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  Tejano music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tejano (Spanish for "Texan") or Tex-Mex music is the various forms of folk and popular music originating among the Mexican-descended Tejanos of Central and South Texas.
Central to the evolution of early Tejano music was the blend of traditional Mexican forms such as the corrido, and Continental European styles introduced by German and Czech settlers in the late 19th century.
In particular, the accordion was adopted by Tejano folk musicians at the turn of the 20th century, and it became a popular instrument for amateur musicians in Texas and Northern Mexico.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tejano_music   (1086 words)

 Tejano - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A tejano (Spanish for "Texan"; archaic spelling texano) is a person of Mexican descent born and living in the U.S. state of Texas.
The Anglos and Tejanos alike rebeled against the centralized authority of Mexico City and the draconian measures implemented by the Santa Anna regime.
Tejanos may variously consider themselves to be Hispanic, Chicano, Mexican American, mestizo, or Latino in ethnicity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tejano   (206 words)

 Tejano Downloads - Download Tejano Music - Download Tejano MP3s
Tejano is a modernized, hybrid Latin style strongly rooted in the conjunto and norteño music popular in the region near the U.S./Mexico border, although it isn't quite the same thing.
The early '90s saw the greatest creative fertility and diversity of Tejano music to date, but just as those qualities were beginning to wane, Selena was murdered in 1995, touching off a mass media explosion that brought Tejano to the top of the album charts with her posthumous smash Dreaming of You.
After her music began to catch on, she began learning Spanish formally and by the time of her death, she was fluent in the language.
www.mp3.com /tejano/genre/743/subgenre.html   (2164 words)

 The Roots of Tejano and Conjunto Music
The roots of Tejano and Conjunto music are as widespread and diverse, and run as deep, as the traditions, cultures and people which gave them life.
The main root is the music of Mexico with all its regional and class variations, its extraordinary range of songs and dances, and its social and religious musics ranging from the solo voice to the powerful sound of the bandas from Sinaloa to the highly stylized format of today's mariachis.
Tejano Roots: The Roots of Tejano and Conjunto Music.
www.lib.utexas.edu /benson/border/arhoolie2/raices.html   (2584 words)

 24th Annual Tejano Music Awards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The annual Awards show which recognizes and honors Tejano music artists and musicians for their achievements over the past year, has been changed to Thursday, March 11, 2004 in San Antonio, Texas and will be held at Graham Central Station.
Tejano Music continues to be a Texas tradition and this year's show will carry the momentum as we afterwards begin to immediately plan our 25th Silver Anniversary Awards Show for 2005!" Added Arellano.
TTMA is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote professional excellence; a better understanding and greater appreciation for Tejano music, and provide a public forum for songwriters, performers and musicians in order to recognize their artistic efforts and achievements through the annual Tejano Music Awards and related events.
www.hispanianews.com /archive/2004/01/29/10.htm   (632 words)

 Tejano Music Awards "The Official Internet Tejano Music Authority"
Texas Talent Musicians Association (TTMA) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote professional excellence; a better understanding and greater appreciation for Tejano music; and to provide a public forum for songwriters, performers and musicians in order to recognize their artistic efforts and achievements through the annual Tejano Music Awards and related events.
This music format has been a tradition in the state of Texas and is now transcending regional and cultural boundaries throughout the United States as well as internationally.
For example, the first Tejano Music event, held in 1980, attracted an enthusiastic crowd of 1,300; and now all combined events draw an audience of over 90,000 fans of Tejano music.
www.tejanomusicawards.com   (273 words)

 Tejano Music History
At the turn of the century, Tejanos were mostly involved in ranching and agriculture.
Tejano music did retain some of its roots in the old European styles, Polkas and Waltzes were still popular, also popular was the German habit of dancing in a circle around the dance floor.
Tejano music is fan based and fan driven, it reflects their likes and dislikes.
www.ondanet.com /tejano/tejhistory.html   (770 words)

 Tejano Music Detail @ HillCountryArtists.com (Hill Country Artists)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Music history of the United States (1980s to the present)
Music of immigrant communities in the United States
Music history of the United States during the colonial era
www.hillcountryartists.com /encyclopedia/Tejano_music   (962 words)

 Community Residency 2006: Hidalgo County - Tejano Music Tradition
Tejano music is a homegrown genre of the Rio Grande Valley that has played an important role in shaping Texas-Mexican society.
Tejano music, which emerged on commercial recordings in the 1920s, is characterized by orchestral arrangements.
Imposition of their musical preferences on the music industry accounts in part for the decline of Tejano orchestras in the 1990s and beyond.
www.texasfolklife.org /programs/crp06hidalgo2.htm   (1763 words)

 Welcome to the Tejano Roots Music Hall Of Fame Museum
Tejano music did retain some of its roots in the old European styles.
Tejano music is part of our national heritage and deserves to be preserved for people of all ethnic backgrounds to enjoy for generations to come.
The TEJANO R.O.O.T.S. Hall of Fame Museum, located in Alice, Texas is currently the only museum that dedicates 100% of its’ efforts to honoring and recognizing the legends and pioneers of the Tejano music industry while preserving and displaying the Tejano musical heritage.
tejanorootshalloffame.org /generalinfo.html   (856 words)

 Tejano-Conjunto Music Festival, San Antonio, TX, USA
At the annual Tejano-Conjunto Festival beginning May 8 and running to May 13, the music and the accordion are the voice of cultural expression and Tejano pride.
The word "Tejano" in the festival's name originally meant "Texan." Conjunto, Tejeda paints out, was popular among farm laborers and other rural and small-town blue-collar workers.
Another important element of the Festival is the Conjunto Music Hall of Fame, which annually inducts notables in the field and honors their contributions.
www.2camels.com /destination14.php3   (833 words)

 El Saxofon in Tejano and Norteno Music
There were addressed in the brief narrative tracing the chronology of the saxophone in both norteño and Tejano musical traditions from the 1920s to the present.
The evidence shows that the recorded introduction of the saxophone in Tejano and norteño conjunto music during the 1940s and 1950s was not only eminently popular at the time, but an innovation that continues resonating musically among younger and older generations of Mexicans and other along and across the borderland, with two lasting results.
Whether you call it "progressive conjunto" as do the Tejano Music Awards and Pura Vida Music Awards, or "conjunto orquestal" as does Juan Tejeda; the point is that there is abundant evidence of an increase in this type of musical melding, especially since the beginning of the present postmodern music period.
userwww.sfsu.edu /~josecuel/sax.htm   (6684 words)

 The Music Source
We love music, La Experiencia is a family of musicians that have been playing this kind of Tejano music for many years.
Tejano Style is a 6-piece progressive tejano band from Greeley, CO. Tejano Style's music combines influences from traditional tejano as well as progressive Conjunto, Pop, RandB, and Blues.
Tejano style has opened for several top tejano artists and has won numerous awards at the El Centro Su Teatro Chicano Music Festival, has appeared at the 2004 FanFair and is scheduled to appear again at the 2005 FanFair in San Antonio, TX.
www.tejanomike.com /musicians.htm   (5355 words)

 tejano accordian music - 2nd accordion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
… of regional music is its emphasis on the accordian as the main instrument.
… As the term suggests, Tejano music is primarily a "Texas" phenomenon.
… Selena brought vitality to the tejano music scene in the early 1990s with her … tejano/cojunto sound with its hot accordian and bajo sexto signature.
accordion.fastdask.info /dir14/tejano-accordian-music.html   (481 words)

 Pros saying
The bulk of "The Billboard Guide to Tejano and Regional Mexican Music" is written in encyclopedia format, covering Accordion through Zimmerle, but a meaty section that discusses the development and progression of Tejano Music and Regional Mexican Music to contemporary times is very informative.
Since the resurgence of the accordion to Tejano groups, including a new wave of young Latinos, it is very important for these young musicians to know the history of Tejano -- both the music and the people who began this music.
Already viewed as a noted and respected columnist and music critic; Ramiro Burr has ascended to be the premier historian of the latin music genre with this effort.
www.ramiroburr.com /prosaying.htm   (1663 words)

 Amazon.com: Tejano and Regional Mexican Music: Books: Ramiro Burr   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Ramiro Burr's book on Tejano and reg Mex music is the most fascinating, most comprehensive and most illuminating work in the history of this industry.
It's a fascinating look at Tejano Music by a contemporary writer who is connected to the musicians themselves, their handlers, promoters and to the members of the media who cover the subject on a daily basis.
It's great to see that "Tejano And Regional Mexican Music" is available on Amazon.com and that it can be easily accessed by the thousands of Tejanos all over the world who are hungry for this type of information.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0823076911?v=glance   (1660 words)

 Bay Area Tejanos Bring Tejano music to Northern California
In Northern California where Banda music reigns king in the state's burgeoning Hispanic population, an almost forgotten form of Mexican music is making a comeback, thanks in part to the efforts of a non profit group calling themselves Bay Area Tejanos.
The music is a blend of polka, pop, country, and blues, which dates back to the first Mexican Americans in the Rio Grande region of Southern Texas.
As the music continued to gain converts, it was adopted by Chicanos everywhere.
www.emediawire.com /releases/2005/9/emw289097.htm   (470 words)

 Tejano Music Club of California
Tejano Music Club of California is a nonprofit public benefit corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person.
To appreciate and promote awareness of the traditional and the new trends of Tejano Music to all generations in California.
Purpose: To promote awareness of the different trends in music through the Midwestern United States and also to educate those with an interest of the Traditional Texas Music and of the many incorporated styles derived from it such as, Tex-Mex, Onda Chicana and Nortena.
www.webspawner.com /users/tmcc   (222 words)

 Arhoolie Records
The music of the Michoacan Hotlands (Tierra Caliente) uses a variety of string instruments, harp, and voices to create a music that is simultaneously earthy and a bit otherworldly.
In the history of popular and vernacular music it is usually hard to pinpoint the genesis of a new genre or style on one particular individual.
The early music of the Hackberry Ramblers was an original and marvelous blend of Cajun and Western Swing, all propelled by the tremendous fiddle playing of Luderin Darbone.
www.arhoolie.com   (3198 words)

 San Antonio Public Library: Latino: Tejano Conjunto Music
This is the the first of a seven-part series in which Burr examines the music, the artists and the annual Tejano Conjunto Festival.
Reyna, José R. "Tejano music as an expression of cultural nationalism," Revista Chicano-Riquena Vol.
Describes the history of Tejano music in South Texas.
www.sat.lib.tx.us /Latino/tejano.htm   (351 words)

 Tejano music lyrics - Song Lyrics and Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
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Tejano Based on traditional Mexican music, Tejano (Spanish for Texas) is distinguished by its upbeat lyrics and easy-to-dance-to rhythms.
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 Tejano Music Lyrics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Tejano music directory provides his song lyrics, audio clips, a discography, photographs and album covers, and fan club contact information.
Tejano music resource provides a discography, audio clips, song lyrics, and photographs of this musician.
Millions of Tejano music CDs, tapes and videos are sold each...
www.wentsongs.com /tejanomusiclyrics.html   (256 words)

 Tejano - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
This is a far-reaching genre encompassing Spanish-influenced folk, pop, jazz, and dance music from various regions of primarily Latin America.
Both mariachi and Tejano styles usually stick to classic folk instruments, but some modern artists infuse their recordings with U.S. pop-production techniques.
The use of Spanish vocals and chants is one of the chief consistencies binding the genre's many musical variations, but another defining theme is the bold focus on rhythm.
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 Tejano Catalog
These releases are mainly in our Tejano Roots series and contain most of the historic figures of Tejano Music.
Third, Arhoolie is now re-issuing (as we previously did on our Folklyric 9000 LP series) many of the historically important 78 records made from the beginning of recording history around 1900 to the end of the 78 era in the mid-1950s celebrating the first 50 years of Tejano music on discs.
We are hard at work re-issuing early recordings of accordion pioneers, orquestas tipicas, orquestas de cuerda (string bands), and early vocal duets that became popular along the border in the 1920s and 30s.
www.arhoolie.com /catalog/tejano.html   (384 words)

Not only from the pages of history, but to the present and perhaps the future of our beautiful music.
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All the data on this Web site was gathered to promote my original songs and music arrangements on the Internet, and to support the Tejano movement worldwide.
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