Jenny and the Mexicats w/ Las Cafeteras

Jenny and the Mexicats w/ Las Cafeteras

Las Cafeteras

Thu · April 27, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 1:30 am)

$20.00

This event is all ages

Jenny and the Mexicats
Jenny and the Mexicats
Jenny and the mexicats, whose name is a nod to the colloquial form of calling the madrileños (cats), joining the origin of two of their musicians (mexico), mix rhythms of jazz, rockabilly, folk, flamenco, reggae, are veracruzano , country or cumbia ... What impresses them a unique personality practically inimitable. His themes jump from one to another style with a seemingly impossible naturalness. Now you are in the square of garibaldi, now in a tablao flamenco, and suddenly, on a beach in jamaica. A musical journey that shows us that there are no boundaries when it comes to music. There are also no labels, no prejudices, no snobbishness.
Las Cafeteras
Las Cafeteras
Born in the streets of Los Angeles, Las Cafeteras are children of immigrants who are remixing roots music and telling modern day stories with what LA Timeshas called a "uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock … Live, they're magnetic."

Las Cafeteras have taken the music scene by storm with their infectious live performances and have crossed-genre and musical borders, playing with bands such as Mexican icons Caifanes, Lila Downs, Colombian superstar Juanes, Los Angeles legends Ozomatli, folk/indie favorites Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, and most recently with Talib Kweli.

The sound of Las Cafeteras is brought to life by the eclectic instrumentation used, which include jarana's, requinto, a donkey jawbone, a West African bass instrument called the Marimbol, cajón, and a wooden platform called the Tarima used to dance Zapateado.

TO MAKE A LONG STORY LONGER …

Las Cafeteras formed as a band in 2008 with the purpose of documenting the histories of their neighborhoods through music. As musicians, they started as students of the Eastside Café, a Zapatista inspired community space in East Los Angeles where they were influenced by the culture, storytelling, and poetic music of Son Jarocho, a traditional music from Veracruz, Mexico.

Their namesake derives from the organization where they took classes, the Eastside Café. However, to honor women and challenge masculine language, they feminized their group name by calling themselves, Las Cafeteras, rather than Los Cafeteros.

Their debut studio album "It's Time" has received great reviews across the country and has featured on BBC, NPR, KCRW & the LA Times.
Venue Information:
Fitzgerald's (Upstairs)
2706 White Oak Dr.
Houston, TX, 77007
http://www.fitzlive.com/