Discovery en Español to premiere ‘Discovery A Fondo – Colombia: La Nueva Frontera’

Discovery en Español investigates the latest migrant route in their new original production titled Colombia: La Nueva Frontera. It will premiere tonight at 10 p.m. EST during Discovery a Fondo, an investigative documentary series that works to expose issues concerning Hispanic audiences. Colombia: La Nueva Frontera explores how this route, which starts off in Ecuador, […]

Chico Trujillo to release ‘Reina de Todas las Fiestas’ in June

Chilean cumbia group Chico Trujillo is set to release their new album, Reina de Todas Las Fiestas on June 23. This follows up their 2012 album El gran pecador. The album was recorded in Colombia, Mexico, Argentina and Chile and aims at creating a pan Latin-American sound. Their past music included a lot of cumbia-based […]

Interview: QUITAPENAS made SXSW a little more tro-pi-cal

The music of tropical Afro-Latin band QUITAPENAS is here to take all your worries away, which is exactly what their name means in Spanish – ‘Quita’ meaning taking away and ‘penas’ meaning embarrassments or worries. “I feel like it’s very appropriate to what we are able to provide to people who come to our shows,” […]

Interview: Buyepongo brought the ruckus from Los Angeles to SXSW

Buyepongo’s aim is pretty simple – to cause a ruckus. Their Latin American roots show in their music, a complex fusion of Afro-Cuban rhythms mixed with merengue, cumbia and punta. “We started off with a cumbia-flavored sound, and cumbia is still a big part of our foundation, but we evolved to different sounds,” Modesto said. […]

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance to present ‘Esperanza Rising’

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance is performing a play based on the beloved children’s story Esperanza Rising at the B. Iden Payne Theatre. Performances are running until Oct. 12. After tragedy strikes, Esperanza, a young, privileged girl in Mexico, is forced to flee to California where she works in […]

[9/14] Preview: PRFDance presents 17th Birthday Bombazo at Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance and Cultural Center

The Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance and Cultural Center (PRFDance) will be hosting a birthday Bombazo to celebrate their 17th anniversary on Sunday, September 14, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The main event will be a Bombazo, which is a Bomba dance that envelops the traditional musical styles of Puerto Rico using the relationship between […]

[4/23] Preview: ‘When Nature Sings: A Taino Journey’ presented by Tekina-eiru

Ana María Tekina-eirú Maynard, founder of Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance and Cultural Center (PRFDance), will be presenting A Taino Journey as part of their interactive series for When Nature Sings at Global Austin Apr. 23. According to Maynar, When Nature Sings…Interactive! is an interactive presentation where original photography and anecdotes based in Taino spirituality will […]

Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center to host Taino Earth Celebration

The Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance and Cultural Center (PRFDance) will be hosting the Taino Earth Celebration on Apr. 13 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Activities will include planting with natural an recycled resources, making crafts, hosting nature’s messages, and playing the Taino ballgame—Batu. El Concilio Taino Guatu Ma-cu A Boriken in Tejas is organizing […]

Austin Latino Theatre Aliance presents ‘A Glimpse of the Texas-Mexico Border’

A new installment in the series by the Austin Latino Theatre Aliance (ALTA) HABLA Teatro, “A Glimpse of the Texas-Mexico Border,” will be hosted on Mar. 29 at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center through Teatro Chicano de Laredo. ALTA was founded in 1998 and is an organization working to unite and support […]

Teatro Vivo’s Austin New Play Festival spotlights works in progress

Teatro Vivo will be opening its doors for its third annual Austin Latino New Play Festival in conjuction with the Long Center for the Performing Arts and Scriptworks. The festival will last for three evenings, starting today and ending on the 18