Monday, March 17, 2008

Tejano Conjunto Festival, May 6-10

Juan Tejeda, promoter of the best Tex-Mex squeezeboxathon anywhere just announced the May lineup which includes los Hermanos Jimenez, Joel Guzman, Mingo, the Texmaniacs, and all the other stars of the accordion, with a special tribute to El Maestro Tony de la Rosa and the great songbird Lydia Mendoza:

Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center’s 27th Annual

Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio, 2008

Tentative Schedule

Tuesday, May 6/Guadalupe Theatre/Free with Seniors Pass

9:00-11:00am Senior Citizens Conjunto Dance with

Bene Medina y el Conjunto Águila.

Wednesday, May 7/Guadalupe Theatre/$10 per person, or $5 with All Events Pass*

12:00pm Plática and presentation by Dr. Manuel Peña on the History and Social, Cultural and Symbolic Significance of Conjunto Music.

1:30pm Conjunto in Film and Video Retrospective (complete schedule

of films and videos to be screened will be forthcoming).

6:30pm Dr. Manuel Peña reading from his new book, Where The Ox

Does Not Plow/A Mexican American Ballad.

7:15pm Special screening of two conjunto classic documentary films:

“Songs of the Homeland” and “Chulas Fronteras.”

. 10:00pm Special reception with award-winning documentarian and the Producer/Director of “Songs of the Homeland,” Hector Galán.

Conjunto Performance by Santiago Jiménez Jr. y su Conjunto.

Thursday, May 8/Guadalupe Theatre

Workshops on Accordion and Bajo Sexto with Joel Guzmán and Max Baca

(see attached workshop schedule for times and fees).

Thursday, May 8/Rosedale Park/$12 per person*

5:00pm Opening Ceremonies & TCF Poster Contests Awards Presentation

Women in Conjunto Music

5:15pm La Estrellita de San Antonio y su Conjunto

6:00pm El Conjunto Baraja de Oro

6:55pm Dueto Carta Blanca de George y Mague

7:50pm Linda Escobar y su Conjunto

8:35pm “Homenaje a Lydia Mendoza”

featuring performances by Joel Guzmán & Sarah Fox, Eva Ybarra, Santiago Jimenez Jr., Linda Escobar, Rebecca Valadez & Max Baca, Dueto Carta Blanca de George y Mague, El Conjunto Baraja de Oro, Luna Nueva with Tara Linda & Gilbert Reyes, and other special guests.

9:10pm Eva Ybarra y su Conjunto

10:10pm Elida y Avante

Friday, May 9/Guadalupe Theatre

Workshop on Accordion Maintenance, Tuning & Repair with Raúl Moreno.

Workshops on Accordion and Bajo Sexto with Joel Guzmán and Max Baca

(see attached workshop schedule for times and fees).

Friday, May 9/Rosedale Park/$12 per person*

Tribute to Tony De la Rosa: His Style and Legacy

6:00pm Los Tremendos Alacranes

7:00pm Edgar Vásquez y Los Muchachos

8:00pm Boni Mauricio y los Máximos

9:00pm Los D Boyz/Special presentation by Alfredo De la Rosa

10:00pm Cuatro Rosas

11:00pm Bernardo y sus Compadres

Saturday, May 10/Rosedale Park/$15 per person*

Puro Conjunto Pesado: Así se baile en San Anto

11:30pm Presentation by Conjunto Palo Alto, student ensemble

from the Palo Alto College Conjunto Music Program, and

students from the Conjunto Heritage Taller and the

Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center.

12:40pm Ariel Johnson y la Klika

1:35pm Los Conjunto Kings de Flavio Longoria

2:30pm Lobo IV

3:25pm Conjunto San Antonio (desde España)

4:10pm Rubén De la Cruz y su Conjunto

5:10pm Los TexManiacs de Max Baca

6:10pm Los Aguilares

7:10pm Joel Guzmán y su Conjunto featuring Sarah Fox

8:10pm Mingo Saldívar y sus Tremendos Cuatro Espadas

9:10pm Los Dos Gilbertos

10:10pm Los García Bros.

11:10pm Flaco Jiménez y su Conjunto

* A discounted three-day All Events Pass for Rosedale Park is $25 for Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center members and $30 for non-members. They can be purchased at the Guadalupe by calling 210/271-3151.

Wanna play? Attend a workshop, learn from a pro, and gain some puro pedo knowledge:

Accordion & Bajo Sexto Workshops

Registration Form

Reyes Accordions, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, and Karlitos Way Accordions are proud to present a series of workshops to help you begin or better your accordion & bajo sexto skills.

Introduction: What will be taught for the two day accordion and bajo workshop.

Accordion: Taught by Grammy Award winner, Joel Guzman. These two-day sessions will teach chords & scales, and easy polkas. Play on stage with students/professional musicians on Day 2.

Bajo Sexto: Taught by award-winning bajista, Max Baca. Learn the basics of playing the bajo sexto – tuning, chord structures, progressions and accompanying basic rhythms.

Accordion Maintenance, Tuning & Repair: Taught by acclaimed accordionist, Raul Moreno.

Accordion: $35.00 per session or $50.00 for the day. Guadalupe Theater.

Bajo Sexto: $35.00 per session. Cesar Chavez Building (across from Guadalupe Theater).

Accordion Maintenance, Tuning & Repair: $35.00 for session. Guadalupe Theater.


Thursday, May 8, 2008




10:00 a.m.

Introduction to Conjunto.

10:30 a.m.

Class outline / Teacher Introductions.

Accordion Session 1

11:00 a.m – 12:30 pm

Beginning Accordion.

Mechanics,scales,chords and learn to play an easy polka.

Accordion Session 2

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Intermediate Accordion.

Learn your favorite tune.

Bajo Sexto


12:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m.

Mechanics: tuning, chords, progresssions & accompaniment.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Tuning & Repair

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Basics of accordion maintenance, tuning & repair.


10:30 a.m.

Introduction to Conjunto.

Accordion Session 1

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 pm.

Intermediate Accordion.

Mechanics,scales,chords and learn to play your favorite tune.

Accordion Session 2

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Beginning Accordion.

Scales, chords & learn an easy polka.

Bajo Sexto Session

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Mechanics: tuning, chords, progressions & accompaniment.

Bajo & Accordion Jam

2:30 p.m. -4:00 p.m.

Test your skills on stage.

Accordionists will be accompanied by bajo students & professional bajista.







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