Fourth Annual Symposium on Tejano Music and Achievement

La Música del Sur de Tejas/The Music of South Texas

The Friends of Corpus Christi Public Libraries and Humanities Texas invite you to the Fourth Annual Symposium on Tejano Music and Achievement, Sunday, October 11th from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Ben F. McDonald Public Library.

Established in 2012 with seed funding from Humanities Texas, La Música del Sur de Tejas/The Music of South Texas is a photo gallery of Tejano music pioneers. This year’s inductees are Alberto Huerta and Ramiro Sanchez from Falfurrias and Los Unicos, a top 1970s recording group from the Rio Grande Valley.

Alberto Huerta writes a weekly column called “Events of the Past” for the Falfurrias Facts newspaper. His early experience in Tejano music was gained at radio KBLP (now KPSO). He has played guitar for Isidro (Lefty) Lopez and for Mariachi Frontera. Huerta is president of The Falfurrias Heritage Museum.  

Ramiro Sanchez is a composer, accordionist, and guitarist. Sanchez formed Conjunto Del Mar in 1954. He recorded his first song, Viva Mi Suerte with Discos IDEAL. His song, La Mujer que Deje, was recorded by both Juan Salazar and Ramon Ayala. Sanchez has recorded with Paulino Bernal, Tony de la Rosa, Carmen Marroquin and Conjunto IDEAL.