Bambu – Exrcising A Demon | Article I | A Few Left [album]
A Few Left is the first Article in a 5-part Audio Essay series entitled, Exrcising A Demon by Bambu DePistola. Produced entirely by OJ The Producer, the series focuses on documenting a side of Filipino migration that isnâ€™t illustrated in the overarching narrative of the diaspora. The series is not a glorification of 1980â€™s-1990â€™s gang culture in California, but rather a snapshot of stories shared by the people who lived through it. Though very unpopular as a branch of our history, these stories were instrumental to our survival and assimilation into the American framework. Calculated accordingly with the overt attack on migrant families, the forceful unbinding of children from their families and the demonizing of migrant people by the current Presidency of Donald Trump — the goal of the project is to lend a piece of documentation to the Filipino-American narrative and extinguish the apathy around migrant rights from the Asian Pacific-Islander community in the US. A Few Left focuses directly on the oldest Filipino-centric street gang in California, Satanas, highlighting induction rights into the gang, battles with other migrant youth and rights of passages — not to be celebrated, but to be chronicled over a breathtaking sonic backdrop.