Ten days of world-class jazz
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Wednesday 2 August
All orders will be subject to a fee of £1.50 except if your tickets are free or if you are a member
In a nutshell
Debut London show. The band combine the vibrant energy of Afro-Mexican music with an edgy LA-alternative sound & political message.
Their pounding Afro-Mexican rhythms, stomping zapateado dancing, & uplifting lyrics tell stories of everyday people searching for love & fighting for justice in the concrete jungle. This alt-son group re-mixes traditional sounds, adding Afro-Caribbean marimbol, Native American drum & flute, cajon, hip hop, English & Spanglish to Jarocho instruments like jarana & requinto guitars, donkey jaw-bone, & the tarima (stomp box).
What to Expect
With their infectious and uplifting spirit, Las Cafeteras demonstrates that while the struggle for peace, justice and equality is a serious matter, it doesn’t mean that you can't have a good time along the way. If anything, the joy they bring to listeners offers an galvanizing soundtrack for the march towards a better future. If Las Cafeteras have their way, it will be a journey overflowing with dance, song and smiles.
Las Cafeteras + DJ support
Movimientos are London’s most prolific latin music and events organisation. This year alone they have hosted over 30 events in London, programming a multitude of festival stages as well as continuing to release UK based Latin acts music via their Movimientos Records imprint.
What people are saying
'At a time when the lines between true and false have been insidiously blurred, Las Cafeteras are the real deal. A product and reflection of the diverse, hard-working, politically active neighborhood of East Los Angeles, Las Cafeteras present songs of social consciousness and celebration on their second studio album' - Tastes Like L.A..
'Creative, socially conscious...it’s perfect' - NPR
'Urgent, relevant music' - BBC
'Best Latin Alternative Band' - LA Weekly
Why does Rich Mix matter?
'Rich Mix is a vital space to showcase new music, and music with a message and to provide a place for those who appreciate and identify with Latin music to comfortably enjoy this experience. Rich Mix does not discriminate and provides a space for diverse global experiences in London. This is why Rich Mix matters.'
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Things you should know
This event is wheelchair accessible.