McIntyre Hall Presents
Friday, May 4, 2018 | 7:30pm
Reserved Seating: $25 ~ Box Seats $35
CYO Subscriptions & Discounts Available
Las Cafeteras have taken the music scene by storm with their infectious live performances and have crossed-genre and musical borders, playing with bands such as Mexican icons Caifanes, Lila Downs, Colombian superstar Juanes, Los Angeles legends Ozomatli, folk/indie favorites Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, and most recently with Talib Kweli. 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’.
“uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock … live, they’re magnetic.” ~ LA Times
The Sounds of Resistance: From Storytelling to Movement Building
Friday, May 4 1:00pm Tickets: FREE ~ No tickets required
This interactive workshop allows participants to engage in the Power of Storytelling. Without our voices, His-story, Her-story, Your-Story and Our-story become defined through power, privilege and silence. Participants will be given tools and poetry prompts to begin to extract their own personal narrative. The session will end with each participant writing and sharing their poetry to a live musical performance by Las Cafeteras.
This program is made possible by the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.