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us: Tejano music



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    • us: Música tejana
    • us: Tex-Mex music
    • us: Texas-Mexican music
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    • found: Work cat.: Tejano music's adaptation to a Mexican market, 1994.
    • found: Hispanic, Dec., 1994: v. 7, no. 11, p. 36 (Tejano music is derived from Conjunto and still influenced by it)
    • found: Music index, 1991 (Tejano music awards; tejano music)
    • found: San Miguel, Guadalupe. Tejano proud, 2002: ECIP t.p. (Tex-Mex music) galley (Música tejana, or Texas-Mexican music; música tejana comprises all the musical genres, forms, and styles that have existed in the Tejano community since at least the nineteenth century; Tejanos are individuals of Mexican descent who were born and raised in Texas; música tejana comprises several musical ensembles, not simply conjuntos; includes vocal groups of varying sizes and five distinct ensembles conjuntos, progressive conjuntos, orquestas, grupos, and country bands)
    • found: Peña, Manuel H. Música tejana, c1999: p. xi (Texas-Mexican music, or música tejana; not one single music but several musical and musico-literary genres (e.g. corrido, canción, canción- corrido), ensembles (e.g. conjunto, close cousin of música norteña, and the Texas-Mexican orquesta), and their styles; also includes synthesizer-driven ensembles and styles, known since the mid-1980s as "Tejano")
    • found: Merriam-Webster collegiate dict. online WWW site, Aug. 16, 2001 (Tex-Mex: of, relating to, or being the Mexican-American culture; existing or originating in especially southern Texas (e.g. Tex-Mex music))
    • found: Handbook of Texas Online WWW site, Aug. 17, 2001 (Tejano: The term Tejano, derived from the Spanish adjective tejano or (feminine) tejana (and written in Spanish with a lower-case t), denotes a Texan of Mexican descent, thus a Mexican Texan or a Texas Mexican)
    • found: New Grove dict. mus., 2nd ed. WWW site, Aug. 16, 2001 (Tex-Mex (Sp. Tejano conjunto) Popular music genre originally from southern Texas, which has some similarities to the Mexican norteño, but is also influenced by several American musical genres and in particular features elements of polka. The basic duo of accordion and bajo sexto (12-string bass guitar) has grown to include other instruments (drum kit, bass guitar, etc.) but these two instruments still characterize the sound of the ensemble. As the repertory has diversified a sub-genre known as 'Tejano music' (which is more rock and pop orientated) has also emerged)
    • notfound: Guinness encyc. of pop. music, 1992;New Grove dict. of music and musicians, 1980
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    • 2001-08-20: new
    • 2001-09-27: revised
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