What's Up South Texas!: Youth group drums up inspiration for the community

SAN ANTONIO – For one group of San Antonio youth, music is more than life itself.

“The world is your instrument just like the world is your canvass,” said a musician who goes by the name Youth.

This musical group of individuals from all backgrounds are not known by a name, but by their beats in the streets.

“We don’t have a name because we just represent the youth of America,” said Youth. “It is all about freedom of expression and for everyone to understand that you don’t have to be like the societal norms. You can be creative and pursue that for the rest of your life.”

The group uses any and everything it can to make beats, such as buckets, sticks, park benches and more.

“We go back to the roots of music in Africa when they were beating on everything,” said Will Anderson, one of the musicians. “We are all about jamming.”

Enrique Zurita, another one of their band members, agrees saying it is a way to escape as well.

“In a world where there is a lot of hate and dishonesty, through music we are trying to express that that is not the way to go,” Zurita said.


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