Monday, November 30, 2015

December 6, 2015 12:00-2:00 PM Samba Drumming Workshop with Guilherme and Gustavo dos Santos Oliveira at the Painted Bride

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: This exciting workshop will feature a contemporary approach to the powerful drumming tradition of Rio samba schools. Participants should bring their own Brazilian drum (surdo, repique, caixa, tamborim). Some instruments will also be provided. Watch a short performance here:


ABOUT THE ARTISTS: Natives of Rio de Janeiro, Guilherme and Gustavo dos Santos Oliveira grew up playing in the highly-regarded samba school Acadêmicos do Salgueiro, where they now serve as Bateria Directors. Both regularly perform and record with artists and bands throughout Brazil, and have been invited to facilitate samba workshops internationally. Their latest project “Dos Santos” is an exploration of mixing Brazilian percussion with electronics, and includes a lab space where they continue their research and offer classes.

SPECIAL GUESTS with SPOKEN HAND PERCUSSION ORCHESTRA (6PM): Following the workshop, Guilherme and Gustavo will perform as guest artists with Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra ( Show begins at 6pm. Tickets: $15 / $10.50 for Painted Bride members.

The Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
Philadelphia, PA

December 6, 2015 6:00 PM Beats Beyond: Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra with Special Guests at The Painted Bride Art Center

Sunday, December 6 | 6PM

Featuring the Philadelphia region’s most skilled and renowned hand drummers, Spoken Hand represents batteries from four singular music cultures: tabla (North Indian), samba drums (Brazilian), djembe (West African), and batá (Afro-Cuban). Over the past 19 years, they have fused these drumming traditions into passionate and impactful sound grounded in both traditional and contemporary drumming practices. This year, Spoken hand turns 20, and they’re bringing it in with a new series: Beats Beyond.
Guests: Josh Lawrence (trumpet), Brent White (trombone), Guilherme and Gustavo Oliveira (samba drummers from Rio), and hip hop dancers Edward Smallwood, Bryant Lee, and Yusef Young.
Spoken Hand was started in 1996 when Painted Bride Art Center commissioned Lenny Seidman and Daryl Kwasi Burgee to investigate the symphonic orchestra qualities inherent in a drumming-only orchestra. Since then, the ensemble has shared the stage with the likes of tabla master Zakir Hussain, hip hop dance legend Rennie Harris, and kora master Yacouba Sissoko, among others. In that same spirit of collaboration, each performance in the Beats Beyond series will feature Spoken Hand and a special guest, creating a rare and exhilarating musical experience.

December 6, 2015 5:00-8:00 PM Urban Guerilla Orchestra at Parx Casino's 360 in Bensalem

Party with UGO at Parx Casino's 360
The very best soul, funk, and R&B band in the tri-state area will be at Parx Casino this Sunday from 5 to 8 pm. End your weekend with such a good feeling that you'll still be smiling on Monday morning!
Parx Casino
2999 Street Road
Bensalem, PA

Sunday, November 29, 2015

December 5, 2015 8:00 PM Papo Vázquez Mighty Pirate Troubadours and Sofia Rei at the Annenberg Center

December 5, 2015 · Zellerbach Theatre
Latin jazz trombonist and Philly native Papo Vázquez teams up with Argentinian-born folk jazz vocalist Sofia Rei in this special double bill. A 2011 NEA Master and 2009 Grammy® Award nominee, Vázquez brings his Mighty Pirates Troubadours for a colorful jazz, Latin and Afro-Caribbean musical attack. Whether singing in Spanish, Portuguese or English, Sofia Rei is known for her powerful voice and inventive mix of South American folklore, jazz, global and electronic sounds.

Annenberg Center
3680 Walnut St.
Philadelphia Pa
Tickets $20-$50
Funsavers discount tickets

Saturday, November 28, 2015

December 4, 2015 9:00 PM Cafe Con Pan Salsa and Latin Jazz Band Concert and Open Jam Session at Dimensions

7312 Castor Ave.
Philadelphia Pa
$7. cover (active musicians free)

December 4, 2015 9:00 PM Caribefunk Duo Show with De Tierra Caliente at The Clubhouse

The Clubhouse
1125 south 13th Street
Philadelphia PA
Funk-cho and Andrés got their tourist visas! And with their December vacation they're traveling around the US.

So come see the marvelous Caribefunk Duo as De Tierra Caliente hosts a Clubhouse show. C-funk opens, DTC closes. Need we say more?

$10 cover...

Some beverages provided...

Friday, November 27, 2015


COME OUT TO THIS SUPER SPECIAL SHOW: PhilaMOCA, December 3rd, Doors at 8:00, $7:

BAKITHI KUMALO - Paul Simon's longtime bass player (PLAYED ON "GRACELAND!" YES THAT "GRACELAND!"), known as the man with the most famous bass solo of all time ( that reverse jawn on "Call Me Al"). Tonight he will do a set of improvisation featuring loop pedal, kalimba, bass and voice!

ART DEPARTMENT - Former-Baltimore weirdo speed-pop, reuniting for this show. SPECIAL EVENT YES.

LITTLE STRIKE - Philadelphia's worldly elecronic pop songmaker.
Set Times:
8:30 - Little Strike
9:20 - The Art Department
10:00 - Bakithi Kumalo

531 N 12th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

December 3, 2015 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM Raul Midón with Pablo Batista at South Kitchen and Jazz Parlor

Raul Midón Joins the Unscripted Jazz Series

Watch Raul Live - "Sunshine I Can Fly" (Amazing)
from Gerald Veasley:
On December 3, Raul Midón will bring his genius to the stage at SOUTH. I'm so excited to perform with this master. We'll be joined by my good friend, percussionist Pablo Batista (Alicia Keys, Mambo Syndicate) for a one-of-a-kind performance.

This is certainly a show you don't want to miss.

Showtimes 7PM and 9:30PM. Ticket Link
South Restaurant
600 N. Broad St.
Philadlephia PA

December 2, 2015 8:00 PM Bobby Zankel and The Warriors of the Wonderful Sound with Steve Lehman at The Bride

Bobby Zankel and the Warriors return with a mid-week night concert series. Led by Philly’s own composer/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.” This series promises to be the midweek pick-me-up you’ve been waiting for.

Bobby Zankel and the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound are Bobby Zankel (alto saxaphone), Julian Pressley (alto saxophone), Diane Monroe (violin), Josh Lawrence (trumpet), Stan Slotter (trumpet), John Swana (trombone), Steve Swell (trombone), Tom Lawton (piano), Lee Smith (bass), Craig McIver (drums).
The Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
Philadelphia Pa
$15 General Admission
Members: $10.50

December 1, 2015 6:00-9:30 PM Scholarship Fundraiser in Memory of Noel "Peachy" Cintron at Adelphia

Join us! With special guest singer,Angela DePersia, and reunion performance of original 5 Cintron singers!( Bobby,Tony,Anthony,JAYAR and Edgardo - first time in over 5 years!)first 100 people receive free CD single of new song:"This Song is for my Brother"!!!!!
Adelphia Restaurant
1750 Clements Bridge Rd
Deptford Township, NJ
Donation $10 to benefit the Noel "Peachy" Cintron Scholarship Fund for Willingboro High School

December 1, 2015 7:00 PM "We Are Music", A Film Dedicated to Dante Bucci at World Cafe LIve PHL

"We Are Music" - A Film Dedicated to Dante Bucci

"We Are Music" - A Film Dedicated to Dante Bucci
"We Are Music" is a live music video project that began in the fall of 2014. The song was originally written by Alison Hilley and John Glaubitz for their band, AlyCat. The new version of the song incorporates the talents of over 20 Philadelphia musicians. Each player layered their part at one of a dozen unique and iconic Philadelphia locations. The film showcases the immense musical talent that our city has to offer, as well as it's visual beauty. But more importantly, the film pays tribute to a musician who is no longer with us. The original studio version of "We Are Music" features Dante Bucci playing the hang. Fortunately, we filmed him in the studio that day. We were able to use the audio and video from that original recording session in this video, so that Dante can perform with us one last time.

Please join us on Tuesday, December 1st for the premiere screening of "We Are Music." Leading up to the screening, musicians who were close with Dante will perform and share stories. Proceeds from the event will benefit Musicians On Call, an organization that meant a lot to Dante.

Andrea Nardello

World Cafe Live
3025 walnut St.
Philadelphia PA
$15 ADV - $17 DOS + Fees

Monday, November 23, 2015

November 29, 2015 8:00 PM Arturo Stable Bass-Less Trio at World Cafe Live PHL

Considered by the jazz media at the forefront of his musical generation, Cuban born Master Percussionist and Composer
Arturo Stable has share the stage/Studio with artists such as Paquito D Rivera, Esperanza Spalding, The Caribbean Jazz Project, Miguel Zenon, Christian McBride and The Philadelphia Symphony, just to name a few.
Stable was part of the 2013 Grammy winning Album (Best jazz Album) Money Jungle by drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, he is also nominated this year 2015 for Best Latin Jazz album with the PDR quintet.
Mr. Stable has an extensive experience as a clinician and educator. He is currently the Chair of the Hand Drum Department at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and has developed a strong international presence as a bandleader with five releases under his name and countless international appearances in festivals such as Madrid Jazz Festival, Vittoria Jazz festival, JVC Jazz Festival, Moscow Jazz Fest, Budapest, among others.
The Arturo Stable Bass-lessTrio features:

Tom Guarna on Guitar
Jure Pukl on Sax

World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia PA
Tickets $20 plus fees

November 29, 2015 3:30-5:00 PM Tap Class with Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards at Soundspace 1525

Sunday, November 29


You must pre-register by emailing
Space is very limited.

Soundspace 1525
1525 North Bailey Street

Philadelphia, PA 19121

FB/IG: @soundspace1525

And don't forget!
If you want to TAP...
the weekly classes are rolling along:

Saturdays 1:30-3: Saturday tap hang with Pamela Hetherington, only $5.

Sundays 2:30-3:30: Rotating instructors, $10.
November 29: Street tap with Robert F. Burden, Jr.

Keep up to date by bookmarking our calendar.
soundspace1525 is the home of Take It Away Dance and is directed by Pamela Hetherington
Soundspace 1525
1525 North Bailey Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121

Saturday, November 21, 2015

November 28 and 29, 2015 Kùlú Mèlé presents "Celebrating Senegal" at The Painted Bride Art Center

Nov 28, 2015

Nov 28, 2015

Nov 29, 2015

Nov 29, 2015

$30 adults, $15 children 12 and younger
Funsavers discount tickets
Celebrating Senegal features two all-new, original dances commissioned by Kulu Mele by Senegalese choreographer Marie Basse-Wiles, co-founder of the Maimouna Keita School of African Dance and a former dancer who performed internationally with the Ballet National du Senegal. Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble has been a Philadelphia institution for nearly 50 years. Kulu Mele performs year-round, in Philadelphia and around the world.

Tickets on sale now — order TODAY while tickets are still available – last year’s shows completely sold out in advance.

November 27, 2015 9:00 PM Black Friday Concert: Urban Guerilla Orchestra at Masjidullah

Friday, November 20, 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

November 22, 2015 8:00 PM Juanito Pascual at World Cafe LIve PHL Upstairs

When guitarist Juanito Pascual was called "one of the hottest flamenco guitarists in recent years" by National Public Radio, this major accolade became a jumping off point for the Minneapolis native's musical vision. But Pascual's sound is in fact an organic blend of his mastery of traditional and contemporary flamenco ever so gently seasoned with his love of diverse musics from heroes such as Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, The Grateful Dead and J.S. Bach.
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia Pa
Tickets $20

November 22, 2015 1:00-4:30 PM Cenando en Familia at The Venue Banquet Hall

Free admission
The Venue Banquet Hall
4234 Macalester Street
Philadelphia, Pa

November 22, 2015 7:00 PM Musicians' Gathering Concert #3 at Rittenhouse Soundworks

Rittenhouse Soundworks Arts Complex present:
$10 tickets at the door
free parking
Rittenhouse Soundworks
219 W. Rittenhouse St.
Philadelphia Pa 19144

Sunday, November 15, 2015

November 21, 2015 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM Los Bomberos de la Calle presents: Parranda Puertorriqueña 2015 at Taller Puertorriqueño

Los Bomberos De la Calle will be hosting a live Parranda Party to open up the holiday season.Asking a small donation at the door.Come enjoy a free desert table,We will also have great tasting coquito for sale and wine.Come enjoy live parranda songs and a open dance floor in between music.Hope to see all there.
Taller Puertorriqueño
2557 N 5th St
Philadelphia pa.19133
Facebook Event

November 21, 2015 7:30 PM Liberian Women's Chorus for Change at World Cafe Live PHL

Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change
From neighborhood pop-up concerts to the formal stage, the Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change has been inspiring dialogue and action regarding domestic violence and other Liberian immigrant community concerns for the past two years. Composed of a core group of renowned singers and dancers from Liberia: Fatu Gayflor, Marie Nyenabo, Zaye Tete, and Tokay Tomah, these women have joined together to create music intended to name and lament the injustice of domestic violence, to encourage women to make their voices heard, and to pave possible ways forward. These award-winning singers bring their unique take on traditional and contemporary Liberian songs to World Café Live, for one night.
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia PA

Saturday, November 14, 2015

November 20, 2015 9:00 PM Cafe Con Pan presents: Friday Nights Open Jam Sessions


November 20, 2015 7:00-9:00 PM Howard Tucker: The Underground Session at Rittenhouse Soundworks

An evening of live modern music, poetry and dance..
Rittenhouse Soundworks
219 W. Rittenhouse St.
Philadelphia Pa

November 20, 2015 8:00 to 9:30 PM Intercultural Journeys: Nistha Raj and Christylez Bacon: Hip-Hop Meets Hindustani at International House

Indian classical violinist Nistha Raj and GRAMMY®-nominated progressive Hip-Hop artist Christylez Bacon present collaborative works mixing genres of music native to their cultural upbringings and exploring the spaces between Hindustani classical music, acoustic Hip-Hop, and Go-Go from Washington, D.C.

This performance features a 5-piece ensemble, with Nistha Raj (Hindustani violin), Christylez Bacon (beatbox, lyrics, percussion), tabla, keys, and saxophone.

Estimated performance length is 90 minutes

International House
3701 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia Pa

General admission/adult: $15
IHP Members: $10
Students: $8
Funsaver discount tickets

Friday, November 13, 2015

November 19, 2015 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM "Drum Like a Lady" at Dahlak Paradise

LaTreice V Branson Presents
Drum Like a Lady | November Edition 11/19
"Lead by Women and Governed by Percussion"

AND DRUMMERS, of course...

Would you like to jam with Philly's Finest Female percussionists? Our resident DJ will be on tour, so this month we're jamming all night long - rockin' non-stop!!! So get ready, get ready, get ready! We're going hard 4-hrs straight! #ladiesrockharder

Featured Percussionists:
Tina Woo
Tawana Simons
Donna Jean Reviere Dorman

Save the date and adjust your work schedule now! This month's edition falls on a Thursday.
You won't want to miss this

Dahlak Paradise
4708 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19143
Contact: LaTreice Victoria Branson
Instagram: @drumlikealady

The next Drum Like a Lady will be December 18th!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

November 17, 2015 7:00 PM Philly Drum Project, Yamaha Drums, and UArts present: Akira Jimbo Drumming Clinic

Yamaha Drums, The University of the Arts, and the Philly Drum Project present a clinic with legendary drummer Akira Jimbo

$10 in Advance / $12 at the Door / $6 for Philly Drum Project Supporting Members

Musical. Exciting. Dynamic. Blazing. Solid. Astonishing.
All these words can be used to describe Akira Jimbo. He has been a leading figure in the Japanese music scene for more decades and continues gaining well-deserved international recognition. Although he did not start playing drums until he was 17, Akira has become a master of his art form and is practically a household name in his home country of Japan.Akira became the full-time drummer in the internationally renowned group Casiopea in 1980. In his 10-year tenure with the band, he was recognized for his unique playing style and intricate techniques. With Casiopea, Akira released over a dozen albums, toured the world three times, and quickly established himself as something of a musical phenomenon in Japan. It was during this period that he refined his abilities as a composer and studio artist. After Casiopea, Akira formed Jimsaku in 1989 to explore new and different musical possibilities.In addition to the studio and solo projects, he has also released four instructional videos: Metamorphosis, Pulse, Independence and Evolution. Throughout his career, Akira Jimbo has utilized his Yamaha drums and DTX electronics exclusively as tools to channel his creative energy. Yamaha is proud to be associated with such a talented performer for 35 years. And now, Akira wants to share some of his knowledge, insight, and talent with you.

The Caplan Recital Hall
211 S Broad St, Fl 17th, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

Monday, November 9, 2015

November 15, 2015 2:30-4:00 PM Master Tap Class with Alexandria Bradley at Soundspace 1525

Master class with Alexandria Bradley
Geared towards intermediate levels
1525 North Bailey Street
2:30-4 pm
Only $15
Just show up.

November 15, 2015 8:00-11:00 PM Hector Rosado Y Su Orquesta Hache at the Sands Casino, Bethlehem PA

The Outlets at Sands Bethlehem, 77 Sands Blvd, Bethlehem, PA 18015
(484) 777-7777

November 15, 2015 7:00 PM Dianne Reeves at The Annenberg Center

November 15, 2015 · Zellerbach Theatre
One of the pre-eminent jazz vocalists in the world today, this four-time Grammy® Award winner boasts a magical, timeless voice, rhythmic virtuosity and a captivating personality. Adored by audiences and critics alike, Reeves’ unique jazz and R&B stylings make each performance unique and not-to-be-missed.
Sunday, November 15 @ 7 PM · TICKETS The Annenberg Center
3680 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Sunday, November 8, 2015

November 14, 2015 4:30 and 10:30 PM Art in Motion Fall Student Showrcase

Art In Motion 2015 Fall Student Showcase

Join us on Saturday 11/14/15 for the Art In Motion Fall Student Showcase. Our students have worked hard for the last 6 months to put on an amzing show for you!

We will have SPECIAL performances by:

Kids Salsa (Sharonne)
Beginner Salsa (Liz)
Intro. To Intermediate Salsa (Angel)
Intermediate Salsa (Watson)
Advanced Salsa (Darlin)
Bachata (Darlin)
Ladies Styling (Marina)

Liz & Matt
Darlin & Sherri
Darlin & Issa
Watson & Kelli
Liz & Stephanie
Darlin & Aliyah

Early Show:
Doors Open: 4pm
Show Time: 4:30pm

Late Show:
Door Open: 8pm
FREE Lesson with Darlin: 8pm
Social: 9pm-2am
Showtime: 10:30pm

Music by DJ Raj More
SPECIAL guest DJ Jimmy Anton

Purchase tickets here

November 14, 2015 5:30-7:00 PM Afro-Brazilian Percussion Class/Rehearsal for Arrastao do Dende

Join master percussionist Dende on Saturday, November 14th at 5:30pm for the next edition of this introductory class in Afro-Brazilian percussion/rehearsal for Arrastao do Dende.

Since 2001 Dende has worked with his Arrastao in New York, performing at venues from the Brooklyn Academy of Music to Central Park Summerstage. Now that he is living in Philadelphia he is holding auditions for percussionists of all levels (beginner to advanced) to become members of the group.

Members will learn to play timbal, caixa, surdo, repique, xequere, tamborim, pandeiro and much more with a former member of Timbalada! Dendê will teach you proper technique, exercises, tuning and maintenance, improvisations and soloing, traditional rhythms from candomble and samba de roda as well as the original rhythms and breaks from bands like Timbalada, Ilê Aiyê and Olodum.

Dendê is a percussionist, singer, composer, bandleader, teacher, and multi-instrumentalist. He’s been a professional musician since the age of 14, when he appeared in the frontline of Timbalada, Carlinhos Brown’s superstar percussion ensemble. With Timbalada, Dendê toured all over Brazil, Europe and Asia, appared on various television shows and has performed and recorded with such artists as Marisa Monte, Gilberto Gil, Carlinhos Brown, Ivete Sangalo and Sepultura. Having left Brazil in 2001, Dendê lived in NYC until 2014 and now lives in Philadelphia, performing and recording with his groups Dendê & Band, Arrastão, Ologundê, and Samba de Três. With these groups he has toured all over the US and Europe. In addition to his own work, he has his performed and recorded with artists such as Dance Brazil, Melvin Gibbs, Graham Haynes, Giovanni Hidalgo, Zakir Hussain, David Byrne and Vinicius Cantuária among many others. Register now to reserve your instrument.

Wissahickon Dance Academy
38 E School House Ln, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144

November 14, 2015 6:00 - 11:00 PM Annual Gift of Love Children’s Holiday Benefit Gala at the Constitution Center

Annual Gift of Love Children's Holiday Benefit Gala
The holidays are getting closer, and many families will be stressing their incomes to bring happiness to the children in their lives. As we know, for many inner city households, this can be a rough season. We encourage those with a privileged income to exercise your compassion & give what you can, when you can. But if you're looking for the ideal opportunity, look no further. AfroTaino Productions and (APM) Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha invite you to attend the Annual Gift of Love Children’s Holiday Benefit Gala on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at Philadelphia’s Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street, in Philadelphia, PA. The annual gala celebrates bringing love, hope, and happiness to disadvantaged children throughout our community. Last year, over 6,000 children were provided with holiday gifts. @afrotainoprod provides the musical entertainment: this year, we are proud to present the critically-praised bilingual kids-pop band, ‪#‎MoonaLuna‬! Also,Grammy-nominated percussionist/bandleader ‎Arturo Stable‬ & his powerhouse tropical ensemble, Cuban Explosion!
Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia Pa

November 14 and 15, 2015 7:00 PM The Requisite Movers perform at Community Education Center

FlyGround will present The Requisite Movers (TRM) Performances, co-directed by Lela Aisha Jones and Deneane Richburg. These performances are the culmination of an artistic development and critical feedback program for Black women choreographers of African descent in Philadelphia. The performances will feature three artists that have participated in TRMs 2014/2015 program including Saroya Corbett, Shana El, and Peaches Jones as well as a preview of new work by Lela Aisha Jones | FlyGround. The performances will be held at the Community Education Center (3500 Lancaster Ave. Philadelphia, PA) on November 14th and 15th at 7pm. These performances are made possible by the generous support of the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, wonderful individuals who donated to our 2014 crowdfunding campaign, and a space partnership with Terri Shockley and the Community Education Center.
Tickets Online:
$10 dancepass/student/senior; $12 general admission (with an additional small service fee)

Ticket prices at the door are:
$12 dancepass/student/senior; $15 general admission
Community Education Center
3500 Lancaster Ave.
Philadelphia Pa 19104

Saturday, November 7, 2015

November 13 and 14, 2015 8:00 and 10:00 PM Urban Guerilla Orchestra at Warmdaddy's

UGO Live at Warmdaddy's
November 13th & 14th
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 FUNK that you have never experienced before. See you there.

November 13, 2015 5:00-8:45 PM Art After Five: A Night of Bollywood and Bhangra at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Join us as we celebrate Diwali with a night of Bollywood & Bhangra, dancing, & fun. There will be performances from #TUBhangra and #AGNI, plus a huge, on-the-spot group dance lesson! Our own DJ Rahsaan keeps the dhol beats flowing throughout the night. See you at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia Pa
Members free: nonmembers $20.

Friday, November 6, 2015

November 12 to December 6, 2015 Langston Hughes' "Black Nativity" at Theatre Horizon

Legendary poet Langston Hughes takes us on a powerful journey from ancient Africa to post-Katrina New Orleans in Black Nativity. This exhilarating musical, which first stormed Broadway 50 years ago, is reimagined on our stage through African and contemporary dance, gospel favorites, and storytelling at its finest. Our performers team up with local choirs to serenade you in this American classic for the whole family.
$30 Previews
$39-49 Adults
$37-47 Seniors (62+)
$22-25 Young Friends (30 & Under; Students)
In loving memory, we at Theatre Horizon are dedicating our production of Black Nativity to Diana Millner.
Theatre Horizon is located at 401 DeKalb St; Norristown, PA 19401

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

November 10, 2015 8:00-11:00 PM "TSR: The Soul Revival" at Philly's Platinum Grille

When you want to remember when music was good! Food, drinks and live soul, every second Tuesday.

Admission is free but reservations are encouraged! Please call 215-247-2312 for reservations and additional information.
The Soul Revival consists of:
Lawrence "Weas" Newton,
Naeemah Harper,
Daryl Kwasi Burgee,
Terrence Tyler,
Wendell Sewell,
Louis Taylor,
Bryan Williams,
Pablo Batista
Philly's Platinum Grille
7719 Crittenden St.
Philadelphia Pa

Monday, November 2, 2015

November 8, 2015 8:00 PM GINA CHAVEZ with KARIKATURA and INTERMINABLE at The Trocadero


Gina Chavez
Gina Chavez is a bilingual award-winning Latin-folk singer/songwriter who blends the sounds of the Americas with tension and grace. Her latest independent release, Up.Rooted, is a passionate collection of bilingual songs traversing cumbia, bossa nova, vintage pop, reggaeton, and folk combined with dynamic vocals and sharp social commentary.

Karikatura makes life-affirming, body-shaking music that moves people around the world. While the band has toured everywhere from Japan to Brazil, New York City is home. With bright horns, socially conscious lyrics and booty-bouncing beats, Karikatura delivers real songs that transcend style and genre.
An organic synthesis of all the music heard blasting out of car windows and shops onto the streets of NYC, Karikatura lives where cumbia meets hip-hop, reggae meets klezmer and indie-rock meets afrobeat. Neither purist nor revivalist, this is music of the present, for the future.


The Balcony at The Trocadero Theater
1003 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA
Tickets $10