Puro Chicano Art and Conjunto Music LinksPosted: May 14, 2008
Here are some links that you might want to pass along or share with others!
Chicano Art Gallery studio of Joe L. Lopez here in San Antonio Tx.
SAY Sí, in San Antonio, is a year round, long-term, non-profit multidisciplinary arts program that provides students opportunities to develop artistic and social skills in preparation for higher educational advancement and professional careers. SAY Sí’s MAS [Media Arts Studio], is a creative multi-media environment where students can develop their artistic voices through the use of innovative and empowering communications and media technology.
Murals in Los Angeles CA
An Educational Forum Furthering the Conversation Regarding Mesoamerican Roots and Contemporary Chicano Aesthetic Vision
Learn about Corridos from the Smithsonian. Tambien en español.
Everything you wanted to know about Conjunto music can be found on this website – based on a documentary by Hector Galan. Also, here is a good article by foremost Conjunto expert Manuel Peña.
About the accordion and Conjunto music
The music of the Mexico/United States border region is one of the most vibrant expressions of this unique culture. The links on this page provide starting points for learning about the conjunto musical style, its history, cultural significance, and artistry. From the Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas at Austin.
How the Texas-bred music made famous by Selena is losing the tug-of-war with Mexico. Austin American-Statesman, 2006