Friday, July 31, 2015

August 6, 2015 9:00 PM West Philadelphia Orchestra with New Sound Brass Band at Underground Arts

West Philadelphia Orchestra with New Sound Brass Band at Underground Arts
Underground Arts
1200 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Tickets $10.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

August 5, 2015 5:00-8:00 PM P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights Concert with West Philadelphia Orchestra

An eclectic ensemble made up of Philly's finest and wildest musicians, the West Philadelphia Orchestra gets the crowd moving with the poignant melodies and the frenetic, propulsive rhythms of Eastern Europe.
Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-4000
Admission is just $10 and includes admission to the Museum's galleries! Concerts move indoors during inclement weather.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

August 3, 2015 7:00-9:00 PM Philly Drum Project's "Beats, Brews, and Banter" with Carl Bahner at Boot and Saddle

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 is drummer and producer, Carl Bahner.

Before gaining international buzz with Philly pop band CHEERLEADER, Carl Bahner has been teaching, recording and performing across the northeast for almost a decade. His musicality and "song before drums" approach has led him to collaborations with artists like Wild Party, Sean Hoots, Julie Slick, John Faye, Eric Slick, Ron Gallo and Markus Reuter.

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 once a 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
Boot and Saddle
1131 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia PA

Monday, July 27, 2015

August 2, 2015 12:00-8:00 PM Music Marathon Benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Cayey Bar
4100 N. 5th St.
Philadelphia, PA

★★PLEASE JOIN US in Raising Money & Awareness in Supporting the PHENOMENAL work St. Jude Children's Research Hospital does for Children with Cancer and other Diseases★★
★ Saturday, 8/2/15
★ 12noon-8pm
★ Cayey Bar ★ 5th & Lycoming
★★ Join Us SATURDAY too, 8/1/15 @ 11am, Canvassing the Neighborhood for donations!
★Live Music★DJs★Dancing★Face Painting★Raffles★Food★FUN★

★For More Info Please Contact: Victor-215-303-1279 ♪ Maria-267-974-5682 ♪ LuzSelenia-267-255-9726

★★Your donations will help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital continue its mission of finding cures and saving children battling cancer and other deadly childhood diseases. Thank you for your support!!!

August 2, 2015 2:00-8:00 PM ACANA Festival at Penn's Landing

Sharon Katz and the Peace Train
ACANA Festival
Sunday, August 3, 2 – 8PM
The African Cultural Alliance of North America Inc. (ACANA) is proud to host the African Festival, an
outdoor concert experience that brings artists, groups, and dance troupes from around the African
continent to perform. The Festival provides a wide range of African entertainment, from traditional
dance performances to modern Afropop and Reggae musical performances. This free event also brings
delicious African food vendors, as well as traditional and modern clothing, arts, and crafts vendors.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

August 1, 2015 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Afrakan Independence Day: Ma'at Celebration at Malcolm X Park

August 1, 2015 4:00 PM - 1:00 AM Cuban Social in Philadelphia

4:00-5:00 PM
This will be the first workshop of the Cuban Social - Rueda Llanta with Paul Cassens! Rueda llanta is super-fun and creative, works best with the even number of couples, so hopefully we can make it happen!
This workshop is intended for intermediate and advanced levels, but if you are a beginner and would like to try it, please let me know and I'll figure out how to bring you up to speed in time for the workshop! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Paul or Svetlana Cubana, or comment below.
August 1st, 4-5 PM, $20 (packages for multiple workshops available).
For tickets, please go here

5:00-6:00 PM
Son with Daybert Linares
Beautiful Son Cubano with Daybert Linares Díaz! Son is a melodic and graceful couple dance - come to the workshop and see for yourself! If you love casino as much as I do, you'll definitely enjoy son! All levels are welcome!

6:00-7:00 PM
Pachanga with Ethan Wagner
The 3rd workshop of Cuban Social on August 1st is fun pachanga with Ethan Wagner! Upbeat dance, awesome footwork, and Ethan's energy won't leave anyone standing smile emoticon You don't want to miss this! Join us and tell your friends!

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Cedric Teamer TIMBA TITAN
Your favorite DJ is coming to town!! August 1st, 9PM - 1AM, we'll be dancing to the best timba, son and songo, brought to you by Cedric Teamer aka TIMBA TITAN! If you were at the party in November, you know how crazy it gets - there is not a moment to sit down. If this is your first time partying a lo Cubano with us, get ready!
P.S. The floors at the studio have recently been renovated, so we were asked not to wear street shoes, i.e. nothing that can scratch the floors. Please plan accordingly.

9:00 pM - 1:00 AM
Rumba with TIMBALONA
There will be live rumba at the party! TIMBALONA will be playing at the Cuban Social in Philadelphia on August 1st! They are awesome, you don't want to miss this — with Christian Noguera and Andrés Cisneros.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

July 31 and August 1, 2015 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM Urban Guerilla Orchestra at Warmdaddy's

UGO Live at Warmdaddy's
July 31 & August 1st
Showtimes 8:00PM & 10:00 PM
Join us THIS WEEKEND for 4 shows at Warmdaddy's 1400 S. Columbus Blvd. Philadelphia PA 19147. For dinner reservations call 215-462-2000. Call now so we can sell all 4 shows out. We are going to bring some Summertime FUNK that you have never experienced before. See you there.

July 31, 2015 7:30 - 10:30 PM Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz w/ guests Arturo O'Farrill & Steve Berstein and Another Holiday For Skins w/ Pablo Batista, Luke Carlos O'Reilly, Mike Boone and others

Orkestra Rumpilezz
Philadelphia Jazz Project & WRTI
Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz
w/ guests Arturo O'Farrill & Steve Berstein
Another Holiday For Skins
w/ Pablo Batista, Luke Carlos O'Reilly and others

Friday, July 31st, at 7:30pm
Hailing from Bahia, Brazil, the percussion and woodwinds big band, Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz embark on their very first U.S. tour debuting Friday, July 31, 2015, in Philadelphia. They are joined by Afro-Cuban Jazz pianist and bandleader Arturo O’Farrill, trumpeter and musical adventurer, Steven Bernstein.

Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz weds rhythmic Afro-Bahian roots to Jazz harmonization. In 2006, saxophonist, composer and bandleader, Letieres Leite founded Rumpilezz. The sound is "governed" by the rigor of African-Bahian percussion and marked by the influence of jazz. One might say that Orkestra is a "break in the barriers of Brazilian instrumental music.”

The opening act for the evening will be the Philly-based, Art Blakey-inspired percussion ensemble, Another Holiday For Skins with Pablo Batista, Luke Carlos O'Reilly, Mike Boone and others. Another Holiday For Skins performed in February at the International House to a sold out crowd featuring an all star ensemble of Philadelphia drummers, percussionists and other musicians.

This event is produced through a collaboration between Phila Jazz Project & WRTI.

Philadelphia Jazz Project is a sponsored project of the Painted Bride Art Center, with funding provided by The Wyncote Foundation.
TPAC/Temple Performing Arts Center
1837 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Tickets $10 in advance / $15 at the door
For tickets:

July 31, 2015 5:00-8:45 PM Jarana Beat at Art After Five at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

For Over four years Jarana Beat has been offering us a journey through Afro-Amerindian culture by fusing Mexican music and dance with international rhythms. With its beginnings at NYU’S Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics Encuentro in Argentina in 2007, Jarana Beat’s music has been offering an interesting mix, thanks to its solid foundation and deep roots. Add to that contagious charm and good vibes, and there is no way you’ll be able to resist getting up and dancing to their tunes. Together with director Sinuhé Padilla-Isunza, the band is composed of professional immigrant musicians from Mexico, and they interact with performers from all over the world, including dancers dressed in traditional costumes who interweave percussive footwork with the music of regional rhythms such as son jarocho, son guerrerense, son huasteco, mexika, and norteña, among others. As a family, they have become masters at blending Mexican and Latin American folk instruments and rhythmic elements that create an environment for expressing the unique music of their homelands.
Art After Five
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia Pa
$20 nonmembers; members free

July 31, 2015 8:00 PM The Gerald Veasley Band at The Firehouse Cafe in Mount Holly, NJ

The Firehouse Cafe
20 Washington St, Mount Holly, New Jersey 08060

1 show only; doors open at 6 pm for dinner service
Show at 8 pm
Tickets $35. (+2.45 service charge online)

Friday, July 24, 2015

July 30, 2015 6:20 PM - 9:10 PM New Series Begins of African Drumming Classes with Quint Lange


(Ongoing class sessions throughout the year)
1012 E Southampton Ave Wyndmoor, PA 19038
(Glenside if a GPS is used) 215 233 0777

Just Beyond Beginners - 6 class session @ $72.00
THURSDAY EVENINGS - July 30, Aug, 6, 13, 20, 27, Sept 3
6:20PM - 7:30PM

Advancing Players - 6 class session @ $96.00
THURSDAY EVENINGS - July 30, Aug, 6, 13, 20, 27, Sept 3
7:40PM - 9:10PM

Please confirm at 215-233-0777 if you are attending.

July 30, 2015 5:00-6:00 PM and 7:00-9:15 PM Two Free Concerts from Minas Duo and Minas Sextet

Rose Tree
Bring a blanket, chairs, a picnic, the kids, the grandparents, and enjoy a night of Brazilian Jazz
KImmel Center Two free concerts on the same day:

5-6pm - Minas Duo at the Kimmel Center

Minas Sextet at Rose Tree Park, featuring John Swana, Doc Gibbs, Tom Cohen, Jim Stager and - off course -Orlando & Patricia

Kimmel Center: Broad and Spruce Sts., Philadelphia, PA

Rose Tree Park: 1671 N Providence Rd, Media, PA 19063

Thursday, July 23, 2015

July 29, 2015 5:00-8:00 PM P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights concert with El Caribefunk

This band from Colombia joins the summer series with a powerful rhythm and energy all their own. Their fun, upbeat style brings together funk, salsa, and elements of Caribbean music, including calypso, zouk, and Haitian compas, and gets audiences on their feet and dancing from the first note. The entire US east coast fell in love with them last summer when they toured here, so don't miss this opportunity to catch their contagious joy of life!
Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-4000
Admission is just $10 and includes admission to the Museum's galleries! Concerts move indoors during inclement weather.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

July 28, 2015 8:00 and 9:30 PM Greg Moore & Actual Proof at Philly's Platinum Grille

Join Greg Moore and Actual Proof for an evening of tributes to Stevie Wonder and Eddie Kendricks
Philly's Platium Grille
7719 Crittenden St. (in Market Square Shopping Center)
Philadelphia Pa

Monday, July 20, 2015

July 26, 2015 2:00 PM Liberian Women's Chorus for Change at Bartram's Garden

Liberian Independence Day Celebration with the
Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change
Sunday, July 26th
Doors: 1pm / how: 2pm
Bartram's Garden
54th Street & Lindbergh Ave Philadelphia, PA

The Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change inspires awareness and dialogue about domestic violence and other concerns of the local Liberian community through traditional song and stories. At an ideal setting in Bartram’s Garden, these exceptional singers and dancers will be performing on Liberian independence day to foster individual and community strength and dignity.

Light refreshments will be served. Free Parking
Major project support provided by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage

Sunday, July 19, 2015

July 25, 2015 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM Art in Motion Salsa Dance Workshops, Social, and Video Release


Join us on Saturday 07/25/15 for a special series of workshops with of our top instructors...Darlin, Liz & Watson! They will be teaching 6 awesome workshops that will have you sweating, learning, moving and having fun in no time.

10:30 am-12 pm - Intro to Beginner Salsa (Liz)
10:30 am-12 pm - Intro to Intermediate Salsa (Darlin)

12 pm-1:30 pm - Beginner I & II Salsa (Liz)
12 pm-1:30 pm - Intro to Bachata Fusion (Darlin)

1:30 pm - 3 pm - Intermediate Salsa (Watson)
1:30 pm - 3 pm - Int/Adv. Bachata Fusion (Darlin)

(1) Workshop - $20
(2) Workshops - $35
(3) Workshops - $55
VIP (ALL Workshops & Social) - $60

Purchase your pass by 07/22/15 and get 10% OFF! Purchase here

Social & Video Release:

Art In Motion partnered up with Stephanie Ramones to bring domestic violence awareness in their new short film. The dancers worked with a crew of professional filmmakers and cinematographers and put together a powerful video and overall message about the seriousness of domestic violence.

Art In Motion will perform a live version of their routine and present the debut of their dance video that night.

Please join us in this special moment for the dancers, producers and directors and help us to spread awareness and raise money for victims of abuse.

A portion of the proceeds made from the social will go to the AIM High Scholarship fund, made in memory of Aimee Girard, a young woman slain by her boyfriend.

If you would like to make a donation online please click the link below:

FREE Lesson at 8pm

Performances: 11pm
Art In Motion Pro Team

Special screening of Stephanie Ramones and Art In Motion Latin Dancers video "Santo" - A short film about domestic violence.

Social Dancing: 9:00 pm - 2:00 am


Music by: DJ Raj More

To follow this project check out our website at

July 25, 2015 9:00 AM - 11:30 PM Philadelphia Dance Day 2015

Philly Dance Fitness
1624 South St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19146
Daytime workshops are free and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive a few minutes early to ensure your spot. A few of our smallest studios may offer a limited number of guaranteed entry spots for a $2 donation. Even for these classes, the majority of the spots are available for free walk-ins. There is a one-time $5 entrance fee for the evening events at the Ethical Society.
Workshop Schedule
Tickets Available

July 24, 2015 8:00 PM Raimundo Santos Quartet at Venice Island Performing Arts Center

PJP presents the 7 x 7 Venice Island Concert Series, which takes place at the new and beautiful performance facility: Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center in Manayunk. This series introduces the artists and the audience to a must-see Philadelphia area venue.

Raimundo Santos | Raimundo Santos Quartet
Singer, Raimundo Santos promises to excite and lift the audience while taking them on a musical journey with his quartet composed of Adam Faulk (Piano), Kimpedro Rodriguez (Drums) and Nimrod Speaks (Bass). The group will perform an intriguing concert of American Jazz, Latin and Afro-Latin standards, new arrangements and originals.
Tickets: $15 in advance / More at the door
Buy Tickets Here:
*Pay Parking Lot On Premises

July 24, 2015 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM Afro-Zouk Fusion Soiree/Sip and Dance with Alan Cave and Friends

Reserve WINE BAR + Lounge
724 Arch St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
Find Tickets

You are all invited to join us for an exclusive summer night with great Wine, Caribbean Mix Drinks and music from the Caribbean all the way to Africa! This time we are having a special performance by legendary Zouk/Kompa performer ALAN CAVE AND FRIENDS We couldn’t let the summer go by without providing our friends a perfect summer soiree full of agreeable ambiance, spectacular performance and awesome diverse beautiful people.
While our soirees are known for their diversity experiences, pure class and deniable ambiance; this time we are taking you to Reserve Wine bar, one of the warmest and captivating venue in the City for an unforgettable nigh.t For those of who haven’t been to our events you are missing out and for our regulars we can’t wait to enjoy the summer with you. We will have 2 hour special of wine and Caribbean Mix Drinks!

If you like to celebrate your birthday or any other life achievements let’ us know that we can accommodate you with the best packages on bottle services or table reservation. And don’t forget to purchase your tickets now to save on early bird special.

Special performance by Legendary Zouk Performer Alan Cave!!

1 Hour Kizomba Lesson

Admission: $20.00 online and $25 at the door.

Music by Oscar B.A a.k.a DC Kizomba Ambassador. & Dj DJ.Hotsauce- Philadelphia
Music selection will range from Zouk, Kompa, Semba, Kizomba, Reggae, Soca, African Beats and more!!

Doors open from 9:00pm-2:00am.
Info: 267-713-9685 or

July 24, 2015 8:00 PM Fleisher and AfroTaino Productions Present SLV and Daniel de Jesus at Fleisher Art Memorial

Fleisher, in conjunction with AfroTaino Productions, welcomes SLV and Daniel de Jesus for a concert in the historic Sanctuary. Tickets are $12 at the door, which will open at 7:30 p.m.
SLV is New York-based multi-instrumentalist songwriters Sandra Lilia Velásquez and Sean Dixon. Velasquez is the founder of the Latin band Pistolera, and Dixon is the drummer for the experimental electronic band Zammuto. Together, they recorded the Dig Deeper EP (2013), produced by Meshell Ndegeocello, who also plays bass on the recording. Their debut album, This Kind, was released in the early May.
Daniel de Jesus
Daniel de Jesus’ life as a musician been multifaceted; performing in orchestras, chamber ensembles, rock bands, and latin ensembles. Daniel has released two albums and an EP of his own original work under the moniker TivaTiva. Daniel’s music is multilayered in its influences of pop, classical, and rock sensibilities. Contextually, the music translates ideas of mysticism, spirituality, and mythic fantasy. His work has often been compared to the music of Jeff Buckley, David Bowie, Bjork, and Tori Amos.

July 24, 25, and 26 XPoNential Music Festival 2015 at Camden Waterfront

The XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru offers an unparalleled experience for music discovery. With a lineup of established and up-and-coming artists heard on WXPN 88.5FM, the award-winning Philadelphia public radio station, along with a variety of family-friendly activities, the XPoNential Music Festival has been pleasing audiences of all ages for more than a decade on the Camden Waterfront.

Friday July 24
Gates open at 5:00 pm Marina Stages
at Wiggins Park
5:30 pm – Cole Redding
6:10 pm – Milton
7:30 pm – Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear
9:20 pm – Lost Bayou Ramblers

River Stage at Wiggins Park
6:45 pm – JD McPherson
8:15 pm – The Word
10:05 pm – Dawes

Saturday July 25
Gates open at 11:30 am Marina Stage
at Wiggins Park
12:00 pm – Vita & the Woolf
1:10 pm – Field Report
2:40 pm – Son Little
4:10 pm – Fly Golden Eagle
5:55 pm – Gina Chavez

River Stage at Wiggins Park
12:30 pm – Hop Along
1:50 pm – Calexico
3:20 pm – First Aid Kit
4:55 pm – Lord Huron
6:40 pm – Delta Rae

Susquehanna Bank Center Main Stage
(gates open at 7:00pm)

8:00 pm – St. Vincent
9:30 pm – My Morning Jacket

Sunday July 26
Gates open at 11:30 am Marina Stage
at Wiggins Park
12:30pm – Cheerleader
1:40 pm – Israel Nash
3:10 pm – Bombino
4:45 pm – Kopecky

River Stage at Wiggins Park
12:00pm Pine Barons
1:00pm Buckwheat Zydeco
2:25pm Lone Bellow
3:55pm Courtney Barnett
5:30pm Indigo Girls

Susquehanna Bank Center Main Stage
(gates open at 5:00pm)

5:30pm Rayland Baxter
6:30pm Wailers
8:00pm George Ezra
9:30pm Grace Potter

Purchase Passes

Saturday, July 18, 2015

July 24, 2015 5:00 - 8:45 PM Havana Night with Conjunto Philadelphia at Art After Five at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Conjunto Philadelphia performs the music of 1950s Cuba. Conjunto pays homage to Cuba’s deep and treasured musical history with selections celebrating Son cubano, Cha-cha-chá, Bolero, and Danzón.
Art After Five
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA
$20. nonmembers; members free

Thursday, July 16, 2015

July 22, 2015 5:00-8:00 PM P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights concert with Farah Siraj

Named Jordan's "Musical Ambassadress," Jordanian virtuoso Farah Siraj balances a career that spans the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. Farah performs her original compositions, fusing influences of Middle Eastern music, flamenco, jazz, bossa, and pop, with lyrics in Arabic, Spanish, and English.
Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-4000
Admission is just $10 and includes admission to the Museum's galleries! Concerts move indoors during inclement weather.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

July 18, 2015 8:00 PM - 12:00 Midnight Salsa Y Sancocho in Trenton, NJ

Puerto Rican Civic Association of Trenton, NJ Presents "Salsa Y Sancocho" at Old Masonic Temple in Trenton
An evening of eating and dancing!
With Orquesta - TNJ:
Angel Rios
Papo Rivera
Johnny Figueroa
Thaimi Michelle
Moises Torres
Dennis Guevara
Ernesto Mariano
Pablo Perez
Nepy Maldonado
Dr. Don Collins
Alberto Sanchez
Angel Velez
Michael Colon
$10 in advance; $15 at the door
Cash bar available

July 18, 2015 9:30 PM - 1:00 AM Cintron Band at The Boiler Room at Congress Hall in Cape May, NJ

You won’t be able to resist getting out on the dance floor when popular Latin artist Edgardo Cintron and his talented combo return this summer featuring Pop, R&B and Latin. Move to tunes by the Miami Sound Machine, Pitbull, Beyoncé and more–as Soul meets Latin in the Boiler Room!

Performing in the Boiler Room

Jul 18th & 31st
Aug 14th & 29th
Sep 25th
Oct 17th
Nov 7th
- See more at:
The Boiler Room
Congress Hall
251 Beach Ave.
Cape May, NJ
(609) 884-8421

July 18, 2015 8:00 PM Clubhouse Concert with Swift Technique, El Caribefunk, and Ryan Tennis

Get the funk over here for a night of rhythm and soul. Philadelphia's Funk Band of the year, Swift Technique, will make their debut at the Clubhouse. El Caribefunk continues it's summer residency (in every sense of the word), and Ryan Tennis is opening things up.

Snacks and drinks of all kinds are provided and everyone is welcome. $15 at the door pays the bands and helps cover costs.

This just in - this will also serve as the birthday celebration for beloved and cherished Clubhouse Resident, Gillian Pianka. It's almost too much to bear!!!

The Clubhouse
1125 S. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA

July 18, 2015 10:00 PM Combo Melaza at Isla Verde Cafe

Dance to live Latin music provided by Combo Melaza, one of the best bands in Philly!
Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
Philadelphia Pa

July 18, 2015 12:00-7:00 PM 9th Annual Lancaster Ave. Arts and Jazz Festival

Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival

Saturday, July 11, 2015

July 17, 2015 7:00-9:00 PM Rueda de Casino Classes at the Perelman Quadrangle

Posted by Lynn Lasswell on Saturday, July 11, 2015
Rueda da Casino Classes with Philly Con Sabor!
Every Friday, join us for free rueda classes and dancing to the best timba hits!

Schedule for 07/17/2015:
7-9 PM rueda de casino classes
Beginners taught by Jason and Hannah
Intermediate taught by Jamie and Diana

Both classes begin at 7PM sharp, rain or shine!
We are dancing outdoors, so please bring water and wear comfortable shoes.

Perelman Quadrangle can be accessed from Spruce st., between 34th and 35th. It's located on UPenn campus, right behind Houston hall.

Free as always!

P.S. if the weather doesn't look good, we'll post an update with rain location, but the class will take place either way.

Please comment below or send us a message if you have any questions.
Vamos a bailar!

July 17, 2015 5:00-8:45 PM Papo Gely and TIMBALONA at Art After Five at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Art After Five
From Afrotaino Productions' Newsletter:

“Yo prefiero ver el mundo a través de mis gafas oscuras” translates to “I prefer to see the world from behind my dark sunglasses”. These lyrics, once belted by a young latin star named Ricky Martin, supported by his bandmates in the Latin power-pop machine called MENUDO. The writer/producer of that song, Papo Gely, then generating pop melodies for mass consumption, has seen the heights of stardom and more. Instead of staying on the sweet, saccharin-ized road of pop music, Gely gathered some of his best musical friends and formed Blues Montuno, a project that served as the template for what can now be referred to as the Papo Gely sound.

That sonic combination consists of lofty, suave guitar strums & soothing melodies that go hand-in-hand with hammocks, sunsets, and ocean views; poignant, romantic lyrics bobbing in rhythm like waves against a boat; and his guitar sings through the speakers, ascending notes like a bird in flight. His trademark ‘rock-n-rumba’ sound is what keeps the audiences smiling, moving, and loving. If you come to the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Friday July 17th, the ongoing Art After 5 series is inviting you all the feel the tropical energy of Papo Gely & band. We suggest you do it. No dark sunglasses required."

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia PA
$20 nonmembers; members free

Friday, July 10, 2015

July 15, 2015 8:00 PM Kimmel Center: Sittin' In with Luke Carlos O'Reilly and Philly Voices

Free at the Kimmel
Sittin' In
Hosted by Luke Carlos O'Reilly
with Philly Voices

Commonwealth Plaza
Wednesday, July 15 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.

Plus: Emcee Ciarra and The IIIVibe Collective

Philadelphian Luke Carlos O'Reilly is among one of the most sought after pianists in the Philadelphia area. Combining more traditional jazz sounds with funk, R&B and Hip hop, Luke can be found on many stages with many top artists throughout the Tri-State region. For this event Luke will be presenting Chartel Finlater and Lee Mo, two of the hottest young vocalists to emerge on the Philly scene recently.

Spread the word, come out, sit in.

#whoissittinin @kimmelcenter

July 15 through September 16, 2015 5:00-8:00 PM Center City District Sips at Dilworth Park on Wednesdays

Center City District Sips at Dilworth

Presented by Two Gingers

Every Wednesday, ROSA BLANCA CAFÉ at Dilworth Park will participate in this Center City summertime tradition, offering $3 beers, $4 wines, and $5 cocktails featuring Two Gingers Whiskey to sip on the large outdoor terrace adjacent to the café. Plus, there's a DJ spinning, 6-8 pm!

For a full list of Center City District Sips participants, visit CCDSIPS.COM.

July 15: DJ Chillio Ortiz, Latin
July 22: DJ Master Rich, Carribbean
July 29: Rahsaan Lucas, Reggae
August 5: DJ Chillio Ortiz, Latin
August 12: Roger Culture, Island Vibes
August 19: Philly Reggae Girls, Reggae
August 26: DJ Chillio Ortiz, Latin
September 2: DJ Master Rich, Carribbean
September 9: Rahsaan Lucas, Reggae
September 16: Roger Culture, Island Vibes

Thursday, July 9, 2015

July 14, 2015 7:00 PM Scribe Video film screening of " Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band" and performance by Kendrah Butler

"Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band" is a documentary about the life and music of one of the greatest jazz pianists, composers and arrangers. However, away from the piano, Williams was a woman in a "man's world", a black person in a "whites only" society, and an ambitious artist who struggled against the imperatives of being a "star". The screening will be preceded by a piano solo from Kendrah Butler in honor of Mary Lou Williams.
International House
3701 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia PA
$10. general admission, $7 students and seniors, $5 Scribe Video members
Funsaver discount tickets

Monday, July 6, 2015

July 12, 2015 7:30 PM Latin Roots LIve! presents NuevoFest at the Trocadero Theatre

On the heels of the upcoming Latin American Music Conference (LAMC) in New York City, WXPN’s Latin Roots and Afrotaino present Nuevofest, a multi-artist showcase celebrating the new sounds of Latin America. The event is free and will be held at the Trocadero on Sunday, July 12.

This year’s Nuevofest lineup has musical roots extending to Venezuela, Mexico, Dominican Republic and more. Bands scheduled to perform are Southern California-based art-core band iAparato!, El Salvador Ska band Adhesivo, Latin Rock fusion band Zakke, ex-lead singer of Venezuelan rock band Viniloversus-turned-solo act Rodrigo Solo, Dominican rap duo Agudos Clef, the Monterrey, Mexico party starters Mexican Dubweiser, and the tropical bass beats of DJ Precolumbian.

Latin Roots Live! is inspired by the bi-weekly World Cafe® radio series Latin Roots in which Dye explores a variety of music from Spanish-speaking countries and people, from cumbia, mambo and son to Latin rock, reggaeton, and more. The first show in the series was a free concert with Chilean/French GRAMMY-winning vocalist Ana Tijoux in April 2015. The Latin Roots Live! is made possible through a grant by the William Penn Foundation.

Now in its third year, the Nuevofest has previously featured unknown indie acts like torch singer Irene Diaz, the Goth-Cumbia band Minitk del Miedo, and Peruvian reggae & dub band Laguna Pai.

July 11, 2015 10:30 PM Cintron Band at Isla Verde Cafe

Dance to the Cintron Band at Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
Philadelphia Pa

Sunday, July 5, 2015

July 11 and 12, 2015 2:00 to 8:00 PM Concilio Presents: Hispanic Fiesta at Penn's Landing

The Hispanic Fiesta at Penn’s Landing is one of Philadelphia’s premier Latino events, drawing upwards of 15,000 people each day. The festival continues to unite and raise awareness of Latino culture and community through the celebration of music, dance, entertainment, ethnic foods, and artisan crafts from nearly all Latin American countries.

Sat, July 11, 3:00 PM: Combo Melaza
7:00 PM: Cintron Band