Hola, Familia!

CUMBÉ party is back at the beautiful TreeHouse Rooftop in Chinatown!

If you didn’t get a chance to come out in May, we welcome you with open arms to join us SUNDAY JUNE 5th!

May was filled with beautiful smiles, music🎵, friends👭👬, and sunshine🌞’ We love ❤ this spot for our day parties aka ‘tardeadas” and love that we get to celebrate with you in a place that feels like home as we celebrate summer in LA!

We’ll be featuring a live performance by Milpa Musica, 🎶 from San Bernardino I.E., California Milpa = Music. Inspiration. Lyrics. Poetry. Art.

**ALONG WITH RESIDENT LA JUNTA DJS @yukicito @glennzenn10 @degruvme will be taking you on a musical ride from Brazil to Colombia, Peru, Africa, Cuba, Puerta Rico, Mexico & India

Sunday, June 5th, 2022 || 4pm-9pm || 21+ || TreeHouse Rooftop DTLA – Address: 686 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 || Tickets: $10 before 5pm / $15 After || 2 Patio & 1 large indoor bar || Tacos & Vegetarian food options will be sold at venue.

TABLES INFO (2 options available):

Option 1: Reserved Seating – $100.00 (non refundable). This ticket includes 5 guest passes & reserved seating. This ticket can be purchased here by clicking on ‘Tickets’

Option 2: Table Service – CALL OR TEXT ABOUT TABLE SERVICE! CALL (213) 988-7064 for inquires.

Make plans, get ready, and we’ll see you on the 5th!


La Junta(Glenn, David, Yuki & Prescilla)

Check out last months CUMBE SUMMER KICK OFF at Treehouse Rooftop.

Summer Brunch #2

Happy Summer, Everyone!
We’ve all been saying the words and thinking wishfully for about the past month, but as of this week, our thermometers back it up…Summer is here!! La Junta returns with our second brunch event, and we’ll be outdoors as it should be, with all the amazing tropical music, backyard party vibes and delicious food and drink.
Sunday, June 30, 2019 | 12pm to 5pm (??) | 21+
The Fields LA
(adjacent to Banc of California Stadium /LA Football Club)
3939 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Resident dj’s, La Junta Sound System
our very first all female band, the cumbiamberas of Son D Amores!
We have plenty of seating in our spacious outdoor patio but early arrival is suggested to claim the best spots.
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$5 Presale (online only)
$10 at door **Guest arriving between noon and 1pm qualify for their choice of 1 FREE food item
Take advantage of our UNLIMITED Mimosa package (available at door only): $25 per person = Admission + UNLIMITED Mimosas
$15 parking located @ Lot 6 (Corner of Hoover St & W Martin Luther King Jr., Los Angeles, CA 90037)
Live in the area? Don’t drive – take the Metro (Expo Park/USC Station)
More information at
See you soon at The Fields LA!
LA JUNTA Los Angeles

On July 19th we, together with Al Otro Lado, bring you De Todos Lados!

Hola Familia!

Less than two weeks left before we come together de todos lados (from all sides) we create change, healing and joy in our communities through MUSIC!

On July 19th we, together with Al Otro Lado, bring you De Todos Lados – a fundraising night hosted by Pili Montilla + Hector Flores of Las Cafeteras featuring live music, dancing, art exhibition, food, and specialty cocktails by Vala Hospitality! 

Where: @plazadelaraza

3540 N Mission Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90031

8pm – 1am || 21+




“Territory of Human Heart” that is opening at this year’s De Todos Lados concert. It is an exhibition that combines established and emerging artists with a shared history of migration, rage, imagined borders, and displacement of peoples. Through this exhibit, we bring together artists who embody work towards vulnerability, towards freedom, and towards our heart. What imagined lines live at the edges and borders of our heart? This exhibit asks us to know our heart, to know our collective story of displacement, and to know our future together. 



Early Bird Admission – $25/person (limited) (SOLD OUT)

Presale Admission – $35/person (ONLINE ONLY)

Door Admission – $40/person



WANT PREFERRED SEATING, BUY TICKETS HERE – PREFERREDseating guarantees you 8 tickets, dedicated bar and reserved outdoor lounge seating

(seating only; does not include food/drink) to our event!

Light installation by LightRiders

Music Powered by QSC Audio

Visuals by Sick Delicious



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La Junta 2019 Summer Kickoff Brunch

Alright, friends…
[drum roll please]
Announcing…our first summer show of the year!!!
We know many of you have been waiting to see what La Junta’s summer event schedule is going to look like, but believe us when we say that no one has been feeling the anticipation more than we have! Now that things are set and we’re starting to prepare for show day, it’s time to share it with you:
Sunday May 26, 2019 | 11am to 5pm
The Fields LA
(adjacent to Banc of California Stadium /LA Football Club)
3939 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90037
That’s right…New season, New venue, New hours! We jumped with excitement at the opportunity to host our signature outdoor gathering at LA’s newest hub for community entertainment and we can’t wait to be out in the sunshine with you. With the venue also came the option to try a new format for our party and the idea of Sunday Brunch set to La Junta’s brand of tropical music and accompanied by a mimosa station and three full bars sounds sublime. Right?!
Not everything has changed though. As always, our resident good guys, La Junta Sound System, rock it from the decks, joined onstage by the fun, guitar riffing, cowbell slinging sounds of LA’s Spaghetti Cumbia!! So get ready to text and tag your crew on our event page as we kick off another summer of music, sunshine and friends. La Junta is back!!
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$5.00 presale online only and $10 at door (to support live music!) 


take advantage of our UNLIMITED options:
Admission + UNLIMITED Mimosas package $25/person
Admission + UNLIMITED Brunch package $35/person
Admission + UNLIMITED Mimosas + Brunch package – $50/person

(above packages limited to first come, first served seating only)

BUY TICKETS HERE – Reservations guarantees you 8 entry tickets to our event! (All other seating is first come first serve) 
Due to high demand, we suggest booking ASAP!!
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$10 parking located @ Lot 6 (Corner of Hoover St & W Martin Luther King Jr., Los Angeles, CA 90037
Live in the area? Don’t drive take the metro (Expo Park/USC Station)
See you soon at The Fields La!
LA JUNTA (David, Yuki, Prescilla & Glenn)


Hello, Familia ~

The year is already moving fast so La Junta crew are here checking in and letting you know about something new. We’re throwing our first ever Valentine’s Day dance party!
On the evening of Thursday, February 14, you’re invited to our event BRINCA (jump!), twenty-one floors above the hustle and bustle of our city, along the DTLA skyline at the beautiful Elevate Lounge. We can’t wait for you to see the space and all the good vibes we hope to create together. Couples, singles and groups big or small are invited to come on up and dance hard with all the Love you’ve got!
Live performance by Rickstarr Ferragamo of the widely popular Gasolina Party. Along with our friend Hernan Cardenas aka 2Deep (Gasolina Party), La Junta Sound System ( Glenn Red , David Cardena-degruvme & Yuki Shimotakahara) will be rocking sets of our fiercest dance floor jams, so expect big beat cumbia, reggaeton, tropical bass, Latino hip-hop, afrobeats, dembow, moombahton and more. So get your slow dancing in before you arrive and be ready to jump 😉
Make sure to get your Valentine “kisses” from our beautiful hosts Rebecca Mercedes Guzman (Gasolina Party) & Prescilla Cardena (La Junta LA).
Tell your lover, tell your friends and let’s celebrate and elevate.
February 14th, 2019
9PM – 2AM * 21 & Over with ID
FREE before 10pm with RSVP
$5 LIMITED PRESALE TIX- Online Only (see link below)
$10 Tickets available at door
WANT TO RESERVE A TABLE? – Reservations guarantee you
8 entry tickets to our event. Email
Due to high demand, we suggest booking ASAP!!
Elevate Lounge
811 Wilshire Blvd., 21st floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
**Valet parking located @ 811 Wilshire Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90017
La Junta

(Glenn, David, Yuki & Prescilla)

La Junta Presents LA 2 Brazil

Hola, Everyone!

Though we probably need a few more days to recover from the amazing madness of this past weekend’s La Junta special event featuring Novalima and Chacombo, we wanted to remind you that we’ll be returning to our regularly scheduled programming on SUNDAY AUGUST 26!!

For this second to last getdown of the summer, we’ll be featuring one of Sao Paulo’s longtime favorite deejay/producers flying into LA for his first ever visit, plus two well-loved local bands who’ll float seamlessly across northeast Brazil’s beautiful but lesser known forró music to the funky and soulful samba styles made popular by celebrated artists such as Jorge Ben and Tim Maia:


TABLE buy tickets here – Reservations guarantee you 5 entry tickets to our event!
CABANAS email to reserve, special pricing.
Due to high demand, we suggest booking ASAP!! Have questions please email us at
4th Floor Pool Deck
899 Francisco St (at 9th St)
4PM – 10PM * 21 & Over with ID
$5.00 online and $10 at door
(to support live music!)
**$10 parking located @ 1000 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Live in the area? Don’t drive take the metro
La Junta
Glenn, David, Yuki & Prescilla


Happy Summer, Everyone!
Those of you who have followed us for some time know that 2018 has been La Junta’s busiest summer (and year) ever…and we’re gonna crank it up another few notches with this:

Sunday Audust 12, 2018

at Hotel Indigo DTLA

La Junta Presents


Yassssss! Latin Grammy® nominated Afro-Peruvian future roots pioneers Novalima join La Junta as part of their 2018 world tour! In support of their fifth full-length album, Ch’usay, their second on NYC’s legendary Wonderwheel Recordings, the band joins La Junta in its only Los Angeles appearance before the album’s September release.
This event is one not to miss, as it also marks La Junta’s first foray into international bookings. What better way to take this next step than to host it in our brand new outdoor venue in the heart of Downtown LA?!
$10 early bird special (limited quantity)
$15 online presale (limited quantity)
$20 week of show
4th Floor Pool Deck
899 Francisco St (at 9th St)
4PM – 10PM * 21 & Over with ID
**$10 parking located @ 1000 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Live in the area? Don’t drive take the metro
TABLE/PATIO SEATING buy tickets here – Reservations guarantee you 5 to 15 entry tickets to our event!
CABANAS email to reserve, special pricing.
Due to high demand, we suggest booking ASAP!! Have questions please email us at
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Novalima is a Latin Grammy nominated collective/band which since its formation in 2001, has been breaking down boundaries, uniting seemingly irreconcilable genres, communities and generations to create an inspiring movement that has revolutionized the music scene in their native Peru. Founded by four friends from Lima with a shared passion for both traditional Afro-Peruvian music and modern DJ culture, Novalima searches for the common ground between past and future, between tradition and innovation. Their efforts have also helped bridge the divide between the Peruvian mainstream and the Afro-Peruvian community, a minority population that has struggled against discrimination and the threat of cultural dissolution for generations.
While their sound is futuristic and cutting-edge, the roots of Novalima’s music stretch back hundreds of years to the times of slavery and Spanish colonial rule. In a far-too-familiar tale, African slaves were brought to Peru as early as the 1500s until the middle of the 19th Century, establishing an outpost of African culture in South America. Over the years, the soul and rhythms of Africa blended with the melodies and instruments of Europe and the Andes. The result is rich musical repertoire that has existed for generations on the periphery of Peruvian popular culture.
In 1995, American pop star David Byrne introduced the world to the treasures of Afro-Peruvian music with a compilation CD entitled The Soul of Black Peru. The collection helped give international recognition to Afro-Peruvian icons Susana Baca, Eva Ayllón, Chabuca Granda, Nicómedes Santa Cruz and others, while sparking a renewed interest back in Peru for a musical scene that had often been overlooked by the broader society.
The founders of Novalima, Ramon Perez-Prieto, Grimaldo Del Solar, Rafael Morales, and Carlos Li Carrillo, became friends while in high school in Lima. The children of artists and intellectuals, Ramon, Grimaldo, Rafael and Carlos were well-educated and well traveled, and while they grew up listening to the popular and folk music of Latin America, they also shared a fascination for rock, pop, reggae, salsa, dance and electronic music.
Indeed, without modern technology, Novalima might not have developed, as the group came together at a time when the four founders were each living in different parts of the world. From their homes in London, Barcelona, Hong Kong and Lima, they started emailing song ideas to each other. These long-distance experiments resulted in their 2002 debut album, the self-titled Novalima.
The reception to the album exceeded their wildest expectations, eventually reaching platinum sales status in Peru, and for their next album they invited more Afro-Peruvian musicians to join their recording sessions. The outcome was Afro, an album that was released worldwide in 2006 to tremendous acclaim and put Novalima on the international music map. The London Metro Evening Standard raved, “Novalima has more than succeeded in bringing the spirit and soul of Peruvian blues into the 21st century.” Afro held the #1 spot on the US College Music Journal Latin Alternative and New World radio charts for ten weeks combined.
The founders of Novalima have since returned to Lima and invited some of their favorite Afro-Peruvian musicians to form the live band: Juan Medrano Cotito, Mangüe Vasquez, Milagros Guerrero and Marcos Mosquera, as well as Alfonso Montesinos and Constantino Alvarez, all renowned local musicians. The partnership between the original cosmopolitan quartet and members of the Afro-Peruvian community has generated a great deal of attention at home, mostly because the divide between black and white in Peru has made these types of collaborations unfortunately rare. A January 2008 article in the Christian Science Monitor focused on the ways in which Novalima was introducing a new generation to Afro-Peruvian culture, asserting, “By updating traditional black music, Novalima is bridging racial divides inside Peru.” While this social impact was not necessarily their intention at the outset, the members of Novalima cherish the uncommon friendships that have developed through playing music with people of different ethnic and economic backgrounds.
On their 2009 album, Coba Coba, Novalima expanded on the critically-acclaimed formula they developed with their two previous recordings, while taking their inspiring fusion in new and exciting directions. The album’s title is derived from an Afro-Peruvian expression used to incite musicians, much like shouting “Go for it!” or “Take it!” to a musician in the midst of a great solo.
On Coba Coba, Novalima delved further into the African roots of Afro-Peruvian music, bringing in influences from its musical cousins reggae, dub, salsa, hip-hop, afrobeat and Cuban son. They took a more organic approach with the songs more accurately reflecting the live sound of the band, thanks to time spent working together as an actual band rather than a studio project. British producer Toni Economides, a regular collaborator of Nitin Sawhney, Da Lata, Bugz in the Attic and 4Hero among others, added his special touch to the album’s mixes. The result is a modern approach to Afro- Peruvian music that has made the genre accessible to a younger and wider public.
The album gave novalima a Latin Grammy nomination for best Latin alternative Album in 2009, and reached number 1 spots on USA CMJ Radio charts, as well as in Canada and European World Music Charts. The success of Novalima’s approach was never more evident than during a recent monumental concert in the main public square of Lima. Performing in front of a pulsating crowd of more than 30,000 people, Novalima presented their new vision of Afro-Peruvian music to an astounded an appreciative audience who knew they were witnessing history in the making.
In 2011, novalima signed with ESL Music, the label owned by Thievery Corporation, to release “Karimba” its new production, in January 2012.
Karimba promises to bring even wider recognition to this innovative group, while furthering their mission to inspire new generations to appreciate and respect the Afro-Peruvian contribution to the world of music. With a fresh and innovative sound that stands on a centuries-old foundation of soul and heritage, Novalima promises to keep Afro-Peruvian expression thriving long into the future.
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About Chacombo

Chacombo is an insight to the musical traditions of the AfroPeruvian culture from the coast of the country. The band is fun and enthusiastic with lots of high energy, using the national instrument of Peru, the ‘cajon’, along with the ‘cajita’ and the ‘quijada de burro’ (donkey’s jawbone). The cajon is now known worldwide, but its roots originate in the Afro Peruvian culture. Chacombo engages its audience with a tradition that has been around for several centuries driven by the ingenious creativity of the Afro-Peruvians. Playing hits known worldwide such as “Toro Mata”, “Guarangito”, as well as incorporating compositions that have traveled many generations in the other genres arranged to fit the contagious rhythms of Festijo, Lando, Zamacueca and much more.

La Junta