Las Cafeteras

Digital Block Party
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 5:30pm EST

About the Block Party

Some of you may have gotten in on the action when Los Angeles-based band Las Cafeteras was here last fall with CONTRA-TIEMPO. This rocking group of Chicano artists and activists uses music as a vehicle to build bridges among different cultures and communities to create ‘a world where many worlds fit.’ We hope you’ll join us in your Zoom video blocks for a “Block Party” with Las Cafeteras as they create joyous music and inspiring conversation – and maybe even get you up and dancing.

Our Block Party with Las Cafeteras is presented as part of Latinx Heritage Month in partnership with NC State’s Multicultural Student Affairs.

NOTE: Please register for the Digital Block Party by Tuesday, October 6 at 12 noon. Participants will need to download a free Zoom account.

About Las Cafeteras

“…uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock … live, they’re magnetic.”

Los Angeles Times

Las Cafeteras has taken the music scene by storm with their infectious, genre-crossing live performances. They have played 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 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 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.

NC State LIVE will offer events with Las Cafeteras throughout 2020 and 2021, so we invite you to follow us on social media @NCStateLIVE and sign up for our newsletter.