Sunday, November 30, 2014

December 6, 2014 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM Giovana Robinson at Rosa Blanca's Nacional 56

Jose Garces' Rosa Blanca is now a live Latin music venue, as well as a diner/restaurant with delicious Cuban food and drink. This Saturday, come hear singer Giovana Robinson with her band, while you sip the freshest-tasting mojitos in the area. There is some room for dancing if you are unable to sit still, and who could blame you? Joining Giovana will be Dennis Guevara on keyboard, and Andres Cisneros and Christian Noguera on percussion. Excellent musicians and singer!
Giovana Robinson's Latin Band Show
Rosa Blanca
707 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia Pa
No cover

December 6, 2014 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Passport to Cultures: 19th Annual Peace Around the World at Penn Museum - FREE

Saturday, December 6, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
19th Annual Peace around the World

Guests of all ages are invited for the free 19th annual "Peace around the World" holiday celebration. Visitors receive Museum "passports for peace" upon arrival, then "depart" on a world tour throughout the Museum's galleries to explore holiday festivals, history, cuisine, and traditions from China, Haiti, India, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, Poland, and Russia. In the spirit of cultural understanding, this joyful and distinctively international celebration includes family crafts to share personal wishes for a peaceful world. Free admission. Supported in part by the William M. King Charitable Foundation, the Women's Committee of the Penn Museum, and CxRA.

11:00 am – Storyteller Michele Belluomini of Blue Deer Storytelling recounts tales of peace and cooperation
11:30 am – Jay Sand from All Around this World offers a community-building, world music experience for children and families
12:00 pm – "Celebrations, Past and Present" guided family tour: the Native American Voices exhibition, plus the Africa and Greek galleries
1:00 pm – Performance by the Episcopal Academy Middle School Singers and Middle School Chamber Ensemble
1:30 pm – Culinary Expeditions food tour with Museum docent and storyteller Michele Belluomini
2:45 pm – Dance performance: the Bhartiya Vidalaya Cultural Center presents traditional dances from India
3:00 pm – "Celebrations, Past and Present" guided family tour: the Native American Voices exhibition, plus the Africa and Greek galleries

2010 Celebrate Japan eventwebTHROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON
1:00 pm – Face painting, balloon art, make-and-take crafts
Free cupcakes for children (while supplies last)
10% Holiday discounts in the Museum Shop (20% for Museum members; 15% for Penn staff and students, University of Pennsylvania Health System, and Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania staff with PennCard or employee ID)

kids-summer-activity-bookIN THE PEPPER MILL CAFE
Children 12 and younger receive a free souvenir activity book and pack of crayons with any Pepper Mill Café purchase

A special Culinary Expeditions lunch menu:
Middle East–
Lamb & Date Kabobs
Hummus, Baba Ghanouj & Whole Wheat Pita Bread
Beet & Yogurt Salad
Rice with Black CherriesPenn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia Pa

December 6, 2014 Birthday House Party for Taller Puertorriqueño: Taller Turns 40!

Taller is 40! You are cordially invited to a birthday house party!

Saturday, December 6th
Taller Puertorriqueño Education Building
2557 N. 5th St., Philadelphia, PA 19133

***VIP Reception $80***
6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Includes special hors d'oeuvres, open bar for the duration of the VIP reception, two drink tickets for the House Party, plus $3 drinks all night long!

***House Party $50***
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Includes two drink tickets, complimentary food, plus $3 drinks all night!

Art, food, cocktails, LIVE music, dancing, parrandas, & friends!

See you there!
Event is free for active members at $300 level or above! Email for free registration. Thank you!

Get your tickets at

Generously sponsored by:

Susquehanna Bank
Visit Philly
Tierra Colombiana
The Lighthouse
*Music by Foto Rodriguez & His Charanga La Unica

Saturday, November 29, 2014

December 5 and 6, 2014 7:30 PM annd 10:30 PM The Soul Revival at Warmdaddy's

Join The Soul Revival this weekend at Warmdaddy's!

We have two sets on both Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30pm and 10:30pm

$15 entry fee, pay at the door or reserve your table online!
1400 South Columbus Blvd at Reed St.
Philadelphia PA

December 5, 2014 7:30 PM Omnia Hegazy and Rosa Diaz at A Seed on Diamond Gallery

December 5, 2014 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM De Tierra Caliente at Rosa Blanca

De Tierra Caliente performed at Rosa Blanca's inaugural night of live music, and is back by popular demand! Everyone was dancing to their mixture of salsa, samba, and Cuban rhythms. Come enjoy the fine food, drink, and live music at Rosa Blanca this Friday, and see why so many left with smiles on their faces!
Rosa Blanca
707 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia Pa

December 5, 2014 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM Conjunto Si Se Logra at Mis Viejos Restaurant

Conjunto Si Se Logra will be performing salsa and Christmas music this Friday night at Mis Viejos Restaurant.

Mis Viejos Restaurant & Lounge
151 W Lehigh Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

(215) 423-4422

December 5, 2014 6:00-9:00 PM Hip Hop, Butoh, and Lenny Seidman's Tabla Choir at First Friday at The Barnes Foundation

Join us for the East coast’s first taste of Flash, a dance theater duet written, choreographed, and performed by hip-hop artist Rennie Harris and butoh (Japanese dance theater) artist Michael Sakamoto. Hip-hop and butoh were born from urban subcultures in the postwar era, and embody a philosophical approach to the creation of cultural identity through dance. In partnership with the Painted Bride.

The evening includes an educational talk on the significance of bringing practicing artists into the classroom as well as access to the collection and the William Glackens exhibition.

6–7 pm Michael Sakamoto performance
7–7:20 pm Talk: artists in the classroom
7:30–8:30 pm Flash performance

Cocktails and light fare available for purchase:
Kielbasa hoagie with shredded Napa cabbage, Japanese mayo, togarashi and grated daikon

December 5, 2014
6–9 pm
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
$25; members free
Collection and exhibition admission included.

Book general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

December 5, 2014 8:00-11:30 PM Mike Boone CD Release Party at Chris' Jazz Cafe

Mike Boone - basses; John Swana - EVI, valve trombone; Tim Brey - piano; Anwar Marshall - drums

Admission: $15
Show times: 8PM & 10PM
Chris' Jazz Cafe
1421 Sansom St.
Philadelphia PA

December 5, 6, and 7, 2014 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM "They Slice The Air" at Rowan University's Tohill Theater

Opens December 5 at 8PM.
other performances:
December 6 at 8PM
December 6 & 7 at 3PM

A resonating work of interdisciplinary performance inspired by the epic poem written by Dee Galloway and the enlightened research of Dr. Lourin Plant. Armed with African-American Narratives, Spirituals, and Poetry, this premier work of choreographer Paule Turner is a visceral testament of the transformative and transcendental powers of the African-American spiritual to bring us closer to humbly reconciling the truth of what we are, together.

Production Credits

Conceived, and Directed, by Choreographer Paule Turner
Featuring Dee Galloway and Dr. Lourin Plant, Baritone
Set design by Marketa Fantova
Costume design by Heidi Barr
Light design by Robert Thorpe
Sound Design by David Cimetta
Percussionist Josh Robinson

Tohill Theatre
Bunce Hall, Rowan University
Glassboro, NJ 08028
Map & Directions
Tickets $10-$15
Phone: (856) 256-4545

December 5, 2014 6:00-8:30 PM Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol at the Neighborhood Potters

Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol performing at the Neighborhood Potters First Friday Studio Open House
Today at 6:00pm
2034 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Friday, November 28, 2014

December 4, 2014 7:30-9:00 PM Start of 6-Class Series of African Drumming with Quint Lange

December 4, 11, 18, 2014 - January 8, 15, 22, 2015
Mixed levels of experience are welcome! $96.00/6 classes
7:30PM - 9:00PM
at the home of Ron Kravitz:
1012 E Southampton Ave
Wyndmoor, PA 19038
(Glenside if a GPS is used)
215 233 0777

NEW! Beginning Players - African Drumming - $86.00/6 classes
1/29, 2/5, 12, 19, 26, 3/6 - 6:20pm to 7:30pm

Advancing Players - African Drum Class - $96.00/6 classes
1/29, 2/5, 12, 19, 26, 3/6 - 7:40PM - 9:10PM
Same location
A little bit about QUINT LANGE and his method for teaching:
Quint has been playing the drums for dancers for 30 years. He has played in St Barthe, the Turks and Caicos, Key West and points north to Bar Harbor, Maine and performed and taught with Babatunde Olatunji at the Omega Institute in New York.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

December 3, 2014 7:30-9:00 PM Afro-Brazilian Dance Class with Cleonice Fonseca

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. Drummers welcome!
Don't fear the cold, the studio will be nice and warm!
Afro-Brazilian Dance Class with Cleonice Foneseca

December 2, 2014 #GivingTuesday: Give the Gift of Drumming to Philly's Youth!

Philly Drum Project is funding an entire program, $1,100, in one day. The program - Re-Drum - will provide refurbished drums and free lessons to underserved communities in Philadelphia. We have two drumsets donated, which we refurbished last month, and we will kick off the pilot program of Re-Drum with free lessons this spring...pending this fundraising campaign! I know that we can be successful if we pull together our resources and communicate the importance of this program - accessible music education is vital to a well-rounded community!

I'm teaming up with Philly Drum Project this #GivingTuesday to make drums and music education accessible in Philadelphia. Will you join my team today? #TeamLasswell Only $10 will make you a member of my team, and you will know that you helped introduce a young person to drumming. Of course, we will accept more, if you are so inclined!

There are other team leaders, too; pick one of your favorite drummers and join him or her! They are:

Allison Miller
Brad Almond
Mark Beecher
Braden Lawrence
Nick Costa
Ryan Crump
Marc Dicciani
Mike Greenfield
Erik Johnson
Tre Lambert
Alex Maio
Marcus Myers
Marley McNamara
Katie and Don Schottland
Travis Peterman
Chuck Treece

December 2, 2014 8:00 PM Twin Danger with Ensemble Novo at World Cafe Live PHL

Twin Danger

Twin Danger is the love child of heroin jazz and seductive darkness. Vanessa Bley and Stuart Matthewman. Two hearts beating as one; risk takers with an appetite for the unknown.

The daughter of famed jazz pianist Paul Bley, Vanessa is a singer, composer, guitarist and pianist. Her voice is as fragile as it is pure, however she best lives the meaning of Twin Danger. While not crooning along side Matthewman, she plays with her psychedelic pop-rock outfit Beast Patrol, who just released their second record.

Stuart plays guitar, for sure, but his tenor sax is what gets under your skin. As core member of Sade, this makes sense. Together, Bley and Matthewman make music that is sleek, sexy, and sultry. Jazz-swing meets heartbreak-pop; cinematic blues for the modern romantic. The musical union of Vanessa and Stuart is a natural one. “We talked about music,” Stuart recalls. “I said I’d written these chords with a dissonance that I liked, but that I didn’t know what to do with.” A few hours later, Vanessa sent Stuart a finished song. “It was as simple as that,” Stuart says, smiling.

Ensemble Novo
Photo by David Dzubinski Photography
Ensemble Novo, a six-piece Brazilian Jazz group of Philadelphia is comprised of of Behn Gillece (vibraphone), Ryan McNeely (electric and nylon string guitars), Mark Przybylowski (bass guitar), Eli Sklarsky (drums), Jim Hamilton (percussion) and Tom Moon (saxophone).

Ensemble Novo is the brainchild of Tom Moon, the best-selling author and former Philadelphia Inquirer music critic who currently contributes to NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Inspired by the music of Brazil, the group creates a spacious, welcoming sound.

World Cafe Live Upstairs
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA
Tickets $12. plus fees

December 1, 2014 7:00-9:00 PM Philly Drum Project's "Beats, Brews, and Banter" with Chris Powell at Boot and Saddle

Philly Drum Project
Boot and Saddle
1131 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia Pa
This event is 21+

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, Christopher Sean Powell (aka Pow Pow, aka Pay Pow, aka Powserati) is a self-taught rhythm scholar, producer, and beat-maker living in Philadelphia, PA. As a main contributor in the Philadelphia art and sound collective Need New Body, which fused improvisation with popular song structures, Powell began a career of international recording and performance, creating music at the nexus of art and entertainment. Since 1999, he has collaborated, recorded, and toured worldwide with a diverse spectrum of artists and musicians, including the Sun Ra Arkestra, Yoko Ono, and the Boredoms. Powell’s work in the eclectic and high energy Philadelphia band Man Man (ANTI- Records) has helped focus his talent as a leader in the live performance context. Together with Griffin Rodriguez, Powell explores popular music based on jazz and non-Western rhythms as the Los Angeles production duo Icy Demons. His latest projects include Adventuredrum, a conceptually-based performance Powell composes for an ensemble of drummers, Spaceship Aloha, a solo project mixing Polynesian-infused beats in an electronic soundscape, GRANT$, a hip hop duo with artist Tim Fite, and Mash Up Body, a collaboration with avant-garde choreographer Kate Watson-Wallace.

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).

November 30, 2014 4:00-8:00 PM Jeramy Cohen's Latin Jazz All Stars at Dirty Frank's

Jeramy Cohen's Latin Jazz All Stars will be performing at Dirty Frank's Bar at 13th and Pine Sts in Philadelphia Sunday, November 30 from 4 -8pm. We have some of the most talented musicians in the Philadelphia area, Jessee Hernandez, keyboards /bass /vocals. Chris Aschman ,steel pan/trumpet.Orlando Lopez,vocals /percussion. Edwin Rosado ,Timbales/vocals. Sam Cohen,bongo.and Jeramy Cohen,congas /vocals. Come support your local musicians keeping latin jazz alive. We welcome all musicians to sit in,bring your instruments and have some fun with us.
Dirty Frank's
347 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 732-5010

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

November 29, 2014 10:00 PM Salsa Dura with guests Shawn Hennessey and Bronson Tennis at Isla Verde Cafe

Papo Buda's "Salsa Dura" band will have special guest artists Shawn Hennessey and Bronson Tennis at Isla Verde Cafe this Saturday night. Come out with your friends, and have a great music-filled evening!
Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
Philadelphia Pa

November 29, 2014 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM Hennessey Bonfire(Cuban Version) at Rosa Blanca

A Special Hennessey Bonfire Show featuring Jeff Torchon (Conjunto Philadelphia) on piano. Elliot Garland on Bass, Wesley Rast on Drums and Percussion and Shawn Hennessey on Guitar, Voice and Percussion.
We will do some HB hits, Cuban Classics, Afro--Latin Jazz Standards, and Orisha Love Songs (Leana Song style).

Rosa Blanca
707 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia Pa
no cover

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

November 28, 2014 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM Papo Buda's Mambo Machine at Rosa Blanca

Latin music live at Rosa Blanca Diner at 707 Chestnut St., Philadelphia Pa with Papo Buda, Joe Breidenstine, and Jessee Hernandez. No cover!

Friday, November 21, 2014

November 26, 2014 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM De Tierra Caliente at Rosa Blanca's Nacional 56

This Wednesday marks the opening of Rosa Blanca - Philadelphia's live Latin music club and we get to play there to celebrate. As far as I know this is the only venue for live Latin music downtown, and we are SO pumped for this much-needed addition to our city. Come eat, drink, dance and romance with us on Thanksgiving Eve, 10pm-1am
Nacional 56 at Rosa Blanca
707 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia Pa

November 26, 2014 10:00 PM to 3:30 AM Thanksgiving Eve with Worldtown Sound System and DJ's Aktive, Mike NYCE and Mr. Sonny James at Trilogy

Wednesday, November 26at 10:00pm - 3:30am
Nov 26 at 10:00pm to Nov 27 at 3:30am
Show Map
601 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123
Spend the biggest party night of the year with us at Trilogy for #ThanksgivingJawn. Bringing you the dopest in Dj's, Live Music and Live Art, this is going to be one amazing night that you don't want to miss!

Hip-hop, Classics, Funk, Reggae, House, Afrobeat, R&B, Live music and more ~ we've got everything you need!! It's going to be a great night - doors open at 10pm and we rock until 3:30am!

2nd floor
Philly's dopest dj's rocking together for the entire night
AKTIVE [Kanye West / Common / Kelis]
MIKE NYCE [Tastytreats / Sound Boy]
MR. SONNY JAMES [IllVibe Collective / Ugly Bass]

3rd floor
An electric live performance & dj set by none other than
[show starts at 11:30pm]
with Dj's Ben Arsenal and Oluwafemi

And last but not least LIVE ART by Serena Saunders, Ran Art & more!

Make plans now to spend the night with us:)
Wednesday November 26
10pm-3:30am / 21+ / $10 until 11:30pm $15 after

Thursday, November 20, 2014

November 25, 29, & 30th, 2014 Kùlú Mèlé - Danzas de Cuba at The Painted Bride Art Center

Danzas de Cuba presented by PNC Arts Alive
Celebrating its 45th anniversary, Philadelphia’s premiere African dance company, Kùlú Mèlé returns to the Painted Bride with Danzas de Cuba presented by PNC Arts Alive. Featuring the acclaimed Oyu Oro Afro Cuban Experimental Dance Ensemble and new choreography by Oyu Oro Artistic Director Danys “LaMora” Perez and Philadelphia-based choreographer Gilset Mora Amador, Danzas de Cuba will showcase Afro-Cuban dance at its best.

Tuesday, November 25 | 11 a.m.
Student & Senior Matinee: $8.00

Saturday, November 29 | 7 p.m.
General Admission: $20 in advance/$25 day of show
Children 12 and under: $12 in advance/$15 day of show
VIP Admission: $35 in advance/$40 day of show
(VIP Admission includes Champagne & Cake post-show reception with the artists.)

Sunday, November 30 | 4 p.m.
General Admission: $20 in advance/$25 day of show
Children 12 and under: $12 in advance/$15 day of show

The Painted Bride Art Center

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

November 23, 2014 7:30 PM Aurelio Martinez : Garifuna Music from Honduras at The Rotunda

Born in the tiny coastal hamlet of Plaplaya on Honduras’ Caribbean coast, Aurelio Martinez grew up steeped in the Garifuna traditions of his ancestors, a group of shipwrecked slaves who intermarried with the indigenous people of the island of St. Vincent, only to be deported to the Central American coast in the late eighteenth century.
Now both a leading Garifuna musician and a member of the Honduran Congress, Aurelio recalls his humble but highly musical beginnings in his remote hometown. “In the village I was born, there is still no electricity,” he told Afropop Worldwide in a 2006 interview. “When I was a child, I had very natural toys. My first toy was a guitar I built for myself from wood taken from a fishing rod. So that’s how I played my first chords.” He learned these chords from his family, including his father, a well-loved local troubadour who improvised playful paranda songs that embrace Garifuna roots and Latin sounds. He became a drummer almost as soon as he began to walk, thanks to his uncles and grandfather. From his vocally talented mother, he learned to sing and picked up many songs she crafted.
A prodigy of percussion, Aurelio began performing at Garifuna ceremonies when just a boy, even at the most sacred events where children were usually not allowed. By the time he left Plaplaya to attend school at 14, he was a respected musician with a firm grounding in Garifuna rhythms, rituals, and songs. As a student in the provincial capital of La Cieba, he dove into diverse and innovative musical projects that took him outside the traditional sphere of performance. He played professionally with popular Latin ensembles, wrote music for theater and pop groups, and refined his musical skills with private teachers.
He soon founded a Garifuna ensemble, Lita Ariran, one of the first Garifuna groups to appear on an internationally distributed recording. Aurelio’s virtuosic musicianship and passionate performances made him a mainstay of the La Cieba music scene, where he was best loved for his take on punta rock, the high-energy, Garifuna roots-infused pop genre that took Central America by storm in the 1990s.
His musical career took a global turn thanks to his Belizean friend and fellow musician Andy Palacio, who organized a major Garifuna festival and invited Aurelio. The two artists struck up a decades-long friendship thanks in part to their shared hopes for the future of Garifuna music and culture. Through Palacio, Aurelio met Ivan Duran, the tireless producer behind Belize’s Stonetree Records, and participated in a compilation of paranda, the Latin-inspired genre his father had favored, a style that was slowly dying out among the Garifuna. The comparatively youthful Aurelio, youngest of the three generations on the recording, proved that the music was still alive and kicking.
With Duran, Aurelio began thinking about the evolution of the music he had grown up with, and his first solo album Garifuna Soul (2004) explored his roots in both paranda and traditional rhythms. Martinez’s richly resonant voice and soulful acoustic songs caught the attention of the global music press and put Martinez on the map as a tradition-bearer with an innate musicality and subtle innovative streak.
Crossroads Concerts
The Rotunda
4014 Walnut St.
Philadelphia Pa
Tickets $10-$30.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Thursdays and Sundays: Unidos da Filadelfia has Ongoing Samba Drumming Classes !

Unidos da Filadelfia (Philadelphia United) is a community-based samba school modeled after the Carnaval parade organizations of Rio de Janeiro and Salvador da Bahia in Brazil. Founded in 2005, the school's mission is to spread the joy and excitement of Brazilian percussion through music education and performance. Members of the school have the opportunity to play the traditional percussion instruments and learn the rhythmic styles of Brazilian Carnaval, and to perform at various community events.

No prior musical experience is necessary.

All Classes are $15 and are held at MaMa Studio (Moving Arts Mount Airy)
6819 Greene St, Philadelphia, PA 19119
-Thursdays: 6:30pm-8:00pm

-Sundays: 12:30pm-2:00pm

November 22, 2014 8:00-1:00 PM Papo Vazquez Mighty Pirates Troubadours at Montgomery County Community College

Papo Vazquez and Mighty Pirates Troubadours
Trombonist, composer and arranger Papo Vazquez's remarkable career spans three dozen years in the jazz, Latin, Afro-Caribbean and classical music and recording worlds. A Grammy-nominated artist who grew up in Puerto Rico and North Philadelphia, Vazquez has toured with Tito Puente and Dizzy Gillespie, conducted and performed with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and directed the U.S. Marine Band in its first Afro-Caribbean jazz performance.
Location Information:
Montgomery County Community College
Central Campus: 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422 - 215.641.6300
Central Campus in Blue Bell - Science Center Theater
Contact Information:
Name: Brent Woods
Phone: 215-641-6518
Discount tickets

Monday, November 17, 2014

November 22, 2014 7:30 PM "Gong with the Didge"

Gong w/ the Didge

is a group led by Reiki master Harold E. Smith that performs improvised healing music.
The members are Harold and master percussionists
Doc Gibbs, Randy Sutin and Flutist Marianne Sutin.

The group performs on sacred instruments from across the world's cultures,and is
guided by the energetic needs of the particular audience with
whom they may be blessed to perform.

“Amazing…Not to be missed...

we were blown away!”

Harold Smith and Band

“Gong with the Didge” - Saturday, November 22nd

Doors open at 6:30 for Chai, Cake, and getting positioned

Concert at 7:30 pm - Suggested Donation $25.

1586 Elephant Road, Perkasie PA 18944

RSVP Bonnie Harter 215.353.1216

**Please Pre-Register to ensure your place on admittance list**

Bring Yoga Mat or Blanket if you wish to lay down during the Concert!

November 22, 2014 7:00-11:00 PM West Philadelphia Orchestra at Baba Olga's Cafe and Supper Club

Baba Olga’s Cafe & Supper Club Presents

The West Philadelphia Orchestra
On Saturday, November 22, 2014, 7-11pm
Grand Buffet, Live Music, Dancing!
$40/Person (reservations required)

West Philadelphia Orchestra

“With blistering beats and walls of brass, they inspire audiences to hold hands, dance, and slip the yoke of the homogenized culture industry.”

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 tunes 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.

Price is $40/person for a memorable evening of lively music and delicious artisan food
BYOB + FREE & Convenient Parking (reservations required)

MENU (Serving 7pm-10pm)

BYOB: We encourage you to bring your own libations.

Mezze Plate On Table as Guests Arrive:
Fennel & Urfa Pepper-Spiced Almonds
Seville Style Marinated Olives with Rosemary
Muhammara (Turkish red pepper, walnut & pomegranate spread)
Bulgarian Feta with Sumac & Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Grilled Multigrain Pita
Grand Buffet:
Honey-Rosemary Roasted Pear Salad: Cabrales Blue Cheese, Toasted Walnuts, Dried Cranberries, Mixed Greens, Pomegranate Dressing (Vegetarian)
Ancient Grains Salad: barley, farro, French green lentils, Tuscan kale, pumpkin seeds, honey-citrus dressing (Vegan)
Roasted Vegetable Fillo Pie: seasonal vegetables, dill & feta (Vegetarian)
Cochin Spiced Roast Grain-Fed Chicken: Tomato-Ginger Sauce
Cuban Beef Picadillo: braised beef, green olives, almonds, currants, tomato, cumin
Steamed Basmati Rice
Greek Briami: seasonal vegetables in extra-virgin olive oil, lemon & dill (Vegan)
Torta Tres Leches with Dulce de Leche
Seasonal Fruit Macedonia with Spearmint

Material Culture
4700 Wissahickon Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144


November 21, 2014 7:30 PM Intercultural Journeys Presents: Alex Shaw at International House

Intercultural Journeys Presents: Alex Shaw
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 7:30pm

International House of Philadelphia

3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Tickets: $15 general; $10 IHP members; $8 students

Specializing in the rich musical heritage of Afro-Brazilian culture, percussionist and vocalist Alex Shaw will be debuting new work featuring original material and his contemporary interpretation of traditional rhythms and songs of northeastern Brazil. Director of renowned Brazilian ensemble Alô Brasil, and long-time section leader in Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra, he has been performing and cultivating the region's Brazilian music scene for many years. In recognition of Black Consciousness Day in Brazil, this program will pay special homage to the musical tradition of Capoeira Angola, an ancient Afro-Brazilian martial art with an enduring legacy of social justice and cultural resistance. Interactive video projections of vintage capoeira footage and other Afro-Brazilian cultural images will also be interwoven throughout the program to include another dimension of context and artistry.

The ensemble will feature some of the region's most respected musicians, including Alex Shaw - vocals, percussion; Patricio Acevedo - guitar, cavaquinho; Luke O'Reilly - keys; Mike Boone - bass; Jeremiah Shaw - cello; Tim Thompson - trumpet; Ernest Stuart - trombone; Zé Mauricio - percussion; Fernando Saci - percussion; Rucyl Mills - video artist.

A small ensemble of students from FACTS Charter School in Chinatown, Philadelphia, will join this performance as a culmination of an eight-week arts residency with Alex Shaw. Dr. Ken Dossar will also be present to provide some opening remarks about the legacy of Capoeira Angola.

Intercultural Journeys is a non-profit organization with a mission of promoting peace and cultural dialogue through music and other arts programming. Alex Shaw has recently become curator for Intercultural Journeys. You can like the Intercultural Journeys FB page here, and/or you can join the IJ event on Facebook here.

November 21, 2014 7:00-9:00 PM Indonesian Music: Live and On Film at From Bali to Bala

First, our Indonesian friend & musician, Dion Sujatmiko, will perform folk rock on his acoustic guitar, featuring both English and Indonesian songs. Stay and view the poignant film Street Ballad: A Jakarta Story, a one-hour documentary about one young gifted street musician as she searches for identity, legitimacy, and love on the frenzied streets of Jakarta, Indonesia.

From Bali to Bala
8514 Germantown Ave.
Chestnut Hill, PA 19118

November 21, 2014 8:30 PM The Soul Revival at Reuben's Marc

PhillyAmplified is honored to present "The Soul Revival" this Friday (Nov 21st) @ Reuben's Marc 2nd Floor Sounds. 8:30pm

November 21, 2014 7:00-9:00 PM Afro-Cuban Dance Tertulia at Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas

Don’t miss your chance to experience our Tertulia on the roots of Afro-Cuban dance featuring the acclaimed Kulu Mele African Dance and Drum Ensemble in Danzas de Cuba presented by PNC Arts Alive.

This Afro-Cuban Dance Tertulia will include new choreography from Philadelphia-based choreographer Mora Amador and Kùlú Mèlé

Artistic Director Dorothy Wilkie

Come join us on November 21st at 7:00 PM as Danzas de Cuba showcases Afro-Cuban dance at its very finest.

Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas
1417 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia Pa
General Admission: $10

Student Admission: $5

November 21, 2014 5:00-8:45 PM Classic Soul + R & B with Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble at Art After Five

Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble pays tribute to Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, and other Stax Records recording artists. Enjoy all your favorite classics with a unique jazz-infused spin!
Art After Five
Philadelphia Museum of Art
26th St. and Benjamin Franklink Parkway
Philadelphia Pa
Free after museum admission ($20. nonmember adults)

Friday, November 14, 2014

November 20, 21, 22, and 23, 2014 Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca Perform "Antigona" at the Annenberg Center

Sizzling flamenco electrifies the stage as this company of dancers, singers and musicians provides an authentic look at a complex and mysterious art form. Direct from Spain and described as “a mesmerizing array of music and dance” by the New York Times, Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca promise a passionate journey through the very heart and soul of flamenco.
Thursday, November 20 @ 7:30 PM
Friday, November 21 @ 8 PM
Saturday, November 22 @ 2 PM
Saturday, November 22 @ 8 PM
Sunday, November 23 @ 3 PM ·
Tickets $30-$75
The Annenberg Center
3680 Walnut St.
Philadelphia Pa
Discount tickets

Thursday, November 13, 2014

November 20, 2014 8:00-11:00 PM Jazz in The Northwest at Lounge 7165

Featuring Larry McKenna, Alfie Pollitt, Arlene Hilton, Dave Posmontier, Dave Brodie, Craig McIver, and Harold Fields.
7165 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia Pa
$10. cover(music students free with school I.D.)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

November 19, 2014 9:00 PM Ensemble Novo at Time Restaurant

"Ensemble Novo" plays music from Brazil with a Jazz tinge. If you've never been to "Time" treat yourself. Don't forget, Parking is free on Wednesday nights in C.C
Time Restaurant
1315 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA

November 19, 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. Drummers welcome!
Special deal tonight Nov. 19th! Two for $20 - bring a friend and save together!
Don't fear the cold, the studio will be nice and warm!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

November 16, 2014 7:30 PM Crossroads Concerts Presents Corey Harris at The Rotunda

As a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and band leader, Corey Harris is both a leading voice of the generation of acoustic blues musicians that came of age in the 1990s and an innovative composer exploring the connections between blues and other musics of Africa and the African diaspora. He has recorded many traditional classic while creating an original vision of the blues by adding influences from reggae, soul, rock and West African music. Some of his imaginative compositions are marked by a deliberate eclecticism; other works stay true to the traditional blues formula of compelling vocals and down-home guitar. With one foot in tradition and the other in contemporary experimentation, Harris is a truly unique voice in contemporary music.
Harris began his career as a street musician in New Orleans and travelled throughout the southern US playing music. In his early twenties he spent a year in Cameroon, which has had a profound effect on his later work. He has recorded fourteen albums and worked with BB King, Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy, R.L.Burnside, Ali Farka Toure, Tracy Chapman, Olu Dara, Wilco, and others. In 2003 Harris was a featured artist and narrator of the Martin Scorcese film, “Feel Like Going Home,” which traced the evolution of blues from West Africa to the southern U.S. In 2007, he was awarded a “genius award” by the MacArthur Foundation in recognition of his adventurous path marked by deliberate eclecticism.” That same year, he was also awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree by Bates College, his undergraduate alma mater.
The Rotunda
4014 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA
Tickets $10-$30

November 16, 2014 3:00-8:00 PM Semba & Tarraxinah Workshop/Kizomba Social at R & M

We are pleased and excited to invite you to 2 hour of Semba and taraxhina workshop on Sunday November 16th, from 3:00pm-5:00pm followed by a kizomba social until 8:00pm. You are guaranteed to dance to Kizomba, Semba and Taraxhina. Come ready to learn more about the dance that we grow to love in more details, new steps as we feel the rhythm of the night.
Baixhino Do Semba will be our instructor; he has been getting trained in Portugal with Mestre Petchtu and his partner Vanessa Ginga for quite a while now and he is ready to share his knowledge and passion for Kizomba and Semba with the rest of us. We hope to see all your beautiful faces.
For more info: 267-713-9785
Admission is $25.00 + $2.37 fee online and $35.00 at the door, $10.00 for just social.
Sensation Zouk

R & M
7544 Haverford Ave.
Philadelphia Pa

November 16, 2014 7:00 PM Arturo Sandoval Quintet at The Annenberg Center

Arturo Sandoval is the most prodigious Cuban trumpeter of his generation. A protege of legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval forged his own bold synthesis of bebop and Cuban styles, earning him 10 Grammy awards, six Billboard awards and one Emmy award along the way. He is known for his virtuoso technical ability and gravity-defying improvisational flights. Whenever Sandoval picks up his horn, expect that fireworks will follow.

The Annenberg Center
Zellerbach Theater
3680 Walnut St.
Philadelphia PA
Tickets $30 to $75.