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CELEBRATES HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) recognizing the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. The observation began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988.
Black Artists in Latin Music
Great talent never celebrated or recognized by US Latin Radio or Mainstream Media
Black Latin Americans and Latinxs are often left out of the music conversation due to the whitewashing of their history (read: reggaeton) or the lack of representation in both mainstream and underground spaces, from pop charts to independent music festivals, so we need to be in charge of writing and preserving our own history.
There is really no point in celebrating Latinx Heritage Month without acknowledging the contribution of Black Latinxs to the rich culture of the continent, especially when it comes to music.
Duzzy Gillespie with Chano Pozo a Black Hispano percussionist, composer, songwriter from Cuba with no formal education who changed the world of Jazz creating the Afro Latino movement now called Latin Jazz Celebrating Black Artists In Latin Music/Educate&Entertain.