Beyond La Bamba: A New American Sound,
with Las Cafeteras
The Los Angeles Times describes the music of Las Cafeteras as a "uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock." The sons and daughters of immigrants, they don't shy away from community-focused political themes and stories. With Beyond La Bamba, Las Cafeteras captures the complexity, beauty, music and evolution of the U.S. Chicana/o-American experience by seamlessly moving from Afro-Mexican to Americana, from Jarocho to hip-hop, from traditional to electric, from English to Spanish with poetic transitions to help contextualize the time and sound. From the Gulf Coast of Mexico, to the agricultural history of the Valley, to the protest anthems at migrant rights marches, this musical journey through time tells the stories behind the beloved song that actually span more than 400 years.
Join Las Cafeteras as they take the stage, joined by special guests Contra-Tiempo Dance Company, Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles, Maria del Pilar, hip-hop artist Seti-X and more.