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 Raulito Navaira accepts the award for the induction of Emilio Navaira on behalf of their mother, Emilio’s widow Maru, and their children at the Conjunto Music Hall of Fame Reception. Photo by B. Kay Richter 

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Announces the 2018 Conjunto Hall of Fame Honorees and Induction Ceremony

Thursday, May 17, 2018 6:00-10:30pm
Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe St., San Antonio, TX 78207

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center announces the 2018 Inductees into the Conjunto Music Hall of Fame as part of the 37th Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio. The 5-day festival will feature the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Thursday, May 17 at 6:00pm in the historic Guadalupe Theater.

The honorees are:

Alma Garza, Donna, TX and Fresno, CA – host of Radio Bilingüe Latino Public Radio’s top-rated “Onda Tejana” Tex-Mex music program (posthumous)

 

 

 

 

 

Emilio Navaira, San Antonio – a leading voice in Tejano music (posthumous)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Felipe Perez, Corpus Christi – accordionist with a 60+ year career span

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samuel Ramos Sr., San Benito – singer/songwriter with Los Tesoros de Samuel Ramos

 

 

 

The event, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, featured a dinner reception followed by presentations on each of the honorees. Musical performances and tributes by close family and friends including Raulito Navaira, members of Retoño and inductee Felipe Perez were followed by a dance featuring Bene Medina y el Conjunto Aguila, Gilberto Perez y sus Compadres, and a special appearance by Linda Escobar.

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