Monday, February 29, 2016

March 6, 2016 2:30-3:30 PM Performance of Pablo Batista's "El Viaje" at the Barnes Foundation

First Free Sundays at the Barnes Foundation
This Sunday Pablo Batista is going to be performing several excerpts from my work-in-progress El Viaje (The Journey) at The Barnes Foundation. He'll be joined by my friend and co-composer Victor Pablo and his string quartet and two other amazing percussionists Christian Noguera and Andrés Cisneros.This performance is free but space is limited! Tickets can't be reserved ahead of time but are available that day at The Barnes starting at 9am.
Come check out this special preview look at El Viaje before the premiere of the final work June 25 & 26 at Temple Performing Arts Center.

March 6, 2016 7:30 PM International Guitar Night at Crossroads Music

International Guitar Night
Lulo Reinhardt, Andre Krengel, Mike Dawes and Brian Gore

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

Calvary Center for Culture and Community.
801 South 48th Street (at Baltimore Avenue), Philadelphia
Please use 48th Street entrance of Calvary Church.
Admission $10-$30 sliding scale

March 6, 2016 2:00-3:30 PM Tap Workshop with Germaine Ingram at Soundspace 1525

Please join us for a rare cross-disciplinary workshop that wil cover dance, rhythm, voice and theatrical principles. $25.

To reserve, please email

“My chief motivation as a tap dancer is to use the jazz tap form to pique people’s imagination, curiosity, emotions, and intellect through exploration of themes that are literary, historical, and social.” - Germaine Ingram

At age 33, Germaine Ingram (b. 1947) took up dance under the tutelage and mentorship of the late LaVaughn Robinson (a 1992 Pew Fellow in the Arts), a Philadelphia tap legend. Since then, she has become a major figure in contemporary jazz tap, following in the tradition of her forbearers while breaking new ground in the art form through oral history, filmmaking, and stage production, in addition to performance and choreography. Ingram’s work addresses social justice and historical narratives, as well as various aspects of the African-American experience, through projects such as Parallel Destinies. An internationally known solo performer, Ingram has received fellowships and awards from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Independence Foundation, and the Leeway Foundation. Ingram’s project grants in dance awarded support her work bridging movement practice with social issues. Her artistic practice strives to situate dance as part of a larger public discourse, serving as another method to uncover stories effaced in official historical records concerning race, politics, and social relationships dealing with class.
Soundspace 1525
1525 N. Bailey St.
Philadelphia Pa 19121

Sunday, February 28, 2016

March 5, 2016 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM The Jam Jawn with Gab Guma at Dahlak Paradise

Drum Like a Lady Presents

THE JAM JAWN |Philly's Ultimate Jam Session Series
Featuring Gab Guma
Host: LaTreice V Branson

Have you ever wanted to jam with your favorite musician? I mean, you've been going to all the shows, and you know all the songs. Would you like to participate in how the artist creates their signature grooves and melodies, transcending genre, developing musical arrangements and lyrics, blending traditional and unconventional soundscapes?
Well, that is the essence of "THE JAM JAWN".

This month, the jam will be led by musician, dancer, singer, and educator, Gab Guma.

Gabriele Guma, a.k.a. Gab Guma
The guy with the big afro and the weird accent, Ethiopian-born and Italian-raised Gab Guma, is a professional dancer (formerly with Philadanco), teacher and singer and musician. He is best known for his previous work as lead guitarist, writer and front man of his own Philly-based rock/soul band GAB GUMA & Tangible Truth, the hip hop group Tangled Thoughts , the hip hop/rock band GrindCity and now, Stereotytans. While developing the sound and concept of his new heavy rock band Stereotytans ,Gab has been recording an extensive catalogue of songs in anticipation of his highly anticipated solo project under the guidance of Westtown Entertainment.
Gab has toured for most of his life as both a dancer and musician. In recent years he toured with hip hop/soul legend Ms. Lauryn Hill, playing alongside legendary bassist Doug Wimbish. Gab has toured with Grammy Award-Winning band Living Colour and N.E.R.D. His great musical range allowed him to also share the stage with major artists of all genres including Method Man, Nas, Mob Deep, Ciara,Kindred, Take 6, Wayna, Syleena Johnson, Eric Gales, Silvertide, Marc Rizzo (of Soulfly), Carol Riddick, Bryant Pugh and Floetry to name a few. Gab is a highly respected and sought after musician for live performance and studio work.
Gab has developed into a versatile guitarist who uses the guitar as his second language. Gab draws influences from Jimi Hendrix to Steve Vai, Carlos Santana to Miles Davis, Slash and Tom Morrello to classical composers into his own signature riffs, unique sound and passionate solos all while displaying a very energetic physical live performance. With a style that is constantly evolving, the ambition to reach new musical hights and the desire to tell his unique story, Gab is excited to realize his life long dream to merge his passions, his cultural influences and various talents into an eclectic and unique expression of love and positivity.

This is going to be EPIC!

The Jam Session (starts @ 10pm]
Instrument Load-in @ 9:45pm
Bring your voices, amps, sticks, horns and more...let's create something spectacular!

The jam is FREE & Open to All
THE JAM JAWN, "Where musicians NEVER PAY 2 PLAY"

March 5, 2016 7:00 PM Brazilian Carnival with the Arrastão do Dendê and DJ Oluwafemi and Special Guests

Arrastão do Dendê: Afro-Brazilian Samba Percussion & Dance Troupe
The Arrastão do Dendê was formed in 2000 by Dendê, an Afro-Brazilian percussionist from Bahia. Having been a long-time member of the band Timbalada, Dendê has peformed extensively throughout Brazil, Asia, Europe and the US.

His Arrastão performs traditional Afro-Brazilian rhythms as well as his own creations. With members from Brazil as well as many other countries from around the world, the group can be accompanied by singers and dancers. They have been featured in performances all over New York including the Copacabana, BAMCafe, SOBs, Galapagos, Walker Stage and New York City's Halloween Parade.

Tickets: $10 at the door
Free Parking at the lot next door
Rittenhouse Soundworks
219 W.Rittenhouse Street
Philadelphia Pa 19144

March 5, 2016 9:00 PM Zacarias Ferreira en Concierto at District N9NE

District N9NE
460 N 9th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123

Saturday, February 27, 2016

March 4, 2016 8:30 PM "The Easier Mile" CD Release Party at Milkboy

It is with great pleasure that we announce the release of the new album, "The Easier Mile."

We recorded this baby with our old friend, Pete Donnelly, and with most of the work captured in a a live setting in a remarkably short amout of time, this album captures the sound, energy, and versatility of the Clubhouse Band (Johnny Perry, Jake Leschinsky, Nate Graham, Patrick Hughes, Shawn Hennessey, Christopher Farrell and Johanna AustinArt) that has been forged through countless tours, house shows, parties, weddings, and a TON of rehearsals.

Entrance to the show ($10-$12) will include a copy of "The Easier Mile."

We will be joined by our talented friends in Looseleaf and Chickabiddy!
11th and Chestnut Sts
Philadelphia, Pa

March 4, 2016 5:00-8:45 PM Omnia and Leila Hegazy at Art After Five

Art After 5 presents OMNIA & LEILA HEGAZY
The Middle East meets the West in this flawless exchange of contemporary soul melodies and Arabic folk-pop styles. Already established solo artists, the Egyptian-rooted harmonizing of identical twin artists, Omnia and Leila, is a spectacle to be witnessed live whenever they share the stage together. From the in-depth, poignant delivery of the songwriting to the butterfly-patterned curly vocal loop-de-loops that are peppered throughout their live sets, the twins are mesmerizing to watch and hear. Free after museum admission.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA
Members free; nonmembers $20.

Friday, February 26, 2016

March 3, 2016 8:00 PM World Music and Belly Dancing at Franky Bradley's Tribute to The Middle East Restaurant

Time to bring back some great memories!

Continuing the World Music Night series @ Franky Bradley's we are going to be recreating some special times from the old Middle East Restaurant days. Featuring Chris Marashlian, Roger Mgrdichian, Joe & Bill Tayoun. Also some special guest musicians including Baris Kaya.

What would a night at the Middle East be without Belly Dancing! Featuring Meesha, Jeni, and other amazing dancers!

More to come !

March 3 - 5, 2016 Dance Theatre of Harlem at the Annenberg Center

March 3 – 5, 2016 · Zellerbach Theatre
Dance Theatre of Harlem performs exceptional ballet masterpieces around the world. The iconic company brings unprecedented relevance to classical ballet with cutting-edge new works and beloved masterpieces performed by some of the most beautiful and exceptionally-trained dancers around.
Thursday, March 3 @ 7:30 PM · TICKETS
Friday, March 4 @ 8 PM · TICKETS
Saturday, March 5 @ 2 PM · TICKETS
Saturday, March 5 @ 8 PM · TICKETS

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

March 1, 2016 8:30-11:30 PM Jazz at Calabash Every Tuesday

March 1, 2016 7:00-9:00 PM Philly Drum Project's "Beats, Brews, and Banter" with Bill Moriarty at The Fire

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 artists in the area. Our guest this month is Bill Moriarty, a record producer who has worked with artists including Dr. Dog, The Districts, Man Man, Lotus, and many others. Bill plans to talk about his experiences in the studio and bring us inside the mind of the guy on the other side of the sound board...

Philly Drum Project is a Percussive Collective, founded in 2011, dedicated to making drumming more accessible in the Philadelphia area by helping those in our region share lessons, beats, and gear in an environment where community, creativity, education, and diversity are valued. Beats, Brews, & Banter is held every month and has featured such drummers as Eric Slick (Dr. Dog), Spanky McCurdy (Jill Scott, Lady Gaga), David Uosikkinen (The Hooters), and Fred Berman (Amos Lee). For more information, visit

The Fire
412 W. Girard Ave.
Philadelphia, Pa 19123
No charge

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

February 28, 2016 4:00-8:00 PM Jeramy Cohen's Latin Jazz All-Stars at Dirty Frank's

The last Sunday of every month is Jeramy Cohen's Latin Jazz All-Stars jam at Dirty Frank's. Come have a drink, do some dancing, and end your weekend on a high note. No cover.
Dirty Frank's
13th and Pine Sts.
Philadelphia, Pa
4:00-8:00 PM

Monday, February 22, 2016

February 28, 2016 3:00-4:00 PM Kids' Afro-Brazilian Percussion Class with Dendê Macedo

This class will engage and inspire families with an exciting and interactive workshop featuring Afro-Brazilian rhythms. Dendê will provide a variety of instruments for children to explore while they learn to play traditional Afro-Brazilian rhtyhms, sing in Portuguese and dance along as they play.

Open to all ages, but please be sure that your child has an interest in playing drums. Parents are encouraged to participate as well. Cost is $10 per child.

Dendê is a percussionist, singer, composer, bandleader, teacher and multi-instrumentalist who specializes in teaching and performing music from Afro-Brazilian traditions as well as many others of the African diaspora. He has performed around the U.S. and internationally with his ensembles Ologundê, Samba de Três, Arrastão do Dendê and Dendê & Band.

Wissahickon Dance Academy
38 E School House Lane, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144
$10. per child; no reservations necessary

February 28, 2016 4:30 PM Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble at Antioch Baptist Church, Camden NJ

Bring the whole family!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

February 27, 2016 9:00 PM Elvis Bonillal Y Su Orquesta at Isla Verde Cafe

Let's Get Out and Celebrate In True Salsa Style!
This Week at Isla Verde Cafe experience the HIGH energy & sophisticated crowd enjoying the BEST Salsa Music by Ismael Djdanny Vargas
LIVE BAND Elvis Bonilla y Su Orquesta
*Drinks Specials
*BEST Tapas in town
*$5 Cover Ladies $10 Gentleman
Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
Phila, PA 19133
(215) 426-3600
Celebrate your Birthday with us!!!
Info/Reserv's: Maria (267) 949-6401

February 27, 2016 11:00AM - 4:00 PM Penn Museum's Celebration of African Cultures


The Penn Museum comes alive with the Celebration of African Cultures featuring special programs to delight the entire family. Experience traditional storytelling, electrifying African dance and music performances and workshops, children's activities, gallery tours, an African marketplace, and more. Free with Museum admission.
$15 general adult admission
$13 senior citizens (65 and above)
$10 children 6 to 17 and full-time students with college ID
FREE Museum members, active U.S. military personnel, children 5 and under, and PennCard holders (Penn faculty, staff, and students)

Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

February 27, 2016 9:00PM Lushlife/CSLSX "Ritualize" Album Release Event at Johnny Brenda's

The official #RITUALIZE record release party on February 27th at Johnny Brenda's. Performances from Lushlife / CSLSX, Udbhav Gupta of Mr Twin Sister, Botany and more to be announced!

Johnny Brenda's
1201 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia Pa 19125
Tickets $10-$12

February 27, 2016 8:00-10:00 PM Tap and Percussion Gathering #1 at Rittenhouse Soundworks

Tap and Percussion Gathering #1

Special guests: Max Pollak, Take It Away Dance. Come sit in after the first sets. $10 suggested donation.
Percussion provided by "Drum Like a Lady": LaTreice V. Branson, Jamila Hadiya, and Jan Jeffries
Rittenhouse Soundworks
219 W Rittenhouse St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144

February 27, 2016 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM Tap Workshop with Max Pollak at Soundspace 1525

February Guest Teacher: Max Pollak

Saturday, February 27, 2016
12:00pm 2:00pm
Soundspace 1525
Please join internationally-renowned artist, Max Pollak, for a workshop focusing on foot and body percussion. Space is very limited. $ only. To reserve, please email
Soundspace 1525
1525 N Bailey St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19121
For more info about Max, please see

February 26, 2016 7:30-10:00 Daniel De Jesus Record Release Party for 'La Dolorosa" at Fleisher Art Memorial

Daniel de Jesus “La Dolorosa” Album Release Party
Please join Fleisher and AfroTaino Productions as we welcome back acclaimed alt-goth-pop artist Daniel de Jesus for the release of his new all-Spanish album, "La Dolorosa." The evening will feature sets by DJ Precolumbian and Interminable and Daniel will be available to sign copies the new CD.

Tickets are $10 at the door (no pre-sales) which will open promptly at 7:30 p.m.
Fleisher Art Memorial
719 Catherine St.
Philadelphia, PA

February 25, 2016 7:00 and 9:30 PM Gerald Veasley's "Unscripted" Series with Carol Riddick at SOUTH

Be at SOUTH on February 25 for Gerald Veasley's Sounds of Philly, a soulful collaboration between Gerald and the sultry singer Carol Riddick. From her background vocals with Jill Scott, collaborations with Musiq Soulchild and Will Downing and her beloved solo releases, Carol Riddick has established herself as a voice to be reckoned with. , At the Unscripted Jazz Series Gerald and Carol will preview music from an upcoming CD project - a tribute to the legendary songbook of their hometown., Showtimes at 7pm & 9:30pm, Tickets on-sale now:

February 23, 2016 8:30-11:30 PM Calabash Jazz Tuesdays: 96th Edition

Mike Boone - bass
Keith Hollis - drumset
Adam Faulk - piano
Chris Aschman - Steel Pan and Trumpet

Calabash Restaurant
6208 Lancaster Ave.
Philadelphia, PA

Saturday, February 20, 2016

February 22, 2016 7:30 - 9:00 PM Special Single Class of African Drumming with Quint Lange

Quint is going to offer a special one on class this Monday night, 2/22, 7:30- 9pm. We'll play some rhythms, a focus on djuns, some shekere, and open it up to other possibilities.
Please respond asap if you can join us. $15.00
Ron Kravitz
1012 E Southampton Ave
Wyndmoor, PA 19028

Friday, February 19, 2016

February 21, 2016 7:00 PM Musicians' Gathering #5 at Rittenhouse Soundworks

Musicians Gathering #5
This month's gathering features musician/composers
Mike McNichol with Richard Dreuding
Ilan Isakov: Piano
Qin Quan: Erwhu
Fairmount String Quartet

7 pm $10 tickets at the door

Free Parking at the lot next door
219 W. Rittenhouse St.
Philadelphia, PA

Monday, February 15, 2016

February 21, 2016 5:00-8:00 PM Film Screening at AAMP: "Black and Cuba"

Films with AAMP: "Black and Cuba" Screening & Filmmaker Discussion
Join the African American Museum in Philadelphia as we screen the compelling documentary, Black and Cuba. Tickets for the screening, filmmaker discussion and exhibition/museum access are only $7. Continue reading for more info on this film and AAMP's corresponding exhibition Drapetomania.

This award-winning documentary follows street-smart Ivy League students who band together on an adventure to the enigmatic Caribbean island of Cuba, where the population is 60% black. Their journey reveals enthralling scenes of Cuban life, including hip-hop performances, block parties, and candid encounters with Afro-Cuban youth. As they film, the young travelers discover connections between Cuban and American perspectives on human rights, race, and revolution.A discussion with Black and Cuba filmmaker Dr. Robin Hayes will follow the February 21 screening at AAMP.

This film screens in conjunction with our upcoming exhibition, Drapetomanía: Grupo Antillano and the Art of Afro-Cuba, which runs January 30 to March 20, 2016. Starting at 4 p.m., ticket holders can stop by the museum to browse the exhibition before the film screening. Get more details on the exhibition, below.

AAMP proudly presents our latest special exhibition, Drapetomanía: Grupo Antillano and the Art of Afro-Cuba. This fine arts exhibition is a tribute to Grupo Antillano, a visual arts and cultural movement in Cuba that privileged the importance of African and Afro-Caribbean influences in the formation of the nation. Curated by Harvard historian Alejandro de la Fuente, this exhibit features a captivating collection of artwork by this revolutionary and often overlooked group of artists.

The African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

Tickets $7

Sunday, February 14, 2016

February 20, 2016 9:00 PM Cintron Band at Isla Verde Cafe

Let's Get Out and Celebrate In True Salsa Style!
This Week at Isla Verde Cafe experience the HIGH energy & sophisticated crowd enjoying the BEST Salsa Music by Pedro DjDro Ramirez
LIVE BAND The Cintron Band
*Drinks Specials
*BEST Tapas in town
*$5 Cover Ladies $10 Gentleman
Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
Philadelphia PA

February 20, 2016 8:00 PM Daddy Mack Blues Band at the Annenberg Center

February 20, 2016 · Harold Prince Theatre
Straight from Beale Street in Memphis, get down to the funky sounds of the Daddy Mack Blues Band. One of the most authentic urban blues bands since the 1970s, the five-member group plays a soulful mix of original music and classic tunes. The Daddy Mack Blues Band promises a fun time, with the perfect balance of showmanship and good music.
Saturday, February 20 @ 8 PM · TICKETS

Saturday, February 13, 2016

February 19, 2016 8:00 PM Jeff Bradshaw: My Momma's South at Rittenhouse Soundworks

Jeff Bradshaw: My Momma's South, A Musical Story of a Southern Journey
Acclaimed Trombonist, Jeff Bradshaw who has played with The Roots, Jill Scott, Mary J Blige, Jay-Z and musical director for Floetry, returns to Rittenhouse Soundworks with his one man show My Momma's South, A Musical Story of a Southern Journey, with special musical guests.

Doors open at 7:30
Performance at 8:00

Tickets $10 at the door
Free Parking
219 W. Rittenhouse St.
Philadelphia Pa

February 19, 2016 7:00-10:00 PM Free Rueda de Casino Class at the Annenberg Center

Hola a todos!

Our instructors are back from San Francisco Rueda Festival, and ready to show you some new moves ;) This Friday, we'll have rueda classes (beginners and intermediate groups), and we'll be going through Philly Con Sabor syllabus. Please note, there is no class next week, so don't miss this one ;)

There are no street shoes allowed at the Annenberg Center Dance Studio. Bring your dance shoes, or dance in socks, or even barefoot :) There is a water fountain available at the studio.

~ 7-9 PM - rueda de casino (beginners taught by Jason, intermediate taught by Luis and Leilani)
~ 9-10 PM - social dancing

Address: 3620 Walnut st. Follow the Anneberg Center billboards - they should lead you right to the dance studio entrance.

Cost: free as always!
Vamos a bailar!

February 19, 2016 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM Drum Like a Lady: Black Power Edition at Dahlak Paradise

(LaTreice's Birthday Celebration)
Friday, Feb 19 | 10pm -2am

Come dressed in your dopest, super-flyest, African/Civil Rights/Black Super Hero threads and let's celebrate our rich heritage to the soundtrack of DLAL's first 4hr DJ/LIVE (all-female) DRUM cypHER. This is optional, of course, but I'm coming decked out

Percussion by US (you, me, everybody)
We'll have a drum set, congas, shakers, bells and more...The CYPHER IS GOING TO BE LIVE!

There's so much to celebrate!
Spread the word & let's pack it out!
Dahlak Paradise
4708 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia PA
No cover

February 19, 2016 PhillyBloco Carnaval/Mardi Gras Show with Special Guest Unidos da Filadelfia at The Fillmore Philly

Fans, Our Carnaval Mardi Gras Show on Feb 19th at The Fillmore will be our biggest EVER! Featuring an opening set by Johnny Showcase & The Mystic Ticket and special appearances by Unidos da Filadelfia Samba School, members of West Philadelphia Orchestra and PhillyBloco's own DJ Ginga. Come Celebrate with us!!
PhillyBloco - Carnaval / Mardi Gras Show at The Foundry on Friday, February 19th! Get ready to dance with this 23-piece Brazilian band known for their raucous mash-up of Samba, Funk, and Reggae!
The Fillmore Philadelphia
29 E Allen St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123
Tickets $15 + fees

February 19, 2016 7:00 PM Film Screening: "Cuentos: The 20G Story" with Live Music Performance by the 20G at Scribe Video Center

Storyville - Cuentos The 20G Story

(USA, 2015, 45 min.) directed by Gilberto Gonzalez
Gilberto Gonzalez in person with a live music performance by the 20G!
Scribe Video Center
4212 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104

On Saturdays, the neighbors wake up and fall asleep to the beating of the drums played by the 20G at Roberto Clemente Park. The film tells a story about the elder members of the 20G who were on the front lines defending their community people from other gangs and the police.

Monday, February 8, 2016

February 14, 2016 7:30 PM "Matuto" brings Brazilian Forró meets American Jazz, Folk, and Bluegrass to Crossroads

Matuto’s core members share a combined obsession with connecting the dots between Brazil, rural America, and creative reinterpretation of long-standing party-hardy forms. You’ll hear Brazil in the rich tones of Rob Curto’s forró accordion playing, in the rural rhythms of maracatu (from the Pernambuco region), in the urban beats of Rio’s samba, and in the intricate, chorinho-inspired melodies and American jazz, blues, bluegrass, and folk in Clay Ross’s virtuoso flat-picked guitar and colorfully satiric lyrics.
A South Carolina native, Ross moved to New York in 2002 to pursue a jazz career, but just a few years later found himself in Recife, Brazil, immersed in the region’s folkloric music. Returning to New York, he began looking for like-minded conspirators and found the perfect match for his love of Brazilian music in renowned accordionist Curto (Forró for All). Born in New York, Curto is widely regarded as forró’s (NE Brazil’s accordion-driven country roots music) foremost ambassador in the States. He spent years living and playing in Brazil, completely absorbing and interpreting the country’s musical traditions.
When they stepped out on stage in front of ten thousand party-ready Brazilians in the northeastern city of Recife, they weren’t quite sure what to expect. It was their first ever show as Matuto. “There, on that massive stage, during the apex of Carnaval, through our jazz-influenced originals and bluegrass barnburners our ‘little project’ became the new center of our musical worlds,” recounts Ross. “Feeling that crowd stomp along, with their Brazilian dosey-doe and joyful abandon, was truly special. Since then, we’ve toured the world recreating that moment.” It was that moment when Matuto (Brazilian slang for “country boy”) knew they were onto something.
Children’s programs begin at 6:00, last 30-40 minutes, and are free to children under 12 and their parents or other caregivers. Unless otherwise noted, all take place at Calvary Center for Culture and Community. Seating is first come, first served.
Please note: children must be accompanied by parents or other adults at all times.
We do not have sufficient staff (or legal clearances) to supervise unaccompanied children.
At Calvary Center
48th Street and Baltimore Ave.
Philadelphia PA
Tickets $10-$30

February 14, 2016 8:00 PM Bebel Gilberto at the Kimmel Center

Don't miss multiple-Grammy-nominated Bebel Gilberto as she tours in support of her newest release Tudo, her first album in five years. If you are a fan of public radio or Brazilian music, you are more than familiar with Bebel's ethereal vocals and wistful, dreamy song writing. Her live performances are described as impossible to forget and ambitiously eclectic.
Tickets $30 - $65.
Funsaver Discount Tickets
The Kimmel Center
S. Broad St. at Spruce St.

February 14, 2016 6:00 PM Ahimsa House Philly's 2nd Annual "Big Love" Benefit at the Rotunda

Second Annual Benefit for Ahimsa House
Unidos da Filadelfia Brazilian Percussion Ensemble
Red Cedar Strings
Hard Work Movement
The Rotunda
4014 Walnut St.
Philadelphia Pa
donation: $10 - $15

February 14, 2016 11:30 AM -1:00 PM Brazilian Samba Dance Workshop with Angelica Cassimiro

Its Carnaval season, so take advantage of this one day samba dance workshop with professional dancer and choreographer Angelica Cassimiro.

*The class starts with a 25-minute warm up that exercises basic isolation of the body, following by stretching and strengthening exercises. After the warm up, Angelica introduces the students samba no pé (basic samba step) and passo marcado (simple choreographies) typical of the Rio Carnaval. The whole class happens in the sound of the upbeat and irresistible Brazilian music. Be ready to sweat!! ;)


*Come with comfortable clothes and be prepared to be barefoot

-PRE-PAY RATE -$16 per workshop class
Payment accepted via PayPal following the link below:
The Performance Garage
1515 Brandywine St.
Philadelphia Pa

DROP IN RATE day of class- $18 per workshop class
CASH only day of the event

Please email, text or call me with any questions or concerns at:

****Classes don't happen weekly at the time because this young but experienced dance artist is constantly on tour. Be sure to spread the word and experience these classes while you can*****

Sunday, February 7, 2016

February 13, 2016 7:00 and 10:30 PM ALÔ BRASIL CARNAVAL 2016 at World Cafe Live PHL


Since 2004, Alô Brasil has been throwing one of the biggest annual parties in the tri-state region... CARNAVAL! And here we are again in 2016 to celebrate the amazing Brazilian Carnaval tradition with you and millions of people all around the world...

Join Alô Brasil and Special Guests in the festivities as we bring this unforgettable party once again to World Café Live!!


7:00PM & 10:30PM SHOWS

Tickets will sell out so don't be left out... get yours now!!!

Click here to buy tickets:



Or call the WCL box office

February 13, 2016 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM Salsa Caliente Valentine's Day Edition with Klave Mayor at the Painted Bride

Singles and Couples alike shake off the winter chill and heat up the dance floor at this Valentine’s Day dance class, party, and concert. Learn salsa basics from expert instructor, Maestro Flaco, and then try out your new moves to the sounds of Klave Mayor during this romantic evening of live music.
Tickets $20; Buy 4 tickets and get 50% off of each one!
$20 Advance, $25 Day
Members: $14 / $17.50
Funsavers Discount Tickets
Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
Philadelphia Pa

February 13, 2016 8:30 PM to 2:00 AM Cintron Band at Atrium Dance Studio

Atrium Dance Studio
4721 N Crescent Blvd
Pennsauken Township, NJ 08110
Phone:(856) 661-9166

Saturday, February 6, 2016

February 12, 2016 5:00-8:45 PM Art After Five: Calabash All Stars Valentines Pre Party

Join host, trumpeter Chris Aschman, along with West Philadelphia's best house band, as he brings the best of the Calabash Jazz Sessions to the Philadelphia Art Museum's Great Hall for Valentines Day. Four of Philly's greatest and most unsung vocalists will be giving their unique takes on the Great American Songbook: Pearl Williams, Michael Andrews, Jeannie Brooks, and Pamela Renee Smith. The swinging house band from the celebrated West Philadelphia Tuesday jam sessions at 62nd and Malvern will be featured, in Mike Boone in bass, Frank Strauss on keys, and Khary Shaheed on drumset. A night to remember!
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia Pa
Nonmembers: $20
Members free

Friday, February 5, 2016

February 11, 2016 7:00-9:00 PM SERGIO: The Underground Session II at Rittenhouse Soundworks

SERGIO: The Underground Sessions is a dynamic ensemble of musicians, a dancer, a poet, and special musical guests. All telling a love story woven through SERGIO's poems to various styles of music, Brazilian, African, R&B, Latin, dance & movement with music and words. An unique experience, each Underground Session builds from the last, so each is...slightly different. Fantastic sound, in the intimate setting of the Rittenhouse SoundWorks. Come experience it!
Kimpedro Rodriguez
Dendê Macêdo
Saantis Davis
Col Mike Tyler
Cleonice Fonseca
Howard SERGIO Tucker
Dominique Thomas
Richard Hopkinson

SERGIO: The Underground Sessions. Created, arranged and produced by Howard SERGIO Tucker & Cleonice Fonseca.
Rittenhouse Soundworks
219 W. Rittenhouse St.
Philadelphia PA

Thursday, February 4, 2016

February 10, 2016 8:00-9:30 PM V. Shayne Frederick in Concert at Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion

Jazz Bridge presents their “Second Wednesdays Neighborhood Concert Series- Jazz in the Sanctuary” in Center City at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion, 2110 Chestnut St., Philadelphia PA 19103. This concert, fifth in the series, features vocalist V. Shayne Frederick and his band on Wednesday, February 10. Showtime is 8:00-9:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 general admission/$5 for students, and are only available at the door. For more info call: 856-858-8914, 215-517-8337 or visit online at

V. Shayne Frederick is a vocalist, pianist, arranger, and poet. He began his formal musical study at Dartmouth College, and then later in a local jazz ensemble in Philadelphia led by the legendary Trudy Pitts. Born into music in North Carolina, he has been featured on stages such as Resorts Casino, Valley Forge Casino, Suzanne Roberts Theatre, Society Hill Playhouse, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Barnes Art Collection. V. Shayne has served as a Musical Director, creative consultant, and performer for Philadelphia Jazz Project concerts, and recently was featured in the John Coltrane Jazz Tribute and Festival. According to, V. Shayne “has a remarkable range. His interpretations are carefully crafted around the meaning of the words and the structure of the melody. Frederick is definitely one to watch." V. Shayne brings a dynamic flavor and charm to the cultural phenomenon called Jazz.

Jazz Bridge, an award-winning nonprofit dedicated to assisting Greater Philadelphia Metro area jazz and blues musicians and vocalists in times of crisis, sponsors these neighborhood concerts throughout the region to keep the sound of Philadelphia alive.

Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion
2110 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia Pa
$10./Students $5.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

February 9, 2016 8:00-11:00 PM 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, Pennsylvania 19118

February 9, 2016 7:00 PM Conjunto Philadelphia Free Lecture and Performance at Temple Performing Arts Center

Conjunto Philadelphia Lecture-Performance
February 9, 2016 - 7:00 pm
Conjunto Philadelphia performs music of Pre-Revolutionary Cuba.

This event will satisfy the World Music requirement for Boyer College undergraduate students.

Performance in Lew Klein Hall
1837 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia Pa 19122
Free admission, no tickets required

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

February 6, 2016 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Opening of Children's Story Plays and Drum Circles at Fairmount Theater

The Story of Baby Wordplay from p. groves on Vimeo.

Baby Wordplay... because babies have so much
to learn!

A young child should hear 30,000 words each day to develop strong language and reading skills.
Attend one of our happy StoryPlays and play your way to 30,000 words!

Monday, February 1, 2016

February 5 and 6, 2016 8:00 PM Ballet Hispanico at The Annenberg Center

Classical and contemporary dance with Latin flair! “One of the best contemporary repertory ensembles” (New York Times), Ballet Hispanico fuses its Latin roots with an eclectic, sleekly modern style. Theatricality and passion propel every move.

Friday, February 5 @ 8 PM · TICKETS
Saturday, February 6 @ 2 PM · TICKETS
Saturday, February 6 @ 8 PM · TICKETS

February 1st only: all tickets $ "Flash Sale" price on above ticket links
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
3680 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

February 6, 2016 4:00 PM Marcell Bellinger and Band in Concert at PAFA

Jazz Events & Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis Exhibition
Saturday, February 6, 2016, 4pm
Marcell Bellinger and Band in Concert

Philadelphia Jazz Project (PJP) and The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) collaborate on public programming in conjunction with the PAFA exhibition, Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis. Lewis, (1909-1979) a Black American, was a pivotal figure in American art, a participant in the Harlem art community, an innovator of Abstract Expressionism, and a politically-conscious activist whose work was often inspired by Jazz music and musicians. Acknowledging that creative connection, trumpeter and composer Marcell Bellinger will present a performance of new musical works commissioned by PJP and created in response to the visual art work of Norman Lewis. In addition, artists, musicians and thinkers will gather together to discuss how artists using one art form can inspire and stimulate the creative expression of artists using another art form.

Marcell Bellinger - Trumpet
Daud El-Bakar - Trumpet
Paul Giess - Trumpet
Harry Forlenza Bailey - Trombone
Chris Oatts- Alto Saxophone/Flute
Greg Scott-Tenor Saxophone/Clarinet
Josh Lee-Baritone Saxophone/Bass Clarinet
Adam Faulk - Keyboard
Max Kraus - Bass
Frank Gattis - Drummer

Members Free: Nonmembers $15.

Fisher Brooks Gallery, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts [PAFA]
118-128 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102