A new golden age of Latin music, Las Cafeteras will be performing at Levitt Shell on October 14th. Young Arts Patrons and Latino Memphis invite you out to listen to the sing, dance, and have a good time with our organizations.
Hailing from Los Angeles, Las Cafeteras are children of immigrants who remix roots music in order to tell modern-day stories with what Los Angeles Times has called a “uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock.” Their sound is brought to life by an eclectic instrumentation, which includes jaranas, requinto guitars, a quijada (donkey jawbone), a West African bass instrument called the marimbol, a cajón, and a tarima (wooden platform) used to dance Zapateado. Las Cafeteras use music as a vehicle to build bridges among different cultures and communities, creating “a world where many worlds fit.”
Bring Your Picnic Blanket & Your Amigos
Las Cafeteras have taken the music scene by storm with their infectious live performances, playing with bands from diverse genres such as Mexican icons Caifanes and Lila Downs, Colombian superstar Juanes, Los Angeles legends Ozomatli, folk/indie favorites Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and most recently with hip-hop artist Talib Kweli.
Young Arts Patrons believes in cultivating patrons and philanthropists of the arts through innovative approaches to education, access, and engagement. The fast growth of the Latino population in the United States and Greater Memphis area is a well-known fact, but most arts institutions acknowledge that this growth is not reflected among their audiences. Our partnership with Latino Memphis for the Levitt Shell concert featuring Las Cafeteras brings two communities together in a cross-cultural relationship to create new relationships and patterns of support for Latino culture, artists, and artistic organizations. We hope to see you there.
Executive Director, Young Arts Patrons
Over the past 20 years, Latino Memphis has become the go-to organization for issues impacting the Hispanic community in the Mid-South, raising the voice of Latinos in our region and advocating for a better, more inclusive Memphis. Since our inception at MIFA and our subsequent growth as an independent agency, we have become the largest Latino-serving nonprofit in West Tennessee, serving thousands of clients each year and advancing awareness of the many issues impacting the Latino community. As our programs have grown, so too has our capacity to affect positive change in the lives of Latino Memphians.