Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Articles and Stories needed for Tejano Conjunto Festival Program Magazine


(San Antonio, Texas) The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center is looking for written material on conjunto music for possible publication in the program magazine for the 32nd Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio 2013. Literary submissions can include scholarly articles, short stories, poetry, essays, and interviews with conjunto artists, etc., as long as it deals with some aspect of conjunto music. Conjunto is that original American musical ensemble and style of music which was created by the Texas-Mexicans and which utilizes the button accordion and bajo sexto as its principal instruments.

Articles, poems, short stories, etc., of any length, will be accepted for review and possible publication through March 31, 2013. Literature should be e-mailed as an attachment to Juan Tejeda at Tejeda, who is directing this year’s 32nd Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival and editing the magazine content for the festival, will be reviewing the submissions and making the selections to be published.

Tejeda, who created the Tejano Conjunto Festival and directed it for the first seventeen years while serving as the Xicano Music Program Director for the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, said: “We always look forward to receiving submissions for the Tejano Conjunto Festival program magazine. This printed piece is an important educational source on conjunto music, as well as a promotional tool for the festival and the conjunto musicians performing at the festival.”

The 32nd Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio 2013 will take place May 15–16 at the Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe Street and May 17–19 at Rosedale Park, 303 Dartmouth. The festival will feature a Seniors Conjunto Dance; inductions into the Conjunto Music Hall of Fame; workshops on the button accordion and bajo sexto; a “New Directions” concert; and three days and over 36 of the very best bands in conjunto music at Rosedale Park that includes special tributes, plus food and beverage booths, accordion raffle, student recital and more.

For more information, call (210) 271-3151, or visit The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1980 to preserve, promote and develop the arts of the Chicano/Latino/Native American peoples for all ages and backgrounds through public and educational programming in six disciplines: dance, literature, media arts, theater arts, visual arts and music.