Born in the streets of Los Angeles, Las Cafeteras are children of immigrants who are remixing roots music and telling modern day stories with what LA Times has called a “uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hip, beat music, cumbia and rock… live, they’re magnetic.” Las Cafeteras formed in 2008 with the purpose of documenting histories of their neighborhoods through music. As musicians, they were inspired by a Zapatista community space in East Los Angeles where they were influenced by the culture, storytelling and poetic music of Son Jarocho, a traditional music from Veracruz, Mexico. Las Cafeteras have taken the music scene by storm with their infectious live performances and have crossed-genre and musical borders, playing with bands such as Mexican icons Caifanes, Lila Downs, Colombian superstar Juanes, folk/indie favorites Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and more.
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Des Moines Performing Arts Partnerships:
Des Moines Performing Arts is a private 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit corporation presenting the performing arts to Iowa and the surrounding states. It is the presenter of major Broadway and educational touring companies, performers and groups, and is the performing home of many local and regional groups, including the Des Moines Symphony. Events, dates, times, performers and prices subject to change without notice.