saturday june 30 | san gabriel mountains beer series

3pm-7pm | Pasadena Central Park |
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sunday june 24 | la junta solstice spectacular

Happy Summer, Familia!

We at La Junta are still riding the good vibes from the last tardeada on Memorial Day weekend, but it’s already time to share the lineup for our next show here on the interwebs! Joining us on SUNDAY JUNE 24…

all the way from Australia:
QVLN (aka Quetzal Guerrero) + special guests, live
and undoubtedly one of LA’s finest deejays/tastemakers
JEREMY SOLE (KCRW, Afro Funké, TheLIFT), deejay set

Woohoo!!! While we’re incredibly excited about our scheduled performers, if you remember our big announcement at the May event, you know that our June show will be simultaneous amazing and bittersweet, as it will be our last at DON CHENTE DTLA, who’ll be closing their doors in mid-July with the sale of the property on which it stands. Yep, that’s right…our final gathering on this particular rooftop (boohoo). Have no fear, though…we’re not going far. We’ll share our new DTLA rooftop location in the coming weeks 😉 For now, gather everyone you know and let’s close the place down right and go out BIG!!!

saturday june 23 | viver brasil fundraiser

Looking forward to playing tunes at Viver Brasil’s fundraising event on Saturday June 23rd. I did a lot of design work for them in the first half of this year and now I get to show them my work behind a mixer and turntables. Please visit the EVENT TICKET PAGE for more information.

Viver Brasil is celebrating 21 years with a fundraiser! Guests will enjoy an exclusive live performance by Viver Brasil dancers, authentic Brazilian cuisine, a silent auction featuring local Brazilian artists, and a sneak peek of our upcoming film. There is a suggested donation of $150, however, entry is free. Funds at this event will be used to support our commitment to furthering Afro-Brazilian dance, music, and culture. Join us for a night of music, dancing and fun!

saturday june 16 | extra ancestral

I’m super excited to have been asked to play records at this second coming of the EXTRA ANCESTRAL show, hosted by LA’s young percussion master, Kahlil Cummings and his CAPOFRESH brand. The evening features Kahlil’s new CAPOFRESH ENSEMBLE project, a ‘supergroup’ made up of some of his favorite local players, as well as BLOCO OBINI, the all-female bloco afro he both leads and instructs. As an extra treat, all the way from Australia, Mr. Quetzal Guerrero aka QVLN, joins the festivities as the evening’s special guest performer! Dance performances by Daunte Fyall, Jahanna Blunt, Rachel Hernandez and Rosangela Silvestre round out the evening but who knows, there are probably more surprises in store!

Check the Facebook Event Page for all the info, and see Farah Sosa’s photographs from the very first show back in February. This night will be just as amazing!