Monthly Archives: June 2011

Hector Saldaña: KXTN sets Vann music benefit (Tonight , 6-23-2011 ,at Grahams in SA, La Mafia, Shelly, DLG, Palominos)

Thursday, KXTN-FM, the Hispanic American Police Commanders Association and several prominent Tejano musicians come together to remember Vann at a benefit concert at Graham Central Station.

“It’s a goodwill gesture on our part,” said Jonny Ramirez, KXTN morning drive-time personality, about the concert featuring La Mafia, David Lee Garza y Los Musicales, Los Palominos, Shelly Lares and Paula De Anda y La Calma.

Read more via: http://www.mysanantonio.com/entertainment/entertainment_columnists/hector_saldana/article/Hector-Salda-ntilde-a-KXTN-sets-Vann-music-1434159.php

Tejano Roots in Alice struggles to keep museum, music alive » Corpus Christi Caller-Times

ALICE —

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.

Conjunto legend Cha Cha Jimenez dies at 64 | legend, cha, conjunto – TheMonitor.com

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.

Alice Echo News – Alice, TX > Archives > Obituaries > Javier Villanueva

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.

Puro Conjunto Puro San Antonio (via Conjunto music y más)

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Servando Ramos and ‘acordeón con corazón’ | Houston Music | 29-95.com

Here is a very nice article on Servando Ramos and the Texas Outlaws. (I’m just now finding this article , written on June 3, so keep in mind that the event that is mentioned in the article has already passed).

Servando Ramos, despite the accordion and cowboy hat, doesn’t classify his vibrant sound as Tejano or norteño. When he’s onstage, it’s all about feeling.

“I would say acordeón con corazon. It’s just from my heart,” he says. “I have different flavors inside of me — Tejano, Tex-Mex, conjunto. We all like rock music, too. My dreams is to not separate the Tejanos from the Mexicanos. I would like to bring them together at a dance. Everybody have fun together. That’s what I try to do, without saying it, through my music.”

Read the rest of the article via Servando Ramos and ‘acordeón con corazón’ | Houston Music | 29-95.com.

Texas Gets The Accordion Bug And Never Looks Back : NPR


It’s a well-known story — the one where European conquerors ravaged the New World with disease in the 15th century. That story repeated itself, in a very different way, in the early part of the 20th century in Texas.

Only it wasn’t illness that German and Czech settlers were spreading to unsuspecting Hispanics, Creoles and Cajuns. This time, it was a musical instrument from which they would not recover

Read the rest of the article, which includes photos and audio clips, via Texas Gets The Accordion Bug And Never Looks Back : NPR.