Tejano Conjunto Festival

Gilberto García Jr. (derecha). Foto: María Eraña/Radio Bilingüe

Feature Report: Heirs of Tejano Conjunto Musicians Honor Family Tradition

Some well-known performers of tejano conjunto music have disappeared from the stage, and the airwaves but their legends, memories, and sometimes even their sound, live on in their children or in younger generations who follow their footsteps.

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La señora Alma Garza, legendaria promotora y difusora de la música texana, se recordará siempre con cariño en Radio Bilingüe, donde hizo uso del micrófono por décadas. Foto: Radio Bilingüe.

Feature Report: Posthumous Homage to Two Great Voices of Tejano Conjunto Music

Two outstanding voices of tejano conjunto music were posthumously inducted into the Tejano Conjunto Hall of Fame in San Antonio, Texas, which celebrates those that have left an indelible mark on this tradition. The two inductees posthumously recognized this year were super star singer Emilio Navaira, and Radio Bilingüe’s own Alma Garza, who for thirty years shared the best of border accordion music with public radio listeners nationwide through Radio Bilingüe’s Onda Tejana program. Zaidee Stavely prepared this profile of these two voices that are recorded forever in the history of Tejano Music.

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Raulito Navaira Felipe Perez y Samuel Ramos. en el estudio de Texas Public Radio en San Antonio, Texas,

Feature Report: Maestros of Border Music Inducted into Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame

This year, two veteran maestros were inducted into the Tejano Conjunto Hall of Fame: the legendary accordionist Felipe Pérez of Corpus Christi, and the renowned singer-songwriter Samuel Ramos of the Rio Grande Valley. Zaidee Stavely profiles these new inductees.

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La cantante y acordeonista, Veronique Medrano, en la edición 2018 del Festival de Música de Conjunto Tejano en el Centro Cultural Guadalupe de San Antonio, Texas.

Feature Report: Women Shine at Tejano Conjunto Festival

Although Tejano Conjunto music and its most distinctive instrument, the accordion, have long been dominated by men, many women are changing the face and the sound of this genre. Zaidee Stavely reports on some of the female artists that are making their mark on this popular border music genre.

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Juan Tejeda, cofundador del del Festival de Conjunto Tejano. Foto: Guadalupe cultural Center.

Feature Report: Tejano Conjunto Music Flourishes at San Antonio Festival

For three days, San Antonio, Texas, became the capital of “Tejano Conjunto” music, with performances by some 30 accordion groups. Rubén Tapia prepared this feature report about the history and some of the most outstanding moments of this 37-year-old festival.

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Talkshow: Juan Tejeda and Linda Escobar

This Linea Abierta program offers special coverage from San Antonio from the Tejano Conjunto Festival, where the accordion is king. This program includes conversations with the founder of the festival, Juan Tejeda, and with legend of Tejano songs, Linda Escobar.

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Talkshow: The Hall of Fame and Young Stars

MONDAY, MAY 21 PROGRAM # 8339  12:00 PM PT Tejano Conjunto Concert: Day Three. Hour 1. San Antonio became the world capital of Tejano Conjunto music for one week, culminating the night before with a line-up of some of the best Conjunto performers in the world. This special program includes speeches by accordionist Gilberto Pérez and Radio Bilingüe […]

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Talkshow: Before the Tejano Conjunto Festival

This Linea Abierta program features conversations with the leader of the Tejano Conjunto Festival and with a musician and accordion designer who has impacted the signature sound of famous accordion masters and the phenomenon of the resurgence of the Conjunto button accordion.

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Interviews: Alma Garza’s Induction to Hall of Fame and More

Listen to the ceremony inducting Alma Garza into the Conjunto Tejano Hall of Fame, an interview with an outstanding teacher of conjunto in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, and an interview with young artist Veronique Medrano.

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Interviews Leading Up to the Tejano Conjunto Festival

Listen to segments of the conversation in Spanish with executive director of the festival, Cristina Ballí, and Gilberto Reyes, musician and designer of accordions.

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