DJ Orion: Using Tech To Bring Culture To Life

DJ Orion is half-Colombian, half-Puerto Rican and was born in Panama to military parents. You can hear him spinning live throughout the Latino USA SXSW show. In this segment, he talks to host Maria Hinojosa about his multicultural musical influences, how technology empowers his art, and even teaches her how to spin!

 

 

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MIS GETS POLITICO

Former record-exec-turned-musician Camilo Lara, aka Mexican Institute of Sound, talks to us about the inspiration behind his new album, Político, about sonidero and about his sonic legacy.

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Mexican Institute of Sound (MIS; or Instituto Mexicano Del Sonido) is an electronic music project created by Mexico City-based DJ and producer Camilo Lara. Lara is the former president of EMI Mexico. He is part of a growing Mexican electronica movement, encouraging fusions of folk and more traditional music with modern sounds.