Concerts

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

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

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

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

Martin Carthy and John Doyle

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Martin Carthy
One of the most influential figures in English traditional music
” A towering presence.” – BBC

John Doyle
Setting the standard for contemporary Irish guitar
“A magical touch, always providing exactly what is needed – a dream guitarist.”
– Irish Edition
Sunday, April 29 2018
Concert at 7:30 pm
Calvary Center
801 South 48th Street
(at Baltimore Avenue)
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Lorraine Klaasen

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Lorraine Klaasen
with Mongezi Ntaka
An intimate duo performance by a leading South African singer
“Certainly one of the best South African song stylists to come down the pike since the legendary Miriam Makeba.” – AllMusic
Sunday, May 6 2018
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

Lone Piñon

Lone Piñon

Lone Piñon
Acoustic conjunto from
Northern New Mexico
“Crack musicians and singers. The casualness of their presentation belies this expertise, instead conjuring the feel of a gathering of good friends.” – Don Macica, Border Radio
Sunday, 26 January 2020
Concert at 7:30 pm
Calvary Center
801 South 48th Street
(at Baltimore Avenue)
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Leyla McCalla Quartet

Leyla McCalla

Leyla McCalla
Haitian-American singer and multi-instrumentalist. Founding member of Carolina Chocolate Drops.
“Magnificently transparent music holds tidings of family, memory, solitude and the inexorability of time: weighty thoughts handled with the lightest touch imaginable.” – New York Times.
Wednesday 5 February, 2020
Concert at 7:30 pm
The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Ayça Yeşim

Ayça Yeşim

Ayça Yeşim
Classic Turkish songs from Istanbul and beyond
“Living abroad but never forgetting our culture, Ayça Yeşim is one of the few people who has achieved recognition even while living in a foreign country… Much acclaimed for her delivery and style.” – turksanatmusigi.org
Saturday 7 March 2020
Concert at 7:30 pm
Calvary Center
801 South 48th Street
(at Baltimore Avenue)
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Lúnasa

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Lúnasa
Irish traditional music at its best
“The hottest Irish acoustic band on the planet.” – Dirty Linen
“Maintaining the unique, intimate qualities of a musical tradition while at the same time meeting and fulfilling the demands of the contemporary music world is a difficult juxtaposition to achieve, yet Lúnasa have managed to accomplish exactly that.” – Kevin Burke
Friday 27 March 2020
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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