You know the deal…2016 has been a helluva year. It’s unnecessary to list the losses from the music and entertainment worlds that we’ve suffered, or to rant about the upcoming challenges we will face in our country during the next four years, so I’m just going to leave these two images here in hopes that we can get together on this coming weekend and usher out what’s been the most upsetting of recent years. Hope to see you on Friday the 30th or on NYE Saturday!
It’s been over 9 weeks since the last La Junta event and the train of insane that is 2016 keeps chugging away and steamrolling us all with some deep losses and heavy challenges. Our crew are doing our best to pass the time until year’s end with various creative projects (Yukicito just stitched and sewed a new hat from scratch!) and by gathering to watch The Walking Dead on Sundays, but 2017 can’t come soon enough. And, of course, we miss you all terribly!
SOOOO…for a night of levity and festivity, and in the spirit of gettin’ together and gettin’ down as we love to do, we’re inviting you to our first ever public holiday event: La Junta’s UGLY XMAS SWEATER PARTY!!! La Cita Bar has graciously offered to be our host and we’re working together to create some fun. Dig out and don your ugliest, most ridiculous holiday attire to win our Ugly Sweater Contest and get ready for prizes and surprises. La Junta Sound System (aka Yukicito, degruvme & yours truly Glenn Red) will be in the mix all night long with some special guests joining in on the musical madness. It goes down on SUNDAY DECEMBER 18th!
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Sunday December 18, 2016 9pm-2am
LA JUNTA UGLY XMAS SWEATER PARTY
La Cita Bar
336 S. Hill Street
FREE / NO COVER (our gift to you!)
* Ugly Sweater Contest *
* Photo Booth *
* Prizes & Surprises *
* La Junta Sound System + special guests
& more TBA
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See you there!
Got booked for this event below about a week or so ago. At first, I thought it was just me providing deejay support for two bands, but after seeing the flier I’m even more excited, knowing that there will also be poetry, art & food at the event! It’s in East LA…hope you can make it. We’re hoping it’s gonna be a ‘dead’ one.
I’m both excited and nervous about this latest AFRO FUNKÉ show called ‘AFRICA RISING’. I’m very eager to be part of the bill (as part of the Afro Funké Sound System deejay duo with JEREMY SOLE) and to hear and see the other performers, which include my my friends ROCKY DAWUNI, DEXTER STORY & WONDEM and special guest, legendary Congolese-Belgian Afropop artist MARIE DAULNE of ZAP MAMA!! I think that the quality of the lineup evoked what I think is some of my best work as a graphic designer, this flier pictured above. Thanks to Jeremy for adding some clean polish work to it! The show, presented by Afro Funké and 89.9 KCRW, takes place under the stars on SATURDAY OCTOBER 15th at the historic FORD THEATRES in Hollywood. The show starts at 7pm, with doors open and picnicking at 5pm. Please spread the word and make plans to attend!
Facebook Event: Afro Funké & 89.9 KCRW Present ‘AFRICA RISING’
For General Admission & VIP tickets, please visit fordtheatres.org
With gratitude to:
LA County Arts Commission
EnClave Los Angeles
Culture Gap LA
Our final LA JUNTA summer event of 2016 falls on SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25TH!! And we’re going out BIG with Los Angeles’ new but already beloved Selena tribute band, SELENAMOS! It takes place on the rooftop of our new home, DON CHENTE BAR-GRILL & LOUNGE in DTLA, right across from Staples Center. We’ll be celebrating the 25th anniversary of Selena’s first gold record, which was also the first for any woman in Tejano music!
Facebook Event: La Junta Season Finale featuring SELENAMOS
Spread the word and join us!
So, right on schedule and in keeping with past summers, I’ve managed to pull my disappearing act again. I don’t think I’ve posted anything for about two months or so. If any of you have ventured over to the sidebar of this blog, you may have noticed that I usually keep my deejaying schedule pretty up-to-date. A quick glance would tell you that I’ve been a pretty busy dude. In addition to preparing music and doing the requisite promotion duties for those respective events each week, I keep my days busy making fliers for both my gigs and for other peoples’ parties. Here is a small handful of some flier work I’ve done this summer. You may see me post a couple of these images again, along with descriptions of the particular event as they get close. Maybe I’ll see you at a few 😉
…doin’ it after dark. This Independence Day weekend, I’m honored to be a performer at two very special events going down in Los Angeles! First is Saturday’s “Independence Day Tardeada”, presented by the City of Los Angeles and Councilmember Gil Cedillo. It’ll include live música headlined by local cumbia/buyangu heavyweights BUYEPONGO, the chance to learn cumbia dance with instructor ANDREA RODRIGUEZ, and food, festivities and fireworks!! Second is Monday’s 4TH OF JULY BLOCK PARTY, presented by Grand Park DTLA and The Music Center. There’ll I’ll be performing on their ‘Backyard Stage’ with both the La Junta Sound System and together with KCRW’s Jeremy Sole as the Afro Funké Sound System. If you’re in LA this weekend, come play in the sunshine!