With the richness of nylon-stringed guitars, the complex harmonies of classical music and the sharp lyricism of rap, Las Cafeteras creates songs that are as much about rhythm and movement as they are about immigration, equality and acceptance. The band’s 2018’s “Tiempos De Amor” documents the fortitude and resilience of migrant families, while 2017’s “If I Was President” stands in direct contrast to Donald Trump’s open disdain for them. Celebrating their mixed heritage with irrepressible hooks and powerful declarations, Las Cafeteras has become a beloved ambassador of America’s cultural crossroads and the hope of a more open, diverse future.
Join us for a performance and Q&A moderated by Maria Aragon, a past NextNOW Fest student curator.
This event is part of NextNOW Fest 2020. NextNOW Fest is a Terps After Dark and an Arts & Humanities TerrapinSTRONG event.