friday january 17 | rum-n-sugar

After a long hiatus from hosting events at General Lee’s Cocktail House in LA’s Chinatown district, I made my return at the end of last year with two dates–first in October and the other in November. This Friday January 17 marks my first Chinatown appearance of 2020, and I’ve branded it ‘Rum-N-Sugar’, to acknowledge the lands where African and Latin music are deeply rooted. I’ll be mixing classic and current expressions of this pan-African music: Fela to Falz; Mighty Sparrow to Machel Montano; Celia Cruz to Nicola Cruz; Marley to Movado and James Brown to Jay-Z for example. See you on Friday!

10PM-2AM | FREE
General Lee’s Cocktail House
475 Ging Ling Way
Chinatown Plaza
Los Angeles CA 90012

friday jan 10 | piña

9pm-2am ∙ El Dorado DTLA ∙ FREE! Continue reading

thursday january 30 | afro funké

After taking a hiatus during the last quarter of 2019, the mighty Afro Funké event returns here in the new decade! We’re back at the Venice CA’s historic Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy with a residents’ night featuring KCRW DJ and Afro Funké co-founder JEREMY SOLE with yours truly, GLENN RED. Host ROCKY DAWUNI and producer/photographer CARY SULLIVAN, the other two co-founders will be back in the fold for this first gathering of 2020. PLUS…dancers and players of instruments as always!!! It goes down on Thursday, January 30th. If you’re new to the event, here’s a bit of what you’ll hear:

AFROBEAT BRAZILIAN REGGAE CUMBIA SAMBA-DISCO MAKOSSA HIGHLIFE BALKAN AFRO-LATIN HOUSE
INDIAN BEATS BATUCADA SALSA ROCKSTEADY FUNK BLUES JAZZ-DANCE PAGODE DUB
& other deep-rooted music from around the world

9PM-2AM | 21+ | $10
52 Windward Avenue
Venice CA

See you there!

saturday february 1 | bump

It’s been a crazy and heartbreaking start to 2020 for many of us thus far, but fortunately the weekend brings a fresh new month, and it falls on a Saturday! That means, it’s time to BUMP with La Junta crew at the coolest neighborhood bar in Boyle Heights–XELAS! More than ever, get out into the community and meet your friends, loved ones and strangers that may become ‘family’. Let’s get together and heal…La Junta Sound System will provide the soundtrack!

10PM | FREE
Xelas – Boyle Heights
1846-1/2 First Street.
Los Angeles CA 90033