• Gabriel San Roman

Las Cafeteras Accused of Being Sexist Sellouts By Former Bandmate


"We didn’t always practice what we preached on stage," Annette Torres says of Las Cafeteras. The musician spoke out on her strained exit from the band on social media last week causing a stir in activist circles everywhere after months of silence. She charged that Las Cafeteras became corporate and overrun by abusive men, striking at the core of the co-ed East LA urban folk band’s identity as a feminist force for good in the world. Wearing a Dodgers cap and looking tense at times, Torres, who played marimbol and bass, opened up more in-depth about her experiences at a café in Whittier. “This is my story, this is my time.”

Read more on my latest OC Weekly Music Blog post:

http://www.ocweekly.com/music/las-cafeteras-accused-by-former-bandmate


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