Just in case you hadn’t heard or don’t follow me on Facebook, I recently posted that our friends from East LA’s urban folk/punk/Latin alternative band Las Cafeteras have digitally released the remix e.p. on which La Junta Sound System (Yukicitio, Degruvme y moi) collaborated with them earlier this year. Below are the artwork I created for the release as well as the link to a free download of my own remix for the Las Cafeteras update on the son jarocho classic “El Chuchumbé”. Grab it and please let me know if you like it! Please click the image.
I’m so infinitely grateful that we’re still able to hold these sweaty get-togethers with you a few times a year, even two years after ending our run as LA’s premier world music affair. We’re still looking forward to big things in the coming year. Above is the flier that on which Jeremy and I collaborated.
In addition to Jeremy Sole and me holding it down on the turntables, we’ve got a superb shortlist of talent coming through to bless the festivities:
Live percussion by KAHLIL CUMMINGS (Balandugu Kan, Capofresh, EthioCali / LA)
Live dance by NADRA EHRMAN (Afro Fusion Dance / Santa Barbara)
Live painting by NGENE MWAURA (Kenya)
Sharing some photos from my live music jaunt between Oct 23rd and Nov 7th. I was fortunate to also see two fantastic tropical Latin bands from L.A. that are not pictured here–TropiCorillo and Carimbó. All photos taken with my iPhone 5C.
The mixing board at the Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach CA
Dexter Story’s Wondem Band (cameo appearance by jazz vocalist Dwight Trible, pictured) at The Blue Whale, Downtown Los Angeles CA
The Hidden Depths at The Echoplex, Echo Park CA
Brainstory at The Echoplex, Echo Park CA
The Bloodhounds at The Echoplex, Echo Park CA
Cutty Flam at The Echoplex, Echo Park CA
Thee Commons at The Echoplex, Echo Park CA
Jonny Lang at the Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach CA
Vardan Ovsepian & Tatiana Parra at the Blue Whale, Downtown Los Angeles CA
Youssou N’Dour at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Downtown Los Angeles CA
We had such a great time last week that we’ll be back ahead of schedule, this THURSDAY OCT 8! We got into everything from rock steady to hip-life to hip-hop to afrobeat to future soul to cumbia to bhangra and more. Can’t wait to journey even farther and deeper this week! Step in and let your soul speak on the dance floor!