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!
Tuesday, December 17th…save the date! I’ll be back for more at the ever so cool Hodgepodge LA with the one and only trumpeter/arranger/bandleader/deejay, Todd Simon. We had a blast jamming at Apotheke the last two times we were paired up, so I’m eager to do it all over again. It’s one of the best events to attend on a Tuesday night, and perhaps the best of the week. Alongside the artistic and unique elixir-style cocktails crafted by the resident mixologists, the soulful music and stylish patrons make Hodgepodge an easy and satisfying night out in LA.
8pm-1am | Free
1746 N. Spring St
Los Angeles CA 90012
Whoa! This is probably the earliest I’ve ever promoted out in front of this monthly fourth Saturday event that I do in Long Beach, but for some reason I already have a good feeling about it. I’m back though on Saturday September 28th with fellow resident and recent birthday boy Eusébio Akasa at Mezcalero LBC for the event we call VIVO! Here, we rock many of the finest tunes in cumbia, afrobeat, funk, samba, salsa, hip-hop, reggaeton, afropop, and Caribbean rhythms and more. Come check it out as we get live on the second floor cantina! It’s free and poppin’!
La Junta Sound System is back in Boyle Heights this Saturday night (and every first Saturday) at Xelas for the thing we call ‘Bump’! The evening’s music includes our irresistible blend of Afro-Latin street party sounds mixed with extra helpings of hip-hop, disco, funky throwbacks, 80s faves and soulful party jams bumpin’ out of a clean and powerful QSC audio system. Come out for some brews and work it away on the dance floor!
Xelas – Boyle Heights
1846-1/2 E. 1st Street
Los Angeles CA 90033
10PM | FREE