Image

CA(FAM).

On Saturday January 30th, the La Junta Sound System were invited to play records out in the courtyard of the Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) on Los Angeles’ Museum Row/Miracle Mile/Wilshire District. Though Yukicito was missing in action due to his extensive preparations for upcoming samba performances in Brazil, I was with the ‘mano DEGRUVME from 11am-5pm mixing everything from soul jazz to future soul, cumbia to samba, disco to nu-disco, highlife to afrobeat, Stevie to Marvin to Michael, and more! We received some great feedback and–dare I say!–compliments from the CAFAM staff as well as museumgoers. We also were asked for quite a few La Junta business cards, while Degruvme even sent some lucky guests on their ways with a free copy of his brand new ECHOES OF A DREAM EP. Below are just a few shots I snapped as we were setting up shop for the day. Much love to CAFAM’s SASHA ALI (aka MISS MODULAR RADIO) for the invitation, plus sincere personal thanks to some friends that came through to peep the exhibitions and hang for bit: M’DAYA& SHAWN, SHEILA G, DARRELL & (MEESH)ELLE, TAMARA, and ROBERTO.

IMG_2681

Above:  La Junta Sound System’s ‘degruvme’ welcoming early museumgoers out on the courtyard at the Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM).

IMG_2682

Above:  degruvme shining behind the turntables.

IMG_2683

Above: Just a few of the records I brought along for the day’s musical journey around the world (front-to-back): AZTECA “Pyramid of the Moon”(Oakland Latin funk/rock); DEXTER STORY “Wondem” (Ethiopian-inspired L.A. soul); OS BATUQUEIROS “Deus Tem Mais Pra Dar” (pagode-style samba).

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s