One of Colorado's oldest prisons hosted the recording sessions for an album out today. "TLAXIHUIQUI" is a collection of songs recorded by Territorial — a band of seven musicians incarcerated at the Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility in Cañon City.
Die Jim Crow Records put out the album. It's a music label for formerly and currently incarcerated musicians founded by activist Fury Young, who produced "TLAXIHUIQUI." The record showcases a variety of styles — including folk, blues, gospel, Nahuatl chant and hip-hop.
Fury Young spoke with Colorado Matters host Avery Lill about the logistics of recording music in a prison, the redemptive themes behind 'TLAXIHUIQUI' songs like "Holy Rain" and more.
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