GlobalFEST: The New Golden Age of Latin Music
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 - Mariachi Femenino's self-titled debut album earned a Latin Grammy nomination in 2014. Based in New York City, the members of the band blend their diverse cultural backgrounds (Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Australia, Columbia, Germany, Italy, and the United States) to create a unique, fresh take on time-honored Mexican musical traditions.