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]”

friday january 17 | rum-n-sugar

After a long hiatus from hosting events at General Lee’s Cocktail House in LA’s Chinatown district, I made my return at the end of last year with two dates–first in October and the other in November. This Friday January 17 marks my first Chinatown appearance of 2020, and I’ve branded it ‘Rum-N-Sugar’, to acknowledge the lands where African and Latin music are deeply rooted. I’ll be mixing classic and current expressions of this pan-African music: Fela to Falz; Mighty Sparrow to Machel Montano; Celia Cruz to Nicola Cruz; Marley to Movado and James Brown to Jay-Z for example. See you on Friday!

10PM-2AM | FREE
General Lee’s Cocktail House
475 Ging Ling Way
Chinatown Plaza
Los Angeles CA 90012

friday jan 10 | piña

9pm-2am ∙ El Dorado DTLA ∙ FREE! Continue reading

april 19-21 | tropi-cal tour

Hey Everyone!

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
Mezcal Lounge
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!