Afro-Cuban hip-hop and dance band Earth Arrow Music performs at the fall installment of the Joshua Tree Music Festival this weekend, so we chatted about what we can expect…
L.A. WEEKLY: When did the band start, where, and what was the mission?
EDGAR HERNANDEZ: The band started in December 2017, most of us were friends beforehand in different projects and decided to join up to form a group consisting of brown and black people to represent the realities of the hood, specifically South Central L.A. where the band started. Making music to resist the spiritual and psychological oppression inflicted on us through hundreds of years of colonialism is the goal, it what we live and breathe. This is the way we keep sane and we want to help others maintain their sanity too.
Advertising disclosure: We may receive compensation for some of the links in our stories. Thank you for supporting LA Weekly and our advertisers.