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Modern Latinx troubadours Las Cafeteras to perform at Eisenhower Auditorium on Oct. 10

The Los Angeles Times calls the Afro-Mexican rhythms and powerful rhymes of Las Cafeteras a “uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia, and rock.”

The contemporary East Los Angeles artists will return to the Center for the Performing Arts to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with an infectious performance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in Eisenhower Auditorium.

Tickets are $38 for an adult; $24 for those 18 and younger; and $5 per University Park student. They are available for purchase online. Tickets are also available by calling 814-863-0255 or in person, weekdays 10 a.m.–4 p.m., at Eisenhower Auditorium.

An informal moderated discussion will be offered one hour before the performance and is free for ticket holders. Seating for the pre-performance talk is available on a first-arrival basis.

Visit Las Cafeteras online for more information about the event and additional engagement and academic events being planned in conjunction with the concert.

Las Cafeteras is known for its protest songs and use of traditional instruments to connect cultures and generations. The artists often dedicate their songs to United States “Dreamers,” undocumented migrants and indigenous people being pushed off their land. During the center’s fall 2022 season, the artists held a virtual storytelling workshop, “The Sounds of Resistance: From Storytelling to Movement Building.”

Free culinary and arts event

Join Indigenous Peoples’ Student Association, Indigenous Faculty and Staff Alliance, Hispanic Heritage Month Committee, and the Center for the Performing Arts in a celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

The Feast will feature performances by Las Cafeteras, Haudenosaunee Elders and Caliente Dance Company. The event will be from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, in Heritage Hall, HUB-Robeson Center. Food using indigenous recipes will be provided.

The event is free, but registration is required.


The concert event is presented by the Center for the Performing Arts in collaboration with the Penn State Hispanic Heritage Month Committee, the Indigenous Faculty and Staff Alliance, and the Penn State Educational Equity Equal Opportunity Planning Committee.

Support for The Feast is provided by Meghan R. Mason Program Endowment.

Support for accessibility services is provided by William E. McTurk Endowment for Program Support and Gerald B. M. Stein Memorial Endowment.

A grant from the University Park Student Fee Board makes Penn State student prices possible.