Joining us is the musical group from Los Angeles "Las Cafeteras." They mix languages with the music of blues, hip hop, punk rock and Latin American folk. We talked to singer Leah Rose Gallegos who told us that they combine traditional instruments with the stories of the streets, straight from Los Angeles with a story to tell, Las Cafeteras mixes languages and musical references from blues, hip hop, punk rock and Latin American folk, singing in "five languages: English. Spanish, Spanglish, Justice and Love."
Their vibrant musical fusion and a community-focused political message cross musical and geographic borders, the phrase "Yo no creo en fronteras!" becoming the unofficial mission statement for East LA's eclectic folk outfit Las Cafeteras. Indeed, while their "urgent, relevant music" (BBC) embraces cultures and their songs speak to the shared history of roots, bonds and shared struggles between black, brown, indigenous and Asian communities on both sides of the border, "make no mistake: . . . you will seriously get down to" their infectiously danceable songs.
They will be in concert at the Hawaii Theatre this Sunday night, January 31, 2016 at 7:30pm
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