Tejano Conjunto Festival

Tejano Conjunto Festival

Mid-May
Conjunto music originated in the late 19th century in southern Texas, where the mingling of Germanic and Mexican cultures produced a unique folk music. The German settlers introduced the accordian, to which the Mexicanos added the Spanish bajo sexto guitar for a new kind of music. "Tejano" refers to conjunto music as it is played in Texas, which differs from the "Norteño" conjunto played in northern Mexico.
The Tejano Conjunto Festival held for five days in mid-May every year in San Antonio, Texas, is the largest festival of its kind in the world. Since 1982 it has featured some of the best Tejano conjunto artists performing traditional, popular, and progressive conjunto music. The festival also includes an induction ceremony for the Conjunto Music Hall of Fame, a poster contest, art exhibits, a silent auction, and awards presentations held at San Antonio's Guadalupe Theater and Rosedale Park.
CONTACTS:
Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
1300 Guadalupe St.
San Antonio, TX 78207
210-271-3151; fax: 210-271-3480
www.guadalupeculturalarts.org
SOURCES:
LatinoLife-1995, p. 35
WildPlanet-1995, p. 609
References in periodicals archive ?
Preguntame a Mi (Ask Me) (Performed at the 1983 Tejano Conjunto Festival in San Antonio) Que no te cuenten mi historia Don't let them tell you my story No indagues que es de mi vida Don't ask what has become of my life Si quieres saberla, preguntame a mi If you want to know, ask me Que no vengan con cuentos Don't let them tell you any stories Si tienes valor para oirlo, If you have the courage to hear it Yo puedo decirte por que me Let me be the one to tell you why I perdi strayed Se sufre mucho en la vida; One suffers much in this life; Y nunca nunca se aprende que And one never learns that Cuando un carino nos paga mal When love treates us badly Es facil equivocarse, It's easy to make the mistake.
* MAYO 10-12 - El Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center organiza el "Tejano Conjunto Festival".