July 27, 2007

MySA.com: Latin Notes Now

It will be a long flight for me from Seoul, but you can still get to the Narcisco Martinez Festival!

MySA.com: Latin Notes Now: "Bernardo y sus Compadres, Eddie 'Lalo' Torres, Los Dos Gilbertos and others are on schedule for the 16th Annual Conjunto Festival set for Sept. 14-16 at the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center in San Benito.
(Lisa Krantz/Staff)
Maria and Bill Segura of Cleveland, OH, dance to the music of Los Dos Gilbertos during San Antonio's Tejano Conjunto Festival at Rosedale Park on May 11, 2006. This is the scene you can expect in San Benito.

The rest of the lineup includes Conjunto Heritage Taller, Amadeo Flores, Oscar Hernandez and TUFF Band and others. The complete schedule, day by day, follows below. The center is located at 225 E. Stenger S. in San Benito, Texas.

"This festival is the only show of its kind, closely related to what Don Narciso originated in the 1930's," said Rogelio Nunez, co-founder and board member of NMCAC. "All these musical groups are loyal to the conjunto tradition. We invite everyone to come learn about this tradition and celebrate with us in an event that connects you to the past."


Narciso Martinez, from San Benito, Texas, is credited as being "the father of Texas Mexican conjunto.

Friday Sept. 14
Eddie "Lalo" Torres
Bernardo y Sus Compadres

Saturday Sept. 15
Conjunto Heritage Taller
Conjunto de Robert Casillas y Ramon Sanchez
Los 2 Gilbertos
Amadeo Flores
Conjunto Aztlan
Oscar Hernandez and TUFF Band

Sunday Sept. 16
Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center Student Recital
Juan Lugo y su Conjunto
Los Hermanos Ayala
Los Angeles del Sur
Los Fantasmas del Valle
Los Layton

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