LATIN ROOTS LIVE! PRESENTS WE LIKE IT LIKE THAT, THE STORY OF LATIN BOOGALOO SCREENING, AND LIVE PERFORMANCE WITH JOE BATAAN
WXPN’s Latin Roots Live! series brings the story of Latin Boogaloo music to Philadelphia for the local premiere showing of the documentary film We Like It Like That and a live performance by the “King of Latin Soul,” Joe Bataan on Friday March 25th at 8PM, at the Prince Theatre in Philadelphia.
There will also be a Q&A with the film’s director, Mathew Ramirez Warren, and NPR Music’s Alt Latino co-host Felix Contreras.
Bataan, who was born and grew up in Spanish Harlem, is known as the originator of a style of Latin soul – Latin boogaloo – that was prominent in the 60s, and was a combination of R&B and soul with samba, cha-cha-cha, and son montuno. Two early examples of Latin boogaloo songs that entered the mainstream included Mongo Santamaría’s cover Herbie Hancock’s “Watermelon Man,” and Ray Barretto’s “El Watusi.” It was Bataan though who to this day carries the Latin boogaloo torch, with numerous recordings on the legendary New York city label, Fania Records.
The next Latin Roots Live! event will feature the award winning documentary, We Like It Like That, whose title is a play on the Pete Rodriguez boogaloo classic “I Like It Like That.” It features interviews with Bataan and other notable players in the Latin boogaloo scene and traces the music and culture and community formed around the music in New York City. After the film, there will be a Q&A followed by a live performance of Bataan and his band.
Doors open at 7PM, show starts at 8PM.
In conjunction with our latest special exhibition Drapetomanía: Grupo Antillano and the Art of Afro-Cuba, the African American Museum in Philadelphia partners with AfroTaino Productions to present an electrifying evening of music featuring Afro-Cuban jazz vocalist, Daymé Arocena.
With a deep vocal repertoire that includes scatting, Yoruban chants, gutteral whispers and her signature deep laugh, Daymé Arocena has been hailed as one of the most exciting artists in Afro-Cuban music today. Her debut project was named by NPR as one of the 50 best albums of the year, and continues to redefine the perception and understanding of Cuban music globally.
Guaranteed to be a can't-miss, unforgettable experience, Daymé Arocena performs for Philadelphia audiences at The African American Museum in Philadelphia as part of her US debut tour on Thursday, March 24. Be sure to grab your seats today!
“The biggest myth of the decades old Cuba/U.S. standoff is that it produced cultural isolation. One listen to Dayme Arocena’s voice and there is no doubt she heard as much Aretha as she heard Celia.” – NPR
$25 - All ages
Tickets available online @ The African American Museum of Philadelphia
AfroTaino Productions presents THE OFFICIAL AGUDOS CLEF RECORD RELEASE PARTY (PHILADELPHIA)
The anticipated debut album from Latin Hiphop duo AGUDOS CLEF will be performed live onstage in its entirety! Having started a buzz in NJ's underground music circles, the act's bilingual rhyme skills & laid back shuffle beats have caught the attention of music journalists across the globe, including Sounds & Colours (UK), Corrientelatina.com, and WXPN's The Key.
$10 - 21+/ID required
Tickets available online @ Trocadero - Balcony stage (upstairs)
AfroTaino Productions presents
DANIEL DE JESUS LA DOLOROSA OFFICIAL ALBUM RELEASE PARTY
The acclaimed Puerto Rican alt-goth-pop artist will perform songs from his new all-Spanish language album, as well as signing copies of the new CD. Also performing: Interminable + DJ Precolumbian!
SATURDAY FEB. 20th – 6-9PM – 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
$25; members $20 (includes collection and exhibition access. Cocktails & light fare available for purchase.) Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200
We are proud to announce our collaboration with the Barnes Foundation, particularly in celebration of the new exhibition, “PICASSO: THE GREAT WAR, EXPERIMENTATION AND CHANGE”. For this highly-anticipated event, we are proudly presenting the incredible Flamenca Rumba guitar duo, JAY & LEE. Tickets are available now. We strongly urge you to reserve your tickets before it’s too late.
LATIN ROOTS LIVE PRESENTS Monsieur Perine’ Live Concert broadcast on World Café w/David Dye 2/7 5PM – Grammy-winning Colombian alt-swing band Monsieur Perine’ made their Philadelphia debut in January 2016 to a open-hearted, sold out crowd at the renowned venue, World Café Live. The band took the audience on a musical journey through a world where 1920’s Parisian hot jazz and South American disco rock rhythms cozy up next to each other in a universal Red Light District. Missed the show en vivo? No problem: tune into World Café on Thursday Feb. 4th and 5PM SHARP to hear it in its entirety.