Las Cafeteras

Las Cafeteras

UNCSA Presents: American Music Series

Born and raised east of the Los Angeles River, Las Cafeteras are remixing roots music and telling modern-day stories. The group creates a vibrant musical fusion with a unique East L.A. sound and positive message.

Their Afro-Mexican beats, rhythms and rhymes deliver inspiring lyrics that document stories of a community seeking love and justice. 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.”  The L.A. Times described them as a “uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock … live, they’re magnetic.”

Stevens Center
405 W. Fourth Street, Winston Salem NC