SAN ANTONIO, TX -– The Tejano Music Recording Academy (TMRA) donated a Hohner accordion and Ymagen Bajo Sexto to the Southside High School Conjunto Cardenales on Monday (May 10). Conjunto Cardenales is the first high school conjunto group in San Antonio. The program was started by music teacher Anna Bustamente.
In attendance for the presentation were TMRA President Francisco Chapa, two-time Premios Tejano Mundial Male Vocal Performance of the Year winner Jesse Turner, award-winning Austin-based teen vocalist Mia Garcia, Conjunto Cats accordionist Zeke Campos, brothers Tristan and Dylan Ramos, accordionist and bajo sexto (respectively) from Lamesa, Texas, and Siggno Kid.
Also participating were Southside ISD Superintendent Rolando Ramirez, Southside ISD Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Eduction Miguel A Castillo, Southside ISD Board Manager Position 2 Mary Silva, David Gonzalez of ES Ymagen Guitars, Arthur “Tweet” Juarez, donor of the Hohner accordion, and Humberto Lopez of Lopez Broadcasting.
Turner is the lead vocalist and accordionist for Siggno, the chart-topping Tejano band from Santa Rosa, Texas, recognized for their Rockteño sound. Zeke, Tristan, Dylan, and Mia are Tejano Next generation artists. The musical instruments donated were presented to Tejano Music Recording Academy at La Segunda Entrega de los Premios Tejano Mundial 2022 on February 20, 2022.
About Tejano Music Recording Academy
Tejano Music Recording Academy Tejano Music Recording Academy is a 501c (3) non-profit organization founded to preserve the music of the generations that came before and educate the next generations. “Tejano” music is rich in history as it is multi-cultural, multi-lingual, and expands across multiple musical forms. The Tejano Music Recording Academy shall also advocate for the advancement and growth of the Tejano music industry. All aspects of the industry shall be emphasized and recognized from those who create to the listeners of the creations. Recognition will be through the Premios Tejano Mundial held annually. Through education, evolution shall be ensured. Visit: http://www.tejanomusicrecordingacademy.com
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