EXCLUSIVE: MTV Entertainment Studios has given the docuseries the green light From the Calle from creator and animator Nick Barili in partnership with Zero Point Zero Productions.
The project will take viewers on a journey through the Latino diaspora to explore (and map) the evolution of urban music and cultures that sparked the musical revolution of hip-hop, reggaeton, bachata, Latin trap, cumbia and other sounds that influence music. and culture around the world.
Featured artists include Ivy Queen, Residente, Snow Tha Product, Nicky Jam, Youtel from Orishas, Goyo from Chocquibtown, Sech, Arcangel, Renato, Dimelo Flow, Vico C, El Aleman and Duki.
The partnership builds on MTV Entertainment Group’s core strategy and commitment to telling diverse stories and fostering global connections and communities. The series connects the dots of a global movement that has never been told before on this scale. Uniting urban Latin music from the United States to Panama, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Spain and beyond.
“Through music, I want to explore the heartbeat of Latin and Hispanic culture and the vast diaspora that entails,” Barili told Deadline in an exclusive statement. “What connects us? What makes us different? From the Calle takes us to the streets to document creativity, beauty, dignity, vulnerability and the strength to persevere in struggle. I want to show the humanity behind our superstars and the seeds and movements that give birth to them. There’s so much more to our communities than the negative stereotypes I see when I turn on my TV. What better way to tell our stories than through the power of music? »
From the Calle will be produced by Christopher Collins, Lydia Tenaglia and Craig H. Shepherd for Zero Point Zero Production, and Bruce Gillmer, Amanda Culkowski and Jennifer Demme for MTV Entertainment Studios. Barili for Hard Knock TV and Picky Talarico will also serve as executive producers.
Barili is an award-winning journalist, director, writer, producer and the founder of Hard Knock TV: Youtube’s first Hip Hop channel, which has over 100 million views.
Deadline recently exclusively announced Barili’s interview series with the Academy of Arts and Sciences featuring the Argentinian-American chatting with Eva Longoria, John Leguizamo and Edward James Olmos.
He is replaced by King, Holmes, Paterno & Soriano, LLP.