Conjunto Music—it marks one of the ways that in a real sense, San Antonio is like nowhere else. And now the Tejano Conjunto Festival is celebrating that individuality. I spoke recently to one of the guys who created it.
"My name is Juan Tejeda. I am a professor of Mexican-American studies at Palo Alto College."
Juan’s an intense, intelligent, look-you-straight-in-the-eye kind of guy. He’s also a squeezebox player, and he and a man named Ben King created the first Tejano Conjunto Festival 35 years ago at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center.