Music knows no boundaries. The Mexican-American communities of Arizona and California are hotbeds of musical creativity; join us as GlobalFEST on the Road brings two of the hottest bands on this scene to The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College.
Classy and enormous fun, the indie-mambo group Orkesta Mendoza updates the Latin big band tradition, merging a multitude of Latin styles like cumbia, merengue, and ranchera with electronica, strings, and unexpected bursts of western pop.
Alt-folk band Las Cafeteras recreate traditional Afro-Caribbean Son Jarocho music in a wildly vibrant style; they mix Afro-Mexican beats, rhythms, and rhymes to deliver inspiring lyrics that document stories of a community seeking love and justice in the concrete jungle of East L.A.
Tickets: $55 / $42.50 / $32.50