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Tejano Music

According to Wikipedia, the free, on-line encyclopedia, Tejano or Tex-Mex music consists of various forms of folk/popular music originating among the Mexican-descended Tejanos of Central and South Texas. In recent years, artists such as Shelly Lares, Jimmy González of Mazz, Selena Quintanilla Pérez, Emilio Navaira, and Elida Reyna have transformed Tejano music from primarily a local, ethnic form of music to a genre with wide appeal in throughout the world.

Generally, Tex-Mex refers to more the traditional styles such as its most popular sub-genre by far, norteño music. Tejano is usually more modern and is heavily influenced by rock, cumbia, and blues.

Central to the evolution of early Tejano music was the blend of traditional Mexican forms such as the corrido, and Continental European styles introduced by German settlers in the late 19th century. In particular, the German accordion was adopted by Tejano folk musicians at the turn of the 20th century, and it became a popular instrument for amateur musicians in Texas and Northern México. Small bands known as orquestas, featuring amateur musicians, became a staple at community dances. Tejano music is still evolving.







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