Edmonds Center for the Arts presents Las Cafeteras on Friday, April 27 at 7:30 pm.
Las Cafeteras create a vibrant musical fusion, with a sound that the LA Times has called a “uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia, and rock.” The band has performed with artists including Mexican icons Café Tacuba, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, and Talib Kweli.
Born and raised east of the Los Angeles river, Las Cafeteras delivers inspiring lyrics that document stories of a community seeking love and justice in the concrete jungle of LA. Using traditional Son Jarocho instruments like the jarana, requinto, quijada (donkey jawbone) and tarima (a wooden platform), the group sings in English, Spanish and Spanglish, and adds a remix of sounds, from rock to hip-hop to rancheras. Las Cafeteras use music as a vehicle to build bridges among different cultures and communities, and create a “world where many worlds fit.”
As part of their ECA engagement, Las Cafeteras will lead an in-school outreach program, in partnership with the Edmonds School District.
Tickets: $15-$39, $15 youth/student, 10% discount for seniors and military. For tickets, call the ECA Box Office at 425-275-9595, go online www.ec4arts.org or visit in person at the ECA Box Office. ECA offers through TeenTix $5 tickets to teens at the Box Office the day of the performance, pending availability. To become a TeenTix member, register at www.teentix.org.