Library Music Program Pays Tribute to Tejano Musician

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – An important chapter in Tejano music history will be highlighted during this month’s edition of the Platicas Musicales Library Series. The event will pay tribute to musician and bandleader Isidro Lopez on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Ben F. McDonald Public Library, 4044 Greenwood Drive.

Lopez, a saxophone player and singer also known as “El Indio,” became popular in 1956. His music incorporated elements of mariachi, boleros, jazz, and country, which later evolved into the genre known as Tejano.

Local music historian Manuel Ayala will discuss Lopez’s life, music, and legacy. His talk will be followed by live musical performances by Beto Hinojosa, Jose Ramirez, and Chano Cadena. The presentation and performances are free and open to the public.

Reasonable accommodations are provided upon request and in accordance with the Americans for Disabilities Act. For assistance or to request a reasonable accommodation, please call (361) 826-2356 in advance.

For more information, contact Managing Librarian Dorothea Castañón at (361) 826-2356 or at