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Luis Ibarra’s Legacy Of Tejano Music, Family, And Community

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Luis Ibarra Tejano DJ
Photo Courtesy: Angela Louise Ibarra
Luis Ibarra was a family man, Army veteran, and deejay who brought Tejano music to Colorado. He died at the age of 74 from complications related to COVID-19 in January. His family gathered this month to remember him on his birthday.

He was a champion of Tejano music in southern Colorado, but Luis Ibarra was so much more than that. A father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and Vietnam veteran who loved his community. His daughter, Angela Louise, shares memories of Ibarra, who died from complications of COVID-19 earlier this year.