Monday, March 19th, 2012

Music From Mexico, Portland, And Seattle At SXSW

Austin, Texas — The third day of SXSW Music began at Austin Convention Center with a showcase called “Torreblanca & Amigas,” which included Mexican songstress Natalia Lafourcade, Chilean electro-pop rock princess Javiera Mena, and Andrea Balency.  Initially I was hesitant about attending the show, considering that I’d already seen half the line up the previous day.

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Rock, Hip-Hop, Punk From NYC, Panama, Mexico, Paris, At SXSW

Austin, Texas — The second night of music at SXSW started off with a promising showcase with Andrea Balency Trio and Torreblanca at Buffalo Billiards.  Andrea Balency, born in Paris but now living in Mexico, had already begun...

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Music From Colombia, Mexico City, LA And More At SXSW

Tuesday was the first day of SXSW music, a day in which I realized that you couldn’t avoid watching performers even if you tried. Wander the streets surrounding the Austin Convention Center anytime of the day and...

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

AFL-CIO Highlights The Importance Of Workers At SXSW

The Texas AFL-CIO and the Austin Central Labor Council launched a series of events during South By Southwest in Austin to highlight the importance of the workers who make the festival possible for the tens of thousands...

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Stand Up Comedians Hit It Out Of The Park At SXSW

I have always been a fan of stand-up comedy, so when I found out that there would be a free show for South by Southwest badge carrying members at Esther’s Follies, I was there. UCB Comedy Presents:...

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Documentary Shows How Wonder Woman Catalyzed American Feminism

“Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines” is a documentary directed by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan. The film was screened during South by Southwest in Austin this week. The movie deals with the lack of female comic book...

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Miami Stars In Short Films At South By Southwest

Narrative Shorts 2 was a panel here in Austin for South By Southwest at the Alamo Draft House. These shorts are one of a three-part series, a collection of short movies that strives for an artistic aesthetic...

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

“Marley” Wants To Be The Definitive Bob Marley Documentary

“Marley” was one of the highlighted feature documentaries here at South by Southwest this week. “Marley” was directed by Kevin McDonald, director of the widely acclaimed “Last King of Scotland.” It was displayed to a packed house...

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Online Buying For Latinos: A $25 Billion Market

Descuento Libre is a discount website that has been working to break into the Latino market since its launch in 2011. At a panel Monday at South By Southwest in Austin, Group Buying for the Latino Demographic,...

Monday, March 12th, 2012

“Los Chidos” Is Half Flawless, Half Terrible

“Los Chidos” played recently at the South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. It is the new film by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, a musician of At the Drive-In and Mars Volta fame.  The movie is a fable that...

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Impressive Short Films Highlight Our Fragility

Narrative Shorts 1 played at the Alamo Draft House and featured a collection of short films that I promise will leave you emotionally drained – but that is a good thing.  The films screened Saturday at the...

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Brazil’s “Iron Lady” Humanized Through Digital Campaign

By Jessika Gomez-Duarte In the the SXSWi panel “How Digital Softened Brazil’s Iron Lady” Andrew Paryzer, Director of Accounts at Blue State Digital, shared the story of Dilma Rousseff’s 2010 presidential campaign – which not only led to Brazil’s first female president,...

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Immigration, LGBT Advocates Telling Their Stories Digitally

Immigration and LGBT advocates spoke about the ways in which they utilized digital media to organize around their issues and campaigns at the Still Invisible? Waging Stories with Social Media panel Sunday at South By Southwest. The...

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Startups Exploding In Latin America Due To The Middle Class

By Armando Rayo Today at the SXSWi Panel: Accelerating Killer LatAm Startups, Panelists Pedro Torres Picón, David Weekly, Carolina Rossi and Yang shared some interesting insights on the entrepreneurial trends happening south of the border. Rossi mentioned...

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