Ranchero Pandillero’s outreach workers are former gang members that have renounced violence to be catalysts of change in their communities. The team utilizes Hip Hop as a tool to intervene with gang members and promote peace. The program began in 2017 and carries out different activities to achieve its objective.
Art Studio and Graffiti Collective (See more)
Our video production and photography team promote Ranchero Pandillero’s artists and produces documentaries regarding the issues troubling young people.
Gang interventions (See more)
We intervene directly with some of San Miguel’s most dangerous neighborhoods by mediating conflicts and providing individualized support to those who need it most.
Recording Studio and Rap Collective (See more)
We have our own professional studio to records songs and support new talents. Our Rap Collective givesshows throughout the state and surrounding area spreading the message of peace and unity.
Hip Hop workshops (See more)
We visit schools and communities and teach young people about Hip Hop culture and its values which are peace, unity and respect. We also teach young people how to use art as a way to express themselves.
Video Production and Photography (See More)
Our video production and photography team promote Ranchero Pandillero’s artists and producesdocumentaries regarding the issues troubling young people.
Throughout Felipe Calderón’s 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 began in the late 70’s in the Bronx, New York City. During that time period, the Bronx was suffering from extreme violence, poverty and drug addiction. In response to these issues a gang called the Ghetto Brothers organized truce between all the gangs in the Bronx. This movement to promote peace coincided with the birth of Hip Hop. Young people began expressing themselves through breakdance, rap, graffiti and music. Block parties brought entire neighborhoods together and a radical change was achieved. Hip Hop represents peace, unity and respect, and these are the values that RancheroPandillero represents.
Ranchero Pandillero Members
Ranchero Pandillero has a group of members that support our events and other activities. They are an interdisciplinary team of artists committed to promoting peace through Hip Hop. The program also supports all of its members to achieve their artistic and personal goals. Our most recent project is a clothing brand with two of our members. Ranchero Pandillero provided the initial investment and now the business is on its way to becoming self-sustainable. Anybody can join the team. The only requirement is a
commitment to supporting peace in your neighborhood.