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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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!

surfacing.

So, right on schedule and in keeping with past summers, I’ve managed to pull my disappearing act again. I don’t think I’ve posted anything for about two months or so. If any of you have ventured over to the sidebar of this blog, you may have noticed that I usually keep my deejaying schedule pretty up-to-date. A quick glance would tell you that I’ve been a pretty busy dude. In addition to preparing music and doing the requisite promotion duties for those respective events each week, I keep my days busy making fliers for both my gigs and for other peoples’ parties. Here is a small handful of some flier work I’ve done this summer. You may see me post a couple of these images again, along with descriptions of the particular event as they get close. Maybe I’ll see you at a few 😉

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mandou.

I just submitted this final version of the poster/online flyer that I designed for the annual Batizado & Troca de Cordas at BodySport Capoeira. I’ll also be deejaying the afterparty event on Feb 1st down at their Long Beach studio. I’ve worked with the good folks there on several occasions now and I always look forward to mixing for this group of awesome capoeiristas/dancers/music lovers. This time, I’ll be arming myself with some extra Forró tuneage….BIG thanks to Rebecca Araujo and Mestre Roque for inviting me back!

Please check out CAPOEIRA ESPORTE DO CORPO (BodySport Capoeira) at these links:

www.lbcapoeira.com
Facebook Event Invite
Brazil Without Barriers (Brasil Sem Barreiras, the charitable organization BSC helps to support)

BATIZADO 2014 FINAL