|Music of the United States|
|History - Education|
|Colonial era - to the Civil War - During the Civil War - Late 19th century - Early 20th century - 40s and 50s - 60s and 70s - 80s to the present|
|Genres: Classical - Folk - Hip hop - Pop - Rock - Christian pop|
|Awards||Grammy Awards, Country Music Awards, Gospel Music Awards|
|Charts||Billboard Music Chart, American Top 40|
|Festivals||Jazz Fest, Lollapalooza, Ozzfest, Monterey Jazz Festival|
|Media||Spin, Rolling Stone, Vibe, Down Beat, Source, MTV, VH1|
|National anthem||"The Star-Spangled Banner" and forty-eight state songs|
|Native American - English: old-time and Western music - African American - Irish and Scottish - Latin: Tejano and Puerto Rican - Cajun and Creole - Hawaii - Other immigrants|
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Tejano music (Spanish-Texan music) is the name given to various forms of folk and popular music originating among the Hispanic populations of Central and Southern Texas. The music of the United States reflects the country's multi-ethnic population through a diverse array of styles The music history of the United States includes many styles of folk, popular and classical music Music education in the United States can be traced through historical documentation to the colonial era The upper-class during the colonial era promoted ensembles who played Serenades Feldparthien and Divertimenti, such as those composed by Mozart and From independence to the start of the Civil War American music underwent many changes The music history of the United States during the Civil War was an important period in the development of American music The latter part of the 19th century saw the increased popularization of African American music and the growth and maturity of folk styles like the Blues. Many musical styles flourished and combined in the 1940s and 1950s most likely because of the influence of Radio had in creating a mass market for music The 1960s and 1970s were a tumultuous period for the United States, with the Cold War, Vietnam War and The 1980s saw New Wave entering the year as the single biggest mainstream market with heavy metal, Punk rock and Hardcore punk, and hip hop American classical music is music written in the United States but in the European classical music tradition See also Americana or Americana (music American folk music, also known as Roots music, is a broad category of music including The United States is the nation of origin of Hip hop, a cultural movement that began in the 1970s in New York City, among primarily African American and American pop is a vague and nebulous term applied generally to whatever form of music is most popular among mainstream American teenage audiences American rock is Rock music from the United States. Rock and roll originated in the United States from the synthesis of Blues, country Contemporary Christian Music (or CCM; also by its religious neutral term " inspirational music " is a genre of Popular music which is The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences The Country Music Association (CMA was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Gospel Music Association (GMA Dove Awards were created in 1969 by the Gospel Music Association to honor the outstanding achievements in Christian music See Billboard (Turkish magazine Billboard is a weekly American Magazine devoted to the Music industry American Top 40 (commonly abbreviated to AT40) is an internationally- syndicated, independent A music festival is a Festival oriented towards Music that is sometimes presented with a theme such as Musical genre, Nationality or locality The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, often known as Jazz Fest, is an annual celebration of the Music and Culture of New Orleans and Lollapalooza is an American music festival featuring Alternative rock, hip hop, and Punk rock bands Dance and Comedy performances Ozzfest is an annual festival tour of the United States (and in some years Europe) featuring performances by many heavy metal and Hard rock Debuting on October 3, 1958, the Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF is one of the longest consecutively running Jazz festivals Spin is a Music Magazine that reports on Music for Life Founded in 1985 by publisher Bob Guccione Jr Rolling Stone is a United States -based Magazine devoted to Music, Politics, and Popular culture that is published Vibe is a Magazine, launched 1993 by founder Quincy Jones and funded by Time Inc Down Beat is an American Magazine devoted to "jazz blues and beyond" to indicate its expansion beyond the jazz realm which it covered exclusively The Source is a United States -based monthly full-color Magazine covering Hip-hop music, Politics, and culture, founded in MTV ( Music Television) is an American Cable television network based in New York City. VH1 (known as VH-1 Video Hits One from 1985 to 1994 and VH1 Music First until 2003) is an American Cable television A national anthem is a generally patriotic musical composition that evokes and eulogizes the history traditions and struggles of its people recognized either by a nation's " The Star-Spangled Banner " is the National anthem of the United States of America Introduction Forty-nine states of the United States (all except New Jersey) have one or more state songs, selected by the state American Indian music is the Musics that are shared by or that distinguish American Indian Tribes and First Nations. The Thirteen Colonies of the original United States were all former English possessions and Anglo culture became a major foundation for American folk and popular Old-time music is a form of North American Folk music, with roots in the Folk musics of many countries including England, Scotland, Western music is a form of Folk music originally composed by and about the people who settled and worked throughout the African American music (also called black music) is an umbrella term given to a range of Music and Musical genres emerging from or influenced by the Irish and Scottish music have long been a major part of American music, at least as far back as the 19th century Latin music has long influenced American popular music Jazz, Rhythm and blues, and even Country music. The Music of Puerto Rico has been influenced by the African, Taíno Indians and the Spanish, and has become very popular across The Music of Louisiana can be divided into three general regions The music of Hawaii includes an array of traditional and popular styles ranging from native Hawaiian folk music to modern rock and hip hop. The vast majority of the inhabitants of the United States are immigrants or descendents of immigrants The Music of Alaska is a broad artistic field incorporating many Cultures History and overview Alaska 's original inhabitants were the Inupiaq Alabama has played a central role in the development of both Blues and Country music, plus Appalachian folk music, Fiddle music gospel Arkansas is a Southern state of the United States. Arkansas's musical heritage includes Country music and various related styles like bluegrass Music is an integral part of Samoan life The most important and essential avenue has always been the voice Arizona 's Musical history has been heavily influenced by Mexican immigrants. In the United States, California is commonly associated with the Film, Music, and Arts industries; there are numerous world-famous Colorado is a state of the United States, and has a notable reputation for music Connecticut is a state of the United States in the New England region Washington DC has been home to many prominent musicians and is particularly known for the musical genres of Hardcore punk, bluegrass, and a local hip hop Delaware is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Florida 's ethnic diversity has led to a myriad of musical styles from Punk rock to salsa and heavy metal being popular in various parts of the state Georgia 's musical output includes Southern rap groups like Outkast and Goodie Mob, as well as a wide variety of rock pop and country artists such as Guam is an unincorporated territory of the United States. Its indigenous people the Chamorros, are of Micronesian descent The music of Hawaii includes an array of traditional and popular styles ranging from native Hawaiian folk music to modern rock and hip hop. The music of Iowa includes such notable Musicians as Slipknot, The Envy Corps, Radio Moscow, Modern Life Is War, Bix Beiderbecke Idaho has produced a number of musicians and bands including pop star Paul Revere and Doug Martsch of Built to Spill. Illinois, which includes Chicago, has a wide Musical heritage The Music of Indiana was strongly influenced by a large number of German and Irish immigrants who arrived in the 1830s For many decades Kansas has had a vibrant country and bluegrass scene The Music of Kentucky is heavily centered on Appalachian folk music and its descendants especially in eastern Kentucky. The Music of Louisiana can be divided into three general regions Massachusetts is a US state in New England. The music of Massachusetts has developed actively since it was first colonized by Britain Maryland is a US state with a musical heritage that dates back to the Native Americans of the region and includes contributions to colonial era music Maine is a state of the United States, located in a region called New England. The music of Michigan is composed of many different types The city of Detroit has been one of the most musically influential and innovative cities for the past 50 years whether The music of Minnesota has played a role in the historical and cultural development of Minnesota. Missouri played a major role in the evolution of Country music, and originated a vibrant style of fiddling characterized by a driving bow The Northern Mariana Islands are an island chain dependency of the United States. Mississippi is best-known as the home of the Blues, which developed among the freed African Americans in the latter half of the 19th century Montana is a state of the United States. It has a long history of folk pioneer and Cowboy songs North Carolina is known particularly for its tradition of Old-time music, and many recordings were made in the early 20th century by folk song collector Bascom Lamar Lunsford The Music of North Dakota has followed general American trends over much of its history beginning with Ragtime and Folk music, moving into Big band Music of Nebraska has included a variety of country jazz blues ragtime rock and alternative rock musicians New Hampshire is a state of the United States, located in the New England region New Mexico is a state of the Southwest United States. Its folk musical heritage includes unique Hispanic and Mexican elements and For most outsiders Nevadan Music is probably most closely associated with lounge singers like Wayne Newton playing in Las Vegas. Some of the most renowned musicians from New Jersey are Hoboken native Frank Sinatra, who was one of the most popular singers of the 20th century and The Four New York is part of the United States, and its largest city New York City, is regarded as one of the major centers for music in the world The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is in Cleveland Ohio. The state is also home to three major symphony orchestras in Cleveland, Akron and Cincinnati While the music of Oklahoma is relatively young Oklahoma having been a state for just over 100 years it has a rich history and many fine and influential musicians The music of Oregon reflects the diverse array of styles present in the Music of the United States, from Native American music to the contemporary genres of The most famous musical innovaters to come out of Pennsylvania are perhaps the Philly sound in 1970s Soul music, Gamble & Huff, The O'Jays, The Music of Puerto Rico has been influenced by the African, Taíno Indians and the Spanish, and has become very popular across Rhode Island is a state of the United States, located in the New England region South Carolina is one of the Southern United States, and has produced a number of renowned performers of rock R&B country, bluegrass and other The United States state of South Dakota has an official State song, " Hail South Dakota! " written by DeeCort Hammitt The story of Tennessee 's contribution to American music is essentially the story of three cities Nashville, Memphis, and Bristol. Texas has long been a center for musical innovation Texans have pioneered musical developments in Tejano music, Punk rock, Mariachi, Country Utah Music has long been influenced culturally by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the " Mormons " although other groups Virginia 's musical contribution to American culture has been diverse and includes Piedmont blues musicians and later Rock and roll bands many centered at such college The music of the Virgin Islands reflects long-standing cultural ties to the island nations to the south as well as to various European colonialists Vermont is a state in the United States. Its best known musical export is probably the long-running Jam band called Phish. The US state of Washington includes several major hotbeds of musical innovation Perhaps the most influential musical output of Wisconsin came from Port Washington, Ozaukee County during the 1920s when Paramount Records released a series West Virginia 's folk heritage is a part of the Appalachian folk music tradition and includes styles of fiddling, ballad singing and other styles that draw on The music of Wyoming includes a number of well-regarded Music festivals as well as a heritage that includes Native American European and African American music Hispanic (hispano hispánico hispânico Hispānus adjective from ''Hispānia'', the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula) is a term that historically Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. In recent years artists such as The Hometown Boys La Mafia, Selena Quintanilla, Emilio Navaira, and Selena's brother A.B. Quintanilla's band, Los Kumbia Kings, have transformed Tejano music from primarily a local, ethnic form of music to a genre with wide appeal in North America, Latin America, Europe, and beyond. La Mafia is a four-time Grammy Award -winning musical group It has its roots in the Northside neighborhood of Houston Texas and has charted a course as a Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (April 16 1971 – March 31 1995 best known as Selena, was an American Singer who has been called "The Queen of Emilio (born Emilio Navaira III, August 23, 1962) is an American Grammy award -winning Singer-songwriter of Mexican heritage Selena y Los Dinos was the band which music legend Selena belonged to until her untimely death in 1995 The Kumbia Kings were a Latin Grammy -winning group from Texas.
In the 1690s Spain settled the area that is now known as Texas. Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. In 1718, San Antonio was established as a midway point to the missions of east Texas.
In 1745, Spain settled the area we now call the Rio Grande Valley, thus was born the Tejano (a Texan of Spanish heritage). The Rio Grande Valley is an area located in the southernmost tip of Texas. Because of the remoteness of Texas at the time and its proximity to Louisiana, Tejano culture was very much tied to the Cajun culture. These similarities are apparent today.
In the 1850s Europeans that came from Germany (first during Spanish time and 1830s), Poland and what is now the Czech Republic migrated to Texas and Mexico, bringing with them their style of music and dance. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. For the game see 1830 (board game. Year 1830 ( MDCCCXXX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display Poland (Polska officially the Republic of Poland The Czech Republic ( ˈt͡ʃɛskaː ˈrɛpuˌblɪka short form in Česko ˈt͡ʃɛskɔ also called Czechia, The United Mexican States ( or commonly Mexico (ˈmɛksɪkoʊ () is a federal constitutional Republic in North America. They brought with them the waltz, polkas and other popular forms of music and dance. The waltz is a ballroom and folk Dance in time, performed primarily in Closed position. The polka is a fast lively Central European Dance and also a genre of dance music familiar throughout Europe and the Americas However it was not until the Mexican Revolution (1910–1917) that forced many of these Europeans to flee Mexico and into South Texas, that their musical influence was to have a major impact on Tejanos. The Mexican Revolution (Revolución Mexicana was a major armed struggle that started with an uprising led by Francisco I
At the turn of the century, Tejanos were mostly involved in ranching and agriculture. The only diversion was the occasional traveling musician who would come to the ranches and farms. Their basic instruments were the flute, guitar, and drum, and they sang songs that were passed down through the generations from songs originally sung in Spain and Mexico. The flute is a Musical instrument of the Woodwind family Unlike other woodwind instruments a flute is a Reedless wind instrument that produces its The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles The drum is a member of the percussion group technically classified as a Membranophone. One of these musicians was Lydia Mendoza, who became one of the first to record Spanish music as part of RCAs expansion of their popular race records of the 1920s. Race records were 78 rpm Gramophone records made by and for African Americans during the early 20th century particularly during the 1920s and 1930s As these traveling musicos traveled into areas where the Germans, Poles and Czechs lived, they began to incorporate the oom-pah sound into their music. Narciso "El Huracan del Valle" Martinez, known as the father of Conjunto music, defined the accordion's role in Conjunto music. The accordion is a portable box-shaped Musical instrument of the hand-held Bellows -driven free-reed aerophone family sometimes referred to as a Squeezebox
Alice, Texas has long been recognized as "The Birthplace of Tejano" dating back to the mid 1940s when Armando Marroquin, Sr. Alice is a city in South Texas in Jim Wells County, Texas, United States. of Alice and partner Paco Bentacourt of San Benito, Texas launched what was to be the first home based recording company to record Tejano artists exclusively. Ideal Records, which was based in Alice, under the direction of Marroquin became the perfect vehicle for Tejano groups and artists to get their music to the public. Marroquin, who also owned and operated a jukebox company, insured that Ideal recordings would be distributed throughout South Texas. The songs recorded, which were contributed by Tejano and Mexican composers, became very popular through jukeboxes placed in restaurants, cantinas or any other establishment that would have them, and the then very scarce Spanish language radio programs.
Central to the evolution of early Tejano music was the blend of traditional forms such as the Corrido and Mariachi, and Continental European styles, such as Polka, introduced by German and Czech settlers in the late 19th century. Corrido is also a type of song in Capoeira music. For the Italian commune see Corrido Italy. MARIACHI, the Mixed Apparatus for Radar Investigation of Cosmic-rays of High Ionization, is an apparatus for the detection of Ultra-high-energy cosmic rays (UHECR The polka is a fast lively Central European Dance and also a genre of dance music familiar throughout Europe and the Americas Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. The Czech Republic ( ˈt͡ʃɛskaː ˈrɛpuˌblɪka short form in Česko ˈt͡ʃɛskɔ also called Czechia, In particular, the accordion was adopted by Tejano folk musicians at the turn of the 20th century, and it became a popular instrument for amateur musicians in Texas and Northern Mexico. The accordion is a portable box-shaped Musical instrument of the hand-held Bellows -driven free-reed aerophone family sometimes referred to as a Squeezebox Small bands known as orquestas, featuring amateur musicians, became a staple at community dances.
Narciso Martínez (1911-1992) gave the accordion playing a new virtuosity in the 1930s, when he adopted the two button row accordion. Narciso Martínez ( October 29, 1911 in Reynosa – 1992 dubbed early on El Huracan del Valle ("The Hurricane of the Valley" began recording The accordion is a portable box-shaped Musical instrument of the hand-held Bellows -driven free-reed aerophone family sometimes referred to as a Squeezebox The 1930s were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression. At the same time, he formed a group with Santiago Almeida, a bajo sexto player. Santiago Almeida (born 1911 Skidmore Texas) was a Texas musician influential in the development of the musical genres of tejano and A bajo sexto ( Spanish: "bass sixth" is a type of 12 string guitar fused with a bass used in Mexican music Their new musical style, known as Conjunto, soon became the popular music of the working class Tejano. Conjunto, taken from Spanish, literally meaning "group" from Latin "coniunctus" Flaco Jimenez (1939-), the son of an accordionist and grandson of a man who had learned the instrument from a German immigrant, carried on Martinez's tradition of accordion virtuosity and became a fixture on the international World Music scene by the 1980s. Flaco Jiménez (born March 11, 1939) is a Tejano music legend from San Antonio Texas.
In the 1950s and 1960s, rock and roll and country music made inroads, and electric guitars and drums were added to conjunto combos. The 1950s Decade refers to the years of 1950 to 1959 inclusive The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 Rock and roll (also known as rock 'n' roll) is a form of Music that evolved in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s with roots in mostly African Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles The drum is a member of the percussion group technically classified as a Membranophone. Also, performers such as Little Joe added both nuances of jazz and R&B, and a Chicano political consciousness. Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States Chicano (feminine Chicana) is a politically-loaded word for a Mexican American (in the sense of native-born Americans of Mexican ancestry as opposed to Mexican
The 1960s and '70s brought a new fusion of cultures and the first La Onda Tejana Broadcasters. Popular Tejano musician and producer Paulino Bernal of the legendary Conjunto Bernal discovered and introduced to the Tejano music scene the norteno band Los Relampagos Del Norte with Ramon Ayala and Cornelio Reyna on his Bego Records. Paulino Bernal (born June 22 1939 is an Accordion player and Christian evangelist. Los Relámpagos del Norte was a norteño band formed in the early 1960's by Cornelio Reyna and Ramon Ayala Ramón Ayala (born) is an Mexican Accordionist and Songwriter. Cornelio Reyna ( September 15, 1940 - January 22, 1997) was a Mexican norteño singer His Tejano infuence on their early recordings popularized this hot new act all the way until their breakup in the mid 1970s. Ramon Ayala still enjoys success on both sides of the border. Cornelio Reyna enjoyed a very successful career as an actor and singer and resurfaced in the Tejano scene with a major hit with his collaboration with Tejano artist La Mafia. He toured constantly until his recent death. In the 1960s and '70s the first La Onda Tejana broadcasting pioneers hit the airwaves including Marcelo Tafoya (first recipient of the Tejano Music Awards "Lifetime Achievement Award), Mary Rodriguez, Rosita Ornelas, and Luis Gonzalez these four were shortly followed by an influx of broadcasters including the famous Davila family of San Antonio. This central Texas support by popular broadcasters helped fuel the flames of La Onda.
In the late 1980s and early '90s, Houston based artist La Mafia, already with over a dozen Tejano Music Awards under their belt, originated a new Tejano style later to become a Tejano standard. La Mafia is a four-time Grammy Award -winning musical group It has its roots in the Northside neighborhood of Houston Texas and has charted a course as a La Mafia combined a pop-style beat to the popular Mexican-style cumbia and achieved success never before seen in the Tejano industry, becoming the first Tejano artist to sell over one million albums with "Estás Tocando Fuego" in 1992. With extensive touring from as early as 1988, they eventually opened the doors for such artists as Selena, Emilio Navaira, Fama, Mazz, La Tropa F, and eventually, Elida y Avante. Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (April 16 1971 – March 31 1995 best known as Selena, was an American Singer who has been called "The Queen of Emilio (born Emilio Navaira III, August 23, 1962) is an American Grammy award -winning Singer-songwriter of Mexican heritage Mazz is a Tejano band originating from south Texas. Biography The group's name was taken from a spelling variation of the Spanish word mas Electronic instruments and synthesizers increasingly dominated the sound, and Tejano music increasingly appealed to bilingual country and rock fans. In the wake of her murder, Selena's music received attention from a mainstream American audience as well. Selena became the first female Tejano music artist to win a Grammy and her album Ven Conmigo became the first Tejano album by a female artist to go gold. Ven Conmigo is the second album release by Tejano singer Selena and y Los Dinos under EMI Latin
Tejano Music is often danced similar to Country Music with various spins and some 2 step fused with the traditional 1 step Mexican dance. See Tejano Music Dance Lessons.comfor more information on the different dance spins. Most often then not if you can dance Country Music you can blend in on a Tejano Music Dance floor. It is danced progressively in a counter clockwise rotation around the dance floor just like Country Music.
Since 1998 Tejano Music has seen a decline of Tejano Music radio stations across the USA due to the huge influx of migrant workers from Mexico. Many big and small radio stations across the USA especially in Texas have converted over to Norteno/Banda music. Now there are only a few terrestrial radio stations left, and airplay for artist is difficult. This has caused Tejano Music Internet Radio to become popular, but at the same time it stifles the growth of new Tejano Music Fans because it is no longer in the main stream public. To name a few Tejano Music stations on the internet: Batanga.com, iTejano.com, BNetradio.com, TexMexFM.com, Amigos Radio.com, Tejano Music FM.com, Tejano FM.com. Whether Tejano Music will keep growing is yet to be seen with the new age of internet, and a few companies promoting internet Tejano Music Communitys like iTejano.com and USATejano.com.
Tejano music was born in Texas. Although it has influences from Mexico and other Latin American countries, the main influences are American. Contemporary classic Tejano artists such as David Lee Garza and Jay Perez exhibit influence from rock,blues, funk and, country. Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. The Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of Music based on the use of the Blue notes It emerged as an accessible form of self-expression Funk is an American musical style that originated in the mid- to late-1960s when African American musicians blended Soul music, Soul Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains.
It is important to understand that Tejano music has various categories of music and bands. Three major categories are Conjunto, Orchestra and Modern. A Conjunto band is comprised of accordion, bajo sexto, bass, and drum. Examples of Conjunto Bands are Esteban "Steve" Jordan, The Hometown Boys and Jaime de Anda y Los Chamacos. Esteban "Steve" Jordan (born February 23 1939) is a Conjunto ( Norteño) and Tejano musician from the United States An Orchestra consists of bass, drum, electric guitar, synthesizer, and a brass section on which it relies heavily for its sound. It can also have an accordion in the band at times. An example of an Orchestra is Ruben Ramos and the Texas Revolution. A Modern Tejano band consists of synthesizers, drums, electric guitar, bass and at times an accordion. It relies heavily on the synthesizer for its sound. Modern bands are La Mafia, Selena and her band Selena Y Los Dinos, Miguel Y Miguel, Shelly Lares, Jay Perez, and Jimmy Gonzalez Y Mazz. Mazz is a Tejano band originating from south Texas. Biography The group's name was taken from a spelling variation of the Spanish word mas Other categories consist of Progressive, Pop and Urban Tejano music. All of these categories are classified as Tejano.
With the keyboard, drum and the bajo sexto, a 12 string bass guitar from Spain, Tejanos now had a sound they could begin to call their own. In the 1940s, Valerio Longoria introduced lyrics to conjunto music, further establishing the Tejano claim to this new sound. Tejano music did retain some of its roots in the old European styles. Polkas and waltzes were still popular, and also popular was the German habit of dancing in a circle around the dance floor. It can also be noted that Country-Western is also danced in the same manner, but only in Texas.
In the 1950s, Isidiro Lopez further revolutionized the Tejano sound by emphasizing less on the traditional Spanish that Valerio used and using the new Tex-Mex instead. This created a newer sound and took us one step closer to the sound we have today. In the 1960s and '70s Little Joe and the Latinairs, later renamed La Familia, The Latin Breed, and others infused the orchestra sound into the Tejano sound, taking their influences from the Pop, R&B and other forms of music. In the late 70s and early 80s, Brownsville natives Joe Lopez, Jimmy Gonzalez y El Grupo Mazz introduced the keyboard sound to Tejano which was influenced by the Disco sound of the era, and during that period,La Mafia became the first Tejano band to put on Rock Style shows for their MTV generation. La Mafia is a four-time Grammy Award -winning musical group It has its roots in the Northside neighborhood of Houston Texas and has charted a course as a
Some of the major artists and bands of the past couple of decades include LA MAFIA, Selena Quintanilla Perez, Roberto Pulido, Laura Canales, David Marez, Xelencia, La Fiebre, La Sombra, Culturas, Elsa Garcia, Gary Hobbs, Fama, Pete Astudillo, Ram Herrera, La Diferenzia, Patsy Torres, Michael Salgado, Intocable, Los Palominos, Jennifer Peña, and several regional local bands. Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (April 16 1971 – March 31 1995 best known as Selena, was an American Singer who has been called "The Queen of La Sombra de Chicago or La Sombra de Tony Guerrero is a Tejano band originally from Chicago IL. Michael Salgado is a popular Tejano artist Discography Albums in order from newest to oldest Vino Especial 1 A Grito Abireto Grammy award winning superstar group Intocable (Untouchable is a Tejano / Norteño musical group from Zapata, Texas that was started Los Palominos are a tejano group from Uvalde Texas. Los Palominos were formed in 1986 by four brothers under the name Los Tremendos Pequeños Jennifer Marcella Peña (born September 17, 1983 in San Antonio Texas) is a three-time Grammy -nominated Latin Pop /
In the last few years or so there has been an increasing Mexican influence on Tejano music resulting in a sound more like Norteno. The Accordion, while a historically popular instrument in Tejano music, has gone from a secondary or specialty instrument to a "must have" instrument. Today, groups like Los Chamacos, Sunny Sauceda, Eddie Gonzalez, and La Tropa F emphasize the accordion.
At the turn of the 21st century, the Tejano influence has declined in part due to decreased promotion, the rise in regional Mexican and other Latin music, the breakup or retirement of established performers, and the emergence of few new performers. The 21st century is the current century of the Christian Era or Common Era in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Most Tejano artists who performed throughout the 1990's during the music's peak who are still performing today have rarely played to the same widestream attention in recent years. Regardless, today's Tejano music, while far more pop-oriented than its Depression-era roots, is still a vital regional musical style in several Tejano communities as well as in other parts of the United States.
The term Tex-Mex is also used in American rock and roll for Tejano-influenced performers such as the Sir Douglas Quintet; Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs; Los Lobos; The Mars Volta; Sunny and the Sunliners; Louie and the Lovers; The Champs with "Tequila"; the Texas Tornados, featuring Flaco Jiménez, Freddy Fender, Augie Meyers, and Doug Sahm;Ceceilia with Viva Texas and Los Lonely Boys. Chicano rock is a rock music performed by Mexican American ( Chicano) groups or music with themes derived Sir Douglas Quintet was a rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s Sam the Sham is the stage name of rock 'n' roll singer Domingo “Sam” Samudio from Dallas Texas. Los Lobos ("The Wolves" are an American Rock band. They are 3-time Grammy Award winners The Mars Volta is the name of a partnership between guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López and singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala founded in 2001 The Champs were a Rock and roll band most famous for their Latin-tinged Instrumental " Tequila. Texas Tornados was a Tejano band and its music was a fusion of rock, country and various Mexican styles Flaco Jiménez (born March 11, 1939) is a Tejano music legend from San Antonio Texas. Freddy Fender ( June 4, 1937 – October 14, 2006) born Baldemar Huerta in San Benito, Texas, USA was August "Augie" Meyers (b 31 May 1940 in San Antonio Texas) is an American musician Douglas Wayne Sahm ( November 6, 1941 – November 18, 1999) was a Musician from Texas. Los Lonely Boys is an American Grammy Award -winning musical rock band from San Angelo Texas.
Texan accordion music has also influenced Basque trikitixa players. The strict classification of Basque music remains a controversial issue complicated in part by the growing diversification of such music but by and large it may be argued that it is made in See also Accordion Trikitixa (pronounced IPA) or eskusoinu ("hand sound" is a two-row Basque Diatonic button accordion
Contemporary Swedish-American composer Sven-David Sandström has incorporated Tejano music stylings in his classical music. Sven-David Sandström (b October 30, 1942, Motala) is a Swedish Composer best known for operatic and choral works as well as a symphony Classical music is a broad term that usually refers to mainstream music produced in or rooted in the traditions of Western liturgical and Secular music
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