SAN ANTONIA – San Antonio celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Tejano Cojunto festival and attracts more than 10,000 music lovers.

“The first Conjunto festival started in 1982 in the Market Square,” said Christina Bali, executive director of the Guadeloupe Cultural Center.

People across the country and abroad will be attending various events held this week.

“A key part of our culture in South Texas is Conjunto Music,” Bali said.

She said there is a new generation of Conjunto musicians like Hunter Chavez.

Chavez is playing with Conjunct Hall of Fame artist Felipe Perez on Wednesday morning in Rosedale Park during a dance of seniors from the conjunctiva.

“To play today, and especially with Felipe Perez, is really an honor,” Chavez said.

People from all over the country and abroad come to the festival.

Hunter says the reasons for participating are simple.

“To have a good time, enjoy yourself and dance,” he said.


Bali said it is the longest Conjunto music festival in the country.

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