Friday, September 14th @ 6-10pm@ Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights!
Join this event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/276709115776249/?ref=ts
Yes, the chisme is true! Las Cafeteras are (finally) releasing the long-awaiting studio cd “IT’S TIME.” We are super excited to do this in conjunction with Caminarte and the Boyle Heights Farmers Market to make it a true open community experience. It’s FREE!!!
The evening will be all love and familia with the amazing folks of ATABEY and our compas CHICANO BATMAN joining the line-up to celebrate with us! Come out and get your copy of Las Cafeteras’ IT’S TIME, shake your thang, and make it an event we’l…l remember foreverrrrrssss!
Super-Special!!! I’TS TIME CD ONLY $7 (at our CD Release Party)
(pssst… 10pm: AFTER-PARTY at the M-BAR w/ BUYEPONGO! $7 entrance or $10 entrance & IT’S TIME CD)
Atabey represents a continuous struggle of Afro-Boricua people to maintain and promote their culture through drumming, dance and song. Bomba music is a tradition that was brought to Puerto Rico from Africa by the slaves who worked in sugar cane plantations. The music represents a mixture of religious, cultural, and poverty dynamics within struggles of life and love.
The name Atabey is one of many names used to call out to the deity in Taino culture of mother earth and sometimes represents fertility and renewal. The music of Puerto Rico is alive in Los Angeles, California!
Chicano Batman is your sonic outlet from the monotonous, back into the soul. Ethnomusicologists in their own right, they are students of rhythm, globe trotting on a quest to reclaim and represent the musical roots of their past generations. Drawing from a broad range of 60s and early 70s Brazilian bossa nova and samba, spacey psychedelia, slow-jam soul with a pinch of surf-rock cumbia, the quartet uniforms their act in retro ruffled-tuxedo shirts from a thrift store near you. Chicano Batman is more than a musical force but an adventurous and opinionated superhero who feeds off of community, afro-centricity and bolillos, on a mission to bring the overlooked to the forefront.
Is a manifestation of the “migration patterns of people of the Americas (site)”. Buyepongo plays cumbia while consciously pushing the music that runs through its’ veins and always paying homage to its’ originators, Andres Landero and Sexteto Tabala, while consistently moving sweaty crowds with original songs and compositions. Moving crowds and shaking masses and excelerate souls is what Buyepongo does, beating drums soaking dry dirt with dripping sweat, to uplift and to ground everyone to Earth’s original pulse.