Forró Zabumbeca

Performance Date and Time : 
Saturday, July 14 4:30 PM


Performance Date and Time : 
Saturday, July 14 1:30 PM


Jesus Pagan Y Su Orquesta

Performance Date and Time : 
Saturday, July 14 6:30 PM

Born August 13, 1970 in New York City and son to Puerto Rican parents, Jesus Pagan has always had an interest and love for performing. Growing up and watching family members playing cultural music: Aguinaldos, Bomba, Plenas and Boleros, gave him the inspiration to take over and continue the family tradition but with a little twist- he went for the music he loved the most, Salsa. 


63 College Avenue , Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Jenny Bonham-Carter

Stacie Clayton and Jenny Bonham-Carter. As a newly created duo we are so excited to get together, blending our voices and musical experiences into something new, fun and joyful! Our concert will include jazz, blues, gospel, soul and songs from Jamaica and Sweden! As well as some singalong from the Poor People's Campaign which is starting next week! Warmly welcome to 63 College avenue at 1pm.

Awaaz Do

8 Electric Ave., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Saraswathi Jones
Saturday, May 12 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Genre-crossing, oppression-smashing, face-melting postcolonial rock and roll! Expect everything from surf rock to two-step to doom metal to one set.

Nathaniel Braddock (2 - 3 p.m.)

52 Adams Street , Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Steven Flythe
Saturday, May 12 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Nathaniel Braddock is the leader of local African style band AIR CONGO and of the internationally touring Occidental Brothers Dance Band Int'l and Trio Mokili. He has performed extensively with African artists from Mali, Ghana, Zambia, and Congo, and with many American and Australian indie rock bands. His instrumental solo guitar and mandolin sets feature the crossroads of African roots music and American primitive guitar. His record of original instrumental solo guitar music, "Quadrille & Collapse", was released in April of 2017 by Invertebrata Records. In 2016 he relocated from Sydney, Australia to Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Der Bostoner Klezmer Kollectiv

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21 Bay State Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Itai Gal
Saturday, May 12 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Der Bostoner Klezmer Kolektiv is a brand new network of Klezmer (Eastern European Jewish) musicians in the greater Boston Area. They had their debut performance at the Workers' Circle's Gragger in 2018. Each performance features different members of the Kolektiv. This Porchfest appearance will feature:

Rafael Natan (oboe/violin)
Max Rothman (violin)
Itai Gal (accordion)
Jesse Gordon (bass)


The Snacktones

166 Albion Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Gregory Reilly
Saturday, May 12 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Snacktones play originals and select covers across a variety of genres with influences in rock, reggae, blues, american folk, and beyond. We enjoy ourselves most when joined by friends and will feature a number of great Somerville artists sitting in on a fun and playful Porchfest jam. Come on by!


84 Avon Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Ceallaigh Reddy
Saturday, May 12 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Bealtaine is a group of friends who play Irish (and a bit of Scottish) traditional music. Some of us play professionally, others just for fun. We frequently get together for house parties and enjoy sharing our tunes and love of the music with others. Come join us for some tunes and a few songs—"craic agus ceol" (good times/fun and music).

The Space Plantains

101 Wallace St., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Federico Beckhoff
Saturday, May 12 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Space Plantains is a group hailing from a distant galaxy of tropical nature, here to bring some Latin mixed with quirky psychedelia with the sole purpose to make earthlings shake, dance and lose themselves. Congas, Guiros, electric guitars, funky organs and a lot of flavor is the name of the game. Join us!

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