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Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Description: LLILAS Benson presents the 12th annual ¡A Viva Voz! celebration of Latino/a culture. Open to the Austin community, the event features a concert by Las Cafeteras, a band famous for its energetic bilingual performances that combine Afro-Caribbean and Mexican folk music with hip-hop, dance, and 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.