April 29 - 30, 2021

School Performances: Las Cafeteras

  • April 29, 2021 at 10:00 AM
  • April 29, 2021 at 12:00 PM
  • April 30, 2021 at 10:00 AM

School Performances, Ordway Concert Hall

Approximate Run-time: 50-60 minutes

$4 tickets and bus reimbursement for all

Concert Hall | Recommended grades: 4-12

Ordway Education is excited to welcome Las Cafeteras back for a return engagement!

Las Cafeteras combines the vibrant energy of Son Jarocho music with an edgy LA sound. Their pounding Afro-Mexican rhythms, stomping zapateado dancing and uplifting verses tell stories of everyday people fighting for justice and respect. A re-mix of traditional music styles, Las Cafeteras adds Afro-Carribean marimbol, spoken word, lyrics in English and Spanglish, to Jarocho instruments like jarana and requinto guitars, donkey jaw-bone and the tarima (stomp box).

For Las Cafeteras, it is essential to use music as a way to build bridges among the different cultures and communities that historically have had tension. Through music, they are trying to help build “a world where many worlds fit.”