Café Café sums up the sounds that have influenced the band such as traditional jarocho songs, Afro-Caribbean rhythms, and pop sensibilities. The album was produced, written, and recorded after a period of intense work and creative output within the band, and captures the feeling of its lively performances featuring dance and Mexican instruments.
“After we wrote the songs we spent a year performing and perfecting them before going into the studio. It was the best decision we could have made,” says Gabriel Guzmán, Radio Jarocho’s singer and jarana player. “Once we were in front of the microphones we knew exactly what to do and what we wanted to accomplish as a band.” During that year of performing the songs, the positive response from audiences grew considerably and soon people started to request songs like title track “Café Café” and sing to the chorus of “Malhaya el Sueño,” showing the draw of their dynamic live shows.
With this album, Radio Jarocho is the only current band to record a full album of original compositions and nontraditional songs in this genre.