NPR – Conjunto Music in Austin


Conjunto music used to be a staple in Austin, Texas. Blending polka and mariachi influences, Conjunto reflects a broad diversity of foreign cultures represented among migrant farm workers. You can hear it in this City Life Snapshot – part of the NPR Cities Project.

Baldomero Frank Alvarez Cuellar, of Rancho Alegre Radio, is working to bring Conjunto music back at the Moose Lodge in Austin, TX

Thanks to Delaney Hall of Austin Music Map at KUT in Austin – a Localore project from the Association of Independents in Radio.

Listen on  http://npr.tumblr.com/post/31412710062/conjunto-music-used-to-be-a-staple-in-austin .

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