Heyyyy! It’s a PIÑA week!! Big thanks to everyone who came through last month for YUKICITO’s amazing birthday celebration. We’re back at EL DORATO DTLA this coming Friday April 13th, laying down the voodoo extra heavy on the dance floor for the occasion. Come on down under the ground and let’s see if we can make some magic once again!
FRIDAY MARCH 16th I’m back in my regular 3rd Friday slot at General Lee’s Cocktail House in LA’s Chinatown District with LATITUDE. I’ve enjoyed a lot of freedom to move around musically here and LA’s young Friday night crowds have been sticking around for the most part. Last time, I started the night by dropping the needle on Ahmad Jamal’s jazz piano classic “Poinciana”, made the trek through some UK modal jazz by way of Matthew Halsall, got into some iconic bebop material from Monk and Coltrane and on to jazzy, thoughtful hip-hop, soulful reggae and afro sounds. I also tend to touch on some disco, house and moody electronica from all over, and will occasionally throw the young weekend warriors a bone with some familiar tropical pop.
Anyway, grab some homies, come check it out and have a sip with me soon!
10PM-2AM (I usually start at 9:30)
GENERAL LEE’S COCKTAIL HOUSE
475 Ging Ling Way | Chinatown
Los Angeles, baby.
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.