Wednesday, December 13, 2017

December 19, 2017 8:00PM -Midnight : Hawk Tubley's Holiday Hullabaloo

You are invited to join Hawk Tubley & The Ozymandians and their Special Guests for the first annual HAWK TUBLEY HOLIDAY HULLABALLOO. That's the eighth day of Hanukkah and less than a week before Mr. Claus comes barrelling down the chimney. This party will be the perfect chance to forget the national humbuggery, hang out and have a drink with friends, and enjoy some good music.

Hawk Tubley and The Ozymandians (Andres Villamil, Andy Davis, Dave Cope and Michael Szekely) blend folk, rock, punk, country and jazz influences to create their own idiosyncratic sound which has been called "unexpectedly psychedelic." Their most recent album is Pond Kings In April, available on Bandcamp.

Planet.MD are a duo featuring Barbara Duncan on drums and ANKH FYRE on vocals. Some might describe their style as "Afro-Futurism" but they describe themselves as "not your average praise & worship team." Their music is original, funky, and not like anything you've seen before. And they are a lot of fun.

Nick Millevoi is an incredible guitarist, recently back from London where he was featured on the BBC. He might play anything from a jazz interpretation of a Willie Nelson tune to a space age original Christmas song. His song explorations are joyful, fascinating and very satisfying.

21+ only.
$5 cover charge.
The Tusk
430 South Street (above Woolly Mammoth)
Philadelphia, Pa

Monday, December 11, 2017

December 17, 2017 7:00-10:00PM Harlem Nutcracker at Rittenhouse Soundworks

The South Philly Big Band featuring Thad Jones
performs
Harlem Nutcracker .....Duke Ellington/Bill Strayhorn
Overture
Toot Toot
Sugar Rum
Entracte*
Peanut Briddle Brigade
Volga Vouty
Dance of the Floreadores

-Intermission-

South Philly………….. Danny Jonokuchi

The Christmas Song…………… Arranged by Danny Jonokuchi

Silent Night…………………. Arranged by Jack Saint Clair

White Christmas…………………. Arranged by Nick Lombardelli

First Noel…………………. Arranged by Elliot Bild

This Christmas……………. Arranged by Danny Jonokuchi

The South Philly Big Band is comprised of the top working jazz musicians in the city's jazz scene today, as well as up and coming young artists. Led by saxophonist Chris Oatts, the group is grounded in the music of Thad Jones, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington, and plays compositions penned anywhere from the 1920's to present day. The band continues to perform on a monthly basis in Center City Philadelphia and has performed with world-renowned jazz musicians Walt Weiskopf, Ignacio Berroa and Steve Fidyk. The ensemble continually commissions and performs new music from Philadelphia and New York based composers.

Rittenhouse Soundworks
219 W Rittenhouse St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144
Tickets $10 at the door; free parking in the lot next door

December 17, 2017 7:30-9:00PM 8th Annual Big Push Neighborhood Holiday Concert

The 8th Annual Big Push Neighborhood Holiday Concert. Come together, celebrate…and don’t be afraid!

All proceeds go directly to rebuilding Puerto Rico. Donations at the door.
Adults $20, Children under 12 free
No one turned away.

Special guests include:
Directly from Puerto Rico, percussionist Raul Berrios and his 9-year-old son, Asaf playing steel drum
…and very special guest, legendary Philadelphia funk band Breakwater, who will be joined for this performance only by the Big Push band horns.

Calvary United Methodist Church - Philadelphia
801 S 48th St, (48th and Baltimore Ave)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19143

Sunday, December 10, 2017

December 16, 2017 4:30-6:00PM Afro-Brazilian Percussion Class with Dende Macedo

Saturday Class Series with Dende Macedo this Winter: 4 weeks including December 2, 9, 16 and 23. Join master percussionist Dende for the next series of classes in Afro-Brazilian percussion for just $15.

Students 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.

Email mamadele@mamadele.com with questions.

Wissahickon Dance Academy
38 E. School House Lane
Philadelphia, Pa 19144
$15.

December 16, 2017 9:00PM-2:00AM 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 Miguel Lebron

LIVE BAND Combo Melaza

*Drinks Specials
*BEST Tapas in town
*$10 Cover

Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
Phila, PA 19133
(215) 426-3600

December 16, 2017 7:00-10:00PM Latin Jazz Sessions at Tierra Colombiana Restaurant

Tierra Colombiana proudly announces the beginning of the Holiday season with our very own Jazz sessions, featuring the Latin sounds of Héctor Rosado. Join us on December 9 and December 16, from 7-10 p.m. and enjoy a taste of Culture!

Tierra Colombiana Restaurant
4535 North 5th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140

December 16, 2017 9:00PM-2:00AM IndigeniUs : Afro-Caribbean Party

EXCLUSIVELY an Afro-Caribbean party, playing music from the Motherland & Diaspora all night.

• $5 to Enter
• BYOB + Food
• Bring a Drum (djembe, bongo, conga, etc.)
* Afro-Caribbean Attire necessary

906 S 49th St, Philadelphia, PA 19143-3404

December 16, 2017 3:00-7:00PM First Christmas Bazaar of Casa de Venezuela

This will be the first Christmas Bazaar of Casa de Venezuela, and we want you to enjoy and be part of our traditions.

This event is for all ages. We will have our traditional Christmas food, drinks, games, music and more.

Also we will have a special guest, the Ensamble of Casa de Venezuela, playing our Venezuelan Parranda.

Don’t miss this event and share the spirit with everyone!

If you want more information or want to be part of this, please email us to info@casadevenezuela.net with your name, contact number and the info about how you want to be part of it.

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Este será el primer Bazar Navideño de Casa de Venezuela en el área de Filadelfia. Tendremos el tipico plato navideño, regalos para la familia y mucha musica.
Como invitados especiales estarán la Parranda de Casa de Venezuela animando la noche y llenando de magia Venezolana esta hermosa ciudad.
Los esperamos!

Para mayor informacion o si desean participar con un puesto, enviar un email a info@casadevenezuela.net con su nombre, numero de contacto e informacion del puesto.

Guerin Recreation Center
2201 S 16th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19145

December 16, 2017 6:00PM Philly Hip-Hop Awards at The Trocadero

6:00 PM
Trocadero
1003 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107

Tickets: $25-$35







Saturday, December 9, 2017

December 15-17, 2017 8:00-10:00PM Black Kid Joy at The Arts Bank

Friday, December 15, 2017 8:00-10:00PM
Saturday, December 16 2017 6:00-8:00PM
Sunday, December 16, 2017 6:00-8:00PM
Tickets: $35 + $2.75 fee
The Arts Bank
601 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

December 15, 2016 5:45-8:15PM Friday Nights at PMA: Feliz Navidad

​Heat up your holiday season with son jarocho, traditional dance music of southern Mexico. Enjoy performances by Radio Jarocho and Zenén Zeferino.

Free after museum admission($20 nonmembers: members free)
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia,PA

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

December 11, 2017 7:00PM Musical Fundraiser for Puerto Rico at A Seed on Diamond Gallery

Monday December 11th - join us as we host a musical fundraiser for Puerto Rico Independent Musicians & Artists - PRIMA, who assists #puertorico based indie musicians who cannot continue their careers & who need great support in helping get their lives back together (due to the catastrophic effects of the hurricanes). Live music by indie artists Ani Cordero & Daniel de Jesús! Doors open at 7pm. It’s all happening at A Seed on Diamond Gallery - 124 Diamond Street #Philly. #AfroTainoWinter2018 — with Ani Cordero.
$10

December 11, 2017 8:00-11:00PM La NOCHE: Free Live Latin Music and Dance Party at The Kimmel Center

The Kimmel Center is about to turn up the heat on MONDAY like Philly has never felt before with La NOCHE - a once-a-month FREE LIVE LATIN MUSIC & DANCING event.

8-9PM – The La NOCHE Band

9PM - M.A.K.U. Soundsystem
We kick off the party with The La NOCHE Band, led by master percussionist Arturo Stable. We then welcome a different guest group to light up the floor. There will be music by DJ Kevin Ngo in between band sets to get your Salsa & Bachata on.

Mark your calendar and please help share this exciting news by sharing, tagging & inviting.

The Kimmel Center
300 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, Pa
FREE!

Monday, December 4, 2017

December 10, 2017 7:30PM Crossroads Concerts: Rose Tatuata: Sicilian Roots Music

Love of Sicilian and Southern Italian roots music drives Rosa Tatuata to passionately interpret the traditions and melodies of their ancestors. Just as their name comes from Tennessee Williams’ beloved play about the happy, raucous collision of immigrant and American cultures, their performance relates that incredible commingling to their beloved audience through song!

Fueled by their research into traditional instruments like the tamburo (Sicilian frame drum), organetto (a type of button accordion), marranzano (jaw harp) and zampogna (bagpipes), Rosa Tatuata introduces traditional songs into different musical contexts that rhythmically mirror the commingling of Old and New Worlds. With an enchanting mix of ballads and dance tunes, they will take your imagination to sunbathed Southern Italy and the clear, crystal-blue waters surrounding Sicily.

Crossroads Concerts
CALVARY CENTER
801 South 48th Street
(at Baltimore Avenue)
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Tickets: $10-$30 sliding scale

December 10, 2017 1:00-4:00PM Rhythms of Resistance and Healing at The Cannery

Join us for an afternoon of music, resistance and healing.
Feel free to bring a dish or drink to share. Family Friendly!

This event will be a fundraiser for artist led community relief efforts in Puerto Rico, in particular funds will go toward:
El Serrucho at Beta-Local> you can read more about them here:
http://betalocal.org/el-serrucho-post-maria/

Featuring:
//Daniel DeJesús //
http://www.celloeye.com/
The musician and multi-media artist, Daniel de Jesús was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His art artwork and music are a fusion Baroque music and art, pop-culture and the history Puerto Rico and South America. De Jesús is also an accomplished cellist with eight studio recordings of his own music. Contextually, the music translates ideas of mysticism, spirituality, and mythic fantasy.

\\ Interminable \\
https://www.interminablemusic.com/
Interminable is a Philadelphia-based dyasporic space jazz project, born out of a chance encounter on the train. Through their music, Interminable gives voice to socio-political themes often ignored, like displacement, migration, and identity. Interminable searches for common threads of improvisation throughout son jarocho (from Veracruz, México), jazz, rock, classical, and electronic music.

//Shanti LaLita //
https://shantilalita.bandcamp.com/
Shanti Lalita is a cellist, composer, writer and producer that focuses her work on the creation of soundscapes, translating poetry into music and vice-versa. Narrative is key for the format in which she presents sound art, using a musical approach to voice meditations on personal matters, social and political ideas, and other more mystical aspects of life. Shanti was a radio producer and musician from San Juan before recently moving to NY.

and more special guests to be announced!!

The Cannery
2322 S. 10th Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19148

Sunday, December 3, 2017

December 9, 2017 4:30-6:00PM Afro-Brazilian Percussion Class with Dende Macedo

Saturday Class Series with Dende Macedo this Winter: 4 weeks including December 2, 9, 16 and 23. Join master percussionist Dende for the next series of classes in Afro-Brazilian percussion for just $15.

Students 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.

Email mamadele@mamadele.com with questions.

Wissahickon Dance Academy
38 E. School House Lane
Philadelphia, Pa 19144
$15.

December 9, 2017 8:30PM-Midnight Ryan Tennis Album Release Party at Milkboy

Ryan Tennis (Album Release Show)
w/ Ginger Coyle
Tweener sets from West Powelton Steppers & Drum Squad (Official 76ers Drum Line)
Saturday, December 9th 2017
at MilkBoy
1100 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, Pa

7:30pm Doors
8:30pm Show
21+

$12 Advance / $15 Day of Show
***Free copy of the EP included with ticket***
Tickets on sale now :: http://bit.ly/RyanTennisMilkBoy

Saturday, December 2, 2017

December 8, 2017 5:45-8:15PM Friday Nights: Rhenda Fearrington and Friends at PMA


Free after museum admission($20 nonmembers: members free)
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia,PA

December 8, 2017 10:00PM - 2:00AM Gran Amanecer Gaitero Christmas Party at Lucha Cartel

Regresando a los '90, este año traemos la fiesta del "Amancer Gaitero" para revivir nuestras festividades.
Vengan a disfrutar de una buena noche con la mejor musica navideña de Venezuela con el Tren Gaitero y Dj Leo.

Tickets:
$15 Online
$20 Door

Evento para mayores de edad.

Lucha Cartel
207 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, Pa

December 8, 2017 9:00PM-3:00AM S.A.L.E.A. Latin Christmas Party with Anthony Colon

S.A.L.E.A. LATIN NIGHT Christmas Party At The FOP December 8, 2017 From 9pm-3am with 2hrs food 9-11pm also with a Live Band Anthony Colon and his Band also DJ Dro playing the hottest hit's. All for $15 at the door with lots of free parking and discount drinks all night. Dress code no sneakers and baseball hats. Dress hats are good.

December 8, 2017 6:00-8:00PM Brazilian Music Story and Rhythms Class w Rafael Pondé

Workshop with Rafael Pondé , join the brazilian singer songwriter Rafael Pondé and learn about brazilian music story and rhythms for different instruments for just $20, link for the ticket
Students will learn how to play some brazilian rhythms ( Xote, Samba e Ijexá) in different instruments like Guitar, Bass, Drum set and also some brazilian drums. Rafael will teach the basic principles and claves for those rhythms as well as the story behind them.

Rafael Pondé, an accomplished Philadelphia-based musician, originally from Diamba, Salvador, in The State of Bahia, Brazil, promotes cultural understanding and combats racism through music. Early recognition began in 1999, when he participated in the Bahian Music Festival by University of Vitória da Conquista. Here. he and The Curupira band won blessing of Waly Salomão, one of the greatest "Tropicalia" poets. This led to Rafael being placed in the hall of the greats "novissimos baianos.” Waly traveled with the young Rafael to São Paulo to record the program "Música brasileira" in the studios of Trama, with João Marcelo Bôscoli, the son of the legendary Elis Regina.

Rafael Pondé has recorded four albums. He has toured Europe and Latin America, and has played in The Weltkulture festival in Germany. ​In 2014, he was invited to come to the USA to work with the musical company Sconnection as a performer and recording musician.

In 2016, Rafael was elected as "Brazilian cultural ambassador" for the program "Partners of America.” His workshops and speeches share Brazilian culture and focus on building cultural understanding and overcoming racism through music and the arts.In 2010, while living in Rio de Janeiro released his short documentary "O novíssimo baiano" directed by Helio Rodrigues.

2102 E. Dauphin St.
Philadelphia, Pa
$20.

December 8, 2017 7:00PM TV Quintet - Philly Meets Harlem at CEC

Part of The Producers Guild 2nd Friday’s Jazz Concert Series on Lancaster Avenue Philadelphia Native/Drummer Tim Vaughan unites a dynamic Quintet of musicians together for what is sure to be an unforgettable night of music.

Playing the music of Wayne Shorter from his “Wayning Moments” album this unit will recreate a vibe that was first initiated in NYC when Tim Vaughan joined forces with trumpeter Satish Robertson and Saxophonist Stephen Hall for a performance at The Farafina club in Harlem for a birthday celebration in honor of (the late) New York music promoter Benjamin Urreta. This performance will be given in honor and dedication to Ben Ureeta as he particularly loved this album and was the catalyst for bringing these musical forces together.

Trumpet: Satish Robertson
Saxophone: Stephen Hall
Piano: Marcell Bellinger
Bass: Dr. Bert Harris
Drums: Tim Vaughan

$15 admission/ which includes light refreshments

“Music is medicine......A healing force” Come support live music in Philadelphia.

Community Education Center
3500 Lancaster Ave
Philadelphia, Pa

December 8 and 9, 2017 9:00PM-1:00AM Rebirth Brass Band at Underground Arts

Rebirth Brass Band at Underground Arts
Friday, December 8th, 2017 + Saturday, December 9th, 2017
21+ | Doors: 8PM | Show: 9PM

Tickets:
12/8: http://bit.ly/Rebirth_Tix_Night1
12/9: http://bit.ly/Rebirth_Tix_Night2

◊ Rebirth Brass Band ◊

Simply put, The Rebirth Brass Band is an institution. Formed in 1983, the band has long since graduated from the streets of New Orleans to theaters and festivals all over the world. Rebirth is committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands while at the same time incorporating modern music into their show. Their signature brand of heavy funk has placed them among the world’s top brass bands and they are the hands-down favorite among the younger generation. In reference to the sometimes-stringent competition amongst brass bands, Offbeat magazine remarked, “…it’s clear that Rebirth, which boasts 10 albums and has traveled the world, is the band to beat.

Underground Arts
1200 Callowhill St.
Philadelphia, Pa

December 8, 2017 8:30PM The York Street Hustle Holiday Spectacular at Union Transfer - Philadelphia

The York Street Hustle

Each week, ten musicians arrive at a former South Philadelphia funeral home where, one by one, they unload their old tube amps and vintage gear. Once inside, the classic sounds of the 1960s are reinvigorated, reenergized and reborn. Legends, like Stevie, Aretha and the Four Tops; lesser-known artists including Donny Hathaway, Arthur Conley and Betty Everett – all are given new life.

In a few short years the York Street Hustle has gone from filling tiny South Street bars to repeated sell outs of WXPN’s World Cafe Live. Their repertoire now spans over ​9​0 songs including more than a decade worth of Detroit, Memphis and Chicago soul. This is not your typical Motown band. With grit, sweat, and attention to detail, The York Street Hustle is the Northeast’s premier 10-piece 1960s soul tribute.

​Join the band for their annual holiday spectacular, including many Motown and Soul holiday favorites!

The York Street Hustle is:
Allison Polans, vocals
Imani Roach, vocals
Ryan Williams, vocals
Big Heat, guitar
Brendan McGeehan, bass
Alec Meltzer, drums
Mike Kania, saxophone
Vince Tampio, trumpet
Nate Gonzalez, keys
Corey Mark, percussion

VENUE INFORMATION:
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123

Tickets: $15 + $5.04 fee

Friday, December 1, 2017

December 7, 2017 7:30-8:30PM Cuban Dance Classes with Michael and Leilani

THIS IS THE LAST CLASS OF THE YEAR!

Join us and learn Cuban body movement and the Cuban social dance “Casino” (sometimes mistakenly called “Cuban Salsa”). There will be both an intermediate and beginner's class at 7:30, so everyone is welcome to join!

~Thursday 12/7, 7:30-8:30pm (beginners // intermediate)
~Urban Movement Arts: 2100 Chestnut Street, 2nd Floor
(The studio is on 21st between Chestnut and Sansom, in between Monde Market and Poi Dog)
~Cost: $10

Instructor Bio:
Leilani Chirino and Michael Huang are performers and instructors of Cuban dance in Philadelphia. They have taught at various national dance congresses and have performed locally at World Cafe Live, the Painted Bride, Koresh Come Together Dance Festival, among others. They teach various Cuban social dances -- Casino, Son, Rueda de Casino, and Leilani also teaches weekly Técnica Cubana (Afro-Cuban Modern Dance) classes at Sound Space studio.

December 7, 2017 7:00-11:00PM De Tierra Caliente at Paris Bistro and Jazz Cafe


Paris Bistro and Jazz Cafe
8229 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, Pa

December 7, 2017 6:00-9:00PM Fundraiser for Norris Square Neighborhood Project at Mis Viejos

NSNP is holding a fundraiser! It will be a night of Beer, Beef and Veggies to welcome NSNP's new Executive Director, Sandra Andino. Come join us for a great time, the opportunity to meet Sandra (and other great NSNP staff!), and have fun with friends!

Additionally, Mis Viejos will be collecting new, non-wrapped toys at the event to send to Puerto Rico's children affected by the hurricane- bring a toy, and brighten up a child's Three Kings Day!

Tickets are $15 for a single ticket, $25 for a couple, and $30 for a group of three. Get your tickets in advance here

Mis Viejos Restaurant and Lounge
151 W. Lehigh Ave
Philadelphia, Pa 19133

Thursday, November 30, 2017

December 6, 2017 6:30-8:00PM Noche de Paz Parranda at Taller Puertorriqueño

Taller Puertorriqueño invites you to join us for our Noche de Paz (Silent Night) Parranda and support Taller, its programs, and our community. We will welcome supporters and community members for en evening of music, food, and fellowship to lift our spirits in holiday celebration during these difficult times.

Many of us have experienced anxiety and uncertainty about the wellbeing of family, friends, and neighbors following recent disasters, from earthquakes in Mexico, to hurricanes in the gulf and the Caribbean, to wildfires on the West Coast. In the case of Puerto Rico, limited access to direct communication with loved ones combined with disturbing images of devastation and the lack of basic items for survival have made this a particularly difficult time for our community.

In response to these concerns, Taller has partnered with other Latino community leaders and organizations to form Unidos PA’PR, dedicated to raising money, coordinating services and providing desperately needed essentials. While addressing these growing crises, Taller has continued to provide programming and events for people in our community and across the region. As we approach the end of this difficult year, we hope you can join us for this especially meaningful event: our Noche de Paz Parranda.

Date & Time: Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 6:30–8 pm

Admission: $20/person (includes food + 1 drink)

Location: El Corazon Cultural Center, 2600 N. 5th St.

Featuring:
Food and beverages
50/50 raffle (half of the proceeds will go to Unidos PA’PR for hurricane relief)
Opportunity to donate directly to Unidos PA’PR for hurricane relief
Holiday sale at the Julia de Burgos Shop
Networking
Share in our Noche de Paz, when we come together for traditional song and bring the spirit of the season and a message of light, healing, and hope to our community!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

December 5, 2017 7:30-9:30PM Rumba and Orichas Dance Classes with Gilset Mora

Join us for rumba and Orichas classes with master choreographer from Havana, Cuba - Gilset Mora. Both classes are open level, and will be beneficial for dancers of all styles. You will not only learn rumba guaguanco y yambu, and danzas de los Orichas, but improve your musicality and body isolation as well.

Ladies, bring long / wide skirts or shawls / scarves. Orichas class is usually happening to live bata drumming and chanting, dancing barefoot.

Schedule:
7:30-8:30 PM - rumba
8:30-9:30 PM - Orichas

Cost: $12 per class ($24 total)
Paid by cash or Venmo to the instructor after the class

Location: Headlong Studios, rear studio
The studio is located on the corner of Broad & Federal, right next to "Ellsworth-Federal" subway station (orange line). There is plenty of street parking available. If the door is locked, please ring the "rear studio" doorbell.

Headlong - 1170 South Broad St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19146
Vamos a rumbear!!

December 5, 2017 6:30PM Daniel de Jesús in Concert at Moore College of Art

Daniel de Jesús will be performing and producing a live concert on film at Moore College of Art & Design Tuesday December 5. Join him and be part of this film.
No cover
Moore College of Art and Design
20th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Monday, November 27, 2017

December 3, 2017 1:00-6:00PM Magdaliz & Her Latin Ensemble Crisol Performing Sal & Dulce

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017
Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol performing for the
Latin American Xmas Festival
“Sal y Dulce” (Salt and Sweet)
sponsored by “Acción Colombia”

Festival is from 1:00pm - 6:00pm
1337 E. Hunting Park Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19124

December 3, 2017 7:30PM Crossroads Concerts: INNOV GRAWA Devotional Music from Morocco

Innov Grawa: Devotional Music from Morocco

Innov Gnawa is a young musical collective dedicated to exploring Morocco’s venerable gnawa music tradition in the heart of New York City. Formed in the summer of 2014 by Moroccan expat Samir LanGus, the group draws on the considerable talents and expertise of Hassan Ben Jaafer, a Maâlem, or master gnawa musician, originally from Fes, Morocco. Under the guidance of Ben Jaafer, Innov has delved deep into the roots and rituals of gnawa music, and made a big splash in NYC, playing some of the city’s most prestigious rooms including Lincoln Center, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn Bowl and the storied backroom of Brooklyn’s Barbès.

For the uninitiated, gnawa music is the ritual trance music of Morocco’s black communities, originally descended from slaves and soldiers once brought to Morocco from Northern Mali and Mauritania. Often called “The Moroccan Blues”, gnawa music has a raw, hypnotic power that’s fascinated outsiders as diverse as writer/composer Paul Bowles, jazz giant Randy Weston and rock god Jimi Hendrix. The music is utterly singular, played on an array of unique instruments — from the lute-like sintir that the Maâlem uses to call the tune, to the metal qarqaba (castinets) with which the kouyos (chorus) keep time and pound out clattering, hypnotic rhythms.

Crossroads Concerts
CALVARY CENTER
801 South 48th Street
(at Baltimore Avenue)
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Tickets: $10-$30 sliding scale

December 3, 2017 11:00AM-4:00PM Celebrations Around the World at Penn Museum

The Penn Museum’s international collection of art and artifacts forms the backdrop of this free annual celebration, the Museum’s holiday “gift” to the community. This spirited event features holiday traditions from throughout the year and around the world. Groups from across the region share their cultural heritage through music and dance performances, craft stations, storytelling, and more. The Museum Shop participates with its annual holiday sale! Admission is FREE for all.

SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY

Performances:
11:30 am: Instructional Drum Circle Workshop with acclaimed world-percussionist Joe Tayoun
12:30 pm: Children’s dance performance by performers from Bharatiya Cultural Center
1:00 pm: Storytelling presented by Michele Belluomini of Blue Deer Storytelling
2:00 pm: Instructional Drum Circle Workshop with acclaimed world-percussionist Joe Tayoun
2:30 pm: Musical performance by Penn Flutes
3:30 pm: Daria’s World Music for Children

Other activities:
11:00 am - 4:00 pm: Get hands-on with craft activities for kids and families, and shop for gifts from local vendors
12:00 - 3:00 pm: Visit international and cultural stations to earn stamps for your Passport to Cultures
1:00 - 3:30 pm: Balloon animals by Family Fun Entertainment
1:00 - 3:30 pm: Facepaint by Peanutbutter, Inc.
Free treats for children provided by CxRA (while supplies last)

In the Museum Shop:
All visitors receive 10% off purchases in the Museum Shop on Sunday, December 3. Explore the Museum Shop to find jewelry, clothing and accessories, crafts, games, books, and more from around the world. Don’t miss these special saving opportunities—just in time for the holidays!

PennMusem
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, Pa

December 3, 2017 9:00PM-1:00AM Salsa and Bachata Sundays at Lucha Cartel

Living in Rhythm and Estilo Dance Studio Presents Salsa & Bachata Sundays at Lucha Cartel
Doors open 8:45pm
Salsa lesson by Joe Figueroa 9:15 pm
Dancing until 2am with DJ Joe Figueroa
$5 cover

FREE street parking after 10pm
*Proper ID required

Lucha Cartel
207 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, Pa

December 3, 2017 1:00-6:00PM Festival Sal Y Dulce


1337 Hunting Park Ave
Philadelphia, Pa

December 3, 2017 4:00-7:00PM Salsa on the Square presents: Parrandas con Trio Renacer

Salsa Presenta Parrandas con Trio Renacer y la musica de los Mejores DJ.Un Ambiente Familiar donde hay los mejores tragos y la cerveza bien fria.Te Esperamos vamos Celebrar la Navidad en Salsa.

Salsa on the Square
2126 E Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125-1432, United States

Sunday, November 26, 2017

December 2, 2017 4:30-6:00PM Afro-Brazilian Percussion Class with Dende Macedo

Saturday Class Series with Dende Macedo this Winter: 4 weeks including December 2, 9, 16 and 23. Join master percussionist Dende for the next series of classes in Afro-Brazilian percussion for just $15.

Students 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.

Email mamadele@mamadele.com with questions.

Wissahickon Dance Academy
38 E. School House Lane
Philadelphia, Pa 19144
$15.

December 2, 2017 8:00PM - 2:00AM Mambo 7 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 Hipolito DjPoli Maldonado

LIVE Band Mambo 7

*Drinks Specials
*BEST Tapas in town


Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
Phila, PA 19133

Saturday, November 25, 2017

December 1 , 2017 8:00PM Havana Nights: A Celebration of Cuban Music & Food with music by Conjunto Philadelphia at World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

Join us for our monthly Cuban music & food series, which features authentic Cuban cuisine, cocktails, and music courtesy of Philly's most exciting Cuban band, Conjunto! The night is FREE to attend w/ a variety of food and drink specials. A perfect date night or just a night out with friends. Call to reserve your table today.

Conjunto Philadelphia is a musical ensemble based in the Philadelphia area performing the music of Pre-Revolutionary Cuba. The group's main aspiration is to maintain the authenticity of the music while performing it in a way that pays homage to Cuba's deep and treasured musical history. Genres include Son, Cha-cha-chá, Bolero, and Danzón.

World Cafe Live - Upstairs
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, Pa
(215) 222-1400

December 1, 2017 8:00-10:30PM De Tierra Caliente in Concert at James Michener Museum - Doyletown

Friday Night Band Jam returns to the Michener!
8:00 - 10:30pm

The Michener is diversifying its music offerings! Enjoy a night out with art and live music featuring some of our region’s favorite bands of rock and roll, blues, folk, soul, Latin, and more!

De Tierra Caliente
Friday, December 1, 8 – 10:30 pm
$20 member / $25 non-member, includes Museum admission.

Galleries are open from 7:30 until 10 pm. Concert starts at 8, one intermission.
Advance registration required. Unreserved table seating first come-first served.
Cash bar. Snacks provided.

A Latin party band 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. Since its formation in 2014, this flavorful group from Philadelphia and Puerto Rico has released 2 full-length albums and played over 125 shows in cities throughout the US, Colombia, Brazil and Puerto Rico. De Tierra Caliente delivers the savor, spice and alegría of warm-weather countries to American audiences, where formidable winters and nose-to-the-grindstone work ethic sometimes overshadow simple pleasures like sharing a meal with friends or going out dancing. At a show you can't help but heat up as intoxicating songs in Spanish, English and Portuguese sing out the bright colors and familial warmth of a South American kitchen.

James A. Michener Art Museum
138 S Pine St, Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901

December 1, 2017 4:00-5:00PM Kulu Mele Show at Holy Family University

Come see Kulu Mele perform live this Friday, December 1st, at 4:00 p.m. at Holy Family University, 9801 Frankford Ave. in NE Philly. Tickets are only $12. We hope to see you there!

December 1, 2017 8:00 and 10:00PM PAPO VAZQUEZ QUARTET - CD RELEASE PARTY at SOUTH

SOUTH CELEBRATES J. MICHAEL HARRISON & THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BRIDGE
NEA Latino Master Papo Vazquez is a visionary composer, trombonist, singer, and percussionist whose eclectic output includes jazz, Afro-Caribbean, classical, and a wide spectrum of Latin music – sometimes performed individually, and sometimes in combination. This diverse, often theatrical repertoire is brought to life by the Mighty Pirates Troubadours band, which masterfully navigates Vazquez’ journey through Latin dance grooves, extended jazz improvisations, and slow, lushly orchestrated passages.

SHOWTIMES
8:00pm & 10:00pm/ $15

WHERE
600 North Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19130
Tickets: $15.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

November 24, 2017 8:00PM World PHL Live Center Stage


World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
$5 cash at the door
Doors open at 7:30PM

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

November 28, 2017 Giving Tuesday for Philly Drum Project's Rhythm Sessions

#GivingTuesday for Rhythm Sessions

Philly Drum Project is dedicated to making drumming more accessible in the Philadelphia region by helping those in our community share knowledge, beats, and gear. We're teaming up with our members, artists, and friends to expand music education accessible in Philadelphia. Whose team are you on? Choose from the Perk list on the right. Your $10 gift will make a huge impact on our community!

We're participating in #GivingTuesday to relaunch our Re-Drum Rhythm Sessions - free community center group drum lessons! In 2015, you helped us fund the pilot program of Re-Drum Rhythm Sessions, to refurbish 2 unwanted drumsets and provide them to the community for weekly group drum lessons for the community. Students learn about the role of the drumset in rock, jazz, reggae, and hip hop, and have had a safe community to get involved with after school once a week. The class also focuses on peer mentorship, as older, more experienced players help the younger players. It's an important program to make sure that everyone in Philly has access to quality musical education and instruments.

We need to raise $2000 in just one day! We need YOU to join a #team and give just $10 to help support Rhythm Sessions by running another program in North Philly AND add a second location in West Philly! That's why your donation of 10 bucks makes a huge difference in making sure that students in the city have the resources to learn drums, regardless of their experience or financial background. Help us make a difference!

*Thanks to our fiscal sponsor, CultureTrust Philadelphia, your donation is now tax-deductible!
To donate, click on this link, and claim the perk for #TeamLasswell. Any size donation is greatly appreciated!

November 28, 2017 7:00-9:00PM Producers' Forum: Gurumbé Afro-Andalusian Memories

directed by M. Ángel Rosales (Spain/Mexico/Portugal/Senegal, 2016, 72 min) Spanish with English subtitles

MIGUEL ANGEL ROSALES IN PERSON

Today Europe’s southern borders are shielded with barbed wire and fences, but once a trade flourished here that forcibly kidnapped thousands of African men and women into exile and exploitation. Giving voice to its Afro Andalusian memories, Gurumbé leads us to question Spanish identity, reminding us that África is weaved into its fabric.
Miguel Ángel Rosales is an Andalusian anthropologist and documentary filmmaker. His contact with cinema began at a very young age following his father across the South of Spain projecting films in local cinemas. Miguel Angel studied at the Conservatory of Music in Granada and later directed musical, theatrical and audiovisual projects. In 2004 he began his first projects as a documentary film maker. Gurumbé is Miguel’s his first feature film.

Preceded by Ione Nash – Her Life, Her Art (2013, 23 mins) by Arthur Hall Afro-American Dance Ensemble Alumni. A pioneer in the Dance Arts, Ione Nash has made a significant contribution to African dance in Philadelphia and the US through her belief that passionate expression of feeling is at the heart of great dance. A production of Scribe Video Center’s Community Visions.

THIS SCREENING IS PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TALLER PUERTORRIQUENO

at Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th St Philadelphia, PA 19133
Tickets: $10, $8 Students/Seniors, $5 Scribe and Taller Puertorriqueño members