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.    

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The video below was the culmination of a wonderful night among new friends and collaborators on degruvme's new solo ep titled "Echoes of a Dream".    It was a night of getting to know one another in advance of the event, over food, wine, music and laughter.  Plus, everyone participated in an advance listening session of the ep.  A heap of gratitude goes out to lovely and talented host/founder of The Living Sessions, JULIETA ISELA, as well as to LUIS POLANCO of Sunset Ecléctico for the splendid video work and still photography.  Much love to the fam that couldn't participate in the interview: Irene Diaz, Hector Flores, Paloma B, Yukicito, as well as VNC and F-Cast of The Funky Brewsterz.  We missed you!

David Cardena and Prescilla Cardena opened the doors of their home and welcomed us for a special chat about La Junta's new baby/EP "Echoes of a Dream", a baby that will be presented to DTLA society this coming 01/22/16 at Ebano's Crossing.

Pictured (L-R): Alexandro D. Hernández Gutiérrez of Aparato/Mariachi Manchester; Angie Kings; Glenn Red of La Junta; Leah Rose Gallegos of Las Cafeteras; host Julieta Isela of The Living Sessions; Prescilla C of La Junta; degruvme of La Junta.  Photo credit: Luis Polanco of Sunset Ecléctico.

Pictured (L-R): Alexandro D. Hernández Gutiérrez of Aparato/Mariachi Manchester; Angie Kings; Glenn Red of La Junta; Leah Rose Gallegos of Las Cafeteras; host Julieta Isela of The Living Sessions; Prescilla C of La Junta; degruvme of La Junta.  Photo credit: Luis Polanco of Sunset Ecléctico.

 

 

GOOD MAGAZINE has mentioned La Junta's YUKICITO for his beautiful, stellar and thoughtful remix of LAS CAFETERAS' ode to working class women titled "Mujer Soy."

“For us, remixing the ‘Mujer Soy’ track, we’re reclaiming the dance floor, we’re reclaiming social spaces that have been traditionally misogynistic, that degraded women,” says Flores. The new track is remixed by Yukicito, a member of a local DJ collective called La Junta. They wanted to take Las Cafeteras’ community-minded messages into L.A.’s dance party scene. The newly remixed “Mujer Soy,” an emanicipatory tune that celebrates working class women and their struggles, materializes as a feminist dance track. In the club, where women are frequently subject to misogynistic lyrics as well as sexual transgressions from fellow dancers, these kinds of themes are not as familiar.
— Hector Flores, LAS CAFETERAS

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Photo by Piero F. Giunti.  Courtesy of Las Cafeteras.

Photo by Piero F. Giunti.  Courtesy of Las Cafeteras.

 

 

LA JUNTA has its first tidbit of press!  Our deejays have been mentioned in the OC Weekly's HEARD MENTALITY music column, with Latino scene journalist Gabriel San Roman recapping the goings-on at our Las Cafeteras LA Remix Premiere event.  San Roman writes,

La Junta Sound System deejays radically re-imagined cuts off the son jarocho-flavored Latin Alternative band’s popular 2012 It’s Time debut album.
— Gabriel San Roman, OC WEEKLY

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Photo by Gabriel San Roman/OC Weekly.

Photo by Gabriel San Roman/OC Weekly.