Upcoming Events

Mehmet Polat Trio

Mehmet Polat Trio
Mehmet Polat Trio
Turkish oud and ney
meet West African kora
“Evocative melodies, intricate arabesques, and sparkling cascades over the mystical-spiritual aura of the ney flute. Contemplative or rhythmic, the trio produces a unique magic.”
– Frankfurt Journal
Saturday, 10 September, 2016
Concert at 7:30 PM
Calvary Center
801 South 48th Street
(at Baltimore Avenue)
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Eva Salina & Peter Stan

Eva Salina and Peter Stan
Eva Salina & Peter Stan
Balkan Romani songs and accordion
“The record is a triumph. Salina sings passionately and powerfully. The instrumentation — which features Peter Stan’s magical accordion work — is marvelous.” – No Depression
with special guests
West Philadelphia Orchestra
West Philly’s Balkan village band
Sunday, 25 September 2016
Concert at 7:30 PM
Children’s Program at 6:00
Calvary Center
801 South 48th Street
(at Baltimore Avenue)
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott

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Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
Legendary folksinger and guitarist.
Woody Guthrie’s protegé and last
traveling companion
“His tone of voice is sharp, focused and piercing.  He plays the guitar effortlessly in a fluid flat-picking perfected style.  A brilliant entertainer… the king of the folksingers.” – Bob Dylan
Sunday, 9 October 2016
Concert at 7:30 pm
Calvary Center
801 South 48th Street
(at Baltimore Avenue)
Philadelphia, PA 19143

John Doyle

John Doyle
John Doyle
with Colin Farrell
Setting the standard for contemporary Irish guitar
“A magical touch, always providing exactly what is needed – a dream guitarist.”
– Irish Edition
Presented by the
Philadelphia Ceili Group
and co-sponsored by Crossroads Music
Sunday, 16 October 2016
Concert at 7:30 pm
Philadelphia Irish Center
Commodore Barry Club
6815 Emlen Street
Philadelphia, PA 19119

Sabha Motallebi

Sabha Motallebi
Sabha Motallebi
Iranian tar and setar master
“Revered among aficionados of Persian classical and folk music, Sahba Motallebi is a virtuoso performer on the long-necked stringed instruments known as tar and setar. ” – LA Weekly
23 October 2016
Concert at 7:30 pm
Free Children’s Program at 6:00 pm
Calvary Center
801 South 48th Street
(at Baltimore Avenue)
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Harsh Narayan

Harsh Narayan
Harsh Narayan
North Indian sarangi soloist
“His grip over the medium is admirable and he can communicate the emotion of the raga very well. There was an admirable fluidity in his music.”
– Time Out Mumbai
Co-sponsored by
Sruti
and the
Penn South Asia Center
Saturday, 29 October 2016
Concert at 4:30 pm
St. Mary’s Church
3916 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Las Cafeteras

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Las Cafeteras
A uniquely Angeleno blend of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock
“I left not sure what I had just experienced. A concert? A square dance? A political rally? A community meeting? A ballet? A trip back to 1961 with Rosie and the Originals? A fiesta? All of the above? I also walked out asking two questions: Why doesn’t Las Cafeteras have a Grammy, and when do you play at the White House?” – Music Fridays
Sunday, 6 November 2016
Concert at 7:30
Free Children’s Program at 6:00
The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Use east side entrance
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Trio Da Kali

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Trio Da Kali
Malian griot supergroup
“Trio Da Kali purveyed a lovely blend of griot music plus something close to jazz, led by singer Hawa Kasse Mady Diabate whose sound has been aptly compared with that of the American gospel singer Mahalia Jackson.” – The Independent
with special guest
Kinobe
Sunday, 13 November 2016
Concert at 7:30
Calvary Center
801 South 48th Street
(at Baltimore Avenue)
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Kevin Burke

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Kevin Burke
Virtuoso Irish fiddle
“Lyric, fluid and precisely as tricky as he needs to be… probably the greatest Irish fiddler living.” – The Village Voice
“Burke imparts a rhythmic intensity that is remarkably powerful. A superior instrumentalist in any idiom. Impressively virtuosic.” – The New York Times
Co-sponsored by the
Philadelphia Ceili Group
Sunday, 20 November 2016
Concert at 7:30 pm
Calvary Center
801 South 48th Street
(at Baltimore Avenue)
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Dirk Powell & Riley Baugus

Dirk Powell & Riley Baugus
Dirk Powell & Riley Baugus
Appalachian old-time
multi-instrumentalists
“Two of the most visionary old-time musicians today. A joy to listen to and discover. Depth that is so often lacking these days in any genre.” – Bluegrass Situation
Sunday, 4 December 2016
Concert at 7:30 pm
Free Children’s Program at 6:00 pm
Calvary Center
801 South 48th Street
(at Baltimore Avenue)
Philadelphia, PA 19143
More Events to be Announced
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