On Saturday, September 29, The Sahara Lounge will be flowing with social consciousness and traditional Mexican rhythms from East Los Angeles. Those who show up early will experience Cuban hip hop that can inspire revolution. In addition to the live music offerings, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy food from The Smokehouse BBQ trailer on the back patio.
Austin-based hip hop group Krudas Kebensi open the show on Saturday. The group have recently come back from touring in support of their latest release, Levantate. Composed of Olivia Prendes and Odaymara Cuesta (Pasa Kruda), the Cuban born rap artists have been bringing Latina revolution style hip hop to the world since 1997. Krudas Cubensi perform at 9 p.m.
Touring from East Los Angeles are the Mexican folk collective Las Cafeteras. Formed in 2005 after attending free Son Jarocho classes at the Eastside Cafe in El Sereno, Los Angeles. Their music is influenced by traditional folk music from Veracruz, Mexico, but with a socially conscious East L.A. twist. Las Cafeteras are on tour in support of their first studio album, It’s Time. Catch Las Cafeteras at 10 p.m.
Performing at midnight are Austin-based Zomountchi. The band performs African-inspired music backed by a horn section. Founded by Ibrahim Aminou, originally from Niger, the band performs original songs and arrangements of traditional African songs. Zomountchi perform at midnight.