Sol Collective‘s Estrella Hood & Conrazón‘s Natalia Linares put together the showcase, which is now in its third year. Linares described the evolution of the event as a “self-watering thing by now that’s blossomed into something special.” She also described feeling lucky to have access to Kenny Dorham’s Backyard, saying, “We get to have this sacred ground. Sometimes walking around SXSW it’s easy to forget these real, deep roots that Austin has with black music.” Read the full piece by Alexis Stephens for MTV Iggy HERE.

Don’t miss “Listen Global, Act Local” on Friday, March 14th in Austin, Texas. Click on the flyer for more info & RSVP!