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 earned a 2017 Latin Grammy Award for Best Ranchero Album (Las Caras Lindas). Based in New York City, the members of the band blend their diverse cultural backgrounds (Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Italy, and the United States) to create a unique, fresh take on time-honored Mexican musical traditions.
Cal Performances in Oakland (Choose three or more)
Spectrum Dance Theater (Fri–Sat, Feb 9–10)
Nicola Benedetti, violin; The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (Wed, Feb 14)
Counting Sheep; A Guerrilla Folk Opera; Lemon Bucket Orkestra (Fri–Sun, Feb 16–18)
GlobalFest: The New Golden Age of Latin Music (Fri, March 9)
The Tallis Scholars (Thu, April 19)
Fri, Mar 9 2018, 7pm
Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
With Jesse "Chuy" Varela, music director of KCSM Jazz 91, and host of the weekly Latin Jazz program on Sunday afternoons.
Free to ticket holders.
If I Was President
Mujer Soy (Yukicito Remix)
Flor de Toloache
Get to Know Flor de Toloache | Conociendo a Flor de Toloache
Program notes are available online. [PDF]
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