Sunday, June 30, 2013

June 30, 2013 Concert 3:00-8:00 PM The Multicultural Festival and Concert of Colors

Thursday, June 27, 2013

June 27, 2013 and July 11, 2013 7:30 PM Two Sessions of African Drumming with Quint Lange

African Drumming Classes with Quint Lange

Hey Drummers, Quint here….So the next two sessions at Ron’s (tonight,6/27 and in two weeks, 7/11) will be a little more relaxed. We generally spend six weeks digging into a rhythm and learning many parts and variations, but I’m going to keep it simple for these next two classes, which will be an excellent opportunity for those of you who’ve been interested but didn’t want to do the entire six weeks for whatever reasons. If you are not familiar with the “gun do-do pa-ta” technique I am offering free early sessions at 6:30 to give you the tools to then play in class, please let Ron know if you will be coming for that. Tonight we’ll be learning “Kpan Logo”, a Ghanaian rhythm that has a part for everyone to play regardless of skill level, and also lends itself to improvisation. ‘Hope to see you there. Peace, Quint

If you hadn't already signed up for these classes ...

$20.00/drop in - 
Thursday evenings 7:30pm - 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!

The schedule after these next two classes will be made up and sent out soon.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Film: "The Summer of Gods" Kickstarter Campaign ending July 3, 2013

"The Summer of Gods"
A young girl visits her grandmother in rural Brazil where she encounters Orishas (African Gods) who challenge her with a mission. Help fund the Kickstarter campaign to get this film made!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

June 28, 2013 6:00-8:00 PM Irene Diaz at The Barnes Foundation

Irene Diaz

Classically trained on piano and learning guitar licks from her dad, Diaz and her powerful lyrics will leave you reminiscing about your own experiences with love.
June 28, 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

Saturday, June 22, 2013

June 26, 2013 5:00-8:00 PM Penn Museum Summer Concert Series presents "Barakka"

June 26
Wednesday, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights Concert
This Philadelphia-based, multi-ethnic group specializes in Turkish folk-rock with a mix of eastern and western instrumentation, including guitar, oud, drums, bass, darbuka, and keyboards. Their performance features original pieces by Baris Kaya, as well as innovative interpretations of traditional Turkish folk music.

Tickets are just $5 each, and include Museum admission donation. For more information, call 215.898.2680.
Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia Pa 19104

June 22, 2013 7:00 PM Puerto Rican Institute of Music Student Recital

June 22, 2013 7:00-10:00 PM Music Without Walls: The Gina Roche Quartet

Philadelphia, PA, US

This outside concert is expected to be pretty darn cool and intimate.. With an all-star musical group! Special guest guitarist LEANDRO FORTES, straight off the plane from Brasil! JIM HAMILTON pandeiro & cajon and MIKE FRANK on piano! We will be playing Gina Roche's new compositions, music from her CD's "Thankfully" and "Dawning of a New Way" ...along with Blues & Brazilian for good measure!

Come and enjoy music in a delicious, outside, intimate garden setting. Audience members can sit or walk around the garden while enjoying the music. Stay afterwards for an informal chat around the fire with the artist's in a relaxed atmosphere. THIS EVENT IS RAIN OR SHINE! (see details below!)

Feel free to bring your own picnic dinner

Ticket price is $15. All ticket sales go directly to the artists.
We will be serving drinks for $5.00.

There will be snacks served throughout the duration of the show

Doors will open at 7:00 on SATURDAY and you are invited to bring your own picnic dinner, and/or stay and chat with the artists around a fire at the end of the concert.

Music without Walls "Concert Series at 259" presents
"The Gina Roche Trio" ~ ~

featuring GINA ROCHE- voice & guitar,
JIM HAMILTON - cajon & pandeiro,
MIKE FRANK - piano
Special Guest LEANDRO FORTES - guitar

WHEN: SATURDAY JUNE 22 Concert at 8pm. (doors open at 7)
**in the event of uncooperative weather, the concert moves to a beautiful inside

Friday, June 21, 2013

June 21, 2013 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM " MAKE MUSIC PHILLY! ALL DAY, ALL OVER, ALL FREE!"

Make Music Philly!
Our Mission:
To involve as many individuals, organizations, businesses, neighborhoods, etc in this one-day, cross-cultural event! Make Music Philly will showcase some of the best talent on the planet that is right in our own backyard while building city-wide unity through our amazing music scene.

Who Can Participate:
Anywhere in the city can become a backdrop for live music. This includes organized concerts and informal performances hosted at formal venues and in parks, play- grounds, on sidewalks, store fronts, your front stoop, a busy Septa stop…. you name it!
Any caliber of musician can perform. Professionals and amateurs of all ages and genres- from your cousin who plays the tuba, to a local band, a school drum line, Philly musical icons, the Mummers, to the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Go to website for more info and to sign up:

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

June 21, 2013 5:00-8:45 PM Art After Five presents Arturo Stable at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Arturo Stable

Friday, June 21, 2013
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Free after admission ($20. for nonmembers)

Cuban master percussionist and composer Arturo Stable presents original jazz compositions inspired by the Museum’s collection. His diverse musical experiences and unique sound have allowed him to work in many environments, but he is best known as a Latin jazz percussionist.

Monday, June 17, 2013

June 20, 2013 7:30-9:00 PM Introducti​on to Clave’ in Four with Joe Machamer

The purpose of this class is to have lots of fun through a review of Son, Rumba, and Bossa Nova clave’ patterns and the further internalization of these essential rhythms. These goals will be accomplished through a series of exercises such as clapping while stepping to the downbeat, hand-to-hand accenting, playing clave’ on the ago-go while stepping to the downbeat, locating clave’ inside of certain rhythms, and identifying clave’ in traditional ethnic and popular American music. The class will conclude with an attempt to play an arrangement in the style of Samba-Reggae as heard on the song “Obvious Child” from Paul Simon’s CD “Rhythm of the Saints”.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

7:30 P.M. -- 9:00 P.M.

at Ron’s

1012 E Southampton Ave

Wyndmoor, Pa 19038

(Glenside if you use a GPS)

Donation Appreciated!

Contact Ron to sign up at or 215 233 0777

Sunday, June 16, 2013

June 20, 2013 8:00 PM Amadou and Mariam at World Cafe Live, Philadelphia

Amadou and Mariam
To expand your horizons while remaining true to your roots is a challenge that Amadou & Mariam have risen to - and consistently met - throughout their career. Each new album has found the husband-and-wife duo from Mali boldly moving forward and breaking fresh ground, while at the same time preserving their instantly recognizable trademarks: the exquisite song craft, Amadou’s thrilling electric blues guitar and the magical interplay of their two voices, which first brought them popularity.
In recent years, Amadou and Mariam have toured with Coldplay and U2 and jammed with musical heroes David Gilmour and Johnny Marr. They’ve performed at a Nobel Peace Prize concert in honour of Barack Obama, and played at the opening ceremonies of the last two FIFA world cups. Manu Chao and Damon Albarn have lent their production skills to their records and they have worked with some of the most innovative names in contemporary rock music via Albarn’s ‘Africa Express’ and
other cross-cultural projects, such as ‘L’Afrik C’est Chic’.
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
World Cafe Live Philadelphia

$25.00 - $38.00

Buy Tickets

This event is all ages

All sales are final. Ticket prices do not include processing fees. There are no refunds or exchanges. Cameras & recording devices are not permitted. Showtime and supporting acts are subject to change.

Mezzanine tickets are assessed an additional service fee. For more information, please read the Mezzanine FAQ.

Dining is available at World Cafe Live. Reservations are accepted for Upstairs Live, our full service restaurant; we recommend scheduling a reservation 1½ to 2 hours before show time. Downstairs Live offers a full service bar, and a limited food menu is available for most shows. For more information, please read the Dining FAQ.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE SEATS are located on all seated levels of this theatre. For more information, please contact us at or call 215-222-1400.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

June 19, 2013 5:00-8:00 PM Penn Museum Summer Concert Series presents Animus

June 19
Wednesday, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights Concert
Bill Koutsouros' internationally acclaimed ensemble kicks off the series, offering an exciting fusion of ancient and modern music with traditional elements of Greek, Rock, Middle Eastern, Blues, Indian, Jazz, and African music.
Venue:Penn Museum
Street:3260 South Street
ZIP: 19104

Tickets are just $5 each, and include Museum admission donation. For more information, call 215.898.2680.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

June 15, 2013 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM Jimmy Jorge and the Latin Express at Isla Verde Cafe

Isla Verde presents Jimmy Jorge and The Latin Express Sat, June 15th 9pm-2am. No Cover from 9-10 and only $5 after. Join us as we bid farewell to our #1 fans .Julie Román and Louis Febus. Special guest ...Bassist extraordinaire Jay Rosado. Its going to be a night of Salsa Salsa Salsa!!!! Come join the fun!
Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N American St Philadelphia, PA 19133
(215) 426-3600

June 15, 2013 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM Urban Guerilla Orchestra Pre-Father's Day Concert

Tickets $30. in advance $40. at the door
At First District Plaza
3801 Market St.
Philadelphia Pa
Dress is upscale

June 15, 2013 4:00-8:00 PM Norris Square Neighborhood Project's "Festival de Bambulaé" at 2240 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia

On Saturday, June 15 Norris Square Neighborhood Project will hold its annual festival de bambulaé, As in previous years, the gardens will be colorfully infused with Puerto Rican flavors, sounds, and celebration! We will be roasting a pig (still with veggie options!) and will host bomba dancing, along with other live entertainment.

The Honorary Committee includes Varsovia Fernandez, President and CEO, Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Cynthia Figueroa, President and CEO, Congreso; Mayor Michael Nutter; Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez; Lacy Serros, Northeast Program Manager, Hispanics in Philanthropy and Mary Rivera, Executive Director, Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanos.

We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

June 14, 2013 7:30 PM Jazz Bridge 9th Annual Benefit Concert - An Evening of Latin Jazz

Jazz Bridge 9th Annual Benefit for Our Musicians

We hope you will come to our annual jazz benefit for musicians and join pianist Elio Villafranca, bassist Mike Boone, and percussionist Arturo Stable for an evening of Latin jazz at Chris’ Jazz Cafe on Friday June 14th to raise money for our local jazz and blues musicians in crisis.

The fun starts with the Brazilian sounds of Minas from 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm, and then we’ll all enjoy Elio Villafranca from 8:00-11:30 pm, an artist at the forefront of the latest generation of remarkable Cuban pianists, composers and bandleaders that for several years has been making major creative contributions to the international development of modern jazz. In the 2010 Grammy Awards he was nominated in Best Latin Jazz Album of the Year, for his performance, composition and coproduction in the album Things I Wanted To Do. The Mike Boone Trio performs from 11:30 to 2:00 am.

Terrific door prizes and a silent auction too! Tickets are $25 and all purchased tickets will be held at Will Call (none will be shipped)
Chris' Jazz Cafe
1421 Sansom St.
Philadelphia PA

June 14, 2013 7:00 PM AMLA Latin School of the Performing Arts Spring Recital

Come and experience the AMLA student spring recital.
191 W. Hunting Park Ave.
Philadelphia Pa
$5. donation

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

June 14, 2013 6:00 PM Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol at the Barnes Foundation

Friday, June 14th, 2013 @ 6:00pm
Magdaliz & Her Latin Ensemble Crisol
performing @
Friday Night at the Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Sponsored by Afrotaino Productions

Sunday, June 9, 2013

June 12, 2013 9:00 PM Grupo Fantasma at The Blockley featuring PhillyBloco

Grupo Fantasma
PhillyBloco is modeled after the blocos of Rio de Janeiro, with their large percussion sections and harmonic/vocal accompaniment. Our group is comprised of twelve drummers, electric guitar, bass guitar, vocals, horn section, accordion, and Brazilian dancers. The group performs a raucous mash-up of SAMBA, FUNK, REGGAE and more made popular by both Brazilian and non-Brazilian artists including: Olodum, Timbalada, Monobloco, Bob Marley and Stevie Wonder. The one constant in all of our music is a heavy percussive element (12 drummers!) that we use to explore the tremendous range of Brazilian rhythms, applying our own unique creativity and energy to each arrangement.
Our music is extremely high energy, full of passion and feeling. We want to make people dance, feel good, and give them something to celebrate every time they see us perform!

Grupo Fantasma
The intrepid members of Grupo Fantasma have been doing things their own way for over a decade now, which continues with the highly anticipated and self-produced El Existential out May 11, 2010 on Nat Geo Music. An exceptional followup to their Grammy nominated Sonidos Gold (2008), this new effort's love for exploration using the sounds and fundamentals of traditional Latin styles is uniquely reminiscent of Fania Records; and GF, like Fania's staple of artists in its prime, has been on the corner long enough to not only be tough, resilient and self-assured, but also be mature enough to turn out top quality material repeatedly on its own terms.

For El Existential the band opted to bypass the traditional studio route and installed a custom built facility in a three bedroom rental house in their hometown of Austin, Texas. Their goal: to immerse themselves in a collectively occupied homestead so they could create communally in a non-corporate, domestic atmosphere engineered to foster collaboration and experimentation. Special guests on the album include the legendary pianist Larry Harlow (who also appeared on Sonidos Gold) and guitar wizard Curt Kirkwood of the Meat Puppets.

Thematically, there are several references to web-spinning spiders which in Afro-Diasporic folkore is a trickster, a story-weaving teacher and above all a symbol of resourceful survival. Lyrics touch on sinners, seductresses, and self-searching, with a bit of spiritual advice, revenge, and reconciliation added for good measure. Musically, unraveling spools of cumbia, salsa, son montuno, Afro-funk, psychedelia, bolero, jazz, folkloric, cinematic soundtrack and even startling hints of new wave integrate naturally with the touch that only GF can provide. Every cut is animated with this rare analog spark that makes the whole thing warm and hand-made, especially in an era when so much Latin music is created in a teflon laboratory by robots pretending to be de la calle.

The collective power of Grupo Fantasma is what makes this orchestra such a treat live. But their bundle of differences, that is itself an apt metaphor for the Latino experience in the USA, coheres quite well on El Existential. Expect delicacies on this record from incredible vocals to insane brass cavalcades, propulsive guitar and smoking percussion workouts. To enumerate all their individual charms would almost kill the collective thrill of first hearing the songs in sequence. Once you've heard El Existential, you'll realize it's so good that it's hard to keep quiet about it.
Tickets $ advance or with coupon/$13. at door
Samba & Salsa!
Present this coupon at the door and pay $10 (instead of $13)

The Blockley
3801 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA

Thursday, June 6, 2013

June 8 and 9, 2013 Noon to 6:00 PM both days "Art for the Cash Poor 14" at The Crane Arts Building at 1400 N. American Street, Philadelphia

InLiquid’s Art for the Cash Poor is a fabulous annual block party-style art sale that allows art lovers the chance to meet the artists, see their work first-hand, and begin or add to their art collections without breaking the bank — all in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere.

Art for the Cash Poor traditionally brings together a group of talented fine artists, designers, and crafters, from the emerging, up and coming to the established. Works over the years have ranged the gamut from paintings, prints, photography, fiber arts, glass and ceramic ware, jewelry, and fashion all for under $199.

Art for the Cash Poor offers the opportunity to explore some of the city’s fresh local cuisine with some of Philadelphia’s new "Gastro Food Trucks," while you enjoy a sampling from the local music scene.
Here is the musical lineup for both days:


1 pm – Ang and the Damn Band
2 pm – Black Mountainside
4 pm – It’s Marvin, Your Cousin Marvin Berry
5 pm – Weird Hot


1 pm – Gringo Motel
2 pm – The Nite Lites
3 pm – Busses
4 pm – GTV
5 pm – 56 men

Come to the special Friday Night Preview for a sneak peak at what the weekend has to offer. This ticketed event includes a cocktail party and benefits the AIDS Fund.

Interested in being an artist vendor? Spaces still available – Sunday ONLY. Visit “Participate” to find out how.

* Arrive in style to Art for the Cash Poor with Uber! Uber, "everyone’s private driver", allows you to order speedy black car service right from your personal phone via smart phone app or SMS service.

We’re proud to announce we’ve partnered with Uber to provide all guests who are new users their first ride FREE up to $20 the night of the event with promotional code CASHPOOR13.

June 9, 2013 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM Odunde Festival 2013 at 23rd and South Streets, Philadelphia






4:30PM ODUNDE365 U.I.C.S.

















June 8, 2013 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Multicultural Festival / 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM Concert of Colors in Fairmount Park

The Caribbean Heritage Carnival Group (CHCG) Alongside Skyy Hyy Int , will host the “ Multicultural Concert/Festival of Colors” at Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park near the Mann Music Center on June 8, 2013.This Will be an Event for the entire family. The festival/concert will showcase Caribbean culture at its finest and serve as an avenue by which Americans and other ethnic groups can learn of, and enjoy Caribbean culture,with its many different art forms and expressions. There will be Live Bands and Performance by various artist, from different parts of the world,including Trinidad,Africa Barbados and more....>>Steel Pan & Moko Jumbies,will be included in early festivities<< And Many Giveaways.

Monday, June 3, 2013

June 7, 2013 6:00-8:00 PM Alo Brasil at The Barnes Foundation

First Friday! Alô Brasil

Alô Brasil is rooted in Brazilian music and African-influenced rhythms (samba batucada, samba reggae, pagode, maracatu, ijexá).
June 7, 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

2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
This program does not provide access to the Collection.

June 7, 2013 7:30-10:00 PM Sojo Groove Night Fundraiser at Studio 34

Brazilian percussion, funky cello/vocals, a capella singing, and more.
Friday, June 7
Suggested donation: $10-25
There will also be a RAFFLE of items from local businesses.

Featuring: Monica McIntyre, Tribe 1, Unidos da Filadelfia (at approx. 9:15), and special guest Sojo Drummers!

Come get your groove on to support Philly girls! All proceeds go directly towards helping Camp Sojourner Girls’ Leadership Camp, bringing 50 girls to the mountains this summer for a life-changing camp experience. Please visit the camp website for more details about the program and to watch the camp video. Programs are offered on a low-cost sliding scale, so that all girls can come to camp regardless of their family economic circumstances.
Studio 34 Yoga
4522 Baltimore Ave.
Philadelphia Pa

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June 7, 2013 8:00 PM Salsa Caliente at the Painted Bride Art Center

Friday, June 7 | 8pm
Salsa Caliente – Season Finale – Back by popular demand
Salsa lessons from Flaco’s Dance Factory
Live music from Jimmy Jorge and the Latin Express and Jimbu Salsa Dura
$20 in advance/$25 day of show | Members: $15/$18.75
Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
Philadelphia Pa
“If you have never danced to a live Latin band, you have never danced salsa.”
- Jesse Bermudez, Salsa Caliente co-producer

Old 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.

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!