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globalFEST On The Road Performance

globalFEST on the Road — The New Golden Age of Latin Music — Featuring Las Cafeteras and Orkesta Mendoza
A World of Music Series

Date & Price

Friday, February 9, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Exhibition Hall


Reserved Seating: $36

Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members: $31*

Ticket price includes all-day Gardens Admission


Tickets limited. Sell out likely 

globalFEST is North America’s most important world music festival, and this season they are taking Orkesta Mendoza and Las Cafeteras on the road. Orkesta Mendoza and Las Cafeteras are two of today’s most exciting bands and are redefining Latin music. Indie mambo band Orkesta Mendoza, and alternative Chicano band Las Cafeteras, will share the stage in a performance you won’t want to miss. 

Listen to Orkesta Mendoza

Listen to Las Cafeteras

More about globalFEST: Featuring Las Cafeteras and Orkesta Mendoza

The New Golden Age of Latin Music is being created right here in the United States. The Mexican-American communities of Arizona and California have emerged as hotbeds of musical creativity, merging styles that reflect the changing borders and shared cultural identities between Mexico and the United States. Orkesta Mendoza and Las Cafeteras are two of today’s most exciting bands, forging inspired new paths for the fabled Latin sound.

The infectious indie mambo band Orkesta Mendoza mixes a multitude of Latin styles like cumbia, merengue and ranchera through a psychedelic mambo and post-punk prism, creating a truly one-of-a-kind sound. Bandleader, keyboardist, guitarist and vocalist Sergio Mendoza (who has long collaborated with Calexico and Devotchka) leads a powerhouse band fronted by the rich baritone of vocalist and dancer Salvador Duran, and framed by guitar, keyboard, percussion, drums and brass.

Find out more about Orkesta Mendoza

Alternative Chicano band Las Cafeteras recreates traditional Afro-Caribbean Son Jarocho music in a wildly vibrant style. Their rousing socially conscious messages, in English and Spanglish, tell stories of a community that is looking for love and fighting for justice in the concrete jungle of East LA. The band is accompanied by instruments including jarana and requinto guitars, a donkey jawbone and a tarima, a wooden platform for dancing.

Find out more about Las Cafeteras

*Gardens Preferred & Gardens Premium Member Discount
Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members receive 15% off 2017–2018 Performance Series tickets and receive access to the Member Pre-sale. If you are eligible, your discount code was provided to you via e-mail. Use the discount code to unlock your Membership pricing.