LA JUNTA’s monthly late night session PIÑA returns to EL DORADO DTLA this Friday, February 9th with all that good Afro-Latin tropical goodness on the turntables. And, just as we did on New Year’s Eve, we’ll also have the underground bar open, which on our nights will be known as the ‘CoCo Lounge’–yacht rock, vintage island exotica, calypso, classic mambo, bossa nova, West African highlife, swingin’ Ethio-jazz, ska, rocksteady and other sounds by which to cool out, featuring DJ KIND C and LA JUNTA SOUND SYSTEM.
Friday February 9, 2018
416 S. Spring St. (between 4th & 5th)
Downtown Los Angeles
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:
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
3040 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90026
$5 at the door til 10pm; $10 after.
Please check out our Facebook Event Page.
Had another great outing at General Lee’s in the heart of LA’s Chinatown district this past Friday night. I’m proud to say that Friday’s crowd rallied and provided a little satisfaction and validation (as well as bragging rights!) thanks to the dance cipher they had going out on the floor–my first there in the three installments of my LATITUDE event thus far!
I’ll most likely have to skip the February installment on the 16th, so I’m hoping that whoever ends up covering for me keeps the momentum and the good vibes going. Stay tuned for announcements!
Here are two pieces of work–the fliers, not the artists!–out of six images that I finished this week. Pictured: Carlos Santa and Gal Costa, respectively.