Fusing spoken word and folk music with traditional Afro-Mexican music and dance, this Chicano band from East L.A. crosses musical borders and brings its high-energy eclectic sound to Friends Field!
Please bring your own seating for this concert, as it takes place on our grassy Friends Field. You can even bring or purchase a picnic dinner!
Las Cafeteras is a Chicano band that remixes roots music and tells modern day stories with old-school instruments. From East Los Angeles, the band is named after the community center where they first formed: the Eastside Café. They started as a group of friends learning traditional Son Jarocha music, and eventually, they became the band they are today, taking the music scene by storm with infectious live performances that cross musical borders.
According to The Los Angeles Times, their sound is a “uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock … live, they’re magnetic.” They have played with bands such as folk/indie favorites Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros; Mexican icons Cafe Tacuba; Colombian superstar Juanes; L.A. legends Ozomatli; the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; and most recently, with Talib Kweli. Their first studio album, It’s Time, has been featured on NPR, KCRW, in the Los Angeles Times, and beyond.
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