SXAméricas: Connecting North America, South America, Spain and Central America

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Official SXSW press release


March 5, 2015 - Austin, Texas - South by Southwest (SXSW) Conferences and Festivals is pleased to present the second year of SXAméricas. Spotlighting the international creative community, SXAméricas highlights a series of events curated by SXSW Music, Interactive and Film Conferences and Festivals to connect U.S. Latino and Latin American thought leaders. SXAméricas is a platform to network, share innovative ideas, and create new partnerships across all creative industries from North America, South America, Spain and Central America. After a very successful first year, SXAméricas has expanded to encompass conference sessions, film screenings and music showcases throughout the full 10 days of SXSW from March 13-22, 2015.

Highlighted Sessions for SXAméricas include:

A Conversation with Gloria Trevi with a screening of Gloria to follow.

The New American Story – Latinos in the Media with Maria Teresa Kumar (Voto Latino), Diane Guerrero (Orange Is the New Black, Jane the Virgin) and actor/producer Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show, From Dusk till Dawn: The Series).

Cultural Connections: TV, Digital and the New Mainstream with Robert Rodriguez (El Rey Network, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Machete Kills) and Sherman Wright (Common Ground).

AES Platinum Producers & Engineers with Andres Mayo (Andres Mayo Mastering & Audio Post), Stefano Vieni (KIVA Music Inc), Rafa Arcaute (Producer), and Hugo Manzi (HM Productor Discografico).

Latino Tech-Culture Powers Up with Guy Garcia, Maria Hinojosa ("America by the Numbers"),  Monica Gil (Nielsen) and Cristina Gamboa (AT&T) .

Neymar: From Brazil Soccer Star to Youtube Creator with Alice Braga (Losbragas), Felipe Braga (Losbragas), Rita Moraes (Losbragas), and Rodrigo Abdalla (Google).

The Film Score Workshop with Lucas Mayer (DaHouse Audio/DaFne Music), Niper Boaventura (DaHouse Audio/DaFne Music), and Pedro Serrano (Film Director).

Latin America: Silicon Valley's New Frontier with Josue Gonzalez (Google), Luis Samra (Evernote), Megan Zoback (Uber), and Rocio Medina van Nierop (Prezi).

Pushing the Envelope Forward: Latin@s in Tech with Deldelp Medina (Avion Ventures), Francesca Escoto-Zavala (Startups For Social Impact), Kety Esquivel (Dandelion Strategies), and Rosalinda Zepeda (Compelling Conversations).

SXAméricas showcases will feature music from Chile, Uruguay, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, Portugal, Cuba, Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay, and Spain. The music festival runs from Tuesday, March 17 - Saturday, March 21, 2015.

The list of bands scheduled to perform includes:

60 Tigres (Monterrey Mexico)
Adelaida (Valparaiso Chile)
AFC (Montevideo Uruguay)
Agoraphobia (Boiro Spain)
Agosto (San Isidro Argentina
Apanhador Só (Porto Alegre Brazil)
Apolo (Mexico City Mexico)
Autoramas (Rio De Janeiro Brazil)
Begun (Barcelona Spain)
Berri Txarrak (Lekunberri Spain)
Bituaya (Caracas Venezuela)
Bomba Estéreo (Bogota Colombia)
Boomerang (Montevideo Uruguay)
Buraka Som Sistema (Lisbon Portugal)
Call Me Lolla (São Paulo Brazil)
Caloncho (Guadalajara Mexico)
Carolina Camacho (Santo Domingo Dominican Republic)
Max Capote (Montevideo Uruguay)
Cardiel (Mexico City Mexico)
Matias Cena (Santiago Chile)
Centavrvs (Mexico City Mexico)
Chancha Via Circuito (Buenos Aires Argentina)
Clubz (Monterrey Mexico)
Coffeehouse (Santiago Chile)
Alvaro Diaz (San Juan PR)
Irene Diaz (Los Angeles CA)
Mike Díaz (Aguascalientes Mexico)
Disco las Palmeras! (Madrid Spain)
Dj Buddha (Missouri City, TX)
El B (Havana Cuba)
El Conjunto Nueva Ola  (Los Angeles CA)
el dusty (Corpus Christi TX)
ELE (Madrid Spain)
El Extraño (Zacatecas Ecuador)
El Freaky (Bogota Colombia)
El General Paz & La Triple Frontera (Buenos Aires Argentina)
Él Mató A Un Policía Motorizado (La Plata Argentina)
El Ultimo Vecino (Barcelona Spain)
Enjambre (Zacatecas Mexico)
Eptos Uno (Mexico City Mexico)
Famasloop (Caracas Venezuela)
Fantastic Negrito (Oakland CA)
Felipe El Hombre (Mexico)
Fotogramas (Valparaíso Chile)
Marcelo Fruet & os Cozinheiros (Porto Alegre Brazil)
Diana Fuentes (La Habana Cuba)
Ghost Magnet Roach Motel (Tijuana Mexico)
Fede Graña & Los Prolijos (Montevideo Uruguay)
Hey Chica! (Zapopan Mexico)
Hinds (Madrid Spain)
Huichol Musical (Nayarit Mexico)
Estereo Humanzee (Quito Ecuador)
Intocable (Zapata TX)
Kali Uchis (Pereira Colombia)
La Banda Bastön (Ciudad Constitución Mexico)
La Guacha (Santiago Chile)
La Inedita (Lima Peru)
La Orquesta Vulgar (Mexico City Mexico)

La Inedita (Lima Peru)
La Orquesta Vulgar (Mexico City Mexico)
La Sabrosura Dura (Bogota Colombia)
Macaco (Barelona Spain)
Mao Loading (Bogota Colombia)
Marineros (Santiago Chile)
Melié (Santiago Chile)
Mexican Institute of Sound + Toy Selectah (Mexico City Mexico)
MKRNI (Santiago Chile)
MLKMN (Laredo TX)
Mon Laferte (Mexico City Mexico)
Monophonicos  (Bogota Colombia)
Morenito de Fuego (Monterrey Mexico)
Morgan Heritage (Jamaica)
The Mud Howlers (Mexico City Mexico)
No Somos Marineros (Mexico City Mexico)
O Amor Existe (Porto Alegre Brazil)
Ocellot (Barcelona Spain)
Once Tiros (Montevideo Uruguay)
Oso Leone (Palma de Mallorca Spain)
Panda Elliot (Buenos Aires Argentina)
The Parrots (Spain)
Pilaseca (San Miguel Allende Mexico)
Pommez Internacional (Buenos Aires Argentina)
Prefiero Fernandez (Santiago Chile)
Profetas (Bogota Colombia)
Quantic (New York NY)
Rakel (Medellín Colombia)
Rashid (Sao Paulo Brazil)
The Recycled Instrument Orchestra of Cateura ( Cateura Paraguay)
Rulo y la Contrabanda (Reinosa Spain)
Run Golden Boys (Mexico City Mexico)
Safari (Santiago Chile)
Santullo (Montevideo Uruguay)
Scalene (Brasília Brazil)
Serko Fu (Monterrey Mexico)
Shifta (Miami FL)
Sick Morrison (Monterrey Mexico)
Siddhartha (Guadalajara Mexico)
Silva (Vitória Brazil)
SLKTR (Mexico City Mexico)
Raquel Sofia (Mayagüez Puerto Rico)
Sonido San Francisco (Xonacatlán Mexico)
Anna Sophia (Woodland Hills CA)
.Stendal (Mexico City Mexico)
Danay Suarez (La Habana Cuba)
Teen Flirt (Monterrey Mexico)
Tourista (Lima Peru)
Trampa (Brasília Brazil)
Trans-X (Mexico City Mexico)
Tunacola (Santiago Chile)
URSS bajo el árbol (Mexico City Mexico)
Cristina Valentina (Lima Peru)
Phill Veras (Sao Paulo Brazil)
The Wookies (Mexico)
Zalama Crew (Cali Colombia)
Pia Zapata (Valparaiso Chile)
Zionstereo (Cali Colombia)

As always, this list is subject to change.

On Saturday, March 21, SXAméricas Showcase features Intocable, Bomba Estereo, and Compass (Mexican Institute of Sound + Toy Selectah) at the Auditorium Shores Stage at Lady Bird Lake. This show is free and open to the public with free Guest Pass wristbands. For more information, please go to http://sxsw.com/music/festival/auditorium-shores.

Returning this year is SBS/ Aire Radio Networks Media House running from Wednesday, March 18 - Friday, March 20 at Half Step showcasing a diverse line-up of Urban and Latin acts.

For more information on SXAméricas, please go to http://sxsw.com/sxamericas. Click here to see all SXAméricas Interactive, Film and Music events.
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