Friday Night Live: Las Cafeteras

July 24 – Las Cafeteras

Winery Sponsor – Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Concert Sponsor – Geoff & Nancy Dalwin

 Born in the streets of Los Angeles, the members of Las Cafeteras are immigrant children who are remixing roots music and telling modern day stories with what the LA Times has called a “uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock … Live, they’re magnetic.”

 Las Cafeteras has taken the music scene by storm with infectious live performances and has crossed-genre and musical borders, playing with bands such as Mexican icons Caifanes, Lila Downs, Colombian superstar Juanes, Los Angeles legends Ozomatli, folk/indie favorites Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, and most recently with Talib Kweli.

 The sound of Las Cafeteras is brought to life by the eclectic instrumentation used, which includes jarana’s, requinto, a donkey jawbone, a West African bass instrument called the Marimbol, cajón, and a wooden platform called the Tarima used to dance Zapateado.

 Genre: Afro-Mexican

Website: www.lascafeteras.com