KLRU to present ‘Arts In Context: Peligrosa’ on 6/27

Members of Peligrosa spin at Empire Control Room & Garage in Austin. Photo by Marcos Molina.

For five years the Austin-based Latin DJ collective Peligrosa have helped define who and what makes up the Latin music scene here in the Live Music Capital. They are emblematic of the new wave of Latinos in the U.S. and especially here in Austin, bridging the gap between the classic Spanish language music of the old country with modern electronic-based genres we Americanized Latinos party to on any given weekend. In an ever changing Austin, one that always presents different challenges for Latino musicians and entertainers, Peligrosa not only sustained but grew into a movement bigger than they could have ever imagined.

On Thursday, June 27, Austin PBS affiliate KLRU will air a new Peligrosa documentary as part of their Arts In Context series. The documentary series explores the process of creation through collaboration and the condition of living and working as an artist. The 26 minute episode will air at 7:30 p.m. The documentary was directed and produced by Mario Trancoso.

Peligrosa is composed of: DJ Orion, Manolo Black, DJ Dus (Corpus Christi), Pagame, Sonora (San Antonio), Chorizo FunkKing Louie and rapper Chingo Bling. Photographer Marcos Molina, aka ‘Quito, is Peligrosa’s official photographer.

Watch Peligrosa Trailer on PBS. See more from KLRU.

Ian Morales

Editor in Chief - Ian is a product of Round Rock High School and St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. He is an alumnus of the National Hispanic Institute and learned to dance at a young age with the Round Rock Ballet Folklórico. Ian also serves as the Editor-in-Chief for Austin Vida's sister site, Red River Noise.

More Posts - Website - Twitter