sunday june 27 | la junta

Hi, Friends!

As you’ve heard by now…LA is back, music is back, and so is La Junta–and we’re out hear doubling up on our moves!

Along with moving our monthly Friday night event, PIÑA, to a historic DTLA venue, we’re also taking our signature Sunday tardeadas to a place with a little bit of history and nostalgia for us and our longtime followers:

On Sunday June 27th, we’re returning to the second floor patio bar in Alhambra, (formerly Fronteras Grill) now known as LA CHUPERIA CANTINA!!

La Junta events tripled in size during our June 2014 to June 2016 tenure at this location. This spot was perfect for our ‘little party that could’ and we hadn’t intended to leave there when we did. It’s just that the party gods had bigger things in store for us!

Now that we’ve made it through 15 months of COVID-19 social restrictions, returning to a place where we feel we have roots makes sense and feels really good. We love the idea of enjoying ‘music, friends, and sunshine’ together in a familiar place, after everything we’ve endured. PLUS, for those weary about attending indoor events, this can be your jam since the patio is open-air on three sides.

The day is coming up quickly, so mark the date, make some plans, schedule those babysitters and let’s get back to doing summer right!!

DETAILS

Where: La Chuperia Cantina || 118 W. Main St. Alhambra, CA 91801
21+ || $5 at the door || 4pm-9pm


Check out the Facebook event page for more details!



setlist | artworx la ‘gala29’

Much love everyone who tuned in to the La Junta LA Instagram Live earlier tonight for my dance party set celebrating the Artworx LA Gala29 fundraiser! Hope you had the chance to boogie a bit!

After only one brief shutdown by the IG powers that be, we were able to save the last 22+ minutes of the rhythmic, high energy set. They took me down for playing a cover of Nina Simone‘s ‘See Line Woman’, shortened to just ‘See Line’ by Toli & the Femm Nameless [clenching fist!]. I’m bummed that two-thirds of the broadcast was lost, but at least we have the uptempo part still. Catch in on La Junta’s IG feed @lajuntala.

For the several folks that messaged me after my set, here’s my set list below. Thanks for asking and happy hunting!

ARTIST / Tracklist

  1. HALFRED & LoRENZO / “Inaani”
  2. MAGA BO feat. B’NEGĀO / “Tempos Insanos [Copia Doble Systema vs. Dixon Remix]”
  3. JOĀO SELVA feat. FLAVIA COELHO / “Meu Mano”
  4. DOBET GNAHORE / “Yakané”
  5. OREKU / “Slow Ya Boobook”
  6. RICHY PITCH feat. REGGIE ROCKSTONE & M3NSA / “Visa Connection Man”
  7. CANALÓN DE TIMBIQUÍ / “Tio Guachupesito [Dani Boom Remix]”
  8. VILLAGE CUTS feat. LUIS TOWERS & MAHON SOUNDS / “Vengo Ganao”
  9. CHARM LA’DONNA / “Palm Trees”
  10. COMBO LULO feat. ALBA PONCE DE LEON / “Escuchen A Mamá”
  11. CUMBIA ALL STARS / “Manzaneando”
  12. WHEELUP / “Elana”
  13. TOLI & THE FEMM NAMELESS / “See Line”
  14. AMI YEREWOLO / “Je Gére”
  15. BRANKO / “Bleza”
  16. LUEDJI LUNA / “Banho De Folhas [Tahira Edit]”
  17. ISMAIL & SIXU TOURÉ / “Utammada”
  18. LOS HIJOS DEL SOL / “Si Me Quiere Chicha [Yukicito Editito]
  19. PAT KALLA & LE SUPER MOJO / “Président”
  20. MONONEON / “We Somebody Y’all”

setlist | sala april

For you especially kind folks who asked, here’s my setlist from the Sala event on Saturday April 10th. Enjoy and happy hunting!

ARTIST / Tracklist

  1. CUMBIA ALL STARS / “La Fiesta De La Cumbia”
  2. MANCHA É PLÁTANO / “Remigio Tombé”
  3. LA GRAN BANDA CALENA / “Que Quiere Que Haga”
  4. LIMYÉ-A feat. DAVID WALTERS, LASS & PAT KALLA / “Voilaaa”
  5. MAJOR LAZER, J BALVIN & SEAN PAUL / “Buscando Huellas [Relo Rastacumbia Edit]”
  6. SON ROMPE PERA feat. MACHA / “Los Chucos Suave”
  7. EL MICHA & GILBERTO SANTA ROSA / “Suma y Resta”
  8. BASS ILL EURO / “La Moombahsina” (remix of ‘La Verdolaga’ by Totó la Momposina)
  9. BANDÉ-GAMBOA / “Pé De Bissilon [Dam Swindle Remix]”
  10. OREKU / “Slow Ya Boobook”
  11. CAM’RON / “Oh Boy! [Jaykay Edit]”
  12. ANDRES LANDERO Y SU CONJUNTO / “La Pava Congona [Señor Sabor Remix]”
  13. FRUKO Y SUS TESOS / “El Negro Chombo”
  14. BUYEPONGO / “Maestros”
  15. JOBBY VALENTE / “Mi Moin Mi Ou”

Thanks for joining us this month. Please spread the word and we’ll see you back on Zoom on Saturday May 8th!

setlist | sala – feb 2021

Shouts and big THANK YOUs to everyone who tuned in and joined last weekend’s SALA event on Zoom! Our featured visual, literary, and musical artists were all fantastic once again! Loads of gratitude to Wendell Wiggins, Katia Moraes, Noel Alumit, Norma Liliana Valdez, and Elvia Susana Rubalcava for lending their talents to our audience for the evening.

Extra special thanks to everyone who stuck around to dance to the deejays sets by DJ Reyes and yours truly. I had some people asking about songs from my set, so here they are in order below. Happy hunting and we’ll see you all again on Saturday March 13th!

ARTIST / Tracklist

  1. LAS CAFETERAS ft. QVLN & SERGIO MENDOZA / “Georgia On My Mind”
  2. PETRONA MARTINEZ / “Un Niña Que Llora En Los Montes De Maria [King Coya Remix]”
  3. CUMBIASOUND ft. LIS FLORES VARELA & BOOGIE CASTILLO / “Maz Paz”
  4. RAMIRO BELTRAN / “Agonizada Magdalena”
  5. POIRIER & RED FOX / “Pull Up Dat”
  6. TANYA STEPHENS / “Goggle [Busta Beat Riddim Remix]”
  7. OREKU / “Slow Ya Boobook”
  8. BOMBA ESTEREO / “Fuego [Maga Bo Remix]”
  9. THE DUHKS / “Magalenha [Newlife Edit]”
  10. SOKHAR ft. CANTOR RONALD / “Les Appels De So ∙1”
  11. GRUPO BONGAR / “Tuninha”
  12. BAIANAS DE IPIOCA / “Boa Noite [Tahira Remix]”
  13. KABUS KERIM / “Seker Oglan”
  14. BALKAN BEAT BOX ft. VICTORIA HENNA / “Adir Adirim”
  15. THE TEMPTATIONS / “I Can’t Get Next To You [Whiskey Barons Edit]”
  16. ARETHA FRANKLIN / “Rock Steady”
  17. BOBBY BYRD / “I Know You Got Soul”
  18. VILLAGE CUTS ft. LUIS TOWERS & MAHON SOUNDS / “Vengo Ganao”
  19. TURNER, MACHEL MONTANO & FLAVOUR / “She Bad [Remix]”
  20. REMA / “Dumebi [J Boogie Edit]”
  21. THE SPANISH HARLEM ORCHESTRA / “Mama Guela”
  22. CELIA CRUZ / “La Negra Tiene Tumbao”
  23. MANCHA E PLÁTANO / “Remigio Tombé”
  24. NOVALIMA / “Macaco [Jeremy Sole Remix]”
  25. CUMBIA LOS GALLEROS / “Soledad [Sono Rhizmo Remix]”
  26. SON ROMPE PERA ft. MACHA / “Los Chucos Suaves”
  27. SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR / “Pride (In The Name Of Love)”
  28. VILLAGE CUTS ft. MAHON SOUNDS / “Cheza”
  29. MOSEH DRUMMIST / “Ndakhuchama [Village Cuts Dub]”