Friday, October 31, 2014

November 5, 2014 7:30 PM PHL LIVE CENTERSTAGE at Hard Rock Cafe

Agudos Clef
Hennessey Bonfire
The Underwater Sounds
Worldltown Sound System

Thursday, October 30, 2014

November 4, 2014 7:00-9:00 PM Philly Drum Project's "Beats, Brews, and Banter" with Mike Greenfield at Hard Rock Cafe

Philly Drum Project
Hard Rock Cafe
1113 Market St.
Philadelphia Pa

This event is All Ages.

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, Mike Greenfield, is a Philadelphia based drummer that has been involved in the “livetronica” genre for over 15 years. He has been a member of the instrumental electronic jam band, Lotus, since 2009 and has performed at sold out shows across the country. Mike's presentation follows Lotus's recent sold out Red Rocks show, the 4th year in a row for the band. Mike also regularly plays with Electron, Night Moves, and Sucker Punch and will give a demonstration of how to play live with Ableton.

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 Monday of every month and has featured such drummers as Eric Slick (Dr. Dog), Spanky McCurdy (Jill Scott, Lady Gaga), and Fred Berman (Amos Lee).

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

November 2, 2014 4:00 PM Samba Dance Class with Angelica Cassimiro

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

November 2, 2014 8:00 PM Los Lobos at The Merriam Theater

Don't miss an all-acoustic performance of traditional Tejano and Mariachi folk songs featured on the Grammy winning 1989 release of La Pistola y El Corazon. This tour celebrates the band's 40th anniversary.
The Merriam Theater
250 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia PA
Tickets $45-$55.

Philly Fun Savers 1/2 price tickets:

Monday, October 27, 2014

November 1, 2014 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM Jimmy Jorge and The Latin Express at Isla Verde Cafe

Isla Verde Cafe presents Jimmy Jorge and The Latin Express this Saturday November 1st from 9pm - 2 am.....we have a bunch of new songs including our Christmas songs (yep..... It's that time again) that we will play especially for you! Special guest singer is none other than original Latin Express alumni Carlos Joseito Rivera. So come on down and bring your dancing shoes because its going to be a fun night. Hope to see you there! — Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
PHiladelphia PA
$10. cover

November 1, 2014 8:00 PM "The Cookers" at The Painted Bride Art Center

The Cookers:
Billy Harper- Tenor Sax
Eddie Henderson- Trumpet
David Weiss- Trumpet
Jaleel Shaw- Alto Sax
George Cables- Piano
Cecil McBee- Bass
Billy Hart- Drums
Jazz icons, colleagues and kindred spirits Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, George Cables, Cecil McBee and Billy Hart forge a world-class union on their auspicious debut for Jazz Legacy Productions. Along with band leader and trumpeter David Weiss, they are collectively known as The Cookers. Taking their group name from a 1965 Blue Note album by the late, great trumpeter Freddie Hubbard (The Night of the Cookers: Live at Club La Marchal), this exciting new all-star septet summons up an aggressive mid ’60s spirit on Time and Time Again, a potent collection of expansive post-bop originals marked by all the requisite killer instincts and pyrotechnic playing expected of some of the heaviest hitters on the scene today.
$25 Advance/$30 Day of
Members: $17.50/$21

The Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
Philadelphia PA
TUE – SAT: 12PM – 6PM
ONLINE | 215.925.9914

November 1, 2014 9:00 PM The Brawl on Broad Street: West Philly Orchestra and Mercury Radio Theater at Boot and Saddle

The epic battle of Philly's own orchestras begins appropriately on the spookiest of all weekends! Come down to Broad Street to witness West Philly's Balkan-Klezmer Brassiness duke it out with North Philly's Exotica-Punk foofaraw! Acting as arbitrator for the event will be none other than the fabulous and titillating, Liberty Rose!

Doors @ 8, Show begins promptly @ 9

Boot & Saddle:

west philadelphia orchestra:

Mercury Radio Theater:

November 1, 2014 7:00-9:00 PM Indigo Bleu Design Concepts presents Maison de La Musique

Join Indigo Bleu Design Concepts and Leo Gadson's Producer's Guild for an evening of Live Jazz and Fine Art at Indigo Bleu Design & Culture Center.

Enjoy a performance from a local jazz trio, with the gallery decorated in original art by visual artist Lavett Ballard.

In addition to wonderful elements, an eclectic setting, and good company, enjoy signature light bites and complimentary wine throughout the evening.

Indigo Bleu Design and Culture Center
3911 Lancaster Ave.
Philadelphia Pa
$15. plus $1.82 fee

November 1, 2014 8:00 PM PhillyBloco Halloween Bash at Underground Arts with Special Guest Tropicalismo Mundial

21+ | November 1st | $15 / $18 DOS :::
Underground Arts
1200 Callowhill St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Saturday, November 1st celebrating ‪#‎Halloween‬ and ‪#‎DayofthrDead‬ at Underground Arts with PhillyBloco // TROPICALISMO MUNDIAL Juanderful Juan & Greg Scruggs. ‪#‎DiadelosMuerto‬ en ‪#‎Philly‬
Resident DJs Juanderful and Gregzinho are proud to celebrate 4 años of tropical vibes in Philly and beyond at Underground Arts on the ever auspicious Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead. We've brought you Carnivals, club nights, street festivals, First Friday residencies, multimedia installations, and always always siempre the freshest sounds from our travels throughout the Afro-Latin-Caribbean world.
PhillyBloco is modeled after the blocos of Rio de Janeiro, with their large percussion sections and harmonic/vocal accompaniment. Our group is comprised of twelve drummers, electric guitar, bass guitar, vocals, horn section, accordion, and Brazilian dancers. The group performs a raucous mash-up of SAMBA, FUNK, REGGAE and more made popular by both Brazilian and non-Brazilian artists including: Olodum, Timbalada, Monobloco, Bob Marley and Stevie Wonder. The one constant in all of our music is a heavy percussive element (12 drummers!) that we use to explore the tremendous range of Brazilian rhythms, applying our own unique creativity and energy to each arrangement.

From Bill Chenevert at Philadelphia Weekly:
"PhillyBloco is huge, both in local esteem and size-wise: They’ve got 12 drummers, an electric and bass guitar, a horn section, accordion and a bombastic Brazilian dance troupe. That’s like 20-plus folks giving you full-on Rio realness. Meanwhile, Tropicalismo is the project of Juanderful Juan and Greg “Gregzinho” Scruggs, and they’re committed to turning revelers into dancing ghouls, they say, with “both old-school rhythms and nu-skool riddims from Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean.” As we’re getting funky underground, our friends south of the border will be celebrating the Day of the Dead, an international—but particularly Mexican—send-up to the souls lost to death, a beautiful tradition that dates back 3,000 years."

Read more:

Sunday, October 26, 2014

November 1, 2014 4:00 PM - 1:00 AM Cuban Social in Philadelphia at Headlong Dance Studio

Saturday, November 1 at 4:00pm - 1:00am
Nov 1 at 4:00pm to Nov 2 at 1:00am

Headlong Dance Theater
Headlong Studios - 1170 South Broad St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19146
Cuban dance workshops, live percussion, great music, BYOB!

~ 4-5 PM: Advanced partner class - Christopher Rogicki (New York, NY)
~ 5-6 PM: Intro to Cuban rumba - Gilset Mora (Havana, Cuba)
~ 6-7 PM: Intro to salsa casino - William Sanchez (Washington, D.C.)

1 workshop - $20, 2 workshops - $35, 3 workshops + party - $45

~ 9PM - 1 AM: The double threat Cedric Teamer "The American Niche" AKA "TIMBA TITAN"
$10 online or $15 at the door

For tickets please go to

November 1, 2014 1:00-4;00 PM Mexican Day of The Dead Celebration at Penn Museum

Day of the Dead Celebration
Throughout Mexico and around the world, Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) brings family and friends together to pray for and remember loved ones who have died. Far from a morose affair, Day of the Dead is a celebration, rich in traditions and connections—it is at heart a celebration of life.
On Saturday, November 1, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, the Penn Museum presents the third annual Day of the Dead Celebration, with pageantry, traditional music and dance, storytelling and puppetry, paper maché artistry, sugar skull and mask making, face painting, special foods and more. Guests can view colorful altars (ofrendas) designed by regional community groups, and a large Day of the Dead altar created by the Mexican Consulate in Philadelphia and the Mexican Cultural Center, co-organizers of the event, with the help of local artist Cesar Viveros.

The Day of the Dead Celebration is free with Penn Museum admission ($15, general admission; $13, seniors [65+]; $10, children [6-17] and full-time students [with ID]; $2 ACCESS Card holders; free to children under 5, members, active U.S. Military, STAMP and PennCard holders). The Celebration, the first in the Museum’s World Culture Day series, is presented with support from the William M. King Charitable Foundation and PECO.

Guests to the Day of the Dead Celebration also enjoy free admission to the Treasures Jewelry Sale and Show in the Museum’s Kintner-Dietrich galleries. Presented by the Penn Museum Women’s Committee, Treasures features antique, vintage, and contemporary jewelry and accessories from two dozen designers drawn from around the country. Proceeds from Treasures benefit the Museum’s cultural and educational programs. Details, including special Saturday programs, are online at

Day of the Dead altars honor the lives of those who have passed. Creating these altars is one of the most important traditions during Day of the Dead in Mexico—and in Mexican-American and Latino communities worldwide. The modern Mexican holiday is a rich blending of traditions, its origins traced back to beliefs and activities of indigenous peoples of Central and South Mexico, as well as Catholic celebrations of All Saints' Day and All Souls’ Day.

The altars typically have three levels: one for food and flower offerings to those who have died, and one that touches on religious traditions, including the pre-Hispanic tradition that to remember someone is to “bring them back” among the living. The final level dedicates the altar to someone.

This year, the Mexican Cultural Center and the Mexican Consulate in Philadelphia dedicate the celebration’s centerpiece altar to Mexican poet, essayist, and diplomat Octavio Paz (1914–1998). Staff from both organizations are collaborating in the design and construction of a massive seven-tiered altar honoring the 1990 Nobel Prize recipient. Visitors can view the centerpiece altar in the Museum’s Chinese Rotunda.

Guests of all ages can join in the celebration with craft making and face painting activities beginning at 11:00 am. Families can enjoy shaping sugar skulls starting at 1:00 pm. Food is very much a part of the Day of the Dead celebrations, and guests may sample traditional “pan de muerto” bread and spicy hot chocolate, Maya-style, while supplies last.

At 1:15 pm, children’s author Cynthia Weill reads her new book “Mi Familia Calaca,” accompanied by the marionettes of Los Ramirez Castañeda de Xoxocotla. Dancers from Grupo de Danza Nuevo Mexico don traditional dress, paint their faces as skulls (calaveras), and perform Mexican folk dances at 1:50 pm. At 2:30 pm, student musicians from Mexico’s La Escuela de Música del Estado de Hidalgo, play huapango music for the Day of the Dead Celebration.

The Penn Museum’s Mexico and Central America Gallery features art and artifacts from the ancient Maya and other pre-Hispanic cultures of the region. Dr. Elin Danien, a consulting scholar in the Museum’s American Section and an expert on the ancient Maya, leads a Culinary Expeditions gallery tour, “Delicious, and Good for You!” exploring some principal Maya foods and cooking techniques. The tour departs from the Kamin Main Entrance at 1:30 pm.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

October 31, 2014 1:00AM to 5:00AM (technically it's November 1st) Late Night Halloween Party with Worldtown Sound System at Denim Lofts

Worldtown and Motivated People Present:

Worldtown Halloween! A late night affair

House music, colorful souls, and freedom

Selections by: Oluwafemi, Ben Arsenal & Paul2Paul

$10 at the door

Last year was amazing! Check it out here:

October 31, 2014 9:00 PM Isla Verde Cafe presents "Welcome to Halloween" Party

October 31, 2014 8:00-Midnight BOO2! Jazz Concert and Dance Party at Temple Performing Arts Center

Join costumed Philadelphia musicians
▪ Steve Tirpak: Music Director/Trombone/Keyboards & Arrangements
▪ Wayne Hancock II: Vocals
▪ Laurin Talese: Vocals
▪ Chartel Findlater: Vocals
▪ Hezekiah Davis: Vocals/Rapper
▪ Josh Lawrence: Trumpet
▪ Korey Riker: Tenor Sax
▪ Jarred Antonacci: Trombone
▪ Eric Wortham: Keyboards
▪ Anthony DeCarlo: Guitar
▪ Jon Smith: Bass
▪ Anwar Marshall: Drums
▪ Francois Zayas: Percussion
for an intensely, spooky good time!

Featuring a surprising array of Jazz, Blues, Rock, R&B and Hiphop tunes, like Snoop Dog's, "Murder Was The Case They Gave Me" to Wayne Shorter's "Witchhunt." Boo music director, Steve Tirpak, is driven by the need to please his listeners. “I’m writing with the audience in mind,” he says.

Friday, October 31, 2014
8:00 p.m. - Midnight

Temple Performing Arts Center
1837 N Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Suggested donation $10

All Ages are Welcome!

Before and after the concert Mr. Sonny James aka Statik will be your DJ.

“Best Costume” Contest & Raffles.
Refreshments Available

For More information visit us at

BOO2! is a production of the Philadelphia Jazz Project, a sponsored program of the Painted Bride Art Center, with funding provided by the Wyncote Foundation

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October 30, 2014 8:00 PM Halloween Monster Mash-Up at The Painted Bride Art Center

Nobody does Halloween quite like the Bride, and this year, just wait until you see the toil and trouble we've got planned. Watch two unlikely musical acts collide in this evening of mischief, mayhem, and live music. Taking the stage will be the high energy electronic experience of Worldtown Sound System and rock band Cask & Co.. Costumes are strongly encouraged!!!
Monster Mash-Up
$15 General Admission
The Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
Philadelphia Pa

Co-presented by Witty Gritty Marketing and Events and Small But Mighty Arts

Monday, October 20, 2014

October 25, 2014 10:00PM to 3:00AM El Zol Halloween Party at The Roxxy

AT PHILADELPHIA'S TOP NIGHTCLUB - THE ROXXY ON DELAWARE AV. 939 N Delaware Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123 . info/reservations: 215.422.2444 - 21+

October 25, 2014 10:00 PM Edgardo Cintron and the Cintron Band at Isla Verde Cafe

Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
Philadelphia PA

October 24, 2014 7:00-9:00 PM Danzas de Cuba Master with Danys "La Mora" Perez at The Performance Garage

See Kulu Mele in Danzas de Cuba, presented by PNC Arts Alive, featuring the acclaimed Oyu Oro Afro Cuban Experimental Dance Ensemble. Join us for a special Afro-Cuban Dance Master Class with Danys "La Mora" Perez to help all of Philadelphia to get ready for Danzas de Cuba!! Admission: $12 for all. All levels and ages welcome!!!
The Performance Garage
1515 Brandywine St.
Philadelphia Pa

October 24, 2014 5:00-8:45 PM Rhenda Fearrington and Band at Art After Five at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Vocalist Rhenda Fearrington has immersed herself in the rich tapestry of Philadelphia Jazz. A former backup singer for Roberta Flack and funk and soul group Mtume, Fearrington’s Art After 5 performance will honor legends including Phoebe Snow, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, and Nancy Wilson.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
26th St. and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia Pa
Rhenda's band lineup:
Mike Boone bass
Larry Tamanini guitar
Bootsie Barnes tenor sax
Larry McKenna tenor sax
Anwar Marshall drums
Frank Gattis percussion
Jim Holton piano
Special guests:
Christina May spoken word
Josh Lawrence trumpet

Free after museum admission ($20. nonmember adults)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

October 23, 2014 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM Bal Poussiere at Gojjo

What? Isn't Coleman deep in a hyperbolic chamber somewhere in the Rockies attempting to cure a questionable wrist disease that threatens to derail his entire career? Isn't Cindy taking a break from encouraging ethanol-fused debauchery to hone her skills as a spiritual healer?

Yes. But they are taking a break to throw a party to see your bright faces.

Please join us for the second installment of Bal Poussière at Gojjo in West Philly.

For those who may have missed out last time:

Bal Poussière? Ball pussy air? What the fuck is that? It’s French, baby. Better yet, it’s West African French for dustball — and it’s a playful term for epic village-wide dance parties where people dance so hard that they raise the fucking earth. The dancing is just better there — Cindy & Coleman have seen it with their own eyes — because dancing = shedding your finite mortal body to be part of a collective pulsating (grinding?) whole. So come out for the night: ditch your crippling self-awareness, quit your job and join the euphoric masses losing themselves to dust.

October 23, 2014 4:30 - 7:00 PM Hispanic Heritage Art Exhibit with live music by Daniel DeJesus

★★The School District of Philadelphia is PROUD to announce their Annual Hispanic Heritage Art Exhibit and Reception!!!★★

★Meet the Artists Reception:
Thursday, October 23, 2014
4:30-7:00pm... School District Building
440 N. Broad St, 2nd Fl.
★Refreshments & Live Music sponsored by the Office of Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez.

★For more info contact:
LuzSelenia Salas
ph: (267) 255-9726

-Jenee Chizick
-Juan Delgado
-Sonia Delgado
-Luis "Salsa" Gonzalez
-LuzSelenia Loeb
-Edda Loredo
-Kimberly Montes
-Angel Ortiz
-Nelson Ortiz
-Carlos Pascual

October 22, 2014 6:00-7:00 PM 7Cowrie BodyFit with Akosua Nyo at Venue Isla (with live African drumming)

Come get Fit with African dance & live drummers Every Wednesday at 6pm. Dance away Calories and burn fat, and leave stress free.
Venue Isla, 1 Rector Street, Phila, Pa.
$7. per class

Monday, October 13, 2014

October 18, 2014 8:00 PM Philly Tap Teaser 11 : An Evening of Tap Dance and Jazz Music at The Ethical Society

Saturday, October 18 at 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia
1906 Rittenhouse Sq, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

After ten shows, we are just getting started!
Philly Tap Teaser 11
Come out and be a part of Philly's most swingin' night of tap dance and jazz music at its new Center City home, on the Ethical Society stage. The eleventh show brings together the hottest Philly hoofers with accompaniment by the Tap Teaser house band, the Robert H. Henderson Trio. This is one night you don't want to miss!

For advance tickets, please visit
$20 general admission.
Ticket purchase includes one complimentary beverage.

Philly Tap Teaser 11 is partially funded by Small But Mighty Arts Grant. Small But Mighty Arts provides artists with small grants and additional resources at critical points in their creative careers that serve as a catalyst to further their work while living and creating in Philadelphia.

October 18, 2014 7:00 PM Mark Allen Quartet with Strings + Andrés Cisneros' Timbalona at The Painted Bride Art Center

Oct 18, 2014
$20 Advance, $25 Day of
Members: $14/$17.50

This show is eligible for Student Rush.

In this hard-hitting double header, watch saxophonist Mark Allen make his band-leading debut as he reunites with Fresh Cut Orchestra’s rocking rhythm section and four very special guests. Then, let Venezuelan percussionist Andrés Cisneros take you on a musical tour from Puerto Rico to West Africa and beyond with his eclectic Timbalona sound. Playing original arrangements as well as tributes, Mark Allen and Andres Cisneros are a match made in heaven.

Mark Allen Quartet with Strings

Mark Allen- Saxophones
Brian Marsella- Piano
Jason Fraticelli- Bass
Anwar Marshall- Drums
James Finegan- Violin
Elizabeth Cary- Violin
Christen Hooks- Viola
Andrea Weber- cello

Andrés Cisneros’ Timbalona

Start your Thursday off right & enjoy music courtesy of Timbalona! #throwback

Posted by TIMBALONA on Thursday, June 4, 2015
Andrés Cisneros – Percussion, Lead- Voice
Christian Noguera – Percussion, Voice
Papo Gely - Guitar and voice
Victor Pablo Garcia – Drum set, Percussion, Voice
Mariano Medina – Percussion
Will Andujar Jr. – Bass
Two guest Trombonists TBA

Sunday, October 12, 2014

October 18, 2014 9:00 PM De Tierra Caliente in West Philly House Concert

For the first time, De Tierra Caliente brings the fire to an intimate house concert in West Philly. Enjoy Argentine hospitality with our gracious host, Pedro.

This is a FREE show, BYOB, but we will be asking for your donations to help pay for our tour in Colombia.

Bring your dancin' shoes!!!
9:00 PM
4826 Hazel Ave.
Philadelphia PA

October 18, 2014 3:00-5:00 PM Conozca al Autor/Meet the Author: Gloria Rolando at Taller Puertorriqueño

La Tienda de Regalos Julia de Burgos celebra el mes de la Herencia Hispana presentando la serie Conozca al Autor/a con la cinematógrafa afro-cubana

Gloria Rolando

Voces para un Silencio/Breaking the Silence

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, Meet the Author Series presents Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando
"Breaking the Silence" (Part I of III) reveals the hidden story of black soldiers after the Cuban revolution of 1912, giving voice to those who gave up their lives for an ideal, in the midst of injustice, discrimination, and abuse. The second work shown will be "Jazz and Us".

Both documentaries are in Spanish with English subtitles. The presentation will be in Spanish with English translation. The event is free. Refreshments will be served.
Dos muestras de su trabajo documental tratan aspectos de la realidad afro-cubana. "Voces para un Silencio" revela la historia de los afro-cubanos en la revolución del 1912, quienes sacrifican sus vidas por un ideal, encontrándose con injusticia, discriminación y abuso. El segundo trabajo se titula "El Jaz y Nosotros".

La presentación será en español. El evento es gratis. Se servirán refrigerios.
Taller Puertorriqueño Education Building: 2557 N. 5th St., Philadelphia, PA 19133
Tickets here (free)

October 17 2014 5:00 - 8:45 PM Kinobe and Wamu Spirit with DJ Rahsaan at Philadelphia Museum of Art

From AfroTaino Productions: "The spirit of Africa is alive and well in Philadelphia! The long-running ART AFTER 5 entertainment series, in collaboration with AfroTaino Productions, presents a special evening of music, dance, and culture. On Friday, October 17th, everyone is invited to move to the sounds of Philly’s leading world music selector, DJ Rahsaan, for a very special AfroPop dance party, as he plays the beats & melodies of African nightlife. Following his set, a very special appearance by Ugandan folkpop sensation, Kinobe & The Maru Spirit. Kinobe is a gifted multi-instrumentalist whose talents have landed him on stage playing alongside African music legends like Youssou N’Dour, Salif Keita, Toumani Diabate, Oliver Mtukudzi, Baaba Maal, and Angelique Kidjo, to name a few. His world-roots-dance sound is unique & original, and guarantees to bring you to your feet.

Bring a hand towel and a pair of comfortable dancing shoes – you’ve been warned!"
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, Pa
Free with museum admmission ($20. adult nonmembers) Members free.

October 16, 2014 6:30-8:00 PM and 8:00-9:30 PM African Drumming Classes with Quint Lange

A new cycle of 6 classes will begin this coming Thursday, Oct. 16 @ $96
For just the 1st class, there will be an extended "basics" session being offered from 6:30 P.M. - 8 P.M. @ $15
Quint will share some history about the Djembe, will cover drum language/basic tones, hand technique, relaxing and having fun while playing.

Merging into that will be the regular class that will go from
8 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.
The following 5 classes will be
Thursday evenings - 7:30 - 9:00pm

1012 E Southampton Ave

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

If you'll need a drum to play during class or for purchase, please include that in your reply. Some will be available.

To sign up or if you have any questions ...

Contact ... or 215 233 0777

October 16, 2014 9:00 PM Red Baraat with West Philadelphia Orchestra at Underground Arts

Red Baraat at Underground Arts
West Philadelphia Orchestra will open.
1200 Callowhill St.
Philadelphia Pa
Tickets $15.

Friday, October 10, 2014

October 15, 2014 8:00 PM Dendê and Band at World Cafe Live PHL

Dendê is a percussionist, singer, composer, bandleader, teacher, and multi-instrumentalist. He’s been a professional musician since the age of 14, when he appeared in the frontline of Timbalada, Carlinhos Brown’s superstar percussion ensemble. Since 2001, he’s been splitting his time between New York and Bahia, and has played with Dance Brazil, Melvin Gibbs, Graham Haynes, Giovanni Hidalgo, Zakir Hussain, David Byrne, and Vinicius Cantuária among many others. His own bands include the folkloric music and dance troupe Ologundê, the acoustic Samba de Três, and Arrastão do Dendê, a traditional Afro bloco (samba party band), but it’s as leader and principal songwriter of his flagship band that Dendê has made his greatest impact.

The band, formerly called Hãhãhães, has been packing clubs and festivals up and down the East Coast and internationally for the past five years most notably at the Atrium at Lincoln Center, the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center, the Penang World Music Festival in Malaysia, the Lake Eden Arts Festival in North Carolina and the Kalalu Festival in Saint Lucia among many other prestigious venues and events. Combining Brazil’s rhythm heavy music with the grooves of afrobeat, reggae, merengue, and others from around the world the band showcases the its sizzling showmanship and versatility through a dance party atmosphere.

World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia Pa
Tickets $ fees

October 15, 2014 12:00-2:00 PM Dendê & Band Performs in "Live @ 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.

Dendê is a percussionist extraordinaire who first appeared in the front lines of Timbalada and Carlinhos Brown's Superstar Percussion Ensembles. His band combines Brazil's rhythm-heavy music with the grooves of Afrobeat and Reggae.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

October 12, 2014 10:00 PM Cintron Band at The Coastline in Cherry Hill, NJ

October 12, 2014 5:00-6:00 PM Alô Brasil Performs at Olde City Fest 2014 in Free Concert

Alô Brasil

Upcoming show:


Sunday, October 12th, 2014
5-6pm (Free outdoor show)
3rd and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA

In recognition of DesignPhiladelphia's 10th anniversary, Old City District presents the Old City Fest-a celebration of art and design, fashion and food, creativity and culture on the streets of America's most historic square mile. The Old City Fest will highlight the region's premier art and design district while showcasing local designers, creative firms, restaurants, retailers, galleries, theater, culture, history, and architecture.

Here's the entertainment lineup for the Old City Fest Stage, to be located on Arch Street, just to the east of the firehouse:

12 Noon: The Arden Theatre Company
1 p.m.: Red Hot Ramblers
2 p.m.: Polkadelphia
3 p.m.: Almanac Dance Circus
4 p.m.: Manterial Girl
5 p.m.: Alo Brasil

Click here to join the Facebook event!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

October 11, 2014 2:00 PM and 9:00 PM Bachaco at Centro Musical and at The Fire

Centro Musical is at 464 W. Lehigh Ave., Phila, Pa

9:00 PM An Evening with Bachaco
The Fire
412 W. Girard Ave.
Philadelphia Pa
21+ $10.

Monday, October 6, 2014

October 11, 2014 7:00 PM The 11th Annual Hispanic Choice Awards at The Merriam Theater

The 11th Annual Hispanic Choice Awards returns to the Merriam Theater for a glamorous night of performances, award presentations, red carpet stars and fun! This annual event is the largest of its kind and attracts over 1,000 leaders from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware each year. Local and national leaders in business, education, the arts and the community are honored with distinguished awards at the beautiful Merriam Theater. This black tie event will be taped for television broadcast. Tickets will sell out; get yours today!
Red Carpet Experience
Saturday, 10/11/2014, 3:00 PM, Doubletree Hotel ($10. general admission)
The Official Red Carpet Experience begins at 3pm at the Double Tree Hotel directly across the street from the Merriam Theater. Guests with Red Carpet access get to walk down the outdoor Red Carpet on Broad Street, pose for photographers and members of the media, and enjoy exclusive pre-show reception activities. Only guests with Red Carpet Tickets will be permitted on the Red Carpet. Space is limited!

Saturday, 10/11/2014, 7:00 PM, Merriam Theater ($35 to $50.)

Official After Party
Doubletree Hotel ($45.)
The 11th Annual Hispanic Choice Awards continues at the official after party directly across the street from the show at the Double Tree Hotel. Join VIP guests, award winners, performers, and the HCA team at the official After Party for 2014. Space is very limited - get your tickets now!

The EXPERIENCE PASS ($95.) includes all 3 events above
Performers include Ocho Y Mas and Francois Zayas

Sunday, October 5, 2014

October 10, 2014 7:30 PM Intercultural Journeys Presents Farah Siraj with Special Guest spiritchild at International House

Named Jordan's “Musical Ambassadress”, Jordanian virtuoso Farah Siraj balances a career that spans the United States, Europe and the Middle East. Farah has performed at some of the world's most prestigious platforms, including the United Nations, Nobel Prize Hall, the World Economic Forum, the TV show Good Morning Live in the USA, MBC TV in the Middle East and the Antena de Oro Awards of Spain. Farah has performed before HM King Abdullah II and HM Queen Rania of Jordan, HM King Juan Carlos of Spain, HRH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and HE Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon. In addition, Farah represents Jordan annually on United Nations World Peace Day.

In 2011 Farah internationally released her album entitled NOMAD, funded personally by His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan. In NOMAD, Farah performs her original compositions, fusing influences of middle eastern music, flamenco, jazz, bossa and pop, with lyrics in Arabic, Spanish and English. The recordings took place in the Middle East, Spain and the USA, including more than 30 internationally acclaimed musicians from five different continents. In early 2012, after the success of NOMAD, Farah presented the world premiere of her new work, entitled The Arabian Jazz Project, featuring original compositions and traditional middle eastern tunes set to a jazz context.

You can read a recent interview with Farah here on the Intercultural Journeys website, or listen to a pre-concert talk with her on Soundcloud. And there's much more info, music, and video at

spiritchild, as he is known, is a freedom singer from the south Bronx by way of Brooklyn, who uses the arts to cultivate a cultural revolution. He integrates activism and hip hop music production as the founder of the Movement In Motion Artist & Activist Collective. As the Rhythmic Poet of the Hip Hop Fusion Band Mental Notes, he uses his music to converse with his audience to the injustices facing the poor and oppressed, inspiring action on environmental and social justice in New York City and around the world. No one attends a session with spiritchild without leaving encouraged. His ability to draw out creativity and confidence heals those around him, and is the catalyst for deep analysis and social change. He is an instructor for songwriting and artist at several public schools throughout New York, and facilitates that process internationally on seasonal tours in Africa, South East Asia, Europe and elsewhere. He has also produced and recorded with and for award winning Grammy® nominee Maya Azucena, legendary Les Nubians, spoken word nuyorican poets champion Ainsley Burrows, X-Vandals & Ricanstructions very own N4P, to name a few.

General Public: $15.
IHP Members: $10.
Students: $8.

October 10, 2014 8:00-10:00 PM Kimpedro's NU Gruv Network at Community Education Center

More JAZZ for 2nd Fridays on Lancaster Ave.

If you haven't made it yet, you' ve been missing out.
If you've come, come back for more great jazz!
October 10, 8-10PM
We are thrilled to welcome back
Kimpedro's NU Gruv Network!

Ticket's are $10 and can be purchased at the door.

October 9, 2014 6:30-9:30 PM Cantina Avenida (Music Avenue) with De Tierra Caliente

Live music night at Cantina Avenida presented by Philly Alternativo.

This Thursday you'll be able to enjoy the amazing Bronson Tennis from De Tierra Caliente at our fist "Music Avenue" event.

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.

Bronson will be 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.

Great Food - Great Music - Great Price (NO COVER)
Cantina Avenida
7402 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia PA 19119

October 9, 2014 5:00-8:00 PM Yaretzi Dance Performance at Reading Terminal Market

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, in collaboration with Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas, Inc., enjoy a performance by Ballet Folklorico de Mexico Yaretzi representing five Mexican states including Jalisco, Veracruz, Nayarit, Chiapas, and Tamaulipas. Yaretzi is a school and ballet of authentic Mexican dance created by Maribel and Alfredo Navarro to rescue and strengthen Mexican roots and traditions.
Following the performance, 12th Street Cantina will serve a delicious Mexican feast featuring* Oaxacan Chicken Mole with Caramelized Onions and Queso Fresco, Wild Mushroom Enchiladas in Chile Cream Sauce, Cheese and Green Chile Tamales with Salsa Verde, Margarita Cake, and much more. Ticket includes one Margarita; cash bar available.

*menu subject to change

This event is a part of Music @ the Market, made possible with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, PECO, an Exelon Company, and Independence Foundation.

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Tickets for dance and dinner are $45. per person ($3.25 fee)