funky house.

CASA DE BAMBA LA is back and we’re closing out the year with a holiday edition of dance rhythms from Brasil and beyond!

featuring live music by:
Delta Nove (world funk, Long Beach)
Bloco Obini (womxn’s afro bloco, LA)
–directed by Kahlil Cummings

fantastic dance performances by:
Gisella Samba (samba dancer, LA)
Loftoeira feat. Scotty and Fumi Katano (house/capoeira fusion)

and funky Afro-diasporic turntable selections by:
Glenn Red (Afro Funké, La Junta)
+ opening set by Bobby Easton!

Native Sol will be once again be on hand selling their eclectic mix of handmade, earth-friendly goods for your last-minute holiday gift-giving. Don’t miss this Casa de Bamba for the holiday session!

FREE w/RSVP (very limited quantity!) via EVENTBRITE:
http://bit.ly/2jrbkWz

Or support live music by purchasing tickets at the door:
$5 before 10pm
$10 after

CASA DE BAMBA
THURSDAY DECEMBER 21, 2017
@ Club Los Globos
3040 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90026

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‘dem apples.

Even though we announced that LA JUNTA will be celebrating the 2018 New Year’s Eve by hosting our PIÑA event on Sunday December 31st, the upcoming second Friday of the month falls during this week on DECEMBER 8, meaning it’s our regular PIÑA party! Above is he flier that I created for it last night. When I sent it out to them this morning, the team immediately alerted me that I had made a couple of mistakes on the date. AND I realized that I hadn’t added the signature pineapple in the background. Anyway I love how it turned out! The pink, chocolate, black and bamboo green tones look great together.

Pictured on the flier is the Vietnamese pop group “3 Trái Táo” (The Apples 3, circa 1975).
If you’re anywhere near DTLA this Friday night, definitely stop by El Dorado DTLA! 9pm / Free.

PIÑA @ EL DORADO BAR DTLA
416 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles CA 90013

On Facebook: El Dorado DTLA

See you there!

pineapples x champagne.

New (year’s) business. If you’re in LA for 2018 NYE, join LA JUNTA crew for a special edition of PIÑA!! Not only will we be rockin’ the main room dance floor with our signature Afro-Latin tropical fire, but yours truly and a good friend TBA will be coolin’ out in the back room called The Stowaway with some deep and heavy jazz, hip-hop, and eclectic soul sounds.

We’re offering a VERY limited amount of $5 presale tickets via this Eventbrite link: http://bit.ly/2B0ajyT

Let’s toast!

the board (aka la junta)

Just posting up some images that I did spotlighting the La Junta crew for a recent promo campaign for our summer event series. Here we are. This is us.

puttin’ in work.

Here’s one of my latest flier designs, announcing the first LA JUNTA summer event:

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LA JUNTA is back for our fourth summer of good music, good people and good times!! While the boys have been gigging steadily as guests at other events, we’ve missed coming together at good ol’ Fronteras Cantina in Alhambra and partying on the patio like we do!

For our summer kickoff, we’ve invited back the first band we ever worked with at La Junta, way back when we were a fledgling event in east Pasadena. The fellas from LA CHAMBA return with their East Los Angeles working class take on the pyschedelic cumbia chicha sounds that originated in Peru. As with all La Junta events, it will be a heavy dancing affair!

The date is SUNDAY JUNE 26th…start breaking in your summer dancing shoes!!

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

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Sunday June 26th | 4pm-9pm
LA JUNTA 2016 SUMMER KICKOFF
featuring a live performance by LA CHAMBA!!

FRONTERAS MEXICAN GRILL & CANTINA
118 West Main Street
Downtown Alhambra
http://www.fronterasgrill.com

21+
$5.00 cover (on live music days only)

summer fling.

LA JUNTA returns on SUNDAY JUNE 26th with our fourth summer series! We’ll be back at FRONTERAS MEXICAN GRILL & CANTINA, but for only four events instead of the eight that we’ve done each of our last two summers there. Instead, we’re working on producing events on a bigger and better scale! It’s 2016 and the time is now to keep reaching upward and soaring! Here’s the splash flier I created that we debuted on our social media channels today to let everyone know that we’re back soon and we’re looking forward to a fun and colorful summer!

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marching forward.

Thursday, April 7th, marks the beginning of AFRO FUNKÉ’s third ‘post-weekly’ year, meaning that we’ve continued to host our event beyond its incarnation as a legendary Thursday evening fixture on the west side of Los Angeles. Since stepping back and ending that 10-year long tenure in late 2013, we’ve given ourselves room to breathe, to reimagine, and to grow. In 2014 and 2015, we were able to throw a handful of very well-attended one-off/’pop-up’ events in parts of the city beyond our original Santa Monica locale, and this year looks to be even brighter! Please come out and reunite with Jeremy, Cary, Rocky and me this week at our beloved and true home, ZANZIBAR! We’ll have some live dance performances and drumming, as well as live painting on the stage. Say YEAH YEAH!

This is the flier that I designed, to which Jeremy lent his golden touch before letting it fly. We’re a pretty good team behind the turntables too 😉

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