Accordion Dreams

Puro Chicano Art and Conjunto Music Links

Here are some links that you might want to pass along or share with others!

  • Gallista Gallery 
    Chicano Art Gallery studio of Joe L. Lopez here in San Antonio Tx.
  • San Antonio Murals The San Anto Cultural Arts Center has tried to restore and maintain the tradition of painting murals in our local community.
  • Say Sí
    SAY Sí, in San Antonio, is a year round, long-term, non-profit multidisciplinary arts program that provides students opportunities to develop artistic and social skills in preparation for higher educational advancement and professional careers. SAY Sí’s MAS [Media Arts Studio], is a creative multi-media environment where students can develop their artistic voices through the use of innovative and empowering communications and media technology.
  • Los Angeles: Painted City 
    Murals in Los Angeles CA
  • ChicanoArt.org 
    An Educational Forum Furthering the Conversation Regarding Mesoamerican Roots and Contemporary Chicano Aesthetic Vision
  • Corridos Sin Fronteras 
    Learn about Corridos from the Smithsonian. Tambien en español.
  • Accordion Dreams from PBS 
    Everything you wanted to know about Conjunto music can be found on this website – based on a documentary by Hector Galan. Also, here is a good article by foremost Conjunto expert Manuel Peña.
  • Soul to Squeeze 
    About the accordion and Conjunto music
  • Border Cultures: Conjunto Music 
    The music of the Mexico/United States border region is one of the most vibrant expressions of this unique culture. The links on this page provide starting points for learning about the conjunto musical style, its history, cultural significance, and artistry. From the Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas at Austin.
  • Dueling Accordions 
    How the Texas-bred music made famous by Selena is losing the tug-of-war with Mexico. Austin American-Statesman, 2006
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    Cerca del Mar

    Los Padrinos at Conjunto Express Party House grand opening. Fernando Raya sitting in on bass guitar

    Polka Dawgs

    I recently created a myspace site for the Polka Dawgs Conjunto Club, based here in San Antonio.

    Check it out here!

    Accordion Hero