Tejano Conjunto music is a genre that has gained loyal fans in the towns and communities along the US-Mexico border. Although this music and its most distinctive instrument, the accordion, have long been dominated by men, women are now changing the face and the sound of Tejano Conjunto. This was seen at the recent edition of the Tejano Conjunto Festival, a nearly four decades-long tradition in San Antonio in southern Texas. Zaidee Stavely reports on some of the female artists that are making their mark on this popular border music genre.
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