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Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

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  • Posted on Wed Jan 21, 2009

    Weslaco, Texas native Roel Flores saw his first cotton field – and began picking what he initially thought was cotton candy – at age 6. The first-generation American son of Mexican immigrants was 15 when he became a full-time migrant worker and began playing bajo-sexto with a conjunto band on weekends.

    Roel Flores : A Painter