La Junta Soundsystem
LA JUNTA, or ‘the gathering’ in Spanish, is a bi-weekly summer event bringing together people of all backgrounds in the name of friendship, dancing, and music from points all across the globe. Based in the community of Alhambra at the western edge of LA’s San Gabriel Valley, eventgoers are treated to sun-kissed afternoons in an outdoor cantina, as cool breezes, fresh mist, music, food, libations, smiles, and dance moves joyfully flow into dusk.
With quality music events happening within only a relatively limited radius of Los Angeles, LA JUNTA’s mission is to bring top shelf world music beyond city limits and outward to the San Gabriel Valley. At a typical LJ summer gathering, deejays take music lovers on a tropical sojourn to Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Africa, Cuba, Puerto Rico, India, Mexico and back to the underground clubs of our own American metropolises. Alongside the selectors, guest musicians, dance ensembles and visual artists collaborate in unison to create a spirited outing for the musically adventurous and fun-loving folks who attend. Guests are even encouraged to bring a small percussion instrument or a hula hoop and keep time to the music!