Las Cafeteras


Saturday, March 09, 2024
Doors: 6pm | Show: 8:30pm


  • This is a ticketed event. Everyone must have a ticket for entry.
  • You must make a table reservation in addition to your ticket purchase to guarantee seating. Without a reservation, seating will be first-come, first-served if available. There is standing room by the bar area.
  • The Lounge is a full-service restaurant – our full food & drink menu is available when doors open.
  • If you require accessible seating, please contact us at or 215-222-1400 prior to the show so we can best accommodate your needs.
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  • World Cafe Live is a nonprofit independent venue where artistry meets social impact. Every purchase helps support our music education & community programs.
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Las Cafeteras have taken the music scene by storm with their infectious live performances and have crossed many genres and borders along the way. 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 as modern day troubadours. They are a sonic explosion of AfroMexican rhythms, electronic beats and powerful rhymes that document stories of a community seeking to ʻbuild a world where many world fit.ʼ From Afro-Mexican to Americana, from Soul to Son Jarocho, from Roots to Rock and Hip Hop, Las Cafeteras take folk music to the future.

Las Cafeteras honor the past by using electrifying traditional instrumentation like the 8 string Jarana, 4 string Requinto, Quijada (donkey jawbone) and Tarima (a wooden platform). Las Cafeteras sing in 5 distinct languages, English, Spanish, Spanglish, Love and Justice … and they believe everyone understands at least one of those languages.

Theyʼve performed in the good company of Mexican icons Café Tacuba, Natalia LaFourcade, Lila Downs, Gypsy Kings, Colombian superstar Juanes, Hip Hop artist Common, Los Angeles legends Ozomatli and Los Lobos, performing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, and many more.

Interminable is a Philly-based futuristic fusion project that explores our connections as diasporic peoples through original music in Spanish and English, weaving together the common threads of improvisation and swing from Mexican traditional son jarocho music, jazz, rock, funk, and electronic music. This innovative tapestry of sounds is expressed through the band’s unique combination of instruments. Ximena Violante (Vivir Quintana, Renee Goust) sings and plays the electric guitar and jarana, a guitar-like instrument from the afroindigenous son jarocho tradition of Mexico. Marty Gottlieb-Hollis (Martronimous) on trumpet and St. Clair Simmons on trombone join forces as a horn section. Matt Jernigan on drums and Yeho Bostick (Circadian Rhythms, Darlingtyn) on bass solidify the rhythmic backbeat. Born out of a chance encounter on the train in 2015 which led to their debut a week later, opening for nationally-renowned cumbia group, Viento Callejero, the band has amassed an impressive portfolio, sharing stages with nationally- and internationally-recognized acts including La Santa Cecilia, Radio Jarocho, Mare Advertencia Lirika, DJ Precolumbian, Jarana Beat, Lady Moon & The Eclipse, and Moor Mother. Their debut album, rebirth::renacer, was released in November of 2018, bringing together musicians from across the US and Mexico. You can listen or download at their bandcamp or Spotify, or check out the video for Preludio + El Agua, featuring indigenous Zapoteca rapper Mare Advertencia Lirika.