About the Program
Telling modern-day stories of Chicanx life in Southern California, East LA favorites Las Cafeteras take the stage at the Skirball to kick off the final Skirball Stages performance of the year. Get down to their uplifting blend of Afro-Mexican beats, hip-hop, and rancheras. Greeting us from a set filmed exclusively for the series in Brazil is Latin Grammy–nominated singer Xênia França, inviting audiences to soak up the traditional rhythms of Bahia, mixed with a pulsing blend of electronica, jazz, and R&B. A prominent member of her local art scene, França captivates with smooth vocals and creative verve.
Also go behind the scenes with the artists for a look at their musical processes, aspirations, and hopes for the future.
Can’t make the streaming event? No worries! Skirball Stages: Las Cafeteras and Xênia França will be available to view on the Skirball’s YouTube channel following the premiere date.
Make it dinner and a show! Before settling in for showtime, swing by the Skirball campus to pick up a sumptuous meal prepared by the Skirball’s culinary experts. The prix-fixe menu for November 21 will be posted in early November. As part of the Skirball Suppers offering, recipes for select dishes will also be available online for at-home preparation. Check back to preorder your meal and check out the online recipes!
Skirball Stages is made possible by generous support from:
The Bilger Family