Las Cafeteras: East L.A. Musical Fusion by Courtney Lauck
“This will be our first time in your state,” Hector Flores says, in reference to our gem state of Idaho. And it’s true, as a member of Las Cafeteras, a genre-bending, musically revolutionary Chicano band from East Los Angeles, Flores knows that their group will find themselves in a very different setting from where they originated. As a group, they were born in 2008 at the Eastside Café, a community center in their neighborhood where they learned the traditional Son Jarocho music of Veracruz, Mexico.
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