Two of today's most exciting bands share a double bill in this latest installment of globalFEST, which this year showcases a new golden age of Latin music that is being created right here in the United States. Forging inspired new paths, alternative Chicano band Las Cafeteras recreates traditional Afro-Caribbean son jarocho music in a wildly vibrant style, telling stories of a community that is looking for love and fighting for justice in the concrete jungle of East Los Angeles. The all-female Flor de Toloache earned a 2017 Latin Grammy Award for Best Ranchero Album (Las Caras Lindas). Based in New York City, the members of the band blend their diverse cultural backgrounds (Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Italy, and the United States) to create a unique, fresh take on time-honored Mexican musical traditions.

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Pre-performance Talk
Fri, Mar 9 2018, 7pm
Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

With Jesse "Chuy" Varela, music director of KCSM Jazz 91, and host of the weekly Latin Jazz program on Sunday afternoons.

Free to ticket holders.

Las Cafeteras

If I Was President

Mujer Soy (Yukicito Remix)

Luna Lovers

Flor de Toloache

Dulces Recuerdos

La Llorona

Get to Know Flor de Toloache | Conociendo a Flor de Toloache

Program Notes

Program notes are available online. [PDF]

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