SALA Cultura & Dance Party returns online this Saturday, December 12th at 9pm PST with another stellar lineup to help you stay safe and stay up during lockdown. With the event falling on Lady of Guadalupe day our featured guests will visit themes associated with the celebration of her significance:
theme discussion by LARA MEDINA
poetry & prose by NAOMI QUIÑONEZ CYNTHIA BOND OMAR GONZALEZ MONICA SALAZAR
visual art by DENISE CORTES (Pearmama)
live music by ANGELA FLORES
deejay sets by GLENN RED REYES
It’s a FREE event. Find the Zoom link on our Facebook Event Page, rearrange the furniture and turn up the volume!
Two months ago, LA JUNTA crew were approached with the idea of producing an additional night (every third Fri) at El Dorado DTLA. We bounced the idea back and forth among our team, but the predominant concern was that doing back-to-back Fridays at the same venue may see us spreading our community of followers too thin, especially with an already full Spring schedule and another potentially busy summer fast approaching. So instead, we’ve decided to offer up that extra night to a solid, young up-and-coming deejay who is well versed in Latin music and pretty much anything that will heat up a dance floor. He accepted, the management said ‘Sure’ and FUEGO was born. And to help our new friend, DJ RAW, spark it, DEGRUVME and yours truly GLENN RED will be holding down guest deejay duties in the main room! I even agreed to do his first flyer, as seen here. I kinda like how it turned out 🙂
To add to the litness, La Junta’s own YUKICITO, who’d been dreaming up an event where he could mix and dance to his favorite kinds of music–Brazilian forró and classic cumbia from Colombia, Peru and Mexico–will be taking over the back Stowaway Room (the Coco Lounge on our PIÑA nights) on these same 3rd Fridays! Joining him is one of the originators of Forró in LA, and one of my favorite selectors/old partner at the event called ‘Ecléctica’, Mr. Reyes Rodriguez. So come check out the debut of FUEGO…it’s gonna be fire!
FUEGO – 3rd Fridays
EL DORADO DTLA
416 S. Spring Street
Downtown Los Angeles
La Junta’s monthly late night romp, PIÑA, returns to DTLA’s El Dorado Bar on Friday September 14th! Dance your way into Mexican Independence Day weekend with us as deejays degruvme, Yukicito and yours truly, Glenn Red, turn out the finest Afro-Latin, Tropical and Global Rhythms all night long in both the main room and in the Coco Lounge! The event is free for all who are 21 & over, with the bar staff serving up some of the tastiest cocktails in the city. Gather the crew and we’ll see you there!