I am digging this music. So much. Pretty soon I think my roomates are going to ask me to stop leaving it on repeat. But not yet!
Las Cafeteras is a mixed and colorful group of musicians from East LA. The band bases its style on Son Jarocho music, Mexican folkloric music with primarily indigenous–though also African and Spanish–musical elements. The band strives to “utilize teachings of Son Jarocho as a tool to build autonomy, community and solidarity while sharing the magic of this folk music from Southern Veracruz with the public.”
“By telling our stories of life in the concrete jungle, Las Cafeteras strives to make this ancient music relevant to everyday people in everyday places.”
Did I mention that they have a new album out? And that they have 3 songs that you can download for free on their website?
For starters, why don’t you check out the latest music video, their version of the famous song “La Bamba,” entitled “La Bamba Rebelde” (the Rebel Bamba). This song is about solidarity, singing the stories of Chican@s, Latin@s and people of color. Enjoy.