Compassion, perseverance, and love are a few things that shape Peruvian reggae band, Laguna Pai.
Coming from a country thatâ€™s rich in culture, rhythm, and reggae, the band embodies how great music and meaningful messages sound.
Laguna Pai started playing in 2008 in Lima, Peru and in 2010 the band released their first album â€œKultura Babylonâ€ â€“ introducing a new style of reggae. Their first album made them and instant success. Later, the band released â€œAtentoâ€ and in 2015 they released their latest album â€œResiliencia.â€
Q: How does your style of reggae differ from the traditional music in Peru?Â
Laguna Pai: Yes, our style of reggae is more up-tempo, and our lyrics are personalized we try to include everything we see and what is happening in our country. Our sound is unique; we donâ€™t copy anyoneâ€™s style.Â
Q: â€œKultura Babylonâ€ was your first album, what is the meaning behind the title?Â
Laguna Pai: It is a criticism of things we could change in society.Â Kultura meaning culture, and Babylon is something different. This title can mean anything to anyone in a different country; we are all going through the same thing. Instead of uniting we are separating and this title is fitting for this time.Â
Q: â€œResilienciaâ€ was released in 2015 how do you feel about having this third album done?
Laguna Pai: We feel blessed, it makes us want to keep going and it is a great feeling knowing that people can connect with our songs.Â
Q: Your Lyrics in the song â€œLibertadâ€ relate to what a lot of immigrants are feeling living in the United States, what message do you have for them? And what do you think about Donald Trump?
Laguna Pai: Hold on to your Heritage and not to change only to please someone else. Always promote togetherness and donâ€™t feel like youâ€™re alone, Fight together. Donald Trump is causing chaos what he doesnâ€™t realize is that immigrants formed this country.