credit: Melissa Esparza
Olmeca is a Bilingual Hip-Hop artist, producer, activist and scholar who has been featured on Complex Magazine, Billboard, NPR, Huffington Post, Noisey, and Democracy Now. His work has been featured on various documentaries on PBS, BBC World, as well as, featured films. He has written music for tv shows including “Sons of Anarchy,” and toured Latin American, U.S. and Europe.
Currently, Olmeca is celebrating the release of his new album, “DEFINE". The album can be found on multiple playlists on Spotify and itunes where some of the singles are reaching 100k plays. He is faculty at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the Interdisciplinary Gender and Ethnic Studies Department teaching Latin American History, Latinx in the U.S. and Hip-Hop courses.
For the next year, Olmeca will be a Kennedy Center Artist Fellow and Noisey says, "Olmeca is a 21 century shaman and one of the reasons bilingual music is a thing today..."
Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.