Mexican, Afro-Caribbean, and Spanish Sounds at Strathmore Tonight (VIDEO)

UPDATE at 2:30 p.m: Strathmore moving the concert indoors due to the high humidity, according to their Facebook page.

Las Cafeteras, a group born in the streets of Los Angeles, will perform their crossed-genre music style tonight at Strathmore in North Bethesda.

According to the group’s website, they tell lyrical stories of life and love in the concrete jungle. Their East LA sound mixes Afro-Mexican rhythms, traditional Spanish zapateado, and Afro-Caribbean marimbol and cajón featuring instruments like the jarana, requinto, and a donkey jawbone.

Tonight’s concert is part of Strathmore ‘s outdoor summer concerts. The free concerts take place on Wednesday evenings from now through August 19 at the Gudelsky Concert Pavilion Gazebo at 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets or low beach chairs.

Parking at Strathmore
Parking for the Free Summer Outdoor Concerts and Workshops is in the Metro garage for $5 with Metro SmarTrip card or major credit card. Enter the parking garage off Tuckerman Lane. Parking for patrons with disabilities (with tag) and Strathmore Stars Parking (with Strathmore Summer Parking Pass) is in the Mansion lot on a space available basis. Enter at 10701 Rockville Pike until 7 p.m.

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Aline Barros

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Aline Barros is a multimedia reporter and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at and on Twitter at @AlineBarros2.


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