Saturday, April 30, 2016

May 7, 2016 8:00 PM Juan de Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars at The Annenberg Theater

May 7, 2016 · Zellerbach Theatre
A unique ensemble, devoted to the past, present and future of Cuban music. Founded by Juan de Marcos Gonzalez, the group features the finest Cuban expatriate musicians in the world today, all alumni of Cuba’s greatest bands. Each dynamic performance captures the undeniable spirit of Afro-Cuban music with a potent mix of driving percussion, a powerhouse horn section and incomparable vocals.
Saturday, May 7 @ 8 PM · TICKETS
Annenberg Center Live
3680 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Juan de Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars

May 7, 2016 · Zellerbach Theatre
A unique ensemble, devoted to the past, present and future of Cuban music. Founded by Juan de Marcos Gonzalez, the group features the finest Cuban expatriate musicians in the world today, all alumni of Cuba’s greatest bands. Each dynamic performance captures the undeniable spirit of Afro-Cuban music with a potent mix of driving percussion, a powerhouse horn section and incomparable vocals.

Saturday, May 7 @ 8 PM · TICKETS

Pre-show Panel Discussion: WURD Speaks Event
6:30-7:45 PM

Join us before the performance for a reception and panel discussion moderated by Sara Lomax-Reese, President & CEO of WURD. Focusing on Cuban arts and the impact on and intersection with global political relations, the discussion will feature the following panelists:
- Sandra Andino, Ph.D., LALS Associate Director, Latin American and Latino Studies Program
- Sabrina Vourvoulias, Managing Editor, AL DIA
- Arturo Stable, Cuban Master percussionist and composer

6:30-7 PM: Reception
7-7:45 PM: Panel Discussion

WURD Speaks event sponsors: Comcast, Universal Companies, Philadelphia Energy Solutions, PECO and Always Best Care

The Annenberg Center
3680 Walnut St.
Philadelphia Pa

May 6, 2016 5:00 - 8:45 PM Art After Five: From Mod to Motown: Martha Graham Cracker Invades the 1960's

In honor of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's much-anticipated Pop art exhibit (International Pop, February 24, 2016 - May 15, 2016), the world's tallest and hairiest drag queen and her band are putting together a night of music from the 1960s. It will be a hirsute happening.

Martha will perform two different sets in the Grand Stair Hall from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p. and 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

The performance is included in the cost of admission, which also includes access to the galleries. This is an all-ages, family friendly show, and kids 12 and under are free. Food and alcohol will be available for purchase.


* Adults: $20
* Seniors (65 & over): $18
* Students (with valid ID): $14
* Youth (13–18): $14
* Children (12 & under): Free
* Members: Free

The Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret is:
Dito van Regersberg (Martha)
Victor Fiorillo (piano)
Andrew Nelson (bass)
Ned Sonstein (drums)
Rich Hill (guitar)
Max Brown (wardrobe and makeup)

Don't miss this show!
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, Pa

May 6, 2016 8:00PM - 1:00AM Carlos Sanchez Y Un Toque de Cache at Trattoria Giuseppe

Salsa dance party with DJ and live salsa band at Trattoria Giuseppe in Edgemont, Pa. Come celebrate the weekend!

May 6, 2016 7:30-10:30 PM First Friday Rent Party: V. Shayne Frederick at Arch St. Meeting House

You are invited to attend:

First Friday-Rent Parties

Friday, May 6, 2016 thru Friday, August 5, 2016

7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

$25 admission includes food, drink and entertainment
FREE Parking, first come first serve

Celebrating the Great Migration!

The Philadelphia Jazz Project and the Arch Street Meeting House present: First Friday Rent Parties! 5 fun-filled Fridays that celebrate the “rent party”, a creative response by Great Migrationeers to the financial struggles of their new lives. These rent parties solved some pressing economic problems.

On the first Fridays from April through August, we celebrate by representing the five states that most Black Philadelphians' families migrated from during the Great Migration: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

Each party will feature, a live Jazz band and pre-recorded music, dance instruction and free dance, a buffet of themed dishes created by Chef Valerie Erwin of Geechee Girl Restaurant, wine/beer, other beverages, and fun! In addition, there will be special guests and the exclusive PJP vendors, Books & Stuff and The Silk Tent.

First Friday-Rent Parties At Arch Street Meeting House
320 Arch Street - Philadelphia, PA 19106
7:30pm to 10:30pm
For more information:

May 6th
Theme State: North Carolina
Guest Performer: V. Shayne Frederick Group
Chef: Valerie Erwin of Geechee Girl Restaurant

Friday, April 29, 2016

May 5, 2016 8:00 PM BARAKKA and Special Guests at Franky Bradley's World Music Night

Come join us for an amazing night of Turkish Rock.
A great line up for the night with special guests and friends.

Franky Bradley's
1320 Chancellor St.
Philadelphia, Pa
$10 cover

May 5, 2016 9:00 PM - 12:30 AM Hector Rosado Y Su Orquesta Hache at Sands Casino in Bethlehem

Molten Lounge at Sands Casino
77 Sands Blvd
Bethlehem, PA
(877) 726-3777

May 5, 2016 5:00-11:00 PM Cinco de Mayo Party at Connie's Ric Rac

Connie's Ric Rac and Kenty Love are bringing you great music with Calle D' Luna, Buddy Roc & The Heartbreak Kids, Marla Jimenez & Andres Arciniega, and Jay Rico. All this to celebrate one of the biggest battles from Mexico... La batalla de Puebla!

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

Admission $10
Age 21+

Buddy Roc and The Heartbreaker Kids
Marla Jimenez & Andres Arciniega
Jay Rico

Thursday, April 28, 2016

May 4, 2016 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM Drum Like a Lady presents: The T.A.B.U. Reunion at Dahlak

Drum Like a Lady Presents
"Women's Wednesday" @ Dahlak Paradise
Featuring a special, women-only, reunion jam session for Philly's own, T.A.B.U.
(Taking All Bands Under)


T.A.B.U. is a local all-female R&B band formed in May of 1997. Members were keyboardist Rhonda Lancaster, who has worked with The Delfonics, The Joe Frazier Band, C.C. Peniston and other local groups; drummer Tracey Duncan, a former Washington High School hoop starr; and bassist Linda McNeil, who has worked with Major Harris, The Intruders and Billy Paul.

Ya'll know how it works -bring your voices & instruments, and get it on the fun!

This is women-only jam will highlight the awesome musicianship of Philly's finest! Come support women in music, because it's just an awesome thing to do

ALL are welcome & invited to attend!
Invite a friend! Spread the word!

The women are going to be in the house come Wednesday night!

A Drum Like a Lady event.
Co-produced by Barbara Duncan

Dahlak Paradise
4708 Baltimore Ave
Phila, Pa
No cover

May 4, 2016 7:00 PM Rumba Guaguanco and Orisha Dance Class with Gilset Mora at the Annenberg Center

Join us for either Rumba and/or Orishas classes with Gilset Mora.

Rumba 7-8pm $12
Orishas 8-9pm $12

At the Annenberg Dance Studio located bewteen 3680 and 3620 Walnut St with its own private entrance. Call (305) 562-3309 if coming late or if lost.

We will be back to our regular Tuesday schedule next week!

Women, bring a long skirt or a scarf.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

May 3, 2016 7:00-9:00 PM Philly Drum Project presents Beats, Brews and Banter with Pat Petrillo at The Fire

Philly Drum Project presents Beats, Brews, & Banter with Pat Petrillo!

Tuesday, May 3rd
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Free | 21+
The Fire
412 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123

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 is Pat Petrillo, an accomplished performer and teacher with experience in many genres!

World class drummer and educator Pat Petrillo is known for his stylistic versatility to cover any musical situation. He has backed a variety of internationally known artists from many genres, including: Patti LaBelle, Gloria Gaynor, Constantine Maroulis, Patty Smyth, and Debbie Gibson, to name a few. He has also recorded with Singer/Songwriter Glen Burtnik and Jazz Guitarist Ed Hamilton. A veteran Broadway drummer, Pat has played numerous shows over the years including: “Newsies”, "A Chorus Line", "Grease", "Footloose", and a National Tour of "Dreamgirls”. Pat endorses Ludwig Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, and ProMark Drumsticks exclusively.

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

May 3, 2016 8:30-11:30PM 2nd Anniversary of Calabash Jazz Jam Tuesdays

For 2 years now, jazz musicians and their fans have been gathering at Calabash Restaurant every Tuesday night for jazz jam sessions. Come celebrate this milestone with Chris Aschman, Khary Abdul-Shaheed, Mike Boone, Adam Faulk, and guests.
Calabash Restaurant
6208 Lancaster Ave (entrance on Malvern)
Philadelphia, PA
Admission: $12 includes 1 drink

May 3, 2016 7:30 PM New Music/OLD CITY at Square One Coffee

New Music/Old City
May 3, 7:30pm
Square One Coffee
1811 JFK Blvd
Doors open at 7
$5 suggested (all proceeds go to performers)
BYOB (the coffee shop will not be open)

The second concert in the series new music || OLD CITY!
The concert will feature a variety of music by several different performers including:

Elizabeth Huston
Pamela Hetherington
George Korein
Jesse Summers
Andy Thierauf

Original works by Jesse, George, and Andy

Pamela will be restaging a tap piece with recording and live music

Elizabeth will be performing a solo harp work as well as a harp percussion duet by James Romig titled Dorsia(2a)

A lot of music, a cozy space, and great people!
Hope to see you there!

Monday, April 25, 2016

May 1, 2016 1:00-3:00 PM Mt. Airy Outdoor Drum Circle

Mt Airy Presbyterian Church Yard
7115 Germantown Ave & Mt. Pleasant Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19119

Facilitated by Baba Tyrone Davis, Quint Lange & Ron Kravitz
In the event of rain, it will be canceled.
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...

May 1 - 6, 2016 Mexican Week in Philadelphia

See Mexican Cultural Center for complete details!

May 1, 2016 3:00-4:00 PM Kids' Afro-Brazilian Percussion Class with Dendê Macêdo

Kids' Afro-Brazilian Percussion Class with Dendê Macêdo
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. Schoolhouse Lane
Philadelphia, Pa

Sunday, April 24, 2016

April 30, 2016 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 4th Annual Sojourner Truth Walk with Live Drumming by Unidos da Filadelfia

Please help build the leadership of Philly girls by joining the 4th Annual Sojourner Truth Walk! All proceeds benefit Camp Sojourner, Girls' Leadership Camp, and help to fund scholarships for summer camp and year-round leadership activities.
Unidos da Filadelfia will provide an extra boost to the runners with live Brazilian percussion at the finish line at 48th St.and Baltimore Ave.beginning at approximately 11:45 PM.

April 30, 2016 8:30PM - 2:00AM Cintron Band Live at The Atrium Dance Studio





April 30, 2016 8:00PM - 2:00AM Pancho Bongo 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 Pancho Bongo Y Su Orquesta

*Drinks Specials
*BEST Tapas in town
*$5 Cover Ladies $10 Gentleman

Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
Philadelphia, Pa

April 30, 2016 7:00-11:00 PM The Outsiders: Improvised and Creative Music Festival at The Clef Club

Jamaaladeen Tacuma and Friends
Admission is payable at the door in cash only, $25 for adults and $15 for students with I.D.

Internationally renowned bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma is pleased to present The Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival for the second year in a row, a celebration of creative, progressive improvised music.

This year, Festival founder Jamaaladeen Tacuma’s curatorial focus is on cross-generational musical exchange. Tacuma has identified fiery young artists to pair with seasoned figures of improvised creative music.

2016 brings to the stage national and international musicians who have a strong connection to
Philadelphia. These include composer, multi-instrumentalist John Zorn (NYC), composer guitarist Elliot Sharp (Berlin/NYC) , composer bassist Henry Grimes (NYC) , composer saxophonist James Brandon Lewis (NYC) Philadelphia based performers include composer saxophonist Odean Pope, composer saxophonist Bobby Zankel, bassist Richard Hill, trumpeter Heru Shabaka-Ra Quartet, drummer Jim Hamilton Trio, guitarist Charlie Ellerbe, composer pianist Dave Burrell, pianist Raymond King, pianist Farid Barron , guitarist Jeff Monjack, drummer Julius Masri , drummer Justin Faulkner.

The Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival is supported by Creative Philadelphia, the Wyncote Foundation, WRTI Jazz Bridge with J. Michael Harrison, The Balance of Life Initiative, WKDU’s Perry McCoRer, Philadelphia Producers Guild, Aguilar Amplification, KP-Vintage, Ahmad & Zaffarese LLC, La Bella Strings.

Philadelphia Clef Club
736 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA United States

April 30, 2016 1:00 - 7:00 PM 5th Annual Center City Jazz Fest


5:30-6:30 CHRIS OATTS

4:00-5:00 JOSH EVANS

1:15-2:15 CHROME ELS
2:45-3:45 DAVID GIBSON
5:45-6:45 TIM GREEN

1:30-2:30 RYAN KEBERLE
3:00-4:00 ANNA CECILIA

1:45-2:45 ANIBAL ROJAS
4:45-5:45 MUSCLE TOUGH

Saturday, April 23, 2016

April 29, 2016 8:00 PM The Intersection of Jazz and HipHop at Venice Island Performing Arts Center

The Intersection of Jazz & HipHop
Friday, April 29, 2016

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center
7 Lock Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127



The Intersection of Jazz & HipHop

On April 29th, at the Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center in Manayunk, PJP presents A Concert At The Intersection of Jazz & HipHop. The event features the lyrical prowess of Philadelphia rapper/poets MadSwayzie and Raphael Xavier, as well as the dynamic vocalist, Bethlehem. They will be joined on stage by a team of Philadelphia musicians led by NU GRuV Network founder, drummer and music director, Kim Pedro.

Kim Pedro Rodriguez is a drummer, visual artist, and the originator and prime mover for the Artists’ Collective, NU GRuV Network. Throughout his career he’s performed with Monika Herzig, Raimundo Santos, Vanida Gail, Bredren, Melange, and even a President of the United States.

Kim Pedro is co-founder of the JazGuardian Musicians’ Organization.

NU GRuV Network Members:

Kim Pedro - drums
Kendrah Butler - keyboards & violin
Anthony DeCarlo - guitars
Jethaniel Nixon - bass
Mike Clay - sax & EWI
Malik Henry - percussion & drums

Concert At The Intersection of Jazz & HipHop
Friday, April 29th, 8:00pm

Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center
7 Lock Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127


For more information:

Call: 267-259-3802

April 29, 2016 8:00-11:00 PM Samori Coles presents Sonic Murals

April 29 and 30, 2016 7:30 and 10:00 PM Urban Guerilla Orchestra at Warmdaddy's

The Urban Guerilla Orchestra provides Philadelphia’s best musical sound, hands down. Simply put, UGO delivers an extraordinary performance that gives its audience a night to remember. UGO’s high energy will light up your night from start to finish, featuring their musically diverse styles that feature Motown classics, R+B, funk, to today’s top hits.
1400 S. Columbus Blvd. @ Reed Street
Philadelphia Pa 19147

Friday, April 22, 2016

April 28, 2016 7:30-9:00 The Vibe of South St: Latin Flavor at the new Philly's House of Music

Feel the energy & postive vibe of live music with a Latin Flavor at The Philly's House of Music: Featuring Dominique Thomas - Percussion, Mateo Gloistein Keys, Jeffery Johnson - Drums, Robert Hagopian - Bass, Cleonice Fonseca - Dance, Howard SERGIO Tucker - Spoken Word.
The Philly House of Music is a BYOB! Letting you all know there is excellent wine and spirit store. One block away from the event!
The Philly House of Music
818 South St.
Philadelphia, PA

April 28 - 30, 2016 9:00 PM Pasion Y Arte presents Tablao Philly at Asian Arts Initiative

Pasión y Arte (PyA), Philadelphia's premier all-female flamenco dance company, is pleased to present TABLAO PHILLY, sponsored by PNC Arts Alive. Starting October 2015 and occurring quarterly, this series will take place at the Asian Arts Initiative at 1219 Vine Street. The performance will showcase unique interpretations of flamenco and wine and tapas will be served.

Reminiscent of the cafe like environment of the 18th and 19th century tablaos of Spain, TABLAO PHILLY will recreate for the first time in Philadelphia a contemporary tablao experience. Originally tablaos were comparable to beat poetry cafes or improvisational jazz clubs, where diverse audiences would gather to drink, eat and enjoy music, rhythm, and movement by masters of the flamenco art form in an informal atmosphere of merriment. Philadelphia audiences will have the unique opportunity to participate in this classic experience as the intimate black box theater of the Asian Arts Initiative is transformed into a tablao where they will enjoy wine and tapas as they witness some of today's most respected and well known flamencos exhibit their craft.

PyA is excited to continue TABLAO PHILLY into 2016 and to bring new flamenco guest artists from both Spain and the United States to Philadelphia. Visit the PyA website for upcoming guest artist announcements.
Tickets here
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine St.
Philadelphia, Pa

Thursday, April 21, 2016

April 27, 2016 8:00 PM Latin Roots Live featuring Gepe and Dendê and Band at World Cafe Live PHL

Gepe is a Chilean singer-songwriter who marries 1960s and 1970s Chilean folk with electro-pop. Born Daniel Riveros, he has released three solo albums, his latest being 2015’s Estilo Libre.

Dendê & Band is fronted by percussionist, singer, composer, bandleader, teacher, and multi-instrumentalist Dendê. 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. Since 2001, he’s been developing his solo career, splitting his time between the US and Bahia. The band have a unique sound where Afro-Brazilian traditions like samba de roda and candomble are blended with world rhythms like rumba, afrobeat and mbalax.

World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA
Register here for free ticket!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

April 26, 2016 8:30-11:30PM Calabash Live Jazz Jam Every Tuesday

Pamela Renee Smith will be singing tonight along with many others, with Khary Abdul-Shaheed on drumset, Mike Boone on bass, possible cameo from the prodigious Mekhi Boone on drums, Frank Strauss on Keys, and yours truly on trumpet and large-hadron steelpan. Thank you Calabash Restaurant & Banquet family for your support, looking forward to another great night. Music runs from 8:30-11:30 at 6208 Lancaster Ave. Right across from the 10 trolley station in Overbrook.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

April 25, 2016 8:00 - 10:00 PM Outer/Interplay feat. Elliott Levin, Ed Watkins, Ron Howerton, Tom Lowrey, Dave Hotep, Warren Oree

Outer/Interplay feat. Elliott Levin, Ed Watkins, Ron Howerton, Tom Lowrey, Dave Hotep, Warren Oree
ELLIOTT LEVIN - reeds, words


DAVE HOTEP- guitar


"I think the strains of social and political activism, along with the esthetics of the modern art world which developed into the space and atomic age, is what connects these roots to the futuristic expressions of spirit and soul."

Elliott Levin: Peace, Poetry & Music

Elliott Levin is a Philadelphia born and based poet and musician. He studied musical and literary composition at the University of Oregon. He has done further studies with Michael Guerra of the Phila. Orchestra; Cecil Taylor, pianist, composer, poet; Claire Polin, flutist composer; and Odean Pope, saxophonist, composer. Elliott has performed throughout the world with such groups as the Cecil Taylor Ensemble, Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes, New Ghost, Interplay, Talking Free Be-Bop, Odean Pope's Saxophone Choir, Don Preston's Akashic Ensemble, Cee-Knowledge & The Cosmic Funk Orchestra, Alan Silva's Sound Vision Orchestra. He has collaborated in performance with many poets including Miguel Algarin, Bob Holman, Gloria Tropp, Reg. E. Gaines, John Sinclair, Butch Morris' CHORUS OF POETS, Wil Perkins, Frank Messina and David Amram. His original music and poetry can be found on the recordings: OLDUVAI MUSIC ("Or-Om-You'll-Us" 1978), and ILTAR ("Ewe-Doh-Noh-What-Fo'-Kiss" 1979), on TIWA Records. He was the associate producer, composer, and performer for the compilations: POETRY IN PHILADELPHIA (1989), and MUSIC FROM PHILADELPHIA (1990). As producer, composer, performer, in 1990 and 1992, he created two internationally broadcast features for New American Radio.

The Rotunda
4014 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, Pa
Admission is FREE

Monday, April 18, 2016

April 24, 2016 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Carnaval de Puebla 2016 10/o. Aniversario

La Organización San Mateo Carnavalero tiene el Honor de Invitarte a Celebrar
Nuestro 10/o. Aniversario y Festejar esta Gran Tradición
Casa Monarca
1448 S 17th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19146

April 24, 2016 12:00 - 3:00 PM World Dance Day in Philadelphia at the Piazza

World Dance Day
Join us for World Dance Day! Philadelphia’s FREE Outdoor Dance Festival! World Dance Day in Philadelphia is an annual celebration of dance around the world. We provide the opportunity for the dance community to share their passion for dance with all of Philadelphia! Free performances and free dance classes in a family friendly environment

The Piazza at Schmidts
North Second Street and Germantown Avenue,
below Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

April 24, 2016 5:00-8:00 PM The Soul Revival presents The Soulabration at Philly's Platinum Grille

The Soul Revival is celebrating our 3rd Anniversary!

Join us April 24th at the Platinum Grille for an evening of soul and sophistication.

Platinum Grille
Market Square, 7719 Crittenden St
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Space is limited. Call now to reserve your table! 215-247-2312


Sunday, April 17, 2016

April 23, 2016 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM Elvis Bonilla & Su Orquesta at Isla Verde Cafe

Let's Get Out and Celebrate In True Salsa Style!
This Saturday at Isla Verde Cafe experience the HIGH energy & sophisticated crowd enjoying the BEST Salsa Music by DJ DRO

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

Celebrate your Birthday with us!!!
Info/Reserv's: Maria (267) 949-6401

April 23, 2016 8:00 PM Arrastão do Dendê: Afro-Brazilian Samba Percussion & Dance Troupe

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.

$10 at the door

Free Parking at the lot next door

April 23, 2016 8:00 PM Papo Vázquez and the Mighty Pirates Troubadours at the Clef Club

Papo Vázquez and the Mighty Pirates Troubadours at the Clef Club
Papo Vázquez - Trombone
Andy Farber - Sax
Rick Germanson - Piano
Ariel Robles - Bass
Joel E. Mateo - Drums
Carlos Maldonado - Percussion
Gabo Lugo - Percussion
One Show with Two Sets: 8pm and 10pm!

To purchase tickets click here or call 215-893-9912 for more information.

NEA Master and Grammy® Award nominee, Angel R. “Papo” Vázquez is a jazz trombonist with his own style, arranger, composer, and he is one of the key figures of Latin music. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Papo grew up in a Puerto Rican-influenced environment in Philadelphia and in Puerto Rico. While still a teenager, he moved to New York City, performing in groups such as Conjunto Libre, in the band of Héctor Lavoe, Celia Cruz, Eddie Palmieri and Willie Colón. Celebrating a career that now spans over four decades, in the jazz world, Papo has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Ray Charles, Slide Hampton and Dizzy Gillespie.

The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts
736 S Broad and Fitzwater Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19146
Tickets $35.

April 23, 2016 4:00-6:00 PM Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol at Laurel Hill Mansion

Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol
Saturday, April 23rd 2016
4:00 PM

CRISOL, Spanish for melting pot, is an ensemble that has been performing in the Philadelphia and surrounding areas since the fall of 1997. The ensemble is dedicated to the interpretation of a variety of folk and traditional music genres from Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuela, and other parts of Latin America and the Caribbean; performing romantic Puerto Rican Boleros, energetic Mexican Mariachi music, feisty Cuban Sones, sensuous Colombian Cumbias, contagious Dominican Merengues, jazzy Brazilian Bossa Novas, and much more
A reception with refreshments and the opportunity to meet and greet the artists will follow the performance.
Press Release
Tickets are $20.00

Laurel Hill Mansion
Randolph Dr, East Fairmount Park, Philadelphia PA 19121

April 23, 2016 8:00 PM Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton at The Annenberg Center

April 23, 2016 · Zellerbach Theatre
By any measure of talent and success, Lisa Fischer is a superstar. She’s spent the last 20 years as a backup singer for the Rolling Stones, Sting, Patti Austin, Luther Vandross, Tina Turner and countless others. A Grammy® Award winner with astonishing range and powerhouse vocals, Fischer was featured in the Oscar® Award-winning documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom and now steps into the spotlight with her interpretations of classic songs from across the rock and pop universe.
Saturday, April 23 @ 8 PM · TICKETS

April 23 and 24, 2016 8:00 and 7:00 PM Intercultural Journeys: Lela Aisha Jones/Flyground: Native Portals at International House

Lela Aisha Jones/FlyGround: Native Portals
Saturday, April 23, 2016 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, April 24, 2016 @ 7:00pm
International House
3701 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, Pa

Trailer: Intercultural Journeys presents Native Portals - April 23-24, 2016 from Intercultural Journeys on Vimeo.

Lela Aisha Jones/FlyGround: Native Portals
Saturday, April 23, 2016 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, April 24, 2016 @ 7:00pm
International House Philadelphia
Tickets $15. general admission

April 23, 2016 8:00PM 413 Entertainment presents African Wave at World Cafe Live PHL

African Wave
Don't miss the inaugural AFRICAN WAVE concert featuring dynamic African talent! Come enjoy electrifying live music and groove to the sounds of DJ OLUWAFEMI from the renowned Worldtown collective.

Hosted by one of Philly's most popular poets, JUST GREG, this event promises to be an exceptional musical experience.
Rafiya (Congo)

Rafiya first gained international attention in 2009 upon the release of her “Amazing” debut album. She has recorded and performed internationally and domestically with some of Africa’s most popular artists. Rafiya was born in Los Angeles to Congolese parents, and grew up across West Africa and the Carribean. She writes and sings about the human experience in English, French and Lingala, but regardless of your native tongue, her passion translates itself in the melody. Parlez-vous Rafiya?
Ayoinmotion (Nigeria)

Ayoinmotion is a Nigerian born, American bred musician and poet with an undeniable sound/aesthetic. He's performs live with a band and dual dancers. Unable to conform to attempts to limit his multi-genred exquisite sound which blends influences of Afro-Pop from his Nigerian roots with hip-hop, house, r&b/neo-soul, and other musical influences.
Rotimi & The Afrophonik Crew (Nigeria)

A world music artist, a true African ambassador and cultural reprisentative, Rotimi is an accomplished musicologist, performer, teacher and songwriter, who plays the trumpet, flugel horn, saxophone, keyboards and African drums to express his brand of world music which he has styled AFROPHONIK RHYTHMS.
Just Greg

"Just Greg" Corbin is a poet, writer, teacher, hip hop artist and has performed across the U.S., and internationally in South Africa, England and Canada. In 2006, he founded the Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement which has been featured on the HBO program, "Brave New Voices".
DJ Oluwafemi (Worldtown)

World Town Party provides a distinctive night life experience featuring a perfect blend of International Club music. Our mission is to make the world smaller one party at a time.
World Cafe LIve
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA
Tickets $22.09

April 23, 2016 11:00AM - 12:15PM Samba Dance Class with Angelica Cassimiro at ASCAB

Samba Dance Workshop this Saturday April 23rd 11am-12:15pm with Angelica Cassimiro.
($18 cash only)
ASCAB located at 1213 Race Street,Philadelphia PA.
Open Level! Let's Samba!

Friday, April 15, 2016

April 21, 2016 5:00-8:30 PM Baila Conmigo! Celebrating Cuban Culture During Change

Baila Conmigo! Celebrating Cuban culture during this time of change
Join Anara Frank (MetaMovements Director) and Jeanne Ruddy (Performance Garage Director) for a celebration of Cuban culture, and learn how you can travel there legally, just as they have!
Witness the amazing dance & music of the island through video projections, talk to others who have made the voyage and learn about the experience, get your logistical and legal questions answered, AND learn to dance Cuban salsa (or improve your technique if you already dance!)

5:00 Doors open, video presentations and socializing begin!

5:15 DANCE: Cuban Salsa and "La Rueda” or “The Wheel" (Beginner)

6:15 PRESENTATION: Cuba Travel Today: how to have an amazing experience during this new era

7:30 DANCE: Cuban Movement, Salsa & Rueda (Intermediate)

NOTE: All participants are welcome to try or observe the dance workshops, or to continue socializing and watching videos.

DATE: April 21, 2016

TIME: 5:00-8:30 pm

All proceeds will support the MMCC Artists Exchange Fund, creating professional development opportunities for artists from both countries, and supporting their collaborative work to share their cultures and build bridges to mutual understanding.

Suggested Donation Range: $10-50
Performance Garage
1515 Brandywine St.
Philadelphia, PA

April 21, 2016 8:00 PM The Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo at The Keswick

Melding deep-heated flamenco, rumba, salsa and pop to the tune of 20 million albums sold, the Grammy Award-winning hit-makers behind 'Bamboléo' celebrate in their very own, blistering tradition – taking audiences back to the south of France with flamenco guitars and booming Spanish vocals.

Uniting the family Reyes and the family Baliardo, the band continues a tradition that has drawn famous fans such as Picasso, Cocteau, Dali and Chaplin. From playing on the streets of Cannes and the hedonistic heights of St. Tropez, breaking world music barriers as one of the rare groups to climb the US and World music charts. Featured in the likes of The Big Lebowski, Toy Story 3 and Glee, the band has embraced western classics by Bob Marley, the Doobie Brothers and The Eagles with globe-hopping grace, whilst also incorporating dramatic cues from Brazilian and Caribbean culture.

Now bringing the party back to the United States, The Gipsy Kings will raise the roof with dance-ready furore, returning to their groundbreaking eponymous album and the nomadic spirit that has led them to their latest, Savor Flamenco – giving audiences the 'deep shout at the heart of our community'.

Price: $45.00 - $125.00
Door Price: $47.50 - $127.50

Keswick Theatre
291 N Keswick Ave
Glenside, PA 19038
(215) 572-7650

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

April 19, 2016 6:00-9:00 PM Open Mic at Café y Chocolate

Open Mic at Café y Chocolate
Come to opening night on April 19, 6-9pm, play some tunes, invite other musicians and friends. Let's do this!
2100 S.Norwood St.(between 21st and 22nd Sts)
(267) 639-4506

Monday, April 11, 2016

April 17, 2016 8:00 PM Mamady Kouyate & Mandingo Ambassadors at The Rotunda

Fire Museum Presents:
Mamady Kouyate & Mandingo Ambassadors

Sunday, April 17th 8:00 PM
The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street

Mamady Kouyate & Mandingo Ambassadors:

The Mandingo Ambassadors was founded in New York City by griot-guitarist Mamady Kouyate in 2005. As a veteran of the great orchestras of the golden age of Guinean dance bands, Mamady is a living library of musical science inherited from his ancestors and from a half century of experience as an arranger, band leader, accompanist and soloist. Mamady Kouyate carried this heritage with him to New York where he has collaborated with members of the West African diaspora and Western musicians to continue the great tradition and sound of Guinean Afro-jazz.

"The music of the Mandingo Ambassadors has been structured to make you feel good. It puts dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system: a locked drum groove, much of it played on high-hat cymbal and drum rims; soft bass lines that fall short or start late, or leave gaps in a run of notes; fingerpicked rhythm guitar notes like clear fizz.

(...)The friction between the elder Mr. Kouyate and the rhythm guitarist Mamady Kourouma, their phrases running together and pulling apart, drove the band. Mr. Kouyate's leads were high, trebly phrases, wet with echo, dipping occasionally for a run of authoritative low notes. The rhythm notes, which Mr. Kourouma played with his fingers, popped along steadily. It could have gone on forever, and that was a nice thought." -Ben Ratliff/New York Times

"Guinean guitarist Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate came of age among such legendary 1970s guitarcentric combos as the Horoya Band and Bembeya Jazz, which blended Cuban rumba with traditional balafon-based sounds." - Richard Gehr/Village Voice