Que Pasa has changed formats, BUT there is a new Tejano Station in the RGV, Super Tejano 102.1.
Border Media launches the Rio Grande Valley’s newest station, “Super Tejano — Where Tejano Lives,” replacing Rhythmic Country KPRR-FM on 102.1 and Adult Hits KZSP-FM on 95.3. The station began broadcasting its new Tejano format on August 15 and targets Adults 25-54
Read more via RADIO ONLINE ®.
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Whether the term is Chicano, Mexican-American, conjunto or ranchero, the musical roots are all the same.
Tejano music in South Texas is a cultural experience, and while some believe it is dying, others are working to preserve it.
The Tejano Roots Hall of Fame Museum in Alice is doing just that.
Read more via Tejano Roots in Alice struggles to keep museum, music alive » Corpus Christi Caller-Times.
RIP Cha Cha.
Conjunto legend Abelardo “Cha Cha” Jimenez Sr. died early Wednesday morning after battling liver cancer. He was 64.
Read more via Conjunto legend Cha Cha Jimenez dies at 64 | legend, cha, conjunto – TheMonitor.com.
RIP JV, you will be missed.
Javier Villanueva, “J.V.” and “The Dean of Tejano”, went to be with the Lord June 10, 2011, at the age of 61 surrounded by his family. He was born in Alice, Texas on June 10, 1950 to Antonio and Ernestina Villanueva.
Read more via Alice Echo News – Alice, TX > Archives > Obituaries > Javier Villanueva.
Duran Duran brought the nostalgia last week to a sold-out crowd at Warehouse Live. Then, they hit the studio.
Urbana Recording Studio, to be exact — home of Grammy-winning Tejano group La Mafia.
Read more via Meeting of the supergroups | Houston Music | 29-95.com.
The show, which Canales also produced from Corpus Christi and later Monterrey, Mexico, featured Tejano and norteño artists. For many of those artists, “The Johnny Canales Show” was among their first television appearances. Selena, the late Tejano queen, was one of those up-and-coming artists who got some early exposure on the show.
Clips of Selena’s numerous performances on “The Johnny Canales Show” have been compiled on a DVD titled “Selena: Performances Live,” available now in Walmart stores nationwide.
Read more via Canales releases Selena DVD from his shows – San Antonio Express-News.
Check out this article in Little Joe’s hometown paper on his Grammy win.
by Nekesa Mumbi Moody
Published: February 14, 2011
Temple-based band Little Joe y la Familia took home another gold statuette on Sunday night.
The Recording Academy chose the band’s grassroots album “Recuerdos” (Memories) for best Tejano album. It was la Familia’s fourth Grammy and ninth nomination.
Read more via Grammy gold: Little Joe y la Familia win 4th award; Lady Antebellum night’s big winner – TDTNews.com – Temple Daily Telegram.
(Tejano music lost another pioneer today when news drifted throughout the Southwest that Tony ‘Ham’ Guerrero, founder of the famed Tortilla Band, passed away today (1/29/2011) from complications from pneumonia. He was 66. Our correspondent Ramon Hernandez files this report.)
Read more via Tortilla Factory founder Tony ‘Ham’ Guerrero dead.
By Juan Castillo | Friday, January 28, 2011, 04:48 PM
Some of Tejano music’s most accomplished musicians will pay tribute Sunday (Jan 30, 2011) to Tony “Ham” Guerrero, the trumpeter whose Grammy-nominated Tortilla Factory ushered a groundbreaking fusion of Tejano, Chicano, funk and soul genres in the 1970s.
The 66-year-old Guerrero, who has battled diabetes for years, is recovering from a heart attack he suffered Jan. 10, according to his son, Alfredo Antonio. In a coma for seven days, Guerrero awoke and was able to breathe on his own. Earlier this week, however, doctors put him on a ventilator after he experienced breathing problems, his son said.
Read more via Tribute set for Tony “Ham” Guerrero | Somos Austin.
Posted in Tejano Events, Tejano News
Tagged Agustin Ramirez, Austin Latino Music Association, Chicano, Chicano Music, Ham Guerrero, Latin Music, Mariachi Jalisco, Regional Mexican Music, Tejano Events, Tejano Events in Austin TX, Tejano Music, Tony Guerrero, Tony Ham Guerrero, Tribute for Tony Ham Guerrero
The Selena stamp is part of the Latin Legends series which also includes Carlos Gardel, Carmen Miranda, Tito Puente and Celia Cruz.
Posted in Tejano News
Tagged Carlos Gardel, Carmen Miranda, Celia Cruz, Latin Music, Regional Mexican Music, Selena, Selena Quintanilla Perez, Selena Stamp, Tejano, Tejano Music, Tejano Music News, Tito Puente
Tony “Ham” Guerrero’s story begins in San Angelo, the real cotton fields of Western songs. Its chapters are soundtracked by time-worn vinyl records – treasured artifacts of another age. Illustrated by a half-century stash of photos, posters, clippings, and mementos, Guerrero’s tale embodies Chicano pride told through family and band.
Read more via Urban Tejano: Grammys beckoning, Tortilla Factory reopens for the next generation of business Austin Music – AustinChronicle.com.
Como parte del lanzamiento del CD+DVD titulado El Regreso del Rey que sale bajo el sello Apodaca Records mismo que se grabó durante su pasada actuación del 2 de octubre en el Far West Rodeo, Emilio ofreció ayer una firma de autógrafos a sus más fieles seguidores que no dudaron en acudir a la convocatoria con la única finalidad de poder abrazarlo y tomarse una foto con él.
via Emilio Navaira en Firma de Autografos – TejanoPower.
Posted in Tejano CD Releases, Tejano DVD Releases, Tejano Interviews & Articles, Tejano News
Tagged El Regreso Del Rey, Emilio, Emilio Navaira, Emilio Navaira article, Latin Music, Regional Mexican Music, Tejano CD Release, Tejano CD/DVD Releases, Tejano Music, Tejano Power
Intocable se lanzará al ruedo en solitario, es decir, que su próxima grabación discográfica será independiente.
Read more and view the video via Robarte Un Beso… un sencillo sin disco, ni disquera. – TejanoPower.
Estos son los candidatos en la Categoria Mejor Album Tejano de los premios Grammy, los más importantes de la industria musical estadounidense, anunciados el miércoles por la noche, y que se entregarán el 13 de febrero en Los Angeles.
Read more via Tejanos nominados al Grammy 2011 – TejanoPower.
Posted in Tejano Interviews & Articles, Tejano News
Tagged 2011 Grammys, 2011 Tejano Grammy Nominees, Categoria Mejor Album Tejano, Cookin, Grammy Award, Homenaje A Mi Padre, In The Pocket, Joe Posada, Juan P Moreno, Latin Music, Little Joe y La Familia, Recuerdos, Regional Mexican, Sabes Bien, Sunny Sauceda, Tejano, Tejano Music, Tortilla Factory
Eva Ybarra was once known as the “Shirley Temple of the Accordion” — a child prodigy who taught herself to play when she was 4.
She has been referred to around conjunto circles as “La Reina” — The Queen — and can still hold her own on the button squeezebox in the male-dominated field.
Read more via “La Reina” jams at fundraiser held for her.