Wednesday, March 30, 2016

April 5, 2018 7:00-9:00 PM Philly Drum Project's "Beats, Brews, and Banter" with Dr. Rob Brosh at The Fire

Our monthly Beats, Brews, & Banter event is April 5th at The Fire (4th and Girard) from 7:00PM - 9:00PM. 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 Dr. Rob Brosh, Drumset Chair at University of the Arts.

Dr. Rob Brosh teaches drumset, directs a drumset ensemble and a small jazz group. He is a drummer with numerous original jazz combos, the composer of 2 CDs of original drumset music and has written for Modern Drummer and Stick It magazines. He performs in Philadelphia, New York, and Atlantic City as a composer and co-leader for DrumSquared. At this event, Rob will be playing and speaking about one of his many areas of expertise: drumset composition!

Please consider sending this info out to your social networks today!

It's free to get in (21+)!

If you're interested in supporting our work to make drumming more accessible in Philadelphia, become a Supporting Member today by giving 20 bucks here. Our Supporting Members believe in the power of music education in our city and are dedicated to the mission of Philly Drum Project. They keep the organization thriving and moving towards it's mission to make drumming more accessible in Philadelphia. It's through your financial contributions that we are able to present our favorite programs - like DrumPhil and Rhythm Sessions - free education to students in Philadelphia, which is now accepting applications for this Spring.

Interested in space to practice and teach drums? Then fill out our Drummer Space Interest Form! We've already received 40 responses from drummers who want to see PDP taken to the next level with a shared space just for us drummers. Get involved by letting us know!

That's all for now. See you April 5th for BBB! Make sure to share the Facebook event with your friends:
The Fire
412 W. Girard Ave.
Philadelphia, PA

Monday, March 28, 2016

April 3, 2016 7:00 PM The Johnny Clegg Band at the Annenberg Center

April 3, 2016 · Zellerbach Theatre
Johnny Clegg – singer, songwriter, dancer, anthropologist, academic and activist. While each of these labels is fitting, none fully describes the passionate man who is one of South Africa’s greatest musical exports. Clegg’s infectious crossover music is a vibrant blend of Western pop and African Zulu rhythms. Join this Grammy® nominee and Billboard music award winner for an unforgettable rmance.
Sunday, April 3 @ 7 PM · TICKETS

Sunday, March 27, 2016

April 2, 2016 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM The Jam Jawn with Eric Walt at Dahlak Paradise

Drum Like a Lady Presents

THE JAM JAWN |Philly's Ultimate Jam Session Series
Featuring Eric Walt
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".

Eric Walton Jr. is a keyboardist and cinematic producer hailing from Burlington, New Jersey. Eric considers himself a jack-of-many-trades – being involved in production, live performance, and a bit of composition, all encompassing many different genres, it would be quite difficult to put him in one place. But being involved with so many different things is what keeps him going, and he hopes to continue growing as a musician, and as a producer.

Eric was classically trained in piano starting at the age of 6 and had continued until the age of 14, when he played piano in the Burlington Township High School jazz band. Switching between concert and jazz band, all while juggling classwork and football, he became more and more involved in music until he went to Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland in 2006. There, he discovered and began experimenting with production, primarily working in electronic and ambient music.

After graduating in 2011 with a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and Statistics and returning to Burlington, Eric was approached by a high school friend named Art Crichlow to join an R&B/soul cover band, and for two years he had played live shows and helped arrange music for the band. Since then, he had gained experience playing with bands and artists in different genres, but he mostly enjoys jamming with other musicians. For him, it acts as a form of communication, a means of knowing someone in a way that a normal conversation may not offer.

Eric works full time as a QA rep at Freedom Mortgage and continues to engage in musical activities when he is not in the office. Currently, he is the keyboardist for Philadelphia pop artist Giada J., has played for Cole Redding, a pop/soul singer in Philadelphia, and is currently working on his hybrid cinematic project Xenomisia. He always looks forward for the next opportunity to hone his skills, meet and work with other artists and musicians, and expand his horizons.

I don't know about you, but I'm really looking forward to jamming with this musical artisan!

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"

Dahlak Paradise
4708 Baltimore Ave.
Philadelphia, Pa

April 2, 2016 8:00 PM Max Pollak: Movement Artist at Rittenhouse Soundworks

Max Pollak returns to Rittenhouse Soundworks. Movement artist extraordinaire and creator of "Rhumba Tap". Max has been thrilling audiences around hte globe for years. Join us for this very special concert with special guests. Not to be misssed.
Rittenhouse Soundworks
219 W. Rittenhouse Street
Philadelphia, Pa
$10 at the door Free Parking at the lot next door.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

April 2, 2016 7:30 PM Jaffna at Crossroads Concerts

A musical universe where oud, guitar, tabla, and dumbek can live together, argue, eat and stay good friends.
“They bring together traditional Middle Eastern melodies with Indian rhythms. The area that turns me on is that marriage. It's a pretty unique concept.” Philadelphia Inquirer

Jaffna plays original acoustic music rooted in the Indian and Middle Eastern backgrounds of its members, who have worked for decades to create a musical universe where oud, guitar, tabla, and dumbek can live together, argue, eat and stay good friends.
The band features Roger Mgrdichian (oud, saz, cumbus), Raji Malik (guitar, sarod), Branavan Ganesan (tabla, kanjira), and Joe Tayoun (dumbek, riq, cajon). The easy description of their music points to the geographical heritage of the musicians, but that’s really just a starting point. Along with the strong Mid-East and Indian flavor come unmistakable flamenco, rock, Balkan and jazz influences, the result of jamming in and around the vibrant Philadelphia world music scene of the 1990s.
In the early 2000s, Branavan moved to North Carolina, so chances to hear Jaffna in recent years have been few and far between. Fortunately, he’s recently moved back to Philly and they have developed a lot of new music for their first Crossroads — and West Philadelphia — show since 2005.

After this concert, turn the corner to 4708 Baltimore Ave, Dahlak Paradise, for The Jam Jawn. Musicians, singers, and poets welcome to sit in.
More information:

April 2, 2016 8:00 PM The Cookers at The Painted Bride

The Cookers
Jazz icons Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, George Cables, Cecil McBee, and Billy Hart return to the Bride for another night of world-class jazz musicianship. Along with bandleader and trumpeter David Weiss, this all-star line-up summons up an aggressive mid ’60s spirit on their album Warriors, hailed by New York Times as “a dream team of forward-leaning hard-bop.”
Ticket Prices
Come with an appetite. Concessions will be provided by South Philly Barbacoa.
$30 Advance, $35 Day of
Members: $21 / $24.50

April 2, 2016 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM De Tierra Caliente at Manny Brown's

Come enjoy a mixture of rhythms from De Tierra Caliente. You won't wanna miss it! :) Manny Brown's 512 South St.
Philadelphia, PA
No cover

April 1, 2016 6:30-8:30 PM Live Culture presents: The Most Eclectic Dance Party Ever at PhillyCAM

Live Culture is a new LIVE First Friday Event series at the PhillyCAM Studio. Each month, we partner with a local arts organization for a Live TV Broadcast and FREE in-studio performance, showcasing the diverse talents of the Philly arts and culture scene.
To kick off the series, we are working with the Painted Bride Art Center and the Re-placing project ( ) to bring an evening of beats, interviews and good times.
Hosted by Jesse Bermudez with music by DJ Prof!

What does Philly sound like to you? Philadelphians from all over the city have been sharing their music memories with us, spanning everything from rap to opera. Come celebrate this musical mosaic at a dance party that mixes selections from all of our SOUND notes to an infectious dance beat.

Stop by, join the party, and give a shout out on Live TV.
Taping will take place from 7-8pm!

Read more about the DJ and Host!
Adam Levy (AKA Dj Prof) made a name for himself as the co-owner of Roots & Groove Entertainment — a successful and legitimate turntable DJ company. In 2012 he joined his company with Lovesick, Inc. where he has continued to provide awesome music for hundreds of couples and companies for their private events. Adam has always been an avid music collector/listener and was always the go to guy for his friends and family for playlists and mixes. He Dj’d for a stint in College and hosted his on “live mix” show on G-Town Radio, a local/grass roots internet radio station. Adam holds a degree in Psychology and is a professor (hence Dj Prof:) at his alma mater. Adam lives just outside of the city with his wife, Jodi, and their kids.

Jesse Bermudez was Founder and Executive/Artistic Director of the Asociación de Músicos Latino Americanos (AMLA), a non­profit multicultural organization that promoted the development and dissemination of Latin music, with an emphasis on educating and empowering youth and community. Mr. Bermudez is a concert producer, of Latin music and bands, was an on air personality on WNWR 1540 am and a producer of festivals. On Oct. 2014 Mr. Bermudez received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hispanic Choice Awards. He is an agent of unity and change locally, across the nation and internationally.

699 Ranstead St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

April 1, 2016 7:00-10:00 PM Philly Timba Party at The Annenberg Center

Philly Con Sabor is happy to present... Philly Timba Party, second edition! The only place in Philadelphia where you can listen and dance to Cuban music! DJ Raul will play the hottest timba, rumba, son, cubaton, and more!
There will be no lesson, just dancing - a chance to practice your rueda, casino and son, relax after a work week, and have a great time :)

Come fun, come all, tell your friends! The party is absolutely FREE!

Please remember, there are no street shoes allowed on the dancefloor, so make sure to plan ahead.

3620 Walnut St.
Follow the billboards for Annenberg dance theater - they should lead you right to the studio doors.


April 1 and 2, 2016 7:30 PM Meredith Rainey and Tania Isaac perform (In)Visible at The Annenberg Center

Choreographers Meredith Rainey and Tania Isaac will premiere a new collaborative work (In)Visible at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on April 1st & 2nd 2016 in the Harold Prince Theater. The evening-length duet, through a mix of playful satire and flowing movement, comment on individual and collective ideas of identity as it pertains to culture, sexuality and race -taking inspiration from Rainey’s and Isaac’s arc of artistic experiences. The evening is a part of the Annenberg Center Live African Roots, American Voices series, a multi-year journey that celebrates the African diaspora’s unique contributions to American culture.

The process began with Isaac as a facilitator, initially using the framework of her ‘open notebook’ process as a way to work with Rainey on creating an inquiry based trajectory for his choreography. This was designed to document conversations, impulses, and choices behind creating the work. Despite their esthetic differences –his background being classical ballet and hers being contemporary modern and various afro-influenced forms- what began as a solo project for Rainey has evolved into a duet choreographed and performed both that reflects the parallels in their experiences and creatively document their conversations.
(In)Visible runs at 7:30 PM on Friday April 1st and Saturday April 2nd.
Tickets available at
The Annenberg Center
Harold Prince Theater
3680 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, Pa

April 1, 2016 6:00-9:00 PM "What is This Thing Called Freedom?" at The Barnes Foundation

Philadelphia jazz violinist Diane Monroe leads her ensemble in "What Is This Thing Called 'Freedom'?: The Transforming and Timeless Songs of Protest." The program features Monroe's arrangements of classic protest songs that call for freedom and peace, plus original compositions. The ensemble includes storyteller Charlotte Blake-Alston; dancer, vocalist, and composer Germaine Ingram; vocalist Paul Jost; Tony Miceli on the vibraphone, and drummer Francois Zayas. In between live performances, take in a short talk on Albert Barnes's commitment to equality.
Friday, April 1
6–9 pm
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelpha, PA 19130
$25; members free
Includes collection and exhibition access. Cocktails and light fare available for purchase.

Reserve general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

April 1, 2016 7:00 PM "Step or Die 2016" at Temple University Performing Arts Center

Presented by Ladies of Elegance Step Organization

Step or Die is an annual step competition hosted by the Ladies of Elegance Step Organization at Temple University. The show features a host of step teams from various colleges and universities around the country to compete for a cash prize! The show has proven to be a fantastic and interactive event for everyone who attends. The Ladies of Elegance are very excited for the show this year and ask that everyone be ready to come, have fun, and SAY IT WITH YOUR STEP!

Featuring step organizations from Howard University, St. John's University, Syracuse University, and more!

Performance in Lew Klein Hall
General Admission $10+ $5.75 fees
Temple Students $7

Friday, March 25, 2016

March 31, 2016 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM Kendrah Butler, Shamika Byrd, and Friends at Chris' Jazz Cafe

March 31, 2016 6:00 PM Richard Drueding: A Musical Remembrance at Rittenhouse Soundworks

Please join us in celebration of Richard Drueding and his musical legacy. Family, friends,fans and fellow musicians will gather to pay tribute to an amazing musician and friend.
Rittenhouse Soundworks
219 W. Rittenhouse St.
Philadelphia, PA

Thursday, March 24, 2016

March 30, 2016 New Session of African Drumming with Quint Lange Begins

at the home of Ron Kravitz - 1012 E Southampton Ave Wyndmoor, PA 19038
(Glenside if a GPS is used)
215 233 0777 or

If you haven't already, please reserve now for the next session.

Just Beyond Beginners
Wednesday evenings - 3/30, 4/6, 13, 20, 27 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
$80.00/5 classes

Advancing Players
Thursday evenings - 3/31, 4/7, 14, 21, 28 - 7:30PM - 9:00PM
$80.00/5 classes

March 30, 2016 7:00-10:30 PM Poet-tree EnMotion:Honoring Her-story & the Spring Equinox! at The Rotunda


Poet-Tree En Motion series to feature spoken-word, hip-hop, 3-D animation, acrylic paintings, West African drumming, rock 'n' roll,
hoop dance, flow arts and more March 30 in West Philly.
PHILADELPHIA - Women's History Month in March is a time to recognize the often-unsung achievements of women around the world. In Philadelphia, the work of some of the region's most-talented female artists gets celebrated every year at Poet-tree En Motion's free event "Womyn's Her-Stories in the Midst."

The ninth-annual multidisciplinary art event is scheduled for 7pm Wednesday, March 30 at The Rotunda in West Philadelphia. In the tradition of all of the Poet-tree En Motion events, occurring three times a year, the artist lineup will include an eclectic array of talent.

"Womyn's Her-Stories in the Midst" will feature spoken-word, hip-hop, 3-D animation, acrylic paintings, West African drumming, rock 'n' roll, hoop dance, flow arts and more. Every Poet-tree En Motion event features an open-mic/open-stage and a jam session to showcase the talents of the community. Signups can be made at the start of the event.

"Throughout all of the events, there is an engagement with the community," says Poet-tree En Motion founder and resident artist Gabrielle de Burke. "I'm trying to do something different that's not just an open mic night. I like when there's a range of performances at the events. The whole thing is a ritual - the coming together of the performers and the audience. I am down with everyone participating the way they feel. Poet-tree En Motion is an opportunity to give space to other artists."

Britt Gen
A multimedia artist blurring the lines of industry's standards. Her life inspirations led her to portray elements of trauma and divine beauty.

The Market-Frankford Forest Fairies
(Dana Ricci and Tara Adelizzi are Mz. Hula and HoopZ)
A hip-hop performance duo combining hoop dance, writing and music that explores flow arts and life in Philadelphia.

Plum Dragoness
(a.k.a. Gabrielle de Burke)
Resident artist and organizer for this event, known for her unique style of multi-disciplinary performance presentations and work as an arts educator.

The Primaries
Community-based Philly musicians, converging in dark venues, donning vibrant disguises to make sweet, sweet rock 'n' roll!

Jan Jefferies and M.O.M.
(Music Over Matter)
Under the expert tutelage of founder and percussionist Jan Jeffries, this dynamic percussion ensemble shares their tradition of West African drumming.

Ursula Rucker
A poet who's never been afraid to take it there - that place, deep, inside, up and above, where she carves emotion with piercing lyrical cadence.

This visual production artist focuses on creating visionary real-time 3-D animation and visuals, layering live-mixed effects until a static painting dances with life.
This is a free event, but donations are gratefully accepted.
The Rotunda
4014 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, Pa

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

March 29, 2016 8:30-11:30 PM "The Next Generation Jazz Night" at Calabash

Tonight will be a particularly special night at Calabash Restaurant & Banquet, when we host our second annual "Next Generation Jazz Night" We will have around ten young performers featured between 8:30 and 9:45, (and the "old heads" til 11:30) including but not limited to:
Pianist Arielle Willis, age 8
Drummer Mekhi Boone, age 9
Trombonist Christian Kercy, age 13
French Hornist Nasir Redenburg, age 13
Trumpeter Jake Kawarski, age 14
Trumpeter Blaise Kesler, age 16
Vibraphonist Kelsey Bolden, age 17
These youngsters are all on the way to greatness and have displayed the utmost maturity and dedication for their ages on their instruments. Please come and help support them! The house band will include Mike Boone on bass, Frank Strauss on Key, sand Duck Scott on drumset, along with Chris Aschman on trumpet and steelpan.
Calabash - 6208 Lancaster Avenue (Entrance on Malvern Avenue) Philadelphia, PA 19151
La Reine Nixon, Producer Chris Aschman, Musical Host
Take a look and listen to what was presented at Calabash on March 15th!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

March 26, 2016 9:00 PM Pancho Bongo Y Su Orquesta at Isla Verde Cafe

Pancho Bongo y Su Orq. @ ISLA VERDE
This Week at Isla Verde Cafe experience the HIGH energy & sophisticated crowd enjoying the BEST Latin Music by Miguel Lebron
Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
Philadelphia, Pa

March 26, 2016 8:00 PM Take It Away Dance at Dance EXposure at Bethlehem's SteelStacks

Dance EXposure, presented by the Lehigh Valley Dance Exchange (LVDE), serves up a cornucopia of exciting, engaging and captivating dance works by the region’s most talented choreographers and dance companies. Formerly known as LVDE’s Cabaret Nights, Dance EXposure is a bi-annual showcase that provides a setting for established and emerging dance artists to present their work in a supportive, creative environment and, in so doing, gain “exposure” for their choreography and broaden their community reach.

Selected artists, chosen via an application process, receive performance space, technical assistance and publicity to expand their audience and network with other artists, potential funders and dance enthusiasts. Philadelphia's own tap company, Take It Away Dance, is one of the selected artists.

We invite you to come enjoy a drink and an evening full of rich dance entertainment in a wide variety of movement disciplines that offer something for everyone.

The mission of the Lehigh Valley Dance Exchange (LVDE) is to create a strong professional dance presence/scene in the Lehigh Valley by utilizing the dance talent of various Lehigh Valley arts programs, organizations and facilities and engaging the community in the creation and performance of new works that speak directly to the people, culture and issues of the Lehigh Valley. LVDE gathers professional level dancers, choreographers and companies of the Lehigh Valley in order to facilitate dance collaborations and performances using Lehigh Valley arts venues. LVDE serves as a liaison for individuals and groups to share performance costs, locate dancers, show work, host master classes, network and explore professional dance in the Lehigh Valley.

Saturday, March 26
Price: $15
Venue: Fowler Blast Furnace Room
ArtsQuest Center
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA 18015

March 26, 2016 4:30-6:00 PM Afro-Brazilian Percussion Class/Rehearsal for Arrastão do Dendê

Join master percussionist Dende for the next edition of this introductory class in Afro-Brazilian percussion/rehearsal for Arrastao do Dende for just $10.

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

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

Dendê is a percussionist, singer, composer, bandleader, teacher, and multi-instrumentalist. He’s been a professional musician since the age of 14, when he appeared in the frontline of Timbalada, Carlinhos Brown’s superstar percussion ensemble. With Timbalada, Dendê toured all over Brazil, Europe and Asia, appared on various television shows and has performed and recorded with such artists as Marisa Monte, Gilberto Gil, Carlinhos Brown, Ivete Sangalo and Sepultura. Having left Brazil in 2001, Dendê lived in NYC until 2014 and now lives in Philadelphia, performing and recording with his groups Dendê & Band, Arrastão, Ologundê, and Samba de Três. With these groups he has toured all over the US and Europe. In addition to his own work, he has his performed and recorded with artists such as Dance Brazil, Melvin Gibbs, Graham Haynes, Giovanni Hidalgo, Zakir Hussain, David Byrne and Vinicius Cantuária among many others. Register now to reserve your instrument.
Wissahickon Dance Academy
38 E School House Ln, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144

Saturday, March 19, 2016



WXPN’s Latin Roots Live! series brings the story of Latin Boogaloo music to Philadelphia for the local premiere showing of the documentary film We Like It Like That and and a live performance by the “King of Latin Soul,” Joe Bataan on Friday March 25th at 8PM, at the Prince Theatre in Philadelphia.

There will also be a Q&A with the film’s director, Mathew Ramirez Warren, and NPR Music’s Alt Latino co-host Felix Contreras.

Bataan, who was born and grew up in Spanish Harlem, is known as the originator of a style of Latin soul – Latin boogaloo – that was prominent in the 60s, and was a combination of R&B and soul with samba, cha-cha-cha, and son montuno. Two early examples of Latin boogaloo songs that entered the mainstream included Mongo Santamaría’s cover Herbie Hancock’s “Watermelon Man,” and Ray Barretto’s “El Watusi.” It was Bataan though who to this day carries the Latin boogaloo torch, with numerous recordings on the legendary New York city label, Fania Records.

The next Latin Roots Live! event will feature the award winning documentary, We Like It Like That, whose title is a play on the Pete Rodriguez boogaloo classic “I Like It Like That.” It features interviews with Bataan and other notable players in the Latin boogaloo scene and traces the music and culture and community formed around the music in New York City. After the film, there will be a Q&A followed by a live performance of Bataan and his band.

Go HERE to RSVP for this free event. Doors open at the Prince Theatre, 1412 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, at 7PM. The show starts at 8PM.

Friday, March 18, 2016

March 24, 2016 7:30 PM AAMP & AfroTaino Productions Present: Afro-Cuban Jazz Vocalist Daymé Arocena

AAMP & AfroTaino Productions Present: Daymé Arocena
In conjunction with the African American Museum in Philadelphia's latest special exhibition Drapetomanía: Grupo Antillano and the Art of Afro-Cuba, the African American Museum in Philadelphia partners with AfroTaino Productions to present an electrifying evening of music featuring Afro-Cuban jazz vocalist, Daymé Arocena.

With a deep vocal repertoire that includes scatting, Yoruban chants, gutteral whispers and her signature deep laugh, Daymé Arocena has been hailed as one of the most exciting artists in Afro-Cuban music today. Her debut project was named by NPR as one of the 50 best albums of the year, and continues to redefine the perception and understanding of Cuban music globally.

Guaranteed to be a can't-miss, unforgettable experience, Daymé Arocena performs for Philadelphia audiences at The African American Museum in Philadelphia as part of her US debut tour on Thursday, March 24. Tickets are only $25, so be sure to grab your seats today!

“The biggest myth of the decades old Cuba/U.S. standoff is that it produced cultural isolation. One listen to Dayme Arocena’s voice and there is no doubt she heard as much Aretha as she heard Celia.” - NPR

The African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
Funsavers discount tickets here
Tickets $27.37 includes fee

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

March 22, 2016 8:30-11:30 PM Tuesday Jazz Jam at Calabash (every Tuesday)

Every Tuesday night at Calabash is jazz jam night.
$7. at the door, plus 1 drink minimum
Participating musicians: 1 drink minimum only
6208 Lancaster Ave
Entrance on Malvern, across from the #10 trolley

Monday, March 14, 2016

March 20, 2016 4:00 - 8:00 PM Jeramy Cohen's Latin Jazz All Stars at Dirty Frank's

The last Sunday of every month (moved up 1 week in March because of Easter Sunday) 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

Sunday, March 13, 2016

March 19, 2016 7:00-9:30 PM Underground at Ron's #61

"A House Concert & More since 1997"

Lesley Tao Mowat - guitar, ukulele, percussion
Lynn Miller - vocals, guitar, zen harp
Mary Knysh - flutes, percussion
Michael London - guitar, vocals
Mostafa Mouhib - percussion
Ron Kravitz - percussion, vocals

Saturday Evening, March 19, 2016
8:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M. Showtime
7:00 P.M. - 7:50 P.M. Community Drum Circle & Potluck
Suggested donation of $20.00 taken at the door

Location @ 1012 E Southampton Ave. Wyndmoor, Pa 19038

Reserve now at 215 233 0777 or
24 hr. notice is appreciated in case of cancellation: On street parking

March 19, 2016 10:00 PM - 1:00 AM De Tierra Caliente at Dahlak Paradise

Just back from their Colombian tour, De Tierra Caliente will be playing Latin dance/party music at Dahlak Paradise.
Dahlak Paradise
4708 Baltimore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA
no cover

Saturday, March 12, 2016

March 18, 2016 7:00-10:00 PM Friday Night Rumba Party at iMPeRFeCT Gallery

March 18, 2016 8:00 PM Alex Shaw's "The Mandinga Experiment" at Swarthmore College

Accompanied by live vintage visuals and featuring guest musicians, dancers, and capoeiristas from Brazil and the U.S., The Mandinga Experiment is an amalgamation of Shaw’s original compositions and contemporary interpretations of traditional Afro-Brazilian rhythms and songs, paying special tribute to the rich legacy of Capoeira Angola.
Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - Lang Performing Arts Center
Room: LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre
Contact Information:
Phone: 610-328-8200
This concert is free and open to the public!

March 18, 2016 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM Drum Like a Lady with Adwoa Tacheampong and Teronda TT Barnes

Drum Like a Lady | Women's Month Edition
Features the percussive stylings of
Adwoa Tacheampong & Teronda "TT" Barnes

Calling ALL female musicians, poets, singers, lyricists, and performance artists!!! This month's jam celebrates the rich legacy of women in music. We're gathering together on this night for DLAL's first women-only jam. We're playing ALL the instruments and singing ALL the songs! This is our night!

About our features:

Teronda "TT" Barnes, known as "the female Questlove", has been drumming since the age of 10. Having developed her craft as a musician in church, TT plays several instruments well. Among other endeavors, she currently plays for JaE 'the artist'.

Adwoa Tacheampong is a vocalist, drummer, dancer & actor who has been performing since the age of 10. She has been playing Afro-Cuban Batá & studying Afro-Cuban Orisha Dance since 2003. She has been dancing Akom Akan (Ghana) dance for 10 years. She currently performs with several companies in the Philadelphia area including PhillyBloco (Brazilian Bloco band), Voices of Africa (African & Folk vocal and percussion group ), and Tambonito (Afro-Cuban & Afro-Brazilian educational music group) as well as being on call for other musical and acting opportunities. Adwoa plays several instruments including, but not limited to Batá, surdo, sekere, sakara & agogo. She is an avid photographer & writer. She continually seeks to expand her creative opportunities including studying conga drumming & continuously strengthening her voice.

So ladies, bring your congas, beat machines, tambourines, shekeres, guitars, basses, poems, lyrics, horns, stringed instruments, bells, hands, feet, and voices to help us cultivate the soundscape. I think we're going to create pure magic!

Save the date!
Invite a friend!
Car pool over!
Support women in music!
We're everywhere, making moves and bursting with talent!

Surprise guest(s) TBA

The event is FREE & Open to All

Dahlak Paradise | 10pm -2am
4708 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia

IG @drumlikealady

March 18, 2016 9:00 PM Latin Alternative Night at Connie's Ric Rac

Connie's Ric Rac and Philly Alternativo, presents Latin Alternative Night featuring ZAKKE, De Tierra Caliente, and Calle D’ Luna.

Connie's Ric Rac
1132 S. 9th St.
Philadelphia, PA

Admission $10
Age 21+

Zakke is an up-and-coming band from Washington D.C. known for their Latin Fusion Style and their high-energy level performances. Zakke’s music blends the Latin rhythms with an explosive twist of Funk, Ska, Disco and Rock beats. Their original music is a compilation of daily life experiences and the sarcastic side of things. All together producing one strong mix of sounds and catchy lyrics.

De Tierra Caliente: A Latin party band from Philly/Puerto Rico whose music fills the air with bright colors and gets everybody up and dancing. Catchy melodies and unaffected lyrics fuse with Latin, Caribbean and Brazilian rhythms to inspire an irresistible North/South American party.

Calle De Luna formada a comienzos de Octubre 2015, son la expresión latina del sentir juvenil creando incansablemente canciones llenas de entusiasmo con temáticas propias y marcada significancia. Marian conocida por su voz y teclados en Herostreet y su proyecto musical BellaVioleta en California. Se une junto a su primo Pype con ideas musicales para el génesis de este proyecto musical que imprime total energia a los corazones de todos.

March 18, 2016 8:00 - 11:00 PM AfroTaino Productions presents Agudos Clef Record Release Party at the Troc

The anticipated debut album from Latin Hiphop duo AGUDOS CLEF will be performed live onstage in its entirety! Having started a buzz in NJ's underground music circles, the act's bilingual rhyme skills & laid back shuffle beats have caught the attention of music journalists across the globe, including Sounds & Colours (UK),, and WXPN's The Key.
Facebook event
@ Trocadero - Balcony stage (upstairs)
1003 Arch Street

Friday, March 11, 2016

March 17, 2016 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM De Tierra Caliente at Time

Fresh off their Colombian tour, De Tierra Caliente plays Latin party music at Time Restaurant and Bar. No cover
1315 Sansom St.
Philadelphia Pa

Thursday, March 10, 2016

March 16, 2016 8:00 PM The Jim Holton Quartet at Milkboy

Jim Holton -piano
Nimrod Speaks - bass
Byron Wookie Landham - drums
Greg Farnese - The Great American Songbook...
Tim Warfield - tenor saxophone
11th and Chestnut Sts.
Philadelphia, PA
Tickets $15

March 16 - 18, 2016 Consciência Negra: A Legacy of Black Consciousness in Brazil 3-day Symposium and Workshop Series

Consciência Negra: A Legacy of Black Consciousness in Brazil
3-day Symposium and Workshop Series at Swarthmore College
March 16-18, 2016

This 3-day symposium will commemorate Dia da Consciência Negra (Brazilian Day of Black Consciousness) and will focus on themes of race, identity, and black consciousness in Brazil and the African Diaspora. Through interdisciplinary panel discussions, film screenings, lecture, Afro-Brazilian drum/dance & capoeira workshops, and an evening-length musical performance, the Swarthmore community will have various opportunities to engage with invited scholars, artists, and cultural workers from both Brazil and the U.S. who have a vested interest in promoting racial equity, social justice, and cultural resistance. The symposium will culminate with a captivating live musical and interdisciplinary performance, The Mandinga Experiment, conceived and led by Alex Shaw ’00.
Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - Lang Performing Arts Center
Room: LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre
Contact Information:
Phone: 610-328-8200

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

March 15, 2016 8:30-11:30 PM Tuesday Night Jazz at Calabash

Another fantastic Tuesday Night Jazz lineup in Overbrook at Calabash Restaurant & Banquet in the charismatic/versatile Khary Abdul-Shaheed on Drums, Father Mike Boone on Bass, and Frank Strauss on Piano. Also, we will be celebrating a very hard-fought grassroots campaign by former school teacher/education reform beacon and community leader Leon Williams, who is running for City Council today in the 192nd District! We wish him a most fortunate day at the polls. Music starts at 8:30 and runs til 11:30, at 6208 Lancaster Ave. See you out!
6208 Lancaster Ave
Philadelphia Pa

March 15, 2016 6:30-8:00 PM Tap Class with Brazilian instructor Christiane Matallo Using Samba Rhythms

Soundspace 1525 Welcomes Christiane Matallo
Christiane Matallo joins us from Brazil for a high-energy tap class infused with samba rhythms. $20. To reserve, email Space is limited.
Soundspace 1525
1525 N Bailey St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19121

Monday, March 7, 2016

March 13, 2016 5:00-8:00 PM Film Screening at AAMP: "Black and Cuba" (added screening)

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 $8.38 includes fee

Sunday, March 6, 2016

March 12, 2016 5:00- 6:00 PM Afro-Cuban Dance Class Every Saturday with Ama Schley

March 12, 2016 9:00 PM Papo Buda Y Su Salsa Dura 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
Papo Buda y su Salsa Dura
*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

March 12, 2016 8:00-10:00 PM San Jose Taiko at Montgomery County Community College

SAN JOSE TAIKO has mesmerized audiences and critics alike with the powerful, spellbinding and propulsive sounds of Taiko, the Japanese drum. Experience the rhythmic heartbeat and spiritual essence of Japan and its people as San Jose Taiko thrills audiences with the powerful, spellbinding, and propulsive sounds of the Taiko drums. Inspired by traditional Japanese drumming and founded in 1973, San Jose Taiko became one of the first American Taiko ensembles invited to tour Japan. Audience members will be drawn to the empowering sounds of the Taiko and inspired by the continued possibilities, renewal and transformation that the rhythm and beat invokes.
Please notify the box office if you require any special seating.
Funsaver tickets $ $4.25 fee
Montgomery County Community College
340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell.
PA 19422

March 12 and 13, 2016 8:00 PM ETC Performance Series: Dance at the Community Education Center

March is on its way, and spring is not too far behind! Come celebrate the change in seasons with ETC Performance Series’ March Edition, just in time for the streets to (hopefully) thaw and new ideas to bloom!

Come join us for a wonderful night of performances of all ilk, followed by a reception after the show! We have dance, we have music, we even have cookies and wine with the performers after the show!

Sean Thomas Boyt
Evalina “Wally” Carbonell
RenZoku DanceWorks
Amelia Heintzleman
and Leah Fournier
Steven Clair
We R Redemption
Amber Hongsermeier
Beyond Dance Company

Our March edition, just in time for spring!!

Community Education Center
Meeting House Theater
3500 Lancaster Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19104

March 12 and 13, 2016 at 8pm

To watch art come to life! (And snack afterwards)

How (much):
$10 General Admission
$8 Student / Senior / Dance Pass Holder
/ PhiladelphiaDANCE Member
Tickets are available here:
(Tickets may also be purchased at the door day of)

~Ren Williams
Director of the ETC Performance Series

March 12 and 13, 2016 "Without Borders" A Celebration of World Cultures Through Tap Dance

20 N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
4:00 PM — 5:30 PM
7:00 PM — 8:30 PM
4:00 PM — 5:30 PM

March 12, 2016 8:00 PM Celebrate the Great Women of Blues and Jazz at the Annenberg Center

March 12, 2016 · Zellerbach Theatre
A musical tribute to Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and other female pioneers of jazz. This collective of New York’s best singers and musicians honors their musical mothers in an evening of beloved jazz standards and blues hits. Directed by Toshi Reagon and Allison Miller, celebrate the women whose immense talent and unbreakable spirit shaped the future of jazz and blues.
Saturday, March 12 @ 8 PM · TICKETS

Friday, March 4, 2016

March 11, 2016 8:00 PM Intercultural Journeys: Alex Shaw: The Mandinga Experiment at International House

Alex Shaw: The Mandinga Experiment
Friday, March 11, 2016 @ 8:00pm
International House Philadelphia

Percussionist/vocalist Alex Shaw debuts a new collaborative tribute to Capoeira Angola and its resilient cultural legacy of resistance against oppression.
Accompanied by live vintage visuals and featuring musicians, dancers, and capoeiristas from both Brazil and the U.S., The Mandinga Experiment is an amalgamation of original compositions and contemporary interpretations of traditional Afro-Brazilian rhythms and songs.

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

March 10, 2016 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM Orquesta del Barrio at Parx Casino's Latin Thursdays

Latin Thursdays at Parx Casino
Club 360 inside Parx Casino
2999 State Rd, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020

March 10, 2016 8:30 PM Quantic with Worldtown Sound System at Ardmore Music Hall

Quantic Music (live)
Tropical Elevation North American Tour
w/ Xenia Rubinos
+ Worldtown SoundSystem

Thursday, March 10th
7:30 PM Reserved, 8 PM GA
8:30 PM Show
$15 adv / $20 D.O.S., $25 Reserved

Quantic Music
Quantic is the recording alias of British-born musician, Will Holland. Holland's sound is rooted in the richness of the golden age of recording with a fearless modern bite for the dance floor. His productions connect progressive musical ideas with spontaneous musicianship, exciting tonality & a fine ear for detail. His travels have lead him to record, collaborate & perform all over the world, from Festivals in Brasil, clubs in his native England and the outdoor stages of Japan.

Xenia Rubinos
Music maker Xenia Rubinos uses her powerful voice to create beats and melodies from scratch. Her sound grows from a wide palette of influences ranging from Caribbean rhythms and beat music to minimalism and indie rock all delivered with a soulful punk aura. Xenia’s ecstatic songs feature layered beats, crunchy keyboards, and driving syncopated rhythms.

Worldtown SoundSystem
The exciting and energetic Worldtown SoundSystem is a live house music band that fuses musical elements from around the world. With members from Jamaica, Nigeria, Brazil, Alabama, Vermont and Philadelphia, it truly captures the essence of global culture through music.

Ardmore Music Hall
23 E. Lancaster Ave.
Ardmore Pa

Thursday, March 3, 2016

March 9, 2016 7:30-9:00 PM The Kendrah Butler Trio at Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion

Hosted by Rhenda Fearrington and Mike Boone
Admission $10.
Students $5.

March 9, 2016 is also the kickoff of the Kendrah Butler and Shamika Byrd Kimmel Center Residency Series: