Su Teatro Announces the Call for Nominations for 2018 Chicano Music Hall of Fame July 25-29

Chicano Music Festival day 1 July 26, 2017 (18)

Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center announces its Call for Nominations for the 22nd Annual Chicano Music Hall of Fame (CMHOF) Awards. This year’s ceremony will be held during Su Teatro’s Annual Chicano Music Festival, July 25-29, 2018 at 721 Santa Fe Drive. Su Teatro established the Chicano Music Hall of Fame in 2002 to honor musicians who have contributed to keeping Spanish-language music flourishing in Colorado.

Over the years, Su Teatro has honored Colorado musical legends ranging from Paco Sanchez, Maxine Delgado, Robert “Rabbit” Jaramillo, Conjunto Colores, and Johnny “Ritmo” Rodriguez. Rules: • Everyone in our community is encouraged to nominate a musician, a producer or even a physical or organizational entity that they feel represents a significant contributor to Chicano Music. •

The focus of the CMHOF is on Colorado musicians, so national musicians although influential are ineligible unless a significant portion of their work and influence was in Colorado. • Only nominations submitted via email CMHOF@suteatro.org by midnight June 30, 2018 will be accepted. •

2016 Chicano Hall of Fame inductees: Daniel Valdez, songstress and bandleader Maxine Medina Delgado, who for years was a pioneer bandleader with Maxine and Company. The remaining legacy inductees, whose work stretches back into the 1940s, includes veterans Phil Trujillo (Phil Trujillo y Los Matadors). Mitch Garcia (Mitch Garcia y los Unicos) and the Five Diamonds.

2016 Chicano Hall of Fame inductees: Daniel Valdez, songstress and bandleader Maxine Medina Delgado, who for years was a pioneer bandleader with Maxine and Company. The remaining legacy inductees, whose work stretches back into the 1940s, includes veterans Phil Trujillo (Phil Trujillo y Los Matadors). Mitch Garcia (Mitch Garcia y los Unicos) and the Five Diamonds. Photo by Joe Contreras, Latin Life Denver Media

Inductees will be announced in early July 2018. Criteria for Evaluation: Longevity • The committee seeks to recognize those who were pioneers in advancing Spanish language music here in Colorado. • The committee has not defined longevity in terms of years, but is seeking to recognize contributors who have provided consistent or sustained activities over a period of time • There is a desire on the committee’s part to honor musicians who may not be with us long and try to limit posthumous recognitions. Unique • How is the nominee one of a kind? • What is the singular contribution that they introduced? •

Did they introduce a new genre, technique or style? Excellence • What are the qualities that placed the nominee at the” top of their game”? Your nominations should include the following: 1. Describe in detail how their musical work has expanded exposure to a Chicano aesthetic. 2. Provide information that describes how long the nominee(s) has been performing or supporting the musical form. 3. Describe in detail how their musical work has been at a high standard of excellence and quality. Other information: Other performance art forms such as dancing aren’t normally included unless there is an overlap that underscores the nomination.

The CMHOF is not a popularity contest, so the focus of your application should be on the nominee’s contributions as they relate to the criteria. Petitions or multiple applications will be evaluated for their additional information not their volume. Nominations will be judged by a panel of experts from within the Chicano music community. The induction will take place in conjunction with the 22nd Annual Chicano Music Festival and Auction on July 26th which will include a concert featuring previous inductees. The 22nd Annual Chicano Music Festival and Auction will be held July 25 th through July 29th, 2018. For a full schedule and information call 303-296-0219 or visit Su Teatro’s website www.suteatro.org.