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We’re putting the ‘nice’ in Venice CA once again this Thursday November 30th for the third and final AFRO FUNKÉ reunion getdown of 2017!! This is the flier I rocked based on an original photo by CARY SULLIVAN. Check out the lineup below the photo, featuring a rare appearance by Cuba’s DJ JIGÜE!! Can’t wait to see you there!

the players:

DJ JIGÜE (Cuba), turntables

JEREMY SOLE, turntables

GLENN RED, turntables

KAHLIL CUMMINGS, percussion

JAHANNA BLUNT, featured dancer

DAUNTE FYALL, featured dancer

STEVEN LOPEZ, visual art (live)

JIMETTA ROSE, turntables – lounge

WYLDEFLOWER, turntbles, lounge

NATIVE SOL, crafts

ROCKY DAWUNI (in spirit!), host

CARY SULLIVAN, producer

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$10
9pm – 2am
Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy Venice
52 Windward Circle
Los Angeles CA

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in general.

Grateful to be back mixin’ at GENERAL LEE’S COCKTAIL HOUSE in the heart of LA’s Chinatown district this Friday November 17! It’s a great spot to both chill after a grueling work week or to jumpstart a fun weekend. The mixologists put together a great list of featured cocktails and its central location between dowtown and the eastside make it a perfect location to meet friends and recount your highs and lows for the week. I might even getcha to boogie a bit 😉 See ya on Friday!

General Lee’s on Yelp

¡que beleza!

Looking forward to this happening on Thursday November 16! I’ve teamed up with an amazing musician friend, Bobby Easton. of the bands Delta Nove, Bloco Nove, Samba Society and event-headliners Os Zagueiros to help move his CASA DE BAMBA event from LA’s mid-city area east to Los Globos in Echo Park! You may also know Bobby as the mastermind of the Long Beach Funk Festival. I think it’ll be a great move for the event, bringing more Brazilian music and culture to another lively part of the city.

I’m excited by the opportunity to play more soul, funk and disco sounds from Brazil (and beyond), especially by artists like Tim Maia, Jorge Ben, Hélio Matheus, Gerson King Combo, Sandra de Sá, Paula Lima, Di Melo, and Trio Ternura in addition to the pagode and samba de coco sounds that I love. Opening up onstage will be LA’s all-female Afro-Brazilian percussion ensemble, BLOCO OBINI, summoning the graces of orixas with their big drum sounds.

Click here for our Facebook Event Page for more info.

fly in the Chi.

Rocked my first poster/flier for an out of town event! Love the illustration of the deejays and host by DEAL. Thanks to Daveed L. for trusting me to work on this quickly. The second flier is for LA JUNTA’s monthly late night session called PIÑA, held at DTLA’s El Dorado Bar. We’re there every 2nd Friday, but last night’s event was a special one celebrating LOCATORA RADIO’s first year of podcasthood. Thanks to our friends Diosa Femme and Mala Muñoz, and guest deejay SIZZLE FANTASTIC, we had our first line out the door after six previous events. We’re growin’!

fi.nal.e.

Just posting up some of the main promo images from La Junta’s 2017 Summer Finale campaign. THANK YOU to all who supported and/or attended or performed…what an amazing event it turned out to be! It was everything we had hoped for and more. We already cannot wait until next summer!