Wednesday, April 30, 2014

May 4, 2014 7:30 PM Ani Cordero : "Latin American Songs of Love and Protest" at Crossroads Music

Sunday, May 4 at 7:30 pm

Ani Cordero

Recordar: Latin American Songs of Love & Protest

“Downright gorgeous Latin-tinged indie-rock. Sings like an angel crying into her drink. The band can surround and buoy her vocals with exquisite grace.” - Chicago Reader

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

May 4, 2014 1:00-3:00 PM Mount Airy's Outdoor Community Drum Circle


COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE - (Our Fourth Season!)
1st Sunday of every month, May-October 2014, 1:00PM-3:00PM Lovett Library Garden 6945 Germantown Ave Phila Pa

Join experienced drummers Ron Kravitz, Baba Tyrone Davis, Quint Lange & Barry Bell for an afternoon of outdoor drumming. Bring a chair, bring a drum, bring a friend, have some FUN!

This is a family oriented event. Sponsored by Elise Rivers of Community Acupuncture of Mt. Airy (CAMA) and Ron Kravitz of MusicintheMoment. DONATIONS APPRECIATED!

Monday, April 28, 2014

May 3, 2014 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM Hector Rios and Latin Flavor at Isla Verde Cafe

No cover charge before 9:00 PM. After 9-Ladies $5 Men $10 Great food by Chef Alex
Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
Philadelphia Pa

May 3, 2104 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM South Street Headhouse District Spring Festival

South Street Headhouse District kicks off Philly's summer festival season with a totally free, all day, all-ages celebration of the district's best sights, sounds, tastes and sips. This year we've added tons of surprises! Don't miss out!

Festivities will take over South Street between Front and 8th Streets, plus continue onto 2nd Street Plaza between South and Lombard. All activities are free and open to the public. Food and drink are pay-as-you-go. Rain or shine! #SouthStFest


The district will come alive music, entertainment and dancing on 3 stages, 8 street locations and inside select restaurants/bars. Enjoy rock, blues and other great combinations as programmed by Legendary Dobbs, Twisted Tail and Brauhaus Schmitz. Follow the music to stage at 5th/South, 700 block of South and 2nd Street Plaza. Stay tuned for info on acts and street locations.
Bronson Tennis 3:00PM-6:00 PM at 5th and South stage.

Over 20 restaurants and bars will serve up a full compliment of food and drink with cuisines, cocktails and brews from around the world. Enjoy signature dishes and even some off-menu surprises. All food and drink is pay-as-you-go.

Brauhaus Schmitz presents Maifest on the 700 block of South. Add a touch of Germany to your festival experience with indoor and outdoor fun, food and serious steins. For more info, visit (click events).

Over 40 artists, crafters, and retailers of all kinds will fill the street and our Artisan fair to serve your shopping needs. District merchants from South Street, Headhouse, Fabric Row and more will offer day of specials and other promotions.


The Kids Zone will be packed all day with engaging activities for the young and the young at heart. Let your young artists express themselves with hands-on art and craft projects. Also, don't miss the Heroes Zone, recognizing the service of those in law enforcement, fire fighting, and the military.


ART/GAGE is an initiative by Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens’ (PMG) to provide low cost or free arts experiences within local communities. PMG's seventh annual ART/GAGE Festival will take place during Spring Festival -stay tuned for details!

May 3, 2014 8:00 PM Fresh Cut Orchestra CD Release Concert at The Painted Bride Art Center

Saturday, May 3 | 8pm
“From the Vine”
Fresh Cut Orchestra CD Release Concert
$25 – includes CD
The Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
Philadelphia Pa
Jason Fraticelli, bass | Josh Lawrence, trumpet | Anwar Marshall, drums |Brent White, Trombone | Michael Cemprola and Mark Allen, Saxophone | Brian Marsella, Piano |Matt Davis, Guitar | Tim Conley, Guitar and Laptio | Francois Zayas, Percussion
Join the Fresh Cut Orchestra for a concert celebrating the release of their debut CD “From the Vine” complete with pieces commissioned for and performed at the Bride in a sold-out concert back in 2012. The CD, consisting of all original works, includes The Mothers’ Suite (6 movements) (Jason Fraticelli), Uptown Romance (Josh Lawrence), and Sanguine (Anwar Marshall).

Fresh Cut’s core dynamic trio– Josh, Jason, and Anwar–continues to make major inroads within Philadelphia’s music scene and beyond, including a current residency at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts. Since summer 2013, Fresh Cut has hosted the Bride’s monthly Sunday Jazz series, spreading good vibes and sharing the stage with talented guest musicians for an afternoon of positive creativity and music. Be there on May 3rd when all of this group’s hard work comes full circle!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

May 3, 2014 12:00-2:00 PM Magdaliz and her Latin Ensemble Crisol at Whole Foods Market in Devon

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 @ 12:00pm-2:00pm
Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol
performing for “TacoFest Cinco De Mayo Celebration"
Whole Foods Market Devon
821 Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA 19087,

Event Details:
TACOFEST: May 3rd, 2014, ALL DAY (8:00 am-9:00 pm)
Free chips and salsa ALL DAY at our Taqueria
2 for $5 Tacos
Sangria kits to taste and purchase
Made-in-House Guacamole to sample on the floor
Kids craft activities
LIVE, authentic band from 12-2 pm
FREE TACOS for a month giveaway

Saturday, April 26, 2014

April 30, 2014 9:00 PM to Midnight Cultureal at Isla Verde Cafe

Cultureal performs for the first time at our new spot: Isla Verde Cafe!!! They have a great vibe as well as highly desirable food so be early or on time to enjoy dinner before the kitchen closes around 10 pm. There is plenty of room to dance and also plenty of chill space. Picture a slightly bigger, slightly more well lit, cleaner version of Silk City with dope Puerto Rican food and great pizza. That's Isla Verde.
Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
Philadelphia Pa
COME SUPPORT LOCAL REGGAE!!! We need your there to make sure this new venue wants reggae every week!!!

Friday, April 25, 2014

April 29, 2014 6:00PM Free at The Kimmel: Works in Progress with Josh Lawrence

Free at the Kimmel
Jazz Residency Artist
Josh Lawrence
Works in Progress
FREE tickets required
SEI Innovation Studio

Tuesday, April 29 6pmbuy tickets!

THIS EVENT IS FREE! Advanced tickets required. Use the buy button above.

Join our Jazz Residency artists for the opportunity to experience a work in progress! After months of workshops and preparation, each artist will present an intimate session, showcasing their unfinished collaborative projects in SEI Innovation Studio. Through these works in progress, audiences will have an opportunity to experience the reality and rawness of the creative process.

Collaborating Artists: Josh Lawrence and the Fresh Cut Orchestra with Jason Fraticelli (Composer and bass), Anwar Marshall (Composer and drums), and Tim Conley (Composer, Guitar, Laptop)

About the Project: We are composing an extended work Yin & Yang of Life (working title) for the Fresh Cut Orchestra fusing traditional acoustic and modern electronic music.
About Josh Lawrence: Josh Lawrence is a jazz trumpeter, composer and bandleader living in Philadelphia where he is on faculty at the University of the Arts and Drexel University. In early 2013, Lawrence was invited as an artist-in-residence to the Kimmel Center's Creative Music Program and debuted a new work for big band at the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. Lawrence is currently composing music for the documentary Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere and continues to perform in Philadelphia and New York City

Monday, April 21, 2014

April 25, 2014 7:30-10:30 PM An Evening of Jazz Highlighting Latin and Caribbean Rhythms at LaRose Jazz Club

April 25, 2014 7:00-10:00 PM Tertulia: "The Indigenous Cofan Tribe: A Story of Cultural Survival in Colombia's Amazon" at Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas

Join us for our April Tertulia! Únase con nosotros para nuestra Tertulia de abril!

Our April Tertulia will focus on the cultural and social challenges faced by Colombia's Cofán Tribe. The facilitator, Ms. Claudia Ceballos, a respected scholar, researcher and advocate of the indigenous community,will present the history, the culture and contributions of the Cofán people.

When: April 25th, 2014 ~ 7:00-9:00 PM
Where: Raices Culturales Latinoamericnas
1417 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia PA
Donation: $10. adults; $5. students
Special Thanks To Our Tertulia Sponsors
City Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez
& Tomás Sánchez

Saturday, April 19, 2014

April 25-27, 2014 Filadelfia Latin American Film Festival

The Filadelfia Latin American Film Festival will showcase the extraordinary and innovative work of Latin American and Latino filmmakers. This is the first Annual Film Festival in the region to focus exclusively on the exhibition of Latin American and Latino film and media artists.
Friday, April 25

VIP Reception

6.30 p.m. | UArts | VIP Only

Selected Shorts
Maria Candelaria/Xochimilco

7.30 p.m. | UArts | Tickets

Opening Festival Party

9.30 p.m. | UArts | Free

Saturday, April 26

Tire Dié /Toss Me a Dime
Forbidden Lovers Meant To Be

11.00 a.m. | IHP | Tickets

La Camioneta

12:30 p.m. | IHP | Tickets

Cesar's Last Fast

2.30 p.m. | IHP | Tickets


4.00 p.m. | IHP | Free

Pelo Malo/Bad Hair

4.45 p.m. | IHP | Tickets

Producers Forum

5.30 p.m. | Chima | Free

Introductions & Selected Shorts
Matar a un Hombre/To Kill a Man

7.30 p.m. | Kimmel | Tickets


9.30 p.m. | Location TBA | Cash Bar

Sunday, April 27, 2014


10.30 a.m. | UArts | Tickets

The Devil’s Music

12.30 p.m. | UArts | Tickets

Selected Documentary
Yo, Indocumentada/Undocumented

2.00 p.m. | UArts | Tickets

The House that Jack Built

5.00 p.m. | UArts | Tickets

LOLA Awards Presentation
Aqui y Alla Crossing Borders

6.45 p.m. | UArts | Tickets

Las Analfabetas/Illiterate

8.00 p.m. | UArts | Tickets

Closing Party

9.30 p.m. | Location TBA | VIP Only

Sunday, April 13, 2014

April 19, 2014 1:00 - 7:00 PM Third Annual Center City Jazz Festival

Center City Jazz Fest 2014
Fergie’s Pub
1:00-2:00: Rhenda Fearrington
2:30-3:30: Mike Kennedy
4:00-5:00: Thumbscrew ft. Tomas Fujiwara, Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek
5:30-6:30: John Raymond & The Roots Trio w/ Gilad Hekselman, Eric Doob

Milkboy- Philadelphia
1:15-2:15: Peter Gaudioso
2:45-3:45: Giovana Robinson
4:15-5:15: Justin Faulkner
5:45-6:45: Steve Coleman and Five Elements

Chris’ Jazz Cafe
1:30-2:30: Kimmel Center’s Creative Music Program
3:00-4:00: Tivon Pennicott
4:30-5:30: Joanna Pascale
6:00-7:00: Tim Warfield Jr. Quartet

TIME Restaurant
1:45-2:45: Charles Washington
3:15-4:15: Miss Ida Blue ft. members of the Boardwalk Empire Orchestra,
Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
4:45-5:45: Stacy Dillard
6:15-7:15: Trio Up ft. Rick Tate, Nimrod Speaks & Ronnie Burrage

Only $15. for all-access pass here

Friday, April 11, 2014

April 17, 2014 8:00 PM Los Amigos Invisibles at World Cafe Live PHL

Los Amigos Invisibles

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia

$20.00 - $22.00 plus fees

Buy Tickets
Since their first album in 1995, Los Amigos Invisibles have developed a sound based on the “gozadera” – an irresistible fusion of Latin rhythms with fiery funk and lounge music. The band got their first break when David Byrne (Talking Heads) discovered one of their albums by chance in a Manhattan record shop. He immediately called the band up in their native Venezuela and soon after, signed them to his label: Luaka Bop. Byrne opened doors for the band across the globe and Los Amigos Invisibles soon became an international touring machine.

Los Amigos Invisibles moved to New York City from their hometown of Caracas in 2001 and entrenched themselves in the local scene. With their electrifying live show, the group began building a considerable fan-base across the U.S. collaborating with artists such as Louie Vega (Masters At Work), Dimitri From Paris, Natalia Lafourcade, Cachorro López and Jorge Gonzalez, among others. Los Amigos Invisibles were able to establish themselves in the international dance music scene and expand their sound, while raking in Grammy nominations year after year and performing all over the globe as well as on television shows like The Jimmy Kimmel Show.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

April 11, 2014 8:30 PM Rosa Diaz and Gina Chavez at A Seed on Diamond Gallery

Friday, April 11th, 2014
A Seed on Diamond Gallery
124 Diamond Street
8PM Doors / 8:30PM Show
ALL AGES – Includes Exhibit
From AfroTaino Productions:
"Plucking her custom-built charango, Latina folk-rocker Gina Chavez is heralded as the Joni Mitchell of Latin music. Her newest album, “Up.Rooted” - produced by Michael Ramos (Ry Cooder, John Mellencamp, Charanga Cakewalk), and featuring guest appearances by Grupo Fantasma, among others - debuted at #2 on Amazon’s new music charts upon release in February 2014. Gina Chavez delivers a very soulful, sincere vibe in her live performances, easily sweeping into international musical waters with touches of bossa nova, cumbia, arabic, and even big ballad melodies. Rosa Diaz's music could be classified as indie or alternative, but the truth of her style resists labels. Featuring elements of campfire love ballads, shoegaze pop, and folkloric latin genres, her style allows her unique vocals to range from soaring harmonies reminiscent of soothing church hymns to hypnotic siren wails. With insider comparisons to folk-rock pioneers such as The Cocteau Twins & Aimee Mann, Rosa Diaz is poised to explode in the global folk music arena. Both of these phenomenal acts are cherished by National Public Radio (NPR), and are guaranteed to win over your hearts as well. Luckily we’re giving you two chances to be musically wooed, in New York City and Philadelphia. Don't fight the feeling!"

Sunday, April 6, 2014

April 10, 2014 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM West Philadelphia Orchestra with Bronson Tennis' De Tierra Caliente at Underground Arts

!!! Balkan Dance Party !!!
WPO + special guests "De Tierra Caliente"
De Tierra Caliente opens at 10pm
(come early for tasty food & drink!)
$10 / 21+
Underground Arts
1200 Callowhill St.
Philadelphia PA
After 4 years touring in Argentina, Brazil and Colombia as bassist in several Latin bands, Bronson Tennis returned to Philadelphia to form his own band. De Tierra Caliente: a fusion of Brazilian, Caribbean and American rhythms with catchy melodies and unaffected lyrics. While traveling and learning the languages of Caribbean and Brazilian musicians, Bronson began to mix his American roots with Afro-Latino rhythms to inspire an undeniably fun North/South American dance party.

De Tierra Caliente bridges Philadelphia's "boricua" (Puerto Rican) and "gringo" communities, as Bronson is joined by Puerto Rican percussionist and Philly Salsa icon, Edwin "Papo Buda" Rosado, who for decades has performed with local groups such as the Latin Playboys and Saboricua and has appeared with the world-renowned Gran Combo de Puerto Rico. Papo and his red-headed gringo apprentice Tim Leslie are an unlikely duo of bearded percussionists, laying down powerful Latin grooves that make it impossible to stay in your seat.

De Tierra Caliente, which means "from hot land," delivers the sabor, spice and alegría of warm-weather Latin American countries to audiences in the northeastern US, where formidable winters and nose-to-the-grindstone work ethic sometimes overshadow simple pleasures like sharing a meal with friends or going out dancing. At a De Tierra Caliente show, you can't help but warm up as intoxicating songs in Spanish, English and Portuguese sing out the bright colors and familial heat of a South American kitchen.

April 10, 2014 7:30-9:00 PM New Session of African Drumming Classes with Quint Lange Begins

African Drumming Classes with Quint Lange

6 class session – April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15 @ $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.

If you'll need a djembe to play during class, please include that in your reply.

Some will be available, as well as for purchase.

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

Saturday, April 5, 2014

April 9, 2014 6:00 PM Jazz at The Kimmel Residency Program with Bobby Zankel

We are thrilled to present a comprehensive, season-long Jazz Residency program that puts the spotlight on three local artists who will bring cutting-edge performances and workshops to SEI Innovation Studio. Selected by an incredible panel of Jazz experts from across the country, the artists will explore the jazz tradition with a fresh new approach that features new music, incorporates elements drawn from other musical genres including Afro-Cuban, Bata rhythms of the Yoruba, and Hip-Hop.

Admission is FREE, tickets required.

PUBLIC WORKSHOPS: Be a part of the creative process! Join our Jazz Residency artists for an interactive public workshop designed to incorporate YOUR creativity and input as each project, selected by an incredible panel of jazz experts from across the nation, continues to expand and develop from their original concepts to complete new works.
Bobby Zankel
Wed, Apr 9 | 6pm
SEI Innovation Studio

Collaborating Artists: Bobby Zankel (Alto Saxophone), Raphael Xavier (Choreography), and Francois Zayas (Percussion)

About the Project: This residency is a great opportunity for us to explore the constant, fundamental elements of African American culture that transcend discipline, time period, style, and place of origin. We will examine and explore the notion that there are common spiritual and aesthetic principles and artistic devices and techniques that are utilized in parallel ways in music, dance, literature, and visual arts.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2014 6:30-8:00 PM Afro-Brazilian Percussion with Dendê Macedo at ASCAB Philadelphia

About The Workshop
Learn to play Afro-Brazilian perucssion 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, improvisations and soloing.

When: Every Tuesday from April 8, 2014 - 29, 2014 6:30pm-8pm
Where: Philadelphia Capoeira Arts Center
1213 Race Street, Ground Floor, Philadelphia PA 19107
215.601.9117 | 215.317.1392
$25. per class, or $80. in advance for 4 classes
About Dendê

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

April 7, 2014 7:00-9:00 PM "Beats, Brews, and Banter" Monthly Philly Drum Project Meeting with Jim Hamilton

Our FREE monthly series continues with in April with a very special guest and Philadelphia drumming community mainstay, Jim Hamilton presenting "The Phonetics Of Rhythm."
Where: RBar
2222 Walnut St.(corner of 23rd and Walnut Sts.)
Philadelphia PA
Philly Drum Project is a Percussive Collective dedicated to helping drummers in the city city share gear, lessons, and beats, and making drumming more accessible to all Philadelphians. Membership is free and open to all drummers and percussionists, and lovers of drums and percussion.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April 6, 2014 7:30 PM (Children's Program at 6:00 PM) Les Frères Guissé from Senegal at Crossroads Concerts

Sunday, April 6 at 7:30 pm (free children's program at 6:00)
801 South 48th Street (in Calvary Church), West Philadelphia
Tickets $10 - $30
Les Frères Guissé

Toucouleur folk music from Northern Senegal

“For Les Frères Guissé, there was no issue that could not be overcome, with sweet harmonies, acoustic guitars, and a faith that music and hope go hand in hand.” - Austin Chronicle

Video, tickets, and more information at

Djiby, Cheik and Aliou Guissé originate from Fouta Tooro, a northern region of Senegal that is also the birthplace of the singer and guitarist Baaba Maal. Based on different rhythms of the Toucouleur people (such as the Yela, whose weak first and stressed third beat said to be the ultimate ancestor of reggae) the Guissé brothers music is universal, for all ages and races.
his music is beautiful, sensitive, and well rooted in the traditions of West Africa. Djiby’s and Cheikh’s poetic lyrics, close harmony singing, and melodic acoustic guitars are joined by Aliou’s gentle percussion and harmonica notes drifting in the wind. This trio of musical brothers comes from the Fouta region of northern Senegal. They sing in several Senegalese languages, especially Pular (Peulh), their mother tongue, which is spoken in numerous countries in the Sahel region of West Africa.

The three brothers began performing in the early 1980s, when they were still at school and Djiby joined the group Jiw Bagne (Seed of Refusal) as a singer. This group, consisting mostly of high school students, stood out for its highly-committed lyrics against the existing power structure.

Two years later, these students became the group Jamm (Peace). Cheikh joined as a back-up singer and Aliou a percussionist. They began playing in clubs, deepened their musical learning, experimented with various styles, and became part of several other groups. In 1991, Diby and Cheikh decided to launch their own group, which Alioune joined two years later and by the late 90s they had become one of Dakar’s most popular groups. They began touring and recording internationally in the early 2000s and have now performed in Africa, Europe, and America.
Click here for a video clip from their Paris concert.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April 6, 2014 2:00-5:00 PM Magdaliz Roura and her Latin Ensemble Crisol at Fairmount Arts Crawl

Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol performing at
Fairmount Arts Crawl 2014 for
TONY ROCCO & his Shutterbugs Photograph Exhibition

When: Sunday, April 6th, 2014
Where: The London Grill
2301 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm

Music, Food and Drinks.

April 5, 12, 19, 26, 2014 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Intergenerational Drum and Dance Project with Jeannine Osayande at Swarthmore College