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I Love Tejano Music

From: Stories from Deep in the Heart, a project of Texas Folklife
Length: 04:23

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Youth producer and radio DJ Yithzak Ledesma explores his love of Tejano music and interviews a local Tejano DJ. Produced at LBJ High School in Austin, Texas, as a part of Stories from Deep in the Heart, a project of Texas Folklife.

Got_tejano_small Youth producer and radio DJ Yithzak Ledesma explores his love of Tejano music and interviews a local Tejano DJ.  Produced at LBJ High School in Austin, Texas, as a part of Stories from Deep in the Heart, a project of Texas Folklife.

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Youth producer and radio DJ Yithzak Ledesma explores his love of Tejano music and interviews a local Tejano DJ.  Produced at LBJ High School in Austin, Texas, as a part of Stories from Deep in the Heart, a project of Texas Folklife.

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Texan music

This piece by Yithzak Ledesma is really interesting because it explains two different, traditional types of music. People may confuse Tejano (or Texan) music to be the same as Norteño or any other Mexican type, but in reality it is its own different genre. One thing that really got my attention was how Yithzak interviewed Chris about his tradition of being in a Texan band. There are a few differences between both types of music. For example Texan has different instruments than Mexican bands. It also portrays the opinion of a Mexican and a Texan. If you are curious about Texan and Mexican traditional music this is the piece you should listen to.

Additional Credits

Rebecca McInroy, instructor and additional editing
Mike Lee, instructor and additional editing
Laura Guichard, additional editing
KUT FM, production assistance