friday september 14 | piña

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!

thursday august 30 | afro funké

Afro Funke’ Summer Vibes in Venice – downstairs at Townhouse & The Del Monte on Thursday, August 30, 2018!!!

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AFRO FUNKE’

@ Townhouse & The Del Monte
(downstairs in Speakeasy)

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Afrobeat, Brazilian, Dub, Reggae, Cumbia, Samba Disco, Batucada, Afro-Latin House, Indian Beats, Makossa & other deep-rooted Soul music from around the world.
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featuring very special guest DJ:
Zernell Gillie
Zernell’s style can range from the heart of disco to the soul of Chicago house with a grimy twist. With over 30 years of Deejaying under his belt, it shows in all of his mixes & live performances. He heads the highly sought after label Grimy Edits & the sister label Grimy Trax. He also runs the street wear clothing line Grimy Gear. He is the Co-founder of the Crate Diggers Record Fair & After-party series, and has a monthly show on NTS Radio LA. (“Get Grimy” w/Zernell)
https://www.facebook.com/zernell
https://www.facebook.com/GrimyEdits
https://www.instagram.com/grimyz/
https://www.discogs.com/label/ 178606-Grimy-Edits

AFRO FUNKE’​ resident DJs:

• Jeremy Sole
KCRW / Worldwide FM
http://www.kcrw.com/jeremysole
http://www.facebook.com/jeremysolefamily

• Glenn Red
La Junta
http://www.glennred.com
http://www.facebook.com/glenn.red

live African drumming and dancing by:
Kahlil Cummings
Nadra Ehrman

special guest deejays upstairs in Townhouse lounge:
Eusebio Akasa + Nativity

hosted by:
Rocky Dawuni
*GRAMMY Nominated Musician & Activist*

MUSIC


http://www.facebook.com/rockydawuni

producer/photographer/ talent buyer:
Cary Sullivan
http://www.facebook.com/afrofunke
http://www.instagram.com/afrofunke

jewelry & more:
Native Sol

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Afro Funke’ Links:
http://www.afrofunke.com/

http://www.instagram.com/afrofunke

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Townhouse & The Del Monte Speakeasy
(Event is downstairs)
52 Windward Ave, Venice, CA 90291
9pm to 2am / 21+ / $10

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with a little help from our friends:
http://www.fusicology.com/ FUSICOLOGY
http://www.enclavela.com/ EnClave.LA
Tamara Kasa
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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!

shining stars.

sorry to have been gone for a bit, but i’m back…and with my brand new EARTH WIND & FIRE tribute mixtape for free download! it took me a few weeks to pick out the tunes and record and master it, not to mention to design some accompanying cover art. please click one of the images below to go to my Soundclound page. you can figure it out from there…it’s easy 🙂 or you can scroll down a bit further and find my Soundcloud player with the mix on it. the track list is on the second image.

this mix was originally inspired by a set i put together for the Devil’s Pie party in February 2010…shout outs and much love to DJ Phatrick and DJ Raichous for inviting me to play at the event, thus providing the spark for this project.


or just listen to it here:

let me know if you guys dig it!