friday october 25 | salsa on the alley

Dia de los Muertos season is just about upon us, so La Junta crew and me are excited to share that we’re back with one of our surprise hit events of last fall, and it’s right in our Pasadena stomping grounds!

Kicking off its Day of the Dead Celebration, Old Pasadena hosts ‘Salsa on the Alley, curated by LA cultural event producers La Junta and featuring a live performance with Son Mayor, an 11-piece ensemble that has been performing its classic salsa sound for more than three decades. The event takes place outdoor in one of Old Pasadena’s historic, urban alleyways–illuminated with unique calaveras lighting.
Free sugar-skull face painting is offered between 5:30-8:30pm!

Complete info: oldpasadena.org/dayofthedead
Eventbrite ticket link: https://tinyurl.com/y4h68fkv

Note: While this event is free, all attendees must register through Eventbrite and show ticket (digital or paper) at the gate to receive an entrance wristband.

For accessibility information or to request anaccommodation, please contact (626) 356-9725 or events@oldpasadena.org. Providing at least 72 hours’ notice prior to the event will help ensure availability.

saturday july 27 | levitt la

Saludos, Angelen@s!

La Junta are excited to announce that we’ve been invited to present a show this summer at the Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles at MacArthur Park, as part of their talent-packed 2019 series of 50 free concerts!

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La Diabla
La Diabla has been “cumbiando” since before it was cool, making audiences move and dance floors bounce for over 10 years.

L.A. Bollywood
L.A. Bollywood uplifts the Los Angeles community by sharing the colorful heritage of India, taking audiences on a magical ride

Doctors and Engineers
The LA-based band Doctors and Engineers energetically celebrates South Asian diasporic experience by re-imagining Desi film and folk songs as psychedelic, American garage punk, and creating inspired originals from their own hyphenated identities.

Discostan
The group of DJs known as Discostan exist as musical liberation for immigrants, diasporic communities and residents of the fluid area between South and West Asia and North Africa. Their sounds draw from the past, present and near future, from Beirut to Bangkok via Bombay.

La Junta
La Junta, or ‘the gathering’ in Spanish, serves as both the widely popular brand name of Los Angeles outdoor cultural celebrations that feature tropical Afro-Latin music, and as the moniker of the four-person team that produces the series and other related DJ/live music events.

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7PM
FRIDAY JULY 27, 2019
Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles
at MacArthur Park
near the corner of W. 6th St. & S. Park View

FREE / GRATIS / ALL AGES

Roll out with your crew and join us in the park!! We can’t wait to dance with you among the trees and under the stars!

xo
LA JUNTA
David, Prescilla, Glenn & Yuki

To RSVP, visit concerts.levittlosangeles.org
For directions, visit levittlosangeles.org/visit

alley oop!

Above is the first set of photos from last Friday’s opening event of Old Pasadena‘s Day of the Dead celebration titled ‘SALSA ON THE ALLEY.’

Gratitude to the fine people at Old Pasadena’s management office for providing the awesome space and resources (including people power, of course!) that made for such an amazing evening! Much love to my fam LA JUNTA and the band CUBA RUMBA for the fantastic music throughout the short but jam-packed few hours we had together. Extra thanks to our Salsa instructors and featured performers from PRESTIGE DANCE & FINE ARTS, as well as to our conguero SÓLIDO and saxophonista RUBÉN for their tasteful accompaniment during our deejay sets.

Of course, heartfelt thanks to the nearly five hundered beautiful dancers and supporters who showed up en masse on Big Bang Theory Way and filled it from just about one end to the other. Can’t wait until next time!

photo credit: MICHELLE SHIERS PHOTOGRAPHY

friday november 23 | fire relief drive

This Friday, November 23rd CandyAss Promotions & Jeremy Sole present “A BLACK FRIDAY GETDOWN & GIVEBACK” toy & canned food drive + fire relief fundraiser happening at Melody Lounge in LA’s Chinatown district. All toy donations go to ROLLING DEEP 4 CHARITIES, a community of bikers supporting important causes and less fortunate communities. In addition to the all the fine deejays on the bill spinning the sounds that make our city’s musical landscape so beautiful, the RecordBox Truck will also be parked outside the bar with extra fine sounds to warm up the night.