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The Chicano Music Hall of Fame celebrates Colorado artists whose work has advanced the appreciation, consumption, and continuation of Chicano music in Colorado, and the annual inductions are made at the Chicano Music Festival at the end of July at Su Teatro.

Eligible inductees must have contributed a significant portion of their body of work in Colorado. The selection criteria are based on uniqueness, longevity, and excellence.

You still have time to nominate! The nomination deadline is TODAY, July 1! Details at Su Teatro. (SOURCE: Su Teatro/Hall of Fame)

A new Roy Hargrove documentary film has been produced for the series AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange, with a high school friend and singer Erykah Badu, and Janine Sherman Barrois as executive producers. Director Elaine Henri had been a friend of Hargrove’s for nearly three decades, and the film was being shot as a celebration of his life and work, but he died suddenly during the filming due to kidney disease. So the film captures Hargrove’s concert footage in Los Angeles, Paris, New York, Vienna, Marseille, and across Europe during his last summer tour. The film is now available on the YouTube channels for Black Public Media and The World Channel, and it will be shown on our sister station in Denver on the World Channel, on a date to be announced. (SOURCES: https://Black Star News / Black Public Media World Channel / Hargrove Documentary /Black Music Month) Instagram: @hargrovedocumentary

If ever forced to choose between the samples or the original artists, you know KUVO will go hard on the side of the original artists, the instrumentalists that create the music we know as jazz. Denver is honored to host the artists believed to be the most sampled in France – the group Cortex will be performing at Cervantes on July 7, 2024.

After breaking up in 1981, keyboardist Alain Mion reassembled Cortex in 2009, and they’ve been touring the U.S. successfully over the past couple of years. Denver-area fans of their brand of vintage jazz, funk, soul, rock, and fusion, with uber-funky vocals will be treated to a presentation of the entire 1975 album “Troupeau Bleu” next Sunday night. (SOURCES: Cortex Event)

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