Who From El Paso Was Featured At The 2022 SXSW Festival
SXSW is one of, if not THE BIGGEST, music festivals in the US. Every year in Austin, people from all over the WORLD come to SXSW. The festival may have ended, but I think this is a good time to highlight the people from El Paso who were featured at this years SXSW festival.
Flores: The R&B/Alternative artist Flores was born on the Tigua Indian Reservation in El Paso. Her mother was an activist who led the border movement “Ni Una Mas” (Not One More) on behalf of “La Muertas de Juarez” against the continual violence toward women in Mexico and South America. She also performed on the 15th at Speakeasy.
Lavender Thug: The Hip/Hop artist Lavender lives in Austin but she frequently DJS in El Paso & New Mexico. Her set was on the 19th at Cheer Up Charlie's Inside.
I'm definitely glad we had some artists from El Paso perform at SXSW 2022 but I was a little disappointed there weren't any rock bands or more names there. Hopefully next year we can see a few more names represent ELP in AUS...