Saturday, February 28, 2015

March 5, 2015 7:30 PM Tango Buenos Aires at Temple University Performing Arts Center

Tango Buenos Aires

March 5, 2015 - 7:30 pm
Direct from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Performing a journey through dance and music of the life of Eva Perón
“Song of Eva Perón”
Artistic Director: Rosario Bauza
Music Director: Fernando Marzan
Choreographer: Susana Rojo

Tango Buenos Aires has become one of Argentina’s great cultural exports, known throughout the Americas, Europe and the Far East as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of the Tango.

The “Song of Eva Perón” is a Tango dance and music presentation inspired by the most important feminine character in Argentinian history, Eva Perón. Tracing her epic life – from her ascent to fame in the 1930s to her death in 1952 – this is a sparkling and poignant spectacle that is not to be missed.

The “Song of Eva Perón” presents the flowering of a humble and beautiful woman. Starting from nothing but propelled by the influence of the Tango, which she first heard while growing up in the slums of Buenos Aires, Eva attains stardom and blooms to be Argentina‘s First Lady. Her story brought her worldwide acclaim and still resonates with her millions of admirers. The “Song of Eva Perón” is the tale of this mythical figure put into traditional Tango dance and music from Buenos Aires.

Performance in Lew Klein Hall
Presented by Temple Performing Arts Center

Buy tickets >

Friday, February 27, 2015

March 3, 2015 and May 5, 2015 8:00 PM Bobby Zankel's Warriors of the Wonderful Sound at The Painted Bride Art Center

ickets:$15/ $10.50 members
Event Schedule

Mar 3, 2015

Founded in 2001, the Warriors, are 13 of the most creative musicians in modern jazz. Led by Brooklyn-born saxophonist, Bobby Zankel, the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound have been called “a unique amalgam of the rhythm and intricacy of bebop, with the soul and drive of hard-bop,and the spirituality, creativity and intensity of the avant garde.” These performance are presented in partnership with Ars Nova.

March 3rd Special Guest distinguished pianist Dave Burrell.

May 5th Special Guest award-winning reedist Oliver Lake.

March 3, 2015 7:00-9:00 PM Philly Drum Project's "Beats, Brews, and Banter" with Anwar Marshall at The Raven Lounge

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.
Our guest this month, Anwar Marshall is one of the most sought after young drummers in Philadelpia and a graduate of The University of the Arts. Anwar's resume includes stints with Tim Warfield, Orrin Evans, Sid Simmons, Mike Boone, Bootsy Barnes, Joanna Pascale, Gerald Veasley, Luke O'Reilly, Ben O'Neill, and many more.

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). For more information, visit
The Raven Lounge
1718 Sansom St.
Philadelphia PA

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

March 1, 2015 7:30 PM Feeldel Band Brings Ethiopian Jazz and Funk to Calvary Church

At Calvary Church, 801 South 48th Street, Philadelphia at 7:30 pm. $10-30
Free children's program from 6:00-6:40 pm. Children’s programs begin at 6:00, last 30-40 minutes, and are free to children under 12 and their parents or other caregivers. Unless otherwise noted, all take place at Calvary Center for Culture and Community. Seating is first come, first served. Please, no unaccompanied children.

The first all-Ethiopian-born group in North America, the Feedel Band was founded by keyboardist Araya Woldemichael and features Moges Habte on sax, Alemseged Kebede on electric bass, and five more leading musicians based in the Washington DC area. The band's music ranges from classic Ethiopian jazz and funk, to Ethiopian traditional music, to more contemporary pieces.

Crossroads Concerts
801 South 48th St. (at Baltimore Ave.)
Phila, Pa
Tickets $10-$30

Sunday, February 22, 2015

February 28, 2015 8:00 PM " Another Holiday for Skins" A Drum Celebration at International House

Featuring Philadelphia Percussionists:
Pablo Batista, Doc Gibbs, Ron Howerton, Robert Kenyatta, Christian Gabriel Noguera, Charlie Patierno, Khary Abdul Shaheed

Tickets $15 in advance; $20 at the door

February 28, 2015 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM Giovana Robinson and her Latin Grooves Band at Rosa Blanca

Brrrr......After few snow days let's bring the heat back to our bodies by dancing with my Latin Grooves Band this Saturday at Rosa Blanca Restaurant! I'll be performing my favorite Latin music repertoire, with a variety of styles, from salsa, cha-cha, merengue to bachata!
Rosa Blanca is a Cuban restaurant owned by Philadelphia's top Latin-American Chef: Jose Garces.
Save the date for a night of delicious Latin food, drinks, spirit and rhythms!

Rosa Blanca
707 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia PA
No cover

February 28, 2015 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Celebration of African Cultures at Penn Museum

Saturday, February 28, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
World Culture Series
Celebration of African Cultures
The rich cultures of Africa and the African diaspora take center stage in this annual celebration, featuring drum and dance workshops, storytelling, crafts, games, cuisine, art, and artifacts! Visitors can visit our ancient Egypt and Africa Galleries, as well as our Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum gallery project, to find out what intrigues other visitors about Africa, and share their own interests and understandings. Free with Museum admission. For more information, call 215.898.2680

Saturday, February 21, 2015

February 27, 2015 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM Jessee Hernandez and band at Rosa Blanca

Rosa Blanca
707 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia Pa
No cover

February 27, 2015 5:00-8:15 PM Joanna Pascale at Art After Five at Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia Pa 19130
Adults: $20
Seniors (65 & over): $18
Students (with valid ID): $14
Youth (13–18): $14
Children (12 & under): Free
Members (Join): Free

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

February 22, 2015 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Jeramy Cohen's Latin Jazz All Stars at Dirty Frank's

Come listen to some smooth Latin jazz and salsa in a warm, casual atmosphere at Dirty Frank's. No cover
Dirty Frank's
347 S. 13th St. (at Pine St.)
Phila, Pa 19107
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the fourth Sunday of every month

Monday, February 16, 2015

February 21, 2015 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM Jeramy Cohen 's Latin Jazz All Stars at Nacional 56 at Rosa Blanca (Canceled due to bad weather)

Latin jazz and dance music at Rosa Blanca is a treat! Come sip cocktails, have a bite to eat, and dance to live music.
Rosa Blanca
707 Chestnut St.
Phila, Pa
No cover

February 21, 2015 9:00 PM PhillyBloco Brazilian Carnaval Show with Unidos da Filadelfia at Ardmore Music Hall

PhillyBloco fans, join us on February 21st as we celebrate Brazilian Carnaval 2015!

This will be an all-night dance party in the spirit of Carnaval (with a good bit of Mardi Gras thrown in). We encourage guests to wear costumes, beads, masks, feathers, whatever you want...during Carnaval, anything goes!

This show will also feature a special appearance by the Unidos da Filadelfia Samba School, adding their Earth-shaking percussive awesomeness to the mix!

Here are the details:

-Date: Saturday, Feb 21st

-Doors: 8:00pm/Show: 9:00pm

-Tickets: $15/$20 (adv/door)

-Ages: 21+

Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003

*AMH is a 20 minute ride from Suburban Station on SEPTA's Paoli/Thorndale Line. Just get off at the Ardmore station.

February 21, 2015 8:00 PM Hugh Masekela & Vusi Mahlasela at The Annenberg Center

Two of South Africa’s true freedom fighters and renowned musical icons come together to honor their homeland’s 20th anniversary of democracy. “One of the most thrilling live performers around” (Rolling Stone), trumpeter Hugh Masekela blends his native South African roots with pop and jazz. Identified simply as ‘The Voice’, Vusi Mahlasela is celebrated for poetic, optimistic lyrics sung in his distinct, powerful voice. This collaborative performance will feature South African freedom songs as well as many of their individual hits.

The Annenberg Center
3680 Walnut St.
Philadelphia PA

Tickets $30-$75

Sunday, February 15, 2015

February 20, 2015 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM Karen Rodriguez Latin Jazz Ensemble at Nacional 56 at Rosa Blanca

Dance to live music by Karen Rodriguez Latin Jazz Ensemble at Rosa Blanca Cuban Restaurant
Rosa Blanca
707 Chestnut. St.
Philadelphia PA
No cover

Friday, February 13, 2015

February 17, 2015 7:30 PM Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra at The Kimmel Center

Join us for an unforgettable Mardi Gras celebration as the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra makes its Philadelphia debut in Verizon Hall! Led by Artistic Director Irvin Mayfield, The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra was founded in 2002 as a powerful vehicle for celebrating and advancing the cultural and historical legacy of New Orleans Jazz. Travel to the Big Easy in a musical evening smoking with "blistering Creole fire" (Omaha World Herald).
Let the Good Times Roll!
Fat Tuesday Party
6PM (Pre-Show) | Commonwealth Plaza

Laissez le bon temps rouler! Let Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society put you in the Mardi Gras mood -- with roving, street-style music and dancing in Commonwealth Plaza, complete with beads, masks, deviously delicious hurricanes, and more!

The party kicks back into gear following the Philadelphia debut of Irvin Mayfield, Jr. and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra in Verizon Hall
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts - Verizon Hall
300 S. Broad Street Philadelphia PA 19102
Tickets $39-$69.+ fees
Funsaver tickets $19.50 - $34.50 + fees

Thursday, February 12, 2015

February 16, 2015 5:00 PM Third Annual Philadelphia Festival of Young Musicians at the Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall

Third Annual Philadelphia Festival of Young Musicians Mon, Feb 16, 2015
5:00 PM Verizon Hall
300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Free and open to the public!
The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Come Together to Host the Third Annual Philadelphia Festival of Young Musicians, Monday, February 16, 5 PM in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center 13 of Philadelphia’s Leading Community Music Education Organizations Celebrate Arts Education on Presidents’ Day. Monday, February 16 will mark the third annual day of arts education learning, fun and a combined performance among 250 young instrumentalists and singers from across the Philadelphia region. The Philadelphia Festival of Young Musicians (PFYM) is made possible through the collaboration of dedicated and respected community music organizations working in concert with the School District of Philadelphia. The PFYM concert at 5PM is free and open to the public. Ukee Washington, CBS 3 Eyewitness News This Morning and The CW Philly news anchor and co-host of Talk Philly on CBS 3, will serve as emcee for the day-long learning event which will begin at 9 AM. Students of all backgrounds from across Philadelphia will meet and rehearse together in sectionals, and then come together for a combined performance in Verizon Hall at 5 PM on Monday, February 16. Created in 2012 and sponsored by The Samuel S. Fels Fund, The Philadelphia Festival of Young Musicians was the result of an energetic collaboration of leading community music education organizations serving youth in the Philadelphia region. The Philadelphia Music Alliance for Youth (PMAY), which formed following the success of the inaugural festival, will continue to invest significant resources, time, and expertise in an effort to work collaboratively to best serve students of the Philadelphia region and within the School District of Philadelphia. This year The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts have joined PMAY to give the wonderful opportunity for students to rehearse and perform in such an important cultural venue for Philadelphia. Through PMAY, all of these organizations hope to highlight the importance of and support for music and arts education in the Philadelphia School District. Participating institutions include: • Artistas y Músicos Latino Americanos (AMLA) • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts • Musicopia • Pennsylvania Girlchoir and Keystone State Boychoir • Philadelphia Boys Choir • The Philadelphia Orchestra • The Philadelphia School District • Philadelphia Sinfonia Association • Philadelphia Youth Orchestra & Tune Up Philly • Play On, Philly! • Settlement Music School • Sister Cities Girlchoir • Temple University Music Preparatory Division

Monday, February 9, 2015

February 15, 2015 George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic - Next Day's a Holiday! at Ardmore Music Hall *SOLD OUT*

Get tickets:
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic- Next Day's a Holiday!
@ Ardmore Music Hall
Sunday 2/15/15
7 PM Doors
8 PM Show
$42 adv/$50 at the door (last time sold out in advance!)

Sunday, February 8, 2015

February 14, 2015 7:30 PM Love Notes: A Special Valentine's Day Jazz Concert at Arch Street Meeting House

February 14, 2015 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM Special Valentine's Day at Rosa Blanca with Giovana Robinson and Band

Special Chef's Tasting Menu:
plus salsa lessons with Flaco, followed live music from Giovana Robinson and band!
$65. per person
Reservations strongly encouraged

707 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia PA

February 14, 2015 6:00, 8:00, and 10:00 PM Joanna Pascale at Chris' Jazz Cafe

Valentines Day with Vocalist, Joanna Pascale
Piano: Orrin Evans
Drums: Dan Monaghan
Bass: Luques Curtis
6:00 PM to 11:15 PM
Show times:
6PM ~ $20
8PM ~ $25
10PM ~ $20
Tickets on sale:

February 14, 2015 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM Valentine's Day Salsa Caliente at The Painted Bride Art Center


Feb 14, 2015
Ticket Info
$20 Advance / $25 Day of
Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
Philadelphia PA
Members: $14/ $17.50


Singles and Couple alike are invited to come in out of the cold and heat up the dance floor during this Valentine’s Day dance party and concert. Learn salsa basics from expert instructors at Flaco, and then try out your new moves to the sounds of Adriel Gonzalez y su Orquesta on this romantic evening of live music and romance.

Philly Funsavers Tickets $10 + $3. fee

February 14, 2015 8:30 PM - 2:00 AM Valentine's Day Gala with Cintron Band at Atrium Dance Studio

Cintron band playing very special gig Valentines night at the Atrium Dance Studio this night is going to be awesome get your tickets now and reserve your table. We got a special guest Nito Carrasquillo on piano all the way from New York City. Happy 14th anniversary Atrium Dance Studio!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

February 13, 2015 7;00-9:00 PM Daud El-Bakara Sextet at Community Education Center

February 13, 2015 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM Conjunto Philadelphia Quintet at Nacional 56 at Rosa Blanca

Dance to live music by Conjunto Philadelphia Quintet and enjoy Rosa Blanca's menu of delicious food and drink. No cover
Rosa Blanca
707 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia PA

February 13, 2015 8:00-10:00 PM Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings at the Merriam Theater

This Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ je ne sais quoi – which has attracted everyone from Prince to Beck to John Legend to Michael Bublé, not to mention countless fans – is found both on stage and in the recording booth. In the three years since the last release, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings have played major festivals, arenas and clubs all over the world including The Hollywood Bowl, The Sydney Opera House and multiple sold-out nights at the Apollo Theater in New York City. The band has also been featured on multitudes of television shows from The Colbert Report to Tavis Smiley and the Tonight Show.
Tickets $45-$55. + fees
Funsaver Tickets $22.50-$27.50 + fees
The Merriam Theater
250 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia PA

February 13, 2015 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM Brazilian Carnaval-A-Go-Go at The Trestle Inn

Celebrate Brazilian Carnaval on Callowhill! Featuring Lexx & Argo Spinning Vintage Samba and Brazilian Sounds, Drumming by Xande Cruz, Samba Performances by dancers, and Leblon Caipirinha Specials. $5 at the door (cash only).
The Trestle Inn
339 N. 11th St. (at Callowhill)
Philadelphia PA

February 13, 2015 8:00 PM -11:00 PM Minas Quintet Carnaval Show at Ortlieb's Tavern

Tickets $15.

February 12, 2015 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM Cintron Band at Parx Casino's Club 360 with Guest Angela DePersia

Thursday nights at Parx Casino are Latin Nights!
Check out the area’s best live music venue! Enjoy great drink specials and take center stage on our LED-lit glass dance floor that pulsates to the beat of the music. Special guest: Angela DePersia
Parx Casino
2999 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020
(888) 588-7279

February 12, 2015 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM Che Che Colē w/ DJs Juanderful & lil'dave (2nd Thursdays at Lucha Cartel)

¡Siempre Funkē!

Every 2nd Thursday at Lucha Cartel in Old City. , DJs Juanderful Juan (TROPICALISMO) and lil'dave David Adams (ILLVIBE COLLECTIVE) join forces to give you the international sounds you need. Dance to the sounds of afrobeat, salsa, cumbia, tropicalia, soca, samba, moombah, dancehall, and much more. No matter what, it will always be funkē!!!

Live percussion de Kyle Perez (Chicago)

Africano es el Bembe!!

$5 House Margaritas and Sangria and 1/2 off all draft beers. (10-midnight)

Che Che Colē
w/ DJs Juanderful & lil'dave
Lucha Cartel (207 Chestnut St)
Thursday Jan 8th
10pm - 2am
No Cover

Illvibe Collective

January 8th
February 12th
March 12th

Lucha Cartel

Friday, February 6, 2015

February 11, 2015 8:00 PM Sittin' In at the Kimmel Center with Laurin Talese

Free at the Kimmel
Sittin' In
Hosted by Laurin Talese

Commonwealth Plaza
Wednesday, February 11 8pm
8pm Doors/DJ | 9pm Live Music

It's a jam session, it's a dance party, it's a live show — and it always features the hottest talent on the scene! Sittin' In is the free, monthly jam session at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Blending edgy horns, choice vinyl, cutting edge MC's and soaring vocalists, each session is unique, led by a stellar lineup of guest hosts and their band of choice.

FEATURING: Emcee Ciarra, and resident Turntabilist Matthew Law.

Spread the word, come out, sit in. #whoissittinin @kimmelcenter

February 11, 2015 7:30-9:00 PM Special Jazz Bridge Concert Honoring Jazz Violinist John Blake, Jr.

PHILADELPHIA...We celebrate Black History Month and we celebrate YOU! Gone too soon and never realizing his impact on music, art, his students, his friends...the world!!
Violinist, John Blake Jr. ~ The Man AND his Music will be honored one week from a Special Jazz Bridge Concert.
One week from today...friends & students who played with John- who knew his "book", are coming together from New York and Philadelphia, for a celebration in his honor...
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion
2110 Chestnut St., Phila, Pa
Gerald Veasley (b)
Luke Carlos O'Reilly (k)
Leon Jordan (d)
Benjamin Sutin (v)
Nathan A Kamal (v)
Miriam Suzzette Ortiz ~ dir. choral ensemble w/ Dennis Fortune
Possible selections ~ Mandela, Paradise, Todos Mis Niños, Twinkling of an Eye, Motherless Child, in addition to an a capella performance of an original piece composed by Suzzette Ortiz.
Please join us as Mike Boone and Rhenda Fearrington host this event!

February 11, 2015 4:30 PM Masterclass and 7:30 PM Concert "Joanna Pascale: Jazz at the Underground" Faculty Concert at Temple University

4:30 Master Class
7:30 Concert
Joanna Pascale vocals
Orrin Evans piano
Luques Curtis bass
Obed Calvaire drums

Temple University
Howard Gittis Student Center
1755 N. 13th St.
Philadelphia PA
Free and open to the public

Thursday, February 5, 2015

February 10, 2015 7:00-9:00 PM Piazzolla/Tango Evening at Rock Hall Auditorium

A virtuoso tango ensemble will play Piazzolla's monumental La Camorra suite as well as staples of his quintet repertoire and tangos by Troilo and Pugliese. Don't miss this amazing team of NYC's finest, with free admission at Rock Hall on February 10 at 7pm. Spoken commentary on the music and demonstrations of tango techniques included. Large student audience expected so arrive early for good seats.

Rodolfo Zanetti bandoneon
Sami Merdinian violin
Tim Ribchester piano
Pedro Giraudo bass
Pancho Navarro guitar

Rock Hall Auditorium
Broad St. and Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia Pa

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

February 9, 2015 7:00 PM Mysterious Travelers' Free Concert Series at the Parkway Central Library

On Monday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m., audiences at the Montgomery Auditorium at the Parkway Central Library will have an opportunity to welcome drummer Anwar Marshall and his band to the stage. Marshall is co-leader of a ten-piece ensemble called the Fresh Cut Orchestra who plays regularly semi-regularly at the Painted Bride Art Center and the Kimmel Center. In addition, he has collaborated with musicians such as Dave Douglas, Orrin Evans, Tim Warfield, Duane Eubanks, Jaleel Shaw, and Robert Glasper, among others.

To reserve your spot at this concert, you can get FREE tickets here.
Free Library of Philadelphia’s Central Library
1901 Vine St.
Philadelphia PA

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

February 8, 2015 7:30 PM International Guitar Night at Crossroads Concerts

Sunday, February 8 at 7:30 pm
Calvary United Methodist Church, 801 South 48th Street

International Guitar Night
Diego Figueiredo (Brazil), Andrew York (US), Maneli Jamal (Iran/Canada) and Brian Gore (California)
"One of the most important showcases for contemporary guitar" -- San Francisco Chronicle

More information, video, and ticket sales

International Guitar Night, North America’s premier mobile guitar festival, has featured the best performing guitar composers from around the world since 1995. Each tour, IGN founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of guitar luminaries to join him for special evenings of solos, duets and quartets that highlight the virtuosity and diversity within the world of acoustic guitar. Since the beginning, audiences have cherished the friendly informal ambiance of the performances. Participants have relished the chance IGN affords to express reverence for one another, and to collaborate rather than compete with one another.

Brazilian Diego Figueiredo's music is a fusion between jazz, bossa nova and classical whose phenomenal technique, interpretation, and emotion has created an explosion of adoring fans and concert goers. The winner of several international competitions, Diego has performed in over forty countries around the world. He is also a noted producer, arranger, orchestrator, and multi-instrumentalist.

Andrew York is one of today’s most visible and innovative classical guitar composers. A 16-year member of the Grammy-winning Los Angeles Guitar, Andrew also has an extensive background as a solo jazz guitarist, studying with jazz legends Joe Diorio and Lenny Breau. He studied in Spain and at the University of Southern California, where he was the only graduate in the school’s history to twice receive the Outstanding Alumni of the Year Award.

Maneli Jamal was born in Iran and has lived in Belarus, Germany, USA, and Canada), moving twenty times by the time he was 18. He early gained a rare musical maturity, transforming his nomadic life experiences into musical movements using extended guitar techniques. Few acoustic guitarists share Jamal's balance of power and sensitivity or the breadth of his ideas. His rhythmic concepts can be alternately short and dense, or explored carefully through several movements, resulting in wins at music competitions around the world. His artistic and musical also contributed to his unique story-telling approach. He has performed all over the world, including tours in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico, Europe and Africa.

San Francisco "guitar poet" and IGN organizer Brian Gore is gaining a reputation as one of the most interesting and influential performers of "the next generation" in finger style guitar. A musical romantic, his lyrical, understated compositions draw inspiration from myth and modern literature, integrating classical and percussive techniques that display what the Los Angeles Times calls "a characterful bounce and spaciousness all his own."

Monday, February 2, 2015

February 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2015 GriotWorks' Youth Rap Music Video "Griot Sway" to Air on TV Every Saturday in February 2015!

We're excited to announce a GriotWorks special will be broadcast on television with PhillyCAM which airs on Philadelphia local stations Comcast 66/966 and Verizon 29! A series of our programs will run every Saturday in February at 8AM and 7pm. Tune in for some highlights of our work. Spread the word.

February 7, 2015 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM Jimmy Jorge and The Latin Express at Isla Verde Cafe

.Join Jimmy Jorge and The Latin Express at Isla Verde this Sat Feb. 7th from 9pm - 2am. One of the hottest Salsa spots in Philly with live bands....Isla Verde has always been a staple in the Latin community bringing you the best in live entertainment, food and drinks with a friendly atmosphere that is out of its element. Its located at American & Lehigh Avenue.
Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
Philadelphia PA

Sunday, February 1, 2015

February 7, 2015 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM Magadaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol at Nacional 56 at Rosa Blanca

FREE, NO COVER!!! Come dance with us!!!
Saturday, February 7th, 2015
9:30pm - 1:00am
Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol
Son, Cumbia, Merengue, Bolero, and much more

Nacional 56 ( Rosa Blanca - Philadelphia )
707 Chestnut St,
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Band starts at 10:00pm.
Specialty cocktail & food menu available.
We'll see you there!

February 7, 2015 8:00 PM PhillyBloco Carnaval Show at World Cafe Live DEL

Alright Wilmington, we are bringing Carnaval to you this year! Join us on Feb 7th at The Queen Theatre as we celebrate Brazilian Carnaval with all the Samba, Funk, Reggae and New Orleans 2nd-Line you can handle!
World Cafe Live Wilmington
500 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE
Tickets $13-$15.

February 7, 2015 9:00 PM Red Baraat at Ardmore Music Hall

Night by night, the whip-smart, road-tested band challenges itself, dipping in and out of improvisation, teaching the audience dance moves, and visibly having a blast. Jain's vision is on clear display - watch closely and you might see the bass horns change course at seemingly no more than the raised eyebrow of the bandleader. But there is no single front man on stage. Each player commands his own space with unique style and verve. Notice has come from high quarters, and the band has found itself in some incredible places.

Red Baraat is:

Sunny Jain - Dhol
Rohin Khemani - Percussion
Chris Eddleton - Drumset
Jonathon Haffner - Soprano Sax
Michael Bomwell - Baritone Sax
Sonny Singh - Trumpet
Ernest Stuart - Trombone
John Altieri - Sousaphone

Venue Information:

The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003
Tickets: $16 in advance: $20. day of show

February 7, 2015 7:00 PM and 10:30 PM Alô Brasil Carnaval Show 2015 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 AND an after party with DJ Juanderful of Tropicalismo!

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.

World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA

7:00 pm Seated Early Show $ fees

10:30 Dance Party Show $ fees

February 7, 2015 7:30 PM The Apple Hill String Quartet, with Kinan Azmeh and Sally Pinkas at International House

February 7, 2015

Concert begins at 7:30pm

Location: Ibrahim Theater at International House Philadelphia

Tickets available for purchase through International House Philadelphia, or call the International House Philadelphia Box Office at 215.387.5125 then press 2.

Tickets: $15 General Admission/ $10 for International House Philadelphia members/ $8 Students
The Apple Hill String Quartet has earned accolades from around the world for their interpretive mastery of such traditional repertoire as Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Beethoven, and Ravel — along with their special dedication to seldom heard masterworks and contemporary music. They have performed concerts extensively throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia as part of Apple Hill’s innovative Playing for Peace™ program.

Kinan has appeared worldwide as a soloist, composer and improviser. Notable appearances include: Opera Bastille, Paris; Tchaikovsky Grand Hall, Moscow; Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and the UN's general assembly, New York; the Royal Albert hall, London; Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires; der Philharmonie; Berlin; the Library of Congress, the Kennedy Center, Washington DC; the Mozarteum, Salzburg and the Damascus opera house for its opening concert in his native Syria.

As classical Clarinetist, he has appeared as soloist with the Bavarian radio orchestra, the West-eastern Divan orchestra, the Kiev Camerata, the Corasara Orchestra, and the Syrian symphony Orchestra among others.; and has shared the stage with Marcel Khalife, Daniel Barenboim, Zakir Hussein Francois Rabbath, Solhi-al-Wadi, Manfred Leuchter, Kevork Mourad, and members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.

Praised for her exquisite tone and driving energy, Pinkas commands a wide range of repertoire. With Evan Hirsch (The Hirsch-Pinkas Piano Duo) she has toured extensively, and has premiered and recorded works by George Rochberg, Daniel Pinkham and Thomas Oboe Lee for the Naxos and Arsis labels. With flutist Fenwick Smith, Pinkas has recorded a 3-CD set featuring the music of Philippe Gaubert, as well as a Martinu disc, for the Naxos label. She is a member of Trio Tremonti and Ensemble Schumann, and appears regularly with the Adaskin String Trio.

February 6 and 7, 2015 8:00 PM Ursula Rucker at The Annenberg Center

Her art is for social change. Philadelphia-born poet, activist and recording artist Ursula Rucker bares heart and soul through poetry. My Father’s Daughter is a live, epic poem accompanied by music and video imagery that tells Rucker’s painful but victorious survival story. The wounded life of her mother informs the daughter, creating the artist and woman Rucker is today.
The Annenberg Center
Harold Prince Theater
3680 Walnut St.
Philadelphia Pa
Tickets $20-$30.