La Pelanga at La Peña – SAT, April 28!

Hello beautiful people. You don’t need the weather man to tell you that Winter is over and Spring is here — which means it’s time to celebrate! And we plan to do just that on Saturday, April 28 at LA PEÑA in Berkeley. We are super excited about this one. We’re going to have freshly dug records arriving straight from Lima, Peru via DJ Franz Tunda (Daniel Alarcón). PLUS a surprise gift!

It’s going to be a loud, sweaty, raucous, night of dancing to music from all corners of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Here’s a little taste to get you in the mood.

For more info visit the offical Facebook Invite

We hope to see you there! 


La Pelanga at La Peña – SAT, March 24!


Calling all dance-oholics and lovers of this blog! La Pelanga returns this Saturday, March 24 at La Peña in Berkeley. As all who were there last month will tell you, we only bring the most potent bailables to feed your dancing addiction. Again it will be a full night of: Cubmias, Merengues, Salsas, Kompas, Rumbas, Sambas, Soukous, Reggaeton, Afrobeat, Makossa, Coupé Décalé, and more! All of which will be played with love from your Pelanguero deejays: China tu Madre, Franz Tunda, Papicultor, Pozole and hopefully Smokestack who is recovering from injury.


It’s been a long week and damn it, it’s time to celebrate! Celebrate our friends, our loved ones, our communities our selves and all the cultures that go into making musica sabrosa (aka musica pelanga), such as…

Doors open at 9, $5-20 sliding scale, all ages welcome.

Official Facebook Invite

1st Pelanga of 2012 – Oh that’s nice!


We’re back! Your favorite pelangueros are ready to usher in 2012 with an incredible feast of music and dancing this Saturday at La Peña in Berkeley. We’re bringing the heaviest  Soukous, Cumbia, Salsa Dura, Rumba, Kompa, Merengue, Coupé Décalé, Reggaeton, Afro Beat and more for you. As those who have been before can attest, the Pelanga dance floor is as nice as it gets—a progressive party devoid of scenesters and full of respectful community folks who truly love celebrating life with music. I mean REALLY nice, like….


Oh That’s Nice by Pete Rodriguez Y Su Conjunto

For more details checkout the official Facebook invite.

See you there!





For all those who have requested to be on our mailing list you already know that tomorrow night, Friday, February 25 we are bringing La Pelanga to our friends at La Peña in Berekley, CA. (3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA). From 9:30pm – late we’ll be transforming their bar/lounge area into our musical kitchen to bring you the hottest bailables in the Bay. If you’ve been to our parties before, you know what we like to cook up—a tasty stew of cumbia, salsa dura, soukous, reggaetón, samba, plena, coupé decalé, merengue, champeta, konpa, funaná, currulao, …  in fact here’s a little taste


Majando by Tatico Henriquez Y Sus Muchachos

So bring your favorite people and come work the dance floor!
$5-20 (All Pelanga proceeds will fund the flood relief efforts in Colombia.) 
see more info on our Face Book page.