Thursday, February 28, 2013

Texas Folklife's Big Squeeze Auditions (UTPA Edinburg)

If you're free on Saturday afternoon and dig conjunto music, make sure to check out the Valley's young accordionists audition for Texas Folklife's Big Squeeze contest. We are fortunate enough to live in an area that has so many talented accordionists. For those that are not aware, last year's Big Squeeze grand prize winner was Brownsville's Pete Anzaldua. I had the privilege of seeing the young accordion wiz perform in San Benito shortly after his big win in Austin. Anzaldua brought the people to their feet with his rendition of Atotonilco (Tony De La Rosa) and Viva Seguin (Santiago Jimenez Sr.). To those that weren't there that warm, autumn Saturday, here's the video of Anzaldua performing at the Narciso Martinez Conjunto Festival:

Details: Saturday afternoon at 3:00 PM. Event will be held at the UTPA Student Union Theater. For more information, please take a look at their Facebook events page.

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