Go: Moja Moja Pre-Grammy Brunch


Each year, KCRW’s Garth Trinidad hosts the Moja Moja Pre-Grammy Brunch that features live performances by an array of up and coming artists at the regal W Hollywood.  We go whenever we can because it’s for a good cause.  Proceeds go towards supporting Oxfam America (a former client).  Also, for more selfish reasons, we always come away with a great play list.  And lastly, our friend Ramona Wright puts on a great show and Garth Trinidad is pretty dope.  In years past, Garth broke Janelle Monae at the Pre-Grammy Brunch.  After her performance at the Brunch, we heard her everywhere.  Chilean rapper  Ana Tijoux performed live.  Dreamy, moody Swedes Little Dragon rocked the room too.  All in all, it’s a a good show for a good cause, and it’s *almost* like going to the Grammys!   Read the rest of this entry »

Moja Moja Pre-Grammy Brunch

Photo Credit: Moja Moja

A good friend of ours organizes what Billboard Magazine has called THE place to be during Grammy Weekend in LA (other than the Grammys) and we haven’t missed one since the Moja Moja Pre-Grammy Brunch started back in 2009.  It’s a chance to hear mini-performances by select performers, including several Grammy nominees, and get the scoop on up-and-coming talent.  KCRW DJ and musical sherpa Garth Trinidad has been known to break new talent at the brunch and this year was no exception.

DJ Flying Lotus spun through brunch.  LA locals Superhumanoids opened, followed by an awesome set by Grammy nominee Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux.  Bilal rocked a cravate and a high C.  Followed by Eric Roberson.  But the best part of the show had to be Mavis Staples, “Mouth of the South,” who was honored with the inaugural Vanguard Award and rocked the house with a her soulful voice and a bit of bad ass guitar.

The entire event benefitted one of our favorite organizations (and a former client), Oxfam America.

When do we sign up for the tickets for 2012?