It looks like art will be imitating ChocQuibTown’s life…
Sony Pictures Television Latin America is developing Somos Los Prietos, a new drama series based on the Colombian hip-hop group, consisting of rapper Carlos “Tostao” Valencia, singer/rapper Gloria “Goyo” Martínez and rapper/producer Miguel “Slow” Martínez.
The series will examine racism in Latin America and explore what it means to be Afro-Latino.
The new series, which was announced during the American Black Film Festival, is set in Condoto, a town on Colombia’s Pacific coast.
Somos Los Prietos follows a group of adolescent friends of Afro-Latin descent as they struggle with the challenges of poverty and racism and seek to avoid the recruitment efforts of local armed commandos while trying to form a band and take part in a festival organized by their favorite group, ChocQuibTown. Along the way they confront their family, friends, underhanded racism, violence and their own fears to finally define their identity and find their place in the world.
It marks the first cross-company collaboration – referred to internally as “One Sony” – between Sony Pictures Television’s international production arm and Sony Music Latin, which counts the Latin Grammy-winning Afro-Colombian trio among its roster of artists.