Tuesday, October 17, 2017

November 1, 2017 7:00PM-12:00AM Philly Drum Project's "Beats, Brews, and Banter" Re-Launch Party

Year5!!! Re-launch PARTY (This one is bigger and badder…)

We're re-launching a new year of Philly Drum Project programming and we need YOU there. Don't miss Chuck Treece (drummer/musician of McRad/Bad Brains /Blktop Project/Urge Overkill) presenting live with his new band Capt'n Crust (Rock/Punk/Reggae).

Chuck Treece - Drums
Tony Whitfield - Bass
Dave Manley - Guitar

This event includes:
7:00PM - Arrive early to sign up to sit in with the band
7:30PM - Chuck Treece Drum Presentation + Capt'n Crust
9:00PM - Open Stage for drummer sit-ins
10:00Pm - Hang with other drummers, DJ spinning drummer favs, Drum Quizzo!

dj saintb playing “drummer’s favorites/requests” before/afterwards… and drum-Quizzo, too!

+ Giveaways, drink specials and tasty morsels!
Come early.. Stay late… this one’s a party!

While you're here, sign up to be a member of PDP!

$40/year, $20 for students, $60 for educators
Members Receive:
- Voting Rights
- Free Events
- 10% off heads and sticks at Philadelphia Drum & Percussion
- Promotion of local shows through the PDP Member Gigs Calendar
- First dibs on teaching and gigging opportunities through PDP

Bourbon and Branch (upstairs)
705 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, Pa 19123
No cover

Monday, October 16, 2017

October 22, 2017 7:00-11:00PM Lila Downs en Philadelphia at the Merriam Theater

A primera vista, sería fácil calificar el exquisito nuevo álbum de la intérprete mexico-americana Lila Downs como una colección de boleros tradicionales. Y es cierto que Salón Lágrimas y Deseo incluye versiones de lujo de los clásicos del cancionero mexicano como “Piensa En Mí” de Agustín Lara y “Un Mundo Raro” de José Alfredo Jiménez.

Pero como es de costumbre en un proyecto de Lila Downs, las canciones encajan toda una gama de texturas y géneros. Llegando más allá de la melancolía del bolero, este álbum se encuentra inmerso en el activismo político y la indignación sobre el estado actual del mundo.

Acompañanos a disfrutar de esta gran artista en Philadelphia, con boletos a solo $20 con el codigo LILA5

Merriam Theater
250 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Tickets:$30-$86.50 plus fees

Sunday, October 15, 2017


On the third day of 2010, a nearly impossible dream became a reality -- Breakwater reunited. Five of the original eight band members gathered at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia for a homecoming that was 30 years in the making. Breakwater's dedicated fans had longed for a reunion ever since Splashdown prematurely concluded the band's story in 1980. "Breakwater is part of the culture in Philadelphia," explains bassist Steve Green. "There's an age group of people who grew up with our band." Playing before a sold-out crowd, Breakwater reassumed their place on the mantle as one of Philadelphia's most beloved homegrown bands. An audience ranging from early 20-somethings to 60 year-olds experienced what discerning crate diggers and DJs around the world have known for years: when Breakwater splashes down, expect to get soaked by a wave of grooves.

Ardmore Music Hall
23 E. Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, Pa
Tickets: $22 Advance / $25 Day of Show / $32 Reserved

Monday, October 9, 2017

October 15, 2017 7:00-10:00PM Musicians' Gathering #22 at Rittenhouse Soundworks

Musicians Gathering # 22

Sunday Oct 15, 2017
7 pm

Tickets $10 at the door Students with id $5
Free Parking at the lot next door

The experimental musings of drummer
Doug Hurlinger
electronic artist Nick Demopoulos of Smomid


Winding Way Records
Under the Oak

Featuring:Adam Monaco, Maggie Pope and Christopher Peace

Dave Allen, Matt Scarano and Shane Aesurd

Bach on Tap
Pam Hetherington with
Violinist Lorenzo Raval

Rittenhouse Soundworks
219 W. Rittenhouse St.
Philadelphia, Pa
Free parking in the lot next door

October 15, 2017 7:30PM Crossroads Concerts: Trad. Attack! Music from Estonia

Trad.Attack! has really turned Estonian music scene upside down by bringing traditional music to the big stages, building modern world around its archaic sounds. It is often said that the band with its three members sounds so big that you would think there’s much more people on the stage.

They take traditional songs – sometimes starting with scratchy recordings of long vanished village voices – and build pulsating rhythmic structures, creating an impressively big sound from acoustic 12-string guitar, drums and an array of whistles, bagpipes and jew’s harps.

All three band members grew up with music around them and each had been active on the Estonian music scene for more than 15 years before they started Trad.Attack! in 2014. In the beginning it was meant to be just simple, fun and experimental. Surprisingly for the band, their first tune “Kooreke” became a hit in Estonia… Since then the band has received 14 Music Awards in Estonia, released their debut album “AH!” recognized internationally and toured in 29 countries from China to Canada, including significant showcase festivals as WOMEX, Eurosonic and Transmusicales.

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

Tickets: $10-$30 sliding scale

October 15, 2017 4:00-7:00PM Philadelphia Folklore Project 30th Birthday/Movie Premiere

To celebrate our 30th birthday, the Folklore Project will be hosting a premiere of our latest documentary entitled Because of the War.
About Because of the War: In Philadelphia, four Liberian women, Tokay, Zaye, Marie and Fatu, use their music to address injustice and inspire action for social change. They are accomplished, brilliant singers – women, refugees, immigrants, Africans – who haven’t stopped contributing positively to the world, no matter the obstacles. Because of the War documents the power of traditional songs to make meaningful connections between and among people, and to re-build communities. The film was produced by the Philadelphia Folklore Project and Directed by Toni Shapiro-Phim.
The Philadelphia Folklore Project’s 30th Birthday Party will take place on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the International House in West Philadelphia. The gathering will include a premiere of Because of the War followed by a party with plenty of food and drink for all.

International House
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Tickets: $25 nonmembers; $20 PFP members

October 15, 2017 3:00PM Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble "From Mali to America"

Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble
“From Mali to America”
Sunday, October 15, 2017 • 3:00 p.m.
Kurtz Center for the Performing Arts at William Penn Charter School
3000 W. School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144
$30 adults / $15 students with I.D. & children 17 & younger
Tickets and more information at www.kulumele.org

Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble has commissioned renowned Malian composer Moussa Traore ( http://moussadjembeclass.wixsite.com/moussa ) to compose new and original music, in traditional Malian styles, for “From Mali to America,” Kulu Mele’s all-new dance and drumming show, to premiere Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the Kurtz Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, PA.

Traore’s compositions for Kulu Mele will feature traditional Didadi musical styles from Mali’s Sikasso region, and well as Madan rhythms, which traditionally were played at the end of harvests and at other festive events in Mali

“From Mali to America” is made possible in part thanks to generous support from PECO, the Barra Foundation, the Knight Foundation, the Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation, The Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Sheila Fortune Foundation, the Henrietta Tower Wurts Memorial, the Samuel S. Fels Fund, Union Benevolent Association, The PHILO Project, the William Penn Foundation, the Orisha Community Development Corporation, the board of directors of Kulu Mele and many generous individual donors and volunteers.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

October 14, 2017 12:00-8:00PM Octoberfest at Dilworth Park with Mixed People, Hardwork Movement

Octoberfest at Dilworth Park is like no other. Enjoy the crisp fall weather with warm and hearty food from Dilworth Park Café, beers and cocktails in the beer garden, while listening to DJs and live music from the stage.

Starting at 11:30 a.m., get free gear from Lyft.

Test your arm strength at 4:30 p.m. in the Stein Holding Contest with special guest judge Christina Dowd, executive director of Philly Loves Beer. Enter to win a Budweiser prize back, including a signed Eagles jersey and football. There will also be a photo opportunity with the Philly Beer Week Hammer of Glory.

Beginning at noon, join local artists in a sidewalk chalk mural and get the chance to write your name and color the next to City Hall. This interactive art project designed led by SplashLab Arts gets everyone in on the fun of chalking the walk with a special designed pattern, just for the occasion, complete with autumn leaves, pumpkins, and festive elements.

Also on Saturday, October 14 from 2 – 4 p.m., experience a bourbon and gourmet mustard tasting. Rob Mullane will offer Maker’s Mark and Maker’s 46 samples to those 21 years of age and older. Mullane is a luxury specialist for Beam Suntory, who comes from a family with roots in the Irish spirits industry. A native of County Cork, he is the third generatio3n of his family to work in the whiskey industry. He will share stories, history, and interesting facts about the bourbons and answer customer questions. Chefs from the Dilworth Park Café will also provide complimentary samples of a variety of mustards featuring Marker’s Mark. Attendees that participate the free tasting of this unique pairing will be entered to win a Maker’s Mark Basket of cheer.

Music hosted by Reed Streets and DJ Dav

1:00pm: HURRY
2:15pm: C JAE
*Performers are subject to change

Dilworth Park
1 S. 15th Street
Philadelphia, Pa

October 14, 2017 11:00AM-12:30PM Master Class with Percussionist Giba Conceição at Rittenhouse Soundworks

SATURDAY 11:00 a.m.
Rittenhouse Soundworks and Tension Rod Present :
Giba is an amazing and engaging teacher. He is a master and we are so lucky to be able to bring this to the Philadelphia community. No experience needed. Prepare to have fun. $30. Instruments will be supplied. 90 mins. with a break in the middle.

Rittenhouse Soundworks
219 W. Rittenhouse St.
Philadelphia, Pa

October 14, 2017 2:00-9:00PM Soul Farm Community Festival

During the last year, LoLa 38 has highlighted the rich arts, culture, and community along Lancaster Avenue and throughout West Philadelphia.

The Soul Farm Community Festival will be a closing celebration of the project. The essence of the festival will be the onsite food, art, and over 5 hours of soul stirring music and dance performances from local dance ensembles, dance companies with national acclaim, and a hip-hop and soul concert.

The Celebration of West Philly Dance will feature Gwendolyn Bye Dance Center students and Fusion 2, Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble,Philadanco! The Philadelphia Dance Company: Danco 2, Pitch Dance Co.,Just Sole: Street Dance Theater, Raphael Xavier, Revlock/Ramirez/Ingram Trio, and Tap Team Two.

Neo-soul singer Raheem DeVaughn will headline the hip-hop and soul concert that will close out the festival, also featuring West Philly based hip-hop artist/Philadelphia Music Ambassador Chill Moody, soulful rock band JOHNNY POPCORN and soul singer Ginger Coyle!

In the Craft Food Marketplace guests will find local food artisans selling on-site prepared and pre-packed foods and in the Artist Flea Market local artists will sell their art work and crafts.

Soul Farm also will have an all-ages fun zone with a pop-up roller skating rink, mini golf course, video game trailer, and more!!
This event is not to be missed! RSVP for your tickets early! Admission is free, but tickets are required!
Rain Date: Sunday, October 15th

225 N. 38th St.
LAZ Parking - Parking Lot
Philadelphia, PA 19104

October 14, 2017 8:00PM Sharon Katz and the Peace Train Benefit Concert at World Cafe Live

Special Guests at Benefit Concert - Saturday 10/14 at 8PM

We're honored to announce some of the Special Guest Performers who will be joining Sharon Katz & The Peace Train for this Benefit Concert:

Monnette Sudler & Trapeta Mason
Bert Harris
Anna Crusis Women's Choir

This will be our last concert before we go to South Africa for 5 months, and we want YOU in the Biggest Selfie to take back with us.

It's going to be an extravaganza of a concert. It's also a fundraiser with proceeds benefiting Mama Mary's Orphanage, Nsimbini After School Programs and The Peace Train Scholarship Fund, all of which empower deserving youth in South Africa.

So put on your dancing shoes, bring a friend and an extra donation if you can, and get ready for a great night of music and fun in the true style and spirit of The Peace Train!

Saturday, October 14th at 8pm
World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA

Tickets $20

October 14, 2017 8:00-11:00PM The Bridge at The Bride: J. Michael Harrison's 20th Anniversary

In celebration of two wonderful decades on air, J. Michael Harrison of WRTI’s The Bridge presents an inspired evening of live music. With the trumpet as the unifying theme, Harrison’s line-up includes Arnetta Johnson and her quintet, Joshua Sims and his tentet, and the legendary Hannibal Lokumbe playing with not one but two rhythm sections. Don’t miss this night of absolutely unforgettable jazz.

The Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
Philadelphia, Pa

Tickets:$14 - $20

Saturday, October 7, 2017

October 13, 2017 7:00PM Bahia Week 2017: Film Screening and Concert at The Clef Club

As part of the BAHIA WEEK FESTIVAL 2017, the multi-award winning documentary of Director, Marcio Abreu ~ Of Slaves and Saints ~ will be screened prior to the concert featuring Bahian singer Juliana Ribeiro.
Synopsis: ​In the confines of the outback of Bahia, every 12th of October, men and women gather to celebrate the Langa of Our Lady Aparecida. To the fervent sounds of prayers and traditional music, they dance and sing throughout the night, expressing their devotion to the Black saint, but this mystical scenario conceals sad stories. These are stories of pain and suffering. Stories of enslaved men and women, told by the Black people of the region, the way they heard from their grandparents and great-grandparents. This visually beautiful and touching film will open the activities on Friday night, October 13. The screening begins at 7pm followed by the concert.

Highlighting the celebration will be a concert by five musicians from Salvador, Bahia starring - singer Juliana Ribeiro, percussionist Giba Conceciao, Isaias Rabelo on piano, Marcos Bezzera on guitar, and Giroux Wanziler on bass.

All inclusive tickets: $35 at the door
The Clef Club
738 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pa

October 13, 2017 7:00-10:30PM Sojo Groove Night 2017 with Mixed People, Gretchen Elise, and Unidos da Filadelfia

Join Camp Sojourner for our 10-year anniversary celebration and performances by Philly musicians to benefit our year-round activities! CAMP SOJOURNER, GIRLS’ LEADERSHIP CAMP is a nonprofit leadership program serving Philly girls ages 8-17, offering affordable summer camp and free year-round activities.

Performances will include:

PAULETTE BRANSON & MIXED PEOPLE, a funky, soul fusion band with hints of rock and world music. Versatile musicianship, raw lyrics, and full harmonies create a genuine, mixed musical experience that will get you dancing on your feet and singing along.

GRETCHEN ELISE AND BAND, performing interactive, original music that combines an international flavor with shades of Philly jazz & soul.

UNIDOS DA FILADELFIA SAMBA GROUP, a community-based samba school whose mission is to spread the joy and excitement of Brazilian percussion.

Performance by our very own Sojourners and other special guests!

Sojo Groove Night is happening at THE ROTUNDA (4014 Walnut Street) in Philadelphia, a community-gathering place that is fueled by the belief that art is a catalyst for social change.

SUGGESTED DONATION $25, with additional donation and discounted tickets available--if you can pay more, please do! Our goal is to raise $3,000 to help launch our year-round programs for Philly girls at no cost to families, including our Teen Leadership Institute, College Prep Squad, Bartram's Garden farm days, self-defense classes, college tours, creative arts, social justice action projects, and more. If you need to pay less than the suggested donation, please do--we want all of our community to be able to attend.

FOOD AND RAFFLE will be available at the event, including gift certificates and gift baskets from fabulous local businesses.

We hope you can join us on October 13 to celebrate our 10 year anniversary, enjoy great music, and help provide much needed programs for Philly girls!

The Rotunda
4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

October 13, 2017 7:00PM-1:00AM Salsa Dance Party with De Tierra Caliente at LaRose Jazz Club

Dance classes, food, drink,and live salsa with De Tierra Caliente!
Dance lessons from Flaco's Dance Factory from 7:00PM - 9:15PM, followed by the live dance music of De Tierra Caliente.
Tickets: $15 in advance/ $20 at the door

LaRose Jazz Club
5531 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, Pa

Friday, October 6, 2017

October 12, 2017 7:00-9:00PM Bahia Week Concert at Rittenhouse Soundworks

There is an amazing group of musicians from Salvador, Bahia, Brasil, coming in celebration of Bahia week here in Philadelphia. The group features,
singer Juliana Ribeiro,
percussionist Giba Conceicao,
Isaias Rabelo on piano,
Marcos Bezzera on guitar, and
Giroux Wanziler on bass.

The group will have an open rehearsal for their performance, this coming Thursday evening at Rittenhouse Soundworks. 7p.m. and you're invited to attend.

Come and meet the musicians as we celebrate
Philadelphia's connection to our sister city, Salvador, Bahia, Brasil.

We have a suggested donation of
$10 for this special meet and greet event.

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

October 12, 2017 10:00PM De Tierra Caliente: Live Show/Video Shoot at TIME

Wear bright colors...

...'cause we're bringing a film crew to capture the magic of our next dance party at Time. Let's pack the place and show how Philly gets down to Latin music!

After Ta short warmup set we're filming our best tunes from *11pm-12am*, so make sure to come in Time ;) After that the fun continues until 2am. Please spread the word and bring your friends - the more dancers the better. Wear your sharpest outfits and brightest colors.

¡Vamos a tumbar la casa con Salsa, Samba, Bomba, Son, Soka, Plena, Reggae y mas!


Time Restaurant
1315 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, Pa

October 12 and 13, 2017 Pablo Batista Latin Jazz Ensemble at SOUTH

Thursday, October 12: 7:00PM and 9:00PM
Friday, October 13: 8:00PM and 10:00PM
Tickets: $20
Master percussionist Pablo Batista has performed, recorded and toured internationally for nearly 30 years with some of the biggest stars in rhythm and blues, jazz, Latin, pop, and gospel. These have included artists as diverse as Alicia Keys, Patti Labelle, Kirk Franklin, Jill Scott, Gerald Levert, Jeffrey Osborne, Phyllis Hyman, Teddy Pendergrass, Diane Reeves, Norman Brown, Manny Oquendo and Libre, Eddie Palmieri, and Musiq.
Mr. Batista’s devotion to the traditional Latin forms is currently on display via his magnificent ensemble, Pablo Batista and the Mambo Syndicate. The band offers the best salsa dura and dance music in the tri-state area. They perform a range of Latin rhythms and styles reminiscent of the Sunday dance concerts at New York's legendary Palladium during the Golden Age of Latin Music. Songs by Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Johnny Pacheco, Hector Lavoe, and Ray Barretto are featured in the Pablo Batista and the Mambo Syndicate’s repertoire. In addition to Batista's dazzling conga skills, the band consists of an exceptionally talented, dynamic, and well-schooled line-up of supporting players on piano, bass, horns, percussion, and vocals.
SOUTH Kitchen Jazz Bar
600 North Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19130
Ticket purchase includes seat reservation

Monday, October 2, 2017

October 8, 2017 7:30PM Crossroads Concerts: Blue Tango Project:María Volonté & Kevin Footer

The María Volonté: Blue Tango Project presents powerful music with intensity and verve. This globe-trotting duo celebrates the deep spiritual bond that joins tango and the blues, as two musical genres born in desire and marginality, many times censored yet always resurgent and speaking directly to our hungry souls. Their original songs reflect their embrace of the road as a way of life and their commitment to global music making as a spiritual experience.

María Volonté is an Argentine singer and songwriter who is a Carlos Gardel Prize winner (Argentina’s Grammy), a Latin Grammy nominee and member of the Tango Hall of Fame. A powerful creative force whose “entrancing creative expression” (International Review of Music) has fascinated critics and audiences around the world.

Kevin Carrel Footer is an artist deeply inspired by the intense passions of tango and Buenos Aires. In words, images and music, he explores those twin passions in unexpected ways. Playing harmonica, he tours the world with the Blue Tango Project alongside Argentine Latin Grammy-nominee María Volonté.

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

Tickets: $10-$30 sliding scale

Sunday, October 1, 2017

October 7, 2017 Noon - 4:00PM Unidos Hacemos Mas! Fundraiser for Puerto Rico

Join us Saturday October 7th in Norris Square Park as we host our 36th Annual Neighborhood Festival! This year we are uniting to collect goods and raise money to aid Puerto Rico as the island recovers from Hurricane Maria.

Bring items to donate and money to help our friends and family in Puerto Rico while you enjoy music, food, and games for the entire family! The festival is free but donations for Puerto Rico are encouraged.

Email cmckinley@nscaphila.org or calll (215)426-8734 for more information!

Unidos Hacemos Mas!
Norris Square Park
2141 N. Howard St.
Philadelphia, Pa

Saturday, September 30, 2017

October 6, 2017 8:00-10:00PM AfroTaino Productions presents Vicente Garcia

The acclaimed Tropical singer/songwriter makes his Philadelphia debut and performs an intimate show for 1 night only.

The album 'A La Mar' is the vibrant result of Vicente's three year journey through his homeland's geography, culture and many musical genres - bachata, reggae, pri-pri, gagá and more. Its lead single "Carmesi" broke into Spotify''s "Viral 50" chart in 6 countries around its release last year. The album, co-produced by Eduardo Cabra (Visitante Calle 13), has received 4 Latin GRAMMY nominations including "Album of the Year" and "Best New Artist." Additional nominations include "Best Singer-Songwriter Album" and "Best Tropical Song."

Vicente has already generated more than 150 million Youtube views with only two full-length albums in his catalog. He has toured the world with his mentor, the Dominican legend Juan Luis Guerra, as well as with Colombian icon Juanes. Next week, he will launch a U.S. northeast tour in support of Cafe Tacuba.

We are honored to join forces with Dominicans in the Delaware Valley as our Community Partner for this event.

Space is limited. Act fast.

Friday October 6th, 2017

Doors 7:30PM

Showtime 8PM

Advance Tickets $25 (available on our website) Door $30

Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design

20th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway (at Race Street)

October 6, 2017 6:00-9:00PM Elio Villafranca and Pablo Batista at The Barnes

Tonight’s performance fuses traditional and contemporary Cuban music, featuring Elio Villafranca and Pablo Batista. Villafranca is a remarkable pianist, composer, and bandleader who has made major contributions to the international development of modern jazz. Master percussionist Batista has recorded and toured internationally for nearly 30 years with some of the biggest stars in rhythm and blues, jazz, Latin, pop, and gospel. Additional programming includes individual Ensemble Fellows from the premiere Barnes Ensemble Festival.
Get ready for an evening of music, art, and cocktails!

Tickets: $28; college students $10 (walk-up only); members free

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: 215.278.7000

October 6, 2017 7:00-10:00PM First Friday Salsa Night at The Piazza

Siempre Salsa Philly comes to the Piazza for our last First Friday Salsa Nights! Put your dancing shoes on and salsa dance the night away to our LIVE Salsa Band.

This month's live band will be Como Melaza & Special Guests!

There will be a FREE Salsa dance lesson at 7:00pm from the Executive Director, Jackie Fisher, of the Philadelphia Dance Foundation. Live music starts at 7:30pm.

Siempre Salsa Philly is an initiative undertaken by Rob Bernberg (Latin Beat Magazine), Jesse Bermudez (A.M.L.A. founder) and Carlos Sanchez (Orquesta del Barrio) to grow the audience for authentic salsa music in the Philadelphia region via a series of educational and entertainment events throughout the year.

The mission of the Philadelphia Dance Foundation is to enrich the lives and education of High School students in Philadelphia through social dance.

The Schmidt's Commons
1001 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123

FREE admission

October 6, 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

Friday, September 29, 2017

October 5, 2017 7:30-8:30PM El Cubaneo: Dance the Cuban Way

Weekly Cuban dance classes are back for the fall! 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 10/5, 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.

October 5, 2017 10:00PM-Midnight Buddy Roc and the Heartbreak Kids at Connie's Ric Rac

After Night Market Philadelphia come to the Ric Rac and check out Buddy Roc & The Heartbreak Kids and more!

Music starts at 10pm
21+ w/ ID
$10 at the door

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

October 5, 2017 9:00PM-12:00AM Forró Delphia at Lucha Cartel

Forró Delphia formed by Rafael Pondé, Rob Curto and Dende Macedo will be performing Forró music at Lucha Cartel on October 5th! Its gonna be a night of dancing by the sweet music of Brazil´s Northeast.Rhythms as Xote, Xaxado, Baião and Galope will be performed. Bring your dancing shows!!! The event is free.

Lucha Cartel
207 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, Pa

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

October 3, 2017 8:00-10:00PM Alash Ensemble at The Rotunda; Tuvan Throat Singing

Bowerbird and The Rotunda are pleased to welcome back a Philadelphia favorite: The Alash Ensemble - a FREE concert at the Rotunda!

ALASH are masters of Tuvan throat singing, a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. Masters of traditional Tuvan instruments as well as the art of throat singing, Alash are deeply committed to traditional Tuvan music and culture. At the same time, they are fans of western music. Believing that traditional music must constantly evolve, the musicians subtly infuse their songs with western elements, creating their own unique style that is fresh and new, yet true to their Tuvan musical heritage. What does throat singing sound like? "Imagine a human bagpipe-a person who could sing a sustained low note while humming an eerie, whistle-like melody. For good measure, toss in a thrumming rhythm similar to that of a jaw harp, but produced vocally-by the same person, at the same time." -Newsweek (March 17, 2006) Where is Tuva? Tuva (sometimes spelled Tyva) sits at the southern edge of Siberia, with Mongolia to its south. Over the centuries, Tuva has been part of Chinese and Mongolian empires, and shares many cultural ties with Mongolia. In 1944 it became part of the USSR, and until the late physicist Richard Feynman drew attention to it, was largely unknown to westerners. Tuva is now a member of the Russian Federation.

The Rotunda
4014 Walnut St.
Philadlephia, Pa


Monday, September 25, 2017

October 1, 2017 1:00-3:00PM Mt. Airy Outdoor Community Drum Circle

Please join us for our LAST gathering of the year:
SUNDAY, October 1, 2017 at the

Mt. Airy Outdoor Community Drum Circle

First Sundays 1-3PM, May through October

Join experienced drummers Quint Lange & Ron Kravitz for an afternoon of outdoor drumming in our newest location, which will be on the beautiful grounds of The New Covenant Church Campus, 7500 Germantown Ave., across from the Trolley Car diner. This is an event for people who love to drum, dance to the rhythms, or who just love to listen!

A small selection of drums, assorted percussion instruments, and some chairs will always be provided for public use.

This is a FREE FAMILY ORIENTED event. Picnic blankets for lounging a plus.

No alcohol is permitted on the grounds. Due to past issues, canines are also no longer permitted on the grounds.

Sponsored by Elise Rivers of Community Acupuncture of Mt. Airy (CAMA) and
Ron Kravitz of Music in the Moment.

FREE PARKING is available on site. When pulling into the driveway, parking will be on the right. The drum circle will be on the left, beneath the tall grove of trees.

New Covenant church Campus
7500 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, Pa

October 1, 2017 3:00-9:00PM Owambe: Fall Equinox Edition in University City

After seven years of Owambe summer goodness, TROPICALISMO MUNDIAL, Worldtown, and Sonic Diaspora decided to produce a special autumn edition for y'all.

Owambe is the Yoruba word for a street party in Nigeria, like a block party in Philly taken to the next level! #OWAMBEPhillyAutumn will deliver high power diasporic rhythms and melodies to the PHS Pop Up Garden the first day of October... just in time to celebrate Nigeria's independence day. Bring your whole family, along with an appetite for a good time as we collectively make the garden "pop up" for real!

The PHS Pop Up Garden at UCity Square has great food, craft brews, and botanical cocktails. Besides creating a fun atmosphere with games and great music, PHS boasts breathtaking garden views and flowers galore. PHS : Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Food and Beverages provided by Jet Wine Bar / REX 1516 / Cafe Ynez

PHS Pop Up Garden at UCity Square
36th and Filbert, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

October 1, 2017 3:00-7:00PM Redobles de Cultura: Bomba Dance Workshop and Bombazo

Los Bomberos De La Calle & Afro- Taino Productions presents the (Redobles De Cultura Tour)

We will be hosting a few members of the well known Bomba & Plena group from New York Los Pleneros De La 21.

A 90 minute workshop of Bomba Dance will be given followed by a Bombazo afterwards for everyone.

Dance workshop will be for ages 12 and up.


Taller Puertorriqueno
2600 N 5th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19133

Tickets: $13.65 includes fees

October 1, 2017 7:30PM Corey Harris at Crossroads Concerts

As a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and band leader, Corey Harris is both a leading voice of the generation of acoustic blues musicians that came of age in the 1990s and an innovative composer exploring the connections between blues and other musics of Africa and the African diaspora. He has recorded many traditional classic while creating an original vision of the blues by adding influences from reggae, soul, rock and West African music. Some of his imaginative compositions are marked by a deliberate eclecticism; other works stay true to the traditional blues formula of compelling vocals and down-home guitar. With one foot in tradition and the other in contemporary experimentation, Harris is a truly unique voice in contemporary music.

Harris began his career as a street musician in New Orleans and travelled throughout the southern US playing music. In his early twenties he spent a year in Cameroon, which has had a profound effect on his later work. He has recorded fourteen albums and worked with BB King, Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy, R.L.Burnside, Ali Farka Toure, Tracy Chapman, Olu Dara, Wilco, and others. In 2003 Harris was a featured artist and narrator of the Martin Scorcese film, “Feel Like Going Home,” which traced the evolution of blues from West Africa to the southern U.S. In 2007, he was awarded a “genius award” by the MacArthur Foundation in recognition of his adventurous path marked by deliberate eclecticism.” That same year, he was also awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree by Bates College, his undergraduate alma mater.

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

Tickets: $10-$30 sliding scale

October 1, 2017 7:00-9:00PM Intercultural Journeys: Merging Identities

Sound. Dance. Design. Solo identities unite in a creative common language as Artolerance lights up the stage. Cellist Udi Bar-David, percussionist Rolando Morales Matos, graphic design artist Mehdi Saeedi, and dancer Chloe Perkes transform in performance, knitting together multihued threads of culture, religion, and genre into a single, stunning tapestry.

This concert is presented in partnership with The Gershman Y.
General Admission - $20
Students/Seniors - $15


The Gershman Y
401 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, Pa

Sunday, September 24, 2017

September 30, 2017 2:00-3:30PM Samba Dance Workshop with Angelica Cassimiro

Learn from a qualified professional dancer and choreographer Angelica Cassimiro. These open level Samba dance workshops will get even the stiffest bodies into motion. You will learn and enhance your samba do pé ( basic samba step) and be introduced to many transitions and intricate choreographies (passo marcado) like the traditional Rio Samba solo style.

All genders are welcomed. No experience required, just an open mind and an eagerness to learn and above all to have a good time. Wear comfortable clothing you don't mind sweating in.

About the instructor:
Born and raised in Brazil, Angelica has been dancing since she could remember. She is classically trained and has a BFA in dance education from the University of the Arts. She has, and continues to tour professionally around the world. She continues to perform and provide workshops when not on tour. Angelica is as enthusiastic as a teacher as she is in performance. Come give Samba Dance a try, you won't regret it. Axe!
more at about.me/acassdance

Bringing some samba dancing to North Philly. Come join me this upcoming Saturday Sept.30th 2pm-3:30 at 954 Dance Movement- 954 North 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

The same space where Prof. Golfinho teaches capoeira with Grupo Senzala! (That class is at 12noon)
!!!!Open Level !!!!!
*********Questions: txt.973.220.7784 ***********
*********email:cassimiroa@gmail.com ***********
**Follow for updates: Facebook.com/sambadelphia

$20 drop in fee (cash only) or $18 if you prepay through Pay Pal
Or Venmo to Angie Cassimiro through Facebook.

Looking forward to Samba with you!!

September 30, 2017 11:00AM-5:00PM Ethiopian Day Festival at 44th and Chestnut Sts

The Annual Ethiopian Day Festival returns on Saturday September 30, 2017 to celebrate the rich cultures and traditions of Ethiopia with live music, dance performances, and keynote speaker! There will be plenty of food, children games, a surprise artist that is sure to entertain and vendors to make your day.

Bring the kids to this family friendly event and spend your Saturday with us!

4400 Chestnut St.
Philadlelphia, Pa

Saturday, September 23, 2017

September 29 and 30, 2017 8:00PM Facing East: Festival of Indian Performances at The Painted Bride

Facing East, the only Indian dance and music festival in Philadelphia returns to the city in September.
# Dakshina / Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company, Hybrid of modern and Bharata Natyam (Washington D.C.)
#Akshara, Sreyashi Dey, Odissi (Michigan)
# Abhik Mukherjee, Sitar and # TejasTope, Tabla (New York)
#CourtyardDancers, Pallabi Chakravorty, Kathak (Philadelphia)

Tickets: $20

The Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
Philadelphia, Pa

September 29 and 30, 2017 8:00 and 10:00PM Minas Tribute to Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 at SOUTH

Join us for this once-a-year special presentation when MInas honors the unforgetable music of Sergio Mendes. 2 shows per night, 8 and 10 pm, Fri. Sept 29 and 30, $15. Reservations a must - This show sells out.

If you’re a fan of Brazilian Jazz and Bossa Nova, don’t miss this special event as the authentic Brazilian ensemble Minas performs a tribute to the supergroup “Sergio Mendes and Brazil 66”. Expect to hear the hits Mas Que Nada, Pretty World, Upa Neguinho, Fool on the Hill, Like a Lover, Night and Day, Tristeza, The Look of Love, and others, including one of the few songs Mendes and lead singer Lani Hall wrote together, the beautiful and lush So Many Stars.

600 N Broad St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130
Tickets: $15.

September 29, 2017 7:00-11:45PM Jakeya, Interminable, and Mixed People at The Rotunda

Come join us for the Philly stop of Interminable presents : The Consecuencia Tour! This event will feature a night of good music, food, and "convivencia" - sharing energy and community. There'll be performances from three Philly powerhouses, so come early to watch and stay for the fandango at the end! The fandango is a communal celebration of son jarocho, a tradition from Veracruz, México. Similar to a jam session, but with specific etiquette - bring an acoustic instrument, and take cues from the musicians who have been studying it!

Jakeya is a highly experienced vocalist, performing a unique mix of gospel, jazz, classical, pop, rock, hip hop, r&b, and indie.

Interminable is a "diasporic space fusion" project, combining the jarana and son jarocho from Veracruz with the improv of jazz, the energy of rock, and an undercurrent of electronic rhythms.

Paulette Branson & Mixed People is "a funky, soul fusion band with hints of rock and world music...or as we like to call it - new age funk."

$10-15, sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds.
Families welcome.
The Rotunda is wheelchair-accessible.

The Rotunda
4014 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, Pa

Friday, September 22, 2017

September 30, 2017 2:00-3:30PM West African Dance Class with Yalani Bangoura at CEC

New class series starts Sept. 30th; every Saturday from 2:00 to 3:30PM at Community Education Center
3500 Lancaster Ave
Philadelphia, Pa

$15 per class
$7 for students

September 28, 2017 12:30-1:30PM Netos De Kansala at The Porch at 30th St. Station

Netos De Kansala performs traditional West African song and dance from Guinea Bissau. Amizade is a welcome dance that showcases the vibrancy of Guinea Bissau. Performances at The Porch are presented by PECO.

The Porch at 30th Street Station
30th and Market Sts.
Philadelphia, Pa

Thursday, September 21, 2017

September 27, 2017 6:20PM Beginning of New Series African Drumming Class with Quint Lange

WE ARE THE DRUM is a hand drumming workshop taught on the West African djembe, (and jun-jun/bell for those interested) for beginning to "advancing" players, starting with the basics as given by Babatunde Olatunji and moving into West African and Afro Caribbean rhythms with the emphasis on pulse, flow and developing the awareness that as drummers, and musicians in general.

Beginners: 6:20 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
Wednesday Evenings - September 27, October 4, 11, 18
4 class session @ $48.00

Just Beyond Beginners:
Wednesday Evenings - September 27, October 4, 11, 18
7:40 P.M. - 9:10 P.M.
4 class session @ $64.00

Advancing: 7:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Thursday Evenings - September 28, October 5, 12, 19
4 class session @ $64.00


at Ron's
1012 E Southampton Ave
Wyndmoor, PA 19038
215 233 0777

(when using a GPS, sometimes Glenside appears. It's all the same)
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

September 26, 2017 9:00PM-2:00AM Salsa Birthday Bash at Lucha Cartel with Jimmy Jorge and the Latin Express

Join us in a birthday celebration for Mike Andino and Rich Rumbero!!

✭ Salsa Lesson by MIke Andino
✭ Live Band Jimmy Jorge and the Latin Express
✭ Music by DJ Spanky
✭ Performances by Fusion Salsera and Genesis Solorzano
✭ $7 cover (portion of the fund will go toward relief effort in Puerto Rico)

Lucha Cartel
207 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, Pa

September 26, 2017 7:00-8:30PM Boyer: World Music: Al Bustan Seeds of Culture

Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture is dedicated to presenting and teaching Arab culture through the arts and language.

“Al-Bustan,” Arabic for “The Garden,” offers structured exposure to the language, art, music, dance, literature, and natural environment of the Arab world. Al-Bustan promotes cross-cultural understanding among youth and adults of all ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds through artistic and educational programs. Al-Bustan supports the pursuit and affirmation of Arab American cultural identity, while playing a constructive civic role within broader American society.

To learn more, please visit albustanseeds.org

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

Temple Performing Arts Center
1837 N Broad St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122