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doin’ it in the park.

…doin’ it after dark. This Independence Day weekend, I’m honored to be a performer at two very special events going down in Los Angeles! First is Saturday’s “Independence Day Tardeada”, presented by the City of Los Angeles and Councilmember Gil Cedillo. It’ll include live música headlined by local cumbia/buyangu heavyweights BUYEPONGO, the chance to learn cumbia dance with instructor ANDREA RODRIGUEZ, and food, festivities and fireworks!! Second is Monday’s 4TH OF JULY BLOCK PARTY, presented by Grand Park DTLA and The Music Center. There’ll I’ll be performing on their ‘Backyard Stage’ with both the La Junta Sound System and together with KCRW’s Jeremy Sole as the Afro Funké Sound System. If you’re in LA this weekend, come play in the sunshine!

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bernin’.

Civic Duty: CHECK! Here I am outside my local polling place on Tuesday June 7th, having just done my part to make sure the seeds of change and revolution keep growing. Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders are just the beginning. Keep it real and spread the good word.

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puttin’ in work.

Here’s one of my latest flier designs, announcing the first LA JUNTA summer event:

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LA JUNTA is back for our fourth summer of good music, good people and good times!! While the boys have been gigging steadily as guests at other events, we’ve missed coming together at good ol’ Fronteras Cantina in Alhambra and partying on the patio like we do!

For our summer kickoff, we’ve invited back the first band we ever worked with at La Junta, way back when we were a fledgling event in east Pasadena. The fellas from LA CHAMBA return with their East Los Angeles working class take on the pyschedelic cumbia chicha sounds that originated in Peru. As with all La Junta events, it will be a heavy dancing affair!

The date is SUNDAY JUNE 26th…start breaking in your summer dancing shoes!!

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

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Sunday June 26th | 4pm-9pm
LA JUNTA 2016 SUMMER KICKOFF
featuring a live performance by LA CHAMBA!!

FRONTERAS MEXICAN GRILL & CANTINA
118 West Main Street
Downtown Alhambra
http://www.fronterasgrill.com

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$5.00 cover (on live music days only)

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‘O’wn it.

Summer is here in Los Angeles, and along with the thermometer readings, my volume of activities tends to climb. Thus, it’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted anything, even the weekly wisdoms. However, I’m comin’ back with a couple of good ones from none other than Ms. Super Soul Sunday herself, OPRAH WINFREY:

“What I know is, is that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.”

“Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility.”

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go, ladies!

Among the many fantastic artists on this Saturday’s lineup, these amazing ladies will be working their magic and bringing some serious firepower! I’ll be the one right up front looking super starstruck during their sets. Join me!

Please check out the MAGIC GARAGE Facebook Event Page

Pictured left to right: DJ POTIRA www.djpotira.com
MADAME GANDHI www.kirangandhi.com
GINGEE www.gingeeworld.com

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shady stuff…not.

For this week’s quotes o’ wisdom, I’ve turned to the director of comedic actor Jim Carrey’s (if you saw last week’s post, see what I did there?) movies, TOM SHADYAC (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Bruce Almighty, Liar Liar). If you’d like to know more as to why I’ve chosen him, be sure to watch the documentary about his life, career and recent spiritual awakening, titled “I AM.”

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“I think true success is intrinsic…It’s love. It’s kindness. It’s community.”

“I hope people start to look at their lives as the most powerful, creative act they will ever offer this world.”

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summer fling.

LA JUNTA returns on SUNDAY JUNE 26th with our fourth summer series! We’ll be back at FRONTERAS MEXICAN GRILL & CANTINA, but for only four events instead of the eight that we’ve done each of our last two summers there. Instead, we’re working on producing events on a bigger and better scale! It’s 2016 and the time is now to keep reaching upward and soaring! Here’s the splash flier I created that we debuted on our social media channels today to let everyone know that we’re back soon and we’re looking forward to a fun and colorful summer!

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