LATINOPIA MUSIC JUAN TEJEDA ON CONJUNTO MUSIC

Juan Tejeda is music director of the San Antonio Conjunto Music Festival held each year and sponsored by the Guadalupe Cultural Center. Now in its 30th year, the festival brings together Conjunto groups from throughout the United States for a week-end of performances and workshops. Latinopia asked Juan to explain what Conjunto music is and how it originated. To our surprise, we found that  Conjunto music has its origins in German polka music brought to Texas in the 1880s.

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