Concert series in DTLA to showcase local Latino musicians

The award winning Latin Alternative radio music program Travel Tips for Aztlan, hosted by Mark Torres, has partnered with Civic Center Studios to bring important artistry from the Latino community to both a live audience and the KPFK 90.7 FM airwaves.
Thanks to a grant from the Eastside Arts Initiative and the California Community Foundation, three events are planned that will feature the great emerging talent of the East Los Angeles Latino neighborhoods. The artists’ roster and concert times are listed below.
The Civic Center Studios is located at 207 S. Broadway, Suite One, in Los Angeles 90012. Doors will open at 8pm. Event is for 21 years old and above. No admission charge. There will be a cash bar. For more information see

Saturday January 27, 2018
Maya Jupiter (10:10pm) Maya has released two solo albums, the latest created with Quetzal Flores and Martha Gonzalez of Grammy Award winning, East Los rock band Quetzal and her husband, singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc. Maya's music includes elements of Hip Hop, Son Jarocho, Dancehall and Soul.

NKRIOT (11:10pm) NKRIOT is an electronic music pioneer, inventor, and founder of a new art genre concept called Goji. Formed in the summer of 2013 in the neighborhood of Boyle Heights, California.
Cha Cha Chili (8pm & 12am) (CCC) is a cross generational, and cross cultural music production dj duo.  Fueled by the Los Angeles landscape and underground warehouse parties, CCC ventures into extracting the spice from 70's, 80's, 90's, and contemporary sounds.
Poet Matt Sedillo  Born in El Sereno, California in 1981, Matt Sedillo writes from the vantage point of a second generation Chicano born in an era of diminishing opportunities and a crumbling economy.

Poet Irene Monica Sanchez PhD South East Los Angeles, second generation Mexican-Xicana. Irene is an educator, poet, public scholar and writer committed to social justice.
Saturday February 24, 2018
Dorian Wood (10:10pm) Born in Echo Park, California, Dorian studied at the Conservatorio de Castella in Costa Rica. His cabaret style presentation is dark, haunting, liberating and powerful.  His most recent album, XALÁ, was recorded in Villareal, Spain, with dark acoustic tones and soul-shattering vocals.
Nancy Sanchez (11:10pm) Nancy Sanchez is a natural musician and artist. Born in Toluca Mexico, then making her home in the United States as a young girl, Nancy Sanchez' music is a reflection of two cultures. Raised listening to boleros, rancheras and sones, playing Mariachi, and then studied in Jazz as an adult, Nancy is breaking barriers fusing many styles into her songwriting.
Gomez Comes Alive (8p-12am) Gomez Comes Alive is a writer, musician & deejay. 2017 found  him performing sets in New York, San Francisco & Tokyo as well his hometown of Los Angeles. He is a member of the highly regarded Discostan crew, and has received participant awards from Dublab & Más Exitos. Gomez plays strictly vinyl and specializes in Latin, African, Arabic & Brazil Music, as well Soul & Disco. 
Saturday March 31, 2018
Twin Seas (10:10pm) This East Los Angeles band derives its sounds from the warm beach vibes of sunny California. Blending cheeky 60's songwriting, the sonic palette of the '80's and their own sound, Twin Seas is creating a new platform of music for years to come.
Sin Color (11:10pm) David Aquino and Crisia Regalado are taking the East LA Sound to new Places. This South Los Angeles based band is transforming traditional styles of music into pop soundscapes. Add in Crisia's operatic voice to Sin Color's endless exploration of bossa nova, cumbia, and disco filtered through an indie pop lens, and you get a new shimmering movement and dance experience.
DJ Lillyanne (8p-12midnight) Native Angelina, co-owner of Headinghome Recordings. She has toured and DJ'd in places like, Berlin, Mexico City, Tokyo.  Musical style influenced by the DJs and producers that paved the way for dance music in the early nineties, along with her own signature sound of west coast house, acid house, disco and minimal techno.

By Dena Burroughs  --  January 21, 2018