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Raíz XicanX: A Performance and CD Release

December 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Red Salmon Arts Presents
Raíz XicanX: A Performance and CD Release
Juan & Armando Tejeda are primos hermanos who have been performing their particular duet style of traditional and progressive Tejano Conjunto music with button accordion and bajo sexto for over 30 years. Raíz XicanX, the first recording that they produce together, is a concept CD of 17 love songs to and from la Raza. It includes a diverse repertoire of music, representing the Native American/ XicanX experience in the U.S., that ranges from original indigenous cantos with drum and flute, two original corridos written by Juan’s father, Francisco Mariano Tejeda about his military service in the U.S. Army and World War II, traditional Conjunto instrumentals, full Conjunto covers of popular polcas rancheras, blues, country, rock and jazz, a cumbia Colombiana, an 8 minute version of “La Llorona,” and an Indigenous/Conjunto fusion waltz titled “A Father’s Canto/Zitlalli Aztlan Libre” that Juan wrote for his daughter.
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.


December 14, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Red Salmon Arts