MARCH 7, 2018
The New Golden Age of Latin Music
The New Golden Age of Latin Music is happening now, through emerging styles that reflect the changing borders and shared cultural identities between Mexico and the United States. This year’s globalFEST On the Road bands, Flor de Toloache and Las Cafeteras, are two of today’s most exciting bands, forging inspired new paths for the fabled Latin sound. The all-women Mariachi band Flor de Toloache pushes the boundaries of the genre and brings Mariachi music to new audiences with an edgy, versatile and fresh take on traditional Mexican music. Alternative Chicano band Las Cafeteras recreates traditional Afro-Caribbean Son Jarocho music in a wildy vibrant style, telling stories of a community that is looking for love and fighting for justice in the concrete jungle of East LA.