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

THURSDAY, MAY 31 PROGRAM # 8349 12:00 PM PT Tejano Conjunto Festival. This program offers special coverage from San Antonio from the Tejano Conjunto Festival, where the accordion is king. The program captures emblematic segments of music from the festival and conversations with outstanding performers. This program includes conversations with the founder of the festival, […]

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Talkshow: Conjunto Hall of Famers.

THURSDAY, MAY 17 PROGRAM # 8331 12:00 PM PT Conjunto Hall of Famers. On the eve of this year’s edition of the traditional Tejano Conjunto Festival three-day concert in San Antonio, cultural leaders are honoring legends of Tex-Mex music by inducting them into the Conjunto Hall of Fame at San Antonio’s historic Guadalupe Theater. This […]

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Talkshow: Before the Tejano Conjunto Festival

THURSDAY, MAY 10 PROGRAM # 8326 12:00 PM PT Tejano Conjunto Festival. Every Spring, for the past 37 years, some of the most popular Conjunto bands gather in San Antonio for a week-long celebration of the accordion-driven musical traditions of the Texas/Mexico border region. In this year’s edition next week, legendary accordionists Eva Ybarra and […]

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Live Coverage of the Tejano Conjunto Concert: Frankie Caballero

This special coverage from San Antonio, hosted by Samuel Rodriguez, features live music by Frankie Caballero and Boyz. The program starts with an interview with the leader of the band, Frankie Caballero, as well as interviews with diverse festival-goers, new and long-time fans.

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Live Coverage of the Tejano Conjunto Festival: Veronique Medrano

This hour of special coverage includes a liverconcert by Veronique Medrano y su Puro Party Band from Rosedale Park, as well as interviews with Joaquín Rivera of Conjunto Prestigio, poster contest winner Ramiro Andrade, and festivalgoers.

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