design | georgia on my mind

 

I’m honored to have had a part in promoting the newly released song and video, Georgia On My Mind. This collaboration among East LA Latinx son jarocho band, Las Cafeteras, singer/violinist QVLN, and Tucson’s Sergio Mendoza (Orkesta Mendoza), flips the classic and beloved Ray Charles rendition into a cumbia-fied, beat-heavy, hi-hat laden affair aimed at turning out Black and Latino voters for Georgia’s critical runoff elections in early January.

A special shout out goes to my brother, deejay/producer degruvme, of La Junta LA for his excellent production work given the short timeline to develop and complete the project, as well as to everyone involved in the project.

Be sure to check out the full video on the Las Cafeteras YouTube channel and share it far and wide. Follow @newgeorgiaproject to stay informed.

CREDITS

Las Cafeteras featuring QVLN (@qviolin) & Sergio Mendoza (@orkestamendoza). Additional vocals by Beth Goodfellow (@beth_goodfellow)

Music produced by degruvme (@degruvme) Mixed & mastered by Mariano Herrera / El Dusty (@eldusty)

Video directed by Roberto Escamilla-Garduno (@roberto director) & Giovanni Solis (@_giosolis) Produced by Hector Flores (@chuchumbe) & Associate Producer Cynthia Fuentes (@lafuentes13)

Cover Photo by Jessica Lopez (@la_masala)
Cover design by Glenn Red (@glennzenn10)

saturday july 25 | moving the movement

These hot days remind us that summer is here! And we can still come together in new ways to connect while doing good.

That is why we have partnered with La Junta Sound System to ‘Move the Movement’! A benefit party benefiting immigrant rights. Get your people and log on to Facebook on July 25 from 4-6pm for a virtual dance party featuring your favorite Cumbias, Salsa, Afro-Latin, and Global Rhythms. All proceeds from this event will benefit CHIRLA.

We know the richness our cultures bring to this country. Yet sadly, millions of immigrants who are deemed essential, work and risk their lives daily to care for this nation without being equally included or protected. La Junta wants to help us change that. And you can too!

The dance party is free so invite your whole tribe – all funds raised that day will
benefit our direct services and advocacy work.
Here’s how to Move the Movement:

RSVP at OnSameSide and receive a CHIRLA toolkit with resources
Share with your friends on social media!
Tune in to CHIRLA’s Facebook on July 25th
So get your moves together, figure out what you are wearing, and tell all your friends
to join you at this can’t-miss summer jam!

saturday june 6 | american cancer society

La Junta LA, the American Cancer Society, and ACS California are coming together on Saturday, June 6th for “Real Men Wear Pink”, an online awareness campaign and emergency response fundraiser to help ease the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. It’s a ‘Virtual DJ Dance Party’ being held across the country on a series of dates during the month-long campaign, with La Junta’s turn to add to the donation total for two hours on the above date. Cancer won’t stop. Neither can we.

We hope to get this message out across all platforms by word of mouth, a tag, a share, etc. so please help spread the word! You can view the lives tream and donate via tiltify.com (see link below), with simulcasts on Instagram Live and Facebook to help connect us in as many ways as possible.

TILTIFY: https://tiltify.com/@lajuntala/la-junta-la-acs-real-men-wear-pink

INSTAGRAM: @lajuntala

FACEBOOK: @lajuntala

friday march 13 | piña

This midweek rain has got us excited for what’s gonna bloom on the other side, especially Friday night’s PIÑA! It’s been a long time coming, but we’re finally bringin’ in the homies DJ CREEPY and DJ VALENTÍN, aka Westside Cumbia Connection to rock the decks at our monthly Friday romp…and ‘we support this message’!!

Our brother Yukicito will be out of town celebrating his bday week in the Bay, but fortunately, our dear bro from Ojai, DJ Elixir, is in town to keep the sounds deep while Yuki is away. Get your piñas ready and we’ll see you on Friday!

9PM-2AM | FREE all night with RSVP | $5 at door after 11pm
El Dorado DTLA
416 S. Spring St. (btwn 4th & 5th)