We partied like a 🍍 …don’t believe us…check out the photos from last Friday! Thank you @chaboi_aztlan & @kent_brad both rooms were banging 👐🏼 PIÑA will be back December 14th … SAVE THE DATE!
Big thanks to the community of South Gate, CA and the management of Azalea Regional Shopping Center for having LA JUNTA curate the musical acts and provide sound for the 2018 Dia de los Muertos celebration! Below are the photos we shot of all the amazing costumes, altars, kids’ activities, vendors, deejays, musicians and community members. We had a great time helping activate the parking lot for the good folks of Southeast LA!
Special thanks to our featured live band LA MERA CANDELARIA, our guest deejays SIZZLE and FUNKY CARAMELO, as well as to all the awesome vendors who provide these community events with such style and good energy. Look for more community-oriented La Junta gatherings in 2019!!
While your viewing the photos enjoy this remix of El Periódico De Ayer by one of our very own Degruvme
It’s been a little over a month since our last post! Since the summer ended, the four of us have really just been normalizing and decompressing a bit after a jam-packed summer of fun and amazing but equally grueling shows. We’re proud of having produced our La Junta seasonal events at three different venues with distinctly different vibes (and challenges); of having produced a show with a Latin Grammy®-nominated international artist; and of producing shows for brand new partner clients, all in the space of six months. This while still growing our monthly late night PIÑA sessions!
Even though we’re now in autumn and starting to shift things indoors, last weekend the LA area was blessed with a few warm days and nights, in timely fashion for our second salsa music event with the good folks who represent the Old Pasadena business and arts district. Below is collection of photos taken by our own Prescilla and Yukicito throughout the opening evening of this year’s Old Pasadena Day of the Dead celebration. For 2018, it was newly titled ‘SALSA ON THE ALLEY’. Based on the comments on social media channels, it looks like we had a hit! We already cannot wait until next year! Sincerest gratitude to the OPMD staff, the City of Pasadena, Cuba Rumba (featured live band), Prestige Dance & Fine Arts (dance instructors), Sólido (congas) and Rubén Salinas (saxophone).
Enjoy the photos.
We’re ready for one last family gathering–a feet-on-the-ground, backyard boogie style getdown at one of the coolest hidden gems of a venue in all of the city!
Sunday, September 30th
with La Junta Sound System
& the return of very special guest, international dj/producer
JOSE MARQUEZ (Fania Records, Tribe Records)
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:
BANDA MÔ FORRÓ
Wanna know more….See you poolside!
Have you heard……..
Latin Grammy® nominated Afro-Peruvian future roots pioneers Novalima join La Junta as part of their 2018 world tour!
Click here to get your Early Bird tickets before they run out!!
Before we say goodbye on Sunday June 24th to a venue that supported our vision we want to say THANK YOU!!
Without ALL your support La Junta wouldn’t be what it is today! So many experiences and memories shared with YOU
We Can’t wait to start our new journey with the whole La Junta family in July 😘
What’s your favorite moment, experience, memory?
See you Sunday!!!
Be part of our La Junta’s LAST event at Don Chente DTLA! It will be bitter sweet saying goodbye to a great venue and staff. join us this Sunday the 24th.
Back from Sydney, and fresh from performing in Bardeux, France, @qviolin is closing out his West Coast tour with us @lajuntala
Photo credit: Giovanni Solis for 52Blend
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