Have you ever been?

I woke up this morning with a song in my mind that I have not remembered in years:

 “Have you ever been to Carrascolendas,

Carrascolendas, Carrascolendas?

If you’ve never been to Carrascolendas,

Come along, come along,

Come along, come along,

To Carrascolendas.”

You ‘member? Campamocha and Agapito?  I started googling the topic and found an interesting article from the Austin Chronicle (2003) and another one with some cool pictures.

Here is a picture of Campamocha, I never noticed the graffiti behind him might have been the subliminal inspiration for the name to our conjunto…

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Tomas Ortiz- Memories of Los Alegres de Teran

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¡Que Vivan Los Alegres de Teran!

Frank Gomez CD release party

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Here is a picture of Los Padrinos with Los Texmaniacs, we were there for the Frank Gomez CD release party at the VFW Post 76.  As some of you may know, Juan and I used to play with Speedy Villanueva (the guy with his eyes closed) in a Tejano band (known as Los Padrez).  It was good to see him and his bandmates: Max Baca, David Farias, and Chente Barrera.  Half of the group in the picture are Hall of Famers, Grammy award winners, and music legends, can you guess which half is not? lol

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Here is a picture with Sam and Rose Rodriguez they are always taking pictures of bands so we decided to take a picture with them for our website.  We thank them for their support of Conjunto music.

 

¡Go Espurs Go!

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Here is a nice blog on why we should love our Spurs! Top Ten Reasons:

Point guard Tony Parker regularly attends the Alma awards.

Point guard Tony Parker is also known as Mr. Eva Longoria.

Taco Cabana banners hang on the same rafters as the 1999, 2003, 2005, and 2007 Championship banners.

Forward Bruce Bowen is married to a Cubana and speaks fluent Spanish.

Once, on a live post game TV interview, Bowen called Celtics guard Ray Allen güey and the censors had no idea what he was talking about.

Guard Manu Ginobli and center Fabrico Oberto are from Argentina.

You will never see so many Raza faces at a major sporting event in the United States this side of a Chivas USA soccer game.

Tim Duncan, arguably the best player in basketball the past decade, is neither power forward nor center. Ni de aqui ni de alla. In between. The embodiment of the Chicano experience.

The Spurs fans sing Volver during the time outs.

And, most importantly, the NBA title now rests safely back in Aztlan.

Doug Sahm's Birthday

Today is Doug Sahm’s birthday. Why is this important? Other than today being the birthday of one of San Antonio’s most revered musical icons, it should be a day to appreciate the rich, “freak unique” and thick cultural heritage we are blessed with here in San Antonio.In honor of the birthday of Doug Sahm and countless musical/cultural San Antonio legends that have passed, go out and experience/support local, original live Conjunto at Lerma’s, attend an art exhibit at Gallista Gallery (and buy some some art!), check out some blues at Santa’s Place on Sunday evenings, listen to KEDA 1540 AM on a daily basis or simply go out and have some beers at Sanchez Ice House with a few friends.Many cities across this great land have lost their soul to over development, sprawl, and gentrification. San Antonio is one of the few cities (the only?) that still has soul. Doug Sahm once said that San Antonio is the funkiest place on earth. It still is. In honor of Doug, Randy, Valerio, Ram, Tacoland, and the P&M, let’s do our part to keep it that way by supporting our vast cultural/community institutions.Waya’ name?!
Su Servidor,
Manuel Diosdado Castillo, Jr.
Executive Director
San Anto Cultural Arts
 

c/s

Doug Sahm’s Birthday

Today is Doug Sahm’s birthday. Why is this important? Other than today being the birthday of one of San Antonio’s most revered musical icons, it should be a day to appreciate the rich, “freak unique” and thick cultural heritage we are blessed with here in San Antonio.In honor of the birthday of Doug Sahm and countless musical/cultural San Antonio legends that have passed, go out and experience/support local, original live Conjunto at Lerma’s, attend an art exhibit at Gallista Gallery (and buy some some art!), check out some blues at Santa’s Place on Sunday evenings, listen to KEDA 1540 AM on a daily basis or simply go out and have some beers at Sanchez Ice House with a few friends.Many cities across this great land have lost their soul to over development, sprawl, and gentrification. San Antonio is one of the few cities (the only?) that still has soul. Doug Sahm once said that San Antonio is the funkiest place on earth. It still is. In honor of Doug, Randy, Valerio, Ram, Tacoland, and the P&M, let’s do our part to keep it that way by supporting our vast cultural/community institutions.Waya’ name?!
Su Servidor,
Manuel Diosdado Castillo, Jr.
Executive Director
San Anto Cultural Arts
 

c/s