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PACHANGA LATINO MUSIC FESTIVAL AND CITY OF AUSTIN ANNOUNCE TEX-MEX TARDEADAS IN PLAZA SALTILLO

November 16, 2010 (Austin, TX)‹The Pachanga Latino Music Festival, a Latin-themed music, cultural arts and food festival, in collaboration with the City of Austin present Tex-Mex Tardeadas, a series of conjunto music concerts for the community at the Plaza Saltillo on the east side. This special series highlights a genre of music native to the South Texas region and rich with the lively sounds of the accordion and the traditional 12-string bajo sexto.

First built in 1998 as a gift to Austin by the sister city of Saltillo, Mexico, the Tex-Mex Tardeadas are a genuine and community-friendly way to celebrate the newly renovated Plaza Saltillo. The two-hour, fun-filled family event is FREE to all and features live music from homegrown conjunto bands, dance contests, prizes, food and more! The next Tex-Mex Tardeada will take place on Sunday, November 20, 2011 with a performance by Conjunto Romo ³Los Little Rascals.² Austin legend and premier conjunto accordionist, Johnny Delgollado ³El Montopolis Kid,² performs on Sunday, November 27, 2011.  For more information, please visit http://www.pachangafest.com/.

WHAT:             Pachanga Latino Music Festival Tex-Mex Tardeadas

WHO:               November 20, 2011

Conjunto Romo ³Los Little Rascals²

November 27, 2011

Johnny Degollado Y Su Conjunto

WHERE:           Plaza Saltillo

412 Comal St.

Austin, Texas

WHEN: November 20, 2011

3:00 p.m. ­ 5:00 p.m.

November 27, 2011

3:00 p.m. ­ 5:00 p.m.

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About Pachanga Fest

Pachanga is a Latin-themed music, cultural arts and food festival dedicated to showcasing the vibrant blend of Latino-created music and art and the impact it has on American culture today. For more information visit www.pachangafest.com, and for up-to-the-minute news follow us on Facebook at Pachanga Latino Music Festival and on Twitter at pachangafest.

The new single from Oscar’s upcoming solo album is now available on iTunes! (via Gringz’s La Mafia Weblog)

The new single from Oscar's upcoming solo album is now available on iTunes! Oscar’s Solo album will be released around the end of this year or early next year. (And no he is not leaving La Mafia) … Read More

via Gringz’s La Mafia Weblog

This Friday (March 4, 2011) at Bea’s

Grammy gold: Little Joe y la Familia win 4th award; Lady Antebellum night’s big winner – TDTNews.com – Temple Daily Telegram

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.

Check out Elida’s new video for her latest single, the title song on her Latin Grammy Award Winning CD.

Conjunto legend – Ruben Vela’s daughter releases new CD (via Conjunto music y más)

Marlissa Vela is especially proud of the title track of her new CD, “Te Tengo de Olividar” (I Have to Forget You).  “I’m very proud of it, because that’s the only song actually that my dad got to hear before he passed away,” she said. “He couldn’t believe I wrote it. He got a little freaked out.” Ruben Vela died March 9, 2010. Read the whole article – Festiva Magazine – TheMonitor.com. … Read More

via Conjunto music y más

The Music Beat: West Side sound revisited – San Antonio Express-News

By HECTOR SALDAÑA – STAFF WRITERPublished: 12:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 19, 2011

What is the West Side sound?

With the death of Royal Jesters co-founder Oscar Lawson earlier this month – and the recent deaths of Esteban “Steve” Jordan, Los Aguilares’ Emilio Aguilar, the Royal Jesters’ Dimas Garza as well as Randy Garibay, Rocky Morales and Doug Sahm – the particulars get fuzzier with each passing year.

Read more via The Music Beat: West Side sound revisited – San Antonio Express-News.