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
See you there!
La Junta crew have been invited to host an Afro-Latin style street party in conjunction with the 2019 Riverside Day of the Dead festivities! We’ll be setting up on 13th Street adjacent to the main celebration area along Mission Inn Ave. The event begins at 1pm and the La Junta dance party begins at 5pm sunset! Last year’s event boasted an attendance of approximate 40,000 guests, so early arrival is suggested.
Be sure to stay off the highways and interstates on the weekend of April 19-21, because La Junta is hittin’ the road!! That’s right, we’re headed north on a zig-zaggy weekend road trip up through Fresno, back down to Ojai and back up and across to San Luis Obispo. Three days, three counties, three cities, three parties and one car, bringing afro-latin, tropical music goodness to some our favorite cities a few hours north of LA. Thanks for our friends from Cumbiatron, ¡Wepa! and Sonido Tropical for the invitations. Here’s the itinerary:
Friday April 19 | 9pm-2am
CUMBIATRON x LA JUNTA
1310 Van Ness
Fresno, CA 93721
Saturday April 20 | 9pm-Midnight
¡WEPA! x LA JUNTA
Ojai Deer Lodge
2261 Maricopa Hwy
Ojai, CA 93023
Sunday April 21 | 2pm-6pm
SONIDO TROPICAL x LA JUNTA
855 Aerovista Place
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Hope to see you at one of the stops!