friday january 17 | rum-n-sugar

After a long hiatus from hosting events at General Lee’s Cocktail House in LA’s Chinatown district, I made my return at the end of last year with two dates–first in October and the other in November. This Friday January 17 marks my first Chinatown appearance of 2020, and I’ve branded it ‘Rum-N-Sugar’, to acknowledge the lands where African and Latin music are deeply rooted. I’ll be mixing classic and current expressions of this pan-African music: Fela to Falz; Mighty Sparrow to Machel Montano; Celia Cruz to Nicola Cruz; Marley to Movado and James Brown to Jay-Z for example. See you on Friday!

10PM-2AM | FREE
General Lee’s Cocktail House
475 Ging Ling Way
Chinatown Plaza
Los Angeles CA 90012

friday feb 7 | marina soul club

If you haven’t been, come check out our Marina Soul Club social nights at Melody Wine Bar in East Hollywood/Virgil Village. It’s a chill night of wine (and beer!), food and conversation built around the music of the late 70s and early 80s: soft rock, lite disco, breezy jazz, as well as island grooves and coastal soul on vinyl, handpicked by deejays Ryan Baysa and yours truly, Glenn Red. Meet up with some friends and meet us there…Happy Hour all night!

7-11pm | FREE
MELODY WINE BAR
751 N. Virgil Ave. (at Marathon)
Los Angeles CA 90029

friday jan 10 | piña

9pm-2am ∙ El Dorado DTLA ∙ FREE! Continue reading

thursday january 30 | afro funké

After taking a hiatus during the last quarter of 2019, the mighty Afro Funké event returns here in the new decade! We’re back at the Venice CA’s historic Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy with a residents’ night featuring KCRW DJ and Afro Funké co-founder JEREMY SOLE with yours truly, GLENN RED. Host ROCKY DAWUNI and producer/photographer CARY SULLIVAN, the other two co-founders will be back in the fold for this first gathering of 2020. PLUS…dancers and players of instruments as always!!! It goes down on Thursday, January 30th. If you’re new to the event, here’s a bit of what you’ll hear:

AFROBEAT BRAZILIAN REGGAE CUMBIA SAMBA-DISCO MAKOSSA HIGHLIFE BALKAN AFRO-LATIN HOUSE
INDIAN BEATS BATUCADA SALSA ROCKSTEADY FUNK BLUES JAZZ-DANCE PAGODE DUB
& other deep-rooted music from around the world

9PM-2AM | 21+ | $10
52 Windward Avenue
Venice CA

See you there!