Here’s my latest flier for La Junta!
This coming SUNDAY AUGUST 23rd, La Junta continues to smolder as we welcome Daniela Brazil Hollywood’s ‘OYA BRAZIL’ in a fully costumed (or should we say ‘barely’ costumed?) live samba dance show! Needless to say, the boys are looking forward to this one 😉 We’ve also invited longtime homie BABY BUBBA from Vibes & Stuff Radio and Soul Sessions to help us keep fanning the flames, as well as a new friend we met two years ago from way down in Quintana Roo while the La Junta fam vacationed in Playa Del Carmen, México. The man’s in town ready to get down in LA just before joining Osunlade, Nickodemus, and Sabo at Burning Man… hope you’ll join us in welcoming our amigo, representing the NO MAS Punchis Punchis stylee–NETZA!
See you there, familia!
After three consecutive nights of attending fantastic outdoor live music events here in Los Angeles to see Aurelio Martinez at The Skirball, Trio Ellas at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, and producer Daedalus remixing classical musicians at Grand Performances, I was blessed to cap my amazing little run by attending Bob Marley’s 70th Birthday Tribute featuring his sons Ziggy and Stephen Marley at the Hollywood Bowl (with The Skatalites and Inner Circle opening the show). The Marley boys dropped their own impressive repertoires to perform a truly special hit-after-hit program of their father’s most legendary songs. Huge thanks to Cynthia, Rosy, Yuki, Perla, Tom, Vanna and Vanessa for a lovely evening.
I dunno if it’s the excessive amount of caffeine I’ve had between last night and this morning, or the sweet, lasting afterglow of a week full of incredible music, having been at La Junta, Radio Afrique, weplay80s, Boleros de Noche, Daedelus’ Classical Remix and Jungle Fire at Mrs. Fish, or the witnessing of an outpouring of support for a dear friend, but I’m in a roomful of strangers feeling blessed and wide open this morning. Just wanted to wish much love to friends I’ve connected with this week, even if just for a moment. It’s huge.
Have a beautiful Sunday.
Here’s a bit of the vibe that we’ll be touching on at Wednesday’s CANTO event at The OffBeat in Highland Park. This is Gualajo (aka Jose Antonio Torres) from Colombia’s pacific coast currulao tradition, blessing us with its primary instrument, the marimba. The event invite is below. Please check us out on Wednesday August 19 from 9pm-2am if you’re in the northeast Los Angeles area or anywhere near.
CANTO Facebook event page