'Music Has No Ethnicity'

May 6, 2016

"Music has no ethnicity. Music comes from the heart."

Music brings people together no matter where you are in the world, says 75-year-old Rodolfo Lopez, the director of Conjunto Heritage Taller. When the StoryCorps Mobile Booth was in town earlier this year, the organization's managing director, Yadhira Lozano, asked him about spreading the love of conjunto music far and wide.

"Everywhere you go, people are people," Lopez says. And the music transcends cultural identity. 

Pointing out how the mix of Polish, German, and Mexican sounds created conjunto music, Lopez says it's important to embrace other cultures. "It's all beautiful. It's just a matter of looking through beautiful eyes."

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