LA JUNTA, my deejay crew and music event of the same name, have announced the dates for our Summer 2017 run. We’ve been working hard to curate an amazing lineup of deejays, live bands and dance groups for our fifth summer season–and our second in DTLA. Yup…we’ll be back rockin’ the super fresh rooftop lounge at Don Chente Bar-Grill & Lounge, across from Staples Center. Above is our teaser flier showing the dates of our series, each show taking place on the LAST Sunday of each month from April through September. For this summer campaign, the La Junta team and I decided on a vintage futbol/soccer aesthetic. Soon you’ll see the flier announcing the lineup for our April 30th Kickoff Event. Can’t wait to show you, and of course, to see you at La Junta!!
Check out our Facebook Page HERE.
This Thursday DECEMBER 10th, LA JUNTA is co-hosting an Winter Dance Party at DTLA’s LA CITA BAR, featuring superb live music by tropical surfrockers SALT PETAL, dark melodians BLACKWATER JUKEBOX, and one of LA’s newest and most exciting Latin pop ensembles SIN COLOR! Not that you’d ever need an excuse to hang out at LA CITA, but this event will be as good as any. Hope you’ll grab the dancin’ crew and join us. See ya there!!
P.S. This isn’t one of my fliers 😉
I’m so infinitely grateful that we’re still able to hold these sweaty get-togethers with you a few times a year, even two years after ending our run as LA’s premier world music affair. We’re still looking forward to big things in the coming year. Above is the flier that on which Jeremy and I collaborated.
In addition to Jeremy Sole and me holding it down on the turntables, we’ve got a superb shortlist of talent coming through to bless the festivities:
Live percussion by KAHLIL CUMMINGS (Balandugu Kan, Capofresh, EthioCali / LA)
Live dance by NADRA EHRMAN (Afro Fusion Dance / Santa Barbara)
Live painting by NGENE MWAURA (Kenya)
Here’s my latest flier for La Junta!
This coming SUNDAY AUGUST 23rd, La Junta continues to smolder as we welcome Daniela Brazil Hollywood’s ‘OYA BRAZIL’ in a fully costumed (or should we say ‘barely’ costumed?) live samba dance show! Needless to say, the boys are looking forward to this one 😉 We’ve also invited longtime homie BABY BUBBA from Vibes & Stuff Radio and Soul Sessions to help us keep fanning the flames, as well as a new friend we met two years ago from way down in Quintana Roo while the La Junta fam vacationed in Playa Del Carmen, México. The man’s in town ready to get down in LA just before joining Osunlade, Nickodemus, and Sabo at Burning Man… hope you’ll join us in welcoming our amigo, representing the NO MAS Punchis Punchis stylee–NETZA!
See you there, familia!
Thursday night, AFRO FUNKÉ LIVE is proud to present Argentina’s dancehall & reggae star…
Alika gained recognition as a fiercely conscious voice emanating from Latin America, writing direct lyrics of respect, dignity and selfconfidence, while also recounting common issues found in many of the third world “barrios” of Latin America.
Her charisma and presence on stage have allowed her to take her show to festivals, theaters, clubs, schools, hospitals and even prisions in different cities arround the world—including Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Bolivia, Peru, Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, United States of America. France, Spain and Andorra.—marking a truly amazing career for someone who to this day remains an independent artist.
Alika has five studio albums to date and is credited with having created some of the biggest reggae anthems in the latin reggae world. Tunes such as Ejercito Despierta on the World A Music/Jamrock Riddim (with several million Youtube views) have helped establish Alika as an international Reggae star and have helped place latin Reggae on the worldwide map. A further attestant to this is Alika’s 5th album, which was a collaborative effort with world-reknown dub producer Mad Professor. The 2009 album, entitled ¨Mad Professor meets Alika¨, was entirely produced by the genius of dub himself.
In September of 2007 Alika launched her own exclusive clothing line-Alika Tresde -which has received great accolades. The line is available in Argentina through the widely successful retail outfit Isabel la Catolica, with stores located throughout the country. In August of 2009 Alika also introduced her own signature model of sunglasses developed by world acclaimed manufacturers VULK, currently available in Argentina and Mexico.
<<rwd<< AFRO FUNKE' 04.25.2013 : Official FELA! Cast Party + DJ Seano and live dance by Nadra & A.S.I.!!
AFRO FUNKE’ is honored to host the official cast party for the FELA! musical here in Los Angeles! The whole AF crew and I are excited to celebrate the man whose music and spirit provide the inspiration and substance upon which Afro Funke’ has built its own rich legacy. We also welcome DJ SEANO (Soundwaves Radio – KPFK, LA) in his debut AF performance as well as live Afro fusion dance by NADRA EHRMAN and AFRICAN SOUL INTERNATIONAL. This is gonna be one to remember!!!
More info at www.afrofunke.com
Hope to meetcha and greetcha there 🙂
Last Thursday, DJ NEWLIFE breezed into town from the Windy City and inspired the AFRO FUNKÉ dance floor with a bumpin’ set of feelgood rhythms from around the globe. It was one of those love-charged AF nights where all the goodness came about steadily, with the magic being conjured by the confluence of everybody’s positive vibrations throughout the evening. LOVE!
This week, we welcome a staple of LA’s Brazilian event scene for his first time behind the decks at Afro Funke’. Axé!
WEEKLY FUNK INVOCATION
Afrobeat, Brazilian, Dub, Reggae, Cumbia,
Samba Disco, Batucada, Afro-Latin House,
Indian Beats, Makossa & other deep-rooted
Funk music from around the world
Thursday April 26, 2012
He wasn’t born in Brazil, Ghana, Jamaica, India or any other foreign land but these places, and many more, were all born into him. His appreciation for global and electronic music has been apparent in his sets ever since he began DJing at the age of 13, and it has lead him on world-wide journeys to gain a deeper understanding behind the cultures from which all of this music originates. As founder and resident of Chicago’s FEx (Foreign Exchange) party, he has gained considerable recognition for his earthquake sounds and having a guaranteed floor filled Saturday night party where the people come out to skank, bollywood, samba, hi-life, break and juke all in one place.
++Plus special surprise guests each week!
++Plus drink specials every Thursday!
Afro Funke’ Thursdays
1301 5th Street @ Arizona
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310.451.2221 / 21+ (EVERYONE must have ID)
9pm – 2am / $7 before 10:30pm; $10 after
(NO CREDIT CARDS FOR COVER !!
Please bring cash or there is ATM in building)
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May 3, 2012
(Festa Fridays, LA)
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@ the club every week. Plus hand made hats, jewelry, belts & more
provided by Big Al Hats, Native Sol, Cola Smith-Adabachi,
Amreen Karmali & other amazing crafts people!!**
with a little help from our friends:
“A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.”