Thursday, April 30, 2015

May 5, 2015 7:00 PM Edgardo Cintron and the Cintron Band at Adelphia in Deptford, NJ

Edgardo Cintron and the Cintron Band with special guest Angela DePersia
1750 Clements Bridge Rd
Deptford, New Jersey
(856) 845-8200

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

May 5, 2015 5:00-6:00 PM Latin Party Band De Tierra Caliente "Cinco de Mayo" Concert at Hotel Monaco

De Tierra Caliente will be celebrating "Cinco de Mayo" at the beautiful new Hotel Monaco, as part of Mexican Week in Philadelphia.
Come to 433 Chestnut St, have a cocktail and a dance or two!

May 17, 2015 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM Philly Drum Project and UArts Present " Philly Drum Phest" at the Gershman Y PLUS "Beats, Brews, and Banter" Special Session with Claude Coleman, Jr. 9:30-10:30 PM

Philly Drum Project is a percussive collective dedicated to making drumming more accessible in the Philadelphia region by helping those in our area share gear, lessons, and beats in an environmnet where community, creativity, education, and diversity are valued. DrumPhest is a great opportunity for those in the Philadelphia region to come together around a passion for drums and education, meet other drummers, and learn from some of the best drummers around. Even more, it is a chance to support a very important initiative in our city; accessible music education.

Featuring: Jojo Mayer, Lil John Roberts, Mark Guiliana, Pablo Batista, Jason Gianni, and Tre Lambert.

General Admission $30. ($32.04 w/ fee)

The newest addition to a jam-packed day of amazing drummers is a Beats, Brews, & Banter event to close out the night, featuring Claude Coleman of the great Philly-area experimental rock band Ween and sponsored by Victory Brewing Company! Come out to unwind with a Hop Devil or Summer Love and hang with some drummers during this signature Philly Drum Project session. But first you have to sign up! We're limiting this session to just 40 people, so go here to reserve your spot before they're all gone.
The DrumPhest Marketplace will allow drummers to buy and sell gear, and let companies promote their brands to the DrumPhest audience: 300+ passionate, engaged drummers!
From 2:15 to 3:15 Tre Lambert will host an Open Drum Philly Jam. Reserve your spot here for this open jam.
This month, Beats, Brews, & Banter is crashing DrumPhest to host an after party sponsored by Victory Brewing Company! We're welcoming Claude Coleman Jr. (Ween, Eagles of Death Metal, etc) back to Philadelphia to host this special session! Space is limited, so sign up here:

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.

Monday, April 27, 2015

May 4, 2015 6:00 PM "Songs of Mexico" at the Kimmel Center

Commonwealth Plaza
Monday, May 4 6pm
Free at the Kimmel
A recital of popular Mexican music by renowned Mexican contralto Ana Caridad Acosta and Mexican pianist Carlos Alberto Pecero.

May 3 2015 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Cafe Con Chocolate

We will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo on Sunday May 3rd
10am - 5pm with a relaxing Sunday of food and ilve music.
The entertainment will begin at 11 am with traditional méxican mariachi singer !!!! Marcos "El gallo de Mexico" !!!!! followed by local musician Bronson Tennis and friends featuring vocalist Cecilia Huesca from 12 - 3pm

!Come celebrate with us! It will be a special Sunday brunch you won't want to miss.
Cafe con Chocolate
2100 S. Norwood St.
Philadelphia Pa
(267) 639-4506
regular Sunday hours 10 - 5pm

May 3, 2015 1:00-3:00 PM Mt. Airy Outdoor Drum Circle

1st Sunday of every month, May - October 2015, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Lovett Library Garden 6945 Germantown Ave & Sedgwick Street, Phila PA, 19119

Join drummers Ron Kravitz, Baba Tyrone Davis, Quint Lange & Barry Bell for an afternoon of outdoor drumming. Bring a chair, bring a drum, bring a friend, have some FUN! A limited number drums and an assortment of other percussion instruments will also be on hand, if you do not have your own.

This is a free family oriented event, sponsored by Elise Rivers of Community Acupuncture of Mt. Airy (CAMA) and Ron Kravitz of
Donations are also welcome!

May 3, 2015 7:30 PM Noura Mint Seymeli at Crossroads Concerts (free children's show at 6:00 pm)

At Calvary Church, 801 South 48th Street, Philadelphia at 7:30 pm. $10-30. Free kid's show at 6:00

One of Mauritania's foremost musical emissaries.

“The absolutely spellbinding vocalist Noura Mint Seymali from Mauritania is ready to claim the role of her famous stepmother the late Dimi Mint Abba... With her strong charisma and appeal to the audience she will become a major star... Noura is incredible!” Afropop Worldwide
Tickets $10-$30.

May 3, 2015 3:00-4;00 PM Urban Guerilla Orchestra Concert at Parx Casino FREE!

Come party with UGO on Sunday May 3, 2015 at Parx Casino in Bensalem. Free Parking and Free Admission. They are bringing the Funk to the Parx and you need to be there with them.

Parx Casino
2999 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020

Sunday, April 26, 2015

May 2, 2015 8:00 PM PhillyBloco Spring Dance Party at TLA

334 South St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147

Save the Date! On May 2nd PhillyBloco makes our headlining debut at the TLA on South Street, bringing the Samba and Funk for our annual Spring Dance Party!

Arrive early for the South Street Spring Festival and then come on into the TLA for a non-stop night of dancing and celebration.

PhillyBloco is a 20 piece ensemble performing Samba, Funk, Reggae, and more, all set to the irresistible beats of Brazilian Carnaval!

Tickets on sale now. See you there!

Date: May 2nd, 2015

Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 8:00pm

Tickets: $20

Ticket Link:

*This show is ALL AGES

May 2, 2015 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM Giovana Robinson and Her Latin Grooves Band at Rosa Blanca

Saturday, May 2 | 10:00 p.m. -1:00 a.m.

Rosa Blanca Restaurant
707 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA

Celebrate the beautiful Spring weather with my Latin Grooves Band!

I am super excited to welcome back to perform with me this group of outstanding musicians: pianist (Dennis Guevara), Marcos Mikey Rivera (bass), Andres Cisneros (congas), and Christian Noguera (timbales). Our repertoire ranges from salsa, cha-cha, merengue, plena to bachata! We will make sure to bring a variety of Latin music styles and culture, fun for everyone to listen to or dance to the groove! I will make sure to include a little basic step lesson for those of you new to these rhythms.

So please join us or pass this information around to some of your friends and family that might enjoy live music!

Rosa Blanca is a Cuban restaurant owned by Philadelphia's top Latin-American Chef: Jose Garces.

Mark your calendars and save the date!


May 2, 2015 7:00 PM Afro-Cuban Rumba at iMPeRFeCT Gallery

Afro-Cuban Rumba
iMPeRFeCT Gallery
5601 Greene St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144

Join us this Saturday, in case you don't know..., a group of rumbero friends gather here, joined by their passion for Afro Cuban drumming and folklore, which continues to be alive and well here in Philadelphia. There’s no audience, you’re welcome to get up close, dance or join the coro, and let the drums fill you… Wanna see what we mean?

Experience this tradition!

May 2, 2015 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM Tropicalismo with Maga Bo at Franky Bradley's

Think the only way to hear Latin music on the first weekend in May is with bottomless margaritas at a Cinco de Mayo party? Not if TROPICALISMO has anything to say about it. We are proud to present the Philly return of Maga Bo at the legendary, resurrected Gayborhood haunt, Franky Bradley’s.
The globetrotting U.S.-born, Brazil-based DJ cranks out music that’s often described as transnational bass. It’s just as heavy on the low-end as it is melodic in its use of traditional acoustic instrumentation and street recordings. With well over a decade of production experience from his mobile studio that he has set up all across Africa, South America, India, and Southeast Asia, Maga Bo has released genre-bending, mind-blowing albums on venerable labels like Tru Thoughts, Post World Industries, and Soot. He has worked and performed in over 40 countries including performances at WOMEX, Mundial and Transmediale. His latest project, record label and compilation series Kafundó, is bringing to light Brazilian bass music essentially unknown to outside its home country.

Maga Bo will be stateside to discuss his critically acclaimed 2012 album, Quilombo do Futuro, alongside his longtime musical collaborator BNegão as well as Brazilian scholars at Columbia University and New York University. He will then embark on a short East Coast tour, including the Philly stop – his first since he played TROPICALISMO at the Walnut Room in December 2010.

Maga Bo Soundcloud:

Maga Bo Press for Kafundó Records:

Franky Bradley's
1320 Chancellor St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

May 2, 2015 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM 3rd Annual South Street Festival (with De Tierra Caliente)

De Tierra Caliente will be outside of Manny Brown's 512 South St. from 4 to 7 pm
PhillyBloco will perform at TLA at 8 pm

May 2, 2015 2:30 to 4:30 PM Pablo Batista and the Mambo Syndicate at Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival

Pablo Batista and the Mambo Syndicate 2:30 to 4:30 pm on the stage at Broad and Walnut Sts.
12:00-5:00 PM Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival on Walnut Street between Broad and 19th Sts.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

May 1, 2015 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM De Tierra Caliente at Rosa Blanca

Mariana Gadaleta
De Tierra Caliente Celebrates Mariana's Birthday Argentina-Style @ Rosa Blanca
Argentines know how to frickin' party! Our dearest Philly friend from Argentina, the lovely Mariana, is "completing years" on May 1st, and we're marking the occasion with a free, OPEN to the public, show at Rosa Blanca.

Come out and dance with her!
Rosa Blanca
707 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia Pa
No cover

May 1, 2015 7:00 PM First Friday - Out of This World at Arch Street Meeting House

First Fridays At Arch Street Meeting House

Philadelphia Jazz Project and the Producer's Guild are collaborating with the Arch Street Meeting House to present a series of themed happenings from May thru September 2015. Based on our Listening Parties, these events are will consist of pre-recorded musical selections, live performances, social dancing, vendors, games, prizes, refreshments and more. The live performances will include musicians, poets/comedians and others.

Theme: Out Of This World
We'll feature music from and inspired by, the legendary musician and philosopher, Sun Ra.
Special guests: Kwami Hadi & Lamont Dixon
Expect the unexpected!

Admission is FREE!

Parking is available - $10.00 per car for the evening
Parking space is limited and will be provided on a first come-first served basis.
The lot is located at the rear of the Arch Street Meeting House.
To enter make a left off of 4th Street.

A sign will be posted for your convenience.

May 1, 2015 6:00-8:00 PM Friday Night Jazz at Woodmere Art Museum: "Sam Cooke: A Change That Came"

Sam Cooke: A Change That Came
May 1

“Bring It On Home to (You)” with a tribute to one of the great soul-stirring and power- packed singers of all time, Sam Cooke. The exciting voice of Roy Richardson brings to life Cooke’s signature tunes, “A Change Is Gonna Come,” “Bring It On Home to Me,” “Another Saturday Night,” “You Send Me,” and more.

6:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m. | $22 ($12 members, children under 12: Free) | Wine and refreshments served
Woodmere Art Museum
9201 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Located at Bells Mill Road in Chestnut Hill

May 1, 2015 5:00-8:45 PM Mexican Dance Party at Art After Five at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Mexican Dance Party
Friday, May 1, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after admission
An all-female mariachi band, Mariachi Flor de Toloache, presents a blend of pop and traditional Mexican music.

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

Thursday, April 23, 2015

April 29, 2015 7:30 PM Beginning New Series of African Drumming Class with Quint Lange


Just Beyond Beginning Players
Moving to WEDNESDAY EVENINGS - 6 class session @ $96.00
April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3 

7:30PM – 9:00PM

THURSDAY EVENINGS - 6 class session @ $72.00

April 30, May, 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4
6:20PM - 7:30PM

Advancing Players
THURSDAY EVENINGS - 6 class session @ $96.00
April 30, May, 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4

7:40PM - 9:10PM

Location will be at my home:

1012 E Southampton Ave
Wyndmoor, PA 19038
(Glenside if a GPS is used)
on street parking

If you haven't already signed up or if you have any questions, please send an email or call me at
215 233 0777
Ron Kravitz

Monday, April 20, 2015

Afro-Brazilian Dance Classes with Cleonice Fonseca on Wednesdays and Fridays!

April 28th, 2015 8:00 PM and 9:30 PM Old School R & B with Greg Moore and Actual Proof at Philly's Platinum Grille

Philly's Platinum Grille
7719 Crittenden St.
Philadelphia Pa
Featuring guest vocalist El Barak
Two shows: 8:00 and 9:30 PM

April 26, 2015 4:00-8:00 PM Jeramy Cohen and the 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 last Sunday of every month

April 26, 2015 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Carnaval de Puebla Philadelphia 2015

Mexicanos en Philadelphia
1151 S. 9th St.
Philadelphia PA 19148
Carnaval de Puebla 2015.- No te lo puedes perder.... Tradicion Centenaria de Huejotzingo que se comparte con el Mundo.- Gracias por tu participacion y tu carino y respecto por esta Evento de Mexico en Philadlephia. 5 grandes bandas!

April 26, 2015 6:00-9:00 PM Ewe Music Class at Temple University

Join World's Ewe African Drum & Dance ensemble for a 3 hour music class practicing our repertoire of music from Ghana, mostly Ewe music. We'll be on the second floor of McGonigle /Pearson Hall. Just follow the sound of the drums. Cost is $10 but FREE for students. Wesley Rast is teaching us.
Ewe Music Class
Temple University
1801 N Broad St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122

Sunday, April 19, 2015

April 25, 2015 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM Si Se Logra at Mis Viejos Restaurant

Mañana sabado 25 de Abril, el Conjunto SI SE LOGRA de Georgie DE Leon estara tocando en MIS VIEJOS RESTAURANT a partir de las 9 de la noche, hasta las 2 de la mañana....los esperamos, buen ambiente, buenos tragos , excelente comida y habra mucha salsa y merengue...los esperamos...gracias por su apoyo..Dios los bendiga
Mis Viejos
151 W. Lehigh Ave.
Philadelphia PA

April 25, 2015 1:00 PM to 7:00PM Fourth Annual Center City Jazz Fest * SOLD OUT 4/23*

Tickets here
All-access pass is only $15!
5:30-6:30 SURFACE TO AIR

1:00-2:00 THE SERMON
2:30-3:30 LUKE O’REILLY


3:00-4:00 JOHN SWANA

4:45-5:45 MAX SWAN

Read the Philadelphia Inquirer article about CC Jazz Fest dated 4/21/15 here.

April 25, 2015 7:00 PM Dance with The Bride 2015 Fundraiser with PhillyBloco!


Apr 25, 2015
Ticket Info

Material Culture
4700 Wissahickon Avenue #101
Philadelphia, PA 19144


Celebrate the Bride’s 46th anniversary at the biggest dance party of the year. Hosted at gorgeous Material Culture, this party and fundraiser includes a delicious Brazilian themed buffet-style meal from acclaimed Chef Aliza Green, festive spirits provided by Art in the Age, live rhythms from Philly Bloco, auctions, prizes, and did we say dancing?

CLICK HERE to learn how you can become a sponsor of the event.

Material Culture
4700 Wissahickon Avenue #101
Philadelphia, PA 19144

April 25, 2015 8:00 PM Underground at Ron's #60 presents "Gong with the Didg"

APRIL 25, 2015
8:00PM SHOWTIME - $20.00 Admission

Lighting & Stage design by Ross & Rorie Goldberg

1012 E Southampton Ave
Wyndmoor, Pa 19038 (Glenside with a GPS)
Concert Time ... 8:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.
Community Drum Circle & Potluck
7:00 P.M. - 7:50 P.M.
Donation of $20.00 welcomed at the door!
Reserve now at:
215 233 0777 or
24 hr. notice is appreciated for cancellation.

Underground at Ron's is a private house concert event that generally happens five times a year, Sept through May, on a Saturday evening & is by invitation only.
Your friends and family are welcome!

This is also fragrance free environment? Due to my sensitivity to perfumes, cologne's, after shaves, cigarette's, etc., I ask that you would attend without a presence of those on your clothes, body, hair, breath, etc.

If you are participating in the Community Drum Circle, PLEASE REMOVE rings, bracelets & wrist watches, if you are playing any of the "house" drums/instruments. Damage can and has happened to an instrument, hand or jewelry, when that has not been adhered to.

April 25, 2015 8:00 PM Gary Nuñez & Plena Libre at the Annenberg Center

Gary Nuñez & Plena Libre

Hard-hitting horns, master hand drummers and songs from the soul of Puerto Rico. The 12-piece fine-tuned ensemble brilliantly combines a swinging rhythm section, horns, vocals and dance to give an electrifying performance that is both authentically Puerto Rican and universally appealing.
Tickets $20-$45.

The Annenberg Theater
3680 Walnut St.
Philadelphia PA

Half Price tickets here

April 25, 2015 5:30 PM Bernard "Pretty" Purdie Book Signing and Performances at The Clef Club of Jazz

Free book signing from 5:30 to 7:00 pm

Two performances: 7:30 pm and 10:00 pm admission $20. each

Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz
736 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia PA
(215) 893-9912

April 25, 2015 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM Edgardo Cintron and the Cintron Band at Rosa Blanca

Edgardo Cintron and the Cintron Band providing Latin dance music at Rosa Blanca!
Rosa Blanca
707 Chestnut St.
Phila, Pa
No cover

April 24, 2015 8:00 PM "The Outsiders" Improvised and Creative Music Festival at CEC

"The Outsiders" featuring;
Marshall Allen - saxophone
Danny Ray Thompson - saxophone, flute, & perucssion
Orrin Evans - piano
Elliot Levin - saxophone, spoken word
Charles Cohen - Buchla music easel
Ben Schachter's RE Trio
Dan Blacksburg Trio
Chuck Treece
Jamaaladeen Tacuma - electric bass guitar

at Community Education Center
3500 Lancaster Ave.
Philadelphia Pa

April 24 and 25, 2015 Grupo Eh Capoeira 2nd Annual Batizado and Capoeira Encounter

Friday @ University City Arts League (6p-10pm)
4226 Spruce St. Philadelphia, Pa. 19104

6-7pm Capoeira Workshop with INSTRUTOR MORCEGO.
7-8pm Samba Workshop
8-10p Open Roda with Philly Capoeira and guests from around the world.

Saturday @ The Rotunda (8a-5pm)
4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

9:30a-10:30a Capoeira Workshop w/ CM Professor Malandro
10:30a-11:30a WEST AFRICAN Dance Workshop with Cachet Ivey

11:30a-12:30a Capoeira Worksop with LEGENDARY MOINTORA GATA BRAVA.

LUNCH BREAK 12:30p-1:30p.

Batizado Ceremony and Capoeira Encounter.



*Instructors ($5 for the designer shirts)*

Please Register here :!batizado-2015/c20l0

April 24, 2015 6:00-8:00 PM Friday Night Jazz at Woodmere Art Museum : "Legendary Jazz Divas"

Legendary Jazz Divas
April 24

Join us for a tribute to legendary divas Betty Carter, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Anita O’Day, Sarah Vaughn, Dinah Washington, and Nancy Wilson. The exciting and passionate voices of Michal Beckham, Jackie Greggs, Paula Johns, and Denise Montana illuminate the evening with tunes like “How High the Moon,” God Bless the Child,” “The Masquerade Is Over,” “The Very Thought of You,” and more.

6:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m. | $22 ($12 members, children under 12: Free) | Wine and refreshments served
Woodmere Art Museum
9201 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Located at Bells Mill Road in Chestnut Hill