latitude | friday march 2

With last week’s mini vacation in the SoCal mountains, aka Big Bear, I sadly had to skip my February installment of LATITUDE at General Lee’s Cocktail House in LA’s Chinatown district. However, I’ll be back twice in the month of March, with the first getdown this FRIDAY MARCH 2ND! I’m looking forward to steering the ship all night as we once again take a dynamic trek through jazz, hip-hop and global grooves. It starts around 9:30pm (although I publish 10:00) and it’s always FREE. Wake the town and tell the people!

LATITUDE
w/DJ Glenn Red
@ GENERAL LEE’S COCKTAIL HOUSE
475 Ging Ling Way
Chinatown, Los Angeles

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mind melting | aka NEW BRAZIL MIX!!

I’m honored to have recently been invited to share a guest deejay set on Pacifica Radio in Los Angeles by one of my favorite tastemakers on the LA airwaves, Mr. Michael Barnes. Michael has hosted his popular and eclectic music program on both of the city’s main public radio platforms, 89.9 FM KCRW and KPFK 90.7 FM, a show and accompanying blog both titled Melting Pot Radio. He’s currently on hiatus from doing his programs regularly, however in January and February thus far, he’s filled in for regular ‘One Track Mind’ host Kristi Lomax, who’ll be making her return to her long-time post at the station very soon.

The links below will allow you to stream and/or download each hour of the show. The first link takes you to Michael’s New Orleans/Mardi Gras inspired first hour (including a brief interview with yours truly), while the second link features my guest deejay set–a jazzy and funky take on Brazil, just in time for Carnaval week. You won’t find much of the typical samba or batucada sounds here, but rather the set highlights a handful of genres just as rhythmic and beautiful as the country’s more prominent sounds. Plus, what’s really cool about this appearance on One Track Mind is that it is in large part thanks to Kristi’s show back around the turn of the millenium that I learned to love Afrobeat and pan-African genres, helping set me on the path to all that I enjoy as a world music deejay/selector/collector.

I’ve also included the tracklist for my set below. Click and enjoy!

KPFK 90.7 / ‘ONE TRACK MIND’ / Michael Barnes filling in for Kristi Lomax
February 9, 2018

Hour One | 10-11pm | MICHAEL BARNES NOLA SET + GLENN RED INTERVIEW

Hour Two | 11pm-Midnight | DJ GLENN RED FUNKY BRAZIL SET

MICHAEL BARNES’ “MELTING POT” BLOG

TRACK LISTING:

Intro: “São Paulo Antiga (Vinheta)” – OSVALDINHO DA CUICA & MADRINHA EUNICE
Historia do Samba Paulista I / CPC UMES, 1999

“Ossain” – JORGE ARMORIM AND HANK SCHROY
Orixás / independent release, 2004

“Esperar Pra Ver” – POOLSIDE & FATNOTRONIC
Brazilian Compilation Series, v.1 / Chit Chat Records, 2015

“Kabaluere” – ANTONIO CARLOS E JACOFI
Mudei de Idéia / RCA Victor, 1971

“Moeda, Reza E Cor” – DOM SALVADOR & ABOLICÃO
Som, Sangue e Raça / CBS Records, 1971

“Speed” – SONIA SANTOS
Mr. Bongo Presents “Tudo Ben”: Jorge Ben Covered / Mr. Bongo Worldwide LTD, 2009

“Som Do Copa 7” – COPA 7
O Som Do Copa 7 / Top Tape, 1979

“Canta Coco Morena” – SAMBA DE COCO RAIZES DE ARCOVERDE
Maga Bo apresenta Coco Raizes de Arcoverde / Kafundó Records, 2018

“Canto de Ossanha (Instrumental)” – LEO GANDELMAN
Lounjazz / Rob Digital, 2005

“Cidade Vazia [Suonho Sambossa Restyle]” – MILTON BANANA TRIO
In Brasil, Vol. 1 / Suonho In Brasil, 2012

“Maracatu Atomico [iZem Edit]” – OSMAR MILITO
iZem Edits & Remixes / independent release, 2015

“Tamanqueiro [Selvagem Edit]” – ELIZIO DE BUZIOS
single / Hello Sailor Recordings, 2015

“Pura” – ALMIR RICARDI
Festa Funk / RGE, 1984

“Labirinto” – OS FAMKS
Famks / EMI 1978

“Ginga” – LINCOLN OLIVETTI & ROBSON JORGE
Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti / Som Livre, 1982

“Tao Bem” – ZAMBABEN
Zambaben / Zambaben, 2017

“Palco [Jean Claude Gavri Edit]” – GILBERTO GIL
To São Paulo With Love / independent release, 2014

“Lei Do Amor” – JOÃO DONATO & DONATINHO
single / Names You Can Trust, 2017

casa de bamba | thursday feb 15.

With our monthly Thursday gathering falling on February 15th, CASA DE BAMBA Los Angeles is excited to host our first-ever Carnaval show at Los Globos! For such a festive occasion we’re calling in some of our favorite friends in the community to come and have blast with us. The lineup:

live onstage!
SAMBA SOCIETY / vintage 60s and 70s samba
SEAFUNK BRASS BAND / ‘nawlins style second line band

featured dance performance
JONIA of RAIZ BRAZIL / 2016-17 Samba Queen USA

and playing the finest selections from Brazil & beyond!
REYES / coming to us from the popular Forró in LA event
GLENN RED / resident deejay
BOBBY EASTON resident deejay

9pm – 2am
LOS GLOBOS
3040 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90026

$5 at the door til 10pm; $10 after.

Please check out our Facebook Event Page.

casa de bamba | 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!