VIDEO: LAS CAFETERAS x SXSW

By REBECA ARANGO
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Alt-Latin seven-piece Las Cafeteras are known for their amazing spirit, relentless dance jams and fresh take on traditional Mexican roots music. The LA locals recently took their high-energy show on the road to Austin’s SXSW festival, with stops in Phoenix and El Paso along the way. Founding Member Daniel had this to say about the experience: “Whether it was playing for an immigrant rights rally in Phoenix, on the border town of El Paso overlooking Cuidad Juarez, or on the streets in Austin, Texas, Cafeteras came with LOVE to share a message of resistance and a passion for social justice with our blend of urban roots music. South by Southwest blessed us with the opportunity to connect with such artist as NYC’s Brazilian MC Zuzuka Poderosa, Oakland’s Los Rakas, Canada’s A Tribe Called Red, Piñata Protest, M1 from Dead Prez and Talib Kweli.”

If the music wasn’t already enough indication, the band’s new tour doc goes to show they know how keep a positive attitude and show people a great time. Peep the video below for a taste of Las Cafeteras’ signature flavor, and catch them performing live this Thursday Night at Afro Funke, a weekly dance party at Santa Monica’s club Zanzibar. 

 

 

 

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