setlist | sala – feb 2021

Shouts and big THANK YOUs to everyone who tuned in and joined last weekend’s SALA event on Zoom! Our featured visual, literary, and musical artists were all fantastic once again! Loads of gratitude to Wendell Wiggins, Katia Moraes, Noel Alumit, Norma Liliana Valdez, and Elvia Susana Rubalcava for lending their talents to our audience for the evening.

Extra special thanks to everyone who stuck around to dance to the deejays sets by DJ Reyes and yours truly. I had some people asking about songs from my set, so here they are in order below. Happy hunting and we’ll see you all again on Saturday March 13th!

ARTIST / Tracklist

  1. LAS CAFETERAS ft. QVLN & SERGIO MENDOZA / “Georgia On My Mind”
  2. PETRONA MARTINEZ / “Un Niña Que Llora En Los Montes De Maria [King Coya Remix]”
  3. CUMBIASOUND ft. LIS FLORES VARELA & BOOGIE CASTILLO / “Maz Paz”
  4. RAMIRO BELTRAN / “Agonizada Magdalena”
  5. POIRIER & RED FOX / “Pull Up Dat”
  6. TANYA STEPHENS / “Goggle [Busta Beat Riddim Remix]”
  7. OREKU / “Slow Ya Boobook”
  8. BOMBA ESTEREO / “Fuego [Maga Bo Remix]”
  9. THE DUHKS / “Magalenha [Newlife Edit]”
  10. SOKHAR ft. CANTOR RONALD / “Les Appels De So ∙1”
  11. GRUPO BONGAR / “Tuninha”
  12. BAIANAS DE IPIOCA / “Boa Noite [Tahira Remix]”
  13. KABUS KERIM / “Seker Oglan”
  14. BALKAN BEAT BOX ft. VICTORIA HENNA / “Adir Adirim”
  15. THE TEMPTATIONS / “I Can’t Get Next To You [Whiskey Barons Edit]”
  16. ARETHA FRANKLIN / “Rock Steady”
  17. BOBBY BYRD / “I Know You Got Soul”
  18. VILLAGE CUTS ft. LUIS TOWERS & MAHON SOUNDS / “Vengo Ganao”
  19. TURNER, MACHEL MONTANO & FLAVOUR / “She Bad [Remix]”
  20. REMA / “Dumebi [J Boogie Edit]”
  21. THE SPANISH HARLEM ORCHESTRA / “Mama Guela”
  22. CELIA CRUZ / “La Negra Tiene Tumbao”
  23. MANCHA E PLÁTANO / “Remigio Tombé”
  24. NOVALIMA / “Macaco [Jeremy Sole Remix]”
  25. CUMBIA LOS GALLEROS / “Soledad [Sono Rhizmo Remix]”
  26. SON ROMPE PERA ft. MACHA / “Los Chucos Suaves”
  27. SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR / “Pride (In The Name Of Love)”
  28. VILLAGE CUTS ft. MAHON SOUNDS / “Cheza”
  29. MOSEH DRUMMIST / “Ndakhuchama [Village Cuts Dub]”

saturday feb 13 | sala

SALA returns this Saturday, February 13th via Zoom! This month, our program touches on themes of Amor (love), Amistad (friendship), Comunidad (community), Black History and Carnaval (via Brazil). That’s a lot, I know, but we’re ambitious that way! We love to celebrate life and all of our communities!

The Zoom ‘doors’ open at 8pm, while the main program begins at 8:30pm, featuring:
-Visual Artist
Wendell Wiggins Art
https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/wendell-wiggins

-Literary Artists
Elvia Rubalcava
http://www.elviasusanarubalcava.com/
Noel Alumit
http://noelalumit.com/
Norma Liliana Valdez
https://www.normalilianavaldez.com/

-Live music by
Katia Moraes (Brazilian singer/songwriter)
http://www.katiamoraes.com

-followed by a DANCE PARTY!
DJ Glenn Red (@glennzenn10) of La Junta/Afro Funké
https://glennred.com

DJ Reyes (@_reyes_) of Forró in LA

Be sure to visit us Facebook.com/BelovedSALA for the Zoom link. See you on Saturday night!

 

saturday jan 9 | sala

Happy New Year, All! Let’s all put good energy and intention into manifesting a really good 2021, despite all the madness and bad juju that the world is hungover with after the worst year in modern history.

To that end, I went out today and bought a new 2021 planner. It’s now sitting atop my desk, clean and shiny with all the optimism I can currently muster, ready for the Universe to fill it up with good things that allow good people to gather around, just like all my pre-2020 planners did.

So far so good. It felt great to enter my first public (though still virtual) event in the Saturday, January 9th block. It’s the first SALA of the year and it’s going to be a great one, coming right on the heels of our most well-attended event last month. I even got to experience the thrill of watching legendary labor and civil rights activist, Dolores Huerta, dance to my deejay set. She tore up and closed out the dance floor–as many have said she does every time!

The Beloved Party Crew (BPC) and I are overjoyed that she has agreed to return as the keynote speaker for this weekend’s event, set to make opening remarks on the timely theme of ‘new beginnings’, as well as her thoughts on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in advance of the national holiday in his honor.

I’m also thrilled that my pal, Latin reggae artist Tone Irie, accepted my invitation to come and sing some songs for us between the poetry and dance party portions of the night. AND…if that weren’t enough, my amiga, Pilar Castillo, has been booked as the featured visual artist. I can’t wait for everyone to see her recent reinterpretation of the U.S. Passport book.

Be sure to grab the Zoom link from the SALA Facebook event page spread the word and be ready to keep up with Señora Huerta on your living room dance floor!

Saturday January 9, 2021
9pm – 12am PST
Online via ZOOM



saturday dec 12 | sala

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!