saturday may 8 | sala

ORIGINAL MURAL: AUDREY CHAN

Hey, Happy May!

If all goes well, our SALA events will hopefully begin to take place in real life, live and direct! For now, though, we still gotta play it safe, and so our virtual event returns on Zoom this coming Saturday, May 8th at 8:30pm.

It’s another stellar lineup of activists, visual artists, poets, thespians, musicians, and deejays coming together–as we have during much of the pandemic–to elevate your spirits while you socialize from home.

This month, our featured artists celebrate Mothers’ Day, International Workers’ Day, and Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, so invite those mamas out there to Zoom in!

  • JOLLENE LEVID (AF3IRM), Opening Remarks
  • AUDREY CHAN, Visual Art
  • IRIS DE ANDA, Poetry
  • SESSHU FOSTER & ARTURO ROMO, Fiction
  • PATTY CACHAPERO, Solo Performance
  • NANCY SANCHEZ, Live Musical Performance
  • GLENN RED & REYES, Resident Deejays

Plus, be sure to move that furniture and stick around for the dance party!

As always, it’s a FREE event…just visit our Facebook event page to grab the Zoom meeting link. Virtual ‘doors’ open at 8pm; full program beins at 8:30pm. See you on Saturday night in your salas!

setlist | sala april

For you especially kind folks who asked, here’s my setlist from the Sala event on Saturday April 10th. Enjoy and happy hunting!

ARTIST / Tracklist

  1. CUMBIA ALL STARS / “La Fiesta De La Cumbia”
  2. MANCHA É PLÁTANO / “Remigio Tombé”
  3. LA GRAN BANDA CALENA / “Que Quiere Que Haga”
  4. LIMYÉ-A feat. DAVID WALTERS, LASS & PAT KALLA / “Voilaaa”
  5. MAJOR LAZER, J BALVIN & SEAN PAUL / “Buscando Huellas [Relo Rastacumbia Edit]”
  6. SON ROMPE PERA feat. MACHA / “Los Chucos Suave”
  7. EL MICHA & GILBERTO SANTA ROSA / “Suma y Resta”
  8. BASS ILL EURO / “La Moombahsina” (remix of ‘La Verdolaga’ by Totó la Momposina)
  9. BANDÉ-GAMBOA / “Pé De Bissilon [Dam Swindle Remix]”
  10. OREKU / “Slow Ya Boobook”
  11. CAM’RON / “Oh Boy! [Jaykay Edit]”
  12. ANDRES LANDERO Y SU CONJUNTO / “La Pava Congona [Señor Sabor Remix]”
  13. FRUKO Y SUS TESOS / “El Negro Chombo”
  14. BUYEPONGO / “Maestros”
  15. JOBBY VALENTE / “Mi Moin Mi Ou”

Thanks for joining us this month. Please spread the word and we’ll see you back on Zoom on Saturday May 8th!

saturday april 10 | sala

With the March event having been our most well-attended show thus far, SALA returns on Saturday April 10th with another marvelous lineup of literary, visual and musical artists!

It’s a heavyweight roster, including Favianna Rodriguez (art), Lorna Dee Cervantes and Richard Montoya with his father José Montoya–representing both the future and brilliant past of LA Chicanx poetry, respectively.

Additionally, since Earth Day falls in April, we’ve invited young climate activist Riddhi Patel (Sunrise Kern) to speak on the topic of climate change and environmental responsibility.

Musician Ángel Garcia, aka Mezklah, rounds out the roster of live performances with a short set featuring his signature ‘SpiderMonkey Beats’. All this jumps off before the always highly anticipated dance party with deejays Reyes and yours truly, Glenn Red, gets lit!

The Zoom virtual ‘doors’ open at 8pm with the full program beginning at 8:30pm. As always, it’s a FREE EVENT!

Be sure to find the Zoom meeting link via the SALA Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1421051948262527

See you on Saturday night!

saturday march 13 | sala

Your monthly medicina for pandemic isolation is back on Saturday March 13th–delivered safely from LA to your Sala via Zoom! We’ll be celebrating Womxns Herstory Month as well as reflecting back on the last year as we roll up on the anniversary of the Covid-19 pandemic in the USA.

Here’s the lineup:

8:30-10pm CULTURA
Dolores Huerta!!!! – Opening Remarks
Gloria Alvarez and Antonieta Carpio – Wordsmiths
Monica Palacios – Comedy
Sheila Govindarajan – Live Music

10pm-12am DANCE PARTY
DJs Glenn Red and Reyes

Be sure to visit SALA’s March Event Page for the Zoom link. See you there!