The musical repertoire of the orquesta was initially American big band jazz and well-liked music, with some Mexican/Latino tropical music corresponding to boleros and mambos. This was the beginning of the distinctive sound of the Texas-Mexican, or Tejano, orquesta. During the Fifties and Nineteen Sixties, bands like Little Joe & the Latinaires and Sunny and the Sunglows carried out the popular rhythm and blues and early rock ‘n’ roll of the occasions, and every so often threw in a cumbia, a bolero, or a polka ranchera sung with Spanish lyrics.
There are quite a few Chicano/Latino cultural arts facilities, festivals, and awards applications within the nation, and the Tejano Music Awards and the Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio celebrated their thirty-fourth and thirty-third yr anniversaries, respectively, in 2014. More independent Tejano recording firms and radio applications are producing music and utilizing the Internet and social media to market it. … Read More