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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Conjunto music"
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Carl Sharp reading poetry & Mestengo performance at the 2007 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Stage

Carl Sharp reading poetry & Mestengo performance at the 2007 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Stage

Date
2007-11-11
Description
Annette Fromm serves as emcee. Sharp reads a cowboy poem. Granado (accordion, vocals), J. Martinez (drums, vocals), Arrazola (bajo sexto, vocals), and Martinez (bass, vocals) perform as Mestengo. Granado explains their fusion of música norteña and Tejano/Tex-Mex; the genre's origins in northern Mexico; the influence of Polish and German musical styles and instrumentation, primarily the polka and the accordion; and technical aspects of the accordion and bajo sexto. The band plays a cumbia, ranchera, bolero, and huapango.
Collection
Friday performances at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 5)

Friday performances at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 5)

Date
1997-05-23
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). Between 6:30 and 7:45, the Florida Folklife Program presented that year's participants in the apprenticeship program.  Tomas Granado performed Mexican Norteno music.
Collection
Los Fronterizos de Matamoros and Grupo Sensacion recording session.

Los Fronterizos de Matamoros and Grupo Sensacion recording session.

Date
1995-04-09
Description
One DAT tape. The recording session took place at the home of Emilo Hernandez (a Chicano band leader), and was set up by Tomas Granado. The first band, Los Fronterizos (The Bordermen), played conjunto music and were comprised of Felix Cortez (bajo sexto), Felix Cortez, Jr. (accordion), Eduardo Cortinas (drums), Eleazar Cortez (drums), and Jesus Cortez Jr. (bass). They were a popular local band. Jesus, Sr., the band leader and accoridonist, worked as a bartender. The other band was Grupo Sensacion, a five-member Tejano/pop band led by Jose Luis Velasquez (singer/keyboard player). His daughter, Julissa Lissette also sang for the band. The Mexican American Music Survey was created to document the musical traditions of Florida's various Mexican-American communities: Apopka, South Dade County, Immokalee, the St. Johns River Basin, and Central Florida. Funded by a grant from the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Community Folklife Program, the survey was conducted between 1994 and 1996 by folklorist Robert Stone. Among the musical traditions were serenatas, conjunto, quinceanara ritual music, ranchera Michoacana, mariachi, norteno, Tejano, and pop music. At the end of the project, a sampler music tape was created by the Florida Folklife Program for distribution to various libraries.
Collection
Mestengo performance at the 2007 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Stage

Mestengo performance at the 2007 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Stage

Date
2007-11-10
Description
Tina Bucuvalas serves as emcee. Granado (accordion, vocals), J. Martinez (drums, vocals), Arrazola (bajo sexto, vocals), and Martinez (bass, vocals) perform as Mestengo. Granado explains musica norteña's origins in Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, and other northern Mexican states; the influence of Germanic musical styles and instrumentation, primarily the polka and the accordion; variations of Mexican folk dance; and the different tunings of his accordions. Arrazola describes the bajo sexto and its difference from the guitar, including tuning and strings. The band performs a polka, a cumbia, a ranchera, and a huapango.
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a_s2034_07_cd07-046Carl Sharp reading poetry & Mestengo performance at the 2007 Florida Folk Festival Folklife StagesoundFolk festivals
Florida Folk Festival
Music -- Performance
Mexican Americans
Norteño (Music)
Accordion music
Conjunto music
Cowboys -- Poetry
Cowboys -- Florida
Florida Crackers
Poetry reading
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a_s1576_77_d97-027Friday performances at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 5)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Conjunto music
Old time music
Guitar music
Norteño music
Arts, Mexican
Mexican Americans
Fiddle music
Songs, Irish
Irish Americans
Folk music Mexico
Mayans
Serbian Americans
African Americans
Drum performance
Calypso music
Bluegrass music
Stringband music
Musicians
Singers
Fiddlers
Bluegrass musicians
Apprentices
Bands (Music)
Drummers (Musicians)
Priests
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a_s2029_01_tape08Los Fronterizos de Matamoros and Grupo Sensacion recording session.SoundSingers
Musicians
Accordionists
Fieldwork
Music performance
Latinos
Music Latin America
Arts, Mexican
Ethnicity, Mexico
Mexican Americans
Concerts
Conjunto music
Accordion music
Polka music
Bands (Music)
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a_s2034_07_cd07-038Mestengo performance at the 2007 Florida Folk Festival Folklife StagesoundFolk festivals
Florida Folk Festival
Music -- Performance
Mexican Americans
Norteño (Music)
Accordion music
Conjunto music
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