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Las Cafeteras pair Chicano music with the message of equality and justice for Latinos

Las Cafeteras pictured in Los Angeles, California in 2012 (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision for Pantelion/AP Images) By Elisabeth Perez-Luna East Los Angeles, with its mix of generations of Mexican Americans, recent immigrants and rich American music traditions, has been a cauldron for innovative, edgy music activism. The young musicians of the group Las Cafeteras, the […]


Las Cafeteras Cross Musical and Geographical Borders With Their Sound

Photo by Piero F. Giunti Article By Gabriel San Roman Thu., Nov. 7 2013 at 5:00 AM The phrase “Yo no creo en fronteras!” has become the unofficial mission statement for East LA’s eclectic folk outfit Las Cafeteras. The line from their rabble-rousing hit “La Bamba Rebelde” is an apt description of how cavalier they […]

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Global Media Entertainment Group:Women of Influence: 10 Burning Questions with Annette Torres

Women of Influence: 10 Burning Questions with Annette Torres Tuesday, October 15, 2013  When I initially thought of the series of Influencers I felt it was important to start with Women of Influence, especially in entertainment. Women in my opinion are not given their due for all the major contributions they make in society and […]


Las Cafeteras and The L.A Philharmonic

Las Cafeteras and The L.A Philharmonic Written by Angel Aguilar Published on September 19, 2013 Photo by Piero F. Giunto In spite of being chastised by Jarocho music purist for taking liberties with Jarocho music and even worse, for adding hip-hop elements to their music or singing in English, Las Cafeteras persevered and continued to […]

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Las Cafeteras abren para Juanes en concierto de Dewar’s

Las Cafeteras abren para Juanes en concierto de Dewar’s El grupo ganó la competencia Dewaristas superando a Palo y La mecánica popular Escrito por Beatriz E. Mendoza Photo cortesia Dewar’s Los siete jóvenes de East L.A. que conforman el grupo musical Las Cafeteras fueron los encargados de abrir este jueves el concierto de Juanes que […]

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Sounds and Colours: New video: Las Cafeteras ‘Luna Lovers’

By Gina Vergel – 16 August, 2013 Los Angeles Son Jorocho darlings, Las Cafeteras, have a new music video that is a sweet departure from their usual energetic sound. For those unfamiliar with the seven-piece band, Las Cafeteras put a contemporary and socially conscious spin on a regional folk music style from Veracruz, Mexico, called […]


LA Weekly:Premiere: Las Cafeteras’ Dreamy New Video, “Luna Lovers”

By Ben Westhoff Las Cafeteras don’t bow to tradition, and it’s hard not to love them for it. In 2011 we wrote about how the seven-member east side group was taking flack for playing Veracruz-style Son Jarocho music in ways that some conservative musicians found upsetting; the story got a lot of people in music […]

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En•clave LA: Luna Lovers Premiere and 10 Reasons why I Love Las Cafeteras

August 13, 2013 by enclavela It was quite a party at Las Cafeteras’ Luna Lovers premiere party last week. La Santa Cecilia, Maria del Pilar, Irene Diaz and La Chamba Chicha Cumbia were in the house and big shout out to John Cantú and crew for their work on the gorgeous video and Mucho Musica […]


OC WEEKLY: A Look Behind the Making of “Luna Lovers,” Las Cafeteras’ New Video!

Photo by Piero G. Giunti Article by Gabriel San Roman (OC Weekly) Las Cafeteras, a seven-piece son jarocho inspired ensemble from East Los Angeles, are beaming after the release of their latest music video “Luna Lovers.” Our sister blog over at the LA Weekly had the honors of exclusively premiering the social media exploding effort […]

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“everyone came out of their shells. The room was alive with music and everyone was busting a move, swinging a partner around.” – LA Record

“This son jarocho group made up of community organizers from the Eastside Cafe cultural space have garnered an enthusiastic fan base in a short time.” —

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“these dedicated community musicians have taken their unique interpretation of the centuries-old cultural tradition everywhere it stands to be heard.” – OC Weekly


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“make no mistake: If you go to a Las Cafeteras show, you will seriously get down to their political folk music.”- LA Weekly