Las Cafeteras’ ‘Tiempos de Amor’ Conquer All Walls

Las Cafeteras continue to spread love through dance on their latest visual installment for "Tiempos de Amor."

Continuing to flourish in the comfort of their own identity and love, Los Angeles’ Las Cafeteras exemplify these sentiments on their newest video for their track “Tiempos de Amor.” Filmed in LA’s own Oaxacan restaurant, Guelaguetza, the video’s bridging expression through dance leaves a permanent mark of faith that triumph’s over hope. Featuring Afro-Latinx dance crew, CONTRA-TIEMPO, Las Cafeteras’ simple notion of love is love — also mirroring to the political climate — offers a potent dosage of inner, human beauty.

CONTRA-TIEMPO’s choreographer, Ana Maria Alvarez, referenced certain styles shown in the video, such as Salsa and partner dancing, noting that these are “…an embodiment of radical joy”, purposely aiming to convey a bigger strength through touch, eye contact, and simple ideals of engagement. The limitless result of freedom that is shown on screen plays with Denise Carlos’ intoxicating vocals, highlighting subtle hiccups one may encounter through the throes of the heart, but the overall freedom of overcoming anything through love. Paired with signature, and traditional Latin-Folk derivatives — thanks to the Jarana jarocha — “Tiempos de Amor” is a staple of peace, comfort, and basic human rights.

Catch La Cafeteras on Tour

6/1– Tucson, AZ

6/2– Santa Fe, NM 

6/3– Austin, TX 

6/5– San Antonio, TX

6/9 Cotuit, MA

6/10 New Haven, CT

7/5 Winnipeg, CANADA

7/7 Winnipeg, CANADA

7/10 Ridgefield, CT

7/12 Huntington NY

7/13 Northampton, MA

7/14- Philadelphia, PA 

7/21-Stanton Island, NY

7/25- Durham, NC

7/26- Winston-Salem, NC

7/27- Chattanooga, TN

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