SXSW Ones To Watch: Chief Cleopatra

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All this week, KUTX profiles the Ones To Watch: seven must-see artists at SXSW 2022. Hosted by Jody Denberg // produced by Art Levy.

Chief Cleopatra

SXSW 2022: Ones To Watch

Chief Cleopatra grew up in Corsicana, Texas playing in her church band and high school drum line. With a move to Austin, her own music caught the ear of KUTX’s The Breaks. They featured Chief Cleopatra on their annual hip-hop/R&B showcase Summer Jam and last month, we made her our Artist of the Month.

On her new EP Luna, Chief Cleopatra teamed up with Austin’s Walker Lukens and the Bright Light Social Hour. The music is a good reflection of the Austin music scene, blending R&B with psychedelic rock.

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