- Des Moines Performing Arts
- Address: The Temple Theater, Des Moines, IA 50309
- March 30, 2017
- 7:30 - 10 p.m.
- Price: TBA
Born in the streets of Los Angeles, Las Cafeteras are children of immigrants who are remixing roots music and telling modern day stories with what LA Times has called a “uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hip, beat music, cumbia and rock… live, they’re magnetic.” Las Cafeteras formed in 2008 with the purpose of documenting histories of their neighborhoods through music. As musicians, they were inspired by a Zapatista 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. Las Cafeteras have taken the music scene by storm with their infectious live performances and have crossed-genre and musical borders, playing with bands such as Mexican icons Caifanes, Lila Downs, Colombian superstar Juanes, folk/indie favorites Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and more.