Friday, May 31, 2013

June 3, 2013 7:00-10:00 PM Philly Drum Project Monthly "Beats, Brews, and Banter" Meeting at Hard Rock Cafe

On June 3rd we'll meet at Hard Rock Philadelphia (12th and Market) for an Open-Drum hosted by Chuck Treece! That means we'll get to hear twelve of you present a ten-minute lesson, clinic, solo, or talk. Show up at 6:30 to sign up for one of the open slots, or just come at 7 to enjoy the presentations. Best of all, the event is Free.

Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia

1113-31 Market St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

Thursday, May 30, 2013

June 2, 2013 1:00-3:00 PM Mt. Airy Outdoor Community Drum Circle

Lovett Library Garden

6945 Germantown Ave (at Sedgwick St) 19119, Philadelphia, PA (map)

Follow the sounds of the drums!

Mt. Airy Outdoor Community Drum Circle

1st Sunday of every month, May-October.

1:00PM - 3:00PM

May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug 4, Sept 1 & Oct 6

Join experienced drummers Ron Kravitz and visiting drummers Baba Tyrone Davis, Quint Lange and Barry Bell for an afternoon of outdoor drumming in the Lovett Library Garden. This is an event for people who love to drum, love dancing to drums or love to listen! Bring a chair, bring a drum, bring a friend, have some FUN! This is a family oriented event. Picnic blankets for lounging a plus... Sponsored by Elise Rivers of Community Acupuncture of Mt. Airy (CAMA) and Ron Kravitz of MusicintheMoment.


June 1, 2013 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Outdoor Drum Circle at 76th Annual Plymouth Meeting Friends School Strawberry Fest

76th Annual PMFS Strawberry Festival
Plymouth Meeting Friends School
2150 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Ron Kravitz will lead the

Drumming and Percussion Circle along with

Special guest ... Lara Vracarich, Creative Spirit Fusion:

Expressive Dance, Rhythm and Vocalization.

Bring your own drums. Seating will be provided.

This is a free event.

May 31, 2013 7:30 PM Unidos da Filadelfia performs at Faveladelphia


Back to Rio, 2013

Favela Painting will be kicking off their Back to Rio Campaign, 2013 with a fun filled night of dancing, food, music and an auction. Showcasing paintings, documentary footage, pictures, sketches and plans of past, present and future projects developed by Haas&Hahn.

161 W. Cecil B. Moore Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19122

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

May 29, 2013 5:30-6:30 PM and 7:30 PM Two Free Outdoor Concerts Tonight!

Alo Brasil is perfoming in the courtyard of City Hall from 5:30-6:30! SAMBA! SAMBA! SAMBA!
Magdaliz Roura and her Latin Ensemble Crisol will play at Kahn Park at 11th and Pine Streets at 7:30 PM.
There is time to go to both, with a quick bite to eat in between.
Both are FREE!

June 1, 2013 6:30 PM The Philadelphia Folklore Project's 26th Birthday Bash

The Philadelphia Folklore Project (PFP) will celebrate its 26th year with a Birthday Bash on Saturday, June 1, 2013 (6:30 PM), at the Painted Bride Art Center at 230 Vine St., Philadelphia, Pa. Expect a wonderful and meaningful evening of performances, awards, delectable food, and drink.

PFP has been cultivating folk arts and social change since 1987. The annual benefit is an opportunity to celebrate the importance of local communities and cultural traditions that matter. And it is a chance to support and advance PFP's work in this area. Tickets and sponsorships are now available. Tickets are $35 general admission, and $30 for PFP members. Sponsorships range from $200 to $1,000 and come with a range of benefits.

PFP will present the 2013 Folk Arts and Social Change Awards at the event to storyteller Linda Goss and artist/activist Eric Joselyn. Honoring people who have drawn on the power of community-based folk arts and cultural tradition to advance social change in our region (and beyond), the 2013 Folk Arts and Social Change Awards recognize how decades of work have built new futures for all of us: creating community well-being, disturbing the peace of racism and injustice, building self-determination, equity and power.

Linda Goss has been "waking up the people" for more than 50 years. Bringing her African America Appalachian family storytelling traditions into the Black Arts and Black Power movements, Linda insisted on (and made room for) the power and validity of folk culture. A pioneer of the storytelling movement, she was the first storyteller to perform at the Smithsonian's Festival of American Folklife. Addressing racism and exclusion, she organized other African American tellers, co-founding the National Black Storytelling Festival and Conference, the National Association of Black Storytellers, and Keepers of the Culture: enduring resources that have opened the way for countless people. Linda's lifetime work has been to connect ordinary people caught in oppressive situations - people who don't see themselves as storytellers or performers - to African American traditions of survival, resistance, and struggle. Linda is receiving the 2013 Kathryn Morgan Award for Folk Arts and Social Justice.

Rarely credited publicly, Eric Joselyn is a prolific working artist who has been turning peoples' demands and dreams into eye-catching (and conscience-catching) expressions for decades. Without recognizing it, you may have seen his work displayed street-side: at local demonstrations for immigrant rights, antiwar protests, or street theater against racism. Thousands of Chinatown residents and allies fighting to stop city plans for a stadium in Chinatown wore t-shirts Eric designed. He crafted cardboard bulldozers, puppets, costumes, and signs that activists carried to protest the city's use of eminent domain to displace poor and working families from their homes. Aiming to even the odds for social justice movements, Eric shapes "good tools" for popular struggle, inside the classroom as the Art Teacher and Folk Arts Coordinator at the Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures School, and outside the classroom, in his work with community members. He democratizes art-making, showing us how to exercise power. Eric is receiving the 2013 Rosemary Cubas Award for Folk Arts and Activism.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

June 1, 2013 2:00-4:00 PM "Lights, Congreso, Action!" A Celebration of Students in the Arts

Lights, Congreso, Action! is a FREE student showcase featuring over 150 students from Congreso's after school programs in elementary, middle and high schools in Eastern North Philadelphia. Join us on June 1st from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 N. Broad Street. Come see what's right with our youth as they use dance, song, instrument, fashion, and more to showcase their passions!

May 31, 2013 7:00 - 9:00 PM Tertulia: Women and Art in Latin America at Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas

Our Tertulias are primarily held in Spanish but we will offer on-site English translation.
Admission into our Tertulia events is a 10$ donation and a 5$ donation for students. We hope to see you there!
Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas
1417 North 2nd Street, 1st Fl
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19133

May 31, 2013 6:00-8:00 PM Rotimi and De Afrophonik Crew at The Barnes Foundation

Rotimi & de Afrophonik Crew

Once again, AfroTaino Productions & The Barnes Foundation ignites your Friday night with exciting, world-class music & performing arts. For the past ten years, Rotimi Hundeyin has been touring the globe as musical director with one of his mentors, Afrobeat legend Femi Kuti. His original and eclectic music style is known as Afrophonik Rhythms engages an audience with talent and charm. His band, called Rotimi Hundeyin and De Afrophonik Rhythms Crew hold a powerful stage presence, often performing with a full horn section, drums, percussion, female vocalists, keyboards and several guitars. Growing up in the 1980’s, Nigerian music became a passion. At a young age he excelled at performance, quickly picking up drums, trumpet, saxophone and piano. As a teenager, it became clear that music was to be a way of life for Rotimi, and by his mid-twenties he earned the title of Music Director for The Lagos State (similar to New York) Council for Arts and Culture. It was at this time that he began touring with Femi Kuti (son of legendary Fela Kuti) and The Positive Force. He has shared the stage with some of the world’s top musicians including Hugh Masekela, Roy Hargrove, Erykah Badu, Damian Marley, & Lucky Dube, to name a few. This will definitely be an experience to move your body and your soul!

May 31, 2013
6–8 pm2025 Benjamin Franklin ParkwayFree 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: 215.278.7200

Invite your friends:

Monday, May 27, 2013

May 30, 2013 8:30 PM Jim Hamilton and Tim Motzer: Burundi Dreams in Technicolor CANCELED 5/29/13

This show was canceled today 5/29/13
An evening with Burundi Dreams in Technicolour

A happening of mindbending music, rhythm, and visuals


Jim Hamilton (Percussion) & Tim Motzer (Guitars, Electronics)

Dejha Ti & Erik Silverson (Live Projections)

Virtuoso Cellist Kinan Abou-Afach - opening the evening.

The ambient world duo of Jim Hamilton - Tim Motzer perform with special guests Dejha Ti and Erik Silverson on live projections. Opening is Cello Virtuoso Kinan Abou-Aftach and a special late night dj set after the show with dejahti and friends. All this at one of the best places to hear music in the tri-state area. Underground Arts, Great menu, Great bar, Great people and wonderful sound.
1200 Callowhill St.
Philadelphia Pa

Sunday, May 26, 2013

May 30, 2013 through July 11, 2013 New 5-Class Session of African Drumming with Quint Lange

African Drumming Classes with Quint Lange

A 5 class session will be offered

May 30, June 6, 13, 27, July 11
Thursday evenings 7:30 - 9:00pm
at my home
1012 E Southampton Ave Wyndmoor PA 19038

Sign up now by contacting or 215 233 0777

ANY level of experience is welcome!

May 29, 2013 7:30 PM Magdaliz and her Latin Ensemble Crisol perform at Kahn Park

Kahn Park 2013 Series Concert Kickoff
Wednesday, May 29th (rain date May 30th)
With Magdaliz Roura and her Latin Ensemble Crisol
Kahn Park at 11th and Pine Streets
Philadelphia Pa

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

May 25, 2013 7:00 PM 2013 El Zol Fest with Prince Royce and Alex Matos at the Festival Pier at Penn's Landing

The 2013 Zol Fest is the first and major Latino event of the upcoming summer season. All of your favorite station personalities will be hosting the huge outdoor concert celebration. And did we mention one of the brightest Latino superstars will be onstage – Prince Royce. The young heartthrob will be singing all of his hits – “Incondicional”, “Las cosas pequeñas”, & “Stand by me”. Prince Royce has scorched his way to the top of the tropical radio charts with his Bachata-meets-R&B stylings. He will undoubtedly set the Philadelphia waterfront on fire. Also performing that night is tropical artist Alex Matos. This groundbreaking concert will be held at Festival Pier on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday May 25th 2013. It’s ALL AGES EVENT – so you can enjoy it with the whole Family! Don’t miss the 1st annual El Zol Fest – get your tickets HERE!

May 25, 2013 6:00 PM Brooklyn Qawwali Party at 40th and Walnut Sts. FREE

Brooklyn Qawwali Party

40th Street Summer Series: Brooklyn Qawwali Party

Saturday, May 25, 6pm
40th and Walnut Streets
Presented by Penn, The Rotunda and University City District

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

May 25, 2013 9:00 PM Bio Ritmo at World Cafe Live PHL

Bio Ritmo
La Exelencia, Grupo Fantasma, Jose Conde y la Fresca, Alex Wilson, Sergent Garcia, and Ricardo Lemvo have all produced excellent samples of contemporary salsa, but surely one of the best original and longest running must be Bio Ritmo. Since their founding in 1991, this Richmond, Virginia-based orchestra has fearlessly carried on the spirit of tradition/innovation that once was so prevalent in the 1970s but is rarer today. These self-produced, veteran indie-label warriors are all accomplished musicians in their own right, coming originally from disparate musical backgrounds outside the realm of salsa-reggae, punk, classical, and modern jazz.
From Afro Taino Productions:
DJ Bongohead

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$13 - $16 + Processing Fees

Sunday, May 19, 2013

May 24, 2013 5:00-8:45 PM Art After Five Presents An Evening of Fado at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

An Evening of Fado

Friday, May 24, 2013
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Free after admission

The most-prized music of Portugal, fado (“fate”) is melancholy and often mournful. Fado’s stories of heartache and disappointment wrapped in guitar filigree will be reinterpreted for a special Art After 5 performance. This program is supported by the Philadelphia Portuguese Heritage Commission.

Friday, May 17, 2013

May 19, 2013 12:00 PM Mélomanie + Minas at World Cafe Live Delaware

Baroque & contemporary music plus Brazilian jazz.

Wilmington ensemble Mélomanie pairs Baroque music performed on period instruments with contemporary compositions, highlighting connections across centuries. They frequently commission new works and have built relationships with many living composers, including Brazilian composer Sergio Roberto de Oliveira. Mélomanie is Tracy Richardson, harpsichord; Kimberly Reighley, flute; Douglas McNames, cello; Donna Fournier, viola da gamba; and Christof Richter, violin.

Minas, formed by Orlando Haddad and Patricia King, takes Brazilian music to new realms, creating a sound that is imaginative, evocative and intimate. Minas composes original music for voice, piano, guitar and a range of accompanying instruments with roots in classical, jazz, Big Band and Brazilian folk music.

In this brunch concert, Mélomanie and Minas explore the diverse landscape of Brazilian music, from classical to pop to jazz, with world premiere compositions by both Sergio Roberto de Oliveira and Orlando Haddad.

Since 2008, LiveConnections has served as a creator and curator of innovative, cross-genre music experiences. Our ClassicAlive series “The Collaborators” expands how classical music is experienced by breaking boundaries of repertoire, collaboration and atmosphere in innovative concerts designed to attract both new audiences and long-time classical fans.

$20 general admission
$15 student with ID
(plus venue processing fees)

Thursday, May 16, 2013

May 18, 2013 2:00 - 3:30 PM Intersection: A Conversation with Kulu Mele and Ronald K. Brown

Friends and family of Kulu Mele, new and old, are invited to attend a public presentation of Kulu Mele's journey with Ronald K. Brown. Then stay for a panel conversation with members of Kulu Mele and Ronald, Dorothy Wilkie, Artistic Director of Kulu Mele and Arcell Cabuag, Associate Artistic Director of Evidence as they discuss their time together, learning and growing. Admission is FREE but, RSVPs are required. Please email to reserve your spot at this wonderful, movement filled event!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

May 18, 2013 7:30 PM Sharon Katz and The Peace Train at St. Paul's in Elkins Park

Last Concert in Philly area before we head off on the road!

Sharon Katz & The Peace Train
at St. Paul's in Elkins Park

Saturday, May 18th at 7:30 pm
St. Paul's in Elkins Park
7809 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027
We've planned a special treat for our loyal fans and new friends
in this beautiful sanctuary with free parking on the church's lot.

Tickets & Info: 215-635-4185 or $20 at the door

May 18, 2013 5:00-6:15 PM Brazilian Samba Dance Class with Angelica Cassimiro at the Performance Garage


SATURDAY MAY 18th.............
at the Performance Garage in Philadelphia - 1515 Brandywine St., Studio B

*SAMBA NO PE (Solo Samba) ALL Levels- 5pm-6:15pm

******(CASH ONLY PLEASE)******

*The class starts with a 25-minute warm up that exercises basic isolation of the body, following by stretching and strengthening exercises. After the warm up, Angelica introduces the students samba no pé (basic samba step) and passo marcado (simple choreographies) typical of the Rio Carnaval. The whole class happens in the sound of
the upbeat and irresistible Brazilian music. Be ready to sweat!! ;)

Hope to see you soon and SAMBA SAMBA SAMBA!!!

*Come with comfortable clothes and be prepared to be barefoot

****Classes don't happen weekly at the time because this young dance artist is always on the go. However, Samba is so fun that there is always some time to share! Be sure to spread the word and experience these classes while you can.

*******more DATES coming SOON stay tuned*******

May 17, 2013 8:00 PM - 12:30 AM PhillyBloco Spring Dance Party at The Hard Rock Cafe

Friday, May 17, 2013
8:00pm until 12:30am

Friends of PhillyBloco-

On May 17th we will make our debut at the newly renovated Hard Rock Cafe with our annual Spring Dance Party!

PhillyBloco will perform two full sets of Samba, Funk, Reggae, NOLA Second Line and so much more. The dancing will be non-stop, and the fun will last all night long.

Here are the details. See you there!

Date: Friday, May 17th

Doors: 8:00pm / Show: 9:00pm

Tickets: $12/$15 (adv/door)

Ages: 18+

The Hard Rock Cafe
1131 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107

May 17 and 18, 2013 7:30 and 10:00 PM Urban Guerilla Orchestra at Warmdaddy's

Friday & Saturday May 17 & 18
7:30 & 10:00

Simply put, an extraordinary performance is one that gives people a night to remember. The Urban Guerilla Orchestra will make the perfect edition to our line up by providing Philadelphia’s best musical sound, hands down. The Urban Guerilla Orchestra can do this by having the best musical line up in Philadelphia, featuring musicians who performed with Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Boyz II Men, Alicia Keys, The Roots and countless others. Under the leadership of the music industry veteran Henri McMillian Jr. UGO’s high energy will resonate your night from start to finish by featuring their musically diverse styles that feature sophisticated jazz, Motown classics, R+B, funk, to today’s top hits.
1400 Columbus Blvd @ Reed St.
Philadelphia Pa 19147

May 17, 2013 6:00 - 8:00 PM Minas at The Barnes Foundation

Taking Brazilian music into different compositional realms, Minas creates a sound that is imaginative, evocative, and intimate.

May 17, 2013
6–8 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: 215.278.7200

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

May 15, 2013 Noon -1:00 PM Alex Shaw in Concert at The Porch at 30th Street Station



5/15 at Noon: Alex Shaw
Alex Shaw is a percussionist and vocalist specializing in Brazilian music traditions and is the director of the renowned Brazilian ensemble, Alo Brasil. Alex is also a teaching artist with music nonprofit LiveConnections.

Friday, May 10, 2013

May 10 and 11, 2013 8:00 PM Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra at The Painted Bride Art Center

Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra
Spoken Hand’s “fabulous sonic textures…and sheer high energy shook the house.”
– Philadelphia Inquirer

A two-time winner of Philadelphia City Paper’s “Best World Music/Roots Performance” and critically acclaimed just last season for “Skins and Songs,” a collaborative performance with Philip Hamilton’s Voices, Spoken Hand returns this season to thrill regional audiences once again with its revolutionary approach to composing, arranging and performance the secular and sacred drumming traditions from around the globe including North Indian tabla, Afro Cuban bata, Brazilian samba and West African djembe. Audiences can expect recent works and more familiar favorites.

Upcoming Event on May 10th and 11th | 8pm

Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra

Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Friday – Saturday, May 10th and 11th | 8pm
Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra
$25 in advance/$30 day of show | Members $18.75/$22.50

May 10 and May 11, 2013 Philadelphia's Center City Jazz Festival


Friday, May 10 2013


5:30pm- Venissa Santi Feat. Jane Bunnett

Saturday, May 11 2013


12:00-1:00pm- Adam Faulk

1:30-2:30- Josh Lawrence

3:00-4:00- Andy Martinek

4:30-5:30- Anthony DeCarlo


12:10-1:10- Chris Aschman

1:40-2:40- Neil Podgurski

3:10-4:10- Madison Rast

4:40-5:40- Francois Zayas


12:20-1:20- Vertical Current

1:50-2:50- Korey Riker

3:20-4:20- Laurin Talese

4:50-5:50- Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret


12:30-1:30- Wayne Smith Jr.

2:00-3:00- Mike Boone

3:30-4:30- Leon Boykins

5:00-6:00- Ross Bellenoit


12:40-1:40- Conjunto

2:10-3:10- Pagode Project

3:40-4:40- Leon Jordan Jr.

5:10-6:10- Luke O’Reilly



8:00pm- Orrin Evans

Thursday, May 9, 2013

May 12, 2013 12 Noon Mothers' Day Brunch with Minas at World Cafe Live

May 12, 12 PM
Dedicate a song to a mother
World Cafe Logo Going on its fourth successful consecutive year, our Mother's Day Brunch at World Cafe Live in Philly has sold out every time! This year we're holding it downstairs with expanded ambience. Mother's Day is the most successful restaurant day in the business. So take a break from the hearth and come enjoy this pleasant afternoon with us. After you purchase your tickets please email us ( and send us a special dedication request. We'll dedicate a song to the mother of your choice. Please hurry because we'll only have a limited number of songs.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

May 11, 2013 7:00 - 9:30 PM Underground at Ron's #51 "Music Over Matter"


MAY 11, 2013
The “Soulful Beatz Rhythms” of
Marcy Frances, Jan Jeffries, Karen Ryan, Julia Coker and Ayda Suka

Watch a video of them at

Wyndmoor, Pa. 19038

Show time ... 8:00P.M. - 9:30P.M.

Community Drum Circle & Potluck ... 7:00P.M. - 7:50P.M.

Admission of $20.00 (or less if assistance is needed)

Reserve now @ 215 233 0777 or

Pay at the door; 24 hr. notice is appreciated for cancellation;

On street parking

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

May 10, 2013 6:00 PM Dende & Band at The Barnes Foundation

Young professionals night: Masterpieces, Cocktails, and Conversation

Spring into style
The Barnes Foundation is turning one on the Parkway! Celebrate our first anniversary and kick things up a notch in spring-inspired hues. Show a pop of color and fit right in with a modern masterpiece in our special exhibition, Ellsworth Kelly: Sculpture on the Wall.

Step out in color + soak up some art + spin to the beat
This night is your inside access to the city’s premier cultural hotspot.

Stand out in your brightest spring colors. See and be seen in the galleries of our world-renowned collection. Sip a cocktail on the terrace as the night is ignited by the Afro-Brazilian rhymes of Dendê and global beats spun by DJ Adrian Hardy.
May 10, 2013
7–10 pm
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
$30; members $15. FREE (two tickets) for Contemporaries members

Purchase tickets online or call 215.278.7200

Saturday, May 4, 2013

May 5, 2013 1:00-3:00 PM Mt. Airy Outdoor Community Drum Circle

Hi Folks,

Come on out and join us for the very first gathering of the season. The weather forecast is a good one! Think back to the last outdoor session you attended and how FABULOUS that was! If you've never attended, make this your 1st time!

Mt. Airy Outdoor Community Drum Circle

Lovett Library Garden

6945 Germantown Ave (at Sedgwick St) 19119, Philadelphia,PA

1st Sunday of every month, May-October.

1:00PM – 3:00PM

May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug 4, Sept 1 & Oct 6

Join experienced drummers Ron Kravitz, Baba Tyrone Davis, Quint Lange & Barry Bell for an afternoon of outdoor drumming in the Lovett Library Garden. This is an event for people who love to drum, love dancing to drums or love to listen! Bring a chair, bring a drum, bring a friend, "sun protection" and have some FUN! This is a family oriented event. Picnic blankets for lounging a plus! Sponsored by Elise Rivers of Community Acupuncture of Mt. Airy (CAMA) and Ron Kravitz of MusicintheMoment.

Ron Kravitz

Vocal Groove Improvisations

Community Drum/Music Circle Gatherings

Underground at Ron's

African Drum Classes

Music For People

Group Motion

Flute Haven

Rhythm Rings

215 233 0777

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May 4, 2013 7:30 PM Studio 34 Yoga's Five Year Anniversary Party featuring Unidos da Filadelfia

Please join us in celebrating what have been an exciting, challenging, and ultimately the most rewarding 5 years we could have imagined. We've made it this far because of you - our friends, neighbors and community. We want to thank you with a big party filled with all things West Philly and wonderful!

We will also be officially introducing our new Studio 34 BackSpace - an arts and music space equipped with a community recording studio and offering a schedule of classes and workshops.

The evening line-up!:

Dessert Potluck (bring something sweet if you wanna!)
Music by Philly's favorite songstress, Birdie Busch!
BIG dance party with West Philly's samba drummers, Unidos de Filadelfia!
On-going tours of the new BackSpace
Not to mention, lots of gratitude from us and a free raffle with a chance to win classes and other goodies.

Birdie Busch
Coming out of what could be called a veritable renaissance that has put Philadelphia back at the top of the list of America’s music capitals, Birdie Busch joins other talented locals and partners in crime in creating a tight-knit community that seeks to make great music, inspire people, and see what happens.

Critics from the Village Voice to American Songwriter have admiringly found her of kindred spirit to everyone from Syd Barrett to Eudora Welty and All Music Guide exclaimed that she is one of the “most affecting altos around”.

Unidos de Filadelfia
Unidos de Filadelfia is a sizzling body of electrifying percussion and Brazilian beats. At the helm of this explosion is it's founder, Mike Stevens; a prolific percussionist, who started Unidos to help further education about Brazilian culture and music.
The Unidos family includes a wide range of various artists, all with their own personal styles and ongoing projects that continue to strive toward creating an impressive body of World Beat for the community-at-large.