Las Cafeteras + Chicano Batman
Lugar: Underground Arts - 1200 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123
AfroTaino Productions presents:
::: Jan 8th | $12 | 21+ :::
Las Cafeteras create a vibrant musical fusion with a unique East LA sound and a community-focused political message. Their Afro-Mexican rhythms, zapateado and inspiring lyrics tell stories of a community who is looking for love and fights for justice in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles. A remix of traditional Son Jarocho sounds, they add Afro-Caribbean marimbol and cajón, poetry in English and Spanglish, and instruments like jarana, requinto, a donkey jawbone and a wooden platform called the Tarima. Having shared the stage with Lila Downs, Juanes, and the LA Philharmonic Orchestra, Las Cafeteras continue their mission to uplift humanity through music.
Chicano Batman's music emanates from the soul, shaped in the womb, manifested from colorful tapes & scratched up records. Inspired by Los Angeles Negros, Caetano Veloso, David Axelrod instrumentals, The Four Tops, 60's & 70's Third Cinema, and Chico Che style cumbias, Chicano Batman use the 'old school' as a launch pad to express their new school psychedelic musical style.