the border cultures, conjunto music website graphic. a collage of pictures of black and white photos of famous early musicians combined with more color photos of modern conjunto performers. 
The music of the Mexico/United States border region is one of the most vibrant expressions of this unique culture. The links on this page provide starting points for learning about the conjunto musical style, its history, cultural significance, and artistry.

cover of aztlan, a journal of chicano studies
Música fronteriza /
Border Music

by Manuel Peña
From Aztlán: A Journal
of Chicano Studies.
image of conjunto accordion player
"Yo soy de aqui"
by Daniel J. Schaefer
A photo exhibit of Central Texas
conjunto accordion players.
image of lydia mendoza
The Arhoolie record label
exhibit includes photos,
album covers, liner notes,
and sound samples of classic
conjunto recordings.

image Last updated: February 22, 2004.
Created by: Craig Schroer - Electronic Services Librarian
Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas at Austin
Please send comments to: schroer@mail.utexas.edu
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