saturday june 16 | extra ancestral

I’m super excited to have been asked to play records at this second coming of the EXTRA ANCESTRAL show, hosted by LA’s young percussion master, Kahlil Cummings and his CAPOFRESH brand. The evening features Kahlil’s new CAPOFRESH ENSEMBLE project, a ‘supergroup’ made up of some of his favorite local players, as well as BLOCO OBINI, the all-female bloco afro he both leads and instructs. As an extra treat, all the way from Australia, Mr. Quetzal Guerrero aka QVLN, joins the festivities as the evening’s special guest performer! Dance performances by Daunte Fyall, Jahanna Blunt, Rachel Hernandez and Rosangela Silvestre round out the evening but who knows, there are probably more surprises in store!

Check the Facebook Event Page for all the info, and see Farah Sosa’s photographs from the very first show back in February. This night will be just as amazing!

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sunday april 29 | la junta 2018 kickoff

Happy April, Everyone!

Guess what?! Yep, you got it. It’s already that time of year–time to announce and promote our first LA JUNTA summer event! We thought about announcing the show on 4/1, but being that it was Easter Sunday, April Fools’ Day AND rent day, we waited until the second day of the month 😉

But no foolin’…our summer rooftop series begins this month on SUNDAY APRIL 29, just enough time for everyone to make plans with your crews, to reserve cabanas and to start working on your summer swagger. This first one is a family affair with the first band we ever booked for an event, LA’s torchbearers of funky, psychedelic cumbia, La Chamba!! The band is fresh off rocking dates for the west coast’s Chicha Summit, as well as putting the final touches on a new album of original material, so the band is tight as ever.

They’ll be joined by our friends, another fantastic southland Afro-Latin band making a lot of noise via a recently released 7″ single on renowned Brooklyn label Names You Can Trust. Get ready to check out El Santo Golpe!

As always, our resident good guys– Yuki , David Cardena-degruvme & Glenn Red –will be mixin’ the summertime feel good rhythms on the decks, so let’s kick off another amazing summer up on the roof.

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WANT TO RESERVE YOUR TABLE/
CABANA / FIRE PIT? BUY TICKETS viaour Eventbrite page – Reservations guarantee you 10 entry tickets to our event!

Due to high demand, we suggest booking ASAP!!

Don Chente Bar-Grill & Lounge
1248 South Figueroa,
Los Angeles, CA 90015
http://www.donchentedtla.com

4PM – 10PM

21 & Over with ID

$5.00 online and $10 at door (to support live music!)

**$10-$20 parking located @ 516 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015 or FREE street parking (if no Staple Center special events)**

Live in the area? Don’t drive take the metro http://media.metro.net/riding_metro/maps/images/rail_map.pdf
See you soon at Don Chente!

announcement | la junta summer 2018!

ANNOUNCEMENT!!! We’re already bouncing with excitement as we prepare for La Junta’s sixth summer season! We’ll be back up on the rooftop on these upcoming Sundays beginning on Sunday April 29th!!! Please save the dates and make plans to dance with us under the sun and moon all summer long! Stay tuned on social media and on our refreshed website (lajuntala.com) as we’ll be announcing the lineup for the 2018 Kickoff Party in the coming days.

See you in the sunshine!

latitude | friday march 16

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)
FREE

GENERAL LEE’S COCKTAIL HOUSE
475 Ging Ling Way | Chinatown
Los Angeles, baby.