Join Las Cafeteras for a virtual musical storytelling adventure. Born and raised east of the Los Angeles River, Las Cafeteras are remixing roots music and telling modern day stories. Las Cafeteras create a vibrant musical fusion with a unique East LA sound and positive message. Their Afro-Mexican beats, rhythms, and rhymes deliver inspiring lyrics that document stories of a community seeking love and justice in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles.
Using traditional Son Jarocho instruments like the jarana, requinto, quijada (donkey jawbone), and tarima (a wooden platform), Las Cafeteras sing in English, Spanish, and Spanglish and add a remix of sounds from rock to hip-hop to rancheras. Las Cafeteras use music as a vehicle to build bridges among different cultures and communities and create “a world where many worlds fit.”
This video will be offered on demand for our local educational community March 5-28, 2021.
Welcome: ¡Viva la Cultura!
Las Cafeteras introduction
“A World Where Many Worlds Fit!”—Meet the musicians
Son Jarocho instruments
Hands Out of Your Pocket
La Bamba Rebelde
Recommended for grades 3 and up.
This performance will last approximately 32 minutes.
Connects to Illinois Learning Standards in Fine Arts, Social/Emotional Learning, and Social Sciences.
- This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Illinois Arts Council and the Crane Group.
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