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01/24/2018
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Event Will Celebrate Latin Music

Las Cafeteras of Los Angeles and Orkesta Mendoza of Tucson, Ariz., will perform at Millersville University on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m. during globalFEST on the Road: The New Golden Age of Latin Music. The two bands will share the stage at the Winter Center, 60 W. Cottage Ave., Millersville. Alternative Chicano band Las Cafeteras re-creates traditional Afro-Caribbean Son Jarocho music. The group tells stories that are set in East Los Angeles and convey socially conscious messages in English and Spanglish. Las Cafeteras is accompanied by instruments including jarana and requinto guitars, a donkey jawbone and a tarima. The group's performances feature a wooden platform for dancing. The indie mambo band Orkesta Mendoza mixes a multitude of Latin styles, including cumbia, merengue and ranchera, through a psychedelic mambo and post-punk prism. Bandleader, keyboardist, guitarist and vocalist Sergio Mendoza, who has long collaborated with Calexico and Devotchka, leads the band, which is fronted by Salvador Duran, baritone vocalist and dancer. The group also includes a guitar, a keyboard, drums and other percussion and brass instruments. By moving international music to the center of the performing arts field, globalFEST aims to foster a robust and sustainable ecosystem for world music in the U.S. The programs seek to catalyze creative and artistic networks that break down cultural and social boundaries to support and share the world's music through performance, touring and media. The upcoming engagement of globalFEST on the Road: The New Golden Age of Latin Music is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. For tickets, readers may visit www.artsmu.com or call the box office at 717-871-7600. Tickets may also be purchased at the box office at the Ware Center, 42 N. Prince St., Lancaster, and the Student Memorial Center, Room 103, on the Millersville University campus. Pictured on front: Indie mambo band Orkesta Mendoza will perform during globalFEST on the Road: The New Golden Age of Latin Music at Millersville University's Winter Center on Tuesday, Feb. 6.