TEXANA READS: ‘Raza’ grew up in two cultures, shared a language

TEXANA READS: ‘Raza’ grew up in two cultures, shared a language

By Dr. Manuel Flores, Texana Reads – Caller.com – Photo: Contributed | Texana Reads. “Órale carnal (What’s up brother?)” That greeting was common among many South Texan Mexican American and Tejano men most of the 20th century. It isn’t Spanish or Tex-Mex....
Kanye West Samples San Antonio Band On Latest Album

Kanye West Samples San Antonio Band On Latest Album

Posted By Chris Conde – SACurrent.com – Photo: Facebook | The Royal Jesters. My attitude towards the album changed after it was brought to my attention that Mr. West dipped into a stream from San Antonio’s musical past and sampled a song from none other...
Not Your Grandfather’s Conjunto

Not Your Grandfather’s Conjunto

By Katy Vine – TexasMonthly.com – Photo: Josh Huskin Photo: Cervantes (left) and Del Norte at the Squeezebox in San Antonio, Texas. Rapper Marco Cervantes, who performs as Mexican Stepgrandfather, and Álvaro Del Norte, founder of the accordion-powered punk...