors open at 7:00 ; show starts at 8:30 pm