LA JUNTA

LA JUNTA--'the gathering' or 'the assembly' in Spanish--is a bi-weekly summer event bringing together people of all backgrounds in the name of friendship, dancing, and deep music from points around the globe.  Based in the community of east Pasadena in LA's San Gabriel Valley, eventgoers are treated to sun-kissed afternoons in an outdoor patio setting, as music, food, libations, smiles, and dance moves flow joyfully into dusk.    

PHOTOS: "United Shades of America" CNN Taping of LAS CAFETERAS

Our LA JUNTA deejays found themselves back at Boyle Heights' EASTSIDE LUV WINE BAR Y QUESO just a few short days after the epic Subsuelo party, accepting an invitation from our friends LAS CAFETERAS to take part in a special private show.  On Sunday February 22nd, the Cafeteras performed in front of CNN's cameras for an upcoming episode of socio-political comedian Kamau Bell's highly anticipated new show "United Shades of America".   La Junta deejays Degruvme, Glenn Red and Yukicito hauled in the turntables and got the invite-only crowd hyped up and ready for the band's performance in what will be a nationally-aired inside peek into the subculture that is the East Los Angeles.  Find the episode on CNN's schedule in September 2015.  Below are photos shot by Prescilla.

PHOTOS: SUBSUELO con LA JUNTA by FARAHSTOP©

Hopefully from our previous posts you can tell how excited Team LA JUNTA were to join the SUBSUELO crew at their February party at Boyle Heights' EASTSIDE LUV WINE BAR Y QUESO venue.  Here are some highlight images from FARAH SOSA's photo set.  If you're not yet familiar with Farah's visual ethnography, be sure to check out her amazing body of work illuminating the best of Los Angeles underground music culture at www.farahstop.blogspot.com .  

PHOTOS: from SUBSUELO con LA JUNTA | Feb 18 2015

Our sincere THANKS and GRATITUDE to the SUBSUELO crew for inviting us to join their February event at Eastside Luv Wine Bar in Boyle Heights!  It was a beautiful night, with a full and enthusiastic crowd turning out ready to dance the night away.  Sets by Gazoo, Captain Planet and Subsuelo's fiery and passionate flamenco show featuring dancer La Tigresa sparked the heat the would continue throughout the night.  However, the best surprise of the evening was La Junta's own YUKICITO taking over the two turntables AND the microphone for his first ever live performance.  He broke out a melodica, agogo and the gaita flute in what we hope will be the first of many improvisational live sets for our favorite jack-of-all-trades!  Here are photos from Prescilla's iPhone camera: