Globalfest: The New Golden Age of Latin Music
Globalfest: The New Golden Age of Latin Music

February 2, 8:00 pm

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Music knows no boundaries. Join us as GlobalFEST ON THE ROAD presents The New Golden Age of Latin Music with Las Cafeteras and Orkesta Mendoza.

The New Golden Age of Latin Music is being created right here in the United States. Orkesta Mendoza and Las Cafeteras are two of today’s most exciting bands, forging inspired new paths for the fabled Latin sound.

The infectious indie mambo band Orkesta Mendoza mixes a multitude of Latin styles like cumbia, merengue and ranchera through a psychedelic mambo and post-punk prism, creating a truly one-of-a-kind sound. Bandleader, keyboardist, guitarist and vocalist Sergio Mendoza leads the powerhouse band that is fronted by the rich baritone of vocalist and dancer Salvador Duran, and framed by guitar, keyboard, percussion, drums and brass.

Alternative Chicano band Las Cafeteras recreates traditional Afro-Caribbean Son Jarocho music in a wildly vibrant style. The group’s rousing socially conscious messages, in English and Spanglish, tell stories of a community that is looking for love and fighting for justice in the concrete jungle of East LA. The band is accompanied by traditional instruments: jarana and requinto guitars, a donkey jawbone, and a “tarima,” a wooden dance platform.


Related events:

Racism: “Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That!”
Thursday, February 1, 6-8pm
Student Services Building, Red Room

A participatory workshop facilitated by The New Golden Age of Latin Music artists Las Cafeteras.

Is there a better way to talk about race and diversity on campus? In this participatory workshop, honest conversation, videos, and ‘conscious comedy’ are employed to break down stereotypes and engage participants in a new kind of discussion about Race, Identity, and Privilege. Learn social tools that will help you deconstruct interpersonal as well as institutional patterns of oppression, so as to heal and proactively address concerns as a young agent of change.

This workshop will be facilitated by members of the alt-folk Son Jarocho band Las Cafeteras, who will be performing at The PAC as part of GlobalFEST on the Road: The New Golden Age of Latin Music on February 2. Born and raised east of the Los Angeles river, Las Cafeteras are remixing roots music and telling modern day stories. They also have over 15 years of collective experience in education, organizing, curriculum development, social work, and movement building.

The workshop is free and open to the public. Space is limited.