PRIMA Fundraiser - Live concert featuring Ani Cordero & Daniel De Jesus
Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

PRIMA Fundraiser - Live concert featuring Ani Cordero & Daniel De Jesus

Join us as we roll out the first shows of our #AfroTainoWinter2018 on a generous note. You're invited to a musical fundraiser for the PRIMA fund, with live musical performances from Puerto Rican indie Latin folk singer/songwriter Ani Cordero, and Philadelphia's own alt-baroque artist Daniel de Jesus. PRIMA - standing for Puerto Rico Independent Musicians Assistance - is an joint effort supported by a handful of artists, musicians, producers who are coming to the immediate aid of Puerto Rico's music base. Music is a key attraction of Puerto Rico's tourism, and it's not uncommon to see dozens of live bands playing inside the plazas, the cafes, the bars, and hotels in one night. But the damage of back-to-back hurricanes & a very slow-moving recovery plan (or lack thereof) has left the island's live music industry in very bad shape. These musicians cannot continue their careers as before, and many others need financial support just to make ends meet. PRIMA will award mini-grants to the applicants, but that support has to come from somewhere reliable. And that's where YOU - the music-loving patron - are needed. Please come to the show to enjoy the musical stylings of both acts, and be rest assured that you are directly helping those in need.

 

Doors open at 7PM.

Donation: $10 (minimum)

A Seed on Diamond Gallery

124 Diamond Street (across street from Norris Square Park)

Philadelphia PA 19122

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Poets for Puerto Rico, A Benefit Reading
Dec
10
3:00 PM15:00

Poets for Puerto Rico, A Benefit Reading

We are proud co-presenters & supporters of 'Poets for Puerto Rico', a fundraiser event featuring some of the area's sharpest tongues & wittier wordsmiths, like Denice Frohman, Sham-e-Ali, Noel Quiñones, and more. Oh yeah: there will be coquito in the house too!  Every bit counts in rebuilding the island nation. 

Doors @ 2:30 PM 

 

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AfroTaino Productions presents Edna Vazquez Band 
Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

AfroTaino Productions presents Edna Vazquez Band 

AfroTaino Productions presents Edna Vazquez Band
The fearless Mexican singer/songwriter/guitarist lands in Philadelphia to perform an intimate concert, up close & personal, for 1 NIGHT ONLY. 

Wednesday November 8th, 2017
Doors 7:30PM
Showtime 8PM
Tickets $10

A Seed On Diamond Gallery
124 Diamond Street (next to Norris Square Park)
Philadelphia 19122
 

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LATIN ROOTS LIVE PRESENTS LA TRIBU DE ABRANTE + COMBO CHIMBITA
Oct
29
7:00 PM19:00

LATIN ROOTS LIVE PRESENTS LA TRIBU DE ABRANTE + COMBO CHIMBITA

LATIN ROOTS LIVE PRESENTS LA TRIBU DE ABRANTE + COMBO CHIMBITA

BOTH ACTS MAKING THEIR PHILADELPHIA DEBUT!

Sunday, October 29 when dynamic 12-piece Puerto Rican orchestra La Tribu de Abrante performs at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Special guest opener will be Combo Chimbita. Doors will open at 7 PM, with showtime at 8 PM. Admission to the all-ages show is free via RSVP.

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La Tribu de Abrante, led by singer, songwriter and chief arranger Hiram Abrante (who sang backup for Tego Calderón and other artists before forming his own group in 2007), melds traditional bomba and plena melodies with salsa, Latin jazz, funk, reggaeton and urban pop. Hiram’s brothers and son are part of the group, which gained a following playing in small clubs in San Juan before signing with White Lion Records, the Puerto Rican urban indie label whose roster has included Calderon, rapper Julio Voltio and Calle 13. La Tribu de Abrante was a best tropical artist category nominee, and its studio debut, Otro Formato de Musica, was nominated for tropical album of the year, in Billboard’s Latin Music Awards earlier this year. Expect a lively dance party punctuated by punchy chants, burning horns and layers of danceable rhythms at their Philadelphia show.

 

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Opening for La Tribu de Abrante will be Combo Chimbita, a quartet of first-generation New Yorkers with Colombian roots that features the powerful vocals of Carolina Oliveros. After releasing two EPs, the group was recommended by Brooklyn magazine in June as “a NYC band you need to hear” and released its debut album, Abya Yala, on the Figure & Ground label. Combo Chimbita explores visual identity (three of the four members wear masks) and champions Tropical Futurism with their Afro-Colombian psychedelic sound as “the idea that the future doesn’t necessarily have to be this super white Western high-tech Star Wars stuff; that the indigenous ideas and culture of people of color, people of Latin America, can also represent a magical and substantial future.”

 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Doors 7PM

Showtime 8PM

All Ages

Free Admission with RSVP : www.latinroots.org

World Cafe Live - 3025 Walnut Street - Philadelphia 

 

Latin Roots Live! concert series is brought to you by WXPN in partnership with AfroTaino Productions, with the generous support of the William Penn Foundation. 

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APOYO PARA LA GENTE/SUPPORT FOR THE PEOPLE FUNDRAISER @ WORLD CAFE LIVE
Oct
25
7:30 PM19:30

APOYO PARA LA GENTE/SUPPORT FOR THE PEOPLE FUNDRAISER @ WORLD CAFE LIVE

On Wednesday, October 25th - APOYO PARA LA GENTE/SUPPORT FOR THE PEOPLE is happening at @worldcafelive #Philadelphia! This relief concert will donate 100% of all proceeds to a handful of organizations & funds that will directly support the natural disaster victims of Puerto Rico, Mexico, US Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, & other Caribbean nations. Live performances by SLV, Agudos Clef, Los Bomberos de la calle, Andrea Rose + Arturo Stable, Daniel de Jesus, Julia Lopez, DJ DameLuz, Rockers Galore and Denice Frohman! Also a very special message from Alynda Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff. Tickets are available at worldcafelive.com. Let’s do what we can to provide as much support as possible. #weallwegot #AfroTainoAutumn2017

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AfroTaino Productions present VICENTE GARCIA
Oct
6
7:30 PM19:30

AfroTaino Productions present 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)

 

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Gregorio Uribe @ Friday Nights at The Museum
Aug
11
5:30 PM17:30

Gregorio Uribe @ Friday Nights at The Museum

Ready for what's next? Good! Then make sure to tell all your friends about FRIDAY, AUGUST 11th: the talented Colombian artist Gregorio Uribe performs live at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and he's bring some funky vallenato & cuuuuuuuumbiaaa into our lives! The show is free with museum admission. Music starts at 5:30pm, and it's all ages. We will see you there! #AfroTainoSummer2017

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LATIN ROOTS LIVE! PRESENTS XENIA RUBINOS @ XPONENTIAL MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017
Jul
29
1:00 PM13:00

LATIN ROOTS LIVE! PRESENTS XENIA RUBINOS @ XPONENTIAL MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017

And the #AfroTainoSummer2017 fun continues! Next weekend, we are proud to bring another #LatinRootsLive presentation to the people via @wxpnfm #XPNFest in Wiggins Park, Camden waterfront NJ (across the bridge from #Philly). On Saturday, July 29th at 1pm on the Harbor Stage, the one and only Xenia Rubino (pictured) performs. We are also looking forward to seeing later that night the homies Chicano Batma take the BB&T Pavilion, and the warrior sister Hurray for the Riff Raf performs on Sunday too. Although the last two aren't #LatinRootsLive sets, we still encourage you to check em out!

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AFROTAINO PRODUCTIONS + AAMP PRESENT BETSAYDA MACHADO Y LA PARRANDA EL CLAVO
Jul
21
7:30 PM19:30

AFROTAINO PRODUCTIONS + AAMP PRESENT BETSAYDA MACHADO Y LA PARRANDA EL CLAVO

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SAVE THE DATE: FRIDAY JULY 21 - @afrotainoprod + @aampmuseum present Betsayda Machado Y La Parranda El Clavo 'The Voice of Venezuela' - Live in Concert

Raised in the small village of El Clavo in the region of Barlovento, Machado's recent rural recordings with lifelong friends Parranda El Clavo brought new attention to Venezuelan Afro-Soul genre: 'Tambor'. A spirit-shaking percussion and voice fiesta, said to make dancers float. After their New York City debut in January 2017, New York Times' Jon Pareles called Betsayda and Parranda: "The kind of group that world-music fans have always been thrilled to discover: Vital, accomplished, local, unplugged, deeply rooted".
Toronto-based producer Juan Souki also shares: "If there's a God, it sounds like this woman!" This show is not to be missed. Be sure to purchase your tickets early as this show is guaranteed to sell out fast!

Please note that once all seats are sold, a 'standing room only' policy will take effect.
DOORS 7:30PM | SHOWTIME 8PM | TICKETS $25 | ALL AGES

This event is made possible with the support of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation' Southern Exposure Grant.
Get your tickets now
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NUEVOFEST 2017
Jul
16
1:00 PM13:00

NUEVOFEST 2017

DAMAS Y CABALLEROS! We are proud to announce the return of #NUEVOFEST! A free, all-ages, outdoor concert showcasing artists who represent the new sounds of Latin America can be experienced on Sunday, July 16 when the WXPN Latin Roots Live! concert series presents NUEVOFEST 2017, featuring performances by eight outstanding Latin alternative artists, starting at 2 P.M. at @FringeArts in Philadelphia (doors open at 1 P.M.). NUEVOFEST is free and open to the public via advance RSVP at www.latinroots.org. This year, we are thrilled to announce that one of the incredible 8 acts is none other than #Venezuela's Grammy-winning dance/punk/alternative band, @lavidaboheme!

Now in its fifth year, NUEVOFEST is part of the WXPN Latin Roots Live! series of free concerts inspired by Latin Roots, the bi-weekly series heard on NPR’s World Cafe radio program (produced by Philadelphia public radio station WXPN) that explores and exposes the vast variety of music from Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries. NUEVOFEST and the Latin Roots Live! free concert series are produced and presented by WXPN 88.5 FM in partnership with AfroTaino Productions, and made possible by the William Penn Foundation.

#NUEVOFEST2017 #AfroTainoSummer2017 #LatinRootsLive

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ICA, PHLAFF & AFROTAINO PRODUCTIONS PRESENT RESIST/RELEASE
Jun
24
6:00 PM18:00

ICA, PHLAFF & AFROTAINO PRODUCTIONS PRESENT RESIST/RELEASE

The Institute of Contemporary Art, The Philadelphia Latino Film Festival and AfroTaino Productions invite you to RESIST/RELEASE,  a celebration of the arrival of the summer season as part of a ongoing Gather series. 

As part of the ongoing Gather series at the Institute of Contemporary Art, AfroTaino Productions and the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival invite you to join in a celebration of the arrival of the summer season. This event, RESIST/RELEASE, will be a jam-packed evening of art, dance, film, music, and mucho sabor.

Harnessing the energy of the solstice, we come together to reflect on the histories of Afro-Diasporic resistance and survival throughout the Americas. With every song, every movement, and every story of resistance told, we will build new tomorrows by releasing joy.

RESIST/RELEASE will share stories through artistic expressions: Choreographer Leilani Chirino explores the struggle of the divine feminine via Afro-Cuban deity worship & modern dance. Polyrhythmic messages of Puerto Rican pride are sung and chanted by the folkloric group Los Bomberos de la Calle. A short documentary featuring Otura Roso Mun focuses on his journey from everyday African-American culture to a soulful rebirth in the Yoruba faith of Ifa. Bittersweet melodies of banned Afro-Mexican songs are sung and strummed by the jarana guitar-wielding ensemble Son Revoltura. Moko*Motion enhances self-awareness through the art of stilt-walking, embodying the Afro-Caribbean “jumbies” who will serve as the “spiritual guides” of the gathering. DJ/producer Rahsaan maintains the energy by seaming the performances together with musical selections central to the theme.

This celebratory gathering is for all audiences, but especially for aficionados of Afro-Caribbean folkloric arts and cultural studies, and for those familiar with the resilience of the Afro-Latino legacies born from the Trans-Atlantic slave trade.

This event is free and open to the public; register at www.icaphila.org.

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GET YOUR RHYTHM WITH JUANITA CASH + ROCKERS GALORE
Jun
16
8:00 PM20:00

GET YOUR RHYTHM WITH JUANITA CASH + ROCKERS GALORE

 

FRIDAY JUNE 16 - #Philadelphia get ready for JUANITA CA$H! This raucous #NYC band takes the #JohnnyCash discography on a ride thru the world of #CUMBIA. Also performing: #RockersGalore! It's all happening at the @trocphilly balcony stage. Doors 8pm $12 tickets. Tickets go on sale soon! Stay tuned. #AfroTainoPrimavera #OnTheEdgeOfSummer

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THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN - Friday Nights at the Museum present Karikatura
Jun
9
5:00 PM17:00

THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN - Friday Nights at the Museum present Karikatura

 

Friday June 9th - @karikaturanyc returns to #philadelphia! This #NYC-based band makes music that moves people around the world. Think equal parts cumbia, hip hop, reggae, klezmer, and merengue, with a dose of indie rock. It all manifests at @philamuseum 5PM! Tickets available now. #AfroTainoPrimavera #OnTheEdgeOfSummer

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THE RETURN OF LA MISA NEGRA - COLOMBIAN CUMBIA WITH A GYPSY-PUNK ATTITUDE
May
8
7:00 PM19:00

THE RETURN OF LA MISA NEGRA - COLOMBIAN CUMBIA WITH A GYPSY-PUNK ATTITUDE

La Misa Negra is an 8-piece band from Oakland, California that plays a unique blend of 1950's and 60's style cumbia and high-energy, Afro-Colombian dance music. Powered by horn and accordion-driven riffs, a fierce rhythm section, and a vintage Colombian sound, La Misa Negra delivers an electrifying performance that explodes with infectious dance grooves and punk rock energy. Since their live debut in the fall of 2011, they have toured the US, playing shows and festivals with the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stevie Wonder, Florence and the Machine, Lenny Kravitz, Arcade Fire, Thievery Corporation, George Clinton, Julieta Venegas, Ozomatli, Lila Downs, Budos Band, Ana Tijoux, and Bomba Estereo. On the strength of their wild and one-of-a-kind shows, La Misa Negra has gained a reputation as one of the most exciting live bands to emerge from the Bay Area in recent years, garnering a diverse fan base that transcends musical, cultural, and generational divides. Philadelphia is in store for a scorching 2+ HOUR marathon set of heavy cumbia madness from this powerhouse band.

DOORS 7PM; MUSIC 8PM

$10 

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FIRST FRIDAY AT THE BARNES! (in association with AfroTaino Productions) presents JARANA BEAT
May
5
6:00 PM18:00

FIRST FRIDAY AT THE BARNES! (in association with AfroTaino Productions) presents JARANA BEAT

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 and the Consulate of Mexico. Jarana Beat is coming fresh off the road from touring with Mexican vocal star Lila Downs, so you won’t want to miss out on this performance from this dynamic ensemble.

6PM – 9PM; $28; college students $10 (walk-up only); members free. Collection access included.

Reserve general admission or member tickets online at barnesfoundation.org or call 215.278.7200.

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LATIN ROOTS LIVE! PRESENTS IFE & MAKU SOUNDSYSTEM
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

LATIN ROOTS LIVE! PRESENTS IFE & MAKU SOUNDSYSTEM

Good people of Earth: we are proud to present to you our next Latin Roots Live free concert. And it's a double header: 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

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AFROTAINO PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS RAWAYANA + KENTY LOVE
Mar
14
8:00 PM20:00

AFROTAINO PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS RAWAYANA + KENTY LOVE

We are proud to present the #Philadelphia debut of the chart-topping#Venezuelan band @rawayana - performing live at @trocphilly balcony stage! Also performing: @kentylove! Tickets are available now -https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/mobile/index/1442604?utm_medium=bks


#reggae #ska #tropicalmadness #AfroTainoPrimavera

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DO I LOOK ILLEGAL? PSA RE RELEASE
Feb
13
2:00 PM14:00

DO I LOOK ILLEGAL? PSA RE RELEASE

Familia! And now, a public service announcement....And a ripe opportunity to unlearn your own personal prejudices. We ask you to ask yourself: #DoILookIllegal? - and repeat the answer out loud: No Human Being Is Illegal. Given our current political climate & related crisis, we've decided to re-release this video statement (originally debuted 2010), which was originally developed in response to the discriminatory, anti-immigrant Arizona bill SB1070 years ago. Even though the bill was defeated, it's evident that this racist mentality still exists, and even blatantly practiced in recent governmental policies, like the Muslim Ban, nationwide ICE raids, and voter suppression efforts. So, we are still here asking the question 'what does illegal look like?' And if you really think you have an answer, then you need to question your own belief system and consider that you may be part of the problem.

 #NoBan #NoWall #NoHate #Resist - (Prod by EKG films, co-prod by AfroTaino Productions, music: Agudos Clef 'Vive'; filmed on location in Philadelphia. Special thanks to all participants.) PLEASE SHARE!!!

See the entire video here  https://vimeo.com/203881951

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LATIN ROOTS LIVE! PRESENTS LOS HACHEROS
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

LATIN ROOTS LIVE! PRESENTS LOS HACHEROS

Yo #Philadelphia! We are looking forward to our next #LatinRootsLive concert on February 9th! This time, we are presenting the scorching-hot #NYC tropical band, Los Hacheros. Los Hacheros revives folkloric styles like son montuno, guaracha and salsa, and often combine them with Bomba, a fiery rhythm from the mountains of Puerto Rico. We encourage you to RSVP your tickets now(!) before venue capacity fills up and we have to close the sign up list. And like all #LatinRootsLive concerts, admission is absolutely free of charge! Just simply go to http://www.latinroots.org/ to save your spot on the dance floor. And don't forget to bring your dancing shoes!

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Grupo Imaginarios & AfroTaino Productions present Sabrosito Rico Philadelphia with Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo
Jan
14
7:00 PM19:00

Grupo Imaginarios & AfroTaino Productions present Sabrosito Rico Philadelphia with Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo

We are thrilled to announce our very 1st show of 2017! JANUARY 14 in #Philadelphia: we are proud to co-present the #Philly debut of Afro-Venezuelan folkloric diva, Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo! Dubbed "The Black Voice of Barlovento", local masters view her as the carrier of a long tradition of nearly extinguished black music genres. To understand the source of her powerful pipes, one must explore the history & traditions of Afro-Venezuela, and listen for the rich sounds of its African cacao field-working descendants, whose rhythms & songs have hardly been spotlighted outside of their native land. This sound is typified by Machado's band, La Parranda El Clavo, a pulsing vocal battery that began as a joyful, unstructured jam group decades ago, and has matured into a virtuoso percussion and voice ensemble. The music's raw percussive nature is reminiscent of other African-rooted music – from countries like Colombia, Cuba and Brazil – but was born of its own unique history and culture. For nearly thirty years, they've performed at town festivities, funerals and celebrations, preserving songs which reinforce town history and local anecdotes. And now in 2017, for the first time ever, they're embarking on a world tour, and with a little support from AfroTaino Productions and Casa de Venezuela#PHL, they're appearing in the City of Brotherly Love. It's all happening at Pig Iron Studio (@pigirontheatre) in Northern Liberties/Fishtown section of the city. And we strongly encourage you to do your very best to get your tickets ASAP because this show is sure to SELL OUT! This infectious, percussive music, anchored by Machado's thunderous voice, leaves one with the impression that if there's a God, it sounds like this woman!

Tickets available now https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/betsayda-machado-sabrosito-rico-philadelphia-tickets-30803944427?ref=estw

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LATIN ROOTS LIVE! PRESENTS GREGORIO URIBE BIG BAND
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

LATIN ROOTS LIVE! PRESENTS GREGORIO URIBE BIG BAND

Our last 2016 Latin Roots Live! event will be the hottest dance party of the holiday season, featuring the 16-piece Gregorio Uribe Big Band at World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia) on Wednesday, December 14th.

Gregorio Uribe Big Band is reminiscent of the Colombian big bands of the ‘50s and ‘60s, such as those led by Lucho Bermúdez and Pacho Galán, and combines cumbia and other Colombian rhythms with funk and jazz. The band includes some of New York’s top musicians, representing Argentina, USA, Canada, Mexico and Colombia. Live shows feature trumpets, trombones and clarinets soaring over percussion, with the band’s leader dancing to the beat while rocking out on accordion. Band leader, singer and accordionist Gregorio Uribe went from performing in rock bands in Bogota to studying jazz at Berklee in Boston, before starting his big band in New York City. Gregorio has been a guest artist with Carlos Vives and Rubén Blades, and was named by the government of Colombia as
one of the "100 Most Successful Colombians Abroad." He was also an artist-in-residence at Dartmouth College, and a commissioned composer for GRAMMY®-winning Arturo O' Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra.

Doors open at 7:00 PM; Showtime is 8:00 PM

Go to www.latinroots.org to get your FREE TICKETS NOW!
 

 
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LATIN ROOTS LIVE! PRESENTS EDNA VAZQUEZ & ALEJANDRO Y MARIA LAURA
Nov
17
8:00 PM20:00

LATIN ROOTS LIVE! PRESENTS EDNA VAZQUEZ & ALEJANDRO Y MARIA LAURA

Our next Latin Roots Live! event is being held on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at World Cafe Live Upstairs. RSVP your free tickets now! This Latin Roots Live! concert will feature two exciting emerging artists, Edna Vazquez and Peruvian singer/songwriter duo Alejandro y Maria Laura.

Edna Vazquez is a Portland-based Latin American singer-songwriter who performs original compositions that pay homage to her international influences with a passion that comes through in every note of her music. She lifts the audience’s spirits during her cathartic live performances with a vocal range that allows her to transition seamlessly between folk, rock, pop and Mariachi, all while exploring jazz stylings. Her songs are deeply rooted in universal human emotion and she has traveled far and wide spreading her message of light, love and cultural healing.

After years of studying audio & visual arts together by day, to improvising pop song covers in various bars & restaurants by night, Peruvian singer/songwriter duo Alejandro Y Maria Laura sings their hearts out to thousands of captive ears tuned into their unique take on the Spanish Pop genre. Their music has been featured in various Latin American television programs, including HBO Brazil’s popular television series, “Encuentros en Brasil”. Since then, they’ve earned awards back to back:  “Artist of the Year” (Premios Luces, Brazil 2014), “Best Fusion Album” & “Best Group of the Year” (GeneraRock, 2015). Alejandro y Maria Laura continue to charm the hearts of their fans all over South America, and the world.

 

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MEXRISSEY IS COMING TO TOWN
Oct
29
8:00 PM20:00

MEXRISSEY IS COMING TO TOWN

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On Saturday October 29th, the Manchester sound of Morrissey will fill the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater - but with a twist. Mexrissey is the brainchild sideshow of super-producer Camilo Lara, who heads up the genre-tweaking Mexican Institute of Sound. No Manchester is the first album from Camilo Lara’s Spanish-language, Mariachi-accented Morrissey cover project, delivers the goods on revamping the Brit's classics such as "How Soon is Now“, and fittingly, “Mexico.” Not to be confused with another LA-based Chicano-driven Morrissey cover band, Mariachi Manchester, Lara's project features singer (and former Julieta Venegas background singer) Ceci Bastida, a full rock band, and Lara's quirky beat machines. Although the free concert is close to full capacity, there is a standby line for those who want to roll the dice. Press your luck, it will be worth the prize! Go to Kimmelcenter.org for show info. AfroTaino Productions is a proud supporter of this event.

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ART AFTER 5 - in collaboration with AfroTaino Productions presents DIA DE LOS MUERTOS starring JARANA BEAT & more!
Oct
28
5:30 PM17:30

ART AFTER 5 - in collaboration with AfroTaino Productions presents DIA DE LOS MUERTOS starring JARANA BEAT & more!

On Friday October 28th, we are gonna have a wicked good time at the Philadelphia Art Museum for our Dia De Los Muertos celebration starring the award-winning AfroMexican ensemble Jarana Beat! Also performing are Danza Azteca, who will open the ceremony with a traditional Azteca ritual dance dedicated to the ancestors! Plus some more surprises are in store. All this fun starts at 5:30PM and you're all invited! It's free with museum admission. See you there! #PaintTheRevolution #afrotainoproductionsdoesautumn

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LATIN ROOTS LIVE! PRESENTS CARLA MORRISON
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

LATIN ROOTS LIVE! PRESENTS CARLA MORRISON

Mexican singer-songwriter Carla Morrison is playing the next Latin Roots Live! free concert on Tuesday, October 4th at World Cafe Live. Having started as a true DIY artist, playing the Tijuana underground music scene - with keyboard, guitar, & loop machine in tow - she first charmed her way into our hearts with her raw remake of Manu Chao's "La Despedida". Soon after, she became a household name with the release of her bittersweet hit single, "Compartir". A few years, and a couple of Latin Grammy awards later, she has amplified her sound into realms we can humbly call 'Rock Star Status'. She regularly performs to dozens of thousands of fans all across Mexico, and has gained fans from all across the globe. Her latest album, 'Amor Supremo', has garnered tons of critics' acclaim, earning her comparisons to mainstream artists like Lana Del Rey, Sia, and Adele. She is easily regarded as one of Latin music’s leading independent artists, and this October, Philadelphia will understand why. We are truly blessed to present this incredible artist as part of our Latin Roots Live series (with our partners WXPN), and to finally produce her 1st ever concert here in the City of Brotherly Love.

The all-ages show is being held in Philadelphia at World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut Street) Philadelphia.

Doors are at 7:00 pm; Showtime is 8:00 – 10:30 pm.

Admission is free, however an RSVP is required.

Go to www.latinroots.org to get your FREE TICKETS NOW!

 

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Karikatura @ The Franklin Flea Market on Filbert Street
Aug
20
12:00 PM12:00

Karikatura @ The Franklin Flea Market on Filbert Street

#Philadelphia: one of the funkiest, tightest jam bands is coming back this way, and this time, it's full-on party! We are proud to present @karikaturanyc - live in concert - at the #FilbertStreet flea market at the @rdgterminalmkt (12th & Filbert sts.) Whether they're playing packed & sweaty clubs in Berlin, or the underworld of the NYC subway grid, these boys know how to get down. Having toured with NPR fave @ginachavez, the multiculturally-flavored band showcases such musical knowledge & versatility, swiftly navigating thru the musical waters of Funk, Jazz, Bossa Nova, Classic Rock, Cumbia and even AfroBeat. We will see you for this FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT, starting at 12noon sharp!
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AfroTaino Productions, in partnership with Music in the Market presents The MARK FORCHIC TRIO
Aug
7
12:00 PM12:00

AfroTaino Productions, in partnership with Music in the Market presents The MARK FORCHIC TRIO

 

 

 

Philadelphia‬! Join us as we welcome back the Jazz/Funk modern fusion sound of The Mark Forchic Trio to the Reading Terminal Market, as part of the Music at the Market live music series. Last time they came through, they laid down such a solid groove, all the guests nodded their approvals to the backbeat provided. The look upon everyone's faces as they seamlessly rolled through Booker T.'s "Green Onions", Lorde's "Royal", and Santana's "Samba Pa' Ti" = truly priceless. We guarantee that some more priceless moments are in store. Come on down to 12th & Filbert, head inside to the center dining court, and let's get tuned in to the Mark Forchic Trio. Music starts at 12noon, and it's totally FREE.

 

 

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DJ RAHSAAN returns to SOL FRIDAYS!
Aug
5
to Aug 6

DJ RAHSAAN returns to SOL FRIDAYS!

If you’ve continue feeling fidgety, with an ‘ants-in-your-pants’ desire to dance, then consider DJ Rahsaan as the scratch to that itch. The global-minded selector continues to serve as one of the rotating resident DJs of the free weekly SOL FRIDAYS party, happening all summer long at the famous ‘whisky-a-gogo’ nightspot, The Trestle Inn. DJ Rahsaan promises a rhythmic trip through the Nuyorican diaspora, with a dancefloor soundtrack of Boogaloo, Cuban rumba, Salsa Dura, Latin Disco, and more. Relying on his trusty & extensive vinyl music collection, he will blow the dust off of the late night tropical anthems & obscure rarities, and blow your minds with his seamless & clever mixing, telling the perfect story for your hip-shaking Friday night self. The next night to mark in your dance calendar would be August 12th. See you on the dancefloor!

     Photo by @locophotographer

 

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Art After 5 presents in collaboration with AfroTaino Productions: JABALI AFRIKA
Aug
5
5:30 PM17:30

Art After 5 presents in collaboration with AfroTaino Productions: JABALI AFRIKA

 

I don't know about you, but I'm going where the energy is good and I can replenish & refill what I'm missing. Not many places can deliver that type of energy on a nightly basis, so I tend to go 'all in' when those good times are available. The other option is that we at AfroTaino get crafty and design our own events so we can generate good vibes. And it feels good to see that positive energy fill the room, especially in this day & age where hate, fear, and violence welcome us every day as soon as we hit 'click'. Thankfully, a well-earned relief from this daily-occurring messiness arrives when we return to the Philadelphia Art Museum, this time with our friends from Kenya, Jabali Afrika. Jabali Afrika will ensure there's plenty of that feel-good vibe in the Great Staircase Hall, under the watchful eye of golden statue of Diana the Goddess.  Jabali means rock” in Kiswahili: With this musical mission in mind, the band blends authentic African music with the modern styles that have sprung from the original folkloric stylings, creating a uninhibited freeform 'rock' sound. Hailing from East Africas Kenya, the band is a truly multifaceted group with its own unique fusion of African rhythms and Western contemporary genres. Original compositions and traditional Afro-Popgrooves come alive on a wide variety of instruments, accompanied by vocal harmonies that form the foundation of modern rock, jazz, blues and more. After a couple songs, listeners & new fans will recognize the trademark Jabali Afrika sound: powerful percussion and incredible vocal talent of Joseck Asikoye, Justo Otongo, Dumisizwe Bhembe and Victor Savani - all former members of the Kenyan National Theatre. So, believe us when we tell you that you're in for a heck of a show. To our new friends: If you haven't attended any of the AfroTaino Productions collaboration concerts at the Art Museum of Philadelphia, first it's best to understand that the long-running"Art After 5" series is a weekly event featuring live musical performances in an intimate cabaret setting. But don't think this is a sit-down-and-clap-and-whisper vibe: through the years, we've presented Bollywood dance parties, Brazilian samba & forro' celebrations, and even a Bachata-Rock band. When the mood fills the room, people get up and dance. Come get some of that mood with Jabali Afrika. 

 

 

 

 

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Future Rocking with OUTERNATIONAL
Jul
26
8:00 PM20:00

Future Rocking with OUTERNATIONAL

Hey ‪‎Philly‬! You feeling the urge to purge your electoral sins? Then why not floss it out with some solid future rock! This Tuesday July 26th, assemble your squad and bring 'em on down to Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) at 7:30pm. Performing live onstage: FarrLife (Electro-Experimental HipHop Crew featuring ex-members of that scandalous black punk band Phil Moore Browne); the Haitian guitar-shredding metal of Rockers Galore; and those raging NYC boys Outernational. Outernational caused some madness a couple years ago with the release of their protest anthem, "Todos Somos Ilegales" featuring Residente (of Calle 13 fame). Even legendary guitarist/producer Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine/Prophets of Rage) gives his approval on how they seriously turn the phuck up. So again, I ask, are y'all ready to rock??! Show up, be about it - politricks or not. $10 Tickets are available now at Undergroundarts.org.

Outernational - Live in Concert - Featuring Rockers Galore, and FarrLife.

Underground Arts - 1200 Callowhill Street - Philadephia

 

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