Thursday, July 31, 2014

August 3, 2014 1:00 to 2:00PM and 2:40 to 3:40 PM El Caribefunk at Barnes Foundation's First Free Sunday

1–2 pm and 2:40–3:40 pm
El Caribefunk live music
Welcome to El Caribefunk, an exotic fusion of salsa, funk, and Caribbean music. A Colombian band with a fervent underground following in South America, El Caribefunk is on tour in the United States for the first time.

There are other non-musical activities while you're there:
1:30–3 pm
Fleisher Art Memorial hands-on activity
Take instruction from Fleisher Art Memorial teaching artists, as they lead still-life drawing in an art-making workshop inspired by the work of Paul Cézanne.

2–2:20 pm
Cézanne’s Still Lifes talk
The 69 works by Cézanne in the Barnes Foundation’s collection include 16 still lifes, all of which are on permanent display. This summer, 23 additional still lifes by the artist can be seen in The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne, the exhibition currently on view. Join Barnes docent Penny Hansen for a short talk on the significance of Cézanne’s masterful creations.

2:20–2:40 pm
Nature in Your Home demonstration
Pick up tips on bringing the beauty of nature indoors as Rachel Burlington, a Barnes Foundation gardener and the owner of Rachel’s Bouquet, demonstrates how to create thoughtful floral arrangements inspired by Cézanne. Materials include seasonal flowers and other items from the Barnes Arboretum in Merion.

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!
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

August 3, 2014 Noon to 10 PM. 6th Annual 2nd Street Festival in Philadelphia

We're closing off North 2nd between Germantown and Green Streets here in Northern Liberties and filling the entire street with workshops, art, food, beer gardens, and other merchandise vendors.

This year we have three music & event stages, all programmed for us by the Philadelphia Folksong Society, who are coming into the city and helping us throw this supersized block party together. 2nd Street Festival features free live music all day!:

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

August 2, 2014 2:00 - 6:00 PM Centro Musical's Concert in Fairhill Square Park

This is Concert #4 in the free outdoor summer series!
Fairhill Square Park
4th and Lehigh Ave.
Philadelphia, Pa
On the "El Gran Teatro de La Luna" outdoor stage
Featuring DJ Carlos Sanchez

The Jazz Feds: unique vocal stylings and music in the world of jazz

The Edwin Claudio Youth Dance Group Lu Antone presents "Femme Fatale" featuring Cameryn Rivera, Xianna Texador, and Sol Laboy. Special guests Kelvin Chase Perez and Giselle Melendez.

Hector Rosado and His Orchestra Hache with salsa diva Celeste Polanco.

August 2, 2014 8:00 PM World Music Summer Concert at Voltage Lounge

World Music Summer Concert
Voltage Lounge
421 N. 7th St.
Philadelphia Pa 19123
18+ to get in.
21+ to drink

Admission: $10 cover

Bands line up:
De Tierra Caliente
Rigoz Band
Tribal Scream

Monday, July 28, 2014

August 2, 2014 8:00 PM El Caribefunk with Ryan Tennis at Peaceful Woodlands Campground in Blakeslee, PA

You should definitely plan on being at the campground on Saturday August 2nd!!

Brought to you by the kind, adorable and very talented Ryan Tennis, we are very excited to host this.....

El Caribefunk and Ryan Tennis, Saturday August 2nd. 8PM in the Rec Hall

Ryan Tennis, sometimes solo, sometimes with his clubhouse band is a rising star in the Philly Music Scene. He has released 3 CDs of his original tunes which are a mix of world rhythms, heartfelt and heartwarming songs, great stories and talented accompaniment with keys, horns, mandolin and more! He has toured extensively through the Philly area, many states and more recently has been all over the world and as far as Australia. You can't help but get caught up in the sound!
Take a listen for yourself -

By traveling around the world, Ryan caught up with El Caribefunk! We are so glad he did!! Caribefunk is on a summer tour in the states but they call Columbia home. A four piece band with an eclectic mix of rhythms bringing in Salsa, Caribbean, Funk and more, your feet are sure to start moving before you realize it!! One interesting stop on their summer tour was the Penn's Museum of Archaeology, I'm sure even the mummies wanted to bust a move.
An audio preview -

We are so excited about this show!! and hope you will join us in the Rec Hall. Free for campers. Open to the public $10.
For more information;
*call Peaceful Woodlands Campground at 570-646-9255 *email,

Sunday, July 27, 2014

August 1 to August 10, 2014 Bethlehem Musik Fest

The Bethehem Music Fest is a full ten days, and features every genre of music you can think of. Since I am particularly interested in world music, here are the ones I would make a special effort to see:

African Benga Stars: Pennsylvania Lottery Volksplatz
Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Black Masala: Pennsylvania Lottery Volksplatz
Saturday, Aug 09, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Animus: Pennsylvania Lottery Volksplatz
Tuesday, Aug 05, 2014 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Choro da 3: Vesper Concert Series
Tuesday, Aug 05, 2014 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

El Caribefunk: FLYLVIA Plaza Tropical
Friday, Aug 01, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Hector Rosado Y Su Orchestra Ache: FLYLVIA Plaza Tropical
Sunday, Aug 10, 2014 | 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Incendio: Pennsylvania Lottery Volksplatz
Saturday, Aug 02, 2014 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Pennsylvania Lottery Volksplatz
Sunday, Aug 03, 2014 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Luisito Rosario Orchesra: FLYLVIA Plaza Tropical
Friday, Aug 01, 2014 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Milton Carrero & the Here Now World Music Project: FLYLVIA Plaza Tropical
Sunday, Aug 10, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

There is so much more than just these, so go to the website to see the whole lineup: Bethlehem Musik Fest

August 1, 2014 6:30-8:30 PM Magdazliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol at First Friday Main Line

Friday, August 1st, 2014 @ 6:30pm
Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol
performing at the
First Friday Main Line (FFML)
7 Cricket Ave (by Lancaster Ave), Ardmore, PA 19003

August 1, 2014 9:00 PM Minas Duo at Paris Wine Bar

August 1, 9:00 pm - No Cover
Paris Wine Bar - Duo
2303 Fairmount Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19130

July 31, 2014 8:00 PM Clubhouse Concert with El Caribefunk and Ryan Tennis and The Clubhouse Band and De Tierra Caliente

Attention, people who like to dance and/or make merry on Thursdays: This is probably what you're looking for.

Ryan Tennis and the Clubhouse Band play first, and we will not be messing around. El Caribefunk is next. Have you seen them yet? DON'T let the summer slip by without catching the act! De Tierra Caliente will be zipping over from their earlier to play a closing set and keep the party rolling.

As usual, we'll provide snacks and drinks of all kinds. $15 at the door covers costs and pays the bands. If you're having trouble coming up with the $15, message me (ryan) a couple days beforehand and we'll try to work something out.

The Clubhouse
1125 S 13th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

July 31 through August 3, 2014 3rd Annual BlackStar Film Fest

My friends at AfroTaino Productions are one of the sponsors for the Third Annual BlackStar Film Festival in Philadelphia. For registration, schedule, showtimes, and additional information, please visit

Saturday, July 26, 2014

July 30, 2014 5:00-8:00 PM West Philadelphia Orchestra at Penn Museum's Summer Nights Concert Series

Summer Nights Concert Series, presented by Dogfish Head Brewery, runs Wednesdays from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, June 18 through September 3, 2014. Concerts are held in the Museum's outdoor Stoner Courtyard, replete with fountains, gardens, and a lawn. General admission for guests ages 6 and up is just $10 (and includes Museum admission). The program is free for children under 6, Museum members, PennCard holders, and Penn Health System employees.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

July 27, August 3, 10. 17, 24, 2014 Body Percussion Classes on Sundays with Judy Freed at Summit Presbyterian Church

Body Percussion Workshops with Judy Freed
Hi rhythm-lovers,

I have scheduled ongoing Body Percussion Workshops on Sunday mornings in Mt. Airy.
Please let me know if/when you are able to attend!
Looking forward to playing together.

Sundays, 10:30 - noon
July 27
August 3,10,17,24
Summit Presbyterian Church, 6757 Greene Street
downstairs in the "Common Room"

Saturday, July 19, 10 am - noon
CEC, 3500 Lancaster Ave
(must contact me to reserve a spot)

Thanks and hoping to see you there!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

July 26, 2014 2:00-4:00 PM Uriel Cortez Y Musica de Ayer at Centro Musical

Puerto Rican music of "yesteryear" at Centro Musical in a free concert outdoors from 2 to 4 pm.
Centro Musical
464 W. Lehigh Ave.
Philadelphia PA
Uriel Cortez

Monday, July 21, 2014

July 26, 2014 6:00 PM 40th Street Summer Series Concert with Raphael Xavier W.O.R.X. Meets Bobby Zankel &The Warriors of the Wonderful Sound with The Avalon String Band

Raphael Xavier W.O.R.X. Meets Bobby Zankel &The Warriors of the Wonderful Sound This fusion act’s concept for this project is based on the idea that there are constant, fundamental elements of African American culture that transcend discipline, time period, style, and place of origin. They 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, and dance. They are looking to clarify the common thread that runs between music and dance, “Hip Hop and Be Bop”, “Breaking to the Avant Garde”.
Raphael Xavier: Raphael Xavier, is an award winning artist from Wilmington, Delaware who is credited for the resurrection and the growth of the Breaking community in Philadelphia from 1996 to present day and Alumnus of the world renown Rennie Harris Puremovement. Raphael is a Pennsylvania Fellow of the Arts and a 2013 Pew Fellow. A self taught Hip Hop dancer and Breaking practitioner since 1983, Raphael continues to learn and recreate new ways to expand the vocabulary of the dance form through research, performance and practice and staying present in the community.
Bobby Zankel and The Warriors of the Wonderful Sound:
In 2001, saxophonist and Pew Fellow Bobby Zankel founded the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound (WWS), a big band to perform his compositions and arrangements. The members of the ensemble have recorded alongside such masters as Cecil Taylor, Odean Pope, Steve Coleman, Johnny Coles, Mike Brecker, Ravi Coltrane, and Uri Caine.

Avalon String Band Since 1939, the Philadelphia region has embraced the musical styling and visual brilliance of the Avalon String Band, a member of the Philadelphia Mummers String Band Association. Avalon String Band performs upbeat music that features saxophones, banjos, accordions and percussion in the style of Philadelphia's Mummers Parade. Their custom sound has deep roots in traditional American sing-along music, popular music from the early to mid 1900s, swing, and big band. - See more at:
Where: Rear lawn of The Free Llibrary of Philadelphia/ Walnut St. West
201 S. 40th Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19104
Admission is FREE: bring blankets or chairs

July 26, 2014 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM Fade to Black's Summer Jam with DJ Shawn T and The Soul Revival at Cannstatter Ballroom

TO ALL SOUL REVIVAL FANS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY our next big event Fade 2 Black Entertainment's SUMMER JAM is quickly coming we would like to have our Soul Revival Friends, Fans & Family attend in full force tickets are moving and reserved tables are filling up .Please come out and support The Soul Revival on July 26, 2014. Event Details Below Call me for tickets: Lawrence: 215.313.5073 SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC Thanks
Event Details
Fade 2 Black Entertainment
The Summer Jam
Saturday July 26, 2014
9pm - 2am
The Cannstatter Ballroom
9130 Academy Rd,
Philadelphia, PA 19114
Performing LIVE
The Soul Revival
DJ Shawn T: Spinning all The Hits
Complimentary Lite Buffet Served, Drink Specials
FREE Parking, Celebration Packages Available
Dress Is Fashionable: NO Jeans, Sneakers, Sports wear
Tickets: $30.00 more at the door
For more Info Contact

July 26, 2014 12:00 Noon to 2:15 pm Brazilian Samba Dance Class with Angelica Cassimiro

Samba Dance Class
The Performance Garage
1515 Brandywine St.
Philadelphia Pa

July 26th Studio B - 12pm-1pm - Basic Samba
1:15-2:15 - Open Level-Int

August 2nd Studio B- 12pm-1pm- Basic Samba
1:15- 2:15- Open Level-Int

August 10th Studio A- 1:30 pm-2:30- Basic Samba
2:45-3:45- Open Level- Int

August 30th Studio B- 12:30 pm-1:30- Basic Samba
1:45pm -2:45 pm-Open Level- Int

DROP-IN Class Fee : $15


*The class starts with a 20-minute warm up that exercises basic isolation of the body, following by stretching and strengthening exercises. After the warm up, Angelica introduces the students samba no pé (basic samba step) and passo marcado (simple choreographies) typical of the Rio Carnaval. The whole class happens in the sound of
the upbeat and irresistible Brazilian music. Be ready to sweat!! ;)

*Come with comfortable clothes and be prepared to be barefoot

****Classes don't happen weekly at the time because this young dance artist is always on the go. However, Samba is so fun that there is always some time to share! Be sure to spread the word and experience these classes while you can.

please direct any questions to Angelica Cassimiro / or 973 220 7784

Sunday, July 20, 2014

July 26, 2014 9:00 AM to 11:30 PM Philadelphia Dance Day: One Day. One City. Tons of Free Dance Workshops

Join us for as many workshops as you like! No need to pre-register, just show up ready to dance. Workshops are first come, first served, so please arrive a few minutes early to ensure your spot at the smaller studios, which are indicated in our FAQ's. All of the daytime workshops are free; there is a one-time charge of $5. for the evening events at The Ethical Society.
For a complete list of all workshops and evening performances click here.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

July 25, 26, and 27 5:30 PM XPoNential Music Festival at Camden Waterfront

2014 XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru
Beck, Ryan Adams, Band of Horses, Jenny Lewis, Dawes, The Districts, Ingrid Michaelson, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Trigger Hippy (featuring Joan Osborne, Jackie Greene & Steve Gorman), Lake Street Dive, Old 97's, The Hold Steady, Lucius, Hurray For The Riff Raff, C.J. Chenier and The Red Hot Louisiana Band, Man Man, Nicole Atkins, Diego Garcia, James Cotton, Houndmouth, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Dave Hause, Marah, Jeremy Messersmith, Caitlin Rose, Bear’s Den, The Lawsuits, Marian Hill, Ginger Coyle, Our Griffins, Viv and the Revival, Commonwealth Choir
Friday Jul 25, 2014 – Sunday Jul 27, 2014
Doors: 5:00 PM
Show: 5:30 PM
All Ages
$5 - $140

July 25, 2014 9:00 PM West Philadelphia Orchestra with El Caribefunk at Ardmore Music Hall

El Caribefunk
Welcome to El Caribefunk—an exotic fusion of Salsa, Funk, and Caribbean music, where undeniable rhythm and poetry express intense color and feeling and inspire “alegría” in its listeners. This band of Colombians has built a fervent underground following with 2.5 years of nearly non-stop touring in South America. They’ve headlined festivals with acts like Bomba Estereo, played live on Colombian National Radio, and performed on national television programs like TeleAntioquia. Despite their burgeoning success they can still be found playing casually in the plaza or jamming with street musicians after a show.
West Philadelphia Orchestra
With a diverse line-up of professional Philadelphia musicians whose influences range from Sun Ra to Bulgarian brass bands, West Philadelphia Orchestra is a unique live ensemble in today’s auto-tuned musical world. They began playing Romanian ballads, Macedonian folk-dance songs, Bulgarian wedding music, and Klezmer in late 2006, and have continued expanding their repertoire of Eastern European music. The band also plays original compositions which blend other sounds, like jazz and classical, together with traditional Balkan sounds. As much a community as a band, WPO’s performances are celebratory events. With blistering beats and walls of brass, they inspire audiences to hold hands, dance, and slip the yoke of the homogenized culture industry.

Tickets $10 in advance; $12 day of show
Ardmore Music Hall
23 E. Lancaster Ave.
Ardmore, Pa

Friday, July 18, 2014

July 24, 2014 6:00 PM AMLA Latin Jazz Ensemble at Eakins Oval

Free Latin jazz concert at Eakins Oval Thursday night at the foot of the art museum steps !

July 23, 2014 5;00-8:00 PM M'Oudswing at Penn Museum's Summer Nights Concert Series

Now in its fifth year, the popular Summer Nights Concert Series, presented by Dogfish Head Brewery, runs Wednesdays from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, June 18 through September 3, 2014. Concerts are held in the Museum's outdoor Stoner Courtyard, replete with fountains, gardens, and a lawn. General admission for guests ages 6 and up is just $10 (and includes Museum admission). The program is free for children under 6, Museum members, PennCard holders, and Penn Health System employees.
M'oudswing's eclectic sound allows Arabic music and jazz to coexist in harmony while still retaining their respective musical origins. This "Moroccan fusion" band layers oud and modal jazz improvisation over North African grooves.
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia Pa

Thursday, July 17, 2014

July 22, 2014 8:00 PM Conjunto Chappottin & Sus Estrellas at World Cafe Live, PHL

Conjunto Chappottín y Sus Estrellas
Conjunto Chappotti­n y Sus Estrellas
Conjunto Chappottín is one of the top Cuban "son" groups on the scene today. The founding of the band dates back to the 1940s and its founder, Arsenio Rodriguez, one the country's most renowned band leaders and a major influence on Latin Jazz and Salsa for decades. With his Conjunto, he was the first to add reed and brass instruments to a Latin band. When Arsenio left Cuba in 1950 to undergo an ophthalmological treatment in New York, he handed the musical direction over to his first trumpet player, Felix Chappottín. The band was renamed "Felix Chappottín y su Conjunto Todos Estrellas". Felix directed the band successfully until his death in 1983. From 1983 until the 1990s his son, Angel Chappottín Valdes carried on as musical director and since then the grandson of Felix Chappottín, Jesus Angel Chappottín Coto has directed the band together with singer/percussionist, Miguelito Cuni Jr.
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia Pa
Tickets $17. - $22. plus fees
Philly Funsavers half price tickets for this event

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

July 19, 2014 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM Brazilian Drum and Dance Workshops

Brazilian Drum & Dance Workshops with Mario Pam of Ilê Aiyê and Angelica Cassimiro
Impact Hub Philly
1227 N 4th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122

Come out for a day of Brazilian Drum and Dance workshops in Philadelphia, PA, open to the community.

• Lecture: 40 years of Ilê Aiyê (12-12:45pm) - FREE
• Brazilian Drum Workshop (1:00-2:30pm) - $15
• Samba Dance Workshop (2:45-4pm) - $15
A focus on the musical foundations Ilê Aiyê, specifically Samba Afro. Participants should bring their own Brazilian drum; i.e. surdo, repique, caixa, timbau. Some instruments will also be provided.

An introduction to Samba no Pé (basic samba step) and passo marcado (simple choreographies), typical of the Rio Carnaval. This workshop is open to all levels. Accompanied by live Brazilian percussion.

Ilê Aiyê ( was founded in 1974, in Liberdade, the largest Afro-Brazilian neighborhood in Brazil, and was among the first “bloco afro” or black samba organizations in Salvador, Bahia to pioneer the genres called samba afro and samba reggae. This distinctive style fuses samba with sacred Afro-Brazilian rhythms like Ijexá, as well as music styles from throughout the Americas and Africa such as merengue, hip-hop, and soukous.
A Yoruba term meaning, “House of Life,” Ilê Aiyê was created as a means of raising consciousness of the black Brazilian community through various education initiatives, and has become a renowned element of Bahian Carnaval, with thousands of Afro-Brazilian members and hundreds of drummers & dancers parading through the streets singing about African and Afro-Brazilian culture, history, and religion.

July 19, 2014 5:00-9:00 PM Minas Trio at Paradocx Vineyard

Join us for some fun, music, wine and food
Saturday July 19, 5-9pm

Paradocx Vineyard
1833 Flint Hill Road
Landenberg, PA 19350

Each Concert- Rain or Shine!
Adult entrance $10.00 each, 21 and over - Includes concert and 1 glass of selected wine. Kids FREE 20 and under.
Seating is limited, bring your own beach, sports chairs or blanket to share.

Monday, July 14, 2014

July 19, 2014 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM Ol' Skool Summer Party Concert with Evelyn 'Champagne" King and UGO

OL' Skool Entertainment presents our SUMMER PARTY CONCERT featuring the legendary EVELYN CHAMPANGE KING, Philly's #1 party band U.G.O., along with one of Philly's finest vocalist G-Clef, and spinning all of the party classics DJ Mello-D.
It all takes place in the Grand Ballroom of First District Plaza 3801 Market Street.
Doors open up at 8pm and seating is limited, so get your tickets early.
Cash bar, food available for purchase, vendors and so much more.
Tickets are $35 in advance $45 for up front VIP seating, and $45 at the door.
Each table holds 10, so I recommend reserving one to insure your seating.
The buzz for this so far is off the chart, that means be there, it's gonna be crazy.
NO outside packages permitted & dress is summer fashionable.
For more information go to or call 215-688-7890

July 19, 2014 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM Rotimi & de Afrophonik Crew at Fleisher Art Memorial

A world music artist, a true African ambassador, and cultural representative, Rotimi is a multi-instrumental performer. As an accomplished musical director (for afrobeat prince Femi Kuti) and musician, he's traveled the globe, playing to thousands, sharing his brand of world music which he has personally styled "Afrophonik Rhythms." This unique blend of Afrobeat and West African folk music with powerful uplifting messages creates a totally new experience. Having shared the stage with African music heavyweights like Hugh Masakela, Angelique Kidjo, Tony Allen, and Yousouu N'Dour, Rotimi & The Afrophoniks bring the pulse of West African nightlife to every show.
Rotimi and de Afrophonik Crew
Fleisher Art Memorial
719 Catharine St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147

Sunday, July 13, 2014

July 19, 2014 2:30 - 9:30 PM Saturday in the Park with PhillyBloco and More!

Saturday in the Park

Outdoor Concert!
Liberty Lands Park- 3rd Street (Northern Liberties)
2:30-9:30 pm
All Ages

Splintered Sunlight (Grateful Dead tribute) 7:30 pm

PhillyBloco (22-piece Brazilian Funk/Afrobeat) 5:45 pm

TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb (Post Apocalyptic Blues/Rock & Roll) 4:15 pm

Swift Technique (8-piece Funk/Brass) 3 pm

Beer Truck feat. Starr Hill specials
Philadelphia Food Trucks (TBA)
30 Local Craft Vendors
Art by InLiquid


Additional Info:

Portion of proceeds donated to InLiquid & Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association non-profits

$10 Entry

21+ to drink

No outside food & beverage

Blankets & chairs permitted

5 minute walk from the L subway line (Girard & Front)

Saturday, July 12, 2014

July 19, 2014 2:00-4:00 PM De Tierra Caliente and El Caribefunk at Centro Musical

Centro Musical is rolling out a series of free summer concerts on Saturdays from 2 to 4 pm . See the schedule below for the whole series! at 464 W. Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia Pa.

July 18, 2014 12 Noon to 3:00 PM De Tierra Caliente at Market St. East (Corner of 9th and Market Sts.)

De Tierra Caliente will be performing outdoors at the corner of 9th and Market Sts.

Friday, July 11, 2014

July 17, 2014 8:00-11:00 PM De Tierra Caliente at Manny Brown's Every Thursday in July and August

July 16, 2014 5;00-8:00 PM Trinidelphia at Penn Museum's Summer Nights Concert Series

Trinidelphia has been pleasing local audiences since 2005 with a perfect combination of American and Caribbean styles. Fusing Trinidadian soca and calypso with Latin jazz, reggae, salsa, and American top 40, they have developed a sound all their own. Their unique and rhythmic arrangements of jazz and popular songs cast the steelpan in fresh new light, pushing the stylistic and artistic boundaries of an often-typecast instrument.
Now in its fifth year, the popular Summer Nights Concert Series, presented by Dogfish Head Brewery, runs Wednesdays from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, June 18 through September 3, 2014. Concerts are held in the Museum's outdoor Stoner Courtyard, replete with fountains, gardens, and a lawn. General admission for guests ages 6 and up is just $10 (and includes Museum admission). The program is free for children under 6, Museum members, PennCard holders, and Penn Health System employees.
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, Pa

Thursday, July 10, 2014

July 17, 2014 10;00 PM to 2:00 AM El Caribefunk at Time Restaurant

El Caribefunk brings the party to Time Restaurant
1315 Sansom St.
Philadelphia PA
Thursday, July 17, 2014
10:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Come and enjoy a taste of the Caribbean at one of our favorite places of the tour, Time Restaurant. Keep the party going in Philadelphia and get ready to dance!

Ryan Tennis and his band will join us for a set in the middle of the night.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

July 14, 2014 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Afro-Brazilian Experience Young People's Concert at The Mann Center

Young People's Concert Series
Monday, 7/14/2014 11:00AM
Ologundê celebrates the rich Afro-Brazilian culture of Salvador, Bahia through a diverse repertoire of music, dance, and martial arts. Prepare to be transported to Brazil through performances of such style as Candomblé, Maculélé, Capoeira, and Samba de Roda!

Programs are 1 hour and 15 minutes long. Tickets are not required for these free concerts. Seating is general admission and given on a first-come, first-served basis. Group reservations are required for groups of 30 or more.

Please complete and submit the group reservation form. For groups less than 30, please register using Eventbrite.
Mann Center for the Performing Arts | 5201 Parkside Avenue | Fairmount Park | Philadelphia, PA 19131

July 13, 2014 1:00 PM World Cup Final Pre-Party with Alo Brasil and Juanderful Juan at World Cafe Live PHL

Can’t make it to Rio? Join Philadelphia’s legendary Brazilian collective for a special afternoon performance to get you in the mood for the World Cup Final Match & stay for a free screening of the game to follow!
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia PA
Tickets $15 to $20. plus fees
Whether parading down Broad Street, opening for gala events or awards ceremonies at Philadelphia's top venues, or captivating hundreds of revelers at local nightspots, Alô Brasil never fails to enchant. The band's repertoire is rooted in African influenced rhythms (samba batucada, samba reggae, pagode, maracatú, ijexá), and others, from many different regions of Brazil.

"Juanderful Juan is co-founder/curator of TROPICALISMO MUNDIAL events and a tropicALL sound aficionado. Growing up to the rhythms of his Colombian background has unquestionably laid down the backbone to sounds he digs..."

July 13, 2014 7:30 PM Nuevofest at Underground Arts


Sunday July 13th, 2014

A Live Music Showcase celebrating the New Sounds of Latin America

ANTIDOPING (Reggae Mexicano)
GINA CHAVEZ (Alt-Latin Modern Roots)
LAGUNA PAI (Peruvian Roots Reggae)
OLMECA (Chicano Progressive Hip-Hop)
DANIEL DE JESUS (Boricua Chamber Rock)
CUNAO (East Los Angeles Pop/Rock)
DJ PRECOLUMBIAN (Latinoamericano Bass In your face)

MUCHO MAS FUN with Day of the Dead Makeup by Angelica, Artist Merch tables, Paparazzi booth....

doors: 7:30PM
admission: $15
21+/ID Required
Underground Arts - 1200 Callowhill Street - Philadelphia

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

July 12, 2014 7:30 PM RIO DE JANEIRO’S CASUARINA LIVE IN CONCERT at Longwood Gardens


Doors 7PM
Showtime 7:30PM
To Purchase Gardens Admission, go to
1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square, PA
Originally from the Rio de Janeiro neighborhood of Lapa, the band plays their repertoire all over the nation and beyond. They've brought their 'samba made in Brazil' to more than 20 countries including Angola, Cuba, France, Holland, Israel, Italy, Portugal, the United Kingdom and more. In addition to their own compositions, Casuarina creates original, sophisticated and virtuosic arrangements to an old repertory of classic sambas by legendary composers such as Paulinho da Viola, Dorival Caymmi, Martinho da Vila, Adoniran Barbosa, Baden Powell, João Nogueira, Noel Rosa, and more. The modern and beloved samba group conquered the music scene in Brazil and abroad with their irreverence and innovative outstanding quality of arrangements.

July 12 and July 13, 2014 2:00 to 8:00 PM Hispanic Fiesta at Penn's Landing

The Hispanic Fiesta continues to unite and raise awareness of Latino culture and community through the celebration of music, dance, entertainment, ethnic foods, and artisan crafts from nearly all Latin American countries.

Monday, July 7, 2014

July 11, 2014 9:00 PM Vilma Palma with Juanderful Juan at District N9ne

Vilma Palma
Juanderful Juan

District N9NE
460 N 9th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123
Tickets $27.50
Vilma Palma e Vampiros is an Argentinian rock band that started in September 1990 in Rosario, Argentina. Comprised of seven members and fronted by vocalist and composer Mario "Bird" Gomez, a composer of singular talent, clearly influenced by symphonic rock especially Pink Floyd.

"Juanderful Juan is co-founder/curator of TROPICALISMO MUNDIAL events and a tropicALL sound aficionado. Growing up to the rhythms of his Colombian background has unquestionably laid down the backbone to sounds he digs..."

Friday, July 4, 2014

July 11, 2014 7:00-9:00 PM Tertulia: Latinas in the Arts: Stories of Heritage and Inspiration at Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas

Friday, July 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM (Mural painting from 5:30 to 7:00 PM)
Crane Old School
1417 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122
On Friday, July 11th, 2014, Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas (Raíces) will hold a special July Tertulia as part of the Conociéndote Project by Taller Puertorriqueño . Conociéndote is Taller’s 2013 John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Arts Challenge award-winning project, bridging Philadelphia’s audience divide with events and exhibitions in May, July, and September. Latinas in the Arts: Stories of Heritage and Inspiration will feature the lives and artwork of Latina artists living in our community and how their heritage and personal history live on through their work. The July Tertulia will feature an art show, a mural painting session, and two panels featuring Latina artists from our community.

Yolanda Alcorta, co-founder of Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas, will serve as the special guest presenter. Alcorta will be accompanied by a weaver from Concepcion Chiquirichapa, Guatemala, who will hold a weaving demonstration and demonstrate samples of her work. Vocalist Rosa Benitez will showcase a traditional Puerto Rican dress she made by hand whose design and craft were inspired and taught by her mother and grandmother in the 1950’s. Sonia Delgado, a Philadelphia painter, will show a series of paintings she created while on a journey of physical healing. Ana Palma will display a series of artwork inspired by her Mexican and Mayan roots. We are also pleased to present a series of photographs curated by Casa Monarca all taken by Latina photographers.

Admission: $10 General Admission, $5. Student Admission

Thursday, July 3, 2014

July 10, 2014 8:00 PM Los Rabanes and El Caribefunk at District N9ne

Los Rabanes
Los Rabanes is a Latin Grammy winning Ska-Rock-fusion band from Chitré, Herrera, Republic of Panama. With a career spanning two decades and eight albums, they are considered pioneers in the region, and are the first band from Central America to win a Latin Grammy in the Best Rock Album Category.

El Caribefunk
Their sound has a fun, upbeat style that brings together funk, salsa, and elements of Caribbean music, including calypso, zouk, and Haitian compas, and has audiences on their feet and dancing from the first note.

El Caribefunk

District N9ne
460 N. 9th St.
Philadelphia PA
Tickets $25.

July 10, 2014 6:30-8:00 PM Special Maracatu Workshop with Alex Shaw at Moving Arts Mt. Airy

Alex Shaw has agreed to offer a one-time Maracatu percussion workshop on Thursday July 10th at MaMa, 6:30pm-8:00pm.

Alex has studied Maracatu extensively and will be able to give a great intro to this rhythm from northeastern Brazil.

So he can plan accordingly, please RSVP directly to Alex at: if you plan to attend.
Where: Moving Arts Mt. Airy (MaMa)
6819 Greene St. (corner of Greene and Carpenter Sts.)
Philadelphia, Pa
Fee: $15. cash only

July 10, 2014 7:00-10:00 PM "This Planet is Doomed: A Sun Ra Celebration" at Penn Museum

Many know Sun Ra for his cosmic, avant-garde music and costumes, as well as his pioneering role in the Afro-Futurist movement, but there is not as much discussion of his sci-fi poetry. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Sun Ra's arrival on Earth with an evening of poetry, futuristic sounds, and archival films in the Penn Museum's Lower Egypt Gallery, led by Pew Fellow CAConrad, writer Ras Mashramani, and Sun Ra biographer John Szwed, accompanied by the sounds of Buchla Music Easel pioneer Charles Cohen. DJs Anthony Campuzano and Jack Sloss close the night with an Afro-Futurist dance party tribute in the Kintner galleries. Presented in partnership with The Galleries at Moore and Ars Nova Workshop. Free admission.

Back in 1980, Sun Ra made a special appearance in the Penn Museum's Lower Egypt Gallery and offered his intergalactic philosophical musings on the bleak fate of Planet Earth for A Joyful Noise, Robert Mugge's jazz film about the prolific artist and his Arkestra.
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
3260 South Street | Philadelphia, PA 19104 | (215) 898-4000