Bass, Guitar, Traps/Percussion, Vocals, accordion/keys and horns, backing vox (optional)
El-Haru Kuroi is an East Los Angeles trio whose musical spectrum reflects their experience in the ever-changing melting pot of their city. Their music is rooted in Mexican, South American, and African traditions, with a hint of a jazz and post-punk aesthetic. The lyrics are in Spanish and Portuguese, and combine with El-Haru Kuroi’s instrumentation, to create a modern pan-Latin American sound the band calls East Los Angeles’ nueva tropicalia.
Combining the snarling urgency of post-punk with the sensuality of bossa-nova, they’ve come upon something very different and exciting to listen to.—M. Cotto, KCRW