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Las Cafeteras

Las Cafeteras plays in front of a metal wall.

Las Cafeteras
Saturday, February 5 at 8pm
Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union

2610 Cates Ave, Raleigh, NC 27695


  • $30 Public | $8 NC State Students | $15 NC State Faculty/Staff | all tickets general admission
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Jump into “a world where many worlds fit.” Las Cafeteras remixes Afro-Mexican beats, Son Jarocho rhythms, and hip hop to create a magnetic sound and undeniable energy. You may have celebrated with them during our CONTRA-TIEMPO performance back in 2019 or hung out with them during our many digital events last year. This rocking group of Chicano artists and activists uses music as a vehicle to build bridges and they’re back out on the road headed to Raleigh.


Bring your curiosity and come meet Las Cafeteras! Join us at 7pm in Talley Student Union, Room 3285 to ask your questions and hear from members of the band before the concert.


NC State LIVE strives to make our programming accessible to all people. If you have an access need or an accommodation request, please email Liza Green, associate director at


“…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.


Your safety is our top priority. NC State LIVE will be following all public health and University requirements as of the date of the event. This could include changes to capacity, attendance prerequisites and other protective measures. In addition, Stewart Theatre has a state-of-the-art UV filtration system, extra hand sanitizing stations and paperless ticketing. Our seating for upcoming shows will be general admission to allow folks to find a seat where they feel most comfortable.