Spotted over at my friend Michelle’s page, I’ve seen this flyer with some horns on it. Then when I started reading the details, I just realized that I’m getting schooled in the history of the development of Little Tokyo, and what changes it went through in the 40s during World War 2 . Anyhow, this project started off as a fundraiser that ended up meeting their goal ($$), which in turn is putting together this event (which includes a play, an exhibit, and a musical which stars Miguel Atwood-Ferguson)!
HISTORY: This exhibit takes a dive into the relationship between the Japanese & African Americans during World War 2, after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. The United States then issued the Executive Order 9066 (the removal & incarceration of Japanese Americans all across the West Coast). Once that went down, LA Mayor Fletcher Brown wanted the Japanese Americans removed completely from the Southland, resulting in evictions wherever they stayed. All the locations where there was a high influx of Japanese Americans became ghost towns, and one place (in particular, Little Tokyo) became a huge migration place for African Americans (those from the Deep South), seeking employment. The reason they chose Little Tokyo? It’s simple. During these times, places like Watts, Compton (especially the Willowbrook area).. were all occupied by white people, and since racism was still alive & well.. there were strict rules that barred ‘color people’ from living in certain ‘specific’ areas.
To read more about it, and how it became a place named Bronzeville, continue reading here. Thank you, Michelle!
Ahhhh shit! My favorite party crew is returning with their first episode this sunday in Little Tokyo for Cinco De Mayo. Plus, it’s the homie Cee Brown‘s birthday, and my favorite mixtape DJ since the 80s is taking Senor Fish by storm! It’s going to be epic! FREE.99 all night! Starts at 8pm!
Earlier this month, I hit up Soundlessons wondering if there will be a Dilla tribute done by them. I kept getting emails/tweets from all over the country, including the Philippines and England/London, and it hit me that they usually do their tribute parties towards the end of the month of February. They got back to me though, which I’m thankful for. I’m just happy that they finally found a venue that would host their tribute party, even though it’s in the beginning of March.
Oh yea, just in case you were wondering who the special guests are.. they cant mention it due to the possibilities of other events that may be going on. It’s a surprise! Just make sure you guys get there early for the event… its going to be fresh!
The Bodega homies are here to bring you one last party before the year ends! It’s FREE, so get with it! Special guest on the list will be Canyon Cody (Subsuelo Crew). Dope tunes all night long! Fuck paying $30+ for a damn NYE party. Dont motherfuckers know everyone is broke n shit?
The LAST Bodega of the season. Yup, this is it.
This event will end with a bang, especially if you were here last year to witness how last season ended in style! It’s going to be crazy, and their special guests are coming in from New York and Colombia to bring you all the fresh goodies you’ll be sharing on the dance floor. Congratulations to them for bringing you two seasons full of fresh acts and dope worldly music to vibe out to! Im already anticipating for the next season to start…
Tomorrow evening will be another night full of fresh music to end your weekend with, along with hanging out with some dope people that will be there vibing with you as well! Also, Bodega’s own DJ Melaaza will be celebrating her birthday there, while spinning alongside Mix Michelle Q, DJ Lady J, Captain Planet, Gomez, Canyon Cody, with a special performance by Los Angeles own, Ata Bey!
WOW. Today marks two years, and I STILL HAVE NOT made it here yet?! FML.
This sunday will make it EXACTLY TWO YEARS since Bodega first began as a small party on the eastside where the beautiful people of LA could finally come together under one roof & jam out to global bass, latin funk, samba & hip hop. It’s been TWO YEARS since we began bringing you the best djs from this city & beyond to keep the dancefloor jumping into the wee hours of sunday night & monday morning. TWO YEARS that we’ve been dancing together. TWO YEARS that we’ve been laughing together & sweating together & loving good music together.
A ton has changed since our first party back in 2009. What hasn’t changed is how much we love & appreciate everyone who rocks with us every 1st & 3rd sunday at Senor Fish! We’re super excited to show our appreciation with an extra special fiesta in celebration of our anniversary!