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Legacy of Emilio Navaira to be celebrated at Onda Live! Chicano Music + Culture Fest on Oct. 29

The legacy of the late Tejano icon will be celebrated at the upcoming virtual event with performances by his family and more.

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The legacy of late Tejano icon Emilio Navaira will be celebrated at the upcoming Onda Live! Chicano Music + Culture Fest on Oct. 29.


The virtual event will pay tribute to “El Rey del Rodeo” with a nostalgic musical journey of Emilio’s rise in the Tejano music industry and crossover into Country music. The heartfelt ovation will feature Emilio’s sons, Diego and Emilio IV, together with their band members from The Last Bandoleros, along with Emilio’s brother Raulito Navaira and his children, Destiny and Rigo.

Emilio Navaira passed away due to natural causes of cardiovascular disease at his home in New Braunfels, Texas, on May 16, 2016. He was 53.

The epic virtual celebration will be part of the three-day Onda Live! Chicano Music + Culture Fest, co-hosted by Cheech Marin and Marisol “La Marisoul” Hernandez of La Santa Cecilia, with an 80th birthday celebration for music legend Little Joe and features performances from Tierra, Los Lobos, Ozomatli, and more.

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OndaLive! is an all-access pass to experience “the Chicano vibe” through uniquely produced Latino lifestyle and cultural time capsule segments, musical mash ups and artist revealing vignettes, TV/Movie cast reunions and screenings, and fan sessions & advocacy panels, all amplifying the Hispanic narrative.

OndaLive! Chicano Music + Culture Fest sponsored by AARP and produced by INGEÑUITY is a 3-day celebration of Chicano music and pop culture! The unprecedented, virtual gathering is scheduled for October 27-29, 2020, from 7:30pm-10:00pm CST– to watch FREE, register at

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