The series is inspired by the music and trajectory of ChocQuibTown, offering a look at racism in Latin America
Sony’ Somos Los Prietos marks first cross-company collaboration
01 de septiembre de 2020
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Latin America announced during the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) the development of Somos Los Prietos (We are the Black Ones) – a new drama series inspired by Afro-Colombian Sony Music Latin group, ChocQuibTown.
The project is being developed in coordination with Sony Music Latin and marks the first cross-company collaboration (referred to as One Sony internally) between SPT international production and Sony Music in Latin America. The series is inspired by the music and trajectory of ChocQuibTown, offering a look at racism in Latin America and what it means to be Afro-Latino.
“We are thrilled to partner with Sony Music Latin and ChocQuibTown to develop this project with the aim of shedding light on a taboo topic in Latin America: Racism. Latin America’s music is astonishingly diverse, and so much of it is influenced by the historical Afro-roots in the region. ChocQuibTown’s Colombian Pacific genre enters the spectrum of popular music, and it’s a point of pride for a population that has long been relegated. It is important for us to be able to share this story with our diverse audiences, especially as the discussion of race and discrimination in the global landscape are front and center,” said Ana Bond, SVP and MD, International Production and US Hispanic, SPT.
“Diversity is the biggest advantage that Latino culture has. Telling a story of inclusion and fighting racism with ChocQuibTown and Sony Pictures will be a milestone in our industries," said Alejandro Jiménez, VP A&R, Sony Music Latin – Iberia.
The project will be written by award-winning Afro-Venezuelan writer, playwright, film and TV scriptwriter, Karin Valecillos (El Amparo, Luis Miguel, La Serie).