Las Cafeteras coming to UH Hilo

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Date: Monday, January 4, 2016
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The urban folk sound of Las Cefeteras will perform at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Performing Arts Center (PAC) for one night only on Wednesday,January 27, at 7:30 p.m.

“They have been taking the music scene by storm with their infectious live performances and genre-crossing sound,” said PAC Manager Lee Dombroski. “Las Cafeteras seamlessly fuses traditional Afro-Caribbean music with modern rhythms and lyrically rich storytelling to create a sound that reflects the streets of today’s East Los Angeles.

“Their songs speak of longing, their parent’s journey crossing borders and life in East L.A.,” she added. “They tell stories of love and struggle and often use social satire to point at political inconsistencies.”

“Music makes sense as a way to provoke a dialogue on present social and political issues,” noted singer and multi-instrumentalist Denise Carlos. “You don’t always have to talk politics, but if you are singing it in a very fun way, you hear the beat, you dance to it, and the words start meaning something to you.”

Las Cafeteras has shared the stage with diverse acts such as Mexican icons Califanes, Colombian superstar, Juanes, Los Angeles legends Ozomatli, indie folk favorite Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and most recently with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

Tickets are reserved seating and priced at $25 General, $20 Discount and $12 UH Hilo/Hawai’i CC students (with a valid student ID) and children, up to age 17, pre-sale, and $30 General, $25 Discount and $17 UH Hilo/Hawai’i CC students (with a valid student ID) and children, up to age 17, at the door.

Tickets are available by calling the UH Hilo Box Office at 932-7490 or ordering online at

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