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).

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

thursday june 6 | night market

Whoa…I just realized that I’ve been out on LA’s westside quite a bit these past few weeks. Considering that it’s been over five years since my Afro Funké residency used to bring me out there weekly, and that during this period I’d only find myself the westside three maybe times a year, this recent stretch of a half-dozen appearances in Venice and Marina del Rey within the last month is pretty novel. Anyway, I’m back this Thursday evening as a substitute for my musical partner and KCRW deejay Jeremy Sole at the NIGHT MARKET event happening at The Bungalow (hotel) in Santa Monica. The event goes from 5pm-10pm with music beginning at 6pm. Check the official description:

Night Market will feature specialty food trucks, picnic tables, & outdoor festoon lights to set the mood under the stars. These weekly events will be free admission and will be family friendly, open to the public, and accessible to all ages!

Additional special performers to be announced. KCRW DJ’s will be on hand spinning the hits each week.

The Bungalow Santa Monica will be open as normal for guests (21+, must present photo ID).

Come on by if you wanna get your grub and groove on!

sunday june 10 | AFRO FUNKÉ 15!!!

In case you haven’t yet heard, this coming Sunday June 10, we’re celebrating 15 years of one of the best world music club events that Los Angeles has ever birthed…

Join us from 2-8PM as
Grand Park Sunday Sessions presents
AFRO FUNKÈ 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!
Grand Park LA – Performance Lawn
200 N. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles CA

PERFORMERS:
∙ JEREMY SOLE & GLENN RED, Afro Funké resident deejays
∙ RICH MEDINA, guest deejay (Jump ‘N’ Funk, NYC/Philly)
∙ LE BALLET DEMBAYA, featured dance performance
∙ JAHANNA BLUNT, featured dancer
∙ KAHLIL CUMMINGS, live percussion
∙ STEVEN LOPEZ, live painting
∙ ROCKY DAWUNI, host
∙ CARY SULLIVAN, producer

ALSO FEATURING:
* live body art by Amir Magal & TRIBAL MARKERS
* live screen printing by HIT & RUN crew (bring your own article of clothing or buy preprinted t-shirts there)
* jewelry & craft vending by NATIVE SOL

THINGS TO KNOW:
* This is a FREE/GRATIS event.
* All ages are welcome.
* Picnic blankets, low backed chairs encouraged.
* Dancing on lawn is HIGHLY encouraged (almost mandatory!)
* Food trucks available.
* A special 21+ beverage garden will be available on site.
* Grand Park FAQs Page

HUGE THANKS to Azul Amaral and the team at Grand Park Los Angeles for hosting this epic milestone event on behalf of Afro Funké.