Saturday, April 29, 2017

May 5, 2017 12:00-2:00PM Cinco de Mayo with Papo Gely at The Philadelphia Free Library


Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

May 5, 2017 5:00-10:00PM Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol


The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons presents a brand-new open-air Cinco de Mayo Celebration on Friday, May 5, 2017, from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. Get ready to fiesta with live bands, entertainment, dancing, dance lessons, sombrero races, pinatas and more.

Entertainment kicks off at 5:00pm with Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol. This group is dedicated to the interpretation of a variety of folk and traditional music genres from Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuela, and other parts of Latin America and the Caribbean. The lively performance will range from romantic Puerto Rican Boleros to energetic Mexican Mariachi music to feisty Cuban Sones to sensuous Colombian Cumbias to contagious Dominican Merengues - and everything in between.

We will also have dance performances from Ballet Folklorico Yaretzi - BFY. Ballet Folklorico Yaretzi is a school of dance and Mexican dances. Recognized for the excellent preparation of its students and teachers in PA.

Next, the Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons brings back their monthly salsa night with free lessons at 7:00pm, followed at 7:30pm by a night of dancing under the stars with “Fania Forever” from the Siempre Salsa Philly All Stars and special guest
Willy Torres Music

Come hungry and thirsty for drink and food specials from local neighborhood eateries and bars, plus area food trucks. From tacos, to Mexican corn, to five dollar margaritas to beer specials - all of your Cinco favorites will be on hand.

* Revolution Taco will debut their brand new food truck serving up a full menu of inventive and traditional tacos, burritos and chips/salsa.

* Gunners Run is cooking up Shrimp ‘n Rice/Beans, Fried Plantains and Mexican Street Corn. On the bar side, Gunner’s will offer Flying Dog Numero Uno for $4.00, Painkiller (inside fresh coconuts) for $4.00, and Margarita and Mojito Pitchers for $25.00.

* El Camino Real Philadelphia will serve Pulled Pork Sliders, Spicy Chorizo Fajita sandwiches and Patatas Bravas. For drinks, El Camino will pour margaritas for $5.00, frozen pineapple margaritas, Tecates for $3.00, Dos Equis Special for $4.00. Patron Jello Shots, Pina Coladas and other Cinco inspired cocktails.

* Crabby Cafe & Sports Bar will be offering $3.00 Dos Equis

* Other restaurants and food trucks will be announced in mid-April.

Cinco de Mayo at the Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons is FREE and open to the public. All attendees must be 21 and older, with identification, to drink.

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

May 5, 2017 6:00-9:00PM Cinco de Mayo at The Barnes Foundation with Jarana Beat

First Friday at The Barnes Foundation
Recipient of the 2015 Mexican Music Award for Best Contemporary Folk Band, Jarana Beat is a world music band incorporating dance and activism. The group blends the origins of Mexican music with contemporary elements and other musical traditions to offer a new interpretation of Afro-Amerindian Mexico. This program is part of Mexican Week in partnership with the Mexican Cultural Center.

Friday, May 5
6–9 pm
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130
$28; college students $10 (walk-up only); members free. Collection access included.
Reserve general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130

May 5, 2017 9:00PM Inca Band: Santana Tribute Band at Sugarhouse Casino

May 5, 2017 8:00PM Havana Nights: A Celebration of Cuban Music and Food at WCL

HAVANA NIGHTS: A CELEBRATION OF CUBAN MUSIC & FOOD WITH MUSIC BY CONJUNTO PHILADELPHIA
WORLD CAFE LIVE PHILADELPHIA - UPSTAIRS
FRI · May 5, 2017
DOORS: 7:00 PM / SHOW: 8:00 PM

THIS EVENT IS 21 AND OVER
FREE!
HAVANA NIGHTS: A CELEBRATION OF CUBAN MUSIC & FOOD
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

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.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/

Friday, April 28, 2017

May 4, 2017 8:00PM Emel Mathlouthi with Briana Marlea at World Cafe Live PHL

EMEL MATHLOUTHI

Prominent Tunisian Singer/Songwriter Emel returns with Ensen, out now.

From her home in New York Emel reaches for the international stage with Ensen, an album recorded in seven countries with numerous producers including Valgeir Sigurðsson (Sigur Ros).

Emel’s first album, Kelmti Horra (My Word is Free), introduced her groundbreaking marriage of sounds steeped in Tunisian rhythms and electronic beats. On Ensen, she’s developed a style that’s even more uniquely her own, combining organic and electronic sounds to produce a record that will appeal to any lover of innovative and heartfelt music. “It took a couple of years to realize the visions that were popping up inside me,” Emel says. “I faced resistance from people wanting to keep me confined to an ‘ethnic box’ and trying to limit my creative freedom.”

BRIANA MARELA

Born and raised in Seattle, Briana Marela has traveled some but has always called the state of Washington home. There is a sense of place in her music — a sense of nature, of the northwest and of the unique space that exists between cities and wilderness. More than that, however, Briana draws inspiration from the people around her. Not just the emotions they evoke, but also the tactile feelings those emotions bring us: the warmth of affection; the weightlessness of joy; the grounded, anchored feeling of love. That gift for illuminating the abstract is counterbalanced by a remarkable clarity in Briana's lyrics, and that straightforwardness manifests itself in powerful ways. Briana's lyrics are forceful, and throughout her second album All Around Us, traditional song structure gives way to plainspoken declarations that pull back the record's shroud.

Tickets: $12 + fees
World Cafe LIve
3025 Walnut St.
Phila, Pa

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

May 1, 2017 12:30-1:30PM New Sound Brass Band Free Lunchtime Concert at The Porch at 30th St. Station

New Sound Brass NSB will bring their fresh and soulful big brass twist on various styles of music to The Porch for a free lunchtime performance. Enjoy lunch from food trucks Dos Hermanos Tacos and Wahlburgers Philly while you rock out! Performances at The Porch are powered by PECO.

The Porch at 30th Street Station
2955 Market St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

Monday, April 24, 2017

April 30, 2017 6:00 -11:00PM The Outsiders: Improvised and Creative Music Festival

The Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival 2017 - April 30, 2017
Philly Celebrates Jazz and International Jazz Day with renowned bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma and friends at the Philadelphia International House Ibrahim Theater

Philadelphia, PA – Internationally renowned bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma is pleased to present The Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival for the third year in a row, a celebration of creative, progressive improvised music. The concert takes place on International Jazz Day, Saturday, April 30, 2017 from 7pm — 11pm at The International House, 3701 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA . Admission is $25 for Adults and $15 for students with I.D.
Organic Soul Food Catering by Abu The Juiceman.

The 2016 Festival brought together people of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities for an evening celebrating Philadelphia's rich musical tapestry—the event was sold out with a waiting list to get in. Whereas last year’s theme was the programming together of “old heads” with the up-and-coming young firebrands of the Philly scene, this year the emphasis is on new connections overall. Audiences will be treated to sets performed by stellar musicians in exciting new combinations curated by Jamaaladeen Tacuma. Tacuma brings his insight and long history as an internationally touring creative composer and improviser to bear on assembling these premiere configurations.

Tacuma notes that in recent years, Jazz festivals around the world are becoming increasingly conservative. Festivals now demand artists whose ensembles and compositions have a proven track record of positive reviews, resulting in commercialized and diluted programming that becomes ubiquitous and overly familiar. The 2017 Outsiders Festival aims to bring back the adventurous and experimental spirit that was once more encouraged.

With this idea of promoting vibrant, healthy, risk-taking freedom of expression, Tacuma has selected a lineup that includes saxophonist David Murray, multi-instrumentalist and composer Kahil El Zabar, trombonist Craig Harris, the Nick Millevoi Quartet, Harriet Tubman Trio, guitarist Chuck Hammer, pianist Yoichi Uzeki, Electronic Sound Scapes Producer Moshe Black, and many more.

Complete Lineup:

David Murray, Kahil EL Zabar, Craig Harris, Chuck Hammer, Jamie Saft, Nick Millevoi Quartet - Matt Engle, Brian Marsella, Harriet Tubman - JT Lewis, Brandon Ross, Melvin Gibbs, Keir Neuringer, Yoichi Uzeki, David Fishkin, Moshe Black, Asimina Chremos, Brad Forbes, Tim Hutson, iNFiNiEN- Jordan Berger, Tom Cullen, Chrissie Loftus, Matt Hollenberg

Ibrahim Theater @ The International House
3701 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Tickets: Admission is $25 for Adults and $15 for students with I.D.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

April 29, 2017 7:00PM Edgardo Cintron and his Latin Jazz Quartet at IDEA Performing Arts Center

Come out and support to keep the Music and Arts Alive

SATURDAY APRIL 29th 7pm at IDEA on Rowan's Camden Campus. 129 N Broadway corner of Broadway and Cooper

April 29, 2017 8:00PM-2:00AM Hector Rosado y Orquesta "Hache" 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 DJ Hipolito DjPoli Maldonado

LIVE BAND
Hector Rosado & Orchestra Hache along w/ lead vocalist Celeste M. Polanco

*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

April 29, 2017 1:00-7:00PM Sixth Annual Center City Jazz Fest

Sixth Annual Center City Jazz Fest

Schedule

Fergie's Pub
1:00-2:00 Larry McKenna

2:30-3:30 Gunshow

4:00-5:00 Shakera Jones

5:30-6:30 John Yao Quintet




Milkboy-Philadelphia
1:00-2:00 Ensemble Novo

2:30-3:30 ACE-Abadey, Claffy, Eunson

4:00-5:00 Below Zero

5:30-6:30 George "Spanky" McCurdy




Chris’ Jazz Cafe
1:15-2:15 Kimmel Center’s Creative Music Program

2:45-3:45 Puzzle Box

4:15-5:15 Adison Evans Quintet

5:45-6:45 The Landham Brothers



Franky Bradley's
1:30-2:30 Norman David Eleventet

3:00-4:00 Josh Lawrence and Color Theory

4:30-5:30 Monnette Sudler's Ladies Night Out Quintet

6:00-7:00 Odean Pope


Time Restaurant
1:45-2:45 Matt Cappy

3:15-4:15 James Santangelo

4:45-5:45 Beats and Brew

6:15-7:15 Eric Wortham

Friday, April 21, 2017

April 27, 2017 9:00PM-1:00AM Anthony Colon Live at Parx Casino's Three Sixty

Latin Night with Anthony Colon Y Yadi La Figura
Parx Casino
360
2999 Street Rd
Bensalem, Pa 19020

April 27, 2017 7:30-10:00PM Buddy Roc and the Heartbreak Kids: ‎Listen up, I gotta story to tell!

Come to "Here's to Cool Stuff clothing" to see the story telling show that you've been waiting for. This acoustic show so many questions that you've been asking. Buddy Roc will give you an unprecedented look inside the singer-songwriter partition. You will learn the stories behind some of your favorite songs along with anecdotes and stories that have developed Buddy Roc into the artist you know and love today.

Partial proceeds will go towards the filming of the upcoming Buddy Roc music video To: Your ♥

Heres2CoolStuff Clothing Store
1214 South St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147

April 27, 2017 6:00-8:00PM Afro-Brazilian Percussion and Dance Workshops at Settlement Northeast

AFRO-BRASILIAN DANCE AND PERCUSSION WORKSHOPS

Enjoy lessons in either Afro-Brazilian percussion or dance with master instructors Dende Macedo & Cleonice Fonseca from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil!

Please RSVP for the workshop so that our artists know how many guests to expect. Questions? Please email or call: mark.forchic@smsmusic.org or 215.320.2622.

OFICINAS PELA PERCUSSÃO E DANÇA AFRO-BRASILEIRA

Desfrute lições de percussão e dança Afro-Brasileira com instrutores Dende Macedo & Cleonice Fonseca de Salvador, Bahia, Brasil!

Por favor para RSVP pela oficina para que nossos artistas saibam quantos convidados eles devem esperar. Questões? Envie um e-mail ou ligue para mark.forchic@smsmusic.org ou 215.320.2620.

Settlement Music School
Kardon-Northeast Branch
3745 Clarendon Ave
Philadelphia, Pa
215-320-2620

April 27, 2017 6:00-9:00PM For the Love of Germantown! Fundraiser at Rittenhouse Soundworks

Join us at For the Love of Germantown! on Thursday, April 27 from 6 – 9 p.m. at Rittenhouse Soundworks! Germantown United CDC's annual fundraiser supports our important work promoting and facilitating the revitalization of Germantown's business district through a sustainable, creative, and community-driven approach to economic development.

Regular ​ticket ​price ​is ​$75.00. Until ​April ​1st, ​early ​bird ​pricing ​is ​$50 ​per ​ticket. To ​broaden ​our ​attendance ​we ​are ​also ​offering ​a ​$35 ​ticket ​for ​new ​attendees ​to ​the ​event. ​

Tickets are available online: https://www.regonline.com/registration/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1963068&


Rittenhouse Soundworks
219 W. Rittenhouse St.
Philadelphia, Pa

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

April 24, 2017 8:00-10:30PM Latin Roots Live! : Ife and Maku at World Cafe Live

ÌFÉ + M.A.K.U. Soundsystem on Monday April 24 at World Cafe Live. ÌFÉ (pictured here) is a bold new musical project from Puerto Rico-based African American drummer/producer/singer Otura Mun, who’s music is a powerfully progressive synthesis of electronic sound and Afro-Caribbean language. Mun, an Ifá priest or Babalawo in the Yoruba religion, has been a vanguard artist in the Puerto Rican music scene since his arrival there in the late 1990’s, producing critically acclaimed albums and songs for many of the islands most important musical voices. - Again the concert is free admission, but only by registering online. Go to www.latinroots.org to reserve your ticket. Get them before the capacity fills to the max. But can we say it one more time?! For those in the back: @afrotainoprod + @wxpnfm = #LatinRootsLive proudly presents @_ife + @makusoundsystem live in concert. Thank you. #AfroTainoPrimavera
http://www.afrotaino.com/welcom/2017/4/24/latin-roots-live-presents-ife-maku-soundsystem
Free, but you must RSVP
Doors open 7pm: show at 8pm
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, Pa

Monday, April 17, 2017

April 23, 2017 7:00PM Musicians' Gathering #17 at Rittenhouse Soundworks

Rittenhouse Soundworks - Musicians Gathering #17
Sunday April 23, 2017*
7 pm
219 West Rittenhouse St
Germantown, Pa 19144

Kathryn Woodard: Pianist
kathrynwoodard.com/

Chris Coyle and Rhinoceri featuring:
Brendan Cooney and Gregg Mervine
with Guest Paul Geiss

A Very Special Performance by
Ensemble Amanda
featuring
Radha Goinpath das Marinelli, Raji Malik and a Special Guest

David Allen
Guitarist with his trio musicians TBA you'll just have to be here
to find out who he'll be playing with.

Tickets $10 at the door Free Parking at the lot next door

April 23, 2017 1:00-8:00PM Earth+ Community Drum Jam w/ Clark Park Drummers

Earth + Community Drum Jam with Clark Park Drummers

Join Clark Park Drummers and the park community to kick off 2017 music in the park!

This is enlivening community through shared music, movement, food and celebration. Welcoming musicians and dancers from around the city.

Bring your dancing shoes - or just kick 'em off!

There'll be BBQ and some drinks to share-- and your contributions of food or drink, or toward costs, will be welcome.

Please use comments if you'd like to participate or bring food/drink or help clean up after, and of course feel free to drop in when you hear the rhythm move you -- it's your park!

Clark Park
4398 Chester Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

April 23, 2017 7:30PM Lakou Mizik - A Collective of Musicians from Haiti at Crossroads

Lakou Mizik is a multigenerational collective of Haitian musicians formed in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake. The group includes elder legends and rising young talents, united in a mission to honor the healing spirit of their collective culture and communicate a message of pride, strength and hope to their compatriots and the world.

Music is at the core of Haiti’s sense of identity, and its musicians have always played an important role in society, both in documenting the country’s history and helping to shape its path forward. Today, a young generation of artists is keeping this tradition alive, narrating the world they live in through music that is made in their neighborhoods, villages and post-earthquake camps. Lakou Mizik brings together these musical generations in celebration of the cultural continuum while using Haiti’s deep well of creative strength to shine a positive light on this tragically misrepresented country.


At 801 South 48th Street(at Baltimore Ave)
Concert at 7:30 pm
Free children's program at 6:00
Tickets: $10-$30 sliding scale

Sunday, April 16, 2017

April 22, 2017 8:00PM Kenty Love, MonoBeat, Todos Santos at Connie's Ric Rac

Philly Alternativo & Connie's Ric Rac presents:
Kenty Love, MonoBeat, and Todos Santos

Kenty Love

Kenty Love is the Coors Light Artist for April 2017
The Coors Light "Sigue Subiendo" campaign will feature Kenty’s original song “Me Estoy Enamorando.”
http://www.coorslightmusic.com/kenty-love/

Kenty Love has been fortunate to share and to collaborated on stage with some of his favorites such as Sie7e, Los Rabanes, Rawayana, Aterciopelados, Jarabe de Palo, Cabas, Superlitio, Inspector, Cafe Tacuba, Frigüey, Los Amigos Invisibles and others.

Using what he had learned through all these years, Kenty, now makes the decision to experiment with new sounds, rhythms and styles to pursue his solo career to convey and share a message of good vibes, positivity and love.
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MonoBeat

Our name means only one channel, one sound; like a solid and strong union of people from many different places. We come all from different corners of the northern and southern hemisphere; ranging from Peru, Argentina, Puerto Rico, U.S.A. and Russia.

Fresh rock that combines our love for music, our struggles, our creativity and our influences to create something unique that we hope, our beloved audience will love!

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Todos Santos
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvw0IeTL9EvhzBhR56yK9A

El nombre "Todos Santos" hace referencia a la celebración Mexicana de el dia de los muertos celebrada cada año donde recordamos a nuestros familiares y amigos fallecidos. Es una fecha llena de color donde la muerte es recordada como una paso mas de nuestra existencia. El nombre busca una conexión con nuestra cultura que apesar de la distancia se lleva presente en el corazón de cada Mexicano que se encuentre lejos de su tierra.


Age:21+
Cover: $10

Connie's Ric Rac
1132 S 9th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147

April 22, 2017 8:00PM-2:00AM Pancho Bongo Y Su Orquesta at Isla Verde Cafe

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

LIVE BAND Pancho Bongo Y Su Orq.

*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

April 22, 2017 7:00-9:00PM Brazilian Day Philadelphia Happy Hour

In preparation for Brazilian Day Philadelphia 2017, we'll be hosting a Happy Hour at City Tap House Logan on Saturday, April 22nd starting at 7pm. With a $10 donation at the door, you'll have access to the following drink specials:

$4 - Beer
$6 - Wine
$7 - Single call mixed drinks

Please join us for a fun evening, bring your friends, and help us raise funds to support Brazilian Day Philadelphia this September!

(Can't make it but still want to show your support? Donations are also welcome at http://projectcapoeira.com/.)

City Tap House Logan Square
2 Logan Sq, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102

April 22, 2017 6:00-9:30PM Sharon Katz and The Peace Train Film Screening and Concert

The evening will begin with a screening and Q & A of the award-winning documentary film, When Voices Meet. From a nation torn apart by Apartheid, children of many races lead by Sharon Katz, sang their way into the hearts and souls of the people of South Africa to heal a nation. The project was called The Peace Train. When Voices Meet documents the trials, tribulations and triumphs of those musician activists and young choir members. They performed together for seven years and then reunited 20 years later to tell their stories and reflect upon The Peace Train's impact. It's a joyful, inspiring story of hope and determination despite tremendous obstacles, including lessons that apply to American issues today.
After a brief intermission, Sharon Katz & The Peace Train will perform a concert.
This is a wheelchair accessible venue.
Questions: LisaNChapman@comcast.net

First United Methodist Church of Germantown
6023 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144

Tickets: $20

April 22-28, 2017 6:30-9:15PM Pasión y Arte‎ Flamenco Workshop with Alejandro Granados


Pasión y Arte
6411 Overbrook Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19151
Facebook event page

Saturday, April 15, 2017

April 21, 2017 10:00PM-2:00AM Drum Like a Lady with Dianne "Brieze" Thompson at Dahlak Paradise

SAVE THE DATE & SPREAD THE WORD! Drum Like a Lady Vol.2 is getting percussive on keys, with Dianne Brieze Thompson aka "Badd Kitti"
Host: LaTreice V Branson

Since composing her first song at age four, Dianne ‘Brieze’ Thompson - aka Badd Kitti - has ALWAYS loved and performed music. At age 9, Brieze received her first formal piano lesson from the great Duke Ellington. It was impossible not to be in awe of ‘The Duke’, and it was this experience that inspired Thompson to seriously pursue her music.

Brieze Thompson’s professional career touches many aspects of the industry. As a member of the University of Pittsburgh Jazz Ensemble, she cut her musical teeth performing alongside such jazz legends as James Moody, John Faddis, and Philly’s own Grover Washington, Jr. Brieze was then signed to Harvest records as a member of the gospel-hip hop group “C.Y.D.” and toured with the ‘Harvest Crusade’ playing to stadium crowds across the country. Her own ensemble, ‘Heart & Soul’ was the Word Records Best New Artist, and appeared with gospel greats Richard Smallwood, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Walter Hawkins, and many others. A versatile musician, Brieze has freelanced with too many local bands and musicians to name, performing in popular venues throughout the Tri-State area. She is also a music instructor, and is active in the music community as a volunteer in after-school and summer music programs.

Currently, Brieze Thompson is the founder, vocalist, and keyboardist for “Badd Kitti”. Deeply inspired by Philly's Jazz, and Neo-Soul scenes, Badd Kitti’s music is derived from the elements of Funk at the root of the Philadelphia Sound. As Badd Kitti, Brieze plays a rhythmic keyboard style, in the tradition of Ol’ Skool 70’s Funk. Doubling on Synth and Keytar, Badd Kitti’s music evokes a classic, psychedelic sound, yet naturally crosses into many musical genres from Neo-Soul, Jazz, and Hip Hop, to House, Afro-Cuban Soul and Reggae. As such, Badd Kitti seeks to uphold not just the musical, but the social-political aspects of Funk. Her performance is both a homage to the rich textures of the modern ‘Black Experience’ - as well as a damn Funky Good Time!

9:45P - Instrument Load-in (Volunteers needed) Thank you!
10:15P- The Jam Begins!

Invite your family and friends!
Friday, April 21 | 10p-2am | $FREE.99
ALL are welcome to plug into the jam.
No Cover. No Sign-up. No Pressure.

Dahlak Paradise
4708 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, Pa

April 21, 2017 8:00-10:00PM Friday Funk with Dr. B's Groove at Gojjo


Come and get your next dose of pocket with Dr. B's Groove at Gojjo in West Philadelphia!
Tix: $10
Gojjo
4540 Baltimore Ave,
Philadelphia, PA 19143-3705

Thursday, April 13, 2017

April 19, 2017 7:00-8:30PM Taller Puertorriqueño: ‎Valencia to Philadelphia, The Music & Dances of Grup l'Olivar

Taller Puertorriqueño‎: Valencia to Philadelphia, The Music & Dances of Grup l'Olivar
Grup de Danses L’Olivar formed in 1996 in Alaquas, Valencia, Spain, to play, sing and dance to the music of its ancestors. Singing in original language, the group has performed in Valencia, Madrid, Barcelona, Extremadura, and Toledo, Spain, and internationally in France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Holland, and now in the United States.
As part of a cultural outreach program, the group will share their joyous music, traditional dances and the silk, flowers, and delicate laces of their costumes with the Philadelphia community, at Taller Puertorriqueño’s new home, El Corazón Cultural Center.

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

Tickets: $5 - $12

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

April 17, 2017 6:30-7:30PM V. Shayne Frederick Trio at Philadelphia City Institute Free Library

Philadelphia Jazz Project is presenting four, special concerts for the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy. These concerts are produced in collaboration with the Free Library of Philadelphia and Parks & Recreation, during Jazz Appreciation Month 2017 and occur in various communities around the city.

We've selected four ensembles who are quite different from each and demonstrate the broad and diverse possibilities of contemporary Jazz music. So, come out and be drenched in Soul, Funk, Fusion, Blues, Swing, Bop and the Beyond.

Philly Celebrates Jazz Community Series

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 6:30PM

V. SHAYNE FREDERICK TRIO
Philadelphia City Institute
1905 Locust Street (Rittenhouse Square) Philadelphia, PA 19103

V. Shayne Frederick is a vocalist and pianist, with a modern devotion to the multi-faceted work of the great artist, Nat King Cole. Be prepared for the unexpected.

All events in this series are FREE.

The Philly Celebrates Jazz Community Series is produced by Philadelphia Jazz Project in collaboration with The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy.

April 17, 2017 7:00-9:00PM Mysterious Traveler: Elijah Thomas at The Free Library

Mysterious Travelers 3: Internal Investigations - a collaboration between The Free Library of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Jazz Project. Back by overwhelming popular demand! FREE concerts every fourth Monday night from September 2016 through May 2017 audiences will hear from veteran, as well as up-and-coming musicians who are shaping the future sounds of Philadelphia with a sharp ear to the legacies of our past. This season will directly celebrate the massive and amazing collections of the Free Library by granting our performers access to explore them as a source of inspiration for the creation of new musical works and arrangements.

Elijah Jordan Thomas, a Philadelphia-born and bred flutist, saxophonist, educator and composer began his musical journey at a very young age. A graduate of Temple University, Elijah holds a Bachelor of Music degree and a Master's degree in Music Education.

Elijah Thomas will present a concert of original works, inspired by events that occurred during the year, 1991.

Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine St.
Philadelphia, Pa

Free admission

Sunday, April 9, 2017

April 15, 2017 8:00PM-2:00AM Willy Torres: El Sonero del Mundo 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

Performing LIVE 4-time Grammy winning vocalist
Willy Torres 'El Sonero Del Mundo'

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


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

April 15, 2017 6:30-9:30PM PIH Social for Justice Concert

PIH Social for Justice Concert

Join PIH Engage Philly Chapter for a night of socializing, music, and social justice! Featuring De Tierra Caliente, Nightshade, and Pine Grooves, there will be a mix of music for everyone!

A suggested $10 donation will directly benefit Partners In Health's global social justice programs.

All are welcome. Thank you to Mosaic Community Church for the use of their beautiful space!

Mosaic Community Church
123 S 51st St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19139

Saturday, April 8, 2017

April 14, 2017 8:30PM The Outlet - feat. Jakeya Sanders, Drum Like a Lady, and Mixed People

THE OUTLET is a music event, sponsored by Mixed People LLC, that provides a space for freedom of artistry, as well as, culture, love, and unity through music.

This time we're featuring JAKEYA and a SPECIAL Drum Like A Lady Jam with non-stop music to move your bones! We're calling all MUSIC LOVERS and DANCERS to get in on the Mix! ...and of Course "Mixed People" will funk it out as usual.

Where: The Rotunda (4014 Walnut Street)
Doors: 8pm | Show: 8:30pm
$10 Door

Learn more at www.mixedpeopleband.com
Social Media #theoutletphilly

April 14, 2017 8:00-10:00PM Kimpedro's NuGruv Network: Lab Test #2 at CEC

The Producer's Guild and the Community Education Center present: Kimpedro's NuGruv Network
LAB TEST: Experiment #2
So many of you say ..."I don't like "Jazz"....!
I wonder if you've given youself enough time to Discover all the Flavors...?
Jazz is like Crayola, or Baskin Robbins.
There is... a Color or Flavor for you, but you will have to take a minute to Indulge.
so I'm conducting an Experiment on April 14th.
Come be a TEST SUBJECT!
With: Terrence Hall, Marcell Bellinger, Kimpedro Rodriguez, and Daniel Kaplowitz

Community Education Center
3500 Lancaster Ave
Philadelphia, Pa
Admission: $15.

Friday, April 7, 2017

April 13-15, 2017 7:30PM Philadanco: Black Steam at the Kimmel Center

Do you have your tickets yet for PHILADANCO's Spring Series at the The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts April 13th through the 15th? You do not want to miss "Black Steam" featuring new productions of "A Rag A Bone and A Hank of Hair" by Talley Beatty, and "Sweet Agony", by our late, beloved, resident choreographer, Gene Hill Sagan and set to music by Philly's own, Teddy Pendergrass! We'll also be presenting new works by audience favorites, Dawn Marie Bazemore and Christopher Huggins. So get your Easter weekend off on the good foot and get your tickets today!

“PHILADANCO! has the verve and brightness of new paint. The performers move with the clarity and the pulled-up look of ballet dancers, the stretch and the direct emotional commitment of modern dancers and the sharp attack of jazz dancers.” – The New York Times

April 13 7:30PM
April 14 7:30PM
April 15 2:30 and 7:30PM

Tickets: $29-$55

Perelman Theater
Inside the Kimmel Center
300 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

April 10, 2017 Percussion Workshop, Dance Workshop, and Concert by Saakumu at Drexel

Last minute notice: all events are free and open to the public!

April 10, 2017 8:00PM Vieux Farka Touré at World Cafe Live PHL

The "Hendrix of the Sahara" Vieux Farka Touré is performing at World Cafe Live on Monday, April 10th Upstairs.
VIEUX FARKA TOURÉ
WORLD CAFE LIVE PHILADELPHIA - UPSTAIRS
MON · APRIL 10, 2017
DOORS: 7:00 PM / SHOW: 8:00 PM
Tickets:
$18 ADV - $20 DOS + FEES

Monday, April 3, 2017

April 9, 2017 10:00AM-5:00PM Sakura Sunday with Tamagawa Taiko

Celebrate traditional and contemporary Japan under the cherry blossoms in Fairmount Park. Sakura Sunday is an all-day celebration of all things Japanese, from live music, dance, and martial arts performances to fashion shows, arts and crafts, karaoke, and much more.

Sakura Sunday is held at Fairmount Park’s Horticulture Center, home to hundreds of blooming cherry trees – including two from 1926. Bring family, friends, pets, and a picnic and enjoy a beautiful day of arts and culture beneath the blossoms!

Featured Events:
🌸 Admission to Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
🌸 Subaru Sushi Samurai of the Year Contest
🌸 Prettiest Pet in Pink Parade
🌸 Harajuku Fashion Show
🌸 Little Akiba Anime & Cosplay Area
🌸 Tamagawa University Taiko Drum and Dance Troupe
🌸 Kid’s Stamp Rally

Parking GPS: 4800 States Drive, Philadelphia 19131
Taxi/Uber/Lyft: 4300 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia 19131
30th Street Station Shuttles also available
Adults $15/Children (12 & under) free

For more detailed information, visit: www.subarucherryblossom.org/sakurasunday

April 9, 2017 4:00-6:00PM Al-Bustan Takht: Arab/Jazz Fusion at Trinity Center for Urban Life

Al-Bustan is jazzing up your Spring! Our Takht Trio collaborates with saxophonist Matthew Clayton, pianist David Zheng, and vocalist Tanya Sen to bring you never-before heard tunes mixing up some of the standards from both Jazz and Arab classics!
Al-Bustan Takht Trio is comprised of Hanna Khoury on violin, Kinan Abou-afach on cello, and Hafez Kotain on percussion.

Trinity Center for Urban Life
2212 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Tickets: $15-$25

Sunday, April 2, 2017

April 8, 2017 2:30-3:30PM Afro-Cuban Modern Dance Class with Leilani Chirino

The first Afro-Cuban Modern Dance Class with Leilani Chirino at Sound Space starts this Saturday! There will be live percussion at the class!

Saturday April 8
2:30-3:30
Sound Space (2511 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia)
$12
($10 for students, dance professionals, and members of philadelphiadance.org)
The class is suitable for dancers of all levels.

Relatively obscure in the United States due to the infamous Cuban embargo, Afro-Cuban Modern dance or "Tecnica Cubana" is a unique blend of North American modern technique (Duncan, Graham, Limón) and European ballet (Ballet Alicia Alonso) with social and sacred Afro-Cuban traditions. The class will start with a warm-up focused on contraction and release techniques and undulation exercises, followed by across-the-floor and choreographed combinations.

Leilani Chirino started dancing at the age of three at the Conservatorio de las Artes de Conchita Espinosa, a Cuban arts academy started in Havana. She later became a principal dancer for the company of Ada Linares, specializing in flamenco, ballet, and modern jazz. In college, she studied Afro-Brazilian and Afro-Cuban modern dance. Afterwards, she worked on incorporating Cuban body movement to her contemporary and modern jazz pieces. She currently also teaches weekly classes on Cuban popular dances.

Leilani’s focus is on mastering the control and isolation of particular muscles in the body, allowing students to take command of their body movements. This class will help students build confidence and develop a new avenue for self-expression, in addition to improving strength, flexibility, and technique.

April 8, 2017 9:00PM - 2:00AM Moonlight in Havana at Pennsylvania 6 Philly

On Saturday night April 8th, Penn 6 will transform into a little taste of Havana. The glitz, the glamour, the exotic flair of Cuba comes to life featuring: Latin & top 40 fusion, salsa dancing, bottle service and large format cocktails complimented by a Cuban-inspired selection of share plates from our talented Chefs. It's a can't miss night, book your table today!

For booking information (birthday celebrations, girls night out, guys night out, etc... contact Ryan at rmiles@table95.com

Pennsylvania 6 Philly
114 s. 12th St.
Philadelphia, Pa 19107

April 8, 2017 8:00-9:00PM Second Saturday Showcase at Sound Space

Introducing a new neighborhood event...
The 2nd Saturday Showcase
April 8, May 13 and June 10
8-9 pm
$10 with light refreshments

First up!
The jazz A-team of Jeannie Brooks and Jim Holton
Celebrating Philadelphia's Jazz Appreciation Month
An exceptional night of world-class entertainment right in your backyard

Sound Space
2511 West Girard Ave
Philadelphia, Pa 19121

April 8, 2017 8:00PM-2:00AM Papo Buda y Su Salsa Dura at ISLA VERDE CAFE

Papo Buda y Su Salsa Dura at ISLA VERDE CAFE

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

LIVE BAND
Papo Buda y su Salsa Dura
*Drinks Specials
*BEST Tapas in town
*$5 Cover Ladies $10 Gentleman

Celebrate your Birthday with us!!!
Info/Reserv's: Maria (267) 949-6401
Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
Phila, PA 19133

April 8, 2017 7:00-9:00PM Poesía y Vértigo : Salva Soler a Taller Puertorriqueño

Este espectáculo se presenta como una oportunidad única de entrar en el universo performático de Salva Soler, (Barcelona, España), un premiado artista que huye de las etiquetas y juega con la fusión de poesía, música y teatro. Soler es ganador de la medalla de bronce en la Copa del Mundo 2016 en poesía.

This is a unique opportunity to view the performance of Salva Soler, (Barcelona, Spain), an award-winning artist who flees from labels and plays with the fusion of poetry, music and theater. Soler is the winner of the bronze medal in the 2016 World Cup in poetry.

• En Español / Spanish Only
• Parqueo Gratis / Free Parking
• Donación Sugerida / Suggested Donation: $5

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

April 8, 2017 12:00PM -4:00PM Worldtown Spring Fresh Up!

Worldtown, a Philadelphia based music and arts organization comprised of an 8 piece band and 2 DJs, announce the launch of their newest venture, Worldtown Citizens. The Worldtown Citizens is an outreach initiative that serves to mobilize volunteers to participate in community service projects in the greater Philadelphia area.

The launch event on April 8th from 12pm to 4pm at Life Do Grow Farm (located at 2315 N. 11th Street) will be a service party in collaboration with the Philly Urban Creators, a grassroots organization dedicated to “transforming neglected landscapes into dynamic safe-spaces that foster connectivity, self-sufficiency, and innovation.” Their goal is to stabilize struggling neighborhoods and encourage youth development through artistic expression, education, and urban farming. Volunteers at the service party will help with farm-based work, such as weeding and planting as well as painting while the Worldtown DJs and drummers provide a musical background. Food and beverages will also be provided. Please dress for the weather and to get dirty. Closed toed shoes only.

Worldtown is calling on all organizations, businesses, school groups, and media outlets in Philadelphia to help spread the word and be a part of the movement. All interested volunteers are welcome to join Worldtown and the Philly Urban Creators to enjoy a day of food, music, and giving back to the Philadelphia community.

What: Worldtown Citizens Volunteer Service Project Launch Event with Philly Urban Creators
When: Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 12pm to 4pm
Where: Life Do Grow Farm - 2315 N. 11th Street, Philadelphia PA

Saturday, April 1, 2017

April 7, 2017 7:00-10:00PM Rumba Party in Germantown

Join Philly Con Sabor as we take a ride to Germantown to a rumba party this Friday! You will get to experience another beautiful Cuban genre in all its glory - live drumming, chanting, and dancing, of course ;) We are confident that the party will be educational and benefitting to all our students - from dance, cultural, and musical aspects. Hope you can make it! Vamos a rumbear!!

When you arrive at 5547 Germantown Ave, you will see a green sign "G Town Restorations". Enter through the white door on the right-hand side. The party is on the 3rd floor, just follow the music ;)

This event is free, and donations are accepted by the party hosts. You are welcome to bring food or drinks to share.

April 7 & 8, 2017 Talleres y Fandango con Zenén Zeferino

Talleres y Fandango con Zenén Zeferino

El maestro Zenén Zeferino vuelve a pisar tierras Filadelfianas y Son Revoltura lxs invita a que vengan a aprender más del Son Jarocho con este jaranero de Veracruz. Habrá un taller de canto y versada y otro de jarana, abiertos para gente de todas edades y niveles de experiencia. ¡También festejaremos con un fandango que se llevará a cabo al finalizar el segundo taller!

TALLER DE JARANA
Viernes 7 de abril, 6-8pm
804 S 48th St

TALLER DE CANTO Y VERSADA
Sábado 8 de abril, 1-3pm
804 S 48th St

FANDANGO
Sábado 8 de abril, 4pm-?
804 S 48th St


Jaranero Zenén Zeferino is coming to Philadelphia again, and Son Revoltura invites you to come learn more about Son Jarocho with him. There will be a two workshops--one for singing and one for the jarana, both open to people of all ages and levels of experience (workshops will be in Spanish). We will also be celebrating with a fandango that will take place at the end of the second workshop!

JARANA WORKSHOP
Friday April 7, 6-8pm
TBD

SINGING WORKSHOP
Saturday April 8, 1-3pm
804 S 48th St

FANDANGO
Saturday April 8, 4pm-?
804 S 48th St

April 7, 2017 6:00-9:00PM Minas Brings Brazil to First Fridays at The Barnes

Join us for the first of a three-part series on traditional music from around the world. Fusing Brazilian and American roots, Grammy-nominated Minas creates an innovative sound with blues- and choro-infused ballads, folk with a bossa nova pulse, upbeat sambas, scat singing, and whimsical whistling.
Friday, April 7
6–9 pm
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130

$28; college students $10 (walk-up only); members free. Collection access included.
Reserve general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

April 7, 2017 8:00PM Havana Nights: A Celebration of Cuban Food and Music at WCL

HAVANA NIGHTS: A CELEBRATION OF CUBAN MUSIC & FOOD WITH MUSIC BY CONJUNTO PHILADELPHIA
WORLD CAFE LIVE PHILADELPHIA - UPSTAIRS
FRI · APRIL 7, 2017
DOORS: 7:00 PM / SHOW: 8:00 PM

THIS EVENT IS 21 AND OVER
FREE!
HAVANA NIGHTS: A CELEBRATION OF CUBAN MUSIC & FOOD
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

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.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/