National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15) pays tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. Started in 1968 by President Lyndon Johnson, it’s a chance to highlight the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. The theme for 2022 is “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation.”
Hispanic Heritage Month begins every year on this date for a reason: Sept. 15 marks the independence anniversary of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days soon after, on September 16 and September 18 respectively. Día de la Raza (Oct. 12) falls within this same 30 day period, too.
On the Colorado Sound, all month we will highlight musicians from all over Latin America of all genres in daily sets of music, as well as Colorado bands and artists (such as Colorado Sound Music Awards nominee Los Mochochetes, pictured above).
In addition, Music 101 will take a deep dive into the importance of rock music in Mexico in the 1960s and ’70s and how musicians created music even while it could get them jailed or killed. Later this month, Music 101 will highlight the Chicano rock movement in the U.S.
Stay tuned for additional programs, songs, and artists we will highlight on air and online during Hispanic Heritage Month.
Colorado Sound Music Awards – meet the 2022 winners and nominees
Soundboard Newsletter – subscribe to get concert presale codes and other goodies every Thursday morning
The Guest List – check this page every week for concert ticket giveaways
Playlist – see our list of recently played songs and artists
Instagram – follow us on Instagram for fun Stories, Reels, and posts all summer long