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Los Texmaniacs play Marina

Los Texmaniacs play Marina

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in Conjunto
Los Texmaniacs have fun with their conjunto tejano music on audio engineer Joe Treviño's back porch in San Antonio, Texas. Max Baca (right), on the bajo sexto guitar, says conjunto began with its early pioneers "listening to the German oompa music on the radio in the late 1920s. They would imitate, but in doing so they created their own sound." To appeal to the younger generation, the Texmaniacs "put it up in high gear while preserving the natural beauty of the traditional music." Los Texmaniacs...
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Los Texmaniacs perform "Por una mujer casada"

Los Texmaniacs perform "Por una mujer casada"

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in Conjunto
On July 31, Smithsonian Folkways will release GRAMMY-Award winning conjunto group Los Texmaniacs' 'Texas Towns & Tex-Mex Sounds.' The 18-song album features a blend of polka, boleros, ballads, and Western swing, drawing from the rich tradition of Tex-Mex culture. This is their second album with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings following the GRAMMY-winning 'Borders y Bailes' in 2009, and features renowned Western swing singer Ray Benson and fiddle player Jason Roberts from the group Asleep at the...
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Los Texmaniacs - Ahi te dejo en San Antonio

Los Texmaniacs - Ahi te dejo en San Antonio

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in The People of San Antonio, Conjunto
Interviews were conducted at Ruben's Place, an iconic roadhouse just outside of San Antonio, Texas. The owner, Ruben Castro, tells us the history of the place. On July 31, 2012, Smithsonian Folkways released GRAMMY-Award winning conjunto group Los Texmaniacs' 'Texas Towns & Tex-Mex Sounds.' The 18-song album features a blend of polka, boleros, ballads, and Western swing, drawing from the rich tradition of Tex-Mex culture. This is their second album with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings following...
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Mission Trail's Conjunto Express: A Place to Jam

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in Conjunto
This documentary made for the San Antonio Neighborhood Film Project 3.0. by Stephen Villela .
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