One of the members of Las Cafeteras gave me their CD about a year ago. I kept it in my car without listening to it because, let’s face it, people give me a lot of free shitty CDs… but I wish I had listened to this one sooner. I finally played it a few months ago and something about it touched me. The music was beautiful and the message behind it was something I hadn’t heard in music before. A group of 6 young Chicanos who came up through music lessons in a cafe in East L.A. have been working their asses off over the last 10 years and have finally started to get some recognition. We’ve got 4 of the members with us today (Hector, Daniel, Leah & Jose), they chilled with us and gave us their stories of getting started, their activism and where they’re going next.

*If you’re in the L.A. area, go see them at the El Rey on Dec 12. It will sell out!

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LINKS

Las Cafeteras: FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/LasCafeteras TWITTER: @LasCafeteras INSTAGRAM: @LasCafeteras http://www.LasCafeteras.com

Felipe Esparza: FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/FelipeEsparzaFanPage TWITTER: @FunnyFelipe INSTAGRAM: @FelipeEsparzaComedian http://www.felipesworld.com

Rodrigo Torres: TWITTER: @RodrigoTorresJr INSTAGRAM: @RodrigoTorresJr TUMBLR: RodrigoTorresJr.Tumblr.com

Voodoo Glowskulls (they do our theme song) http://www.VoodooGlowskulls.com

Ernesto Yerena (he designed our podcast logo) INSTAGRAM: @ernestoyerena

Lesa Esparza (Producer, editor, “What’s Up Fool?” podcast) TWITTER: @WhatsUpFoolPod