Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos with Las Cafeteras. The LA based band will be performing at the Vilar Performing Arts Center (VPAC) on Friday, November 1st as part of the Underground Sound Series. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $32, and can be found here, or at the VPAC box office.
Get to know Las Cafeteras better with these fun facts:
- According to the L.A. Times, the band is a, "uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cambia, and rock ... live, they're magnetic."
- The six bandmates grew up in East Los Angeles. The influence of the city is present in their lyrics, as their songs include uplifting and inspiring insight into community life within Los Angeles.
- The band uses traditional Son Jarocho instruments including the jarana, requinto, quijada (donkey jawbone) and tarima (a wooden platform) to produce a sound that brings together different cultures and identities.
- Las Cafeteras have played with a wide range of artists including Mexican icons Caifanes, Colmbian superstar Juanes, folk/indie band Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Talib Kweli, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.