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!

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saturday may 26 | rocky dawuni + afrolicious live

Can’t wait to get behind the turntables for my first time mixing at the Teragram Ballroom! Check out this upcoming show on Saturday May 26th. I go back quite a ways with the leaders of both bands, as Rocky is one of the founders of LA’s Afro Funké event for which I serve as one of the resident deejays, while Afrolicious frontman Joe McGuire was one of the creators and resident deejays of the party bearing the same name as his band, which was a staple of San Francisco’s weekly music scene for seven years. Afro Funké and Afrolicious were definitely contemporaries and became close kin in our respective missions to showcase deep pan-African music on the west coast, with both events happening simultaneously every Thursday evening. I’m thrilled at any chance I have to play my favorite African tunes!

$16 Advance Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.
$18 At The Door

Support live music!

P.S. I also put together this flier 😉

friday april 20 | latitude

My monthly music excursion known as LATITUDE returns this Friday night April 20th to General Lee’s Cocktail House in Chinatown Los Angeles! Alongside the jazz, rare groove, hip hop and groove heavy pan-African tunes that I’ve been mixing, this 420 edition will find me leaning into some extra reggae and dub tunes for the occasion. So roll (in however many ways that means to you)!

10pm – 2am | FREE
GENERAL LEE’S COCKTAIL HOUSE
475 Ging Ling Way
in Chinatown Central Plaza

sunday april 29 | la junta 2018 kickoff

Happy April, Everyone!

Guess what?! Yep, you got it. It’s already that time of year–time to announce and promote our first LA JUNTA summer event! We thought about announcing the show on 4/1, but being that it was Easter Sunday, April Fools’ Day AND rent day, we waited until the second day of the month 😉

But no foolin’…our summer rooftop series begins this month on SUNDAY APRIL 29, just enough time for everyone to make plans with your crews, to reserve cabanas and to start working on your summer swagger. This first one is a family affair with the first band we ever booked for an event, LA’s torchbearers of funky, psychedelic cumbia, La Chamba!! The band is fresh off rocking dates for the west coast’s Chicha Summit, as well as putting the final touches on a new album of original material, so the band is tight as ever.

They’ll be joined by our friends, another fantastic southland Afro-Latin band making a lot of noise via a recently released 7″ single on renowned Brooklyn label Names You Can Trust. Get ready to check out El Santo Golpe!

As always, our resident good guys– Yuki , David Cardena-degruvme & Glenn Red –will be mixin’ the summertime feel good rhythms on the decks, so let’s kick off another amazing summer up on the roof.

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WANT TO RESERVE YOUR TABLE/
CABANA / FIRE PIT? BUY TICKETS viaour Eventbrite page – Reservations guarantee you 10 entry tickets to our event!

Due to high demand, we suggest booking ASAP!!

Don Chente Bar-Grill & Lounge
1248 South Figueroa,
Los Angeles, CA 90015
http://www.donchentedtla.com

4PM – 10PM

21 & Over with ID

$5.00 online and $10 at door (to support live music!)

**$10-$20 parking located @ 516 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015 or FREE street parking (if no Staple Center special events)**

Live in the area? Don’t drive take the metro http://media.metro.net/riding_metro/maps/images/rail_map.pdf
See you soon at Don Chente!