ORIGINALLY FROM BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA, DANIELA FRANCO IS FEATURES EDITOR FOR THE DESERT SUN, A USA TODAY AND GANNETT PUBLICATION, BASED OUT OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA.

SHE HAS PREVIOUSLY WRITTEN FOR NBC NEWSTHE NEW YORK TIMES STUDENT JOURNALISM INSTITUTE AND TAKEPART.COM.

SHE STUDIED JOURNALISM, SOCIOLOGY AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY'S GALLATIN SCHOOL OF INDIVIDUALIZED STUDY.

Mexican Star El Dasa Makes TV Debut Starring in NBC Universo's El Vato

Mexican Star El Dasa Makes TV Debut Starring in NBC Universo's El Vato

At just 23 years old, he has shared the stage with musical legends like Vicente Fernández. Now, Mexican musical sensation El Dasa, whose name is Dasahev López Saavedra, is making his TV debut as the protagonist in NBC Universo's first scripted series 'El Vato,' premiering simultaneously on NBC Universo and Telemundo Sunday April 17th at 10pm/9c.

The 10-episode series will be the acting debut for El Dasa and follows the life of an aspiring singer, El Vato, and his life in Los Angeles after he landed a life-changing record deal. The audience will follow El Vato's journey when leaving his home in Mexico and arriving to Hollywood with his friends.

El Dasa's story began in 2011 when he was discovered by Vicente Fernández, whose band asked him to listen to his chauffeur singing. Fernández then invited him to join him on stage to sing a duet at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles and asked attendees to support El Dasa's career. Since then, El Dasa has released two albums titled 'Alegre y Enamorado' and 'Pá La Raza', which was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award for Best Banda Album in 2013.

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