Monday, September 28, 2015

October 4, 2015 1:00-3:00 PM Mt. Airy Outdoor Community Drum Circle

Hey Folks ... Come out and join us for the ...

Mt. Airy Outdoor Community Drum Circle
at the Lovett Library Garden
6945 Germantown Ave (at Sedgwick St) 19119, Philadelphia, PA
1st Sunday of every month, May-October.
1:00PM - 3:00PM

Oct 4, 2015
Bring a chair, bring a drum, bring a friend, have some FUN! This is a free family oriented event. Picnic blankets for lounging a plus... Sponsored by Elise Rivers of Community Acupuncture of Mt. Airy (CAMA) and
Ron Kravitz of MusicintheMoment.
Donations are welcome!

October 4, 2015 1:00 - 4:15 PM Free First Sunday at the Barnes Foundation with Kùlú Mèlé African Dance and Drum Ensemble, Oran Etkin and Timbalooloo, and Project Capoeira

Free First Sunday at the Barnes
Sunday, October 4, 2015
20th St. and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
The Barnes offers free admission and programming on the first Sunday of every month. Visitors are welcome to attend talks, performances, and hands-on activities throughout the day. Tickets are limited and cannot be reserved in advance; they are available on-site starting at 9 am.

First Sundays, 10 am–5 pm; programming 1–4 pm

Free First Sunday, October 4
Theme: Traditions

1–4 pm Art See Activities, hands-on
Imagination stations for family fun! Drop-in programs for all ages on Free First Sundays. The hats have it! Wish Pablo Picasso a happy birthday by making a fantastic Harlequin hat, sketching a hat scene, and crafting a chapeau bag.

1-1:45 pm Oran Etkin performs Timbalooloo
Internationally renowned Israeli-American clarinetist, saxophonist, and composer Oran Etkin has performed around the world with varied musicians, including Wyclef Jean and Mike Stern, as well as with his own award-winning jazz and world music groups. Etkin's diverse background and wealth of musical experience are incorporated into his acclaimed children's program, Timbalooloo, in which the instruments come to life and speak through their music, enriching kids’ innate musicality and broadening their cultural and historical awareness. His record Wake Up, Clarinet! was named best children's album at the Interactive Media Awards.

1:50-2:35 pm Dance performance by Kulu Mele
Kulu Mele, an African dance and drum ensemble, explores Senegal's dance traditions with Lingin, a centuries-old folk dance performed to celebrate the harvest season and promote the fertility of the land and its people. Kulu Mele commissioned renowned Senegalese choreographer Marie Basse-Wiles to reinterpret this dance.

2:35-2:40 pm Talk by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania
As the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (Bigs) and children aged 6–18 (Littles) in communities across the country.

2:40-3:25 pm Performance by Project Capoeira
Capoeira is a unique Afro-Brazilian art form that combines dance, gymnastics, self-defense, music, and the Portuguese language. The capoeiristas who practice this art appear to defy gravity as they jump, flip, spin, and cartwheel through the air. Capoeira embodies an ideal, disciplined mindset and gives a rhythm to the lives of capoieristas. Project Capoeira is the only non-profit organization dedicated to bringing capoeira to the Philadelphia region.

3:30-4:15 pm Oran Etkin performs Timbalooloo

October 4, 2015 10:00 AM to Approx. 4:00 PM Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade

Concilio’s Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade is the “Crown Jewel” of the Puerto Rican Festival every year. It is one of the first ethnic parades to ever be televised in Philadelphia. In addition to the hundreds of people gathered on the parkway, the parade continues to offer a live televised portion for an additional 96,000 viewers who tune in for a vibrant display of cultural pride. Youth groups, community organizations, local and regional schools, corporate sponsors, popular artists and many others across the tri‐state region participate in making this parade a true showcase of Puerto Rican and Latino Culture.
The World Meeting of Families and the Papal Visit have impacted many Philadelphia events this year, the Puerto Rican Day Parade among them.

Normally scheduled for the last Sunday in September, the parade has been moved to Sunday, October 4, 2015, beginning at 10 a.m. – earlier than last year. The route has also changed: the parade will begin in downtown Philadelphia at 16th and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and will Grand Stand at Logan’s Square.

After the parade, all are welcome to festivals hosted by our city and state officials at American Street and Lehigh Avenue.

Please be aware that Philadelphia Police will be working with Concilio to monitor and maintain the area, as they have in the past. Any illegal block parties should be reported to the police

Sunday, September 27, 2015

October 3, 2015 7:30 PM Sharon Katz and the Peace Train at East Falls Presbyterian Church

Sharon Katz & The Peace Train
East Falls Presbyterian Church
3800 Vaux St
Philadelphia, PA 19129
The show begins at 7:30 PM and Admission is $15.

October 3, 2015 9:30 PM to 2:00 AM Hispanic Choice Awards "After Party" at Isla Verde Cafe with Elvis Bonilla Y Su Orquesta

Hispanic Choice Awards "After Party" at Isla Verde Cafe

HCA "After Party"
Saturday Oct 3, 2015

Hola mi gente,
Join us this Sat for the HCA JAM!! We will also have LIVE entertainment by Elvis Bonilla y Su Orquesta, drink specials & full menu till 1am!

Pedro DjDro Ramirez in da mixx & also celebrating his B'day BASH!!

$10 for men
$5 for women
FREE for all HCA tix stubs

Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
Philadelphia Pa

October 3, 2015 8:00-11:00 PM Jazz Night at the Michener Museum with Trinidelphia

Jazz Night featuring Trinidelphia, Steel Drums and Jazz

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Saturday, 8-11 pm
Edgar J. Putnam Event Pavilion
$45 member/$53 non-member /$25 student with paying adult, includes Museum admission, reception and concert

order tickets online

Born out of street jams in Rittenhouse Square in 2005, Trinidelphia has expanded to become Philadelphia’s preeminent Caribbean music ensemble. The name itself summarizes the mission of the band: to bring a unique Philadelphia twist to the steel drum music of Trinidad. Bandleader Chris Aschman (steelpan) is joined by Shawn Hennessey (vocals, guitar, percussion) to create a front line that can get any audience moving and grooving to the music. Ian Rafalak (bass) and Joe Truglio (drums) form the rhythm section, which can handle a range of rhythmic styles, such as soca, calypso, reggae, afro-cuban, ska, samba, funk, jazz... and the list goes on! They have performed at world-renowned venues such as the Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall, Carnegie Hall and the Blue Note. They have toured the world with different groups, and have backed up stars such as Chaka Kahn, Dionne Warwick, Stanley Clarke, Tina Marie and Bill Withers.

Jazz Night is an all-inclusive evening featuring:
8:00 -10:00 pm Hors d’oeuvre reception and open galleries

Hearty appetizers and desserts presented by Havana Catering. Refreshments presented by River Horse Brewing Company and Sand Castle Winery.

Concert begins at 8:30 pm.


All reserved table seating

Seats are assigned in order of purchase. Please make seating requests at that time and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Reception and Museum admission are included in ticket price.

Advance tickets only. Purchase early as seating is limited.

Sponsored by the Friends of Jazz Night

Purchase tickets early – programs sell out quickly.

October 18, 2015 12:00-4:00 PM Open Source Block Party in North Philly! * Rescheduled from Oct 3rd *

Block party
North Philly Block Party / Norte de Filadelfia Block Party

Saturday, October 18, 2015
12:00pm 4:00pm
2200 North 8th Street Philadelphia, PA, 19133 United States
Head north for a neighborhood celebration with Open Source artists Keir Johnston and Ernel Martinez, right next to the artists’ pop-up community bodega space, which explores the intersection of the Latino and African American communities in North Philadelphia. Developed in partnership with our friends at AL DÍA News Media, WXPN, AfroTaino Productions, and Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas, this afternoon block party is the perfect way to get to know the neighborhood and the people who live there. Enjoy treats from local shops, interact with the artists and their work, and enjoy a live concert of world music.
Performers include: Dendê & Band, Calma Carmona, and DJ Rahsaan

October 3, 2015 8:00 PM 12th Annual Hispanic Choice Awards at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel and the Merriam Theatre

The Hispanic Choice Awards is an annual celebration with an aim to unite, strengthen and acknowledge the Latino presence in the Philadelphia region.

• Red Carpet Outdoor Entrance | 4pm
• Pre-Show VIP Reception | 4pm
• Awards Show | 8pm
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2015
Location: Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia PA
• Double Tree Hotel
• Merriam Theater
Price: $10 - $55

October 3, 2015 8:00 PM Edmar Castaneda Trio with Andrea Tierra at the Painted Bride Art Center

Colombian-born jazz harpist Edmar Castaneda has developed a reputation among critics as a virtuoso, known for playing lead, rhythm, and bass with just one instrument and his two hands.

“His music draws on the traditional joropo music of the grasslands he absorbed early, as well as tango, Brazilian and flamenco guitar, West African kora and virtuoso jazz pianists like Art Tatum. That’s a fascinating mix, but his technique is the real astonishment. Castañeda juggles lead, rhythm and bass lines, using a variety of hard and soft string attacks to keep those voices distinct — all without giving up the groove.” – NPR Music
On October 3rd, Castaneda plays the Bride for the first time.

Castaneda’s journey has humble, inspiring beginnings. The son of a musician, Castaneda grew up embracing the noble folkloric traditions of his native Colombia. The joropo dance classes he attended with his sister were a masterclass in movement, accompanied by the harp. In the mid-1990s, he moved to New York and studied jazz trumpet, before returning to the harp. Today, on stages all over the world, the harpist crafts almost unbelievable feats of cross- rhythms, layered with chordal nuances to rival even the most celebrated flamenco guitarists, and an incredible blend of musical influences.

In addition to his acclaimed performing career as an instrumentalist, which has included features at D’Rivera’s Carnegie Hall tribute, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Tanglewood Jazz Festival, the 10th annual World Harp Congress, he has also played with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, John Scofield, Marcos Miller, John Patitucci, Chico O’Farrill ‘s Afro-Cuban Jazz Big Band and Edmar Castaneda has gained recognition as a composer.

The Edmar Castaneda Trio is Edmar Castaneda (harp), Sholomi Cohen (saxophone), Dave Silliman (drums), and special guest Andrea Tierra (vocals).

For more information, visit
The Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
Philadelphia PA
Tickets $25 in advance/$30 day of show
Members: $17.50/$21

Philly Funsavers 1/2 price tickets here

Saturday, September 26, 2015

October 2, 2015 6:00-9:00 PM Elio Villafranca and Arturo Stable present: Dos Y Mas at The Barnes Foundaiton

Turn up the heat with an eclectic musical journey rooted in percussive traditions from all around the world. Celebrate Hispanic heritage with Dos y Mas (Two and More), an explosive ensemble comprised of two Cuban-born musicians: percussionist Arturo Stable and pianist Elio Villafranca. The evening also includes a short talk by Family and Community Programs Manager Lynn Berkowitz on ironwork surprises in Strength and Splendor: Wrought Iron from the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen. College and university faculty are invited to meet Barnes-de Mazia educators at 6:15 pm in the Garden Restaurant to discover the rich educational resources available at the Barnes Foundation.

Cocktails and light fare available for purchase. This event's menu includes Cuban sandwiches.
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
$25; members free
Book general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Friday, September 25, 2015

October 1, 2015 9:00 PM Balkan Dance Party with West Philadelphia Orchestra and special guest Trinidelphia at Underground Arts

West Philadelphia Orchestra
and special guest Trinidelphia
Underground Arts
1200 Callowhill St.
Philadelphia PA
Tickets $10.

October 1-3, 2015 Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower: The Concert Version at The Annenberg Center

October 1 – 3, 2015 · Harold Prince Theatre
Called “one helluva rock’n’roller-coaster ride” (Vibe Magazine), singer/songwriter/guitarist Toshi Reagon and friends perform her genre-defying work-in-progress based on Octavia Butler’s acclaimed novel, Parable of the Sower. Set in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles of the future, this gospel opera blends science fiction, African American spiritualism and deep insights on gender, race and the future of human civilization.
Thursday, October 1 @ 7:30 PM · TICKETS
Friday, October 2 @ 8 PM · TICKETS
Saturday, October 3 @ 2 PM · TICKETS
Saturday, October 3 @ 8 PM · TICKETS
Annenberg Center
3680 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

October 1, 2015 6:00 PM Intercultural Journeys 2015/2016 Season Kickoff at International House

Season Kick-Off!
Thursday, October 1, 2015 @ 6:00pm
International House Philadelphia (3701 Chestnut Street)
Join us for our Season Kick-Off celebration as we share our new approach to curating peace and cultural understanding through the arts and dialogue. This FREE EVENT is a special opportunity to meet our enticing lineup of artists, preview their work, and hear their perspectives during our featured panel discussion around this season’s theme, The Artistry of Identity and Transformation, followed by breakout group conversations with these artists. A festive Balkan dance party with the lively West Philadelphia Orchestra will close out the evening.

Monday, September 21, 2015

September 30, 2015 7:30 PM Krar Collective: Ethopian Roots-Rock at Crossroads Music

photo bySteve Stoddart
Wednesday, September 30 at 7:30 pm
Krar Collective
Ethiopian roots-rock
“At once accessible, beautiful, and energetic.” - All Music Guide

At Calvary United Methodist Church, 801 South 48th Street

This dazzling trio performs traditional Ethiopian songs with influences from rock and jazz. Temesgen Zeleke’s krar, a six-stringed lyre played by azmari singers and said to have been invented by King David himself, takes on the role of an electric guitar, sometimes echoing vocalist Genet Asefa’s soaring melodies and sometimes backing them with strummed rhythmic riffs. Meanwhile, Grum Begashaw’s double-headed kebero drum, traditionally used to accompany the services of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, provides a spellbinding back beat.

Tickets ($10-30), video, and more information

September 29, 2015 8:00-10:00 PM FREE Flamenco Dance Lessons in Olde City

119 N. 3rd St.
Philadelphia Pa

September 29, 2015 Last Day to Apply for Philly Drum Project's "Rhythm Sessions" Free After-School Drumming

Philly Drum Project is very pleased to announce its pilot program of Rhythm Sessions, a weekly after-school program held in partnership with The Village of Arts & Humanities in North Philly. The 10-week program kicks off on October 2nd at 4pm. We're accepting applications for students now through Tuesday, 9/29 and we need your help to get the word out to students in grades 7 - 12 who are interested in studying drumset with some amazing instructors (Marcus Myers, Spanky McCurdy, Tre Lambert, Chuck Treece)! The program will also have a mentorship component, with older, more experienced students acting as mentors to the less experienced students to develop leadership skills and to offer input on drum skills and life skills. The program is designed to teach the foundational rhythms of a variety of musical styles and genres and their application to the drumset for live performance as well as contemporary music production. The goals of Rhythm Sessions are to help students develop drumming knowledge and skills with a focus on Philly-prominent popular music styles, to support students through social skill development such as leadership, teamwork, and self efficacy, and to provide an arts-based learning experience that has tangible applications to varying careers and gigs in music.

Click here for the online application
Click here for more info on the program

Friday, October 2nd - Friday, December 11th
The Village of Arts & Humanities
2544 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19133

September 22, 2015 7:30 - 10:00 PM Rumba and Orichas Dance Classes Resume Every Tuesday at Headlong

Join us every Tuesday at 7:30 PM for Afro-Cuban dance classes with master choreographer, Gilset Mora.

Rumba Guaguanco - 7:30-8:30 PM
Beautiful couple dance, great for all levels. Ladies, bring wide skirts or shawls to tie around your waists.

Danzas de los Orichas
8:30-10 PM
Afro-Cuban folkloric dance class. We are dancing barefoot to live bata drumming and chanting. Ladies, bring long / wide skirts.

If you take both classes on the same day, the price for two is $25

Headlong Dance Studios
1170 South Broad St.
Philadelphia Pa
(215) 545-9195

September 21, 2015 Help Eco-Music Big Band Make Their First CD!

On October 30th, 2015, Marie Incontrera and her Eco-Music Big Band will be in Philadelphia to perform their new program COLORS OF RESISTANCE at The Painted Bride Art Center. You do not want to miss their first appearance here. While you buy your tickets and mark your calendars for the big day, there is another way you can help. Fundraising is underway to make a CD of COLORS OF RESISTANCE, which will be an important part of the history of music that fights against oppression.

COLORS OF RESISTANCE: our first album!
The Eco-Music Big Band is a 15-piece, multigenerational and unique big band that that includes some of the nation's most acclaimed jazz musicians (such as bass trombonist David Taylor, drummer Zack O'Farrill, and trumpeter Adam O'Farrill). Founded by Fred Ho before his death in 2014, the Eco-Music Big Band is led by Marie Incontrera, his final composing-and-bandleading protege.

We are proud to announce the recording of our first studio album, COLORS OF RESISTANCE, this October, and we need you to help us in the final push to our goal. COLORS OF RESISTANCE features new works by up-and-coming composers Livio Almeida, Felix Del Tredici, Marie Incontrera, Albert Marques, Zack O'Farrill, and Stefan Zeniuk; celebrates the five-decade career of bass trombonist and composer David Taylor; and reimagines iconic works by the late Chinese-American composer and baritone saxophone virtuoso Fred Ho and late composer and activist Cal Massey.

COLORS OF RESISTANCE will be recorded on Halloween weekend at Peter Karl Studios in Brooklyn. We have an exciting season planned (an opera premiere at BAM Next Wave Festival; a feature on the American Composers Orchestra SONiC Festival for composers under 40; a collaboration with Hard Rubber Orchestra; and our very first Philadelphia show, among others!), and this is a necessary step in our work as an ensemble. And we need you to make it happen!

What We Need & What You Get
We are raising $5000 for our recording expenses. Funds go to:

Paying 16 musicians a fair wage for their time
Studio time (fourteen hours over two days!) and mastering time
Production and distribution costs for the album (record label costs, iTunes, Amazon)
The Impact
Our first priority is to compensate the musicians and engineers for their work on this album. We have been enjoying an exciting and vital performance schedule in New York City and throughout the Northeast, and our music aims to reach urban youth (through a dynamic collaboration with the Harlem Village Academy) and seasoned jazz lovers alike. This album, which tells a joyful story of music that comes from the tradition of resistance to oppression, provides an important outlet for important social justice causes as well as our work as professional musicians.

Risks & Challenges

The Eco-Music Big Band's biggest challenge is obtaining the funds necessary to pay for artist fees, studio time, and distribution costs.

With this crowdfunding campaign, we will secure the money needed to cover all costs for this album recording, and use our subsequent ticket proceeds and album sales to build an operating budget for future seasons and future recordings, with the additional help of foundation and government grants.

Marie Incontrera - Eco-Music Big Band is a sponsored artist with Performance Zone Inc (dba The Field), a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization serving the performing arts community. Contributions to The Field earmarked for Marie Incontrera - Eco-Music Big Band are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information about The Field contact: The Field, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 906 New York, NY 10038, phone: 212-691-6969 or fax: 212-255-2053or for our national charities registration, see details. A copy of our latest financial report may be obtained from The Field or from the Office of Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

September 27, 2015 12:30 PM Special Brazilian Bloco-Style Drumming Workshop with Dudu Fuentes from Rio at MaMa, Mt. Airy

Photo courtesy of Ann Peters
Dudu Fuentes will be returning to Philly on Sept 27th to offer a special workshop In Brazilian Bloco-Style Drumming.
This will be Dudu's third visit to Philly, and his workshops are always fun, challenging, exciting and extremely informative. Those who have studied with him in the past can attest to this.
The workshop will take place at MaMa Studio (6819 Greene St, Philadelphia, PA 19119) at the normal Unidos Class time: 12:30pm.
The fee for this workshop is $20, and all levels of experience are welcome. Also, you do NOT need to be a current member of Unidos to attend.
About Dudu Fuentes:
Master percussionist Eduardo “Dudu” Fuentes is one of Rio de Janeiro’s foremost percussionists, and a very popular instructor at California Brazil Camp which is held every year in Cazadero, California. As former director and principal arranger of the popular Carnaval bloco, Bangalafumenga, Dudu is recognized for creating percussion arrangements that have breathed new life into Brazilian rhythms. Dudu’s unique style of adapting folkloric Brazilian rhythms like ciranda, côco, maculelê and ijexá for samba bateria instruments has taken him around the world teaching workshops in Europe, Asia and the United States.

Formerly a member and teacher for the award-winning group, Monobloco, Dudu currently teaches and arranges for his new bloco, Batucalacatuca (BaTUcalacaTUca). He also is part of Du Rio, a band created along with other members of Monobloco. When Dudu is not working with his blocos, he parades in the baterias of various Rio samba schools including São Clemente, Imperio Serrano and Portela.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

September 20, 2015 7:00 PM Arden Concert Gild presents Cumbia All Stars direct from Peru

Arden Club - Gild Hall
2126 The Highway Arden Delaware 19810
Sunday September 20th 2015, 7:00pm to 10:00pm
The Cumbia All Stars unite luminaries drawn from some of the major bands of the golden age of 70's and 80's Peruvian cumbia in a stunning and contemporary reprise.Almost like the Buena Vista Social Club of Lima...but with surf rock guitars and a touch of psychedelia!
Few musical styles have been so unanimously popular as Cumbia in Peru. Planting its roots at the capitals suburbs among the children of immigrants and in remote cities of the Amazonian Jungle, its mesmerizing melodies have been in the air for more than forty years.

Cumbia All Stars is a tribute to such a phenomenon and at the same time a journey in search of the authentic sounds of Peruvian Cumbia. With its bold guitars and jerky beats, Cumbia All Stars dusts off majestically the best songs of the genre and innovates composing new melodies while remaining loyal to its traditional background.

Admission $25.
Funsaver half price Tickets here

Monday, September 14, 2015

September 20, 2015 12:30 - 1:00 PM Unidos da Filadelfia to Perform at Mt. Airy Village Fair

Unidos da Filadelfia will be playing their Brazilian rhythms on the Main Stage from 12:30 to 1:00 PM.
For a complete schedule, click here.

September 20, 2015 2:00 PM "Tibet in Song" Film Screening at The Painted Bride Art Center

Tibet in Song: Film Screening
September 20, 2015 - 2pm
Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine Street Phila, PA 19106

Philadelphia Premiere! Tibet in Song, a visually stunning movie, showcases traditional Tibetan music inside late-20th century Tibet while focusing a keen eye on cultural repression under Chinese occupation. Director Ngawang Choephel, who was imprisoned by Chinese authorities for recording songs and dances, will answer audience questions following the film. Ticket information: click RSVP button below.

Time: 2pm
Location: Painted Bride Art Center 230 Vine Street Phila, PA 19106
Tickets $10-$12.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

September 20, 2015 7:00 PM Trinidelphia and Jah People at the Firehouse Cafe in Mt. Holly, NJ

Celebrating an amazing Summer and Ten Years of amazing trio gigs at Curtin's Wharf Marina! We will feature our full lineup of Shawn Hennessey, Ian Rafalak, and Joe Truglio. Through a decade we have really developed our sound into what it is now and are excited to share it with all of you. Opening at 7pm will be Feel-good Roots Reggae Band Jah People, with Dean Rubenstein at the Helm. The best Island sounds around will be descending on Mount Holly for one night only. Not to be missed!

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

September 20, 2015 1:00-7:00 PM Brazilian Day Philadelphia at Penn's Landing

Brazilian Day Philadelphia will celebrate Brazilian Independence Day and share the wonderful culture and traditions of Brazil. Vendors will offer an abundant variety of authentic traditional foods and merchandise, and performers will light up the stage with the contagious rhythms and dances of Brazil. The festival will feature a unique blend of Brazilian Culture and will showcase Samba, Forro, Pagode, Capoeira, Samba-Reggae and more.
For information about talent and vending, please contact the Festival organizer:
Delphine Dos Santos,

Saturday, September 12, 2015

September 19, 2015 7:00 PM Rumba Party at iMPeRFeCT Gallery in Germantown

If you don't know.... a bunch of percussionists (rumberos) gather at iMPeRFeCT Gallery once a month (third Saturdays), joined by their passion for Afro Cuban drumming and folklore, which is alive and well here in Philadelphia. There’s no audience, get up close, dance or join the coro, and let the drums fill you! Wanna see what we mean? Watch this video:

iMPeRFeCT Gallery
5601 Greene St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144

September 19, 2015 2;00 PM to 9:00 PM Francisville 3rd Annual "Jazz at the Market" Day

2:00-4:00 PM DJ spinning house and world music
4:00-4:30 PM NY Recording Artist Emily Braden
4:15-4:45 PM Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble with Warren Oree
5:00-5:30 PM A Cut Above The Rest (R&B) Featuring Tasha Underwood
6:00-6:30 PM NuGruv Network featuring Kendrah Butler and Kimpedro Rodriguez
7:00-9:00 PM Turn Up Love concert

September 19, 2015 8:00-10:00 PM Fine Art Music Company presents An Argentine Musicale at the Ethical Society

Saturday September 19th 2015, 8:00pm to 10:00pm

In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month in September, our concert celebrates Argentina’s musical spirit.
Inspired with the visit to Philadelphia by Pope Francis, his own Latin origins, and the humanity of his world vision, we perform AN ARGENTINE MUSICALE, devoted to intimate and exceptional classical music of Argentina..

Soulful lyricism and powerful rhythms are at the core of works by Carlos Guastavino, Alberto Ginastera, Maximo Diego Pujol, Jose Luis Merlin, and Astor Piazzolla. Together, they comprise a journey into Argentine culture, from its folk music, poetry, and the elemental tango, into its 20th century passions, with instrumentation of violin, cello, piano, guitar, and marvelous songs sung by male tenor voice.

Tickets $24-$30.
Half Price FunSavers Tickets here

September 19, 2015 9:00 PM Rumbero Entertainment's Annual All White Party at Isla Verde Cafe

SAT SEP 19th Rumbero Entertainment Annual "ALL WHITE PARTY" at Isla Verde Cafe..Tribute to "EL Cantante" Hector Lavoe Canta: Ray Bayona backed up by Hector Rosado Y Su Orquesta!!

September 19, 2015 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM ASCAB Capoeira Mestre Doutor Workshop at Trinity Center for Urban Life

Thursday 09/17(1213 Race street)
Frevo dance: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Capoeira workshop & roda: 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Friday 09/18 (Spruce Harbor Street Park, 301 S Christopher Columbus Blvd))
Opening Roda: 6:00-8:00 p.m-FREE

Saturday 09/19
(Trinity Center for Urban Life, S22nd st and Spruce)
Registration 9:00-9:30 a.m.
Workshop Capoeira
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Workshop Capoeira:
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Workshop Dance
11:30-12:30 p.m.
Workshop Capoeira
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Workshop Capoeira
1:30-2:30 p.m.
2:30-4:00 p.m.
Batizado & Open Rodas
Event Prices for Students:
Batizado entrance: $20
Kids under 12: free
Shirt: $25
Single Workshop: $20
Saturday workshops only : $80
Saturday workshops & Batizado: $95
Thursday-Saturday & Batizado: $120

September 19, 2015 7:00 PM Annual Puerto Rican Festival Awards Gala 2015 with The Cintron Band

The Cintron Band will perform at the Puerto Rican Festival Awards Gala 2015 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel
The theme will be "Our Journey: from Puerto Rico to Philadelphia".
Individual tickets are $220. per person

Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel
1 Dock Street
Philadelphia Pa

September 19, 2015 12:00 Noon - 8:00 PM Camden Arts and Music Festival

Camden Jam: Camden Arts and Music Festival is a FREE event at Roosevelt Plaza Park in front of Camden City Hall. The event will feature 2 stages of live music with headliners Harold Melvin's Blue Notes! Cintron Band and Tomas Doncker Band will also be playing! There will also be live dance performances from Dare 2 Dance, and a performance by local Camden artist Yung Poppa!

The event will also feature a kids zone with free face painting, bouncy houses, and interactive activities, an eco zone, and arts and crafts faire featuring hand-made art and home-made food items!

This event is fun for the whole family!
Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Roosevelt Plaza Park - 520 Market St Camden, NJ 08103 - View Map

September 18 and 19, 2015 Facing East: Indian Music and Dance at The Painted Bride Art Center


“Facing East” is imagined as a collective prayer and protest that unites us against violence. The festival celebrates the richness and diversity of Indian dance and music artists in Philadelphia. We move together to create something moving.

Friday, Sept 18
Sattariya Dance Company, Madhusmita Bora- Sattriya
Triaksha, Viji Rao- Bharatanatyam
Amanda Weidman- Carnatic Violin
Courtyard Dancers, Pallabi Chakravorty- Kathak

Saturday, Sept 19
Sakhshi Production, Nandini Sikand – Odissi
Aqeel Bhatti- Tabla
Usiloquy, Shaily Dadiala – Bharatanatyam
Courtyard Dancers, Pallabi Chakravorty- Kathak

The Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
Philadelphia, PA
Tickets $20.

September 18, 2015 6:00-9:00 ASCAB Capoeira Open Roda at Spruce Street Harbor Park at Penn's Landing

September 18, 2015 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM "Drum Like a Lady" Open Drum Jam and Dance Party at Dahlak Paradise

Four of Philly's Finest Female percussionists are coming together for the most thunderous, LIVE, percussion-centered, Jam Session in Philadelphia. All artist and instruments are welcome to join the jam session. Starting @ 12 Midnight, yours truly will be joining DJ Precolumbian for a 2hr DJ/Drum set that will get you on the dance floor and make you "SWEAT"! Next Friday, the ladies are going to show you how it's done!
No cover and no signup!
Dahlak Paradise
4708 Baltimore Ave.
Philadelphia PA

September 18, 2015 8:00 PM Unidos da Filadelfia to perform at Fringe Arts

Photo byJohanna Austin
Unidos da Filadelfia will again bring their hard-driving Brazilian grooves to the Fringe Arts beer garden! Don't miss this free performance that will get your weekend off to a happy start!

Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 8:00 PM
Fringe Arts Building
140 N. Columbus Blvd. (at Race St.)
Philadelphia, PA 19106

September 18, 2015 8:00-11:00 PM "For the Good Times" with Rhenda Fearrington, Mike Boone, Chris Simonini, and Jason Klinke

Friday, September 11, 2015

September 17, 2015 6:30-9:00 PM ASCAB Capoeira Frevo Dance and Capoeira Workshop

Join ASCAB Capoeira Mestre Doutor at their studio for Frevo Dance, followed by a capoeira workshop and roda.
Thursday 09/17
1213 Race Street
Philadelphia Pa
Frevo dance: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Capoeira workshop & roda: 7:30-9:00 p.m.

September 17 ,2015 5:30-7:30 PM Rhythms at Rosa Blanca: De Tierra Caliente at Dilworth Park at City Hall


On Thursday evenings, enjoy great happy hour specials from ROSA BLANCA CAFÉ, 5-7 pm, with a showcase of live and local summer music, 5:30-7:30 pm, right at the PNC Terrace.

September 17, 2015 7:30 PM Daniel de Jesús at MergeArts: Fashion, Music & Art Live at Coda

MergeArts: Fashion, Music and Art. Live at Coda on Thursday September 17th, 2015. 7:30 PM EDT

You will experience 4 bands, 6 Fashion runways, 14 visual artists and 700 of the region’s creative class. We open doors at 7:30pm; after that it’s rock-runway, rock, runway all the way to midnight. Mix it up with the creative class after the show.

Fashion Music and Art. Live. Here.
Featured Artists Link
MergeArts is an organization that provides a consistent event platform and small business resource for artists. We accomplish this in two ways. Our monthly events are multi-genre; with 30+ artists bringing Art, Music and Fashion into a live show. We also produce a bimonthly series of workshops and seminars which are designed to educate our creative class as small business owners and connect them with their industry professionals. IndieWorks launches in early fall 2015.

Event Times: Doors 7:30pm // Show 8:00pm

Tickets: $15.00 Advance // $20.00 Day of Show

September 17, 2015 6:00-10:30 PM Street Fare - Go Mt. Airy, with Food Trucks, Live Music Including PhillyBloco and Hennessey Bonfire

It's BACK! Street Fare, Mt. Airy's fabulous food-centric evening street festival takes place on Thursday, September 17th! Are you ready?

From 6:00-10:30, Sip delicious beverages, Savor amazing food from the City's best gourmet food vendors and local restaurants, and Stroll along historic Germantown Avenue (between Sedgwick Street and Mt. Airy Avenue).

The 2015 Street Fare is hosted by Mt. Airy USA

rain or shine!
This year's musical line-up:

Hennessey Bonfire is the world pop project of songwriter and percussionist Shawn Hennessey. Rooted in African, Mediterranean, Cuban, and Indian grooves, HENNESSEY BONFIRE delivers intimate performances of lush organic music, while keeping songwriting and soulful delivery at the helm.

ReLive is a philly based alternative Band, created under the Live.0ut.Ur.Dreams brand. ReLive signifies growth, individuality & manifesting aspirations. They are a 5 piece band featuring bass guitarist Brenton Oakley, keyboardist Gabe Tate, drummer Dwaine Ross and last but not least artists/founders Freddie Foolay & Lucas.

School of Rock, "With locations in Fort Washington, Center City, Berwyn, Newtown, and Downingtown, The School of Rock is the world-wide leader in after-school music education. We believe the best way to learn music is to play music. We take students from the lesson room to the stage, developing both their confidence and musicianship with programs designed for all skill levels. School of Rock teaches guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards, drums and combines weekly private music instruction and group band rehearsals to prepare students to take the stage in front of live audiences in an authentic concert setting.

The Band Sheep is a three-piece alternative rock band from Philadelphia. Inspired by musical icons such as the Beach Boys, Weezer, Ray Charles, and Ben Folds, *The Band Sheep*’s musical direction is
anchored by a focus on catchy hooks and poignant, honest lyrics. Together, with their outlandish sheep outfits and creative banter, the Band Sheep brings the party wherever they go.

PhillyBloco's twenty members feature a core of twelve Samba drummers along with vocals, guitar, bass, horns, accordion, violin, keyboard, and costumed dancers. The PhillyBloco show is a raucous mash-up of samba, funk, reggae, and New Orleans 2nd-line, all set to the irresistible beats of Brazilian Carnaval!

Monday, September 7, 2015

September 15, 2015 7:00-9:00 PM Philly Drum Project's "Beat, Brews, and Banter" with Jim Sykes at The Fire

This Month - Ancient Sri Lankan Sinhala Buddhist Rhythms and Their Applications on the Western Drumset -
Sri Lanka's musical traditions are virtually unknown in world music circles today, losing out for attention to the island's northern neighbor, India. Our guest this month, Jim Sykes, has been conducting research on Sinhala Buddhist ritual drumming in Sri Lanka since 2004, with the highly secretive caste of musicians who are the only ones who know how to play this music. These rituals go on all night, and they involve upwards of ten drummers playing mind-blowing rhythms that are not fit into any kind of beat cycle or time signature. Jim will explain how this music works, show footage he shot of the rituals in rural Sri Lankan locations, and then explain how he borrowed ideas from this music for his band (with U.S. Maple's Mark Shippy), Invisible Things
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, Jim Sykes, will present a lecture, videos, and a live demonstration that applies Sinhala concepts to the Western drum set, showing how Sinhala drumming is a form of sacred speech that sounds radically different from other kinds of drumming in the world.

Jim Sykes is an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Pennsylvania, and a drummer who has played with a number of noise and experimental rock bands over the past fifteen years (Marnie Stern, Parts & Labor, Grooms, Tyondai Braxton, Boredoms' 77 Boadrum, Mark Shippy of U.S. Maple, Martin Bisi). In this talk he will present his research on Sinhala Buddhist ritual drumming from Sri Lanka, which he has been conducting since 2004.

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
The Fire
412 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123
FREE and open to the public

September 14, 2015 Instituto Puertorriqueño de Música / Puerto Rican Institute of Music Begins Fall Classes