Sunday, September 29, 2013

October 4, 2013 8:00 PM Salsa Caliente at The Painted Bride Art Center with Jimbu Salsa Dura and Jimmy Jorge and the Latin Express

Friday, October 4 | 8pm
The Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
Philadelphia Pa
Salsa Caliente! -
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
Be a part of HISTORY on October 4th. The evening will be filmed for a documentary on the history of Latin music in Philadelphia.

Old City’s only nightlife scene featuring two Latin big bands at each event returns 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 the fourth dynamic season of Salsa Caliente.

October 3, 2013 6:40 PM AMLA Latin Jazz For All Pop-Up Concert #2 at 10th and Arch Streets

Thursday, October 3, 2013
6:40 PM
10TH & Arch St. - Chinatown Friendship Arch

Join us for the 2nd installment of AMLA's Pop Up Concert for ALL this time taking place during the Food Trust's Chinatown Night Market!!!!!

AMLA's Youth Latin Jazz Ensemble shall kick off the night of festivities while patrons can gather and explore food trucks of all different cultures. FREE EVENT for the whole family :D

Concert series made possible by the support of the Knight Foundation, Esperanza, Philadelphia Foundation and the Samuel S Fels Foundation

Thursday, September 26, 2013

September 29, 2013 5:00-9:00 PM First Annual BoricuaFest 2013 - TEGO CALDERON

Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez and Concilio Present The Official Post Puerto Rican Parade Concert

1st Annual BoricuaFest
Sunday, September 29, 2013
5-9 pm, doors open at 4

Dell Music Center
33rd and Cumberland streets
$15 VIP tickets
$7 General Admission
Tickets available at Centro Musical 215-

Tego Calderon
Philadelphia All Star Line- up featuring Foto Rodriguez, Pupi Legretta, Anthony Colon, Edgar Joel and more!!!

Also featuring
DJ Jose Rodriguez
DJ Redz
DJ Jonathan
DJ Calyte

Brought to you by

El Zol Radio starring, Hansel, La Bella Leslie,Hugo Umpierre, BomBom

September 29, 2013 12:00 PM Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade on the Parkway

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

September 28, 2013 6:00 PM Millennial Territory Orchestra plays The Music of Sly and The Family Stone at 40th and Walnut Sts. FREE

Millennial Territory Orchestra Plays the Music of Sly & The Family Stone

40th Street Summer Series: Millennial Territory Orchestra Plays the Music of Sly & The Family Stone

Saturday, September 28, 6pm
40th and Walnut Streets
Presented by Penn, The Rotunda and University City District

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

September 28, 2013 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM Alo Brasil "The Underground Sessions" at Underground Arts

Underground Arts

Alo Brasil " The Underground Sessions"

Saturday, Sep 28, 2013 8:00 PM EDT
- Sunday, Sep 29, 2013 2:00 AM EDT
Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA
21 years and over

September 28, 2013 1:00 PM Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble at The Painted Bride Art Center

UNIVERSAL African Dance & Drum Ensemble Family Day
Saturday, September 28th
1 p.m. Welcoming Procession, 2:15 p.m. Workshops, 4 p.m. Performance
$20 in advance/$25 day of/$10 children | Members: $15/$18.75
Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
Philadelphia Pa 19106
Kick off the Bride’s Fall season with a parade down 2nd Street featuring UNIVERSAL African drum and dance ensemble as we leave blessings of welcome to new art spaces in OldeCity. We’ll stop by the Arden’s new Hamilton Family Center and the soon-to-be completed FringeArts building on Columbus Blvd. with presentations by both organizations. The journey ends at the Bride for family drum and dance workshops, head wrapping demonstration, face painting, arts activities and full show at 4 p.m. Experience a sensational and electrifying group of stilt walkers, dancers, drummers, masqueraders, acrobats and dramatists.

September 27, 2013 6:00-8:00 PM Venissa Santi at The Barnes Foundation

Venissa Santi

Venissa Santi delivers riveting vocal performances of American and Cuban folk songs. Join her as she debuts songs from her upcoming album, Afro Cuban Holiday.
September 27, 2013
6–8 pm2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway$10 Friday night ticket, or included with collection admission; free for members.

For tickets: 215.278.7200

Monday, September 23, 2013

September 27, 2013 7:00 PM September Tertulia: A Celebration of Latin America: A Culinary and Musical Explosion

WHAT: September Tertulia at Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas
WHERE: 1417 North 2nd Street (between Jefferson & Mascher)

WHEN: Friday, September 27th @ 7PM
Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas' Tertulia on September 27th at 7PM will be a much needed celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and all of our vibrant Latin American Countries. What better way is there to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month than with one big party?

Musicians and dancers from all over Latin America will be featured! Bring your instrument, dancing shoes, or folkloric costume if you plan to join in the fun during Open Mic. All are welcome to perform their favorite song or dance.

Latin food will be served, ending with a flan contest. If you think you make the best flan, bring it to the Tertulia and you may win two tickets to "In the Heights", a musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda being shown at Walnut Street Theatre.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

September 24, 2013 8:00 PM SambaDá returns to World Cafe Live PHL


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$10.00 - $12.00

There’s a beach where one sunny afternoon you may witness an offering to an Afro-Brazilian Orixa spirit of the ocean, the next day watch master capoeristas practicing Brazil’s martial art dance form, and still another day join a gathering of thousands of surfers-cum-dancers rocking out to hybrid musical sounds informed by bloco afro (Afro-Brazilian percussion music), samba-reggae, surf-rock, and California funk. No, these are not the shores of Bahia, Brazil. This is Santa Cruz, California, home of the surf-and-skate, capoeira-kicking, scene-busting phenomenon known as SambaDa. This smoldering and soldering band is a magnet of unexpected particles shaved from Brazilian and American sources.

Buy Tickets

Thursday, September 19, 2013

September 21, 2013 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM Brazilian Independence Party at Liberty Bar with DJ Ginga

Liberty Bar & Grill

2204 Market St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Come celebrate Brazilian Independence Day and hostess Luciana's birthday this Saturday at Liberty Bar with DJ Ginga! Caipirinhas at the bar and an extended set of Brazilian music all night long. See you there!

September 21, 2013 7:00 PM Samba Dance Class with Carla Braga at The Clubhouse

Saturday, September 21, 2013
The Clubhouse at 1125 S. 13th St. Philadelphia PA
Come learn samba no pe with a visiting dancer from Bahia. Carla Braga is an accomplished dancer from Northeast Brazil. Class will be held at The Clubhouse where many of you have heard some great concerts. Learn samba no pe in a relaxed atmosphere with friends. We all had a great time at the last one! $15. cash only

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

September 21, 2013 12:00 Noon Unidos da Filadelfia at Unity in the Community

September 21, 2013 7:00-9:30 PM Underground at Ron's #52 presents "Gong with the Didg"


SEPTEMBER 21, 2013

Gong with the Didg


Harold E. Smith - Digeridoo, Gongs, Bells, Tibetian Bowls

Randy Sutin - Vibes/Percussion/Gongs

Leonard "Doc" Gibbs – Percussion


1012 E Southampton Ave

Wyndmoor, Pa 19038 (Glenside with a GPS)

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 needed)

Reserve now @ 215 233 0777 or

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

On street parking

September 21, 2013 7:00 PM to Midnight Annual Puerto Rican Awards Gala

Tickets and info at: El Concilio

Monday, September 16, 2013

September 19, 2013 7:00 PM Jazz at Hawthorne Park with Venissa Santi and Her Trio

Jazz at Hawthorne Park

Jazz Bridge is Partnering with the Friends of Hawthorne Park this Summer to Present free Concerts!

This third Thursday in Sept. spend your evening at 12th and Catharine Streets in Philadelphia to hear some fabulous jazz

on September 19th w/ Venissa Santi and her trio

All concerts start at 7 pm. Bring a chair! It’s Free!

These concerts are provided through grants from: The Fairmount Park Conservancy, the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department, the Hawthorne Empowerment Coalition, the Philadelphia Fund for Jazz Legacy and Innovation of the Philadelphia Foundation, the Philadelphia Jazz Project and Painted Bride Arts Center, and Ms. Tootsie’s Soul Food Café.

September 19, 2013 6:00-10:30 PM Mt. Airy Street Fare with Live Music

Mt. Airy's fabulous food-centric evening street festival takes place on Thursday, September 19th! From 6:00-10:30, Sip delicious beverages, Savor amazing food from the City's best gourmet food vendors and local restaurants, and Stroll along historic Germantown Avenue (between Sedgwick Street and Mt. Airy Avenue).
This year's entertainment will be spread out throughout the festival. Two stages will be showcasing multiple acts all night long. Here's a look at our performers:

Stage 1

6:00 p.m. - Grammy Nominated Sharon Katz & The Peace Train: The multicultural South African band helped Nelson Mandela end Apartheid and have countinued spreading thier message of peace reconciliation through performances around the world. Sharon Katz & The Peace Train is made up of Sharon Katz on the guitar and vocal, Wedny Quick on dance and vocals, Charles Beasley on the bass, Mark Beecher on the drums, Jared Jackson on the sax and Barry Sames on the keyboards. Hear a sample at
7:15 - Lisa Chavous and The Second Line: Lisa Chavous and The Second Line are a band with the best of the Philadelphia music scenes devotees to the songs of New Orleans, Blues, and Reggae. The band is fronted my powerhousevocalist Lisa Chavous of Lisa Chavous and the Blues Messanger. Lisa is joined by bassist Bert Harris of Philly Gumbo, New Orleans funk, blues, and reggae dance ban, and RK$DTY a traditional ska band.The band is known for irresistable grooves with Lisa wailing on top, non stop fun and dancing.

9:00 - Sharon Katz & The Peace Train

Stage 2

6:00 p.m. Lil Pookie & The Zydeco Sensations: Lil Pookie produces energetic, heart-filled lyrics and driven beats that combine influence from Louisianna Zydeco, rap, hip-hop and folk. Hear a sample at

7:00 - The GTV's: Philadelphia based garage-soul made up of transplats from all across the country. A staple at Earth Bread and a local Mt. Airy Favorite. Hear a sample at

8:00 - Lil Pookie & The Zydeco Sensations
9:15 - The Gin Canaries: The Gin Canaries are a rag-tag bunch of audiophiles who just happened to find each other, aiming to bring it back the best music from the 20s, 30s and 40s to life so it's never forgotten. Hear as sample at

September 19, 2013 Fall Classes Begin at Puerto Rican Institute of Music (Instituto Puertorriqueno de Musica)

Sunday, September 15, 2013

September 17, 2013 12:00 Noon Live Connections Presents Luigi Mazzocchi and The Pagode Project at The Porch

Tue, September 17 · 12:00 PM Venue:The Porch at 30th Street Station Street:Corner of 30th & Market Streets City:Philadelphia, PA - See more at:
LiveConnections presents classical violinist Luigi Mazzocchi with Brazilian ensemble The Pagode Project in an outdoor lunchtime concert at The Porch at 30th Street Station. This high-energy classical-Latin collaboration showcases Brazilian percussion and works by South American composers. You'll be singing, dancing and enjoying an eclectic mix of music played by these master musicians. Celebrating its fifth anniversary, LiveConnections creates innovative, boundary-crossing music programming and education. Our ClassicAlive concert series expands boundaries of classical music, presenting unique collaborations and fresh projects in the intimate atmosphere of our partner venue World Cafe Live. TICKETS: Free outdoor concert! Sponsored by the University City District.
Luigi Mazzocchi, violin, was born in Venezuela, where he studied in the El Sistema Youth Orchestras with José F. del Castillo. He was a member of the Lara Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Venezuela and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. Mazzocchi has performed as soloist with the main Venezuelan orchestras and has attended international music festivals in the Americas, Europe and Australia. He is a prizewinner in solo competitions in Venezuela, Puerto Rico and the United States. He completed a Bachelor of Music degree at Rowan University with Liliana Ciulei and a Master of Music degree at Temple University with Helen Kwalwasser. Mazzocchi is the concertmaster of the Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra, associate concertmaster of the Delaware Symphony and a member of the Opera Company of Philadelphia and the Gaudeamus and Cachasa Ensembles. He has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Philly Pops and the Serafin String Quartet. The Pagode Project is a Philadelphia-based ensemble fusing the styles and rhythms of samba, jazz, funk and other Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian influences. The word Pagode (pah-GAW-jee) means a "celebration with food, music and dance" and is a subgenre of acoustic samba originally from Rio de Janeiro that uses both melodic and percussion instruments and group singing. Members of The Pagode Project also perform regularly with Alô Brasil, Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra and various other jazz, rock, Latin and world music projects in the Philadelphia region. The Pagode Project is Patricio Acevedo, guitar & cavaquinho; Jeremy Dyen, keyboards; Dave Palan, bass; Josh Robinson, percussion; Alex Shaw, percussion & lead vocals; and François Zayas, percussion. - See more at:

Thursday, September 12, 2013

September 15, 2013 1:00-7:00 PM Mexican Independence Day Festival at Penn's Landing

1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Place: Great Plaza at Penn's Landing

Celebrate Mexican Independence with music, food, dancing, and more. There will be a little something for everyone: arts and crafts, Mexican rock bands, face painting, and giveaways.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

September 14, 2013 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM Venissa Santi's CD Release Celebration at Chris' Jazz Cafe

Chris' Jazz Café
1421 Sansom St.
Philadelphia Pa
Venissa Santi

Venissa’s artistry stems from the necessity to express the many influences that have nourished her spirit as a Cuban American. She was born in Ithaca, New York and hails from a long line of Cuban artists. But it was her grandfather, Jacobo Ros Capablanca, a Cuban composer who instilled in her a life-long passion for music.

After completing high school, she moved to Philadelphia, where she enrolled at the University of the Arts, connected with her Cuban roots (via her grandfather’s compositions) and majored in Jazz Vocal Performance. She became actively involved in Philadelphia’s Latin community and music scene and began her career as a vocal instructor with the Asociación de Músicos Latino Americanos, better known as AMLA. Over time she performed with a variety of Latin, jazz and world music groups. It was from the support and encouragement of this community that inspired Venissa to embark on the first of four life changing visits to Cuba, where she conducted research and studied Afro Cuban song, dance and percussion.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

September 14, 2013 12:00-6:00 PM Festival del Grito in Norristown, Pa

September 10, 2013 12:15 PM Dundunba Dance Party with Kulu Mele at The Porch

12:15 PM
The Porch at 30th Street Station
Philadelphia PA
Join Kulu Mele African Dance and Drum Ensemble for a lunchtime Dundunba Dance Party at The Porch at 30th Street Station. Courtesy of the University City District.

Monday, September 9, 2013

September 9, 2013 7:00-9:00 PM Philly Drum Project Meeting with Erik Johnson

Philly Drum Project Monthly Meeting
R Bar
2222 Walnut St.
Philadelphia Pa
7-9 pm
We're kicking off a new season of monthly events this Monday with Erik Johnson! (UArts, Huffamoose) Come hang and hear from a great Philly drummer at this free event.

September 12, 2013 7:30 - 9:00 PM African Drumming with Quint Lange Begins New 6-Lesson Session

African Drumming Classes with Quint Lange

6 class session – September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17 @ $96.00

Thursday evenings - 7:30 - 9:00pm

1012 E Southampton Ave

Wyndmoor, PA 19038 (Glenside if you use a GPS)

Beginning and experienced drummers are welcome!

If you are a beginner, Quint offers a 6:30pm - 7:25pm technique session, which will cover

drum language, hand positioning on the drum, basic tones, relaxing and having fun while playing.

There is no extra fee for this 1st beginner session. Upon request Quint will offer again at $10/per.

(If you'll need to borrow a drum during the 1st class, please include that in your reply.)

To sign up ... Contact ... or 215 233 0777

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

September 8, 2013 12:00-5:30 PM Feria del Barrio at Centro de Oro


Where: North 5th Street (between Lehigh and Cambria Ave) Philadelphia, PA 19133

12:10-­12:25 Taller’s Children and Youth Dance Ensemble

12:30-­1:10 Johnny Cruz Latin Ensemble

1:10-­1:20 Pageant Philadelphia Latino Pageant Miss Latina, Mr. Latino

1:25-­1:45 Denice Frohman

1:55-­2:35 Foto Rodriguez y Orquesta La Unica

2:40-­3:00 Denice Frohman

3:05-­3:45 Casa de Venezuela Dance Ensemble

3:45-4:00 Award Presentation to Wanda Novales

4:05-­4:45 Brother’s Band

4:50-­5:30 Plena Libre

September 7, 2013 9:00 PM Alô Brasil - Brazilian Independence Day Concert at World Cafe Live, PHL

Saturday, September 7th: Alô Brasil - Brazilian Independence Day
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
Tickets $16. plus processing fees

September 7, 2013 1:00 PM Samba Dance Class with Carla Braga from Bahia

The Clubhouse presents:
Samba Dance Class with Carla Braga
At: The Clubhouse
1125 S. 13th Street
Philadelphia PA
1:00 PM
$15. cash only

September 7, 2013 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM Lenny Seidman's Rhythm Lab: Part III

Lenny Seidman's Rhythm Lab: Part III

A Workshop for Drummers, Vocalists, Instrumentalists, Dancers of any Tradition

Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 10:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. $25.00

1012 E Southampton Ave - Wyndmoor, PA 19038

To Sign Up - Contact Ron at or 215 233 0777

The goal of these workshops is to expand the participants' ability to both improvise and create their own rhythmic patterns in an ensemble situation or as a soloist.

Lenny Seidman, tabla player/composer and co director of award winning Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra, has developed his teaching approach synthesizing years of tabla studies with the legendary Zakir Hussain, his work with master South Indian violinist Adrian L'Armand, his 17 year history with Spoken Hand and his many collaborations with globally diverse choreographers.

Part 1 began with the “Universe of One”. I explored with the participants the vast interior world of just one beat as a template for longer cycles. We utilized clapping and recitation of the Sanskrit rhythm syllables used in the North and South Indian drumming traditions. We then applied them on our instruments and voices with special attention paid to the melodic and dynamic components of rhythm.

Part II included a review and expansion of the first session, adding context to the overall Indian rhythm system known as Tal or Tala, introduction to tintal theka (cycle of 16 beats) and tihai (ending). We also learned a 16 beat pattern and applied everything we've been working on to ensemble playing.

Part III will include adequate review of previous sessions, building on tintal and tihai, and learning short compositions in cycles of 16 beats. I will introduce polyrhythms starting with breaking down phrases of 3's, and apply everything learned to date to extended ensemble playing.

For any questions pertaining to the work, contact:

For more information about Lenny, visit the following sites:


Ron Kravitz

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

September 6, 2013 8:30 PM Natalia Clavier at World Cafe Live PHL Upstairs

The Voice of Thievery Corporation

Natalia Clavier

Friday, September 6, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Tickets: $12. plus fees

World Cafe Live Philadelphia

Growing up in Buenos Aires, Natalia Clavier was immersed in a world of music – classical, jazz, Argentinian folk & pop and Spanish singer-songwriters, as well as the revolutionary sounds of American soul and protest rock.

A move to Barcelona broadened her horizons further, and she was soon adding vocals to dance singles, singing live at raves in front of thousands as well as solo in the rather more intimate surrounds of the jazz circuit. There she met fellow ex-pat Federico Aubele, an Argentine singer-songwriter with several albums to his name on Thievery Corporation’s label Eighteenth Street Lounge (ESL Music). Natalia and Federico became partners, in music and in life, and the demos they made soon led to her debut album, Nectar, released in 2008 on ESL Music.

Nectar took a traditional approach, using Natalia’s pure and beautiful voice to gorgeous effect over spare jazz-soul arrangements. It was a perfect reflection of where she was at during that period, as was Live at the Triple Door, the live album that followed one year later, and her live work as lead vocalist with the celebrated Thievery Corporation.

But a later move to Brooklyn brought new sounds, new ideas and a new urge to incorporate the dynamism of one of the world’s premier melting spots into her Buenos Aires soul. In came Adrian Quesada, Grammy-winning producer and guitarist with Grupo Fantasma, The Echocentrics and Ocote Soul Sounds. Together they’ve wrought a transformation for her new album, Lumen. In place of Barcelona’s laidback vibe, Lumen moves with the bumper-to-bumper bustle of Brooklyn, a place where sounds collide and mutate.

September 6, 2013 6:00-9:00 PM Passport Party at Morgan's Pier featuring Unidos da Filadelfia

Children's Crisis Treatment Center's Passport Party

When: Friday, September 6, 2013 6PM - 9PM
Where: Morgan's Pier221 N Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia
Tickets: $40.
Live EntertainmentDancing Light Fare & Open Bar

For more information about the Passport Party, please contact
Johanna Torres at 215.496.0707 x1137.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

September 4, 2013 5:00-8:00 PM Penn Museum Summer Concert Series presents Leana Song

September 4
Wednesday, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights Concert
Leana Song
This Philadelphia-based drum & music ensemble specializing in Afro-Cuban and West African drumming combines traditional call-and-response patterned Yoruba songs with modern folk and jazz instruments and harmony. Visit for more information.
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia Pa 19104

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