“Uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock … live, they’re magnetic.” ~LA Times
East LA meets Mexico in an intoxicating blend of fresh and edgy urban-Cali sound created from Son Jarocho, a musical style popularized by Ritchie Valens’ 1958 hit “La Bamba”. From humble beginnings in a Son Jarocho class, the musicians met, formed a band and soon captured the hearts of audiences in LA and beyond, leading them to open for bands such as Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Hip and modern, yet traditional and authentic and most of all, downright fun. We dare you to stay in your seats for the closing night of Club PuSh.
Las Cafeteras is a Chicano band from East Los Angeles, California.Their music fuses spoken word, folk music, with traditional Son Jarocho, Afro-Mexican music and zapateado dancing.
The band started out as students of the Eastside CafÃ©, a community space in El Sereno, Los Angeles, where they took Son Jarocho classes. Influenced by music from Veracruz, Mexico and eager to teach others about it, they started formally playing in 2005. Since forming, they have shared the stage with academy award winning artists such as, Caifanes, Lila Downs, Juanes, Ozomatli, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Their namesake derives from the organization where they took classes. To honor women, they feminized their group name by naming themselves Las Cafeteras, rather than Los Cafeteros.
Las Cafeteras’ songs have themes and references that range from the Civil Rights Movement, United Farm Workers, DREAM Act, immigration reform to female homicides in Ciudad JuÃ¡rez. Their song, “La Bamba Rebelde”, a remake of The traditional Mexican song from the state of Veracruz “La Bamba”, denotes their Chicano pride. They say that they construct their music as a tool for creating positive change and inspiring others to do so.
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