By Beatriz García – – Photo: Via The Fillmore Gazette.

Photo: Chicano artist Xavier Montes founded and taught art and music courses for children, and worked with adolescents at risk.

Xavier Montes, musician, painter and renowned promoter of Latino culture in California, died at 67 after a long illness. A musician from childhood who sang himself to sleep. This is how Xavier Montes, known as “Big X”, whose passion for music and art left a great impression on generations of Latinos, used to describe himself.

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