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Rosa Tatuata

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Rose Tatuata
Sicilian roots music
“Imagine the wild soulfulness of Tina Turner and the earthy yet ethereal voice of Neapolitan songstress Teresa De Sio combined, then think even more vibrancy, more urbanity, in songs that somehow also feel impossibly intimate. No wonder Michela Musolino has such a devoted underground following!” – Peter Covino
Sunday, 10 December 2017
Concert at 7:30 pm
Calvary Center
801 South 48th Street
(at Baltimore Avenue)
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Innov Gnawa

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Innov Gnawa
Devotional music from Morocco
“Innove Gnawa celebrates the ancient, spiritual music of North Africa with an innovative, hypnotic take on the folk tradition.” – Brooklyn Magazine
Sunday, 3 December 2017
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

Rahim AlHaj Trio

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Rahim AlHaj Trio
Iraqi oud master with santoor & percussion accompaniment
“One of the top oud players in the world” – San Francisco Chronicle • “Unique combination of traditional and innovative performance techniques. Alhaj’s spontaneous inventions are constantly fascinating.” – LA Times
Sunday, 19 November 2017
Concert at 7:30 pm
Calvary Center
801 South 48th Street
(at Baltimore Avenue)
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Kaoru Watanabe & Fumi Tanakadate

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Kaoru Watanabe with Fumi Tanakadate
Contemporary music anchored in Japanese tradition
“With a feeling that is ritualistic and down to earth, he combines precise rhythmic structures with improvisational seeking throughout an album that occupies its own category—one that is both “world” and “local” music in its own fashion.” – RootsWorld
Sunday, 5 November 2017
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

Corey Harris

Corey Harris

Corey Harris
Embodies & transcends blues tradition
“Magnificent. Harris is as powerful a vocalist as he is a string-bender, capable of varying his deep, rich voice from wind-through-the-treetops sighs to thunderclap howls to beautifully controlled crescendos.” – Chicago Tribune
Sunday, 1 October, 2017
Concert at 7:30 pm
Calvary Center
801 South 48th Street
(at Baltimore Avenue)
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Lakou Mizik

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Lakou Mizik
A collective of musicians from around Haiti blending troubadou, vodou, rara and rap into a deeply danceable bouyon of modern roots music.
“An act of national regeneration. a joyous, glad-to-be-alive affair, packed with voices, chants and call-and-response songs, their origins in church choir and street carnival.” – The Guardian
Sunday, 23 April 2017
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

Dolunay

Dolunay

Dolunay
Turkish and Balkan folk music
“The band weave a bristling tapestry that runs the gamut from quiet and moody, to suspenseful and serpentine, to a sort of elegantly feral dancing quality. The material mixes traditional Turkish and Rumeli (Balkan-Turkish) songs as well as originals” – New York Music Daily
Co-sponsored by TAFSUS
Saturday, 25 March, 2017
Concert at 7:30 pm
Calvary Center
801 South 48th Street
(at Baltimore Avenue)
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Tinta Roja

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Tinta Roja
Bandoneon-guitar duo showcasing the intimate, lively, lyrical sound of tango.
“Other unmissable moments? The arrival of the young Argentinian prodigy Alejo de los Reyes.” – Tribune de Genève
with special guests
Cast Shadows
Music for accordion and cello, inspired by Eastern European folk, fog machines and Erik Satie
Saturday, 18 March 2017
Concert at 7:30 pm
Tango guitar workshops on March 14 and 21
Calvary Center
801 South 48th Street
(at Baltimore Avenue)
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Ani Cordero

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Ani Cordero
Original political protest and love songs in the nueva canción, world music, and rock traditions
“Downright gorgeous Latin-tinged indie-rock. Sings like an angel crying into her drink. The band can surround and buoy her vocals with exquisite grace.” – Chicago Reader
Sunday, 5 March 2017
Concert at 7:30 pm
Calvary Center
801 South 48th Street
(at Baltimore Avenue)
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Noura Mint Seymali

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Noura Mint Seymali
One of Mauritania’s foremost musical emissaries.
“The absolutely spellbinding vocalist Noura Mint Seymali from Mauritania is ready to claim the role of her famous stepmother the late Dimi Mint Abba… With her strong charisma and appeal to the audience she will become a major star… Noura is incredible!” Afropop Worldwide
Sunday 26 February, 2017
Concert at 7:30 pm
Calvary Center
801 South 48th Street
(at Baltimore Avenue)
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Aurelio

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Aurelio
Garifuna music from Honduras
Searing vocal melodies and delicious grooves. Aurelio, in fine voice throughout, has an uncanny knack for melding joy and sorrow with his vocal delivery. These are songs of hope and striving; you hear it in every note.” – Banning Eyre, Public Radio International
Sunday, February 19 2017
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

International Guitar Night

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International Guitar Night
Lulo Reinhardt (Germany)
Luca Stricagnoli (Italy)
Christiyan Dozza (Brazil)
Debashish Bhattacharya (India)
“One of the most important showcases for contemporary finger-stylists.” –San Fransisco Chronicle
Friday, 3 February 2017
Concert at 7:30 PM
Calvary Center
801 South 48th Street
(at Baltimore Avenue)
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Fronteras: Cecilia Zabala & Philippe Baden Powell

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Fronteras
Cecilia Zabala & Philippe Baden Powell
“Argentine guitarist Cecilia Zabala and Brazilian-French pianist Philippe Baden Powell express the intensity and richness of the relationship of loans, appropriations and potential exchanges between the music of the two Latin American countries.” – Télam
Sunday, 29 January 2017
Concert at 7:30
Calvary Center
801 South 48th Street
(at Baltimore Avenue)
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Kyo Daiko & Arrastão do Dendê

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Arrastão do Dendê
Afro-Brazilian samba
“If this performance from the Afro-Brazilian percussion and dance troupe doesn’t get you tapping your feet, your feet have been glued to the floor and you should look into that.” – Philadelphia Magazine
Kyo Daiko
Japanese taiko drumming
“An ex­plo­sion of sound, matched by uni­form cho­reo­graphed move­ments, cre­at­ing an ava­lanche of sight and sound.” – Philadelphia Weekly
Dulsori
Korean percussion ensemble
Korean percussion ensemble
“Traditionalism and spectacle merged in Dulsori…. Huge drums placed overhead, along with flutes…. Deep, pounding rhythms derived from outdoor farmers’ festivals that could probably be heard in the next village.” – New York Times
Sunday, 11 December 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

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

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

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

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

Sahba Motallebi

Sahba Motallebi
Sahba 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

John Doyle

John Doyle
John Doyle
with Duncan Wickel
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

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
with special guest
Saul Broudy
Sunday, 9 October 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

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

Children’s Programs

About Crossroads Children's Programs

Children’s programs begin at 6:00,
last 30-40 minutes, take place
at the same location as the main concert,
and are free to children under 12
and their parents or other caregivers.
Seating is first come, first served.

Children must be accompanied by parents or other adults at all times.
We don’t have the staff or clearances to supervise unattended children.
Keeping this program free
depends on your support.