afri(ca)li.

About a week ago, I was hired to do a campaign poster–my first. The colors inset into the California image are those of Uganda. While the office is nothing but a blip on the global political scale, except for a background color swap I was happy to nail the design on the first try. Good luck to the candidate!

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funky house.

CASA DE BAMBA LA is back and we’re closing out the year with a holiday edition of dance rhythms from Brasil and beyond!

featuring live music by:
Delta Nove (world funk, Long Beach)
Bloco Obini (womxn’s afro bloco, LA)
–directed by Kahlil Cummings

fantastic dance performances by:
Gisella Samba (samba dancer, LA)
Loftoeira feat. Scotty and Fumi Katano (house/capoeira fusion)

and funky Afro-diasporic turntable selections by:
Glenn Red (Afro Funké, La Junta)
+ opening set by Bobby Easton!

Native Sol will be once again be on hand selling their eclectic mix of handmade, earth-friendly goods for your last-minute holiday gift-giving. Don’t miss this Casa de Bamba for the holiday session!

FREE w/RSVP (very limited quantity!) via EVENTBRITE:
http://bit.ly/2jrbkWz

Or support live music by purchasing tickets at the door:
$5 before 10pm
$10 after

CASA DE BAMBA
THURSDAY DECEMBER 21, 2017
@ Club Los Globos
3040 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90026

‘dem apples.

Even though we announced that LA JUNTA will be celebrating the 2018 New Year’s Eve by hosting our PIÑA event on Sunday December 31st, the upcoming second Friday of the month falls during this week on DECEMBER 8, meaning it’s our regular PIÑA party! Above is he flier that I created for it last night. When I sent it out to them this morning, the team immediately alerted me that I had made a couple of mistakes on the date. AND I realized that I hadn’t added the signature pineapple in the background. Anyway I love how it turned out! The pink, chocolate, black and bamboo green tones look great together.

Pictured on the flier is the Vietnamese pop group “3 Trái Táo” (The Apples 3, circa 1975).
If you’re anywhere near DTLA this Friday night, definitely stop by El Dorado DTLA! 9pm / Free.

PIÑA @ EL DORADO BAR DTLA
416 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles CA 90013

On Facebook: El Dorado DTLA

See you there!

in general.

Grateful to be back mixin’ at GENERAL LEE’S COCKTAIL HOUSE in the heart of LA’s Chinatown district this Friday November 17! It’s a great spot to both chill after a grueling work week or to jumpstart a fun weekend. The mixologists put together a great list of featured cocktails and its central location between dowtown and the eastside make it a perfect location to meet friends and recount your highs and lows for the week. I might even getcha to boogie a bit 😉 See ya on Friday!

General Lee’s on Yelp

selena + vamos = ¡selenamos!

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Our final LA JUNTA summer event of 2016 falls on SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25TH!! And we’re going out BIG with Los Angeles’ new but already beloved Selena tribute band, SELENAMOS! It takes place on the rooftop of our new home, DON CHENTE BAR-GRILL & LOUNGE in DTLA, right across from Staples Center. We’ll be celebrating the 25th anniversary of Selena’s first gold record, which was also the first for any woman in Tejano music!

Facebook Event: La Junta Season Finale featuring SELENAMOS

Spread the word and join us!

puttin’ in work.

Here’s one of my latest flier designs, announcing the first LA JUNTA summer event:

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LA JUNTA is back for our fourth summer of good music, good people and good times!! While the boys have been gigging steadily as guests at other events, we’ve missed coming together at good ol’ Fronteras Cantina in Alhambra and partying on the patio like we do!

For our summer kickoff, we’ve invited back the first band we ever worked with at La Junta, way back when we were a fledgling event in east Pasadena. The fellas from LA CHAMBA return with their East Los Angeles working class take on the pyschedelic cumbia chicha sounds that originated in Peru. As with all La Junta events, it will be a heavy dancing affair!

The date is SUNDAY JUNE 26th…start breaking in your summer dancing shoes!!

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

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Sunday June 26th | 4pm-9pm
LA JUNTA 2016 SUMMER KICKOFF
featuring a live performance by LA CHAMBA!!

FRONTERAS MEXICAN GRILL & CANTINA
118 West Main Street
Downtown Alhambra
http://www.fronterasgrill.com

21+
$5.00 cover (on live music days only)

go yard.

These are the portrait flier and the Instagram-sized square image for the next BOOM YARD reggae and tropical music happening at LA’s DELICIOUS PIZZA. This west coast eatery is brought to you by the same folks from legendary LA street music label ‘Delicious Vinyl’ (Tone Loc, Brand New Heavies, The Pharcyde, Masta Ace, etc.), while BOOM YARD is the brainchild of Leslie Cooney and AFRO FUNKÉ’s Cary Sullivan, featuring Jamaican platter-master DJ Delano behind the turntables. This next event happens Sunday February 14th–VALENTINES DAY for some of you! This might make a great afternoon/evening date spot for a bit of reggae swaying with your boo (I’m too old to say ‘bae’).

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