Tuesday, September 30, 2014

October 5, 2014 7:00 PM Zakir Hussain at The Annenberg Center

Annenberg Center Live
This classical tabla superstar delivers a vibrant and engaging performance combining expert technique and witty improvisation. Hussain is a favorite accompanist for classical musicians around the world, and has recorded with the likes of Yo-Yo Ma, George Harrison and Jon McLaughlin. Joined in this performance by Jayanthi Kumaresh on veena and R. Kumaresh on Carnatic violin, Hussain is “a fearsome technician but also a whimsical inventor, devoted to exuberant play” (New York Times).
3680 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tickets $30 - $75

October 5, 2014 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM Onehunted Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month at The Barnes Foundation

From "Keeping you In the Loop", AfroTaino Productions' newsletter:

"You're invited to join us for a special "Onehunted" Day Party in partnership with The Barnes Foundation celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Hosted by Philly's own Ethel Cee, the Onehunted Day Party will celebrate the changing of the season and offer an opportunity to learn about Latin music styles, deftly executed by the groovy sounds of Luke Carlos O'Reilly & Sofrito. Guests also get to shimmy & shake to the Afro-Latin sounds of DJ Rahsaan (AfroTaino Productions).

Onehunted sets out to bridge the gap between smart consumers and ethically-sourced products. By curating digital and physical experiences, their mission is to help good people and good brands connect to create a healthier, happier, more happening planet. Let’s get happy, everyone."


1–2 pm Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas
The Johnny Cruz Latin Jazz Ensemble provides a history of Puerto Rican folk music, preserving the sound of Afro-Cuban and tropical rhythms which originated from the neighborhood known as "El Barrio de Oro.”

2:10–2:40 pm Gilberto González talk
Gilberto González is the senior graphic designer at the Community College of Philadelphia, and an author, painter, filmmaker, and community activist. A native of Philadelphia’s Spring Garden neighborhood, González’s fictional memoirs Three Rings and Three Rings 2 capture the flavor of growing up in the ’hood through interpersonal relationships and powerfully painted urban landscapes. An accomplished artist, González works to change the face of art in North Philadelphia through non-traditional events like Noches de Art en el Barrio and Girard Nights. His documentaries, such as Cuentos, preserve the rich history of Puerto Ricans in Spring Garden while exploring the impact of gentrification in this community. González has received a number of acknowledgements for his art and activism, including Concilio’s 2013 Community Activist of the Year, and recognition as one of 2013’s 50 Most Influential Latinos in the Delaware Valley.

2:40–3:10 pm book signing
With Gilberto Gonzalez and Loraine Ballard Morrill, news and community affairs director of WDAS

2:40–3 pm John Dewey’s influence on Dr. Barnes
This talk provides insight into philosopher John Dewey’s influence on Dr. Barnes’s experiment in education. Led by a Barnes docent.

3–5:30 pm community party on the terrace
Join the party on the terrace as we celebrate the changing of the season and soak in the sounds of Latin jazz by Luke Carlos O'Reilly and Sofrito, and move to the beats of DJ Rahsaan spinning world/Latin/Afro-house beats. The party is hosted by Philly’s own Kamilah "Ethel Cee" Clarke. In partnership with Onehunted.

3:30–4:30 pm Nicole Eisenman in Conversation
Artist Nicole Eisenman discusses her work’s art historical references and influences, including artists in the Barnes collection. Eisenman is joined by ICA curator Kate Kraczon and Martha Lucy, assistant professor of Art History at Drexel University.

Free tickets can be obtained on-site at the Barnes Foundation beginning at 9 am. Advance reservations are not available for Free First Sundays.

This offer is limited to tickets for two adults and two children per transaction. Tickets are limited and available on a first come-first served basis.

Tickets include access to the Collection gallery, special exhibition and any programming taking place that day.

The Barnes Foundation and PECO look forward to welcoming you to Free First Sundays!

Sunday October 5, 2014
Onehunted Day Party @ The Barnes Foundation (West Terrace)
PECO Free First Sundays
Music starts at 3PM
The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

Monday, September 29, 2014

October 4, 2014 9:00 PM Papo Buda Y Su Salsa Dura at Isla Verde Cafe

October 4, 2014 8:00 PM Chucho Valdés at The Annenberg Center

“A pianist of imperial command, possessed of a dazzling, deceptively casual virtuosity,” (New York Times) multi-Grammy® winner Chucho Valdés is Cuba’s charismatic ambassador to the world. The son of prodigious pianist Bebo Valdés, Chucho Valdés’ career spans over five decades and 80 CD’s. Don't miss this solo piano performance by “the dean of Latin jazz” (New York Times)!

The Annenberg Center
3680 Walnut St.
Philadelphia PA
Tickets $20-$55.

October 3, 2014 6:00-9:00 PM Flamenco Fiesta at The Barnes Foundation First Friday

AfroTaino Productions presents De Luna a Lunares
Feel the passion from Spain with Philadelphia's own De Luna a Lunares flamenco ensemble. Led by renowned Philadelphia-based flamenco artist/teacher Monica Herrera and esteemed flamenco guitarist Cristian Puig, the evening is set to inspire with the sounds, rhythms, and energy of Spain! Plus a talk and demonstration on the benefit of dance as an education tool, led by Jennifer Nadler, K-12 and educator programs manager.

6–9 pm The Collector screenings
6–7 pm De Luna a Lunares
7–7:20 pm dance as an educational tool
7:30–8:30 pm De Luna a Lunares

October 3, 2014
6–9 pm
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
$25; members free
Collection admission included.

Book general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

October 3, 2014 9:00 PM Jarabe De Palo and Herostreet in Concert at District N9NE

October 3 and 4, 2014 7:30 - 11:30 PM Christian McBride Big Band/Trio at The Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts

The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts
736 S Broad and Fitzwater Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19146
2 sets each night: Tickets $30. per set, or $55. for 2 nights
The Christian McBride Big Band Friday , October 3rd 7:30-9:00 and 10:00-11:30 PM
The Christian McBride Trio Saturday , October4th 7:30-9:00 and 10:00-11:30 PM

Sunday, September 28, 2014

October 2, 2014 7:00 PM Samba Dance Classes in Bloomfield, NJ with Angelica Cassimiro

Spread the word! Brazilian Samba class with Angelica Cassimiro coming your way! Every Thursday at 7pm @ ABCCNJ 554 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield NJ -Open level class everyone is welcomed. $15 cash only. VAMOS SAMBAR .inbox for more details. #SAMBADANCENJ #AcassDanceWorks #sambalife #braziliandance

October 2, 2014 9:00 PM to Midnight Grand Finale of Summer Thursdays at Manny Brown's with De Tierra Caliente

The fall sun is finally setting on our residency at Manny Brown's. It's been a great run playing every Thursday on South Street since June, but now we're hanging it up 'til next summer. Come celebrate the close of Summer Thursdays in De Tierra Caliente fashion, with friends, drinks, drums, dancing, sabor, food, melody and an array of invited performers.
Thursday, 9-12 - No cover.
Manny Brown's, 512 South Street

Saturday, September 27, 2014

October 3, 2015 8:00 PM Edmar Castaneda Trio with Andrea Tierra at The Painted Bride Art Center

Colombian-born jazz harpist Edmar Castaneda has developed a reputation among critics as a virtuoso, known for playing lead, rhythm, and bass with just one instrument and his two hands.

“His music draws on the traditional joropo music of the grasslands he absorbed early, as well as tango, Brazilian and flamenco guitar, West African kora and virtuoso jazz pianists like Art Tatum. That’s a fascinating mix, but his technique is the real astonishment. Castañeda juggles lead, rhythm and bass lines, using a variety of hard and soft string attacks to keep those voices distinct — all without giving up the groove.” – NPR Music
On October 3rd, Castaneda plays the Bride for the first time.

Castaneda’s journey has humble, inspiring beginnings. The son of a musician, Castaneda grew up embracing the noble folkloric traditions of his native Colombia. The joropo dance classes he attended with his sister were a masterclass in movement, accompanied by the harp. In the mid-1990s, he moved to New York and studied jazz trumpet, before returning to the harp. Today, on stages all over the world, the harpist crafts almost unbelievable feats of cross- rhythms, layered with chordal nuances to rival even the most celebrated flamenco guitarists, and an incredible blend of musical influences.

In addition to his acclaimed performing career as an instrumentalist, which has included features at D’Rivera’s Carnegie Hall tribute, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Tanglewood Jazz Festival, the 10th annual World Harp Congress, he has also played with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, John Scofield, Marcos Miller, John Patitucci, Chico O’Farrill ‘s Afro-Cuban Jazz Big Band and Edmar Castaneda has gained recognition as a composer.

The Edmar Castaneda Trio is Edmar Castaneda (harp), Sholomi Cohen (saxophone), Dave Silliman (drums), and special guest Andrea Tierra (vocals).

Friday, September 26, 2014

October 1, 2014 12:00 PM GriotWorks' Griot Sway Youth Music Video Online Release

Griot Sway is a hot new rap by kids that celebrates African American heritage and culture. The contributions go towards the costs of of the music video and the video release party.
Why A Rap, by kids?

1) We think it's important to bridge gaps between the old and the new. Celebrating oral traditions through rap is a perfect formula.

2)Because kids want to rap words that make them proud of their heritage

3) Because parents don't want their kids repeating the raps on the radio

4)Because kids and parents should be able to rap together, nod their heads together and dance together while celebrating African American culture.

Join the community of sponsors by BUYING the song through our campaign and contributing to the project.

The music video will be released online Wednesday, October 1st at 12:00pm!

Contribute here:http://igg.me/at/GriotSway/x/8550007

Thursday, September 25, 2014

October 1, 2014 through May 13, 2015 Jazz Bridge Concert Schedule Announced!

Please, pay special attention to our Concert on February 11, 2015, as it will serve as a Tribute to the Legendary Violinist, John Blake, that the World recently lost.
This Concert will bring together former bandmates playing John's music, such as Gerald Veasley, Leon Jordan, Sr. and Luke Carlos O'Reilly . His former students-violinists, Benjamin Sutin and Nathan Kamal will travel from New York and perform an original song, written by Benjamin, in Memory of John, as well as other songs.
Miriam Suzzette Ortiz will direct a Youth Choir to perform an acapella piece: "Nobody Knows." And another vocal score.
Our Other Hosts are as follows...
Dave Posmontier is at the Cheltenham Art Center ~ 1st Wed.
Denise Montana is at The New Leaf Club on the Main Line ~ 3rd Thurs.
Suzanne Cloud is at the Collingswood Community Center, NJ ~ 1st Thurs.
Edgardo A Cintron is at the Willingboro Public Library, NJ ~ 3rd Thurs.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

September 28, 2014 8:00 PM SAMBADÁ at World Cafe Live PHL

Dubbed the West Coast’s hottest Brazilian band by promoters, journalists and fans, SambaDá musically unites the Americas. Based in the rich musical traditions of Brazil, SambaDá also references salsa and cumbia, and blends them playfully with funk and reggae beats. Brazilian natives Papiba Godinho and Dandha da Hora bring profound knowledge and respect for Brazilian music, and together with the entire band, they present a unique musical sound with a universal appeal.
SambaDá was formed in 1998 in Santa Cruz, California, by capoeira master Papiba Godinho, saxophonist Anne Stafford, and drummer Gary Kehoe and has gone on to conquer clubs and festivals across the country with its explosive Carnival-like performances. The band is known for its high-energy percussion, danceable grooves and visually dynamic show.
When singer and dancer Dandha da Hora arrived in Santa Cruz from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil and joined SambaDá in 2005, she brought the power of her Afro-Brazilian cultural heritage to the band. Dandha has been a performing member of the renowned group Ilê Aiyê of Brazil since she was 6 years old. Ilê Aiyê is one of the most beloved and important Afro Blocos from Bahia, Brazil. It is known all over the world for its music and dance performance and its social activism, fighting racism and promoting education, culture and tradition. Honoring Ilê Aiyê’s legacy as well as their own commitment to a more just world, SambaDá works and plays for social justice, peace and the respect of all cultures and peoples.
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia Pa
Tickets $10-$12. plus fees

September 28, 2014 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM 2nd Annual Boricua Fest at Fairhill Square Park

Fairhill Square Park
American St. and Lehigh Ave.
Philadelphia Pa

Monday, September 22, 2014

September 27, 2014 6:00 PM 40th Street Summer Series Concert with Man Man

Based in Philadelphia, PA, Man Man is an experimental indie band that incorporates Eastern European and circus-esque styles in their music, creating a unique sound. The band consists of Honus Honus (lead vocals, piano, percussion), Pow Pow (drums, auxiliary percussion), Critter Crat (aka Cougar) (guitar, trumpet, bass, marimba, vocals), Organ Freeman (synth, organ, accordion, vocals), and Chang Wang (alto sax, bari sax, vibraphone, melodica, flute, percussion, vocals).
40th Street Summer Series of Free Concerts
At the Green Space behind the Walnut West Free Library
40th St. and Walnut St.
Philadelphia Pa

Bring folding chairs or blankets to sit on.

September 27, 2014 8:00 PM Rebellum ( A Project of Burnt Sugar Arkestra) at The Painted Bride Art Center

Burnt Sugar Arkestra's Rebellum project started as an exercise in “radical conformity,” says conductor and guitarist, Greg Tate. The Harlem-based band challenged themselves to pack their sprawling sound into more traditional, radio-friendly tunes. What emerged was The Darknuss, a 20-track debut LP packed with what they’re calling “snarky protest songs, wry race music and roman­tic warrior anthems.” The name ‘Rebellum’ came after, a necessary rebrand for the band’s segue into original music.

Burnt Sugar fans needn’t worry—Rebellum is no less spontaneous or theatrical because of its creative constraints. In fact, Tate says the Rebellum show has produced a different kind of drama–a surprising new level of showmanship.

a project by Burnt Sugar Arkestra

September 27 | 8pm
Members-Only post-show reception following the concert
$25 Advance $30 Day of
Members: $17.50/$21


September 27, 2014 7:00-9:30 PM Underground at Ron's #57 with The One Night Stand Improvisational Music Collective


A House Concert & More!

Supporting the Performimg Arts since 1998

September 27, 2014


The One Night Stand Improvisational Music Collective
Chrissy Gallagher – Harp, Vocals

Frances Miller – Violin, Vocals

Lesley Tao Mowat – Tabla, Percussion, Guitar, Vocals

Ron Kravitz – Hang, Shruti, Percussion,Vocals

Quint Lange – Percussion, Vocals

(Lighting & stage design by Ross & Rorie Goldberg)

1012 E Southampton Ave

Wyndmoor, Pa 19038 (Glenside with a GPS)
Concert Time … 8:00 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.

Community Drum Circle & Potluck

7:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M.

Donation of $20.00 welcomed at the door!

Reserve now at:

215 233 0777 or ron@musicinthemoment.com

24 hr. notice is appreciated for cancellation.

Underground at Ron’s is a private house concert event that generally happens five times a year, Sept. through May, on a Saturday evening & is by invitation only. Your friends and family are welcome!

September 27, 2014 8:00 PM Calle 13 at The Merriam Theater

Merriam Theater
Saturday, September 27 8pm buy tickets!
'God help you if you have not heard of Calle 13.' —New York Daily News

Calle 13 is literally changing the discourse about Latin America—artistically, politically, and socially. Half-brothers Residente (René Pérez Joglar) and Visitante (Eduardo Cabra Martínez) are internationally adored for their uncompromising artistry and unbridled honesty. Winners of a record-breaking 19 Latin Grammys and 2 Grammys, Calle 13 continues to evolve, pushing the creative envelope while staying true to their fiercely loyal fan base. Don't miss their hotly anticipated Philly debut!
In association with AfroTaino Productions


September 27, 2014 6:00-9:00 PM Meet & Greet with Melissa Mark-Viverito/Movie Screening: El Antillano

In the year of Julia de Burgos’ Centennial Celebration, the commemorative month of Grito de Lares, and on the eve of Philadelphia’s Puerto Rican Parade and related celebrations, we would like to take this opportunity to celebrate Puerto Rican Women. Taller Puertorriqueño & The National Boricua Human Rights Network would like to honor the first Puerto Rican and Latina to hold a citywide-elected position in New York City.

Meet & Greet with Melissa Mark-Viverito
September 27th, 2014, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2721 N. 5th St.

Taller Puertorriqueño & The National Boricua Human Rights Network present:
A fundraiser and meet & greet with New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to support The National Boricua Human Rights Network and Taller Puertorriqueño's construction of the new El Corazón Cultural Center. Featuring a screening of El Antillano & live music by Jíbaro con Tumbao. You will also meet El Antillano director & producer, Tito Román Rivera.
VIP Reception $50 (includes movie admission).

Movie Screening: El Antillano
September 27th, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2557 N. 5th St.

The documentary, El Antillano, directed and produced by Tito Román Rivera, explores the life of Puerto Rican historian, revolutionary leader, physician, abolitionist, poet and humanist, Ramón Emeterio Betances in an investigative film project that took three years to complete. In Spanish with English subtitles. Featuring live music by Jíbaro con Tumbao. You will also meet El Antillano director & producer, Tito Román Rivera.
Movie admission only $10.

About Jíbaro con Tumbao:
Jíbaro con Tumbao is a musical ensemble founded by Miguel Orlando with the purpose of keeping the roots of Caribbean music alive and present. The group’s repertoire consists of its danceable beats, but with a profound cultural grounding in original traditions and folklore. They practice son, Puerto Rican “jíbaro” music, new songs, merengue and other tropical rhythms. Their instrumentation includes percussion and trumpets as well as the traditional Puerto Rican “cuatro”. Their intent is to educate, in addition to entertaining.

September 27, 2014 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM ¡Vive tu vida! / Get Up! Get Moving! with Live Music by Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol

This FREE family health and fitness event provides a full day of exciting activities for the whole community to promote healthy living in a fun way. The event includes free live entertainment, fitness and dance performances, raffle prizes, healthy snacks, pony rides, sports clinics, and much more!
- Live music and Performances: Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol, Ballet Folklorico Yaretzi, and Suspiro Flamenco
Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol set time: 11:40-12:30 PM.
Visit La Comunidad Hispana's website for updates on event details. Register by September 12 to enter a chance to win pre-registration raffle prizes like YMCA membership, restaurant gift cards, fitness gear, and much more!

Show Map
Anson B Nixon Park
100 Waterworks Drive, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 19348

Sunday, September 21, 2014

September 26 and 27, 2014 7:30 PM and 10:00 PM Gerald Veasley and Band at Warmdaddy's

The Gerald Veasley Band returns to Philadelphia's finest live music venue, Warmdaddy's, for a very special two night run on September 26th & September 27th. Each night will feature two sets beginning at 7:30pm & 10:00pm
More information and reservations -- http://goo.gl/E67Wbt

Fri. September 26th & Sat. September 27th

@ Warmdaddy's
1400 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA

7:30pm & 10:00pm

Saturday, September 20, 2014

September 26, 2014 11:00 PM - 1:00 AM Leana Song at The Fire

The Fire
412 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123

Invited by Shawn Hennessey
11pm 11pm 11pm
Big Leana Song Party at a Classic Venue!

Tickets: 8
All Ages

Full Details: http://www.reverbnation.com/show/14212196

September 26, 2014 7:00-9:00 PM Tertulia: In Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month/ A Celebration of Art and Music

Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas will hold a special Tertulia in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month that will include a traditional Latin food potluck and a series of performances by local musicians and dancers from Latin America. Performers will include: Gerardo Razumney a celebrated Tango instructor, the Johnny Cruz Latin Jazz Ensemble, and Cenzontle Cuicatl, an Aztec dance group, among many others.
¡Que Viva La Herencia Latina! 2nd Annual Musical & Culinary Arts Explosion is Raíces’ second annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration and we invite members of the community to attend and bring their instrument, dancing shoes, folkloric costume, or favorite dish. All are welcome to perform their favorite song or dance during Open Mic.

COST: $10 General Admission
$5 Student Admission
Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas
1417 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia PA

September, 25, 2014 7:30 PM Ryan Tennis CD Release Party at The Clubhouse

I'm so proud to announce the release of my new album, "Silver Sun." The Clubhouse is where I've made my musical home, so I can't think of any better place to celebrate it's release.

Opening the night will be our good friend, Mieka Pauley. De Tierra Caliente will get the after-show jumpin, like they always do!

Entrance will be $20 and INCLUDES A COPY OF "SILVER SUN" (and drinks and snacks of course).
The Clubhouse
1125 S. 13thl Street
Philadelphia PA

Thursday, September 18, 2014

September 24, 2014 8:30-10:30 PM Ensemble Novo at Spruce Street Harbor Park

Ensemble Novo is a Philadelphia-based six piece band inspired by the music of Brazil. The group creates a warm, spacious, perfect-for-chilling sound.
SPRUCE STREET HARBOR PARK (Columbus Blvd & Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106):

Before it gets chilly, join us at Spruce Street Harbor Park (Penn’s Landing) for luxe chill music and great beer!
We perform at the following dates/times:
Sunday 9/14: 5-7 PM
Thursday 9/18: 7:30-9:30 PM
Wednesday: 9/24: 8:30-10:30 PM

September 24, 2014 8:00 PM PhillyBloco Dance Party Concert at International House

Live Concert:
Wednesday 9/24
8:00 pm
$15 General Public
$12 IHP Members
$10 Students
FREE IHP Residents (available at the box office only)
Become a member!

Ibrahim Theater - Standing (Dancing!) Room Only


PhillyBloco is modeled after the blocos of Rio de Janeiro, with their large percussion sections and harmonic/vocal accompaniment. Their group is comprised of twelve drummers, electric guitar, bass guitar, vocals, horn section, accordion, and Brazilian dancers, and performs a raucous mash-up of SAMBA, FUNK, REGGAE made popular by both Brazilian and non-Brazilian artists including: Olodum, Timbalada, Monobloco, Bob Marley and Stevie Wonder. The one constant in all of their music is a heavy percussive element (12 drummers!) that is used to explore the tremendous range of Brazilian rhythms, but with creative and energetic arrangements that are uniquely their own!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

September 22-28, 2014 Puerto Rican Festival 2014

A week of events honoring Puerto Rican culture, ending with the Puerto Rican Day parade on 9/28/14. Sponsored by El Concilio.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

September 21, 2014 1:00-7:00 PM Brazilian Day Philadelphia at Penn's Landing

Great Plaza at Penn's Landing
Columbus Boulevard Between Market and Walnut Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
Part of PECO's MultiCultural Series-FREE EVENT!!!!!
Brazilian Day Philadelphia is the celebration of the Brazilian Independence Day. The mission of Brazilian Day Philadelphia is to celebrate the wonderful culture and traditions of Brazil and to share with the public the diverse ethnic heritage that makes Brazil unique and rich in cultural pride. We aspire to unify the Brazilian community by showcasing and supporting its talents and local businesses. Vendors will offer an abundant variety of authentic traditional foods and merchandise and performers will light up the stage with the contagious rhythms and dances of Brazil. The festival will feature a unique blend of Brazilian culture and showcase: Samba, Forro, Pagode, Capoeira, Samba-Reggae and more. We hope that you will join us for a fun-filled day to celebrate the music, dance, food and pride of the Brazilian community.
Brazilian Day Philadelphia is the place to be on Sunday, 21, 2014!

September 21, 2014 12:30-5:00 PM 30th Annual Feria del Barrio on North 5th Street

Showcasing the best that El Centro de Oro (The Golden Center) has to offer, we present the 30th Annual Feria del Barrio celebration. This year’s FERIA will be on Sunday, September 21st, 2014 from 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. along North 5th Street between Cambria and Lehigh Avenue. Feria is a collaboration between Taller Puertorriqueño (Taller), Congreso de Latinos Unidos (Congreso), HACE and Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas (Raíces).

Since 1979 La Feria del Barrio celebrates Latino culture, family, and the economic and educational aspirations of the people of North Philadelphia with:

Live Latin music and dancing
Latino food delicacies
Art and crafts
Much, much more
FERIA has expanded opportunities for artists, promoted civic engagement, attracted new audiences and built new relationships with other arts and community organizations that have helped create an environment for improved economic and commercial activity. Since Feria del Barrio happens in the heart of Latino Philadelphia, at El Centro de Oro, the business and arts district, its economic benefits impact this corridor and community directly. The partners organizations keep Feria a family friendly destination with activities for children and entertainment for all ages.
North 5th Street between Lehigh and Cambria, Philadelphia, Pa

September 21, 2014 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Fiesta En La Calle 9 Con Música en Vivo

Pedro Villaseñor Y Su Mariachi
Folklorico Yaretzi
Grupo De Tierra Caliente
Sueño Musical de Nacho Flores
Danza Azteca
Folklorico Nuevo México

Monday, September 15, 2014

September 20, 2014 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM Jimmy Jorge and The Latin Express at Isla Verde Cafe

Join Jimmy Jorge and the Latin Express tomorrow night at Isla Verde Cafe. The party continues as we bring you the best in salsa. Come check out our new songs and celebrate whatever occasion you have going on... Birthdays.. Anniversaries .....even divorce lol. Bring your dancing shoes and bring a friend. It all starts from 9pm - 2am. Hope to see you all there!

Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 426-3600

September 20, 2014 12:00 to 9:30 PM Philadelphia United Jazz Festival and Celebration on South Street

Philadelphia United Jazz Festival and Celebration
September 20, 2014
Phila United Jazz Festival and Celebration
South Street, Between 16th & Broad Streets
Philadelphia PA, 19107
Artist Schedule
Pre-Festival Preview Party at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Saturday, September 13, 2014

September 18-21, 2014 "OutBeat: America's First Queer Jazz Festival"

The William Way LGBT Community Center, with generous support from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, is proud to announce OutBeat: America’s First Queer Jazz Festival. The four-day festival will serve as the finale for the Community Center’s annual music series and highlight the intersections between sexual orientation, gender identity, and jazz history and culture.

OutBeat will feature a vibrant and eclectic mix of world-renowned jazz musicians brought together to educate and entertain audiences with once-in-a-lifetime performances, panel discussions, and master classes.

Established in 1976 as the Gay Community Center of Philadelphia, the William Way LGBT Community Center evolved from a modest rented facility on Kater Street to a prominent four-story, privately owned building in the heart of Philadelphia’s historic Gayborhood. With more than 50,000 visitors each year, the organization thrives with a diverse array of over seventy monthly programs and activities that serve Greater Philadelphia’s vibrant and unique LGBTQ community. These programs include free peer counseling, senior programs, an art gallery, one of the largest LGBT archives in the western hemisphere, a public cyber center, hiking and tour groups, and other recreational, health, educational, arts, and cultural opportunities.

Friday, September 12, 2014

September 18, 2014 9:30-11:30 PM Aschman/Hennessey Duo at Spruce Street Harbor Park

We are so happy to have been invited back to play at the vibrant and lovely Spruce Street Harbor Park!
Chris Aschman (steel drum and trumepet) and Shawn Hennessey (multi-percussion bang bang kit).

This month we will be back a number of times starting today and ending on 9/27. Rather than making a new event each time we play, we will post this , and list the the times. They are always 2 hr slots.

This place is kid friendly, full of hammocks, and they serve beer and food.

And it's Free! See you there Philly!

Spruce Street Harbor Park
Columbus Blvd and Spruce St.
Philadelphia Pa

September 18. 2014 8:00-11:00 PM De Tierra Caliente at Manny Brown's on South St.

Summer Thursdays at Manny Brown's have been extended into September and October, and there's no cover charge.
Manny Brown's
512 South St.
Philadelphia Pa

September 18, 2014 6:00 PM "Outbeat" Opening Reception at William Way LGBT Community Center

Join the staff and Board of the William Way LGBT Community Center for a very special reception to kickoff OutBeat: America's First Queer Jazz Festival, made possible by generous funding from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Enjoy an intimate reception with passed and stationed hors d'oeuvres; complimentary wine, beer, and specialty cocktails; performances by Philadelphia-based jazz musician Dena Underwood and singer-songwriter Jaye Sanders; and a unique opportunity to mingle with six-time Grammy nominee, Fred Hersch, proclaimed by Vanity Fair magazine as, "The most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade or so."

Tickets:All proceeds benefit the William Way LGBT Community Center.
1315 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, Pa 19107

Sell-out event. Limited seats available.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

September 17, 2014 6:00-9:00 PM Music of Bahia Comes to Philadelphia at 7165 Lounge

Samba Reggae is coming to Philadelphia directly from Bahia! This Wednesday night you will want to be at 7165 Lounge at 7165 Germantown Ave. for this one-time-only chance. Don't miss it!
$5. cover

September 17, 2014 7:30-9:00 PM Afro-Brazilian Dance Class with Cleonice Fonseca at Wissahickon Dance Academy

Cleonice is a recent arrival to Philadelphia direct from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. She is a former member of the folkloric dance troupe of the SESC SENAC and a master Afro-Brazilian dancer.

Her class includes dances of the orixás, samba de roda, samba reggae and axé.

Live percussion with be provided by Dendê Macedo.

Wissahickon Dance Academy
38 East Schoolhouse Lane
Philadelphia Pa
(215) 849-7950

9/24/2014: This class will be repeated every Wednesday at the same time and place until further notice, so mark your calendars now!
Afro-Brazilian Dance Class

September 17, 2014 12:00-2:00 PM De Tierra Caliente Performs at "Live at Lunch" Series at Dilworth Park


Presented by PNC.

Philadelphia's center stage shines every Wednesday afternoon with a showcase of local music, dance & performing arts. This free weekly series will inspire Philadelphians of all ages, highlighting the full spectrum of the city's arts community & energizing this historic space atop the Avenue of the Arts.

As an added bonus, FirstPersonArts will be on hand with a Story Slam during intermission each week.

De Tierra Caliente
After four years touring 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 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 heat up as intoxicating songs in Spanish, English and Portuguese sing out the bright colors and familial warmth of a South American kitchen.

September 15, 2014 7:00-9:00 PM "Beats, Brews, and Banter" Philly Drum Project Meeting with Tre Lambert at Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia
1113-31 Market St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
Beats, Brews, & Banter is a free monthly event that gives local drummers, musicians, and wannabes a chance to network, share ideas, and learn from some of the best drummers in the area. This month's featured guest Tre Lambert of Tye Tribbett's Grammy award-winning band. Tre will discuss his experiences and demonstrate his drumming techniques and chops that have allowed him to play with some of the best musicians in the gospel and R&B industries. Tre will also bring a house band and invite drummers on stage to play along!

Philly Drum Project is a percussive collective dedicated to making drumming more accessible by helping drummers in the Philadelphia area share gear, lessons, and beats. Beats, Brews, & Banter is held on the first Tuesday of every month and has featured such drummers as Eric Slick (Dr. Dog), Spanky McCurdy (Jill Scott, Lady Gaga), and Fred Berman (Amos Lee). For more information, visit www.phillydrumproject.com and www.facebook.com/phillydrumproject.

September 15, 2014 8:00 PM Bomba Estereo at World Cafe Live PHL

Bomba Estéreo was formed as a project led by Visual Artist Simón Mejía, in collaboration with difieren musicians, DJ’s and artists. In 2006, Bomba Estéreo released their first album, titled ‘Vol. 1’, which counted with the collaboration of MC Li Saumet, who sang in some of the tracks of the record. This collaboration gave birth to a new musical relationship between Simón and Li.
In 2008, with Li Saumet on board as lead vocalist, Julián Salazar on guitar and synths , Kike Egurrola on the drums and Simón as bassist and director, Bomba Estéreo released their second album ‘Estalla’ / ‘Blow Up’, which led the band to tour around the world and therefore become known as one of the most important and exciting new live acts. The album was launched physically in Colombia, United States, Mexico, Argentina and Spain, and digitally in the rest of the world.

In 2012, Bomba Estéreo released their much awaited third album ‘Elegancia Tropical’, acclaimed by fans, critics and media around the world. Today it’s one of the best positioned albums in the charts, leading in digital sales in itunes stores. The album was physically released in Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, United States, UK, Europe and Japan. In 2013, ‘Elegancia Tropical’ was nominated for ‘Best Alternative Music Album’ in the Latin GRAMMY Awards.

Nominated for ‘Best Alternative Music Album’ in the Latin GRAMMY 2013

World Cafe LIve
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia Pa
Tickets $15 to $17 plus fees

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

September 14, 2014 1:00-7:00 PM Mexican Independence Day at Penn's Landing

Mexican Independence Day
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.

September 14, 2014 12:00 to 2:00 PM Rosa Diaz at Reading Terminal Market

Music @ The Market presents Rosa Diaz in a free lunchtime concert. Pick up lunch from any of the Market vendors, and listen to Rosa Diaz' soulful guitar, violin, and vocals. Rosa writes much of her own material, as well as perfoming covers.
Reading Terminal Market
51 N.12th Street
Philadelphia Pa

Monday, September 8, 2014

September 13, 2014 10:00 PM Cintron Band at Isla Verde Cafe

There's nothing like dancing salsa to a live band, and this one is one of the best!
Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
Philadelphia PA
(215) 426-3600

September 13, 2014 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM A Moorish African National Culture Extravaganza and Block Party in Camden, NJ

September 13, 2014 9:30 PM - 1:00 AM De Tierra Caliente with Livia Cassel at Pat's MVP Sports Lounge in Newark, DE

De Tierra Caliente returns to Newark for the ultimate Latin dance party!! Playing Caribbean, Latin, and Brazilian rhythms to make you dance and forget about life for awhile!!
With special guest Livia Martins Cassel from Minas com Bahia.
Vem gente!!
Pat's MVP Sports Lounge
160 S Main St, Newark, Delaware 19711
Drink Specials:
$3.50 Coronas
$3 Singles/Rail
$5 Caipirinha

September 13, 2014 7:00 PM Annual Puerto Rican Awards Gala

Concilio’s Annual Gala is a gathering of the area’s Latino leaders, government figures, corporate executives, media personalities and community-based organizations. Along with great music, cuisine, and entertainment, Concilio culminates the night with presentations, recognizing individuals with the following awards: Citizen of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Outstanding Latino youth and community service. This black-tie optional event is expected to gather over 400 attendees.

705-09 N. Franklin Street
Philadelphia 19123 USA
Tickets: $220. per person, or $2000. per table of 10
Phone: 215-627-3100
Website: http://www.elconcilio.net