— Latinos -The fifth element to connect the world in the underground movement of Hip-Hop to music and beyond. —
MIAMI, FL — November 15, 2023 — (NOTICIAS NEWSWIRE) — A new docuseries “De La Calle” with Nick Barili, an award-winning Argentinian journalist, is the show’s co-creator, executive producer and the host takes flight into the development of Hip-Hop with Latino diaspora across cultural lines into the evolution of Urbano musica.
The first episode was phenomenal and covered the home of Hip-Hop and the Latino influence that stems from the birth of the musical and cultural revolution. Latinos played a significant role in the cultural revolution of Hip-hop and were a part of all aspects of the development. The story begins in the urbanized zones of the Bronx where in the 1960s the region was under de facto segregation of the experiences of Latinos and Black communities clustered together and would partake in the communal ‘jam’. The ‘jam’ was an early installation of Hip-Hop before it had a name and this escalation of creativity in the hood mixed with the survival of the fittest became a source of expression that came from revolutionary roots. The racial diversity of Latinos mixed with other people of colour became sociologically parallel in the diaspora of Hip-Hop. AOC made a feature in the first episode stating that the “Roots of Hip-Hop are political” because of the factions of urban groups it came from and the movement that spread so quickly significantly impacted culture as an experience across the board.
My favourite scene in the show pilot was the conversation during the Puerto Rican Day parade in New York and the empowerment of celebrating Puerto Rican culture and history. The significance of the parade is in its celebration because a century ago, it was deemed illegal and now having a parade to celebrate Puerto Rican heritage gives a sense of pride and empowerment to Latinos. It was truly empowering to see a Latino-based tandem of culture mixed with modern-day celebration, and the mix of the different colours in pride made me feel dignified for being Latino. The host and producer Nick Barili’s Rocking a Raised by Latino’s hoodie made this show and message more relatable and speaks volumes to latinos everywhere. The message is that Latinos are here and we’ve always been here. The cultural blend of Blacks and Latinos was inseparable in the creation of Hip-Hop from DJs, Graffiti artists, break-dancing, and MCs that came with a message. Nore helped bridge the Latino community to Hip-Hop culture because of his Puerto Rican roots. He cracked the door open for other artists such as Daddy Yankee and Don Omar. His quote “Being Black and Latino is a blessing” hits close to the heart.
The imagery of the show and the in-your-face attitude that stems from Hip-Hop is the community itself because it is a culture from the streets. The cultural blend of Blacks and Latinos was inseparable in the creation of Hip-Hop from DJs, Graffiti artists, Break-Dancers, and MCs that came with a message. NORE’s quote “Being Black and Latino is a blessing” is a message we cannot ignore because of its profoundly positive impact.He helped bridge the Latino community to Hip-Hop culture because of his Puerto Rico roots he cracked the door open for other artists such as Daddy Yankee and Don Omar. Hip-hop is more than just a culture it serves as an accountability factor with a responsibility to tell our stories. It became a platform to power all rights, spread community knowledge and challenge those in power. Hip-Hop is the fact that we are reclaiming our legacy and De La Calle seeks to rework history globally with art that has consciousness and a message.