Music in the Gardens: Las Cafeteras | Duke Campus: Sarah P Duke Gardens | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week
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Music in the Gardens: Las Cafeteras 

When: Wed., July 25, 7 p.m. 2018
Price: $5-$10, 12 and under free

Protest music can take many forms, from the gently strummed anti-war anthems of the sixties to Rage Against the Machine; from Joe Hill's pro-union labor songs from the 1910s to the coded spirituals that aided enslaved people in their escape to freedom. Los Angeles's Las Cafeteras may not explicitly brand themselves as a protest band, but their music speaks to similar themes of struggle and triumph. The ensemble offers a colorful, exuberant blend of Mexican folk music, hip-hop, rock, and more. On "If I Was President," the lead single from last year's excellent Tastes Like L.A., the band imagines a future free of poverty and corruption, where clean water flows "from Flint to Cali" and where youth of color can "ride to their future, not their past." To be sure, Las Cafeteras will get your mind moving just as much as your body. —Allison Hussey



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