Tejano Music

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Martin Meraz Garcia

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Chicano Education


Tejano music originated in the southern part of Texas and has spread all over the world. It has produced some of the most famous musicians of our time. Tejano music is also called conjunto music. This music is a cross between blues and country and originated on the farms and ranches of Southern Texas in the early 19th century. This music came about due to the Mexicans, German and Czech immigrants sharing music traditions. This combined polkas with classic Mexican folk music. It was the Mexican Revolution that lasted from 1910-1917 that is responsible for this genre of music and two important standouts of Tejano music are Carlos Santana and Selena Quintnailla.

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