Latin Notes: Saluté anniversary a bittersweet event

Azeneth Dominguez’s crowning achievement — Saluté’s 25th anniversary — is admittedly bittersweet.

As the bar owner and loyal patrons celebrate at the St. Mary’s Strip landmark this weekend with Flaco JimenezMax Baca, the West Side Horns, Joe Jama and Los Dudes, it’s with a sinking feeling that things didn’t play out quite the way they’d hoped.

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Tejano Conjunto Festival mixes old, new

As the Guadalupe Cultural Art Center‘s Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio celebrates its 31st incarnation, it does so by balancing the ways of the old guard with those who are searching for new directions.

Festival co-founder and organizer Juan Tejeda wouldn’t have it any other way…

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Annual festival to salute Conjunto Heritage Taller

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Musician, music educator and conjunto festival promoter Juan Tejeda knows first-hand the burden and joys of honoring the past and sowing seeds for the future. He’s helping salute Conjunto Heritage Taller as an essential part of San Antonio musical life this weekend.

Conjunto Heritage Taller is where young and old go to learn the accordion and the bajo sexto, the Mexican 12-string acoustic guitar. And every year they throw a fun party.

The nonprofit organization stages its ninth annual Conjunto Heritage Tareada at Maverick Plaza in La Villita on Saturday. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Admission costs $10 (free for children 12 and younger). Call 210-212-8560.

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Puro Conjunto Puro San Antonio


“El Veterano” Conjunto Festival in San Antonio,TX

Los Padrinos – 20 minute Conjunto lesson

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From our performance at Luminarias (A San Antonio Arts Festival)

New Conjunto Podcast Site!

I am really having alot of fun with this podcast thing, I am glad that all 7 of you are enjoying my podcast (actually 6 not counting me).  It is a lot of work because I have to do it in my living room as I am able.  But it is fun nonetheless. You can download or suscribe through Yahoo and iTunes!  Click here for the new site where the Conjunto is Life podcasts will be published:

You can also click on the right hand side of this page where it says “CONJUNTO PODCAST”.

Let me know what you think!