TRAILER: Residente’s New TV Series Traces His Ancestor’s Roots

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After wowing audiences at SXSW with his feature-length documentary Residente, the Puerto Rican superstar now has his eyes on television. The former Calle 13 frontman will be the subject of a 5-part limited series by the same name set to air on Fusion TV this summer. Fleshing out the story he told in that doc about how a DNA test led him all around the world to find inspiration for his most recent album, every episode of this new series will focus on a different place the Grammy winner visited.

Retracing the footsteps of his ancestors, traveling from Siberia and the Caucasus, all the way to China and West Africa, before landing back in Puerto Rico, Residente will serve as a behind-the-scenes look at the rapper’s artistic process. By showcasing all these different places and learning about all these cultures, Residente managed to, as the press release for the show put it, discover “a universal sense of humanity, and a language that transcends the borders he crosses and the conflicts he witnesses: music.”

Check out the full trailer below.

Residente premieres Sunday, August 6 at 8:30 p.m. on Fusion.