Sunday, January 31, 2016

February 6, 2016 10:00 PM PhillyBloco NYC Carnaval Show at Drom

PhillyBloco returns to the Big Apple for our Annual Carnaval/Mardi Gras Bash!

Join us at Drom on Feb 6th for two full sets of PhillyBloco's signature mash up of Samba, Funk, New Orleans 2nd Line and more. Come and celebrate Carnaval/Mardi Gras with a night of non-stop dancing!

Doors are at 10pm. Tickets are $15.
85 Avenue A, New York, New York 10009

February 6, 2016 9:00 PM Combo Melaza 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 Combo Melaza

*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 6, 2016 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM Mixed People Jam and Birthday Bash at Dahlak

Guess what??? It's your chance to jam with your favorite band MIXED PEOPLE!!!

Mixed People will start the night off with some songs and then we'll open the floor for other artists and musicians to jam with us!


Dahlak Paradise
4708 Baltimore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA

Saturday, January 30, 2016

February 5, 2016 7:00 - 10:00 PM Philly Timba Party with Philly Con Sabor

Philly Con Sabor is happy to present... Philly Timba Party! 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 and casino, 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.

To make things even better, we'll have a performance by Philly's favorite Nuestra Cosa. Come see their beautiful new choreo, just in time before they leave for San Francisco Rueda Festival!


February 5, 2016 5:00-9:00 PM "The Avenues" Closing Reception with Ursula Rucker and Live Jazz


Photo credit: Emanja Allanye

February 5, 2016 | 5pm to 9pm
Ursula Rucker performance at 7pm
Entry Free

For the closing of Shawn Theodore’s exhibition “The Avenues” we proudly present a night of poetry, music and soul. Acclaimed poet Ursula Rucker will perform with Shawn Theodore’s band ‘The A/V/E’ lead by composer and trumpeter Jamal Jones. Rucker will perform a unique body of work inspired by the photographic works in the gallery, a specific mosaic, a composite portrait of African American Philadelphia.

Theodore’s work examines life in an ever-changing and vanishing landscape for African Americans beyond the era of The Great Migration and the Civil Rights movements of the 60’s and 70’s who are impacted by external socio-economic forces.

Moving across a stylistic continuum—reportage, editorial, portraiture street, Theodore’s work is defiant and not simply in regards to labels, but the regime of images that deny blackness its nuance and depth.

His photography underscores the notion of ‘being invisible’ to society at large by using the silhouette to express this collective state of being. His subjects are often in solitary, introspective moments — sojourning within their vanishing environments, they are often depicted in shadow and silhouette not only as a means to shield their identity or protect their privacy, but to symbolize their growing sense of invisibility, isolation and displacement when facing with these larger, transformative forces. The Philadelphia native trains his eye predominantly on his city, however he travels often to show that what he is witness to is not an isolated occurrence.

Rucker is best known for her poignant, deeply introspective, and often biographical, wordplay. When coupled with her style of delivery, a mix of song and whisper — deftly punctuated profanity decorating artistically articulated angst, her listener imbibes the entire depth of her feeling and is left, spent — and rewarded, with the emotional hangover of being let in on a deep, personal secret. She speaks from the heart, one that is not just her own, one that beats for individuals far and wide, but pulsating heavily for her hometown of Philadelphia and the experiences from there that she brings into bloom.

The duo has found a harmony within their works, and in that harmony they have found a new voice. One that puts their respective bodies of work side by side, not in a comparative fashion, but as a complement to one another and criticism of their shared environment, the city of Philadelphia. Rucker gives a voice to the floating silhouettes against brash color, and Theodore paints the visions alluded to in the spoken word. Their idioms and images find an easy kinship and balance, and this will be their first public collaboration.

The Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
Philadelphia Pa

February 5, 2016 7:30-9:30 PM Kizomba Lesson/ Winter Series featuring Lady Maren and Steve CIKI at Studio 1831

Kizomba Lesson/ Winter Series featuring Lady Maren and Steve CIKI
We are inviting everyone to join us for a super fun and learning experience as we kick off our Kizomba Winter Series beginning Friday, February 5th and every Fridays. Whether you are curious about Kizomba or you simply want to improve as a dancer, well, wonder no more! All levels are welcome! Join our professionals dance instructors, Lady Maren & Steve CIKI one of the most fun and modern couple in the scene every Friday. The session will start from 7:30PM-9:30PM. Make sure to purchase tickets online for major saving. College students, bring your ID to take advantage of discount. We can’t wait to experience culture diversity as we graced the dance floor to learn and grow together.
Instructors’ Bio coming soon…
2 Hours Session every Fridays from7:30PM-9:30PM.
Students $10.00 with ID.
$20.00 (Door), $15.00 (Online) 1 Hour
$30(Door), $25(Online) 2 Hours
$50.00 Online) 4 Hours
$70.00 (online) 6 Hours
$95.00 (Online) 8 Hours
More info at 267-713-9685

Studio 1831
1831 Brandywine St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130

Friday, January 29, 2016

February 4, 2016 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM The Jam Jawn Featuring Lloyd Alexander at Dahlak Paradise

The percussive minds of Drum Like a Lady Present...

THE JAM JAWN |Philly's Ultimate Jam Session Series
Featuring Lloyd Alexander
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 vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Lloyd Alexander. 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

Dahlak Paradise
4708 Baltimore Ave.
Philadelphia Pa

February 4, 2016 7:00 PM Barakka with Leana Song - World Music Night at Franky Bradley's

BARAKKA, Philly's own Turkish Folk Rock group will be hosting a night of intense and energetic international sound at Franky Bradley's with...

LEANA SONG - a drum and music ensemble, specializing in Afro-Cuban and Ghanaian drumming, through the lens of American jazz and folk. You will hear rhythms from around the world.

Special guest and friend, MUSTAFA TEMUR will be sitting in with BARAKKA

7:00 - Doors
9:30 - BARAKKA

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

February 4, 2016 7:00 and 9:30 PM Minas Quartet at SOUTH

Gerald Veasley's Unscripted Jazz Series at SOUTH presents The Minas Quintet, featuring Gerald Veasley (bass), Andrew Neu (sax/flute), Tom Cohen - and, of course, Orlando and Patricia - Feb 4. 2 shows, 7:00 and 9:30PM
Feb. 4, 2016
600 N Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Philly's newest and hottest jazz venue. Totally legit, grand piano, great sound system, small and intimate, great restaurant specializing in Southern American cooking.And do we have a great line up? International stars Gerald Veasley and Andrew Neu... not bad! 2 Shows. Advance tickets here: 7:00PM, 9:30PM ......

Thursday, January 28, 2016

February 3, 2016 6:30-9:00 PM Opening Reception for Drapetomanía: Grupo Antillano and the Art of Afro-Cuba

Join AAMP as we celebrate the opening of our latest special exhibition,Drapetomanía: Grupo Antillano and the Art of Afro-Cuba, which will be on display from January 30 to March 20, 2016. This reception is free and open to the public with a RSVP and will include music, wine and light fare for guests.

Just In: AAMP is excited to announce that DJ Rahsaan of AfroTaino Productions will provide a Afro-Cuban inspired playlist for the opening reception! Stay tuned for more information on our full suite of exhibition programs in partnership with AfroTaino! Click here for more details on DJ Rahsaan.

Drapetomanía is a tribute to Grupo Antillano (1978-­1983), a forgotten visual arts and cultural movement that privileged the importance of African and Afro-Caribbean influences in the formation of the Cuban nation. Grupo Antillano valiantly proclaimed the centrality of African practices in national culture. The title of the exhibit, Drapetomania, makes reference to an alleged disease described in the mid-nineteenth century by a slave physician in the plantations of Louisiana.

From the Greek drapetes (escape, run away) and mania (disorder, mental illness), the main symptom of this disease was the slaves' irrepressible and pathological urge to flee and to be free. Curated by historian Alejandro de la Fuente from Harvard University, the exhibit showcases works by the artists of Grupo and of a group of contemporary artists who share some of the concerns that Grupo Antillano articulated thirty years ago.

The African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch St.
Philadelphia Pa

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

February 2, 2016 7:00 PM Intercultural Journeys: KINAN AZMEH AND KEVORK MOURAD: HOME WITHIN

(Rescheduled from January 24th snow storm date)
A 60-minute audio-visual performance, Home Within, is the newest project of Syrian composer and clarinetist Kinan Azmeh, and the Syrian-Armenian visual artist, Kevork Mourad. The duo offer an impressionistic reflection on the Syrian revolution and its aftermath, artfully documenting poignant moments in Syria’s recent history by interweaving live illustrations, visuals, and original compositions. Home Within has toured through North America and Europe in efforts to raise awareness and funds for Syrian Refugees through a number of charitable organizations.

This performance will be immediately followed by a moderated discussion with artists.

International House
3701 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia Pa
General admission/adult: $15
IHP Members: $10
Students: $8

February 2, 2016 7:00-9:00 PM Philly Drum Project's "Beats, Brews, and Banter" with Charlie Patierno at Raven Lounge

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 Charlie Patierno, who just returned to the US from a tour with Mike Taylor. He plans to talk about his hybrid live/laptop tracks show, play through some of the material, and talk about modern pop/EDM drumming.

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 Raven Lounge
1718 Sansom St.
Philadelphia Pa
FREE and open to the public

February 2, 2016 8:30 PM Live Jazz , Open Mic, and 3 Birthday Celebrations at Calabash

Calabash Update!

Join us, We will be celebrating 3 Birthdays at our Live Jazz Jam and Open Mic, tomorrow, Tuesday February 2nd, 2016. Paula, Paul and our favorite host and trumpeter, Chris.

You don't want to miss this special Jazz Night at Calabash!

Calabash - 6208 Lancaster Avenue (Entrance on Malvern Avenue) Philadelphia, PA 19151

Doors Open at 8:00 pm
Showtime: 8:30 pm La Reine Nixon, Producer

Monday, January 25, 2016

January 31, 2016 4:00-8:00 PM Jeramy Cohen's Latin Jazz All Stars at Dirty Frank's

Come listen to some smooth Latin jazz and salsa in a warm, casual atmosphere at Dirty Frank's. No cover
Dirty Frank's
347 S. 13th St. (at Pine St.)
Phila, Pa 19107
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the last Sunday of every month

January 31, 2016 7:00 PM Mack Avenue Super Band at the Annenberg Center

January 31, 2016 · Zellerbach Theatre
Featuring Gary Burton, Tia Fuller, Sean Jones and the Christian McBride Trio

The Mack Avenue Super Band brings together an impressive ensemble of jazz greats for an unforgettable concert experience. This stellar group includes seven-time Grammy® Award-winning vibraphonist Gary Burton; R&B saxophonist Tia Fuller; Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trumpeter Sean Jones; and four-time Grammy® Award-winning bassist Christian McBride backed by pianist Christian Sands and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr.
Sunday, January 31 @ 7 PM · TICKETS

Sunday, January 24, 2016

January 30, 2016 8:30 PM The Collective Mic Jam Session at the Collective Mic Cafe

The Collective Mic Jam Session at
5010 Old York Road, Phila, PA 19141

Doors open: 7:30pm

Accessible by public transportation: SEPTA 16, J bus and the Broad Street Line Logan Station

This is the beginning of monthly #JamSessions
Calling ALL Musicians, Vocalists, Lyricist, Hip hop heads, poets and spoken word artist. Load in/Tap in time is 815pm
Visual artist welcome
Bring your instruments, your voices, and your verses

LaTreice V. Branson of "Drum Like a Lady"

January 30, 2016 7:00-10:00 PM ALMA by BeatPeace and Legend Galleries

Come on out Saturday, January 30th for a night full of ART, MUSIC AND FOOD.
Immerse yourself with artistic expression on canvas, sound and tastebuds. Join artists and explore the many ways they are involved in their community. With high ceilings, wall to wall art ;an intimate space created to bring you and the artists closer than ever before. We join with Legend Galleries and share their vision for the "expansion of art appreciation, individual empowerment and expression."
Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)
230 N 21st St - 230 North 21st Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

January 30, 2016 4:30 - 6:00 PM Afro-Brazilian Percussion Class/Rehearsal for Arrastao do Dende!

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 Lane, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144
Email with questions.
Facebook event
Private lessons can also be arranged in person or via Skype. Email for more info.

January 30, 2016 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM Willy Torres Y Mambo 7 at Isla Verde Cafe

Hola mi gente,
Let's bring in the new year w/ a BANG! With LIVE entertainment, great food & great friends.

LIVE performance by Willy Torres y Mambo 7
Mixing Live, DJ Ismael DJ Danny Vargas

$5 Ladies
$10 Men

Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
Phila, PA 19133
More info/resrv's: Maria (267) 949-6401

See you on the Dance Floor!!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

January 29, 2016 9:00 PM Cafe Con Pan Presents: Latin Open Jam Session and Dance at Dimensions

2 live bands:
Hector Rosado and Orquesta Hache
Cafe con Pan
7312 Castor Ave.
Philadelphia PA
Admission $7

Friday, January 22, 2016

January 28, 2016 6:30 PM Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol Perform at Chilean Dinner and Wine Tasting

Chilean Dinner and Wine Pairing

Thursday, January 28, 2016
6:30 pm

Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Ave, Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087
$100 per person

Join the Wayne Art Center for an evening of music, traditional Chilean food and an educational wine pairing on Thursday, January 28th!

Enjoy a five course meal by Jimmy Duffy Catering with wines specially selected by a professional sommelier from Majestic Wine & Spirits in the creative atmosphere of Craft Forms 2015. Latin band Magdaliz Roura & Crisol will provide live entertainment.

Please call (610) 688-3553 for reservations and more information.

January 28 - 30, 2016 9:00-11:00 PM Pasion Y Arte presents Tablao Philly at Asian Arts Initiative

January 28-30
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA


Special guest Almudena Serrano
Pasión y Arte
De Luna a Lunares

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.

TABLAO PHILLY Performance Date/Times:

January 28, 29 and 30, 2016 at 9pm
April 28, 29 and 30, 2016 at 9pm
June 9, 10 and 11, 2016 at 9pm

Each TABLAO PHILLY performance will be 90 minutes long with two 10-minute intermissions for audiences to enjoy tapas and wine. Performances will run Thursday- Saturday from 9pm- 11pm and take place at the Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street. For ticket information please visit

$12-Student/Senior/Child Discount
$15-Performance Only
$35-Performance + Tapas/Wine
Funsavers Tickets

Thursday, January 21, 2016

January 27, 2016 New Session of African Drumming Classes with Quint Lange

at the home of RonKravitz - 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.

Beginning Players
Wednesday evenings - 1/27, 2/3, 10, 17, 24, 3/2 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
$96.00/6 classes

Just Beyond Beginners
Thursday evenings - 1/28, 2/4, 11, 18, 25, 3/3 - 6:20PM - 7:30PM
$72.00/6 classes

Advancing Players
Thursday evenings - 1/28, 2/4, 11, 18, 25, 3/3- 7:40PM - 9:10PM
$96.00/6 classes

Monday, January 18, 2016

January 24, 2016 2:00-3:30 PM Afro-Brazilian Dance Workshop with Cleonice Fonseca in Maryland

Please come out and take this excellent class on Afro-Brasilian dance. This class is perfect for dancers and non-dancers and is an excellent class to take for dancers of all styles. Highly recommended!
Cleonice Fonseca, a Brazilian from Salvador -Bahia, began her career in the dance group of the Colégio Central da Bahia participating in projects and shows produced there. She learned her first African dance techniques, folk, religious dances (orixás) and African contemporary.As a member of SESC Dance Group for 10 years, she participated in several shows produced by the entity for the promotion of African dance and Brazilian folklore, including taking the show to other cities in Brazil and Santiago, Chile as the first international trip for cultural exchange.
This class has focus in Religious dance(orixas) Samba de Roda , Samba reggae .
If you need more information about my biography , look the website:

Price $15 per person
Roda Movements
7014 Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park, Maryland 20912
(301) 920-0913

Saturday, January 16, 2016

January 22, 2016 7:00-10:00 PM Free Rueda and Casino Classes with Philly Con Sabor

Join us every Friday for free casino, rueda and son classes. The only Cuban Dance group in Philadelphia, very friendly and laid-back :) Come over and bring friends! (no dance partner needed)

We are back to our Annenberg studio! Floor to ceiling mirrors, marley floors, water fountain, and bathrooms in the studio. Please remember that no street shoes are allowed - bring your dance shoes, or dance in socks or barefoot :)

Schedule for 01/22/16:
~ 7-7:45 PM: rueda de casino, beginners (taught by Leilani and Michael) and intermediate (taught by Jo and Jason)
~ 8-8:45 PM: casino class (1-on-1 dancing), taught by Leilani and Michael

Social dancing afterwards!!

3620 Walnut st.
The studio is to the left of the main entrance to the Annenberg Center itself, the billboards with Annenberg perfomances will lead you right to the studio door.

Cost: free as always! Gratis!

January 22, 2016 6:00 - 10:00 PM "Fridays After Work" with Urban Guerilla Orchestra at The Wilarie

January 22, 2016 7:45 PM to 2:00 AM Mega Dance Party at La Luna Dance Studio

Mega Dance Party at La Luna, coming on Friday, January 22nd. This time we will have Ballroom, Argentine Tango, Salsa and Bachata Rooms. Mega Parties average over 300 people in attendance so, plenty of people to dance and enjoy the night!

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Ballroom room-7:45 pm until 11:30 pm
Argentine Tango room-8:30 pm-12:30 pm
Salsa Room-9:15 pm-2:00 am
Bachata Room 9:15 pm-2:00 am

$15 cover for the whole night ($10 members)
Cash bar
Plenty of onsite parking
Amazing "Dancing with Starts" dance floor
Beautiful dance hall, one of a kind atmosphere

If you haven't been to La Luna yet, what are you waiting for??
La Luna Dance Studio
4010 New Falls Rd, Bristol, Pennsylvania 19007

January 22, 2016 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM Drum Like A Lady with the Branson Sisters at Dahlak Paradise

We're starting off the new year right!!!
Drum Like A Lady | January Edition
Features the percussive stylings of
Yes, you read that correctly! All three of us, Porsha Alexander, Paulette Branson and LaTreice V Branson are hopping on percussion! We might sing, switch instruments. ..who knows? You won't want to miss this!‬
Dahlak Paradise
4708 Baltimore Ave.
Philadelphia, Pa
No cover

Friday, January 15, 2016

January 21, 2016 8:00 PM The Outlet - Mixed People / Jakeya / RalphReal / Johnny Popcorn / Ashley Phillips

The Outlet is a new quarterly music/art event hosted by Mixed People...where we do what we want and express ourselves freely through music! THE OUTLET is a means for a musical release, and on Jan. 21st the music is going to release endorphins you never new existed!!! The people...the musicians...the bands...the music...the fans will all exist on a higher ground! Don't miss this experience!

We're featuring:
Johnny Popcorn
Ashley Phillips
...and of course, Mixed People will perform and shake your bones

Door: $10
Age: Mature audience
Show: 8:00pm
social media #theoutletphilly

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

January 19, 2016 8:00-10:30 PM Latin Roots Live: Buyepongo and Monsieur Perine at World Cafe LIve

AfroTaino Productions, along with their partners @wxpnfm, are proud to present the first free concert of 2016, and we have the one and only @buyepongo! Afro-Latino Buyepongo’s sound was forged in the Compton area of Los Angeles in the 90s, reflecting the music of their culture and times. With deep roots in South and Central America, Buyepongo draw heavily from Latino musical culture, taking their cues from traditional roots music of Colombia, Haiti, Belize, Honduras and the Dominican Republic. Buyepongo create a vibrant, polyrhythmic sound by seamlessly fusing merengue, punta, and cumbia. The group's pulse and power is built around the drum and guacharaca, giving them an upbeat, tropical flare. Also performing: @monsieurperine! So JOIN US on TUESDAY JANUARY 19 at @worldcafelive ‪#‎Philly‬! To register for free tickets, go to this link Get them before the capacity is maxed out!
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia Pa

Monday, January 11, 2016

January 17, 2016 7:00 PM Musicians' Gathering #4 at Rittenhouse Soundworks

Musicians' Gathering #4
Rittenhouse Soundworks Art Complex continues monthly performances in the new year. January features Jeff Bradshaw, Gina Roche, Kinan Abou-Afach and others.

You never know who might show up!

Join us for another amazing night of music and community.

$10 at the door
219 W. Rittenhouse Street
Philadelphia, Pa

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Friday, January 8, 2016

January 14, 2016 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM Elvis Bonilla Y Su Orquesta at Parx Casino

Photo courtesy of Jessee Hernandez
Dance to a live Latin band; one of the area's best!

Parx Casino
Club 360
2999 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020

January 14, 2016 6:00-8:00 PM Arab Music Ensemble Classes Begin at UPenn


Led by music director and violin virtuoso HANNA KHOURY with percussionist HAFEZ KOTAIN and cellist/maqam theory specialist KINAN ABOU-AFACH, the Philadelphia Arab Music Ensemble and Philadelphia Arab Percussion Ensembles are community ensembles open to middle/high school and college students and adults. Singers and percussionists of all skill levels and intermediate to advanced instrumentalists (must read music) of strings and wind are invited to join. No audition is necessary.

Classes are held on THURSDAY EVENINGS starting January 14, 2016:
• Choir: 6-7:00pm with Hanna Khoury

• Percussion: 6-7:00pm (advanced level) and 7-8:00pm (beginner-intermediate level) with Hafez Kotain

• Instrumentalists (wind/string & select percussionists): 7-8:30pm led by Hanna Khoury with Kinan Abou-afach and Hafez Kotain

Location: University of Pennsylvania Department of Music, 201 South 34th St, Philadelphia
Fees:* $375 for Spring Semester (15 sessions):

Jan 14, 21, 28; Feb 4, 11, 18, 25; March 3, 17, 24, 31; April 7, 14, 21, and April 28: Concert at UPenn

• No fee required for enrolled UPenn students who can take it for .5 credit: Arab Music Ensemble Course–MUSC 007
• DISCOUNTED FEE FOR NON-PENN COLLEGE STUDENTS: $200 (inquire about payment options)

January 14, 2016 8:00 PM Ozomatli at Ardmore Music Hall

PLACE IN THE SUN, the eighth album by multi-genre, multi-cultural Grammy winning band Ozomatli, takes the band's street-party consciousness to new heights of eclecticism. Produced by the band and long-time friend, world renowned engineer Robert Carranza and featuring collaborations with the legendary Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart and Xandy Barry of WAX LTD, PLACE IN THE SUN is just the latest proof of the band's relentless vitality. Shifting gears from electro-cumbia to garage rock, hip-hop, and Pérez Prado mambo, Ozomatli infuses a DJ party mix with dynamic live band chops and attitude.
Tickets $20-$30
The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

January 12, 2016 8:00 PM Samba Guitar Duo Invites Hamilton & Stehle at World Cafe Live

Samba Guitar Duo (Stephen Guerra & Felicia de Sanctis) invites percussionists Jim Hamilton and Mark Stehle for an evening of instrumental samba, choro, and bossa nova.Inspired by the vibe and swing of the weekend choro and samba hangs in Rio de Janeiro, Samba Guitar Duo reinterprets classic sambas, afro-sambas, choros, and bossas from the Brazilian popular music tradition, by composers such as Baden Powell, Tom Jobim, Jacob do Bandolim among others. Their performance is full of groove, running bass lines, and improvisation.For their Philadelphia debut, the duo has invited two percussionists from some well known local Philly Brazilian-music groups: PhillyBloco and Alô Brasil.

Stephen Guerra (6-string guitar)
Felicia de Sanctis (7-string guitar)
Jim Hamilton (percussion)
Mark Stehle (percussion)

World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia Pa

Monday, January 4, 2016

January 9, 2016 6:00 PM De Tierra Caliente at Cafe Y Chocolate

Amigos - we had so much fun at Cafe y Chocolate that we're coming back for our final show of the winter. Come send us off to Colombia with great food, chocolate, music, drinks and dancing!

No cover, BYOB.
Cafe Y Chocolate
2100 Norwood Street (between 21st and 22nd Sts)
Philadelphia Pa

Sunday, January 3, 2016

January 9, 2016 9:00 PM Hector Rosado Y Su Orquesta Hache at Isla Verde Cafe

Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
Philadelphia PA
(215) 426-3600

January 9, 2016 8:00 PM Salsa Caliente Three Kings Edition with Ray Rodriguez Y Swing Sabroso

Host: Jesse Bermudez

An annual not to be missed event, Salsa Caliente! celebrates Three Kings Day and Puerto Rican Christmas with one of Philly’s hottest Latin big bands, Ray Rodriguez y Swing Sabroso. Get your Salsa Dura on with dance lessons by Flaco at 8 pm. Salsa Caliente! is Philly’s exclusive salsa nightlife series offering an environment for all walks of life to immerse themselves in authentic Latin music culture.

Ray Rodriguez y Swing Sabroso– Salsero de Corazon

Ray is a die hard salsero. Born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, Rodriguez developed a fascination for music at the age of ten. His father bought him his first saxophone. He has worked with smaller groups but has always liked the sound of a big band. Since 2000 he has been the band leader for Swing Sabroso, a band consisting of ten members.

Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
Philadelphia Pa
Tickets $25.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

January 9, 2016 5:00-6:30 PM Afro-Brazilian Dance Class with Cleonice Fonseca

Afro Brazilian Dance Class
Start: 01/09/2016
Time: 5pm to 6:30pm
Where: ASCAB Project Capoeira 1213 Race Street Philadelphia
Contact for Class, Performance or Workshop:

January 8, 2016 6:00-10:00 PM Happy New Year Happy Hour