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!
Coming up this Saturday June 16th from 2pm-7pm, I’m getting together behind the decks with my old buddy RICK WREN for an afternoon of sun-drenched tuneage in Silverlake/East Hollywood. We’ll be on the patio at MELODY ON VIRGIL, a French inspired bistro/wine bar owned by Eric ‘Wizdum’ Tucker, our longtime friend and fellow deejay from the LA underground music community. You may remember him as ‘Wiseacre’, his moniker while hosting the fantastic club and after hours events ‘Funky In The Middle’ and ‘TheLIFT’ (with Jeremy Sole, KCRW). Well, his new restaurant, offering a tasty French-inspired menu along with a highly touted wine list, has been the buzzworthy biz since it opened in late 2017. Stop by this Saturday and let the sun, the tunes and the food hit all the right spots!