Thursday, October 31, 2013

November 1, 2013 Rumbero Entertainment presents "The Masquerade Ball" at Top Dog in Cherry Hill, NJ


"Masquerade Party"
Friday Nov 1, 2013
TOP DOG Cherry Hill, NJ...

Hello everyone,
It's that time again for another GREAT event at Top Dog. This will be a "Masquerade Party" so come w/ ur BEST MASK!!!

Performing LIVE on stage, Frankie Negron singing all his greatest HITS!!

DJ Jose Rodriguez in the mixx

$20 at Centro Musical & Luis Records
or online:
$15 "Masquerade Mask"
$10 After 1am

Special Performance by Estilo Dance Studio

Top Dog Cherry Hill
2310 Route 70 West
Cherry Hill, NJ 08110
For Info/Resrv: Maria Rios (267) 949-6401

See you guys on the Dance Floor!!

November 4, 2013 7:00 to 9:00 PM "Beats, Brews, and Banter" Philly Drum Project Monthly Meeting at RBar

Our Beats, Brews, & Banter series continues this Monday with Drexel University's Mark Beecher. Mark's specialties range from Afro-Cuban drumset to Scottish Rudimental Snare Drum. If you came to last month's event, you'll remember that Doc Gibbs gave his stamp of approval to Mark, especially regarding his expertise of CLAVE, so be prepared with questions! Mark was also on staff for our DrumPhil summer high school drumset program and worked with a group of students to compose a drumset trio. Beats, Brews, & Banter goes down this Monday at RBar, 2222 Walnut St., from 7-9pm.
Philly Drum Project is free to join! Come hang out with other creative people, get some pointers, share ideas, and have a beer.

November 3, 2013 2:30 PM Afro-Brazilian Percussion Workshop with Dendê Macedo

Afro-Brazilian Percussion Workshop
Sunday, November 3, 2013 2:30 PM
Wissahickon Dance Academy
38 East Schoolhouse Lane, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144

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About The Workshop
Learn to play Afro-Brazilian percussion with master percussionist Dendê. A former member of Timbalada, Dendê will teach you proper technique, exercises, tuning and maintenance, the original rhythms and breaks from bands like Timbalada, Ilê Aiyê and Olodum, Candomble rhtyhms, improvisations and soloing. Instruments will be provided including surdo, timbal, caixa, repique, bacurinha, pandeiro, agogo and tamborim.

About Dendê
A former member of Timbalada, Dendê has been performing professionally since the age of 14. With Timbalada, Dendê toured all over Brazil, Europe and Asia, appared on various television shows and has performed and recorded with such artists as Marisa Monte, Gilberto Gil, Carlinhos Brown,Ivete Sangalo and Sepultura. Having left Brazil in 2001, Dendê now lives in New York, performing and recording with his groups Dendê & Band, Arrastão, Ologundê, and Samba de Três. With these groups he has toured all over the US and Europe. In addition to his own work, he has his performed and recorded with artists such as Mongo Santamaría, Jerry Gonzales, Daniel Moreno, Tico da Costa, Vinicius Cantuária and Alessandra Belloni. Dendê also teaches Afro-Brazilian percussion in the New York City area.

Private lessons can also be arranged.
Contact for further information.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

October 30, 2013 Philadelphia Artist Lushlife's Video "Magnolia" Wins a UK Music Video Award

This video won a UK Music Video Award for Best Urban Video - Budget
Every word to "Magnolia" (188) was handmade using cardboard (discarded from grocery stores), hot glue guns, and paint pens.
Random people at over 65+ locations and a handful of friends were used as rappers throughout the video.
The video was done completely practical (no CGI) and wound up costing a little under $80.

Official Promo for "Magnolia" by Lushlife
ALBUM: Plateau Vision
LABEL: Western Vinyl [http://WWW.WESTERNVINYL.COM]
CREATED BY: Nik Harper and Jesse Lamar High
PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS: Spenser Sakurai and Michael Raiden

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November 2, 2013 6:30-11:00 PM Asociacion Puertorriquenos en Marcha presents 2013 Gift of Love Children's Holiday Benefit Gala

Purchase Tickets
From AfroTaino Productions:
"Asociacion Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM) is back again with their Gift of Love Gala, their annual holiday event that raises funds & spirits for underprivileged families in urban Philadelphia, helping provide gifts & services for over 4000 children and their families, assisting inner city families in staying warm & healthly throughout the winter. The gala attracts hundreds of attendees, and offers a night of global entertainment and fun for a great cause. This year’s theme is “Phlavors of Philly”, and aims to celebrate the vibrant multicultural staples of food, dance & song. The stage will reflect this diversity: Indian Bollywood dancing with TU Bhangra; sultry French melodies from Eleanor Dubinsky; explosive salsa dance company Grupo Fuego; Philly’s #1 world music DJ Rahsaan; and the pulsing Afro-Brazilian samba rhythms of Dende & Band. Every year, the gala takes the time to recognize outstanding people who have done remarkable work for Philly's communities, here and beyond. This year’s honorees are three remarkable women: Charisse R. Lillie (of the Comcast Corporation), Quiara Alegría Hudes (author/playwright “In The Heights”), and Ana Ortiz (actress, ‘Ugly Betty’, ‘Devious Maids’). It all takes place at the historical landmark building, The National Constitution Center - a few skips away from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. This night will one to remember. Giving back will feel so good!"

November 2, 2013 1:00-4:00 PM "El Dia de Los Muertos" at Penn Museum

Day of the Dead Celebration, Saturday, November 2 at the Penn Museum
3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (on Penn's campus, across from Franklin Field
Renowned Artists Cesar Viveros, Philadelphia, and Joel Garcia, Mexico City, Join In

La CatrinaThroughout Mexico and around the world, Day of the Day (Día de los Muertos) brings family and friends together to pray for and remember loved ones who have died. Far from a morose affair, Day of the Dead is a celebration, rich in traditions and connections—it is at heart a celebration of life.

On Saturday, November 2, 1:00 to 4:00 pm, the Penn Museum presents the second annual Day of the Dead Celebration, with pageantry, music and dance, storytelling, paper maché artistry, sugar skull and mask making, face painting, special foods, and more. Central to the afternoon, visitors can shake hands with a newly created 16-foot "La Catrina" (Elegant Skull) puppet, and view a large Day of the Dead altar honoring Mexican cartoonist, illustrator, and "La Catrina" creator Jose Guadalupe Posada (1852–1913).

Everyone is invited to bring a photo and a memento of their own to place at a communal altar, remembering the passing of a loved one.

The Mexican Cultural Center, the Eyes Gallery, Casa Monarca, Spiral Q Puppet Theater, and Philadelphia community members join the Museum to make the festive celebration, all free with Museum admission, come alive. Al Día Media and GPTMC are additional sponsors.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

November 1, 2013 10:00 PM Tropicalismo presents Dia de Los Muertos at Underground Arts

We're so happy to announce that TROPICALISMO is back at Underground Arts this next Friday coming up for an awesome Dia de los Muertos event celebrating life & death and Philadelphia's Mexican comunidad.
Experience a slice of Philly's Mexican comunidad with this DIA DE LOS MUERTOS celebration of life & death, art, music, and culture; while also honoring your departed loved ones.

1st Friday Tropicalismo Especial

•Special local guest Sonidero El Sabor del Barrio. Representing Puebla, Mexico
Bringing some Mexican sound system culture, toasting and all that. If you don't know what a sonidero is check this:

•We'll be giving away some pan de muerto, bread of the dead. We went to a local Mexican bakery last night and tried some. Yumm!!

•An altar will be set up so everyone can bring a picture or a memory of any loved one that have passed on <<<<< Let us know if you're thinking of participating.

•Other visual work will be on display as well

Lastly Gregzinho( Greg Scruggs) and Juanderful Juan will be on the ones and twos playing some tunes to move la calaca on the dance floor.

South of the border, the day after Halloween is when the graveyard fun is just getting started. On November 1, Mexico is awash in a kaleidoscope of sugar candy skulls, papier-mâché skeletons, marigold bouquets, and candle-lit alters.

Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, is an annual celebration of those who have passed on, where a cemetery visit turns into a party, with tamales, pan muerto (a special dead man's pastry), and a few nips from the bottle of tequila that was left as an offering for the deceased.

Join TROPICALISMO MUNDIAL for a journey into the afterlife in the otherworldly confines of Underground Arts at The Black Box at Underground Arts as we celebrate Día de los Muertos for the living and dead alike. Our Tropicalavera sounds will prove that even the dead can dance.
Underground Arts
1200 Callowhill St.
Philadelphia PA
Starts at 10pm

Monday, October 28, 2013

October 31, 2013 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM Chris' Jazz Cafe's 3rd Annual Jazz-querade Ball with Luke Carlos O'Reilly Trio and Farid Barron Trio

October 31, 2013

3rd Annual - Jazz-Querade Ball

8:00 PM to 2:00 AM

Tickets on sale $15:

Farid Barron Trio- Formerly of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, pianist Farid Barron currently performs with the Sun Ra Arkestra.

The MiniQ’s
Mini Bio: Luke O'Reilly has toured and performed with Dave Valentine, Curtis Fuller, Red Halloway, Steve Turre and a host of other jazz heavies. He graduated from Temple University in '04 where he studied with Terrell Stafford and Tom Lawton. Ben O'Neill has recorded and toured extensively with Musiq Soulchild and Vivian Green and performed with Christina Aguilera and Erykah Badu among others. He Graduated from The University of the Arts in '04 where he studied with Pat Martino and Jimmy Bruno. The Mini Q's were formed in the fall of '04 and held a weekly Monday night gig at an upscale lounge in Olde City, Phila, for over 3 years. The debut album, Monday Night Jump! is available at The Q's pride themselves on their musically diverse sound, which is rooted in the Blue Note groove recordings of the '60's and '70's.

Two Great Bands Jamming through the Night
Costume Suggested
Chris' Jazz Café
1421 Sansom St.
Philadelphia PA

October 31, 2013 7:30-9:00 PM New Session of African Drumming Classes with Quint Lange Begins

African Drumming Classes with Quint Lange

6 class session – Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, Dec. 5, 12, 19 @ $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/basic tones, hand positioning on the drum, relaxing and having fun while playing.

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

To sign up ... Contact ...

or 215 233 0777

Friday, October 25, 2013

October 29, 2013 8:00 PM La Santa Cecilia at World Cafe Live PHL

La Santa Cecilia

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$12 - $15 + Processing Fees

La Santa Cecilia consists accordionist and requintero Jose Carlos, bassist Alex Bendana, percussionist Miguel Ramirez and lead vocalist Marisoul, whose captivating voice sings about love, loss and heartbreak. Their influences range from Miles Davis to The Beatles, Zeppelin to Janis Joplin and Mercedes Sosa to Ramon Ayala. Their common love of music and openness to all genres led them to the concept of La Santa Cecilia in 2007 – named after the patron saint of musicians.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

October 26, 2013 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM PhillyBloco 22-Piece Brazilian Samba Band Halloween Bash at The Blockley

PhillyBloco: 22-piece Brazilian/Samba Band - Halloween Bash
The Blockley
38th and Chestnut Sts, Philadelphia Pa
Sat, October 26, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

$12 - $15

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

October 26, 2013 7:00 PM Live @ The Bride Record Label Launch Party

Saturday, October 26th | Check-in 7pm | VIP Champagne Toast 7:30
Live @ the Bride Record Label Launch Party
Premiere CD Release of Skins and Songs: Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra & Philip Hamilton’s Voices
$15 (no CD included)
$30 includes CD!
$50 includes private champagne toast with the artists at 7:30 and a CD pre-signed by ensemble leaders.
*Members get access to VIP champagne toast and signed CD at $30 price

Come celebrate with Painted Bride Art Center as we launch Live @ the Bride, our new record label featuring concert recordings from the Bride’s Gerry Givnish theater! We are thrilled to release our first CD featuring Skins and Songs, an astounding 2012 collaborative performance between Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra and Philip Hamilton’s Voices. Expect libations, vibrations, food, live performance, raffle and fellowship all for the sake of the music. Experience this hallmark moment in Bride’s history with us. CD included with ticket!

October 26, 2013 10:30 AM AMLA presents FREE Master Class with Poncho Sanchez at The Philadelphia Clef Club

Free Workshop: Fundamentals of Latin Music for the Percussion Section.
Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz

738 S Broad St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19146-2232

Amla attendees receive a discount on tickets for the 8pm show at Montgomery County Community College.

Monday, October 21, 2013

October 25, 2013 9:00PM to Midnight Bronson and Buda at Manny Brown's

Bronson Tennis on guitar and vocals and Papo Buda on percussion
Manny Brown's
512 South Street
Philadelphia PA

October 25, 2013 6:00-10:00 PM Latin/Soul Fusion Dinner with Live Latin Music at Rose Petals Cafe and Lounge

Rose Petals Café and Lounge
322 West Chelten Ave.
Philadelphia PA
$29.99 per person for dinner and live music

October 25, 2013 8:00 PM "Skins and Songs and Steps" at Swarthmore College

Swarthmore College, Pearson-Hall Theater
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081

SKINS & SONGS & STEPS creates multitextured contemporary compositions that link the past and present, the ceremonial and the secular. This percussion, vocal, and dance event brings together Philadelphia's Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra and Philip Hamilton's Voices with dance forms from all over the globe including South Indian Bharatanatyam, West African dance, hip-hop, and hoofing (tap dancing).

Spoken Hand is a 16-piece percussion orchestra that unifies the drumming traditions of Afro-Cuban bata, North Indian tabla, Afro-Brazilian samba, and West African djembe. Drummers are Joe Bryant, Ron Howerton, Tom Lowery, Josh Robinson, Alex Shaw (Brazilian Samba); Kenneth Fauntleroy, Ishmael Jackson, John Wilkie (Cuban Bata); Mike Nevin, Dan Scholnick, Lenny Seidman (North Indian Tabla); Daryl Burgee, Chuckie Joseph, Omar Harrison, Steve Jackson Jr, Steve Jackson Sr. (West African Djembe).

Led by Philip Hamilton, Voices is an a cappella choir that combines the influences of global vocal tones and techniques such as Tuvan throat singing, Congolese mouth clicking, Balinese monkey chant, and hip-hop's beatbox with the singing styles of doo-wop, Bulgarian choirs, gospel, barbershop quartet, South African miners' songs, and Gregorian chant. Vocalists include Patricia Antunes, Harry Bayron, Alexander Elisa, Philip Hamilton, Gio Moretti, Giovana Robinson, Patricia Silveira, and Elisabete da Veiga.

Dancers include Viji Rao's Three Aksha Dance Company (Vijay Rao, Director & Choreographer with Kristy Ghose, Rochitha Nathan, Sitara Soundararajan, Vidya Sukumar), a West African/hip-hop duo from Kulu Mele African Dance and Drum Ensemble (James Ali Wilkie & Eddie Smallwood), and rumba tap dancer, Max Pollak.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

October 23, 2013 8:00 PM Diego Garcia at World Cafe Live PHL

Diego Garcia

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Tickets: $14 - $22
Singer/songwriter Diego Garcia has emerged with a stellar new solo album “Paradise,” due out on Concord Records October 8. Following the critical acclaim of his breakthrough solo debut "Laura" in 2011, Garcia returned to the studio to capture another collection of songs with indelible pop melodies and superb, artful musicianship. “Paradise” is a mesmerizing, romantic blend of Latin, American and European culture that pays homage to Garcia’s musical inspirations while firmly planted in the next generation of sound and texture. Already embraced by a number of tastemaker radio stations, Entertainment Weekly debuts the first single “Sunnier Days” online today. Click HERE to listen to the song.

Diego Garcia's music has been described as "a wonderful amalgamation of Argentinean heritage, 70's AM pop radio, and the dusty sound of dreams." Born in Detroit to Argentine parents, Garcia traced his diverse roots on his critically acclaimed debut solo album, 2011's "Laura." Inspired by the early pioneers of the classic Latin troubadour movement such as Sandro, Roberto Carlos and Julio Iglesias, Garcia was compelled to "pick up where they left off."
World Cafe Live Philadelphia

October 22, 2013 8:00 PM Terakaft at World Cafe Live PHL with Leana Song


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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

Tickets $18. to $29. plus fees

Terakaft (meaning "caravan" in Tamasheq) is a genuine desert rock band, sculpted by the pure searing air and the endless rolling sands of the Sahara. The stark, harsh conditions of the Sahara have permeated their wild riffs, and as a result Terakaft are the perfect embodiment of all that is wild and free in desert blues today. They have taken the electric guitar and made it their own.

Terakaft was formed in 2001 by Sanou Ag Ahmed, then based in Kidal, Mali with Kedou Ag Ossad. Kedou was a member of the original line-up of Tinariwen (four of Kedou’s compositions are embodied on their first international release "The Radio Tisdas Sessions").

Friday, October 18, 2013

October 21, 2013 8:00 PM to 12:00 Midnight Alexa Barchini Performs Brazilian Favorites at Chris' Jazz Cafe

Chris' Jazz Café
1421 Sansom St.
Philadelphia Pa
Vocalist Alexa Barchini is a Jazz Performance Major at Temple U. She is taking East the Coast by storm with her Signature Sound featured on “Some things never Change” by Chocolate Milk and with the Julian Shore Band on his “Made very small” among others. Watch out for this young lady. She’s on the move.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

October 20, 2013 4:00 PM Tango Fire Company: " Flames of Desire" at The Merriam Theater

Kimmel Center presents sponsored by TD Bank
Tango Fire
Flames of Desire
Merriam Theater
Tickets $35 to $65.
Sunday, October 20 4pm
Direct from Buenos Aires, the sensational Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires presents their new show Tango Fire - Flames of Desire featuring, ten torrid dancers, one of Argentina's finest young singers and a quartet of brilliant musicians, Tango Fire - Flames of Desire takes you on a seductive journey through the history of Tango - the world's most alluring and exciting dance form. Tracing the roots of Tango, from its origins in the dance halls of Buenos Aires, to its rising popularity on the contemporary entertainment scene, the Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires has become a true worldwide phenomenon.

The company has toured the USA, Canada, the UK, Europe, Asia and South Africa to the highest acclaim. Set against the musical backdrop of Astor Piazzolla, Mores, Gardel, Rodriguez and other Tango masters. The Boston Globe raves that "rarely has the tempestuous Tango looked like so much exuberant, out-and-out fun as with the Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires." Though other Tango shows abound, "Tango Fire Company leaves you burning to take up where they left off," claims The London Paper. Don't miss the passionate and irresistible allure of the Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

October 19, 2013 9:00 PM Jimbu and Salsa Dura at Isla Verde

October 19, 2013 Noon to 8:00 PM Bloktoberfest on South Street between Broad St. and 18th Street


Bloktoberfest, an all-ages, free-to-attend celebration of beer, food, music, and Philly will be returning for its fifth year on Saturday, October 19th, 2013, from noon to 8pm, taking over four blocks of South Street between Broad Street and 18th Street. In partnership with the South of South Neighborhood Association, South Street West Business Association and Bella Vista Beer Distributors, Bloktoberfest will once again showcase a wide selection of beer by craft breweries from around the country, food from neighborhood vendors and food trucks, and multiple stages of live music featuring nationally recognized and emerging local acts. The event is not for profit, with beer proceeds directed back into a variety of neighborhood initiatives addressing education, green space and public safety.
Live music will be featured throughout the day on two stages:
12:15 - DJ Handsome Sam
1:30 - The Clef Club Youth Ensemble
2:30 - Vinchelle Woods
3:30 - Swift Technique
5:25 - The Belle Game
6:45 - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
8:25 - Alo Brasil
10:15 - Elegant Animals

12:30 - Upfront
1:15 - Jason Jeffries and the Tall Trees
2:15 - New Kings of Rhythm
3:15 - Countdown to Ecstasy
4:15 - New Pony
5:15 - Andrew Lipke and the Azrael Quartet
6:15 - DJs NoPhrillz & Benja Styles

October 18, 2013 8:00 PM Mutlu at World Cafe Live PHL

Mutlu is a soulful, Philadelphia-based artist. Over the last few years he has toured extensively across North America and Europe with Amos Lee, Hall & Oates and Joe Jackson and has shared the stage with Adele, Eric Hutchinson, Katy Perry, John Hiatt, Leon Russell and G. Love & Special Sauce amongst many others. His debut album "Livin' it" was released by Manhattan/EMI records in 2008 and produced by the late, great T-Bone Wolk. "Livin' it" featured guest appearances by Amos Lee, Daryl Hall, G.Love and Raheem DeVaughn. His new 5-song ep, which was produced by T-Bone Wolk and Pete Donnelly of the Figgs, was released in early 2011.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
World Cafe Live Philadelphia


Monday, October 14, 2013

October 18, 2013 8:00 PM Francois Zayas Quartet and Luke Carlos O'Reilly Trio at The Painted Bride

Friday, October 18th | 8pm
The Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
Philadelphia PA
Francois Zayas Quartet
Luke O’Reilly Trio with special guests Leon Jordan, Jr. & Mike Cemprola

$15 in advance/$20 day of show | Members: $11.25/$15
Student rush tickets available
Luke O’Reilly Trio: Luke O’Reilly (keys), Nimrod Speaks (bass), Anwar Marshall (drums) with special
guests Leon Jordan, Jr. (trumpet) & Mike Cemprola (sax)

Francois Zayas Quartet: Francois Zayas (percussion), John Stenger (piano), Roman Filiu (alto sax), Jason
Fraticelli (bass)

Regarding the concert tonight, Francois Zayas says "The work that I will present is a body of original compositions from my upcoming recording. The music is a reflection of what I have lived, experienced or have been exposed to, emotionally and musically in the last three years. Every song is an attempt to blend AfroCuban musical forms like rumba or makuta with jazz or any other world musical tradition by mutual assimilation, without borders between one and the other so the tune is unique and outside any label."

Columbian-born Luke O’Reilly takes the Bride’s stage with an onslaught of local talent playing straight ahead, R&B-inspired pieces while Cuban percussionist-composer Francois Zayas follows up with his flavorful amalgam of modern jazz and Afro-Cuban beats. Both O’Reilly and Zayas offer jazz truly unique to any music genre.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

October 17, 2013 8:00 PM Clubhouse Dance Party with The Gold Magnolias, the Clubhouse Band, and Tierra Caliente

Get on your feet!

We bring you the funkiest band to hit the Clubhouse yet, a group of southerners out of Brooklyn, the Gold Magnolias. This recent press sums it up.

” ‘OOOOoo weee!’ These southern boys can throw down!”

“…lively, energetic and wildly entertaining.”
-Kevin Johnston,

When they finish, Tierra Caliente will take it home with some latin music to keep your hips and feet moving.

As usual, the Clubhouse Band will start things off with a high energy, full-band set.

We'll provide drinks of all kinds and some snacks. Anyone who likes music, fun, or dancing is welcome. $15 at the door pays the bands and helps cover costs.

Music and Fun for Everyone!
The Clubhouse
1125 S. 13th Street
Philadelphia Pa

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

October 11, 2013 8:00 and 10:00 PM The Bad Plus with Calle Sol at 11:30 PM at Chris' Jazz Cafe

Chris' Jazz Café
1421 Sansom St.
Philadelphia Pa
The Bad Plus
The Bad Plus
Sets at 8:00 PM ($30) and 10:00 PM ($25)
The Bad Plus has spent almost fifteen years redefining what a piano-bass-drums trio can and should be. They’ve reached audiences of all demographic stripes with an uncompromising body of original music (plus some ingenious, genre-jumping covers) and dedicated touring around the globe. On their eighth studio album, Made Possible, bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson and drummer David King take their distinctive musical M.O. to captivating new heights, proving once again that the rules of musical convention are made to be broken.

Calle Sol ($10.)
11:30 PM to 2:00 AM

Calle Sol will be doing their very danceable jazz versions of salsa classics.
The quartet consists of:

Dennis E. Guevara - piano
Will Andujar Jr - bass
Ernesto Mariano Medina - congas
Víctor Pablo - timbales

October 11, 2013 6:00 PM to 12:00 Midnight JUMP N' FUNK with RICH MEDINA and GRIOTWORKS at Penn Museum

Join the Penn Museum for a night of mingling, art, music, and dancing at this late-night event. Rich Medina and The Marksmen headline the evening, presenting an energetic set of Afrobeat, Afrosoul and Afrohouse, all in tribute to the incredible Fela Kuti. Admission: $10. Cash bar. For more information, call 215.898.2680.

When: Friday, October 11th

JUMP N FUNK DANCE PARTY with RICH MEDINA and VISUALS by the MARKSMEN! Celebrating Fela Kuti 75th Birthday!

Sip and mingle with Philadelphia's finest Professionals

An AfroRhythmic futuristic line up of performances including storytelling, poetry, rap, drumming, and song. The featured performers include Jos Duncan, Camae Defstar, Rashida Phillips, Mass Man, Netra Aikens, karen Smith, DaQuan Motley and many more.

Where: Penn Museum - 3260 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

Purchase Ticket: Sect>

Sunday, October 6, 2013

October 9, 2013 7:30 PM Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club at the Merriam Theater

Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club®
Featuring Omara Portuondo, Eliades Ochoa,
Guajiro Mirabal and Barbarito Torres
Merriam Theater

Wednesday, October 9 7:30pm buy tickets!

As Cuban revolutions go, it was peaceful, but its impact was monumental. The Buena Vista Social Club seemingly came out of nowhere, but this band of Cuban legends—who had set the rhythm of Cuba's golden era in the 1940s and 1950s—quickly established itself as irresistible, transcending both fad and fashion. Their sound has remained utterly fresh since the release of their 1997 'debut' album, produced by Ry Cooder. Following a series of hugely successful performances in recent years, they have reunited as the 13-piece Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, featuring several Buena Vista Social Club alumni including trumpeter Guajiro Mirabal, laúd virtuoso Barbarito Torres, trombonist Jesus 'Aguaje' Ramos, and vocalist Omara Portuondo.

'Even more emotionally engaging than the group's eponymous album, which triggered a worldwide Latin-jazz revival.' —Rolling Stone

Saturday, October 5, 2013

October 8, 2013 6:00 PM Cuban Music Workshop with Arturo Stable at Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas

Come and Learn About Cuban Music!
Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas
Talentos Studio
1417 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia Pa

From Raices' September Newsletter:
"ACF Philadelphia will present percussionist and composer Arturo Stable in a workshop on Cuban music (October 8th at 6pm in Raices's Talentos Studios). The Chapter invites musicians and composers, especially those unfamiliar with the music of Cuba, to learn about the fundamentals of Cuban music and its influence on the international music community. Hands on participation is encouraged in this workshop where Arturo will cover:
500 years of fusion with Cuban music
•Changui and Rumba styles (pillars of Cuban music)
•Form, instrumentation, rhythm, and melody
•The clave (demystified)
•Contributions and arranging considerations
•Important artists

Group participation is encouraged, but not required. Please bring your instruments (all are welcome) or percussion instruments will be provided. Admission is free for ACF members and $10 for all non-ACF members. ACF members should contact Program Manager James Falconi ( prior to ticket purchase on the Eventbrite page to obtain the free admission code."

October 8, 2013 12:00 Noon Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra Concert at Jefferson Medical College

Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra is playing a free noontime concert this Tuesday, October 8th, at Jefferson Medical College in the plaza on Locust Street, just east of 11th Street. If it's raining, the concert will be inside The Hamilton Building just off the plaza. So it's going to happen, rain or shine, and trust me, you DO want to be there!

About Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra:


A high-energy celebration of polyphonic rhythms, Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra unifies four percussion batteries into one distinct voice: North Indian tabla, Afro Cuban bata, Brazilian samba and West African djembe. They link the past and the present, the sacred and the secular with a symphonically textured fusion of traditional and contemporary drumming and choral compositions. Spoken Hand is a two-time winner of Philadelphia City Paper’s “Best World Music/Roots Performance” and is nationally recognized for its collaboration with tabla master Zakir Hussain and hip-hop dance guru Rennie Harris in the “Flammable Contents” project, and more recently for “Skins and Songs,” their collaboration with Philip Hamilton's Voices.

Friday, October 4, 2013

October 7, 2013 7:00-9:00 PM Philly Drum Project "Beats, Brews, and Banter" with guest presenter Doc Gibbs

Come to our monthly meetup at the RBar at 2222 Walnut St., Philadelphia,Pa. Drummers meet the first Monday of each month to share their experiences and listen to a presentation from a guest drummer/percussionist. Q and A sessions follow the presentation, and there is time for each member to announce any gigs or classes that are upcoming. It's free to join and participate, so anyone who plays percussion, or is a percussion fan is welcome to join at the Philly Drum Project website.
The guest presenter for October will be Leonard "Doc" Gibbs, who has performed with an extraordinary list of musicians.
Come to the meeting and get to know others who are as passionate about drums as you are.

October 7, 2013 8:00 PM Jorge Drexler, Sonoma Sound, and Moonflower at World Cafe Live PHL

World Café Live
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia PA
Tickets $23 - $25. plus fees
Jorge Drexler, Uruguayan Madrid-based musician who won wide acclaim after becoming the first composer ever to win an Academy Award with a song in Spanish. He won the Oscar® for composing the song "Al Otro Lado del Río" from the film The Motorcycle Diaries. In the last few years he has received nominations in three consecutive Grammy Awards and four consecutive Latin Grammy Awards, and has won two Spanish Music Awards.
Jorge Drexler is beloved for the beauty and intricate construction of his music and for the deft poetry of his lyrics. Critics have also hailed him as a keen observer of complex, timely themes such as technology and global interconnectedness, in addition to romance.
Drexler’s songs have been featured in numerous other films, including James Ivory’s The City of Your Final Destination, which he scored, and which stars Anthony Hopkins, Laura Linney and Charlotte Gainsbourg. His original song for the Spanish/Brazilian co-production Lope, directed by Andrucha Waddington, earned him the GOYA Award (Spanish Arts & Cinematographic Academy award) for Best Original Song in 2011.
While he was making the n app, Drexler undertook another first recently: He starred in Argentine writer-director Daniel Burman’s film All In, which premiered in the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, winning the award for Best Screenplay for a Narrative Feature Film in the World Narrative Competition.

Sonoma Sound is a band that features the talents of six Philly based musicians. They are Will Paynter on vocals & acoustic bass guitar, Jay Popky on vocals & guitar, Paul Downie on vocals & drums, Dean Sophocles on piano & organ, Jake L'Armand on violin and Robert Veith on 5 string electric bass. Their music is a sonic tapestry of original roots music with threads of Americana, Blues, Folk, Jazz and World rhythms that blur the lines of musical category. Their eclectic musical performance sung in English and Spanish, consists of conscious lyrics sung over steady rhythms and wandering melodic solos.

Moonflower caught the attention in the end of 2011 when they self-edited their first album, 'First Time', which had an excellent welcome in the Spanish specialized media. In 2012 it had an important recognition in different rising band contests. After introducing their songs mostly in Spain, the band took a great step with the enriching acoustic tour in the USA (East Coast) between 2012 and 2013. The rising of the Valencian band has been confirmed with their participation in the Primavera Sound Festival 2013 (Barcelona, Spain) and the Arenal Sound 2013 (Burriana, Spain) and their signing up with Sello Salvaje, an independent record label that is reissuing 'First Time' and will publish the second album that Moonflower is getting ready at the moment.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

October 6, 2013 7:30 PM Sidi Touré and Cedric Watson at Crossroads Concerts

Sidi Touré
Songhaï blues from northern Mali
Sidi Touré made his first guitar as a child, constructing it from his wooden writing slate in the ancient town of Gao, Mali. Once the heart of the Songhai empire and burial place of its Askia kings, the town rests between the Niger and the encroaching ocean of sand known as the Sahara Desert. The Songhai empire was the last of the great empires of the Sahel, reaching its zenith under Soni Alibert (Sunni Ali) in the mid 400′s.

Touré’s sound both captures and challenges his roots. While the music and rhythms remain authentically Songhai, moving from the translucent swaying Takamba to the trance inducing Holley , his lyrics revleal an observant and critical mind. His songs draw attention to issues not usually addressed by singers from such ancient traditions. Sidi’s music is modern, bending tradition not unlike Tinariwen (they share common rhythms like Takamba: the songhai and the tamasheq are neighbors) and his guitar playing and scales cross into western folk and blues not unlike Ali Farke Touré (who is also songhai). Sidi is a captivating performer whose skills and songs shine in any context.
Cedric Watson
Lousiana Creole fiddle and accordion
Spearheading the emerging generation of Cajun and Creole musicians, Cedric Watson is a fiddler, vocalist, accordionist and songwriter of enormous talent and potential. Injecting a healthy dose of his own personality and ingenuity, Cedric has been exciting an ever-broadening audience with his unique take on traditional Creole music, and with his new compositions that expand the genre while still respecting its roots. In the few years since he assumed the role of bandleader, all three of his albums have been nominated for Grammy Awards. Moving with ease between fiddle and accordion, and adding his strong blues-inflected vocals, Cedric’s creative style and obvious joy in playing make him an engaging and exciting performer.
Crossroads Music
801 South 48th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Tickets $10-$30.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

October 6, 2013 6:00 PM KAMA with Amir ElSaffar at The Painted Bride Art Center

Sunday, October 6th | 6pm
The Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
Philadelphia PA

KAMA with Amir ElSaffar
$25 in advance, $30 day of show | Members: $18.75/$22.50
Personnel: Sylvain Barou (wooden flute), Keyvan Chemirani (percussion), Amir ElSaffar (trumpet, dulcimer), Emmanuel H. During (violin, guitar, saz), Mavrothi Kontanis (oud)

Join the Bride as we debut yet another amazing combo of East meets West musicians and do what we do best: offer the most forward cultural hybrids in music from around the world. Summoning upon the rich tapestry of the vast Middle Eastern diaspora, KAMA unifies musical traditions spanning Central Asia to southern Spain.

Funded through the French-American Jazz Exchange of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.

October 6, 2013 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM Free First Sundays at The Barnes Foundation: Hispanic Culture

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Sunday, October 6
Free First Sunday at the Barnes: Hispanic Culture

The Collector
An HBO documentary narrated by John Lithgow that explores the life of Albert C. Barnes. Directed by Jeff Folmsbee, 20 min.
9:30, 10:30, and 11:30 am; 12:30, 4:30, and 5:30 pm

2–3:30 pm An Artist Conversation: The Art of Story Telling.
PECO’s Tiffany Tavarez moderates a conversation with three talented artists who share their process of sharing, or creating, stories through art-making. Photographer Obed Arango Hisijara, printmaker José Ortiz-Pagán, and painter Marta Sanchez.

3–3:30 pm AMLA performance
Artistas y Músicos Latino Americanos promotes the development, dissemination, and understanding of Latin music in the Philadelphia area and beyond. Join AMLA for a performance by their young musicians.

3:45–4:15 pm Estilo dance studio
Estilo dance studio brings the world of Latin dance to the Barnes Foundation! Based in South Philadelphia, Estilo can teach you the latest trends in Salsa dancing. Join them for a lively dance performance—participation is encouraged!

October 6, 2013 and December 1, 2013 12:00-3:00 PM Documentary Screening and Fundraiser for the Film "When Voices Meet"

"WHEN VOICES MEET" - About the Film:

In Feb 2013, Filmmaker Chris Newhard will be traveling to South Africa with Sharon Katz and The Peace Train to create a moving film about the last 20 years of this wonderful group. Our trip to make this film will require a lot of funding, but the end result will be worth every penny. We are going to pull out the raw emotion and reality of South Africa, and capture the energy of it all the best we can.

The documentary will be entitled "When Voices Meet", a powerful film title taken from the title of Sharon Katz's first Peace Train performance sharing the same name. A true statement, none the less, as this documentary will take voices from across the globe, and unite them for a full feature length film.

The Impact of it all:

This film is about a woman who helped South Africa find its path to peace and human rights, but more importantly it's a story of standing up for what is right. Human equality, human freedom, and peace on earth need to be a priority, and Sharon Katz has spent the last 20 years supporting that cause with The Peace Train.

During Apartheid, a country was torn apart through segregation, rascism, and violence. This film will show you the true power of love, peace and human resillience.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

"When Voices Meet" Documentary Fundraising Concert & Trailer Showing - 12-3pm

1384 Patrick Henry Drive Phoenixville PA USA

Price: minimum $55

Come and see for yourself just how far we have come with the historic documentary about The Peace Train that Sharon founded in South Africa 20 years ago. Watch the documentary trailer, listen to the beautiful sounds of South African music and taste scrumptious goodies in a beautiful environment.

Contact JAZZ at to reserve your tickets today! Advance tickets only.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October 5, 2013 8:30-11:00 PM Minas Trio at James Michener Museum in Doylestown

Jazz Night Featuring Minas Trio with Steve Tirpak on Trombone
Saturday, October 5, 2013
8 to 11 pm
Edgar N. Putman Event Pavilion
All reserved and assigned table seating: $40 per member/ $48 per non-member/student $20 with paying adult. Advance tickets only.
purchase tickets online
With over 25 years in the Philadelphia area, Minas features husband and wife team of Orlando Haddad and Patricia King. Drawing from Brazilian traditions of samba and bossa nova as well as American jazz and blues, the music of Minas is artistic, warm and sophisticated. Whether in concert or performing at many high-profile gala events, its reputation and high standards of professionalism has earned Minas the right to be called one of Philadelphia's gems.Minas, who’s performed at Lincoln Center in New York and The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, has also performed at many Philadelphia venues such as The Kimmel, The Academy, The Mann, and The Annenberg. They were featured on PBS “On Canvas”. They’ve received “Best of Philly” more than once and their CD "Bossa Nova Day" was indicated for 3 Grammy Awards in 2010.

8 to 10 pm Hors d’oeuvre reception and galleries: openHearty appetizers and desserts presented by Havana Catering. Refreshments presented by River Horse Brewing Company and Sand Castle Winery.
8:30 – 11 pm Concert with one intermissionTickets:All reserved and assigned table seating: member $40/non-member $48/student $20 with paying adult. Please call 215-340-9800 for student discount tickets.Seats are assigned in order of ticket purchase. Please inform us of seating requests with other patrons at time of ticket purchase and we will do our best to accommodate your requests.
Reception and museum admission are included in ticket price.Advance tickets only. Purchase tickets early as seating is limited. Sponsored by the Friends of Jazz Night

October 5, 2013 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Lenny Seidman's Rhythm Lab Part IV

Lenny Seidman's Rhythm Lab: Part IV

A Workshop for Drummers, Vocalists, Instrumentalists &

Dancers of any Tradition

Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. $20.00

221 Vine Street Old City, Phila Pa 19106

Contact Lenny to sign up at or 215 990 7277.

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.

Part IV will include review of previous sessions. For any questions pertaining to the work, contact: