About The Speaker
David Flores is a co-founder of Las Cafeteras, a nationally renowned social and cultural music group based out of East Los Angeles. Las Cafeteras remixes traditional roots music to tell modern day stories in what the LA Times has called a "a uniquely Angelino mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock". Las Cafeteras started in a small community-center in East Los Angeles and their unique style of Afro-Mexican beats, rhythms, and rhymes quickly spread into a internationally touring performance group. As self-defined Artivists, Las Cafeteras have a theory of social change that they borrow from an indigenous movement in southern Mexico, we must begin creating the world that we want to see, a world where many worlds fit. David is also a doctoral student at the University of California, Los Angeles in the Cesar E. Chavez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies.