funky house.

CASA DE BAMBA LA is back and we’re closing out the year with a holiday edition of dance rhythms from Brasil and beyond!

featuring live music by:
Delta Nove (world funk, Long Beach)
Bloco Obini (womxn’s afro bloco, LA)
–directed by Kahlil Cummings

fantastic dance performances by:
Gisella Samba (samba dancer, LA)
Lofteira feat. Scotty and Fumi Katano (house/capoeira fusion)

and funky Afro-diasporic turntable selections by:
Glenn Red (Afro Funké, La Junta)
+ opening set by Bobby Easton!

Native Sol will be once again be on hand selling their eclectic mix of handmade, earth-friendly goods for your last-minute holiday gift-giving. Don’t miss this Casa de Bamba for the holiday session!

FREE w/RSVP (very limited quantity!) via EVENTBRITE:
http://bit.ly/2jrbkWz

Or support live music by purchasing tickets at the door:
$5 before 10pm
$10 after

CASA DE BAMBA
THURSDAY DECEMBER 21, 2017
@ Club Los Globos
3040 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90026

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‘dem apples.

Even though we announced that LA JUNTA will be celebrating the 2018 New Year’s Eve by hosting our PIÑA event on Sunday December 31st, the upcoming second Friday of the month falls during this week on DECEMBER 8, meaning it’s our regular PIÑA party! Above is he flier that I created for it last night. When I sent it out to them this morning, the team immediately alerted me that I had made a couple of mistakes on the date. AND I realized that I hadn’t added the signature pineapple in the background. Anyway I love how it turned out! The pink, chocolate, black and bamboo green tones look great together.

Pictured on the flier is the Vietnamese pop group “3 Trái Táo” (The Apples 3, circa 1975).
If you’re anywhere near DTLA this Friday night, definitely stop by El Dorado DTLA! 9pm / Free.

PIÑA @ EL DORADO BAR DTLA
416 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles CA 90013

On Facebook: El Dorado DTLA

See you there!

pineapples x champagne.

New (year’s) business. If you’re in LA for 2018 NYE, join LA JUNTA crew for a special edition of PIÑA!! Not only will we be rockin’ the main room dance floor with our signature Afro-Latin tropical fire, but yours truly and a good friend TBA will be coolin’ out in the back room called The Stowaway with some deep and heavy jazz, hip-hop, and eclectic soul sounds.

We’re offering a VERY limited amount of $5 presale tickets via this Eventbrite link: http://bit.ly/2B0ajyT

Let’s toast!

music programming.

Music appreciator since 1969.
Music collector since 1977.
Deejay since 1991.

Spinning eclectic incarnations of soul music from around the globe.
Building a growing list of published dance music remixes.

CURRENT RESIDENCIES:
Afro Funké, since 2006
La Junta, since 2013
Piña, since 2017

PAST RESIDENCIES:
Ecléctica (4 years)
Bump Bump Wednesdays (3 years)

Performed at these renowned outdoor venues in LA:
Beat Swap Meet LA & OC
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Ciclavia
Ford Theatres
Grand Park
Grand Performances
Hammer Museum
Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles
Levitt Pavilion Pasadena
Long Beach Funk Fest
Mariachi Plaza
Old Pasadena Day of the Dead
Old Pasadena Summer Cinema
One Colorado
Skirball Center

and at these beloved LA clubs, bars and lounges:
57
Barcopa
Caña Rum Bar
Continental Club
Crane’s Hollywood Tavern
Custom Hotel
Dakota Lounge
Don Chente Bar-Grill & Lounge
Eastside Luv Wine Bar y Queso
El Cid
El Dorado DTLA
Fais Do-Do
Footsies
Fronteras Cantina
General Lee’s Cocktail House
Grand Star Jazz Club
Hotel Shangri-la
La Cita Bar
Le Petite Hermitage
Lock & Key
Los Globos
Malo
Mezcalero
NOLA’s aka East 3rd Steakhouse
The Offbeat – a bar on York
Rathskeller’s
Señor Fish DTLA
The Short Stop
The Stronghold
Vanguard
Verdugo Bar
The Virgil
The Whitt
Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy
Zanzibar
…to name a few 😉

And I do weddings and corporate events if our musical tastes jive.

music event production.

Creating some of Los Angeles’ finest world music events since 2004. Experienced in all aspects of event production from buying talent (deejays, bands, dancers and visual artists) to promotion & branding, from logistics to stage management. Be sure check out my gig calendar for La Junta, Afro Funké or Casa de Bamba events for a unique club & concert experiences you’ll want to come back to again and again.

ve(nice).

We’re putting the ‘nice’ in Venice CA once again this Thursday November 30th for the third and final AFRO FUNKÉ reunion getdown of 2017!! This is the flier I rocked based on an original photo by CARY SULLIVAN. Check out the lineup below the photo, featuring a rare appearance by Cuba’s DJ JIGÜE!! Can’t wait to see you there!

the players:

DJ JIGÜE (Cuba), turntables

JEREMY SOLE, turntables

GLENN RED, turntables

KAHLIL CUMMINGS, percussion

JAHANNA BLUNT, featured dancer

DAUNTE FYALL, featured dancer

STEVEN LOPEZ, visual art (live)

JIMETTA ROSE, turntables – lounge

WYLDEFLOWER, turntbles, lounge

NATIVE SOL, crafts

ROCKY DAWUNI (in spirit!), host

CARY SULLIVAN, producer

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$10
9pm – 2am
Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy Venice
52 Windward Circle
Los Angeles CA