Priscilla Star Diaz (P-Star), recipient of the Latina of Distinction and Hip Hop Pioneers for the Future of Hip Hop awards, is one of the stars of the hit series The Electric Company on PBD Kids Go in which she sings and acts alongside celebrities like Ne-Yo, Tiki Barber and Dwight Howard. Continue reading
P-Star and Jesse Diaz
Monday January 25, 2010 was the last showing of P-Star Rising at Tribeca Cinemas, before airing on PBS February 9, 2010. This great documentary gives the viewer a look into the life of 9 year-old Priscilla“P-Star” Diaz as she becomes a star.
The film follows Latina and Harlemite Priscilla Diaz, her father Jesse and her sister Solsky over a 4 year period. During this time Pricilla becomes P-Star – a rap artist. Trying to pick-up where her father left off, P-Star sets out to make it big in the music industry. You get to travel with her as she embarks on this journey to stardom, as she signs a record deal, performs for huge international audiences, becomes part of the a group and hits rock bottom.
Directed by Gabriel Noble, the film, balances the good, the bad and the ugly. You get a front row seat into the stress the Diaz family battles in show biz.
After the showing of the film Monday night, there was a question and answer session. On hand to field questions were the film’s Producer Marjan Tehrani, Director/Cinematographer Gabriel Noble, Jesse Diaz and P-Star.
P-Star, in response to a question about whether she had any fears during this time in her life depicted in the film, said the only thing that she feared was losing the trust of her father.
Check your local listings for P-Star Rising airtimes on PBS .
Posted in Edutainment, Film, Harlem, movie, Photos by Derrick Salters, Salters Scene
Tagged Harlem, Hunc Records, Jesse Diaz, P-STAR, PBS, Priscilla Diaz, Reggaeton Niños, The Electric Company