Liz Ohanesian | KCET
Liz Ohanesian writes about art, pop culture, music and, sometimes, a combination of the three. Her work has appeared in L.A. Weekly, Los Angeles Magazine, Hi-Fructose and a number of other publications. She lives in Los Angeles.
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Punk. Hip-hop. Cumbia. The sounds of Los Angeles — indeed, the sounds of the world — have influenced Buyepongo. This local band takes those disparate influences and lets them simmer together to make music that doesn't stick to one genre.
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Music and activism are deeply intertwined. From spirituals of the slavery era to the pro-peace anthems of the Vietnam War period to Green Day's "American Idiot" to Beyonce's "Lemonade," these songs reflect the issues of the eras that gave birth to them.
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Blacc refers to himself as an "artivist," a portmanteau of the words artist and activist. From early in his career, he has been writing songs that point to struggles in the world and and has been involved with various causes.