LA-based Son Jarocho collective Las Cafeteras released their new music video for their song “Luna Lovers” officially today for all after premiering it via LA Weekly last week. The English language track from their album It’s Time, which was released in October of 2012. The sound of “Luna Lovers” is representative of their signature bilingual twist on traditional Son Jarocho in which the group fuses with elements of hip hop, folk, Native American sounds.
Description of the “Luna Lovers” music video by Director, John Cantú
“Luna Lovers” is a magical, mysterious vision from the imaginations of the band, Las Cafeteras, and filmmaker John Cantú. Inspired equally by silent film master Georges Méliès and the Eastside community, it is a love story both unique and universal. In this video, Las Cafeteras are reimagined as “lovers”, magicians, troubadours, a cyclist, and a boatman. For one night, the moon guides them all on a musical journey that will surprise and transform, both their surroundings and themselves. With sumptuous cinematography, beautiful costumes and whimsical production design, “Luna Lovers” is a grand visualization of the ballad that Las Cafeteras fans across the country know and love.
Watch the music video for “Luna Lovers” below.