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Texas Folklife

Texas Life and Culture

Santiago Jimenez Jr

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  • Posted on Mon Oct 28, 2013
    Yesterday Cristina Balli and I met up with Dust to Digital founder Lance Ledbetter at Carnitas Uruapan in San Antonio's West Side, where legendary accordionist Santiago Jimenez, Jr. plays conjunto each week.  Ledbetter was in the Central Texas area for the Austin Record Convention, where he featured Dust to Digital's extensive catalogue of regional folk and traditional music...
  • Posted on Wed Oct 23, 2013
    Conjunto Music What is Conjunto Style Accordion? The Spanish word conjunto refers not only to a musical style but also to the group of musicians that plays that style. On any weekend, conjunto can be heard from car stereos, juke boxes, bars, dance halls, and community centers across South Texas. Formerly little-known outside the circle of working-class Mexicanos who...
  • Posted on Tue Dec 7, 2010
    Announcing a year of celebrations, a look back at accomplishments, and launch of the next 25 years  Austin, Texas – Celebrating its 25th year presenting and preserving the diverse cultures and living heritage of the Lone Star State, Texas Folklife announces a year of outstanding programs and anniversary festivities. The non-profit organization, founded in 1984, honors the authentic...

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