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CD Release of Raiz XicanX w/ Juan Tejeda and Armando Tejeda

CD Release of Raiz XicanX w/ Juan Tejeda and Armando Tejeda


Saturday Nov. 17, 2018  |  3-6PM  |  FREE & OPEN TO PUBLIC

Juan & Armando Tejeda are excited to announce the upcoming release of their new musical CD titled Raíz XicanX(see attached CD cover and photos), and would like to invite all of their familia and friends to the Raíz XicanXCD Release Party/Tardeada which will take place on Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 3-6pm at the Guadalupe Theater (1301 Guadalupe St., San Antonio, Texas 78207). The Tardeada, which is co-sponsored and presented by the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, is free and open to the community and will feature a live performance of Raíz XicanXby Juan & Armando Tejeda, CD signing and sales,  bocadillos and a few kegs of cold cerveza. Guests can bring their own bottles and set-ups if they like.

Juan & Armando Tejeda are primos hermanos who have been performing their particular duet style of traditional and progressive Tejano Conjunto music with button accordion and bajo sexto for over 30 years. Raíz XicanX, the first recording that they produce together, is a concept CD of 17 love songs to and from la Raza. It includes a diverse repertoire of music, representing the Native American/XicanX experience in the U.S., that ranges from original indigenous cantos with drum and flute, to original corridos, traditional Conjunto instrumentals, full Conjunto covers of popular polcas rancheras, blues, country, rock and jazz, a cumbia Colombiana, an 8 minute version of “La Llorona,” and an Indigenous/Conjunto fusion waltz titled “A Father’s Canto/Zitlalli Aztlan Libre” that Juan wrote for his daughter.

While Juan and Armando recorded all of the button accordion and bajo sexto tracks, as well as all of the vocals and most of the bass parts and some drums and flute, there were various guest musicians that provided their musical talent for this Raíz XicanXCD: Armando Aussenac on drums; Henry Brun on bongos, congas and hand percussion in “Sentencia de Amor,” “El Canoero” and “La Llorona”; George Prado on acoustic bass in “I Couldn’t Sleep Last Night”; Arturo “Sauce” González (keyboards), Al Gómez (trumpet and horn arrangement), Jay Fort (saxophone), Pete Ojeda (bass) and Urban Urbano (drums) on “Forgive Me for Fallin’”; and Isaac Álvarez Cárdenas on native drum in “A Father’s Canto/Maya Quetzalli.”

Raíz XicanXby Juan & Armando Tejeda will be available for purchase at after November 10, 2018, and will be available on iTunes and various streaming services.

This Raíz XicanXby Juan & Armando Tejeda Musical CD Project is supported by the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, Southwest Airlines, and the City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture through a grant from the NALAC Fund for the Arts Grant Program.

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