upcoming event | thursday jan 18.

My monthly 3rd Thursday musical foray returns this week…CASA DE BAMBA! Our first two events went off fantastically in NOV and DEC of last year and we’re looking forward to continued growth in 2018. Helping us do it this month will be Brazilian (by way of Los Angeles) singer-songwriter and composer, TITA LIMA! I first had the pleasure of meeting her way back in 2007 at the old Lost Souls Cafe in DTLA (where the entrance to the Continental Club is now). We’re celebrating Tita’s birthday and she’s gifting us with a tribute to the incomparable GAL COSTA! As an added treat, LA’s top Afro-Brazilian dance theater ensemble, VIVER BRASIL, will be performing selections from their beloved repertoire of bold and beautiful movement work. PLUS, our friend SOZINHO MALANDRO aka Lalo Z joins Bobby and me on the stageside turntables!

Check out Casa de Bamba’s Facebook event page .

For more on TITA LIMA, visit her TITA LIMA MUSIC Bandcamp Page .

See you on Thursday if you’re in LA!

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funky house.

CASA DE BAMBA LA is back and we’re closing out the year with a holiday edition of dance rhythms from Brasil and beyond!

featuring live music by:
Delta Nove (world funk, Long Beach)
Bloco Obini (womxn’s afro bloco, LA)
–directed by Kahlil Cummings

fantastic dance performances by:
Gisella Samba (samba dancer, LA)
Loftoeira feat. Scotty and Fumi Katano (house/capoeira fusion)

and funky Afro-diasporic turntable selections by:
Glenn Red (Afro Funké, La Junta)
+ opening set by Bobby Easton!

Native Sol will be once again be on hand selling their eclectic mix of handmade, earth-friendly goods for your last-minute holiday gift-giving. Don’t miss this Casa de Bamba for the holiday session!

FREE w/RSVP (very limited quantity!) via EVENTBRITE:
http://bit.ly/2jrbkWz

Or support live music by purchasing tickets at the door:
$5 before 10pm
$10 after

CASA DE BAMBA
THURSDAY DECEMBER 21, 2017
@ Club Los Globos
3040 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90026

‘dem apples.

Even though we announced that LA JUNTA will be celebrating the 2018 New Year’s Eve by hosting our PIÑA event on Sunday December 31st, the upcoming second Friday of the month falls during this week on DECEMBER 8, meaning it’s our regular PIÑA party! Above is he flier that I created for it last night. When I sent it out to them this morning, the team immediately alerted me that I had made a couple of mistakes on the date. AND I realized that I hadn’t added the signature pineapple in the background. Anyway I love how it turned out! The pink, chocolate, black and bamboo green tones look great together.

Pictured on the flier is the Vietnamese pop group “3 Trái Táo” (The Apples 3, circa 1975).
If you’re anywhere near DTLA this Friday night, definitely stop by El Dorado DTLA! 9pm / Free.

PIÑA @ EL DORADO BAR DTLA
416 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles CA 90013

On Facebook: El Dorado DTLA

See you there!