Friday Concerts

In the spring of 2020, Japa decided to perform a series of Friday concerts – live from the Baja. Each Friday at 5pm, Japa hopped on Facebook Live and did a show – with a variety of themes, instruments and songs….and here they are…

May 1 – Super fun.
Hits of the day included “It’s all God”, “The Hopi Prophecy”, “Barco do Paz” and a little Grateful Dead/mantra mash up, “Ek Ong Ripple”.

May 8, 2020 – The “Crush Songs”:

“Kehelanis Three”
“For You”
“Kiss Down Noriega”
“Summer Wine” (cover)

May 15, 2020 – Japa does an all-piano set of mostly original songs plus one cover, as per request from the previous show.

“My Bible Smells Like Whiskey”
“Man on the Side of the Road”
“Morse Code”
“The Big Bamboo” (cover) with guest vocalist Max Pugach

May 22, 2020 – Japa goes polka!
A lively set on the accordion featuring:

“Vienna Forever”
“Your Neck for Dinner” (a Japa original)
“The Beer Barrel Polka”
“Dark Eyes”
Encore: “Gypsy Polka” with live dancers Max and Boris

May 29, 2020 – A set of Japa Original tunes – a couple you might’ve heard before, a couple from deep in the archives. Enjoy!

“Sugar Lime”
“The Moth”
“Time Machine”
“Light on the Shore”

June 5, 2020 – Happy Donut Day!

Japa celebrates Donut Day with a set of fun, lively originals and a rousing finale in the Donut Day theme. Why can’t men be like donuts in a donut shop?

“Fallen for You”
“One Kiss, Tommy”
“Little Kitty”
“The Donut Shop”

June 12, 2020 – Japa turbos up
Bringing you mantras from the Baja – to uplift, heal and bring joy and love – yay!

June 19, 2020 – Happy Solstice Solar Eclipse Weekend kickoff! More mantras for high vibes and big love.

June 26, 2020 – Back on the keys. A jam I call “Swing Thing” followed by “Choo Choo Chaboogie”, “Goin’ to New Orleans” (Professor Longhair) and a Louis Jordan tune, “Ain’t Nobody Here but us Chickens”.