Proyecto Cimarron & Las Cafeteras

Proyecto Cimmaron (7pm)
Who knew liberation had such an infectious beat? Projecto Cimarron CT brings bomba, the Afro-Puerto Rican music and dance form to the stage, focusing on its history of resistance and liberation. Stamp your feet and sway your hips to the sounds of change!  

Las Cafeteras (8:15pm)
Fusing passion, energy, and dance, Las Cafeteras celebrates their Chicano heritage and showcases traditional Son Jarocho sonic stylings in their “urgent, relevant music.” (BBC) The band highlights their deep-rooted ties to Afro-Mexican sound and zapateado dancing while creating a hybrid of spoken word and folk music. 

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Groove to "Oaxaca Love Song No. 2" by Las Cafeteras
Proyecto Cimmaron- "La Central"

Proyecto Cimarron CT

Proyecto Cimarron is a Puerto Rican Bomba performance group based in New Haven, CT.  The members were brought together by our  love of  our Afro-Latino culture,  a shared commitment to  preserving and sharing our Bomba rythms and utilizing Bomba as a gateway for advancing social justice.

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Las Cafeteras

“Creative, Socially Conscious, it’s perfect” - NPR

“Urgent, relevant music” - BBC

Las Cafeteras remixes roots music and tells modern-day stories with what LA Times has called a “uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock … Live, they’re magnetic.” The band is taking the music scene by storm with infectious live performances that cross musical borders. They’ve played with bands such as folk/indie favorites Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Mexican icons Cafe Tacuba, Colombian superstar Juanes, L.A. legends Ozomatli, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, and most recently with Talib Kweli.

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