12th Annual ¡A Viva Voz! featuring LA music group, Las Cafeteras
LLILAS Benson presents the 12th annual ¡A Viva Voz! celebration of Latin@ culture. Open to the Austin community, the event features a concert by Las Cafeteras, a band famous for its energetic bilingual performances with a community-focused message.
Las Cafeteras fuses traditional and modern beats with timely stories from the LA streets. This alt-son group remixes traditional sounds, combining Afro-Caribbean marimbol, the jarana and requinto guitars of Mexican son jarocho, hip-hop, Native American drum and flute, and stomping zapateado dancing with uplifting English and Spanglish lyrics that tell of everyday people searching for love and fighting injustice in the concrete jungle.
The live performance will take place in the Benson Latin American Collection's Main Reading Room (SRH 1.106). Light refreshments served. Free and open to the public.
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