If Mexican folk music and pounding Afro-Caribbean rhythms met on the streets of East Los Angeles, what would happen? The answer is Las Cafeteras, one of the hottest young bands in alternative Latin music. Combining the heart of folk music with the attitude of urban worldbeat, they sing stories of everyday people, stomp the floor with zapateado dancing, and incorporate eclectic instruments like the Caribbean marimbol and Mexican jarana and requinto guitars. Olé!