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Latin music is a diverse and complex group of cultural expressions. Its roots lie deep at the intersection of European, Native and African cultures. Latin music has had profound impacts on Jazz. It is sometimes difficult to see where one begins and one ends.   Being here in Philadelphia, we are fortunate to be present in a diverse   Read More....

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If You Missed Them - Orkestra Rumpilezz

  On Friday, July 31, 2015, Philadelphia experienced for the first time, the powerful, musical magic of Orkestra Rumpilezz, led by the remarkable, saxophonist, composer, conduct and educator, Letieres Leite. On their very first U.S. tour, this Brazilian big band, by way of the state of Bahia and the city of Salvador, joined by Afro-Cuban   Read More....

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The Drum Speaks

Another Holiday For Skins is a special performance featuring an all star ensemble of Philadelphia drummers, percussionists and other musicians. This event is a 21st century celebration of the classic 1958 album “Holiday For Skins” and its sister projects, “Drum Suite” and “Orgy In Rhythm.” Recorded by   Read More....

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Another Holiday For Skins

Another Holiday For Skins: A Drum Celebration Saturday | February 28, 2015 | 8:00 p.m. International House - Ibrahim Theater 3701 Chestnut Street, Phila., PA 19104   Another Holiday For Skins is a special performance featuring an all star, Philadelphia-based ensemble of trap drummers, percussionists and other musicians. This   Read More....

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Centro Musical Free Concerts

Centro Musical Free Summer Music Series Celebrating 50 years of the Best Latin Music and Service to the Community   4 Concerts 4 Saturdays 2 Locations 30+ Performers!   Centro Musical is a third generation family owned and operated business. Founded in 1964, it is the biggest and longest standing Latin Music Store in   Read More....

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The stuff McCoy Tyner did was earth-shattering for me. The modal thing, the way he voiced chords in fourths, the way he used the pentatonic scale -- all those things were very new.
Kenny Barron

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