Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

The Kimmel Center and AfroTaino Productions Announce Global Grooves World Music Dance Parties, with New DJ Lounge Post-Show Party, Beginning July 15

JUNE 21, 2010

The hottest world music dance party in town just got hotter. The Kimmel Center’s Global Grooves world music dance parties return this summer for three Thursdays in July and include a free post-show DJ Lounge with DJ Rahsaan of AfroTaino Productions.


On Thursday, July 15, 22, and 29, 2010, artists from three continents take audiences on a hip-shaking journey around the world when the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater transforms into a transnational dance hall until 10pm. After the show, the party heads north to the second tier Cadence Lounge, which will feature sizzling beats and cold drinks until midnight.


Tickets are $20 for each show. The artists start at 8:30pm, and doors open at 8pm. After the 90 minute set, audiences venture upstairs for a free post-show party featuring DJ Rahsaan and a cash bar in Cadence restaurant from 10pm to midnight. Between the time zone travel and hours of fun, we recommend audiences adjust their watches.


Global Grooves Artists



Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 8:30pm
Sarazino serves up a blend of Latin pop, reggae, funk, African, French and Arabic music with a boundary-breaking sound, making music that the Boston Herald describes as “relentlessly upbeat and totally cool.” Sarazino is the brainchild of Lamine Fellah, a musician, songwriter and producer whose multicultural songs reflect his nomadic life —Algeria, Spain, Switzerland, Burundi, Burkina Faso and Canada are just some of the places Fellah has called home.


Bomba Estéreo

Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 8:30pm

Hailing from Bogotá, Colombia, Bomba Estéreo make psychedelic cumbia. Formed by Simón Mejía and singer Liliana Saumet in 2005, the group represents a new sound coming from Colombia. The four musicians blend folk sounds like cumbia, bullerengue, and champeta from the Colombian Caribbean coast with electronica, reggae, and hip-hop—producing an explosive live dance sound.



Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 8:30pm

For the last decade, Antibalas has spread the Afrobeat bible. The ensemble has crisscrossed the world, from New York's Rikers Island prison to Carnegie Hall, from Tokyo to Turkey, from Bonnaroo to Brooklyn’s best underground clubs. Their famous, relentless live show, with more than a dozen performers, keeps audiences coming back for more.


AfroTaino Productions


AfroTaino Productions brings more than 35 years of combined experience in event planning/execution, audience development, promotions/marketing and special events/campaigns in the public and private arenas targeting multicultural audiences.


Ticket Information


Tickets for Global Grooves are $20 and can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at, or at the Kimmel Center box office, open daily from 10am to 6pm and later on performance evenings. (Additional fees may apply.) For group sales call 215-790-5883.



The Kimmel Center’s 2010-11 Season is sponsored by Citi.  


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