friday october 25 | salsa on the alley

Dia de los Muertos season is just about upon us, so La Junta crew and me are excited to share that we’re back with one of our surprise hit events of last fall, and it’s right in our Pasadena stomping grounds!

Kicking off its Day of the Dead Celebration, Old Pasadena hosts ‘Salsa on the Alley, curated by LA cultural event producers La Junta and featuring a live performance with Son Mayor, an 11-piece ensemble that has been performing its classic salsa sound for more than three decades. The event takes place outdoor in one of Old Pasadena’s historic, urban alleyways–illuminated with unique calaveras lighting.
Free sugar-skull face painting is offered between 5:30-8:30pm!

Complete info: oldpasadena.org/dayofthedead
Eventbrite ticket link: https://tinyurl.com/y4h68fkv

Note: While this event is free, all attendees must register through Eventbrite and show ticket (digital or paper) at the gate to receive an entrance wristband.

For accessibility information or to request anaccommodation, please contact (626) 356-9725 or events@oldpasadena.org. Providing at least 72 hours’ notice prior to the event will help ensure availability.

sunday september 15 | café tacvba

La Junta are excited and extremely honored to serve as the music providers at the pre-concert picnic festivities at the Hollywood Bowl (!!!) in celebration of CAFÉ TACVBA‘s 30-year Anniversary Show! Enjoy a pop-up party with I Love Micheladas; art and fashion vendors curated by Molcajete Dominguero; and music by La Junta LA! Early arrival is greatly encouraged.

About This Performance
It’s impossible to limit what Mexico City’s Café Tacvba do to just one genre. The innovative quartet emerged from the rock en español scene of the ’90s to explore indie rock, electronic music, musique concrète, cumbia, norteña, and more. It all amounts to a thoroughly modern portrait of Mexican music – and an adventurous and viscerally exciting live concert experience that’s made them a sell-out favorite around the world.
Led by Clementine Creevy, LA natives Cherry Glazerr open the evening with a daring set that reflects the emotional growth and vulnerability of this three-piece rock band.

Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.

Need tickets?!
Visit hollywoodbowl.com and use promo code CHILANGABANDA for 30% off select tickets (sections M/N & L/P).

friday august 9 | movements

La Junta is playing at Union Station this summer!

via Metro Art LA:

The third and final installment of “Movements at Union Station” features La Junta with special guest, international Producer/DJ Jose Marquez!

Join us for luscious, danceable grooves underneath the night sky, photo booth, and visual projections at one of the city’s most iconic landmarks.

Movements at Union Station #3 | La Junta
Friday, August 9 from 8PM to 11PM
Union Station South Patio

This event is FREE and OPEN to the public, no RSVPs required.

“LA JUNTA,” Spanish for ‘the gathering’ serves as both the widely popular LA brand of outdoor cultural celebrations featuring tropical Afro-Latin music, and as the moniker of the four-person team that produces the series and related deejay/live music events. ‘LJ’ events take guests on a lush and lively musical sojourn across Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, the Caribbean, Africa, India and through our stateside metropolises, while the seamless blending of rhythms, food, and sunshine consistently conjure big smiles and even bigger dance moves.

Los Angeles DJ/Producer Jose Marquez’s sound is a product of being brought up around Afro-Latin, Caribbean and other World Music at a young age. Always intrigued by electronic sounds as well, Jose’s mission has been to fuse his love of global rhythms with the dance floor. Jose burst onto the scene in 2010 with memorable remixes & edits of artists such as Celia Cruz, Nina Simone, Oumou Sangare and many others. He travels the globe uniting nations on the dance floor with his signature sound and has performed at major events in Paris, Athens, Toronto, Los Angeles, NYC, Melbourne, Nairobi, Morocco, Singapore, Shanghai, Peru, Cuba and most recently in India.

Listen to Jose’s productions & mixes here:

saturday july 27 | levitt la

Saludos, Angelen@s!

La Junta are excited to announce that we’ve been invited to present a show this summer at the Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles at MacArthur Park, as part of their talent-packed 2019 series of 50 free concerts!

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La Diabla
La Diabla has been “cumbiando” since before it was cool, making audiences move and dance floors bounce for over 10 years.

L.A. Bollywood
L.A. Bollywood uplifts the Los Angeles community by sharing the colorful heritage of India, taking audiences on a magical ride

Doctors and Engineers
The LA-based band Doctors and Engineers energetically celebrates South Asian diasporic experience by re-imagining Desi film and folk songs as psychedelic, American garage punk, and creating inspired originals from their own hyphenated identities.

Discostan
The group of DJs known as Discostan exist as musical liberation for immigrants, diasporic communities and residents of the fluid area between South and West Asia and North Africa. Their sounds draw from the past, present and near future, from Beirut to Bangkok via Bombay.

La Junta
La Junta, or ‘the gathering’ in Spanish, serves as both the widely popular brand name of Los Angeles outdoor cultural celebrations that feature tropical Afro-Latin music, and as the moniker of the four-person team that produces the series and other related DJ/live music events.

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7PM
FRIDAY JULY 27, 2019
Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles
at MacArthur Park
near the corner of W. 6th St. & S. Park View

FREE / GRATIS / ALL AGES

Roll out with your crew and join us in the park!! We can’t wait to dance with you among the trees and under the stars!

xo
LA JUNTA
David, Prescilla, Glenn & Yuki

To RSVP, visit concerts.levittlosangeles.org
For directions, visit levittlosangeles.org/visit