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East Coast vs West Coast showdown!
Las Cafeteras and Chicha Libre battle it out
at Europa - Thursday Feb 20. 9:00pm
With DJ Sultan Balkanero

Tickets $10. Doors 8pm


Las Cafeteras create a vibrant musical fusion with a unique East LA
sound and a community-focused political message. Their Afro-Mexican
rhythms, zapateado & inspiring lyrics tell stories of a community who
is looking for love & fights for justice in the concrete jungle of Los
Angeles. A remix of traditional Son Jarocho sounds, LAS CAFETERAS add
Afro-Caribbean marimbol and cajón, poetry in English and Spanglish,
and instruments like jarana, requinto, donkey jawbone and a wooden
platform called the Tarima.
Their politically charged, energy-fueled shows have already made them 
heroes in LA where they have partnered with the Philharmonic for a
series of community shows and have shared the stage with the likes of
Lila Downs and Juanes.

"Best Latin Alternative band" LA Weekly 2013

CHICHA LIBRE - From Brooklyn

Chicha Libre is a Brooklyn collective made up of French, American,
Venezuelan and Mexican musicians who play a mixture of Latin rhythms
and psychedelia inspired, in part, by vintage cumbia from Lima and the

Their albums have been released worldwide on Barbès/Crammed Disc,
including Sonido Amazonico and Canibalismo as well as the EP Cuatro
Tigres. Chicha Libre has performed around the world, including a few
European and South American tours and an appearance at Mexico's Vive
Latino festival.

They have performed  with a number of their Peruvian heroes- in Los 
Angeles, with Jose Carballo, of Chacalon y la Nueva Crema fame, in
Lima with Los Shapis and in Berlin with Ranil, the legendary cumbiero
from Iquitos in his only ever concert outside of the Amazon....

Chicha Libre’s music has been featured on various TV shows and
independent movies including Homeland and Weeds as well as an
appearance on a Simpsons 20th anniversary special in which they were
asked to play the Simpsons theme “chicha” style alongside the likes of
Red Hot Chili Pepper and ZZ Top. The band was cited by MTV as one of
the world's preeminent Tropical Psychedelic band.


DJ SULTAN BALKANERO (Mexico City) is one of the founding members of
the Mexican electro balkan combo La Internacional Sonora Balkanera; he
has been spinning music since the late 90s, shaking audiences from
Montreal to London and Mexico to Buenos Aires with his peculiar blend
of Balkan beat, funky groove, nortec vibes and Latin rock.



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