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Friday, March 9th, 2018
Two of today's most exciting bands share a double bill in this latest installment of globalFEST, which this year showcases the "New Golden Age of Latin Music". 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's looking for love and fighting for justice in the concrete jungle of East L.A. They'll bring their lively sound to Oakland's Fox Theater, where they share a bill with all-female Latin Grammy Award winners Mariachi Flor de Toloache. The members of this celebrated ranchera band blend their diverse cultural backgrounds (Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Italy and the U.S.) to create a unique, fresh take on time-honored Mexican musical traditions.