“¿Quiénes son?”
Extractivismo: Oaxaca (9/9)

“¿Quiénes son?”

Oaxacan hip hop crew Juchirap has gained acclaim as one of Mexico’s up and coming acts, earning praise for their old-school rhythms and performances in their native Diidxazá (Zapotec) language.

Shot on location near Juchitán de Zaragoza, the music video “¿Quiénes son?” is the first ArtsEverywhere-supported project produced by the Arte Transistmica team in Oaxaca. Filmed by Damián Lopez and edited by Roberto Olivares, the video showcases Juchirap, a young hip-hop crew from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec performing one of their songs in their element.

The Arte Transistmica team would like to express gratitude to Victor Terán for graciously appearing in the music video and performing one of his poems, and to Lukas Avendaño, the inimitable Juchiteco performance artist, for appearing in the film. Stay tuned for more Arte Transistmica projects throughout 2021.

Listen to more of Juchirap’s music on Soundcloud. To learn more about the hip-hop group, please visit: www.instagram.com/juchirap/.

Filed Under: Multimedia & Performance

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Roberto Olivares Ruiz is an award winning documentary filmmaker and co-founder of Ojo de Agua Communicación which provides media training workshops for Indigenous communities in Oaxaca.

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Damian Lopez is a musician and filmmaker from Ciudad Ixtepec, Oaxaca, and a graduate of the Universidad de la Tierra.

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Sidd Joag is a visual artist, journalist and producer working on issues closely related to social inequality and human rights, and the managing editor at ArtsEverywhere.

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