We are open to everything that inspires the creation of art and moves us toward a community where there is room for all - not just a few. We work to challenge oppression in all its forms. We want to forgive ourselves and each other. We want to give rise to compassion in a world that continually sells us cruelty. We aspire to make room for new ideas and ways of being that are connected to the past, while at the same time dancing with the future.
Through their exploration of a dynamic range of diasporic rhythms, LAL have developed a sound that ingeniously integrates their South Asian and West Indian roots with jazz sensibilities, hip-hop and authentic soul - all encased in a fresh and eclectic electronic sound.
Socially conscious politics have been the bands foundation throughout their many musical manifestations. Reflections on social justice movements and societal injustices provide the impetus for lyrics that relentlessly cut deep and are presented as pure poetry. Solidifying a persistent theme throughout LAL’s evolution: peace, power and politics thru creative conversation, action and inevitably dance.
‘I Am Not Your Victim’
Live at Rivoli, 2018