Conjunto Music Vs. La Onda ChicanaPosted: October 26, 2010
Here is an interesting opinion piece by James Reza comparing Conjunto music and la onda Chicana; those that wanted to be true “Americans” (onda chicana) and those that did not want to assimilate (Conjunto music fans) here is a quote
Hispanics of my musical preference were more Americanized and believed that conjunto music was for Hispanics who still lived and worked in farms. Conjunto music lovers disliked Hispanics who didn’t like their music and thought of them as turncoats. To put it simply, they didn’t want Hispanics to assimilate and embrace American ideals and traditions.
I placed a comment on his blog, his whole point was that there are too many cultures in the US and we just need to be “American”. He seems to forget that being proud of your roots in Mexico or Texas does not make you less American. Just tell that to all those that fought in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Many Tejanos, and Mexican Americans love their country and love Conjunto Music! Read the article here…Dallasblog.com,