Las Cafeteras w/ Pulso De Barro @ Colony Woodstock


Fri, Mar 22, 2024    
8:00 pm


Colony Woodstock NY
22 Rock City Rd, Woodstock, New York

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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. Their electric sound & energy has taken them around the world playing shows from Bonnaroo to the Hollywood Bowl, WOMAD New Zealand to Montreal Jazz, & beyond!
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’.
They’ve performed in the good company of 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 Talib Kweli.
LA Times described Las Cafeteras as “uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock … live, they’re magnetic.”
Pulso De Barro is a newly formed band that shares the healing powers of music and dance by bringing the community together. The musicians Maria Puente Flores, Mateo Cano, Víctor Lissabet, Ovi Horta, and Adriana Pericchi draw on their varied heritages (Mexican, Cuban, Colombian, Venezuelan and Puerto Rican) to create Pulso De Barro’s sound.
Their repertoire includes traditional Afro-Amerindian rhythms such as Son Jarocho, Cumbia, Rap, Conga, and Reggae as well as their own funky compositions. Members play jarana, leona and requinto (stringed instruments), quijada, cajon, maracas, and marimba (percussive instruments), dance on the tarima (percussive platform) and pour their hearts out through their harmonies and voices. Pulso de Barro merges poetry and music as ways of coexisting reciprocally with nature.