Benefit Concert Event
Dual Language Education of New Mexico and AMP Concerts announce a benefit concert event featuring the band from Los Angeles, Las Cafeteras, at this November's La Cosecha Dual Language Virtual Conference. With over 15 years of collective experience in education, organizing, curriculum development, social work, movement building, health and wellness, musical performance, and theatre, Las Cafeteras are the perfect match for this annual conference! Proceeds from the event will support the Janet Montoya Schoeppner Memorial Scholarship Fund, which supports future bilingual educators – helping to ensure a bilingual future for New Mexico's students.
Friday, November 6, 2020
Virtual Fundraising Event
Tickets Available NOW!
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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, Los Angeles legends Ozomatli, folk/indie favorites Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, and most recently with Talib Kweli.
Born and raised east of the Los Angeles river, Las Cafeteras are remixing roots music and telling modern day stories. Las Cafeteras create a vibrant musical fusion with a unique East LA sound and positive message. Their Afro-Mexican beats, rhythms, and rhymes deliver inspiring lyrics that document stories of a community seeking love and justice in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles. Using traditional Son Jarocho instruments like the jarana, requinto, quijada (donkey jawbone) and tarima (a wooden platform), Las Cafeteras sing in English, Spanish, and Spanglish and add a remix of sounds, from rock to hip-hop to rancheras. Las Cafeteras use music as a vehicle to build bridges among different cultures and communities, and create "a world where many worlds fit."
The LA Times described Las Cafeteras as a "uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock … live, they’re magnetic."
Also, don't forget to register for La Cosecha 2020! The registration deadline is rapidly approaching – October 23rd! Join us as we celebrate 25 years of sharing the best of our multilingual multicultural community! Organized by teachers for teachers, La Cosecha 2020 will not disappoint! Start planning your conference experience today! CLICK HERE to access the La Cosecha 2020 Program Draft.