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.
Hispanic Heritage Month begins every year on Sept. 15 for a reason: it 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 continue to highlight musicians from across Latin America of all genres, as well as Colorado bands and artists, such as Colorado Sound Music Awards nominees 2MX2, iZCALLi, and Kiltro (pictured above).
In addition, listen for Hispanic and LatinX music on programs such as Music 101 and Torch & Twang.
Our sister station KUNC has also put together a list of celebrations and festivities related to Hispanic Heritage Month that are taking place around Northern Colorado this month, including a concert by a Selena tribute band, films, children’s shows, community festivals, and the LatinXtravaganza drag show.
Stay tuned for additional programs, songs, and artists we will highlight on air and online during Hispanic Heritage Month.
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