My beloved Latinopians! This is an exciting week in San Antonio, Texas where the Guadalupe Cultural Center is celebrating the 30th Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival spearheaded and directed by passionate musician, organizer and simply firme vato, Juan Tejeda. If you live anywhere in Texas get your nalgas over to Rosedale Park in Sananto for a week-end of the best music this side of the overflowing Mississippi.
To help celebrate this wonderful original American music coming from Sananto, we have a great line-up of videos for you! First, for those of you who know nothing about Conjunto Music, we go to Maestro Juan Tejeda himself and ask him to explain the history and origins of Conjunto Music in Texas–it started with German immigrants? Then we visit with the granddaddy of all accordionistas, the legendary Flaco Jimenez who shares with us his different accordion stylings. And lastly, we visit with Tejano superstar Little Joe Hernández, who speaks about the lasting influence of Tejano and Chicano music on American society. What a line up! This is the next best thing to sitting at Rosedale Park on a warm evening listening to an original American music tradition that goes back more than a hundred years. Enjoy!