Las Cafeteras brings East Los Angeles sound to Ann Arbor

Dance, wiggle and clap your hands with Las Cafeteras on Feb. 20.

By Sarah M. Parlette - Associated Producer

Las Cafeteras will be at the Michigan Theater on Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Photo | Las Cafeteras

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - At 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 20, East Lost Angeles-based Las Cafeteras will bring an eclectic and electric performance to the Michigan Theater.

The six-piece band, made up of California natives Leah Rose Gallegos, Jose Guadalupe Cruz Cano, Denise Carlos, David Jesus Flores, Hector Paul Flores, Daniel Joel Jesus French, Gloria Estrada and Jorge Mijangos uses Afro-Mexican beats to create its own iconic sound.

Las Cafeteras from left to right Hector Paul Flores, Daniel Joel Jesus French, David Jesus Flores, Leah Rose Gallegos, Jose Guadalupe Cruz Cano and Denise Carlos. Photo | Las Cafeteras

Blending their diverse roots and myriad of talents, Las Cafeteras deliver a unique and playful mix of sounds while paying homage to traditional Son Jarocho through using the jarana, requiento, quijada and tarima.

They sing in English, Spanish and a blend of both languages to show that music unites communities and cultures.

Following the performance Las Cafeteras, University of Michigan students and Bill Lopez, assistant clinical professor at U-M School of Public Health, will engage the audience and discuss how audience members can become involved with immigration issues in Michigan.

Las Cafeteras frequently performs in schools, universities and conferences around the United States engaging audiences by combining community education, art, music and critical thought.

Join Las Cafeteras for an evening of fun, music, dance and community unity. Photo | Las Cafeteras

Tickets range from $20 to $54, but large discounts for students, children (ages 3 to 12), seniors and large groups still apply. Tickets can be purchased online or through the UMS box office.

For more information or to listen to a sample of Las Cafeteras’ music, visit the UMS performance page.

Michigan Theater is located at 603 E. Liberty St.

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