When: November 12th from 5:00-8:00pm
Where: Portland State University-Smith Ballroom (SMSU 355)
Free and open to the public!
Arrive early for guaranteed seating.
Las Cafeteras offer interactive & critical workshops to university students across the U.S. Las Cafeteras formed as a band in 2008 with the purpose of documenting the histories of their neighborhoods through music. As musicians, they started as students of the Eastside Café, a Zapatista inspired community space in East Los Angeles where they were influenced by the culture, storytelling, and poetic music of Son Jarocho, a traditional music from Veracruz, Mexico.
Sharing Son Jarocho inspired music through singing, spoken word (in English/Spanish/ and Spanglish) and movement (‘zapateado’), Las Cafeteras seeks to gather the teachings of Son Jarocho and infuse the music with their own stories. Their mission is to learn, share, and practice the beauty, culture and energy of Son Jarocho music for the purpose of building autonomous communities. By telling our stories of life in the concrete jungle, Las Cafeteras strives to make this ancient music relevant to everyday people in everyday places.