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 comprised by veterans of the genre, children of famous musicians, and promising young artists. Attendees of the Tejano Conjunto Festival came from states around the country and from Mexico to enjoy this beautiful, binational music representing family traditions, identity and cultural resistance. Ruben Tapia presents an overview of its history and the notable aspects of this annual festival, now in its 37th year.
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