The “Ranchero Pandillero” coordinators are former gang members that left their violent past behind to be catalysts of change in their communities. The team utilizes hip hop as a tool to intervene teenagers and promote peace. The program commenced in 2017 and has several tools to achieve its objective.
Art Studio and Graffiti Collective (See more)
Our art studio is a free space where anyone can exercise their inner artist. The graffiti collective paints murals across town, sending a positive message thorough art.
Gang interventions (See more)
We mediate between San Miguel’s most dangerous gangs by arbitrating conflicts and providing support to those who need it most.
Recording Studio and Rap Collective (See more)
We have our own professional studio to record songs and impulse new talent. The Rap Collective has shows all over the country, and carries with them a message of peace and unity to neighborhoods they visit.
Hip Hop workshops (See more)
We visit schools and communities in order to impart workshops about hip hop, its values, and expression through art.
Video Production and Photography (See More)
The video production and photography team promotes the Ranchero Pandillero artists and produces documentaries about the issues plaguing our youth.
Throughout Felipe Calderón presidency, and the first five years of Peña Nieto’s, there were more than 237,699 homicides: INEGI
Today, Guanajuato is ranked first nationally in firearm homicide: INEGI
- First placeIn firearm homicide
From 2013 to 2016, 35.7% of homicides were teens young adults 15 to 29 years old.
Hip Hop History
Hip Hop is a culture that started in the late 70’s in the Bronx, New York City. In that time period, there was a wave of violence, poverty, and addiction. As a result of these issues, a group, called Ghetto Brothers reunited all of the Bronx gangs to create a truce and leave violence behind. This movement to promote peace coincided with the birth of hip hop. It was then that youngsters started to express themselves through breakdance, rap, graffiti and music. Community parties brought entire neighborhoods together, and a radical change was achieved. Hip Hop represents peace, respect and unity, and it is these same values that the Ranchero Pandillero team promotes.
Ranchero Pandillero Members
Ranchero Pandillero has members who support events and other projects. They are interdisciplinary artists committed to promoting hip hop and peace. The program is a platform for all members to achieve their goals. Our most recent project is a clothing brand started by our own Iker. Ranchero Pandillero gave an initial investment, and now Iker is launching his own business. Any person can join the team. The only requirement is to support your neighborhood.