Ivan Fernandez, a.k.a. Afroxander, is a writer and photographer who prefers his music, sports, and anarchism en Español.
3 months ago | Latin Alternative
The bill at Red Bull Sound Select's show this Thursday at Multiply L.A. doesn't appear to be at all political at first glance. The event, which is part of Red Bull's annual 30 Days in L.A. series, features a trio of Chilean pop and indie artists. ...
3 months ago | Chicano Art
There's a phrase in Mexico used to describe the festivities during Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead): los muertos al cajón y los vivos al fiestón. The dead to their graves and the living to a big party. It's a fitting phrase to describe the ann...
3 months ago | Funk-y
The too often-used tactic of describing a musician by comparing them to another musician of years past is typically a lazy maneuver that fails to properly individualize the modern artist from their legendary counterpart. However, there is plenty o...
4 months ago | Education
Singer-songwriter Ceci Bastida has long championed political and social causes such as immigrant rights, the Zapatista movement and various issues concerning her native country of Mexico. Her most recent foray into activism, however, is undoubtedl...
4 months ago | Latin Music
The sounds and rhythms of West African drums, the sharp slaps on the djembe and the cavernous thumps on the dunun, will echo and bounce out of the recently reopened John Anson Ford Theatres and off into the hills surrounding the Cahuenga Pass this...
5 months ago | Rock
It's impossible not to chuckle a bit when hearing Omar Rodriguez-Lopez describe 2016 as a "pretty mellow year for me." This is the year when the ambitious and prolific artist/producer will release 12 new solo albums via Mike Patton's Ipecac Record...